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1982 Camden London Borough Council election

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1982 Camden Council election
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All 59 seats to Camden Borough Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 33 seats, 47.8% 26 seats, 45.2%
Seats won 33 26
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 24,768 20,241
Percentage 40.7% 33.3%
Swing Decrease7.1% Decrease11.9%

Map of the results of the 1982 election to Camden London Borough Council. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue.

Council Control before election


Labour

Council Control


Labour

The 1982 Camden Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Camden London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election.

The election, like the election across the country, was marked by the emergence of the SDP–Liberal Alliance. However, despite winning 25% of the vote across Camden, no Alliance councillors were elected. Few seats changed hands overall, with the Conservatives gaining two seats from Labour in Bloomsbury in the south and losing one seat to Labour in West Hampstead and one in Highgate. The Conservatives dominated the north of the seat, winning 19 of the 26 seats in Hampstead parliamentary constituency; Labour dominated the centre, winning 17 of 19 in St Pancras North, and the south, winning 9 of 14 in Holborn and St Pancras South.

As of 2014, it was the last time that the Conservatives have seriously challenged for outright control of the council.

Election result

Camden local election results 1982[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 33 2 2 0 54.2 40.7 24,768 -7.1
  Conservative 26 2 2 0 45.8 33.3 20,241 -11.9
  Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 24.9 15,171 +20.8
  Ecology 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 193 n/a
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 71 n/a
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 217 -2.5

Ward results

Adelaide (3)
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Belsize (3)
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Bloomsbury (3)
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Brunswick (2)
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Camden (2)
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Castlehaven (2)
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Caversham (2)
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Chalk Farm (2)
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Fitzjohns (2)
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Fortune Green (2)
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Frognal (2)
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Gospel Oak (2)
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Grafton (2)
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Hampstead Town (2)
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Highgate (3)
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Holborn (2)
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Kilburn (3)
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King's Cross (2)
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Priory (2)
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Regent's Park (3)
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St John's (2)
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St Pancras (2)
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Somers Town (2)
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South End (2)
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Swiss Cottage (3)
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West End (2)
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References

  • London Borough Council Elections 6 May 1982 (PDF). London: Greater London Council. 1982. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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1982 Camden London Borough Council election
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