United Kingdom local elections, 1989
All 39 non-metropolitan counties, 1 sui generis authority,
all 26 Northern Irish districts and all 8 Welsh counties
Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.
The national projected share of the vote was Labour 42%, Conservative 36%, Liberal Democrats 19%. The Conservatives gained 92 seats, Labour gained 35 seats and the Liberal Democrats lost 175 seats. It was Labour's largest share of the vote in any election in a decade, as the party's popularity continued to improve as a result of the ongoing modernisation process under Neil Kinnock, and that the Conservative government's popularity was starting to fall following the announcement of the poll tax.
Summary of results
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Non-metropolitan county councils
|Isles of Scilly||Details|
|Clwyd||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Dyfed||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Mid Glamorgan||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|South Glamorgan||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|West Glamorgan||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
- Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1989, Volume 1. The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>