1982 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Party Labour Conservative

Council control before election


Council control after election


The 1980 Ipswich Borough Council election was the second election to the Ipswich Borough Council under the system of electing by thirds, whereby a third of the councillors were to stand for election, each time. These new arrangements had been determined by the Local Government Boundary Commission as laid out in their Report 280.[1]

It took place as part of the 1982 United Kingdom local elections. [2]

There were 16 wards each returning one councillor.[3] The Labour Party retained control of the Council.[2]


  1. ^ Proposals for the Future Electoral Arrangements for the Borough of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission. 1977.
  2. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1979). Local Elections Handbook 1982. Plymouth: Elections Centre, Plymouth University.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Ipswich Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Elections Centre Plymouth University. Retrieved 10 May 2021.