Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held in May 1982.[1] One third of the council was up for election. Labour were defending 8 seats, The Conservatives 7. Labour held 7 seats with the Conservatives holding their 7 and the Liberal/SDP Alliance fielding a full slate of candidates taking a seat off Labour (Baxenden).

After the election, the composition of the council was

Hyndburn Local Election Result 1982
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 1 -1 46.7% 36.2% 8,479 -15.6%
  Conservative 7 46.7% 39.1% 9,174 +0.2%
  SDP 1 1 +1 6.7% 23.9% 5,609 +23.9%
  Liberal -2.6%
  National Front
  Independent -3%
  Communist
  Independent Labour 0.6% 134 +0.6%
  Spoilt 0.2% 56 -0.2%
  Totals 15 41.8% 23,492
Ward 1979 1st 1979 2nd 1979 3rd 1980 1982
Next Up 1980 1982 1983 1984 1986
Altham Parish - - Con -
Barnfield Con Lab Lab Lab Lab
Baxenden Con Con Con Lab SDP
Central Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab
Church Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab
Clayton Con Con Con Lab Lab
Huncoat Con Lab Con Lab Con
Immanuel Lab Con Con Lab Con
Milnshaw Con Con Con Lab Con
Netherton Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab
Overton Con Con Con Lab Con
Peel Lab Lab Con Lab Lab
Rishton Eachill Con - Con Con -
Rishton Norden Con Lab - Con Con
Spring Hill Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab
St Andrews Con Con Con Lab Con
St Oswalds Con Con Con Con Con
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Councillors 1979 1980 1982
Labour Cllrs. 5 8 6 13 7
Cons Cllrs 11 7 10 3 7
SDP Cllrs 1
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% of the Vote 1979 1980 1982
Labour 46.6% 51.8% 36.2%
Conservatives 55.0% 38.9% 39.1%
SDP Alliance 23.9%
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Votes 1979 1980 1982
Labour 51,823 12,944 8,479
Conservatives 54,578 9,713 9,174
Liberals 2,724 1,239
SDP Alliance 5,609

Ward Results

Barnfield- electorate 2,998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Keeley 552
SDP 441
Conservative 314
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority
Turnout 1,307 43.7%
Labour hold Swing
Baxenden- electorate 3,539
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Eddleston 596
Liberal 576
Conservative 543
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority
Turnout 48.5%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Central- electorate 3,950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Basil Whitham 1,119
Conservative 417
... spoilt votes 11 ...
Majority
Turnout 39.2%
Labour hold Swing
Church- electorate 4,843
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phyliss Hargreaves 1,429
Conservative 658
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority
Turnout 43.2%
Labour hold Swing
Clayton-le-Moors - electorate 4,180
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour PS Whitham 838
Conservative 828
Liberal 331
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority
Turnout 48.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Huncoat - electorate 2,764
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Saville 696
Conservative 694
... spoilt votes 1 ...
Majority 2
Turnout 50.3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Immanuel - electorate 3,369
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B Nuttall 704
Conservative 658
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority 46
Turnout 38.2%
Labour hold Swing
Milnshaw - electorate 4,188
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham A. Ashworth 1,044
Conservative 813
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority
Turnout 44.4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Netherton - electorate 3,714
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Gregory 1,058
Conservative 722
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority
Turnout 48.1%
Labour hold Swing
Overton - electorate 4,518
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J D Marsh 910
Conservative 897
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority
Turnout 40.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Peel - electorate 3,861
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W Wallwork 1,111
Conservative 603
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority
Turnout 44.5%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Rishton Eachill - electorate 2,102
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. D. Henry 482
Labour 350
Liberal 197
... spoilt votes 1 ...
Majority
Turnout 49.0%
Conservative hold Swing
Rishton Norden- electorate 2,538
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 652
Labour 379
Liberal 135
... spoilt votes 0 ...
Majority
Turnout 45.9%
Conservative hold Swing
Spring Hill - electorate 4,120
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cliff Westell 776
Independent 690
... spoilt votes 42 ...
Majority
Turnout 36.6%
Labour hold Swing
St. Andrew's - electorate 3,238
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Newsham 642
Conservative 626
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority 16
Turnout 39.3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Oswald's - electorate 4,079
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bessie Margaret Sandiford 656
Labour 509
Independent 302
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority
Turnout 36.0%
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Hyndburn Council election records". Hyndburn Council election records: 1. May 1982.