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The Broxbourne Council election, 1980 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

Composition of expiring seats before election

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1976 Joan Fiddy Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1976 Benjamin Griffiths Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1976 Douglas Breeze Yes
Cheshunt North Conservative 1976 Gerald Game Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1976 Peter Sampson No
Goffs Oak Conservative 1976 Michael Janes Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1976 John Hastings Yes
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 1976 Percy Madsen Yes
Rosedale Labour 1976 Hazel Ross Yes
Rye Park Conservative 1976 Geoffrey Conway Yes
Theobalds Conservative 1976 Malcolm Linscott No
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1976 Terence Askew[a] Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1976 Patricia Young Yes
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1976 Gerald Cookson Yes
  1. ^ Terence Askew stood in Theobalds Ward in 1980.

Election results

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1980
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 0 3 -3 64.28 45.78 9,239
  Labour 4 2 0 +2 28.58 34.00 6,863
  Liberal 1 1 0 +1 7.14 17.27 3,485
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.95 393
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.01 203

Results summary

An election was held in 14 wards on 1 May 1980.

The Conservative Party lost 3 seats at this election. The Labour Party gained 2 seats in Bury Green Ward and Rye Park Ward and the Liberal Party won its first seat at a Broxbourne Borough election by taking Hoddesdon Town Ward.

The new political balance of the council following this election was:

Ward results

Broxbourne Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Fiddy 1,046 57.13
Liberal Rachel Hills 555 30.31
Labour Julian Batsleer 230 12.56
Majority 491
Turnout 1,831 36.50
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Robbins 1,185 57.44
Conservative Benjamin Griffiths 751 36.40
Liberal George Norris 93 4.51
National Front Clive Shepherd 34 1.65
Majority 434
Turnout 2,063 41.05
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Breeze 744 60.84
Labour Patricia Whitthread 347 28.37
Liberal Lesley Dines 132 10.79
Majority 397
Turnout 1,223 33.85
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Game 609 36.98
Labour Deirdre Welsh 555 33.70
Independent Leslie Hill 252 15.30
Liberal Lawrence Talbot 198 12.02
National Front Simon Maddock 33 2.00
Majority 54
Turnout 1,647 36.25
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edna Lazzari 840 49.18
Labour Michael Crane 463 27.11
Liberal Peter Kemp 356 20.84
National Front Frederick Venables 49 2.87
Majority 377
Turnout 1,708 39.70
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Janes 886 73.59
Labour Christopher Purple 184 15.28
Liberal Julian Gould 134 11.13
Majority 702
Turnout 1,204 38.32
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hastings 885 50.66
Liberal Pamela Armfield 530 30.34
Labour Tony Pusey 332 19.00
Majority 355
Turnout 1,747
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gil Bomber 548 40.47
Conservative Percy Madsen 543 40.11
Labour Jill Garrett 263 19.42
Majority 5
Turnout 1,354 30.47
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hazel Ross 393 51.71
Conservative John Swannell 286 37.63
Liberal Kenneth Furse 54 7.11
National Front Ramon Johns 27 3.55
Majority 107
Turnout 760 45.89
Labour hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Farrington 652 42.04
Conservative Geoffrey Conway 557 35.91
Liberal Anthony Fey 312 20.12
National Front Roderick Waller 30 1.93
Majority 95
Turnout 1,551 35.16
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Askew 691 49.08
Labour Joan Carter 578 41.05
Liberal Jeffrey Butler 139 9.87
Majority 113
Turnout 1,408 34.75
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Dolan 609 51.74
Labour Henry Lucas 494 41.97
Liberal Roberta Middlebrook 74 6.29
Majority 115
Turnout 1,177
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Young 760 63.97
Conservative Roy Chaplow 320 26.94
Liberal Thomas Wade 78 6.57
National Front Roger Bailey 30 2.52
Majority 440
Turnout 1,188 29.13
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 1 May 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Cookson 472 35.70
Labour James Emslie 427 32.30
Liberal Barbara Wade 282 21.34
Independent William Smith 141 10.66
Majority 45
Turnout 1,322 39.09
Conservative hold Swing

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