1980 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Residents
Last election 17 16 9
Seats won 9 2 3
Seats after 20 13 9
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3 Steady
Popular vote 19,298 13,961 5,073
Percentage 45.8% 33.2% 12.1%

Basildon UK local election 1980 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1980 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1980 Basildon District Council election took place on 1 May 1980 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats of the candidates who finished third in each ward in the all-out election of 1979. The council remained under no overall control.

Overall results

1980 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 3 0 Increase3 45.8 19,298
  Residents 3 0 0 Steady 12.1 5,073
  Conservative 2 0 3 Decrease3 33.2 13,961
  Liberal 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 8.4 3,521
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 241
Total 14 42,094

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents M. White 1,781 44.2%
Conservative R. Marshall 1,677 41.6%
Labour I. Harlow 408 10.1%
Liberal I. Campion-Smith 163 4.0%
Turnout 49.1%
Residents hold

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents H. Wilkins 1,733 55.1%
Conservative F. Tomlin 1,246 39.6%
Labour P. Rackley 168 5.3%
Turnout 47.2%
Residents hold

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents J. Kemp 1,559 45.7%
Conservative F. Janaway 1,295 38.0%
Labour R. Pattle 369 10.8%
Liberal A. Lycett 187 5.5%
Turnout 41.5%
Residents hold

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. O'Brien 2,438 70.6%
Conservative R. Sheridan 580 16.8%
Liberal D. Richardson 249 7.2%
Independent Residents R. Chaplin 185 5.4%
Turnout 37.6%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Harrison 2,077 75.0%
Conservative R. Pennell 507 18.3%
Liberal D. Mavis 130 4.7%
Independent Residents C. Cooper 56 2.0%
Turnout 32.1%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Wilson 1,047 52.8%
Conservative V. York 817 41.2%
Liberal M. Howard 120 6.0%
Turnout 41.4%
Labour gain from Conservative

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Bielby 1,223 51.6%
Conservative R. Read 683 28.8%
Liberal R. Payne 462 19.5%
Turnout 37.2%
Labour hold

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Austin 2,361 74.6%
Conservative G. Dobbs 466 14.7%
Liberal S. Massie 336 10.6%
Turnout 40.3%
Labour hold

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Davey 1,779 53.7%
Conservative H. Tucker 1,259 38.0%
Liberal G. Williams 276 8.3%
Turnout 41.6%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Howe 1,262 57.7%
Conservative F. Laine 749 34.2%
Liberal R. Hawksworth 178 8.1%
Turnout 35.0%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Marks 2,204 70.0%
Conservative A. Dines 655 20.8%
Liberal B. Mavis 291 9.2%
Turnout 36.3%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Witzer 1,863 70.9%
Conservative J. Dolby 529 20.1%
Liberal A. Lutton 236 9.0%
Turnout 35.2%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative L. Yorke 1,923 50.5%
Labour R.Oliver 1,375 36.1%
Liberal M. Samson 512 13.4%
Turnout 47.5%
Conservative hold

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Jones 1,575 58.8%
Labour R. Turpin 724 27.0%
Liberal A. McCartan 381 14.2%
Turnout 34.6%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1980". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.