1980 Derby City Council election[1][2]
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14 of the 44 seats in the Derby City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 26 18
Seats won 8 6
Seats after 26 18
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 20,611 16,935
Percentage 51.7% 42.5%

Derby City Council election 1980 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1980 Derby City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1980 Derby City Council election took place on 1 May 1980 to elect members of Derby City Council in England.[3] This was on the same day as other local elections. 14 of the council's 44 seats were up for election. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Overall results

1980 Derby City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 0 Steady 57.1 51.7 20,611
  Conservative 6 0 0 Steady 42.9 42.5 16,935
  Liberal 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.5 2,194
  Ecology 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 57
  United English National 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 40
Total 14 39,837

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. McNab 1,574 64.9%
Conservative K. Hutchinson 852 35.1%
Turnout 25.1%
Labour hold

Allestree

Location of Allestree ward
Location of Allestree ward
Allestree[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Chadwick 2,134 66.8%
Labour S. Davies 575 18.0%
Liberal W. Webley 484 15.2%
Turnout 39.3%
Conservative hold

Alvaston

Location of Alvaston ward
Location of Alvaston ward
Alvaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Sweeting 1,312 64.0%
Conservative J. Lissett 739 36.0%
Turnout 30.8%
Labour hold

Babington

Location of Babington ward
Location of Babington ward
Babington[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Unwin 1,856 71.9%
Conservative J. Keith 725 28.1%
Turnout 27.4%
Labour hold

Blagreaves

Location of Blagreaves ward
Location of Blagreaves ward
Blagreaves[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative F. Murphy 1,481 50.2%
Labour P. McLaverty 1,470 49.8%
Turnout 37.3%
Conservative hold

Boulton

Location of Boulton ward
Location of Boulton ward
Boulton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour I. Slater 2,029 63.7%
Conservative D. Hazelwood 1,157 36.3%
Turnout 39.4%
Labour hold

Breadsall

Location of Breadsall ward
Location of Breadsall ward
Breadsall[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Wawman 1,865 69.5%
Conservative T. Hoogerwerf 777 29.0%
United English National S. Gibson 40 1.5%
Turnout 28.2%
Labour hold

Chaddesden

Location of Chaddesden ward
Location of Chaddesden ward
Chaddesden[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Summers 1,826 57.9%
Conservative G. Andrews 1,329 42.1%
Turnout 35.7%
Labour hold

Chellaston

Location of Chellaston ward
Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Blount 1,513 51.3%
Labour M. Fuller 1,437 48.7%
Turnout 40.4%
Conservative hold

Darley

Location of Darley ward
Location of Darley ward
Darley[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Longdon 2,072 57.7%
Labour D. Parnham 1,168 32.5%
Liberal M. Kennelly 353 9.8%
Turnout 37.7%
Conservative hold

Derwent

Location of Derwent ward
Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Topham 1,495 61.3%
Conservative B. Daniels 482 19.8%
Liberal S. Connolly 463 19.0%
Turnout 30.7%
Labour hold

Kingsway

Location of Kingsway ward
Location of Kingsway ward
Kingsway[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Bates 1,523 52.1%
Labour E. Jones 811 27.8%
Liberal A. Smith 588 20.1%
Turnout 37.1%
Conservative hold

Litchurch

Location of Litchurch ward
Location of Litchurch ward
Litchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Wood 1,557 81.2%
Conservative A. Northover 361 18.8%
Turnout 21.8%
Labour hold

Spondon

Location of Spondon ward
Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Edgar 1,790 47.2%
Labour J. Osborn 1,636 43.2%
Liberal T. Dickenson 306 8.1%
Ecology B. Sabine 57 1.5%
Turnout 39.2%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1980". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1980. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 16.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Derby City Council Election Results 1979-1995" (PDF). Elections Centre.