1982 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (23 of 66) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Seats won 19 2 1
Seat change Increase6 Steady Decrease1

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Map showing the results of the 1982 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 6 May 1982, with one third of the council up for election with an additional vacancy in Royston. Prior to the election, Labour had gained a seat from Residents in a Dodsworth by-election, with another Residents councillor in Wombwell North defecting to the Labour grouping, offsetting a by-election loss in Penistone East to the recently formed SDP-Liberal Alliance. Alliance had also seen defections to them from the Independent Labour councillor in Hoyland East and the defending (formerly Residents) councillor in Darton.[1][2]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1982[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 6 0 +6 82.6 55.2 33,610 -3.8
  Alliance 2 1 1 0 8.7 27.5 16,738 +24.9
  Conservative 1 0 1 -1 4.3 8.9 5,392 +2.8
  Residents 1 0 3 -3 4.3 6.5 3,941 -25.1
  Independent Labour 0 0 2 -2 0.0 2.1 1,247 +1.6

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1][2]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 47 53
Residents 10 7
SDP–Liberal Alliance 4 4
Conservatives 3 2
Independent Labour 2 0
Total 66 66
Working majority  28   40 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Ardsley (7608)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shirt R. 1,330 64.8 +9.4
Alliance French W. 426 20.8 +20.8
Conservative Oldfield H. 296 14.4 +5.2
Majority 904 44.1 +24.0
Turnout 2,052 27.0 -3.7
Labour hold Swing -5.7
Athersley (7219)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Langford L. 1,420 79.6 -4.9
Alliance Linstead M. Ms. 227 12.7 +12.7
Conservative Sykes A. 138 7.7 +7.7
Majority 1,193 66.8 -2.1
Turnout 1,785 24.7 +0.2
Labour hold Swing -8.8
Brierley (7400)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ennis J. 1,632 72.6 -11.1
Alliance Mayes M. 392 17.4 +17.4
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 225 10.0 -6.4
Majority 1,240 55.1 -12.2
Turnout 2,249 30.4 +1.5
Labour hold Swing -14.2
Central (8397)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wood J. 1,803 55.1 -1.1
Alliance Taylor M. Ms. 1,087 33.2 +33.2
Conservative Booth D. 380 11.6 +4.5
Majority 716 21.9 +2.3
Turnout 3,270 38.9 +4.2
Labour hold Swing -17.1
Cudworth (7726)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Wraith C. 1,331 48.0 +12.7
Labour Welsh J. 1,243 44.8 -14.1
Alliance Burton M. Ms. 200 7.2 +7.2
Majority 88 3.2 -20.5
Turnout 2,774 35.9 -2.7
Residents hold Swing +13.4
Darfield (7993)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dixon T. 2,063 80.0 +15.4
Alliance Birkbeck J. 517 20.0 +20.0
Majority 1,546 59.9 +30.8
Turnout 2,580 32.3 -2.1
Labour hold Swing -2.3
Darton (8979)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Driver J. 1,524 46.1 +0.5
Alliance Evans J. 1,301 39.3 +37.0
Conservative Slater A. 482 14.6 +7.2
Majority 223 6.7 -1.7
Turnout 3,307 36.8 -5.9
Labour gain from Alliance Swing -18.2
Dearne South (9116)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ramsden D. 1,222 48.9 -41.4
Independent Labour Gregory J. 1,046 41.9 +41.9
Alliance Mulvany M. 231 9.2 +9.2
Majority 176 7.0 -73.6
Turnout 2,499 27.4 -2.4
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing -41.6
Dearne Thurnscoe (8597)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lloyd D. 1,915 72.6 N/A
Alliance Hallam D. 722 27.4 N/A
Majority 1,193 45.2 N/A
Turnout 2,637 30.7 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dodworth (8139)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Herring J. 1,730 49.5 -4.1
Alliance Chamberlain D. 1,074 30.8 +21.4
Residents Whitmey C. 688 19.7 -13.8
Majority 656 18.8 -1.4
Turnout 3,492 42.9 -1.8
Labour gain from Residents Swing -12.7
Hoyland East (7986)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Steer G. 1,696 59.2 +35.3
Labour Levitt L. 1,167 40.8 -19.4
Majority 529 18.5 -17.8
Turnout 2,863 35.9 +1.5
Alliance hold Swing +27.3
Hoyland West (6890)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hague D. 1,731 65.1 -2.2
Alliance Lockwood C. 927 34.9 +34.9
Majority 804 30.2 -4.5
Turnout 2,658 38.6 -3.6
Labour hold Swing -18.5
Monk Bretton (8916)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robinson R. 1,931 70.0 -0.6
Alliance Major C. 473 17.2 +17.2
Conservative White J. 354 12.8 +6.6
Majority 1,458 52.9 +5.4
Turnout 2,758 30.9 -2.5
Labour hold Swing -8.9
North West (7739)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Williams A. 1,505 48.3 -9.0
Alliance Appleyard J. Ms. 799 25.7 +25.7
Conservative Jubb M. 450 14.5 +14.5
Residents Harris M. Ms. 360 11.6 -31.1
Majority 706 22.7 +8.1
Turnout 3,114 40.2 -2.3
Labour hold Swing -17.3
Park (5985)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Warden R. 1,506 67.1 -6.7
Alliance Smailes J. 457 20.4 +12.8
Conservative Rawson N. 280 12.5 +6.2
Majority 1,049 46.8 -14.7
Turnout 2,243 37.5 +7.8
Labour hold Swing -9.7
Penistone East (6681)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Peach E. Ms. 949 32.2 +32.2
Conservative Dews R. 916 31.1 -23.6
Labour Banner K. 872 29.6 -15.7
Residents Ryalls G. 208 7.1 +7.1
Majority 33 1.1 -8.4
Turnout 2,945 44.1 -1.6
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +27.9
Penistone West (7953)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neville F. Ms. 1,147 34.8 +34.8
Residents Harrison D. 913 27.7 -40.5
Labour Morris A. 646 19.6 -3.4
Alliance Stein W. 591 17.9 +9.4
Majority 234 7.1 -37.9
Turnout 3,297 41.5 -12.1
Conservative hold Swing +37.6
Royston (8170)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rispin C. 2,258 70.8 +13.2
Labour Lavender H. 1,865
Alliance Williamson J. 731 22.9 +22.9
Alliance Smith A. 715
Independent Labour Jones H. 201 6.3 +6.3
Majority 1,527 47.9 +32.7
Turnout 3,190 39.0 +0.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing -4.8
South West (7466)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour O'Rourke J. 1,179 38.2 -8.8
Alliance Bickley K. Ms. 1,104 35.8 +35.8
Residents Kent J. 441 14.3 -29.0
Conservative England G. 363 11.8 +2.1
Majority 75 2.4 -1.3
Turnout 3,087 41.3 -1.8
Labour gain from Residents Swing -22.3
Wombwell North (5474)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fellows B. 895 52.6 -9.2
Alliance Calton W. 807 47.4 +47.4
Majority 88 5.2 -18.4
Turnout 1,702 31.1 +0.0
Labour hold Swing -28.3
Wombwell South (7935)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naylor T. 1,645 63.3 -13.0
Alliance Young S. Ms. 955 36.7 +36.7
Majority 690 26.5 -26.1
Turnout 2,600 32.8 +3.2
Labour hold Swing -24.8
Worsbrough (8326)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bristowe T. 2,393 62.5 +3.9
Alliance Ramsay R. 1,072 28.0 +28.0
Conservative Pappworth R. 361 9.4 +5.3
Majority 1,321 34.5 +13.0
Turnout 3,826 46.0 -5.0
Labour gain from Residents Swing -12.0

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.