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1982 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

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1982 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 1980 6 May 1982 (1982-05-06) 1983 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout40.5% (Increase3.7%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
SDP–Lib
Leader David Fletcher Andrew Davies Roy Perkins
Party Conservative Labour Alliance
Leader's seat Thurstaston Bidston Claughton
Last election 12 seats,
46.3%
9 seats,
37.9%
2 seats,
15.4%
Seats before 37 23 6
Seats won 11 8 3
Seats after 35 25 6
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2 Steady
Popular vote 46,981 29,345 29,175
Percentage 44.5% 27.8% 27.6%
Swing Decrease1.8% Decrease10.1% Increase12.2%

Map of results of 1982 election

Leader of the Council before election

David Fletcher
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

David Fletcher
Conservative

The 1982 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

The second third of the council was up for election to new boundaries.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Conservative 35 Decrease2
Labour 25 Increase2
Alliance 6 Steady

[4]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1980.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 1982
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Net % of total % Net %
Conservative 22 11 Decrease2 50.0 44.5 46,981 Decrease1.8
Labour 20 8 Increase2 36.4 27.8 29,345 Decrease10.1
Alliance 22 3 Steady 13.6 27.6 29,175 Increase12.2
Ecology 2 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 135 Steady

[1][2]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Theaker 3,179 57.1 Decrease2.8
Labour P. McCarthy 1,253 22.5 Decrease6.6
Alliance M. Dooher 1,132 20.3 Increase9.2
Majority 1,926 34.6 Increase3.8
Registered electors 11,455
Turnout 48.6 Increase5.0
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase1.9

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Cocker 2,933 75.5 Decrease5.9
Alliance Patricia Williams 506 13.0 Increase8.1
Conservative T. Birkett 444 11.4 Decrease2.3
Majority 2,427 62.5 Decrease5.1
Registered electors 11,422
Turnout 34.0 Increase0.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.6

[2][5]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Craig 2,328 59.4 Decrease7.0
Alliance C. Lloyd 1,081 27.6 Increase7.0
Conservative F. Dawson 507 12.9 Decrease0.1
Majority 1,247 31.8 Decrease13.9
Registered electors 11,780
Turnout 33.2 Increase3.7
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease7.0

[2]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Williams 1,993 40.8 Decrease11.5
Conservative E. Davies 1,826 37.4 Increase1.5
Alliance H. Kelsall 1,066 21.8 Increase10.0
Majority 167 3.4 Decrease13.1
Registered electors 11,606
Turnout 42.1 Increase0.2
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease6.5

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Zowe 3,700 60.7 Increase0.8
Alliance Thomas Harney 1,395 22.9 Increase6.5
Labour M. Benson 996 16.4 Decrease7.3
Majority 2,305 37.8 Increase1.6
Registered electors 13,523
Turnout 45.0 Increase1.4
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase0.8

[2][6]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Roy Perkins 1,865 46.8 Increase9.9
Conservative Ian McKellar 1,073 26.9 Decrease5.7
Labour A. Keating 988 24.8 Decrease3.3
Ecology B. Pemberton 58 1.5 Decrease0.9
Majority 792 19.9 Increase15.6
Registered electors 10,920
Turnout 36.5 Decrease8.9
Alliance gain from (new seat) Swing Increase7.8

[2]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Phillip Gilchrist 3,021 51.8 Increase22.1
Conservative M. Evans 1,662 28.5 Decrease8.9
Labour Geoff Barker 1,145 19.6 Decrease13.3
Majority 1,359 23.3 N/A
Registered electors 12,021
Turnout 48.5 Increase6.0
Alliance gain from (new seat) Swing Increase13.9

[2][7]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alec Dunn 1,755 39.4 Decrease5.1
Conservative Myrra Lea 1,615 36.3 Increase2.9
Alliance Simon Holbrook 1,085 24.4 Increase2.4
Majority 140 3.1 Decrease8.0
Registered electors 11,584
Turnout 38.5 Increase1.2
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease4.0

[2][8]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Wilson 3,928 76.5 Decrease3.0
Alliance D. Horton-Smith 903 17.6 Increase6.2
Labour J. Hall 306 6.0 Decrease3.1
Majority 3,025 58.9 Decrease9.2
Registered electors 12,856
Turnout 40.0 Increase1.9
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease4.6

[2][6]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. Amyes 3,626 63.1 Decrease8.5
Alliance P. Barker 2,118 36.9 Increase20.5
Majority 1,508 26.3 Decrease29.0
Registered electors 12,648
Turnout 45.4 Increase10.3
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease14.5

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Clark 1,939 53.7 Decrease15.1
Conservative E. Sanders 949 26.3 Increase3.0
Alliance B. Thomas 724 20.0 Increase12.0
Majority 990 27.4 Decrease18.1
Registered electors 10,955
Turnout 33.0 Steady
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease9.1

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Morgan 2,355 48.3 Increase2.1
Labour M. Mannin 1,321 27.1 Decrease11.1
Alliance M. Canning 1,198 24.6 Increase9.0
Majority 1,034 21.2 Increase13.3
Registered electors 12,248
Turnout 39.8 Increase5.1
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase6.6

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Young 1,749 44.8 Decrease2.3
Labour P. Taylor 1,168 29.9 Decrease14.8
Alliance J. Richardson 988 25.3 Increase17.2
Majority 581 14.9 Increase12.5
Registered electors 9,389
Turnout 41.6 Increase13.5
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase6.3

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Redhead 2,498 56.1 Increase2.0
Labour I. Jackson 1,003 22.5 Decrease0.8
Alliance F. Storey 950 21.3 Increase1.6
Majority 1,495 33.6 Increase2.8
Registered electors 11,731
Turnout 37.9 Increase5.1
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase1.4

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Gordon Lindsay 2,627 53.7 Increase11.3
Conservative F. Morton 1,471 30.1 Decrease5.2
Labour A. Chape 719 14.7 Decrease7.6
Ecology J. Bell 77 1.6 New
Majority 1,156 23.6 Increase16.6
Registered electors 11,458
Turnout 42.7 Increase1.4
Alliance gain from (new seat) Swing Increase8.3

[2]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. Baker 2,850 48.9 Decrease10.1
Labour V. McGee 1,772 30.4 Decrease10.6
Alliance M. Miller 1,204 20.7 New
Majority 1,078 18.5 Increase0.4
Registered electors 12,701
Turnout 45.9 Increase8.1
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase0.3

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. Lloyd 2,979 65.5 Increase0.6
Alliance A. Colwell 1,570 34.5 Increase13.4
Majority 1,409 31.0 Decrease12.8
Registered electors 11,276
Turnout 40.3 Increase8.5
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease6.4

[2]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Cowderoy 2,192 49.2 Decrease17.8
Alliance P. Revans 1,177 26.4 Increase17.4
Conservative L. Kennedy 1,088 24.4 Increase0.3
Majority 1,015 22.8 Decrease20.1
Registered electors 12,917
Turnout 34.5 Increase4.7
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease10.1

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Fletcher 3,328 67.3 Decrease8.8
Alliance D. Baxter 1,145 23.1 New
Labour Keith Rimmer 474 9.6 Decrease14.3
Majority 2,183 44.1 Decrease8.0
Registered electors 11,957
Turnout 41.4 Increase9.2
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease4.0

[2]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Kellett 2,138 59.8 Decrease6.6
Alliance Peter Hollingworth 747 20.9 Increase12.0
Conservative P. Entwistle 693 19.4 Decrease2.1
Majority 1,391 38.9 Decrease6.0
Registered electors 11,187
Turnout 32.0 Decrease0.8
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease3.0

[2]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Penfold 2,345 44.7 Decrease13.9
Conservative D. Bartlett 1,798 34.3 Decrease7.1
Alliance Eric Copestake 1,106 21.1 New
Majority 547 10.4 Decrease6.8
Registered electors 12,506
Turnout 42.0 Increase3.8
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease3.4

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Moir 3,663 63.1 Decrease2.8
Alliance J. Forbes 1,567 27.0 Increase10.8
Labour C. Bretherton 577 9.9 Decrease8.0
Majority 2,096 36.1 Decrease12.0
Registered electors 12,611
Turnout 46.0 Increase2.8
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease6.0

[2]

Notes

italics denote a sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1982". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 5 and 6)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ The Borough of Wirral (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  4. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Councillor Pat Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ a b "Councillor Tom Harney". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Phil Gilchrist". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Simon Holbrook". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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