1982 Camden Council election
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All 59 seats to Camden Borough Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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Leader Roy Shaw Tony Kerpel
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 1975 1981
Leader's seat Grafton Belsize
Last election 33 seats, 47.8% 26 seats, 45.2%
Seats won 33 26
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 24,768 20,241
Percentage 40.7% 33.3%
Swing Decrease7.1% Decrease11.9%

Camden UK local election 1982 map.svg
Map of the results of the 1982 election to Camden London Borough Council. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue.

Leader before election

Roy Shaw
Labour

Leader

Phil Turner
Labour

The 1982 Camden Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Camden London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election.

The election, like the election across the country, was marked by the emergence of the SDP–Liberal Alliance. However, despite winning 25% of the vote across Camden, no Alliance councillors were elected. Few seats changed hands overall, with the Conservatives gaining two seats from Labour in Bloomsbury in the south and losing one seat to Labour in West Hampstead and one in Highgate. The Conservatives dominated the north of the seat, winning 19 of the 26 seats in Hampstead parliamentary constituency; Labour dominated the centre, winning 17 of 19 in St Pancras North, and the south, winning 9 of 14 in Holborn and St Pancras South. As of 2020, it was the last time that the Conservatives have seriously challenged for outright control of the council.

The day after the election, Labour leader Roy Shaw was replaced by Phil Turner, who became Leader of the Council.

Election result

Camden local election results 1982[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 33 2 2 0 54.2 40.7 24,768 -7.1
  Conservative 26 2 2 0 45.8 33.3 20,241 -11.9
  Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 24.9 15,171 +20.8
  Ecology 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 193 n/a
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 71 n/a
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 217 -2.5

Ward results

Adelaide (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Tobin 1,503
Conservative Michael Brahams 1,500
Conservative Ian Pasley-Taylor 1,495
Labour David Lewis 824
Labour Hilary Lowe 822
Labour Jennifer Pitkin 803
Alliance Diane Bailey 583
Alliance Alan Evans 552
Alliance Nicholas Collins 551
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Belsize (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Kerpel 1,411
Conservative Huntly Spence 1,381
Conservative Gerald Swyer 1,335
Alliance Margaret Little 761
Alliance Robert Heyland 751
Alliance Clive Agran 730
Labour Alan Griffiths 703
Labour Anthea Muir 678
Labour Roy Mathias 670
Ecology Lesley Sargent 102
Ecology Steven Margolis 85
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bloomsbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Trite 1,086
Conservative Andrew Gordon-Saker 1,085
Conservative Brian Rathbone 1,062
Labour Martin McNeill 994
Labour Anne Robertson 969
Labour Michael Broughton 967
Alliance Peter Symonds 613
Alliance Geoffrey Sell 601
Alliance Dennis Strojwas 587
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Brunswick (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Skolar 940
Conservative Kenneth Avery 935
Labour Anthony Craig 638
Labour Ian Swain 580
Alliance John Pinfold 457
Alliance Ruth Schmidt 402
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Camden (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marion Chester 879
Labour Gregory Thomson 853
Alliance Martin Parker 477
Alliance Keith Roberts 477
Conservative Alan Fleming 369
Conservative John Malamah-Thomas 292
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Castlehaven (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Good 1,014
Labour Jennifer Willmot 960
Alliance David Aarons 385
Alliance Liam Cowdrey 374
Conservative Christopher Fenwick 261
Conservative William Mills 252
Independent Brian Lake 163
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Caversham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Fitzgerald 1,187
Labour John Wakeham 1,146
Alliance Nicholas Bosanquet 750
Alliance Benjamin Stoneham 649
Conservative Thomas Crawford 410
Conservative Timothy Miller 369
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Chalk Farm (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Bayley 996
Labour Teresa Ryan 967
Alliance Lindsay Granshaw 714
Alliance Sieska Cowdrey 711
Conservative Peter White 647
Conservative Sinclair Webster 632
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Fitzjohns (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald King 883
Conservative Cathleen Mainds 839
Alliance George Sandersley 522
Alliance Olive Paynton 499
Labour June Ward 322
Labour David Bookless 315
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Fortune Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Tomisson 778
Conservative David Neil-Smith 756
Alliance Flick Rea 649
Alliance Eamond Hitchcock 604
Labour Virginia Berridge 562
Labour Kathryn O'Neill 502
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Frognal (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Greengross 1,170
Conservative Gwyneth Williams 1,124
Alliance William Laing 603
Alliance Richard Waddington 594
Labour Stella Greenall 346
Labour Marie Kosloff 330
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Gospel Oak (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Hefferman 1,167
Labour Tessa Jowell 1,075
Alliance Philip Fitzpatrick 543
Alliance Margaret Jackson-Roberts 538
Conservative Clifford Edwards 389
Conservative Paul Brandt 363
Save London Action Group Sasthi Chakravarti 76
Independent David James 62
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Grafton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Shaw 1,040
Labour William Birtles 1,011
Alliance John Butterworth 452
Alliance Harry Harding 440
Conservative David Frid 268
Conservative Roger James 262
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hampstead Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Harrison 992
Conservative Anthony Robinson 962
Alliance David Birkett 676
Alliance Brian Sugden 627
Labour Eric Mitchell 463
Labour James Murphy 445
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Highgate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Blackburn 1,504
Conservative Martin Morton 1,473
Labour Barbara Beck 1,463
Labour Beresford Wilkinson 1,418
Labour Donald Harkness 1,393
Conservative Lilian O'Callaghan 1,377
Alliance Catherine Walton 1,151
Alliance John Coss 1,143
Alliance Malcolm Winsbury 1,049
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Holborn (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Fulbrook 1,070
Labour Michael Kirk 1,008
Conservative Barry Greenway 631
Conservative Gillian Kinder 596
Alliance James Morris 397
Alliance Roger Karn 391
Independent Labour John Mason 141
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kilburn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katherine Allen 1,517
Labour Angela Birtill 1,409
Labour Alan Woods 1,394
Alliance James Allman 829
Alliance Roger Billins 809
Alliance Nicola-Jane Taylor 722
Conservative Frederick Copeman 597
Conservative Alan Mackay 583
Conservative Stephen Massey 567
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
King's Cross (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Hughes 812
Labour Anthony Dykes 802
Conservative Anthony Kemp 532
Conservative Stephen Robins 526
Alliance Thomas Hibbert 411
Alliance Derek Lowe 356
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Priory (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Bowman 1,537
Labour Peter Fletcher 1,409
Conservative Michael Flynn 849
Conservative Meta Perrin 804
Alliance Jean Austin 504
Alliance Roderick Atkin 485
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Regent's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Mills 1,223
Labour Robert Latham 1,195
Labour Andrew Bethell 1,194
Conservative Judith Barnes 1,061
Conservative Betty Wilson 1,046
Conservative Noel Moncaster 1,034
Alliance Christopher Ely 651
Alliance Michael Storey 650
Alliance William Sutherland 617
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St John's (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Cane 1,106
Labour Richard Sumray 1,016
Alliance John Haugh 502
Alliance Jane Schopflin 482
Conservative John Wylde 278
Conservative Richard Zemlo 226
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Pancras (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Plummer 893
Labour Phil Turner 854
Alliance Brian Duggan 361
Alliance Malcolm Gilroy-Stevenson 290
Conservative Anthony Earl-Williams 273
Conservative Martin Markus 244
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Somers Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Devine 1,208
Labour Graham Shurety 1,003
Alliance Elizabeth Blundell 344
Alliance Helen Brooks 315
Conservative Anthony Cheverton 313
Conservative David Harris 294
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
South End (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Farrer 927
Conservative Stephen Moon 899
Labour Margaret Cosin 842
Labour Nirmal Roy 802
Alliance Jane Atkinson 540
Alliance Guy Newton 506
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Swiss Cottage (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Spencer 1,352
Conservative David Stone 1,322
Conservative Harry Whitcut 1,291
Labour Jacqueline Peacock 1,102
Labour Ralph Cowly 1,086
Labour Harry McCall 1,058
Alliance Andrew Bridgwater 742
Alliance Paul Burrall 714
Alliance Richard Ford 711
Ecology Geoffrey Syer 91
Ecology John Comben 82
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
West End (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Wynn 860
Labour Gillian Green 838
Conservative Robert Graham 817
Conservative John Selden 776
Alliance Ida Linfield 554
Alliance Peter Hatton 541
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Year Tables". 19 December 2015.