1981 Essex County Council election

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  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Seats won 51 32 13
Seat change - - -
Swing - - -

Majority party before election

Conservative

Majority party after election

Conservative

Summary

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Results

Essex County Council election, 1981[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 51 42.5 197573
  Labour 32 34.1 158500
  Liberal 13 19.7 91503
  SDP 0 0.4 2034
  Ecology 0 0.2 1122
  Other parties 2 3.0 13929
Total 98 464661

Results by Electoral Divisions

Basildon

Braintree

Brentwood

Castle Point

Chelmsford

Colchester

Constable division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hickson 2947 70.2 N/A
Labour Kent 1253 29.8 N/A
Majority 1694
Turnout 41.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Drury division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lamberth 2988 51.0 N/A
Liberal Hunt 1738 29.7 N/A
Labour Graves 1128 19.3 N/A
Majority 1250
Turnout 46.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Maypole division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fraser 2167 52.8 N/A
Conservative Foster 1027 25.0 N/A
Liberal Spyvee 908 22.1 N/A
Majority 1140
Turnout 35.3
Labour win (new seat)
Mersea and Stanway division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fairhead 3247 71.0 N/A
Labour Taylor 1035 22.6 N/A
Ecology Cox 292 6.4 N/A
Majority 2212
Turnout 39.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Old Heath division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Coombes 2707 60.7 N/A
Conservative Steggall 1489 33.4 N/A
Ecology Baker 267 6.0 N/A
Majority 1218
Turnout 39.7
Labour win (new seat)
Park division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gawthrop 2196 51.4 N/A
Labour Hills 2073 48.6 N/A
Majority 123
Turnout 42.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Parsons Heath division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kent 2238 52.2 N/A
Conservative Roots 2046 47.8 N/A
Majority 192
Turnout 41.5
Labour win (new seat)
Tiptree division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thornton 2077 60.7 N/A
Labour Morecroft 1346 39.3 N/A
Majority 731
Turnout 30.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Wivenhoe St Andrew division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan 2485 63.3 N/A
Conservative Jennings 1439 36.8 N/A
Majority 1046
Turnout 35.4
Labour win (new seat)

Epping Forest

Harlow

Maldon

Rochford

Tendring

Uttlesford

References

  1. ^ "Elections". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Elections". Retrieved 11 February 2014.