1982 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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17 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 20 13
Seats before 19 13
Seats won 9 6
Seats after 22 12
Seat change Increase3 Decrease1
Popular vote 13,852 14,979
Percentage 32.3%

35.0%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Residents Alliance
Last election 9 0
Seats before 9 1
Seats won 0 2
Seats after 5 3
Seat change Decrease4 Increase2
Popular vote 3,501 10,348
Percentage 8.2% 24.2%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1982 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Labour Party

The 1982 Basildon District Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats of the candidates who finished second in each ward in the all-out election of 1979. The Labour Party gained control of the council, which had previously been under no overall control.

Overall results

1982 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 3 0 Increase3 52.9 32.3 13,852
  Conservative 6 4 5 Decrease1 35.3 35.0 14,979
  Alliance 2 2 0 Increase2 11.8 24.2 10,348
  Residents 0 0 4 Decrease4 0.0 8.2 3,501
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 165
Total 17 42,094

Ward results

Billericay East (2 seats)

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Archer 1,634
Conservative W. Lea 1,611
Residents S. Davis 1,061
Residents A. Waddoups 1,011
Alliance A. Lycett 590
Alliance G. Cronkshaw 567
Labour S. Townsend 407
Labour W. Hodge 373
Turnout 44.8%
Conservative gain from Residents
Conservative gain from Residents

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative F. Tomlin 1,586 45.0%
Residents T. Stansfield 1,295 36.7%
Alliance G. Taylor 420 11.9%
Labour R. Pattle 226 6.4%
Turnout 46.8%
Conservative gain from Residents

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M. Marshall 1,581 45.9%
Residents B. Hooks 1,145 33.3%
Labour I. Harlow 373 10.8%
Alliance P. Blacklock 343 10.0%
Turnout 41.6%
Conservative gain from Residents

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Borlase 1,524 46.2%
Alliance J. White 1,001 30.3%
Conservative R. Sheridan 610 18.5%
Independent Residents B. Chaplin 165 5.0%
Turnout 36.2%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Potter 1,408 58.2%
Conservative L. Tilt 552 22.8%
Alliance A. Hendry 461 19.0%
Turnout 29.4%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative V. York 1,180 43.5%
Labour P. Rackley 1,020 37.6%
SDP A. Clark 395 14.5%
Liberal D. Wilson 120 4.4%
Turnout 40.0%
Conservative hold

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance R. Payne 1,180 43.5%
Labour W. Blunkell 742 29.1%
Conservative J. Hunter 673 26.4%
Turnout 36.2%
Alliance gain from Conservative

Lee Chapel North (2 seats)

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Moloney 1,602
Labour R. Fitzgibbon 1,591
Alliance M. Gill 919
Alliance H. Lutton 771
Conservative D. Almond 541
Conservative A. Almond 519
Turnout 38.9%
Labour hold

Nethermayne (2 seats)

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Bruce 1,199
Labour E. Gelder 1,099
Alliance J. Bassett 1,035
Alliance J. Lutton 1,021
Conservative P. Cole 1,020
Conservative H. Tucker 984
Turnout 43.6%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Hill 1,198 45.7%
Conservative A. Dines 948 36.2%
Alliance P. Cannon 473 18.1%
Turnout 33.9%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Tinworth 1,626 56.8%
Conservative B. Weedon 680 23.8%
SDP A. Scott 437 15.3%
Liberal D. Richardson 118 4.1%
Turnout 32.9%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Miller 1,382 52.5%
Conservative J. Dolby 650 24.7%
Alliance K. Neil 599 22.8%
Turnout 34.8%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Pummell 1,834 54.9%
Labour G. Wright 764 22.9%
Alliance I. Wakefield 745 22.3%
Turnout 40.7%
Conservative hold

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance R. Auvray 1,555 45.4%
Conservative T. Taylor 1,490 43.5%
Labour R. Oliver 381 11.1%
Turnout 43.3%
Alliance gain from Conservative

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1982". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.