Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council elections in 1980 were held on Thursday 1 May.

Following the elections the Labour Party had overall control of the Council.

The composition of the council prior to the election was:

The composition of the council following the election was:

Election results

Bilston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Larkin 1747
Conservative P D Myers 520
Independent Ratepayers S Davis 120
Majority 1227
Labour hold Swing
Bilston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Kyte 1555
Conservative E J Edwards 1350
Independent Ratepayers A D Badderly 325
Majority 205
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Blakenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B Jones 2072
Conservative Freda M Rixson 1993
Majority 79
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Bushbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bird 1320
Conservative Isabel Morrison Bickley 828
Independent Ratepayers D K Prince 467
Majority 492
Labour hold Swing
Eastfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Smith 1717
Conservative R Squires 759
Liberal C G Hallmark 415
Majority 958
Labour hold Swing
Ettingshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Lane 1318
Conservative K J Clark 603
Majority 715
Labour hold Swing
Graiseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs V Fletcher 1720
Conservative N H George 1090
Independent Ratepayers B Simmonds 159
Independent Sachindra Prasad 136
Majority 630
Labour hold Swing
Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Garner 1443
Conservative Frances M Dewsbury 799
Majority 644
Labour hold Swing
Merry Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Bradley 3593
Labour 1184
Independent Ratepayers 548
Majority 2409
Conservative hold Swing
Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Findlay 1731
Labour S L Lydon 1109
Independent Ratepayers R F Stickland 959
Liberal Noreen G Hallmark 118
Communist P McDonald 30
Majority 622

Conservative gain from Ratepayers

Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs M Machin 2029
Labour S R Holding 1059
Liberal A D Craft 680
Majority 970
Conservative hold Swing
Parkfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dr B Chakraborty 1595
Conservative J P Ellis 557
Independent S Hunting 394
Majority 1036
Labour hold Swing
Penn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Hart 3532
Labour Trudy A Bowen 641
Independent Ratepayers R J Thomas 613
Majority 2891
Conservative hold Swing
St Peters
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S S Duhra 1907
Conservative J R Inglis
Communist G J Barnsby 88
Independent Bindu Prasard 43
Majority 1270
Labour hold Swing
Spring Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N Davies 1984
Conservative B J Carpenter 1573
National Front E N Shaw 203
Majority 411
Labour hold Swing
Tettenhall Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs D Seiboth 3080
Independent Ratepayers Freda Sneyd 786
Labour Lesly Leader-Williams 463
Majority 2294
Conservative hold Swing
Tettenhall Wightwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P Snell 3406
Labour M A Smith 684
Independent Ratepayers Elizabeth M Powell 390
Majority 2721
Conservative hold Swing
Wednesfield Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Curtiss 2005
Labour Patricia Byrne 1213
Independent Ratepayers Nellie Morris 414
Majority 792
Conservative hold Swing
Wednesfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Davies 2095
Conservative R Woodhouse 1649
Independent Ratepayers Kathleen Johnston 317
Liberal J S Thompson 310
Majority 446
Labour hold Swing
Wednesfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Squire 1516
Labour Clarice M Nicholls 1407
Liberal Jean M Perkins 277
Independent Ratepayers Valerie A Sharples 196
Majority 109
Conservative hold Swing