1982 Colchester Borough Council election

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20 out of 60 seats to Colchester Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.0% (Increase1.0%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Labour Tiptree Residents
Last election 35 seats, 45.0% 22 seats, 41.1% 2 seats, 3.0%
Seats won 11 5 1
Seats after 35 19 3
Seat change Steady Decrease 3 Increase 1
Popular vote 18,499 10,106 1,170
Percentage 45.0% 24.6% 2.8%
Swing Increase0.3% Decrease16.5% Decrease0.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
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Party Alliance Independent
Last election 0 seats, 8.7% 1 seat, 2.4%
Seats won 2 1
Seats after 2 1
Seat change Increase 2 Steady
Popular vote 10,301 1,010
Percentage 25.1% 2.5%
Swing Increase16.4% Increase0.1%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Colchester Borough Council took place in 1982 alongside other local elections across the United Kingdom.

This was the first Colchester local election to be contested by the newly-formed SDP-Liberal Alliance.

Summary

1982 Colchester Borough Council election[1]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 11 Steady 55.0 24 35 58.3 18.499 45.0 +0.3
  Labour 5 Decrease 3 25.0 14 19 31.7 10,106 24.6 –16.5
  Tiptree Residents 1 Increase 1 5.0 2 3 5.0 1,170 2.8 –0.2
  Alliance 2 Increase 2 10.0 0 2 3.3 10,301 25.1 +16.4
  Independent 1 Steady 5.0 0 1 1.7 1,010 2.5 +0.1
  Ecology 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 32 0.1 N/A

Ward results

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. McQuilty* 940 44.3 -2.7
Conservative A. Keenlyside 614 28.9 +5.0
Alliance H. Anderson 569 26.8 -3.3
Majority 326 15.4 -0.5
Turnout 2,123 36.9 -1.3
Registered electors 5,747
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.9

Birch-Messing

Birch-Messing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent T. Wayman* 506 76.1 N/A
Alliance D. Calthorpe 114 17.1 N/A
Labour T. Morecroft 45 8.6 N/A
Majority 392 58.9 N/A
Turnout 665 50.8 N/A
Registered electors 1,309
Independent hold Swing N/A

Boxted & Langham

Boxted & Langham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Garnett 617 63.1 +0.1
Alliance M. Bearman 286 29.2 N/A
Labour J. Church 75 7.7 -29.3
Majority 331 33.8 +7.8
Turnout 978 54.6 -2.4
Registered electors 1,790
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Cooke* 907 38.3 -6.7
Conservative E. Humphreys 881 37.2 -4.0
Alliance William Spyvee 579 24.5 +10.7
Majority 26 1.1 -2.7
Turnout 2,367 46.8 +5.5
Registered electors 5,058
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.4

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rod Green* 1,052 42.6 -20.5
Alliance R. Puxley 750 30.4 N/A
Conservative M. Coyne 667 27.0 -9.9
Majority 302 12.2 -13.9
Turnout 2,469 46.2 +2.4
Registered electors 5,349
Labour hold Swing N/A

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Holt* 1,364 55.3 -9.5
Alliance H. Brooks 948 38.4 +16.5
Labour A. Sullivan 123 5.0 -7.9
Ecology O. Gray 32 1.3 N/A
Majority 416 16.9 -25.6
Turnout 2,467 60.8 +9.4
Registered electors 4,056
Conservative hold Swing Decrease13.0

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Fulford* 854 51.0 -6.2
Labour Tim Oxton 519 31.0 -11.7
Alliance M. Wilson 301 18.0 N/A
Majority 335 20.0 +5.4
Turnout 1,674 43.4 -4.0
Registered electors 3,857
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.8

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance R. Evans 1,146 52.5 +41.5
Labour Jim Orpe* 605 27.7 -40.6
Conservative J. Clarke 433 19.8 -0.9
Majority 541 24.8 N/A
Turnout 2,184 46.6 +2.9
Registered electors 4,683
Alliance gain from Labour Swing Increase41.1

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Purvis* 1,131 46.0 -7.6
Alliance Martin Hunt 915 37.2 +21.7
Labour Chris Pearson 414 16.8 -14.1
Majority 216 8.8 -13.9
Turnout 2,460 49.3 +4.1
Registered electors 4,987
Conservative hold Swing Decrease14.7

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance G. Daldry 871 40.7 +27.7
Labour E. Plowright* 797 37.2 -20.9
Conservative A. Stevenson 473 22.1 -6.8
Majority 74 3.5 N/A
Turnout 2,141 36.3 +3.2
Registered electors 5,890
Alliance gain from Labour Swing Increase24.3

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Bober* 1,262 54.5 -16.4
Alliance P. Baker 535 23.1 +14.7
Conservative E. Sinclair 517 22.3 +1.7
Majority 727 31.4 -18.9
Turnout 2,314 28.5 +0.9
Registered electors 8,115
Labour hold Swing Decrease15.6

St. Anne's

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Marchant* 843 39.9 -18.4
Conservative L. Wynne 744 35.2 -6.5
Alliance W. Ladbrook 527 24.9 N/A
Majority 99 4.7 -11.9
Turnout 2,114 45.1 -0.7
Registered electors 4,690
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.0

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Roots 994 60.5 -3.8
Alliance J. Hughes 380 23.1 N/A
Labour R. Crookes 270 16.4 -19.3
Majority 614 37.3 +8.7
Turnout 1,644 45.7 +2.1
Registered electors 3,596
Conservative hold Swing N/A

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Chapman 1,273 57.1 -7.7
Alliance W. Sandford 635 28.5 +11.9
Labour C. Graves 322 14.4 -6.2
Majority 638 28.6 -16.6
Turnout 2,230 44.4 +0.4
Registered electors 5,019
Conservative hold Swing Decrease9.8

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Gawthrop 863 49.3 -2.1
Alliance R. Wilson 550 31.4 +22.0
Labour K. Taylor 337 19.3 -19.9
Majority 313 17.9 +5.7
Turnout 1,750 43.7 +0.9
Registered electors 4,003
Conservative hold Swing Decrease12.1

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents J. Elliott 860 44.2 -7.4
Conservative R. Martin* 676 34.7 -1.5
Labour S. Simmonds 411 21.1 +8.8
Majority 184 9.5 -5.9
Turnout 1,947 33.7 -1.0
Registered electors 5,779
Tiptree Residents gain from Conservative Swing Decrease3.0

West Bergholt

West Bergholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Lampon* 609 63.2 -18.9
Alliance M. Bayliss 250 25.9 N/A
Labour J. Pearsall 105 10.9 -7.0
Majority 359 37.2 -27.0
Turnout 964 43.3 -4.1
Registered electors 2,226
Conservative hold Swing N/A

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Roberts 1,218 63.2 -2.9
Alliance W. Packard 609 31.6 N/A
Labour L. Shelley 100 5.2 -3.6
Majority 695 31.6 +9.4
Turnout 1,927 41.8 +3.4
Registered electors 4,609
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Winstree

Winstree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Fairhead* 796 72.5 -6.9
Alliance P. Treacher 232 21.1 N/A
Labour L. Shelley 100 5.2 -15.4
Majority 564 51.4 -7.3
Turnout 1,128 54.5 +0.1
Registered electors 2,015
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Roots 1,063 42.9 +3.9
Labour J. Bayles* 909 36.7 -9.3
Independent D. Staple 504 20.4 N/A
Majority 154 6.2 N/A
Turnout 2,476 43.4 -7.4
Registered electors 5,701
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase6.6

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Colchester Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 15 June 2021.