1981 Nottinghamshire County Council election

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All 88 seats to Nottinghamshire County Council
45 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative RA
Seats before 20 66 2
Seats won 55 32 1
Seat change Increase35 Decrease34 Decrease1
Popular vote 150,910 121,675 5,504
Percentage 46.95% 37.85% 1.71%

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Map of the results of the election in each division. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

The 1981 Nottinghamshire County Council election was held on Thursday, 7 May. Following boundary changes to the county's electoral divisions, the whole council of eighty-eight members was up for election. The Labour Party regained control from the Conservatives, winning fifty-five seats. The Conservatives won thirty-two councillors and one Residents' association councillor was elected in the Hucknall East division.[1][2]

Results by division

Each electoral division returned one county councillor. The candidate elected to the council in each electoral division is shown in the table below.[2]

Electoral Division Party Councillor Votes
Arnold Central Conservative R. Griffin 2,531
Arnold East Labour T. Lee 1,717
Arnold West Conservative L. Pollard 2,091
Balderton Conservative W. Keeton 2,084
Beeston North Conservative J. Dwan 1,637
Beeston South Labour M. Warner 1,700
Bingham Conservative G. Wade 2,632
Blidworth Labour L. Jones 2,413
Blyth & Harworth Labour L. Hince 3,071
Bramcote & Stapleford East Conservative C. Cooper 2,371
Calverton Labour A. Palmer 1,877
Carlton Central Labour G. Skinner 1,708
Carlton East Conservative H. Stanley 2,266
Carlton South Labour G. Niasbitt 2,621
Carlton West Conservative B. Noble 1,927
Caunton Conservative A. Stewart 2,842
Chilwell Conservative E. Hudson 2,406
Collingham Conservative E. Yates 1,955
Cotgrave Conservative D. Jeffreys 1,882
East Leake Conservative D. Langham 2,615
Eastwood & Brinsley Labour D. Pettitt 2,901
Greasley & Nuthall Conservative C. Minkley 2,494
Hucknall East Residents' association E. Morley 2,529
Hucknall West Labour D. Philby 2,140
Keyworth Conservative S. Pattinson 2,724
Kimberley & Trowell Labour M. McDougall 1,842
Kirkby-in-Ashfield North Labour J. Thierry 3,139
Kirkby-in-Ashfield South Labour P. Lewis 2,928
Mansfield - Cumberlands & Ladybrook Labour K. Williams 2,080
Mansfield - Leeming & Forest Town Labour P. Turnbull-Edmonds 1,959
Mansfield - Northfield & Manor Labour B. Whitelaw 2,020
Mansfield - Oak Tree & Lindhurst Labour G. Foster 1,480
Mansfield - Oakham & Berry Hill Conservative E. Cheesewright 2,205
Mansfield - Pleasley Hill & Broomhill Labour W. Morris 2,136
Mansfield - Ravensdale & Sherwood Labour F. Warsop 1,791
Mansfield - Titchfield & Eakring Labour C. Winterton 1,567
Misterton Conservative F. Rudder 1,742
Newark North Conservative V. Dobson 1,603
Newark South Labour C. Bromfield 1,950
Newstead Conservative P. Read 1,754
Nottingham - Abbey Conservative M. Whittaker 1,939
Nottingham - Aspley Labour W. Case 1,970
Nottingham - Basford Labour J. Heppell 1,875
Nottingham - Beechdale Labour W. Churchill 1,618
Nottingham - Bestwood Park Labour F. Higgins 2,082
Nottingham - Bilborough Labour M. Cowan 1,519
Nottingham - Bridge Labour M. Yuill 2,430
Nottingham - Bulwell East Labour S. Tipping 1,628
Nottingham - Bulwell West Labour F. Riddell 2,375
Nottingham - Byron Labour V. Bell 2,542
Nottingham - Clifton East Labour V. Lloyd 1,599
Nottingham - Clifton West Labour G. Dobson 1,899
Nottingham - Greenwood Conservative R. Tuck 1,593
Nottingham - Lenton Labour M. Aslam 1,641
Nottingham - Manvers Labour G. Edwards 2,010
Nottingham - Mapperley Conservative E. Chambers 1,665
Nottingham - Portland Labour R. Howard 1,885
Nottingham - Radford Labour I. Clark 2,615
Nottingham - Robin Hood Labour M. Wain 1,480
Nottingham - Sherwood Conservative J. Jenkin-Jones 1,716
Nottingham - St. Anns Labour F. Price 1,762
Nottingham - Strelley Labour E. Hoskin 1,616
Nottingham - Trent Labour G. Chambers 1,443
Nottingham - Wilford Labour A. Slater 1,639
Nottingham - Wollaton Conservative M. Spungin 2,708
Ollerton Labour S. Smedley 3,601
Radcliffe-on-Trent Conservative F. Hobson 1,573
Retford North Labour C. Grove 1,445
Retford South Labour E. Carter 1,502
Ruddington Conservative R. Dickson 1,920
Rufford Labour M. Gray 2,965
Selston Labour R. Kirk 2,640
Southwell Conservative B. Haigh 3,323
Stapleford North & West Labour G. Miller 2,494
Sutton-in-Ashfield Central Labour W. Shaw 2,173
Sutton-in-Ashfield East Labour J. Varley 1,911
Sutton-in-Ashfield North Labour J. Anthony 2,161
Sutton-in-Ashfield West Labour M. Lee 2,253
Toton & Attenborough Conservative G. Bottomely 1,824
Tuxford Conservative W. Pringle 2,338
Warsop Labour F. Taylor 2,783
West Bridgford East Conservative F. Woodward 2,122
West Bridgford South Conservative P. Wright 2,250
West Bridgford West Conservative B. Fairs 2,037
Worksop East Labour F. Groves 2,105
Worksop North & Carlton Labour A. Burton 2,189
Worksop South East & Welbeck Labour W. Bloomer 2,245
Worksop West Labour G. Williams 2,208

References

  1. ^ "Election Results". Nottinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Nottinghamshire County Council Election Results 1973-2009" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 September 2016.