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1982 Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council election

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The 1982 Barking and Dagenham Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background

124 candidates nominated in total. Labour again ran a full slate and was the only party to do so. By contrast the Conservative Party ran only 34 candidates and the SDP-Liberal Alliance 22.

Election result

Labour continued to win a large majority of seats - 37 out of 48. The Conservatives and the Residents Association each held their three seats. The SDP–Liberal Alliance won three seats and two Independents were also elected. Thus the new council included four parties for the first time since its formation in 1964.

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean E. M. Bruce 1,210 52.2 -1.5
Labour Horace J. Howie 1,199
Labour Graham J. Bramley 1,109
Alliance Frederick C. Edgecombe 563 24.3 +9.9
Alliance Terence P. Power 548
Conservative Malcolm A. Maugey 545 23.5 +4.8
Conservative Frederick J. Tisdell 541
Conservative Olive E. Tisdell 482
Turnout 39.5 -2.1
Registered electors 6,535
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alibon

Alibon (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas R. Reynolds 779 52.2 -17.8
Labour Ernest J. White 733
Alliance Edward L. Blake 444 29.8 N/A
Alliance David J. Kingsby 410
Conservative Reginald L. Johnson 268 18.0 -9.1
Conservative William T. Johnson 211
Turnout 32.2 +3.7
Registered electors 4,761
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cambell

Cambell (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph A. Butler 1,365 68.4 +5.0
Labour Sidney G. Cole 1,220
Labour Marjorie A. Creasey 1,179
Conservative Ronald A. Smith 630 31.6 +9.5
Conservative Stella Seaman 604
Conservative Phyllis M. Turner 544
Turnout 31.9 +0.0
Registered electors 7,135
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath

Chadwell Heath (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Raymond Gowland 2,024 80.3 +4.2
Residents Robert J. Jeyes 2,012
Residents William Hibble 1,972
Labour William L. Summers 440 17.5 -4.7
Labour Morris A. Ness 411
Labour Joanne M. Williams 384
Communist Alfred Ott 57 2.3 +0.6
Turnout 38.7 -1.4
Registered electors 6,888
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Eastbrook

Eastbrook (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick G. Tibble 895 40.4 -7.8
Labour Lawrence E. Bunn 845
Labour Alan D. Stevens 815
Conservative Norman C. Houlder 782 35.3 -8.8
Conservative Sydney D. Horrell 767
Conservative Ada E. Horrell 758
Alliance George T. Keegan 539 24.3 +16.6
Alliance Edward A. Bullock 530
Alliance Joan R. Keegan 528
Turnout 33.8 -3.3
Registered electors 7,174
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbury

Eastbury (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maud Ball 832 50.0 -18.5
Labour Michael J. O'Shea 774
Conservative Stanley Bray 441 26.5 N/A
Conservative Richard P. Hall 411
Alliance Sylvia M. L. Jones 392 23.5 -8.0
Alliance Kevin S. Power 353
Turnout 37.9 +2.4
Registered electors 4,884
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fanshawe

Fanshawe (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick C. Jones 1,272 90.8 +18.4
Labour John S. Thomas 1,053
Labour Ernest A. Turner 1,042
Communist Keith Bird 129 9.2 +5.8
Turnout 24.3 -5.9
Registered electors 6,926
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne

Gascoigne (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Alan R. Beadle 1,413 54.0 +43.0
Alliance Ronwen R. Beadle 1,363
Alliance David A. Spender 1,194
Labour Terence M. Bird 926 35.4 +0.7
Labour Brian P. Walker 881
Labour James L. Jones 857
Conservative Maureen E. Hall 259 9.9 -9.0
Conservative Frederick P. Westbrook 238
Conservative Bernadette Long 235
Workers Revolutionary Keith R. Scotcher 20 0.8 N/A
Turnout 42.4 +7.7
Registered electors 6,635
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Goresbrook

Goresbrook (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David A. L. G. Dodd 856 64.2 -2.2
Labour Edith E. Bradley 852
Conservative Frank E. Allen 417 31.3 -2.6
Conservative John C. Dutton 367
National Front Ronald A. Ferrett 60 4.5 N/A
National Front Stephen G. Woodward 57
Turnout 28.2 +2.4
Registered electors 5,099
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath

Heath (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles J. Fairbrass 1,244 59.7 -5.1
Labour John H. Lawrence 1,191
Labour John W. Allam 1,186
Conservative John R. Taylor 781 37.5 +8.1
Conservative Joan E. Preston 778
Conservative William C. Preston 776
Communist Helena Ott 58 2.8 -3.0
Turnout 33.0 +2.6
Registered electors 7,545
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge

Longbridge (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Cook 1,556 53.9 -5.7
Conservative Edward J. Reed 1,530
Conservative John W. Seaman 1,503
Alliance Brian B. Beadle 713 24.7 +16.5
Alliance Angela E. Bush 680
Alliance David C. Smith 645
Labour John Cavanagh 620 21.5 -11.2
Labour Marie A. Cole 588
Labour John E. Luff 571
Turnout 41.5 +3.7
Registered electors 7,304
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Manor

Manor (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert E. Ball 1,106 67.2 +3.4
Labour James A. Mannering 959
Conservative Donald E. Gowler 428 28.3 +1.9
Conservative Leonard Nelson 368
National Front Paul S. Griffiths 69 4.6 N/A
National Front Graham J. Pearce 65
Turnout 33.3 +0.8
Registered electors 4,917
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marks Gate

Marks Gate (1 seat)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Donald I. Pepper 542 64.1 N/A
Labour Alan G. Thomas 303 35.9 -22.8
Turnout 36.5 +4.3
Registered electors 2,329
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Parsloes

Parsloes (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mabel R. Arnold 820 48.3 -12.8
Labour John W. Dias-Broughton 780
Conservative Terence F. Arthur 512 30.1 -2.9
Conservative Frederick C. Maloney 455
Alliance Daniel J. Felton 367 21.6 +9.9
Alliance Christopher A. Vecchi 300
Turnout 34.7 +2.2
Registered electors 5255
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River

River (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John P. Wainwright 741 42.1 -24.9
Independent Patricia A. Twomey 689 39.2 N/A
Independent John C. Howard 636
Labour Inder S. Jamu 569
Conservative Mary F. Hawkins 329 18.7 -10.3
Turnout 33.2 +3.4
Registered electors 5,164
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Thames

Thames (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George H. Shaw 1,273 61.4 -24.7
Labour Royston A. J. Patient 1,171
Alliance Martin F. Taylor 419 20.2 +8.3
Alliance Dennis J. Keenan 417
Conservative Marion S. Nelson 382 18.4 N/A
Conservative Dorothea C. Reed 365
Turnout 43.7 +5.2
Registered electors 4,898
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Triptons

Triptons (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George A. Brooker 1,032 62.5 -3.4
Labour John Davis 963
Labour Leonard A. Collins 921
Alliance John G. Bell 559 33.9 N/A
Alliance Sylvia D. Hayward 498
Alliance Paul F. Hitchings 486
Communist Jean M. E. Burke 60 3.6 -2.0
Turnout 26.0 -1.5
Registered electors 7,184
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence

Valence (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Blackburn 1,215 90.6 +29.8
Labour Matthew Eales 1,164
Labour Joan E. L. Foster 1,100
Communist Danny J. Marshall 126 9.4 +6.7
Turnout 23.6 -7.1
Registered electors 7,186
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village

Village (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Bradley 946 42.2 -6.1
Labour Harry Tindell 918
Labour Ronald J. Whitbread 891
Conservative Terence A. Mallindine 695 31.0 -1.8
Conservative Vera E. Ellis 667
Conservative James L. Harding 657
Independent George W. Monk 540 24.1 N/A
Independent Michael J. Timothy 523
Independent Stanley A. Simmons 521
Communist Daniel Connor 59 2.6 -1.2
Turnout 31.2 -0.8
Registered electors 7,815
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1978 and 1982

Cambell

Cambell by-election, 29 March 1979[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric R. Harris 1,019 48.4 -15.0
Conservative Brian Cook 906 43.0 +20.9
National Front John J. Benjafield 106 5.0 N/A
Liberal Daniel J. Felton 76 3.6 -5.9
Majority 113 5.4 N/A
Turnout 28.7 -3.2
Registered electors 7,354
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Bertie E. Roycraft.

Gascoigne

Gascoigne by-election, 3 May 1979[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James L. Jones 2,258 54.7 -9.3
Conservative Stanley Bray 1,255 30.4 +11.5
Liberal David A. Spender 614 14.9 +3.9
Majority 1,003 24.3 N/A
Turnout 60.6 +35.9
Registered electors 6,865
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Julia H. Engwell.

Triptons

Triptons by-election, 4 December 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan D. Stevens 859 68.3 +2.4
Liberal Edward A. Bullock 234 18.6 N/A
Conservative Sylvia M. L. Jones 120 9.5 -19.0
National Front Ronald A. Ferrett 44 3.5 N/A
Majority 625 49.7 N/A
Turnout 17.4 -10.1
Registered electors 7,244
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. William E. Bellamy.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "London Borough Council Elections 6 May 1982" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 19 May 2018.


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