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The 1980 Colchester Borough Council election to the Colchester Borough Council were held in 1980 alongside other local elections across the country.

Summary Results

1980 Colchester Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 9 Decrease 1 50.0 26 35 58.3 15,103 44.7 –5.5
  Labour 8 Increase 1 44.4 14 22 36.7 13,910 41.1 +3.6
  Tiptree Residents 1 Steady 5.6 1 2 3.3 1,026 3.0 –1.2
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,957 8.7 +0.6
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 1.7 827 2.4 New

Ward Results

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Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Fraser 995 46.0 -2.0
Liberal M. Gage 651 30.1 +12.4
Conservative C. Roxby 516 23.9 -10.4
Majority
Turnout 38.2 -35.3
Labour hold Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Goodchild 917 45.0 -1.6
Conservative A. Beevers 839 41.2 -0.1
Liberal William Spyvee 281 13.8 +1.7
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Dedham

Dedham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Jackson 517 68.8
Liberal G. Williams 123 16.4
Labour J. Challinor 112 14.9
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

East Donyland

East Donyland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Sanderson 448 57.3 -0.3
Labour E. Lilley 334 42.7 +0.3
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Bird 1,424 63.1 +9.6
Conservative M. Coyne 834 36.9 -9.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Marks Tey

Marks Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Wheeler 1,337 64.8
Liberal I. Trusler 460 22.3
Labour J. Crawford 266 12.9
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Borges 991 57.3
Labour Tim Oxton 739 42.7
Majority 14.6
Turnout 47.4
Conservative hold Swing

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Russell 1,354 68.3
Conservative H. Martin 411 20.7
Liberal J. Loxley 218 11.0
Majority 47.6
Turnout 43.7
Labour hold Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Kent 1,205 53.6
Labour M. Hedge 694 30.9
Liberal M. Fisher 349 15.5
Majority 22.7
Turnout 45.2
Conservative hold Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Woodrow 1,103 58.1
Conservative J. Nicholls 548 28.9
Liberal G. Daldry 246 13.0
Majority 29.2
Turnout 33.1
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrews

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Graves 1,487 70.9
Conservative N. Chapman 432 20.6
Liberal R. Baker 177 8.4
Majority 50.3
Turnout 27.6
Labour hold Swing

St. Annes

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Frank 1,227 58.3
Conservative K. McLean 876 41.7
Majority 16.6
Turnout 45.8
Labour hold Swing

St. Johns

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Smith 980 64.3
Labour R. Crookes 544 35.7
Majority 28.6
Turnout 43.6
Conservative hold Swing

St. Marys

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Brooks 1,451 65.8
Labour P. Cook 453 20.6
Liberal Martin Hunt 300 13.6
Majority 45.2
Turnout 44.0
Conservative hold Swing

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Lowater 834 51.4
Labour K. Taylor 637 39.2
Liberal M. Livermore 152 9.4
Majority 12.2
Turnout 42.8
Conservative hold Swing

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents E. Bird 1,026 51.6
Conservative R. Bearman 720 36.2
Labour C. Kent 244 12.3
Majority 15.4
Turnout 34.7
Tiptree Residents hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. Leader 1,121 66.1
Independent L. Broadhurst 426 25.1
Labour J. Hockenhull 150 8.8
Majority 41.0
Turnout 38.4
Conservative hold Swing

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Davies 1,230 46.0
Conservative D. Wilkinson 1,043 39.0
Independent V. Last 401 15.0
Majority 7.0
Turnout 50.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Colchester Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 February 2020.