1981 Cumbria County Council election[1]

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All 83 seats of Cumbria County Council
42 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 23 seats, 36.7% 52 seats, 52.1%
Seats won 42 35
Seat change Increase19 Decrease17
Popular vote 74,286 61,242
Percentage 49.0% 40.4%
Swing Increase12.3% Decrease11.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Independent
Last election 0 seats, 2.0% 7 seats, 9.2%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Increase3 Decrease4
Popular vote 13,053 2,242
Percentage 8.6% 1.5%
Swing Increase6.6% Decrease7.7%

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The County of Cumbria within England

Council control before election


Conservative Party

Council control after election


Labour Party

Elections to Cumbria County Council were held on 7 May 1981. This was on the same day as other UK county council elections. The council size was increased to 83 members following a boundary review.[2] The Labour Party gained control of the council from the Conservative Party.

Results

1981 Cumbria County Council election[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 42 Increase19 50.6 49.0 74,286 Increase12.3
  Conservative 35 Decrease17 42.2 40.4 61,242 Decrease11.7
  Liberal 3 Increase3 3.6 8.6 13,053 Increase6.6
  Independent 3 Decrease4 3.6 1.5 2,242 Decrease7.7
  Ecology 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 683 New
  PARA 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 134 New
  National Front 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 59 New

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1981". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ The County of Cumbria (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1981