1981 Cornwall County Council election[1]

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All 79 seats of Cornwall County Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Independent Conservative Alliance
Last election 64 seats, 67.5% 13 seats, 13.4% 0 seats, 4.0%
Seats won 43 16 12
Seat change Decrease21 Increase3 Increase12
Popular vote 41,847 17,924 21,363
Percentage 42.7% 18.3% 21.8%
Swing Decrease24.8% Increase4.9% Increase17.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Labour Ecology Voice of the People
Last election 1 seat, 6.2% 1 seat, 1.5% N/A
Seats won 6 1 1
Seat change Increase5 Steady Increase1
Popular vote 10,639 791 5,421
Percentage 10.9% 0.8% 5.5%
Swing Increase4.7% Decrease0.7%

The County of Cornwall within England

Council control before election

Independent

Council control after election

Independent

Elections to Cornwall County Council were held on 7 May 1981.[2]

Results

1981 Result of Cornwall County Council election[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 43 54.4 42.7 41,847 Decrease13.1
  Conservative 16 20.3 18.3 17,924 Increase4.9
  Alliance 12 15.2 21.8 21,363 Increase17.8
  Labour 6 7.6 10.9 10,639 Increase4.7
  Ecology 1 1.3 0.8 791 Decrease0.7
  Voice of the People 1 1.3 1.5 1,498 New
  Mebyon Kernow 0 0.0 3.4 3,331 Increase0.7
  Residents 0 0.0 0.6 592 Increase0.2

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1981". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Local Elections Handbook 1981". pp. 6–7.