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Elections to Colchester Borough Council took place in 1982.

Results Summary

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

Ward Results

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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
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

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 -30.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Purvis 1,131 46.0 -12.1
Alliance Martin Hunt 915 37.2 +21.4
Labour Chris Pearson 414 16.8 -12.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Bober 1,262 54.5 -16.4
Alliance P. Baker 535 23.1 +14.7
Conservative E. Sinclair 517 22.3 +1.7
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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 New
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Roots 994 60.5 -3.8
Alliance J. Hughes 380 23.1 New
Labour R. Crookes 270 16.4 -19.3
Majority
Turnout 45.7
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Tiptree Residents gain from Conservative Swing

West Bergholt

West Bergholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Lampon 609 63.2 -25.3
Alliance M. Bayliss 250 25.9 N/A
Labour J. Pearsall 105 10.9 -1.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Roberts 1,218 63.2
Alliance W. Packard 609 31.6
Labour L. Shelley 100 5.2
Majority 31.6
Turnout 41.8
Conservative hold Swing

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 -14.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

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