1980 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats before 35 4
Seats won 13 0
Seats after 36 3
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 12,484 5,725
Percentage 60.8% 27.9%

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

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1980 Stevenage Borough Council election took place on 1 May 1980. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since its creation in 1973.

Overall results

1980 Stevenage Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 1 0 Increase1 100.0 60.8 12,484
  Conservative 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 27.9 5,725
  Liberal 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 11.3 2,314
Total 13 20,523
Labour hold

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill
Location of Bandley Hill
Bandley Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Woodward 1,244 72.4%
Conservative L. Jordan 344 20.0%
Liberal M. Reynolds 131 7.6%
Turnout 38.3%
Labour hold

Bedwell Plash

Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Bedwell Plash[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Cullen 1,239 67.5%
Conservative C. Aylin 464 25.3%
Liberal R. Edwards 133 7.2%
Turnout 43.4%
Labour hold

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Location of Chells ward
Chells[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Vale 976 71.7%
Conservative P. Howard-Tripp 277 20.3%
Liberal J. Meacham 109 8.0%
Turnout 39.8%
Labour hold

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Schofield 875 51.5%
Conservative H. Gladwin 539 31.7%
Liberal E. Brook 284 16.7%
Turnout 36.5%
Labour hold

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Wilkinson 919 57.6%
Conservative A. Hurst 459 28.8%
Liberal S. Booth 217 13.6%
Turnout 40.5%
Labour hold

Mobbsbury

Location of Mobbsbury ward
Location of Mobbsbury ward
Mobbsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Turnock 928 62.1%
Conservative K. Clewer 412 27.6%
Liberal I. Hargreaves 154 10.3%
Turnout 43.0%
Labour hold

Monkswood

Location of Monkswood ward
Location of Monkswood ward
Monkswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Dunnel 633 57.4%
Conservative A. Mann 333 30.2%
Liberal G. Robbins 137 12.4%
Turnout 41.7%
Labour gain from Conservative

Old Stevenage

Location of Old Stevenage ward
Location of Old Stevenage ward
Old Stevenage[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Morris 1,135 50.3%
Conservative D. Eaton 894 39.6%
Liberal S. Booth 228 10.1%
Turnout 45.3%
Labour hold

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Campbell 972 60.1%
Conservative M. Russell 466 28.8%
Liberal L. Atkins 179 11.1%
Turnout 41.8%
Labour hold

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Munden 861 57.1%
Conservative H. Grant 516 34.2%
Liberal P. Selley 130 8.6%
Turnout 39.5%
Labour hold

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Fowler 857 58.0%
Conservative S. Woods 388 26.3%
Liberal C. Cuthbert 232 15.7%
Turnout 39.0%
Labour hold

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour I. Johnson 879 71.5%
Conservative T. Byrne 241 19.6%
Liberal G. Reynolds 110 8.9%
Turnout 51.9%
Labour hold

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Robbins 966 59.3%
Conservative G. Hook 548 33.7%
Liberal L. Peal 114 7.0%
Turnout 35.1%
Labour 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 "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.