1980 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (22 of 66) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Residents Conservative
Seats won 20 1 1
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5 Steady

Barnsley UK local election 1980 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1980 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 1980, with one third of the council up for election. Labour retained control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1980[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 6 1 +5 90.9 59.0 35,123 +14.7
  Residents 1 1 6 -5 4.5 31.6 18,769 +0.8
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 4.5 6.1 3,652 -3.1
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.6 1,545 -3.9
  Tenants and Owner Occupiers' Association 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 284 -0.4
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 123 +0.1

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1][2]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 41 46
Residents 18 13
Conservatives 3 3
Independent Labour 3 3
Liberals 1 1
Total 66 66
Working majority  16   26 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Ardsley (7570)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilson H. 1,286 55.4 +8.8
Residents Parkin A. Ms. 820 35.3 +0.8
Conservative Kitching A. 214 9.2 -9.6
Majority 466 20.1 +8.1
Turnout 2,320 30.6
Labour gain from Residents Swing +4.0
Athersley (7198)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dancer H. 1,488 84.4 +13.0
Residents Sykes E. 274 15.6 -13.0
Majority 1,214 68.8 +26.0
Turnout 1,762 24.5
Labour hold Swing +13.0
Brierley (7234)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Whittaker N. 1,748 83.6 +29.6
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 342 16.4 -5.6
Majority 1,406 67.3 +37.2
Turnout 2,090 28.9
Labour hold Swing +17.6
Central (8206)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Watts J. Ms. 1,603 56.2 +11.6
Residents Jackson M. 1,044 36.6 +0.1
Conservative Oldfield H. 204 7.2 +7.2
Majority 559 19.6 +11.5
Turnout 2,851 34.7
Labour hold Swing +5.7
Cudworth (7496)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rigby R. 1,705 58.9 +7.4
Residents Harriman E. 1,020 35.2 -13.2
Conservative Hudson C. 169 5.8 +5.8
Majority 685 23.7 +20.7
Turnout 2,894 38.6
Labour gain from Residents Swing +10.3
Darfield (7840)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barlow E. 1,742 64.6 +22.2
Residents Bannister J. 956 35.4 +7.0
Majority 786 29.1 +15.2
Turnout 2,698 34.4
Labour hold Swing +7.6
Darton (8764)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stocks R. 1,706 45.6 +16.4
Residents Butterfield N. 1,392 37.2 -4.5
Tenants and Owner Occupiers' Association Hesford K. 284 7.6 -8.4
Conservative England G. 275 7.3 +7.3
Liberal Linstead M. Ms. 86 2.3 -8.1
Majority 314 8.4 -4.0
Turnout 3,743 42.7
Labour gain from Residents Swing +10.4
Dearne South (8835)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Whitehouse S. 2,379 90.3 +31.7
Residents Moore J. 256 9.7 +9.7
Majority 2,123 80.6 +63.5
Turnout 2,635 29.8
Labour hold Swing +11.0
Dearne Thurnscoe (8423)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Young K. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dodworth (7944)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mason G. 1,907 53.7 +4.9
Residents Wray D. 1,191 33.5 -17.7
Liberal Butcher D. 332 9.3 +9.3
Communist Sykes S. 123 3.5 +3.5
Majority 716 20.2 +17.8
Turnout 3,553 44.7
Labour hold Swing +11.3
Hoyland East (7827)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beardshall P. 1,618 60.2 +37.0
Liberal Dyson M. Ms. 643 23.9 -5.6
Residents Thickett J. 427 15.9 +15.9
Majority 975 36.3 +33.4
Turnout 2,688 34.3
Labour hold Swing +21.3
Hoyland West (6891)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wroe C. 1,959 67.3 +12.3
Residents Dickinson R. 950 32.7 -12.3
Majority 1,009 34.6 +24.6
Turnout 2,909 42.2
Labour hold Swing +12.3
Monk Bretton (8726)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheard T. 2,058 70.6 +11.5
Residents Smith J. 675 23.2 -17.7
Conservative Bodoano G. 181 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,383 47.5 +29.3
Turnout 2,914 33.4
Labour hold Swing +14.6
North West (7450)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilde J. 1,814 57.3 +22.6
Residents Beecroft E. Ms. 1,352 42.7 +4.7
Majority 462 14.6 +11.3
Turnout 7,450 42.5
Labour gain from Residents Swing +8.9
Park (5943)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Borrett K. 1,302 73.8 +24.7
Residents Kent J. 218 12.4 -3.8
Liberal Wilby M. Ms. 133 7.5 -11.2
Conservative Kitching P. Ms. 111 6.3 -9.6
Majority 1,084 61.5 +31.1
Turnout 1,764 29.7
Labour hold Swing +14.2
Penistone East (6708)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tue G. Ms. 1,677 54.7 +17.7
Labour Barker T. 1,387 45.3 -0.9
Majority 290 9.5 +0.5
Turnout 3,064 45.7
Conservative hold Swing +9.3
Penistone West (7718)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Clegg B. 2,818 68.2 +26.3
Labour Ashton F. 961 23.3 +1.0
Liberal Bailey A. 351 8.5 +8.5
Majority 1,857 45.0 +32.4
Turnout 4,130 53.5
Residents gain from Labour Swing +12.6
Royston (7813)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ball J. 1,718 57.6 +17.1
Residents Whitehead E. Ms. 1,265 42.4 +25.0
Majority 453 15.2 +13.7
Turnout 2,983 38.2
Labour hold Swing -3.9
South West (7323)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hyman D. 1,486 47.0 +14.8
Residents Kershaw J. Ms. 1,369 43.3 -9.2
Conservative Cousins B. 305 9.7 -5.6
Majority 117 3.7 -16.6
Turnout 3,160 43.2
Labour gain from Residents Swing +12.0
Wombwell North (5404)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Storey A. 1,038 61.8 +15.7
Residents Nield M. Ms. 642 38.2 -15.7
Majority 396 23.6 +15.8
Turnout 1,680 31.1
Labour hold Swing +15.7
Wombwell South (7835)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Goddard J. 1,768 76.3 +34.2
Residents Rushforth J. Ms. 549 23.7 -4.3
Majority 1,219 52.6 +32.4
Turnout 2,317 29.6
Labour hold Swing +19.2
Worsbrough (8201)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hadfield G. 2,450 58.7 +20.8
Residents Ashton A. 1,551 37.1 -15.8
Conservative Jones R. 174 4.2 -4.9
Majority 899 21.5 +6.5
Turnout 4,175 50.9
Labour gain from Residents Swing +18.3

By-elections between 1980 and 1982

Brierley (7234) 25 September 1980 By-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ennis J. 1,265 85.4 +1.8
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 217 14.6 -1.8
Majority 1,048 70.8 +3.5
Turnout 1,482 20.5 -8.4
Labour hold Swing +1.8
Ardsley (7588) 7 May 1981 By-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shirt R. 1,291 48.7 -6.7
Residents Parkin A. Ms. 1,088 41.0 +5.7
Conservative England G. 273 10.3 +1.1
Majority 203 7.7 -12.4
Turnout 2,652 35.0 +4.4
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Dodworth (7981) 10 December 1981 By-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brown D. 1,335 44.6 -9.1
Alliance (SDP) Williamson, J. D. 1,304 43.6 +34.3
Residents Wray D. 269 9.0 -24.5
Conservative Nicholls, C. J. 85 2.8 -0.7
Majority 31 1.0 -19.2
Turnout 2,993 37.5 -7.2
Labour gain from Residents Swing -21.7
Penistone East (6681) 18 February 1982 By-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Hanstock, O. A. 1,078 42.0 +42.0
Conservative Dews, R. 607 23.7 -31.0
Labour Barker T. 879 34.3 -11.0
Majority 471 18.3 +8.8
Turnout 2,564 38.4 -7.3
Alliance gain from Labour Swing +36.5

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 x y "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  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 y z aa ab ac "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.