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The Broxbourne Council election, 1982 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

Composition of expiring seats before election

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1978 Don Smith Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1978 Sidney Johnson Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1978 George Batchelor Yes
Cheshunt North Conservative 1978 Don Poole Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1978 Leonard Goodman Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 1978 Marie Dowsett Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1978 Tony Kay No
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 1978 Brian Fallace No
Rosedale Conservative 1978 Adrian Ebeling No
Rye Park Conservative 1978 James Grethe Yes
Theobalds Conservative 1978 Herbert Collins Yes
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1978 Norman Ames Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1978 Jean Paice Yes[Table note 1]
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1978 Brian Hill Yes
  1. ^ Jean Paice stood in Rosedale Ward as an SDP - Liberal Alliance candidate in 1982.

Election results

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1982
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 0 1 -1 85.72 54.04 12,759
  Alliance 1 1 0 +1 7.14 26.40 6,232
  Labour 1 0 0 0 7.14 18.99 4,483
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.58 136

Results summary

An election was held in 14 wards on 6 May 1982.

The SDP-Liberal Alliance gained 1 seat from the Conservatives in Rosedale Ward.

Ward results

Broxbourne Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Smith 1,407 64.19
Alliance Julian Gould 639 29.15
Labour Brenda Vincent 146 6.66
Majority 768
Turnout 2,192 42.80
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sidney Johnson 1,055 44.74
Labour Roy Jordan 827 35.07
Alliance Janet Bonus 476 20.19
Majority 228
Turnout 2,358 44.10
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Batchelor 995 66.38
Alliance George Norris 296 19.75
Labour Cherry Robbins 208 13.87
Majority 699
Turnout 1,499 41.90
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Poole 935 53.10
Labour John Bryant 407 23.11
Alliance Derianne Fisher 283 16.07
Independent Leslie Hill 136 7.72
Majority 528
Turnout 1,761 37.60
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Goodman 1,163 58.68
Alliance Kenneth Furse 465 23.46
Labour Martin Hudson 354 17.86
Majority 698
Turnout 1,982 45.00
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marie Dowsett 996 73.56
Alliance Christopher White 259 19.13
Labour Robin Dubow 99 7.31
Majority 737
Turnout 1,354 42.80
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Grethe 1,295 65.57
Alliance Patricia Waughray 492 24.91
Labour Walter Sheppard 188 9.52
Majority 801
Turnout 1,975 42.00
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Woolfe 883 51.22
Alliance Jeffrey Butler 567 32.89
Labour Jill Nugent 274 15.89
Majority 316
Turnout 1,724 38.50
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Jean Paice 423 38.95
Conservative Christina Rooke 406 37.38
Labour Michael Crane 257 23.67
Majority 17
Turnout 1,086 54.10
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Roberts 821 39.72
Alliance Robert Thurston 627 30.33
Labour Paul Garrett 619 29.95
Majority 194
Turnout 2,067 46.20
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Collins 867 53.13
Alliance Anthony Upton 424 25.98
Labour Winifred Press 341 20.89
Majority 443
Turnout 1,632 40.20
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Ames 763 52.55
Alliance Patricia Morris 383 26.38
Labour Graham Knight 306 21.07
Majority 380
Turnout 1,452 46.00
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Shipp 548 43.77
Conservative Patrick Kemp 448 35.78
Alliance David Storr 256 20.45
Majority 100
Turnout 1,252 31.70
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Hill 725 56.82
Alliance Hilda Chart 350 27.43
Labour Annette Marples 201 15.75
Majority 375
Turnout 1,276 33.70
Conservative hold Swing

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