1993 United Kingdom local elections

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1993 United Kingdom local elections
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
  1992 6 May 1993 (England & Wales)
19 May 1993 (Northern Ireland)
1994  

All 39 non-metropolitan counties, 1 sui generis authority,
all 26 Northern Irish districts and all 8 Welsh counties
 Majority partyMinority partyThird party
  Major PM full (cropped).jpg ASHDOWN Paddy.jpg
Leader John Smith John Major Paddy Ashdown
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since18 July 199227 November 199016 July 1988
Percentage39%31%25%
Councillors9,2137,8024,123
Councillors +/-Increase2.svg111Decrease2.svg486Increase2.svg395

United Kingdom local elections, 1993.svg
Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Local elections were held in the United Kingdom in 1993. [1] [2] The results showed a decline for the governing Conservative Party with the third placed party, the Liberal Democrats, gaining most seats.

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The main opposition Labour Party, now led by John Smith following Neil Kinnock's resignation as party leader, gained 111 seats, bringing their number of councillors to 9,213. Their share of the vote was projected to be 39%, their highest since 1990.

The governing Conservative Party lost 486 seats and were left with 7,802 councillors. Their projected share of the vote was 31%, a 15% decline since the previous local elections in 1992.

The Liberal Democrats gained 395 seats and had 4,123 councillors after the elections. Their projected share of the vote was 25%, an increase in 5% from the 1992 local elections.

Summary of results

England

Non-metropolitan county councils

These were the last elections to the county councils of Avon, Berkshire, Cleveland, Hereford and Worcester, Humberside and Isle of Wight before they were abolished by the Local Government Commission for England (1992).

CouncilPrevious controlResultDetails
Avon No overall control No overall control hold Details
Bedfordshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Berkshire Conservative No overall control gain Details
Buckinghamshire Conservative Conservative hold Details
Cambridgeshire Conservative No overall control gain Details
Cheshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Cleveland Labour Labour hold Details
Cornwall No overall control Liberal Democrats gain Details
Cumbria No overall control No overall control hold Details
Derbyshire Labour Labour hold Details
Devon Conservative No overall control gain Details
Dorset Conservative No overall control gain Details
Durham Labour Labour hold Details
East Sussex Conservative No overall control gain Details
Essex Conservative No overall control gain Details
Gloucestershire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Hampshire Conservative No overall control gain Details
Hereford and Worcester No overall control No overall control hold Details
Hertfordshire Conservative No overall control gain Details
Humberside Labour Labour hold Details
Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats hold Details
Kent Conservative No overall control gain Details
Lancashire Labour Labour hold Details
Leicestershire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Lincolnshire Conservative No overall control gain Details
Norfolk Conservative No overall control gain Details
North Yorkshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Northamptonshire No overall control Labour gain Details
Northumberland Labour Labour hold Details
Nottinghamshire Labour Labour hold Details
Oxfordshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Shropshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Somerset Conservative Liberal Democrats gain Details
Staffordshire Labour Labour hold Details
Suffolk Conservative No overall control gain Details
Surrey Conservative No overall control gain Details
Warwickshire Conservative No overall control gain Details
West Sussex Conservative No overall control gain Details
Wiltshire No overall control No overall control hold Details

‡ New electoral division boundaries

Sui generis

CouncilPrevious controlResultDetails
Isles of Scilly Details

Northern Ireland

CouncilPrevious controlResultDetails
Antrim UUP No overall control Details
Ards No overall control No overall control Details
Armagh UUP No overall control Details
Ballymena DUP No overall control Details
Ballymoney No overall control No overall control Details
Banbridge UUP UUP Details
Belfast No overall control No overall control Details
Carrickfergus No overall control No overall control Details
Castlereagh No overall control No overall control Details
Coleraine No overall control UUP Details
Cookstown No overall control No overall control Details
Craigavon No overall control No overall control Details
Derry No overall control SDLP Details
Down SDLP SDLP Details
Dungannon No overall control No overall control Details
Fermanagh No overall control No overall control Details
Larne No overall control No overall control Details
Limavady No overall control No overall control Details
Lisburn UUP UUP Details
Magherafelt No overall control No overall control Details
Moyle No overall control No overall control Details
Newry and Mourne SDLP SDLP Details
Newtownabbey No overall control No overall control Details
North Down No overall control No overall control Details
Omagh No overall control No overall control Details
Strabane No overall control No overall control Details

Wales

County councils

These were the last elections to the county councils before they were abolished by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994.

CouncilPrevious controlResultDetails
Clwyd Labour Labour hold Details
Dyfed No overall control No overall control hold Details
Gwent Labour Labour hold Details
Gwynedd Independent No overall control gain Details
Mid Glamorgan Labour Labour hold Details
Powys Independent Independent hold Details
South Glamorgan Labour Labour hold Details
West Glamorgan Labour Labour hold Details

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References

  1. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1993 (PDF). Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.