1982 Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council election[1]
← 1978 6 May 1982 1986 →

All 50 seats to Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
26 seats needed for a majority
Turnout50.0% (Increase2.4%
  First party Second party Third party
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats before 24 24 2
Seats won 25 23 2
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 18,565 19,616 10,357
Percentage 37.0% 39.1% 20.6%

Hammersmith and Fulham London UK local election 1982 map.svg
Map of the results of the 1982 Hammersmith and Fulham council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and the SDP–Liberal Alliance in yellow.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1982 Hammersmith and Fulham Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed in no overall control. [2]


Both Labour and the Conservatives fielded a full slate of 50 candidates.

The SDP Liberal Alliance also ran a full 50 candidates - an increase from the 20 candidates they fielded in 1978. On the ballot paper the candidates were listed alternatively as 'SDP-Liberal Alliance' and 'Liberal Alliance-SDP'.

The Ecology Party ran a single candidate in four wards - Brook Green, Coningham, Grove and Walham.

A single candidate in seven wards declared themselves to be representing the Residents' Association - Addison, Broadway, Coningham, Eel Brook, Gibbs Green, Margravine and Sands End.

Three candidates in Addison ward, two in Brook Green ward and one each in Grove and Margravine wards listed themselves as Independents.

Two candidates in Broadway ward and one in Sherbrooke ward used the 'Save London Action Group' banner. This compared to 18 candidates in the 1978 election who listed themselves as part of the 'Save London Alliance'. Across London at this election a further 46 candidates used the SLAG banner.

The Workers Revolutionary Party fielded two candidate - one each in Margravine and White City & Shepherds Bush wards. This was up from the single candidate at the previous election. Across London the party fielded a further 13 candidates at this election.

The National Front fielded 2 candidates in the Wormholt ward - down from the 14 candidates they ran at the 1978 election in Hammersmith. Across London the National Front fielded a further 55 candidates at this election.

A total of 175 candidates put themselves forward for the 50 available seats - an increase from the 159 candidates who contested the previous election.

Election result

The Labour Party won 25 seats (a gain of one seat), the Conservative Party 23 seats (a loss of one seat), and the SDP Liberal Alliance two seats (unchanged from the Liberal Party result in 1978). No party had overall control.[2]

The Conservatives maintained control of the Council with the support of the two Liberal Alliance councillors - Kim Howe was elected Council Leader.[3]

Ward results


Addison (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frances E.J. Belsham 763
Conservative Simon G. Chase 727
Labour Jennifer M. Litherland 722
Labour Terence N. Tucker 722
Alliance RaIson J. Davies 383
Alliance David R. Drabble 368
Residents' Association Arthur W. Blackmum 176
Independent Richard F. Clark 120
Independent Gwendoline N. Marsh 76
Independent John A.T. Rodd 69
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Avonmore (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John C. Putnam 1,043
Conservative Dominic C.R. Grieve 1,001
Labour Peter Conway 524
Labour Diana Basterfield 493
Alliance Patricia F. Pearson 331
Alliance Michael W.M. Orr 313
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Broadway (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Simon H.J.A. Knott 939
Alliance Robert Mulcahy 694
Labour John H. Gorter 636
Labour Bridget T. Prentice 618
Conservative Richard J. Caswell 273
Conservative Peter S. Seward 250
Residents' Association Anthony Horgan 146
Save London Action Group Derek N. Hulme 146
Save London Action Group Brett Woods 10
Turnout % %
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing

Brook Green

Brook Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John A. Hennessy 1,032
Conservative Peter C. Prince 939
Labour Louanne Tranchell 513
Labour John A. Bullock 477
Alliance Dominic C.A. Simon 429
Alliance Edward M. Wilson 398
Independent David A. Constable 133
Independent Anthony B.P. Mockler 132
Ecology Deborah M. Sutherland 65
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Colehill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin R.T. Howe 1,053
Conservative Michael R. Lingens 981
Labour Jennifer A. Clark 745
Labour Alan C. Tennock 722
Alliance Ian S.H. Franks 341
Alliance Gerald A. Dowden 288
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

College Park & Old Oak

College Park & Old Oak (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melvyn Silverman 900
Labour Petra Luxton 844
Labour Margaret Fenelon 817
Conservative Frederick P.A. Herbert 569
Conservative Gwenyth Herbert 556
Alliance Trevor K. Harrison 489
Alliance Fiona Wilson 459
Conservative Khalil A. Khan 449
Alliance Josephine Knott 428
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Coningham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Bull 1,232
Labour Daniel A. Filson 1,152
Labour Joseph S. Mirwitch 1,020
Conservative Ian Clarke 623
Conservative William J.S. Hodgson 559
Conservative Richard J. Clarke 542
Alliance David A. Bennett 448
Alliance John T. Dowdalls 409
Alliance Angela Kelly 392
Residents' Association Albert J. Harte 302
Ecology Jane N. Shepherd 72
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Crabtree (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kim G.F.B. Howe 1,055
Conservative Patricia A. Fitzgerald 1,030
Labour Michael Gannon 715
Labour Francis J. Lukey 704
Alliance Hugh D. Duff 364
Alliance Suzan L.M. St Maur 308
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Eel Brook

Eel Brook (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward D. Cunningham 932
Labour Ian J. Harrison 925
Conservative Peter N.J. Bryant 881
Conservative Garry Jones 836
Alliance Sally E.M. O'Brien 297
Alliance Ina J.G. Howells 261
Residents' Association Thomas A. Davies 141
Turnout % %
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Gibbs Green

Gibbs Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frances D. Kelly 843
Labour Gordon Prentice 750
Conservative Michael Fallon 730
Conservative Neil C. Morgan 674
Alliance Simon D.P. Pellew 357
Alliance Ian R. Hetherington 327
Residents' Association Geoffrey A.W. Dove 167
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Grove (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen P. Clark 887
Labour Hugh Thomson 844
Conservative Howard D. Harries 818
Conservative David Ellis 770
Alliance Anthony M. Halmos 48
Alliance Ian McCourt 438
Independent Geoffrey H. Kane 64
Ecology Stanley E.G. Jones 58
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Margravine (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David B. Jordan 856
Labour William C. Spiers 855
Conservative Ernest C. Ibbott 527
Conservative Anthony L. Stacpoole 491
Alliance Frederick T. Brent 181
Alliance Leonard T. Bonser 170
Independent Joseph C. Keats 39
Residents' Association Peter F. Cleverly 32
Workers Revolutionary Lorna Rhone 15
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Normand (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eleanor J. Caruana 1,057
Labour Margaret J. Sondergaard 965
Conservative Edgar G.A. Rabbets 839
Conservative Kenneth M. Walker 804
Alliance Richard C. Pratt 466
Alliance Joan Bonser 370
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Palace (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard G. Hoddinott 1,585
Conservative Stuart N.B. Leishman 1,559
Labour George W. Dimmick 363
Labour Julia L. Steinhart 348
Alliance Susan E.H. Rendel 344
Alliance Gillian M. Franks 340
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Ravenscourt (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Clarke 990
Conservative Rosemary Belhaven 977
Labour Paul R. Fiander 570
Alliance Edward C.R. Fawcett
Labour Ian Willmore 507
Alliance Simon J.B. Knott 432
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sands End

Sands End (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony F.W. Powell 1,019
Labour Clive A. Wisbey 929
Conservative Aidan J.M. Gibbs 628
Conservative James L. Malthouse 625
Alliance Malcolm J. Austin 294
Alliance Jennifer M. Huebner 274
Residents' Association John H. Garcka 33
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Sherbrooke (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David A.D. Tweedie 823
Labour Ian Gray 817
Labour Margaret E. Ingram 738
Conservative Henrietta M.B. Varley 717
Alliance Hector I. McDonald 299
Alliance Henry C.Q. Brownrigg 289
Save London Action Group Jonathan Raimes 29
Turnout % %
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Starch Green

Starch Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie S.A. Jones 742
Conservative Patricia J. Ward 727
Conservative Eric J. Hutson 716
Labour Michael R. Phipps 705
Alliance Michael J. Starks 504
Alliance Matthew J. Roche 455
Turnout % %
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Sulivan (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald A. Wombwell 1,146
Conservative Nicholas N. Browne 1,138
Alliance David D. Rendel 979
Alliance Peter M. Crystal 890
Labour Valerie A. Gorter 617
Labour Thomas Lipscomb 602
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David W. Clark 1,245
Conservative Fiona A.R. McGregor 1,242
Labour Leslie H. Hilliard 610
Labour Colyn W. Davies 594
Alliance Stephen W. Unwin 453
Alliance Peter J. Somerville 413
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Walham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana P.A. Chiesman 869
Conservative Julian N. Rampton 850
Labour Richard W. Rayner 844
Labour Brian E. Vaughan 773
Alliance John R.W.F. Graham 510
Alliance Regene Nissan 384
Ecology Cheryl R. Worsley 22
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

White City & Shepherds Bush

White City & Shepherds Bush (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan A. Gibbons 1,315
Labour Peter D. De Gory 1,256
Labour Gwendoline Braggins 1,118
Conservative Susan G. Gale 376
Alliance Sean P.G. Cullen 370
Alliance Raymond A. London 350
Alliance Malcolm A. Turner 289
Conservative Vida Zabavnik 271
Conservative Muhammad Sharif 268
Workers Revolutionary Calvin M. Stewart 84
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Wormholt (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary S. Best 1,106
Labour Alan G. Breeze 1,104
Conservative William C. Smith 1,021
Conservative Peter R.H. Hardy 955
Labour Josephine A. Wicks 933
Conservative Brian I. Maze 932
Alliance Margaret A. Connaughton 569
Alliance David Ash 560
Alliance Norma M. Hare 503
National Front Alistair I. Cameron 63
National Front Robert L.J. Pearse 61
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing


  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1982". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b London Borough Council Elections 6 May 1982 (PDF) (Report). London: Greater London Council. 29 July 1982. Publication 7168 1257 6. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Hammersmith and Fulham Political Almanac 1982". London Councils. Retrieved 29 June 2021.