The 1982 Newham London Borough Council election for the Newham London Borough Council was held on 6 May 1982. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 27.0%. The Labour Party held onto its overwhelmingly majority.

Election result

Newham Local Election Result 1982[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 54 0 3 -3 54.0
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 10.7
  Alliance 6 6 0 +6 29.1
  Other parties 3 0 3 0

Background

A total of 156 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 24 wards. Candidates included a full slate from the Labour party, whilst the Conservative party ran 29 candidates. The Liberal and SDP parties ran 56 joint candidates whilst the Liberal party also ran 3 candidates under the Liberal Focus Team Alliance banner. Other candidates included 5 Independents, 1 Communist and 3 National Front.

Results by ward

Beckton

Beckton (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Herbert A. Taylor 875 73.2 -9.0
Labour Derek A. Whitbread 783 N/A
Alliance Robert G Fleming 321 26.8 N/A
Turnout 22.6 -6.0
Registered electors 5,519
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bemersyde

Bemersyde (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Bauckham 733 56.9 -18.7
Labour William Dunlop 634 N/A
Alliance Adrian G. Cole 556 43.1 N/A
Alliance Eileen M. McManus 517 N/A
Turnout 29.4 +2.8
Registered electors 4,792
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canning Town & Grange

Canning Town & Grange (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack A. Hart 1,178 67.5 -10.8
Labour Charles Whincup 1,085 N/A
Alliance Ronald S. Webb 567 32.5 N/A
Alliance Margaret E. Linford 489 N/A
Turnout 30.9 +1.5
Registered electors 6,110
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Castle

Castle (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah L. M. Murray 1,031 62.4 +7.7
Labour Robert A. Wales 965 N/A
Alliance Leslie Hall 622 37.6 N/A
Alliance David Gotobe 601 N/A
Turnout 30.7 +5.5
Registered electors 5,951
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Central

Central (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon T. George 1,050 54.0 -8.0
Labour Stanley Hopwood 997 N/A
Alliance David J. Corney 707 36.3 N/A
Alliance Cathryn Y. Robbins 524 N/A
Independent Leslie D. Jefferd 188 9.7 N/A
Turnout 36.7 +0.8
Registered electors 5,747
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Custom House & Silvertown

Custom House & Silvertown (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William A. Chapman 1,026 61.8 -21.2
Labour Julia C. I. Garfield 968 N/A
Labour Thomas A. Jenkinson 861 N/A
Alliance Aaron P. Chapman 634 38.2 N/A
Alliance Sylvia A. Kilcoin 409 N/A
Alliance Sally A. Smith 391 N/A
Turnout 23.7 +0.3
Registered electors 7,959
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Forest Gate

Forest Gate (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael T. Foley 992 40.0 -18.3
Labour Ronald G. Augley 988 N/A
Labour Conor M. McAuley 960 N/A
Alliance Robert E. Burrows 811 32.7 N/A
Alliance Leighton R. Andrews 782 N/A
Alliance Alan J. Leaman 735 N/A
Conservative Robin D. Atter 603 24.3 -13.7
Conservative Victor E. Jackson 585 N/A
Conservative Luigi Peluso 529 N/A
Communist John G. Grahl 77 3.1 N/A
Turnout 28.7 +3.5
Registered electors 8,286
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Greatfield

Greatfield (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Edwin G. Ray 1,501 59.0 N/A
Alliance Neal A. Chubb 1,329 N/A
Alliance John J. Haggerty 1,326 N/A
Labour Marjorie E. Helps 1,043 41.0 +10.0
Labour Anita J. Pollock 1,021 N/A
Labour Thomas A. Acton 1,007 N/A
Turnout 32.7 -8.9
Registered electors 8,652
Alliance gain from Residents Swing
Alliance gain from Residents Swing
Alliance gain from Residents Swing

Hudsons

Hudsons (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick C. Jones 1,009 61.0 -9.3
Labour Frederick J. Dance 950 N/A
Labour Richard W. Buxton 925 N/A
Alliance Roy A. Adams 561 28.7 N/A
Alliance Lorraine Brand 69 N/A
Alliance Lamont M. Royer 60 N/A
Conservative Thomas A. Ham 382 19.6 -0.5
Conservative Jane F. Green 346 N/A
Conservative Doris C. Neville 326 N/A
Turnout 26.7 +0.1
Registered electors 7,828
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth C. R. Massey 1,412 59.4 +4.6
Labour John J. Plant 1,257 N/A
Alliance Sylvia E. Neal 540 22.7 N/A
Alliance Henry R. Wheatcroft 515 N/A
Independent Anand K. Sharma 424 17.8 N/A
Independent Leon Netto 344 9.7 N/A
Turnout 41.8 -2.3
Registered electors 5,874
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Little Ilford

Little Ilford (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Paul J. Robbins 1,304 54.0 N/A
Lib Dem Focus Team Ann C. Winfield 1,202 N/A
Lib Dem Focus Team Rif Winfield 1,135 N/A
Labour William H. Brown 1,030 42.7 -24.0
Labour John A. Kemp 1,021 N/A
Labour Patel G. Maganbhai 931 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Andrew K. Blunden 79 3.3 -1.5
Turnout 32.2 +13.1
Registered electors 8,585
Lib Dem Focus Team gain from Labour Swing
Lib Dem Focus Team gain from Labour Swing
Lib Dem Focus Team gain from Labour Swing

Manor Park

Manor Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amarjit Singh 1,372 49.6 -3.5
Labour James A. Parnell 1,291 N/A
Labour Elizabeth C. Fullick 1,255 N/A
Conservative Alexander G. Hope-Thomson 791 28.6 -10.4
Conservative Andrew F. Winter 782 N/A
Conservative Stanley L. Norton 754 N/A
Alliance John S. Ashworth 604 21.8 N/A
Alliance William A. Robinson 569 N/A
Alliance Noble Din 500 N/A
Turnout 36.3 -1.5
Registered electors 8,571
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Monega

Monega (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lewis E. Boyce 1,106 58.0 +2.4
Labour Frederick E. York 1,027 N/A
Alliance Alec J. Kellaway 479 25.1 N/A
Alliance Harbans S. Jabbal 389 N/A
Independent Kartor Singh 322 16.9 N/A
Independent Munawar Hussain 295 N/A
Turnout 35.3 -1.1
Registered electors 5,834
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

New Town

New Town (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter J. Pendle 576 48.6 -19.2
Labour Maurice Sampson 492 N/A
Alliance Andrew J. Bolton 345 29.1 N/A
Alliance David C. Powell 321 N/A
Conservative Deryn J. Buckley 264 22.3 -6.7
Conservative Barry W. Roberts 216 N/A
Turnout 28.5 +0.5
Registered electors 4,593
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ordnance

Ordnance (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles A. Flemwell 610 71.8 -13.0
Labour Anne King 531 N/A
Alliance Edward G. Powell 240 28.2 N/A
Alliance Melva Campbell 197 N/A
Turnout 21.1 -1.6
Registered electors 4,266
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Park

Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Howlett 1,053 50.3 -15.1
Labour James G. Newstead 960 N/A
Labour Sidney H. Smith 937 N/A
Alliance Leonard Ryder 598 28.6 N/A
Alliance Leslie E. Groombridge 593 N/A
Alliance Michael J. Hogan 579 N/A
Conservative Roger M. Barker-Green 441 21.1 N/A
Conservative Wendy N. Blanchard 420 N/A
Conservative Richard C. Strauss 402 N/A
Turnout 30.8 +5.4
Registered electors 7,813
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plaistow

Plaistow (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anand N. Patil 1,906 74.8 +13.6
Labour David J. Brand 1,235 N/A
Labour Arthur F. G. Edwards 1,229 N/A
Alliance Ian W. F. MacFadyen 468 18.4 N/A
Alliance Nicholas Ward 461 N/A
Alliance Amrik S. Mahandru 382 N/A
National Front Michael B. Hipperson 175 6.9 N/A
National Front Denis G. Holland 174 N/A
National Front William J. Roberts 155 N/A
Turnout 29.7 +2.2
Registered electors 7,154
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plashet

Plashet (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank I. Jackman 1,327 40.1 -35.1
Labour Edwin Mann 1,216 N/A
Labour Kenneth Palmer 1,167 N/A
Ind. Labour Party Bill Watts 1,005 30.4 N/A
Ind. Labour Party Peter Billups 962 N/A
Ind. Labour Party Liam A. Williams 830 N/A
Alliance Sailesh Bhattacharji 566 17.1 N/A
Alliance Peshawari Bhalla 556 N/A
Conservative Peter G. Ham 411 12.4 -12.4
Conservative William G. Flynn 410 N/A
Conservative Gerard Eldridge 401 N/A
Alliance Ross B. Smith 396 N/A
Turnout 37.9 +5.9
Registered electors 8,845
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Stephens

St Stephens (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Nolan 1,130 62.1 +4.2
Labour Eric R. Harris 1,030 N/A
Alliance Francis J. Rowden 406 22.3 N/A
Alliance Ahmed E. Oomerjee 352 N/A
Independent Bahadur S. Gahir 284 15.6 N/A
Independent Parkash C. Sondhi 243 N/A
Turnout 40.4 -5.5
Registered electors 5,521
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

South

South (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Daly 1,033 50.1 -5.4
Labour Leonard D. Manley 886 N/A
Labour Margaret E. Philpott 851 N/A
Conservative Robert F. Williams 577 28.0 -1.9
Conservative Sylvia L. Williams 455 N/A
Alliance Anthony Wilkinson 451 21.9 N/A
Alliance Frances L. Bolton 361 N/A
Alliance David M. Coleman 361 N/A
Turnout 28.9 -0.6
Registered electors 7,278
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Stratford

Stratford (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James C. Goldsmith 665 57.2 -12.7
Labour James C. Riley 563 N/A
Alliance Albert Fuller 284 24.4 N/A
Alliance Denis P. Groutage 230 N/A
Conservative Florence Jackson 213 18.3 -1.6
Conservative Emily J. Short 178 N/A
Turnout 23.6 -1.3
Registered electors 5,472
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Upton

Upton (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John R. Clow 1,685 58.6 -14.5
Labour David A. Gilles 1,447 N/A
Labour Alan Mattingly 1,319 N/A
Independent Noorallah Darwesh 440 15.3 N/A
Alliance Belboda J. B. Cooke 435 15.1 N/A
Independent Ahmed Din 403 N/A
Alliance Surinder M. Gautama 389 N/A
Conservative Edmund McCullagh 317 11.0 -15.9
Conservative Dorothy M. Neal 311 N/A
Conservative David Knight 304 N/A
Turnout 34.6 +4.0
Registered electors 8,380
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Wall End

Wall End (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Herbert T. Philpott 1,252 47.3 -1.3
Labour Hermaish K. Dhesi 1,189 N/A
Labour Sarah J. Reeves 1,162 N/A
Conservative Donald MacIver 780 29.5 +14.7
Conservative Gwendoline H. MacIver 749 N/A
Conservative Laurence A. Howell 747 N/A
Alliance Peggy R. Campbell 616 23.3 N/A
Alliance Richard J. Minchin 537 N/A
Alliance Ernest G. Mtunzi 514 N/A
Turnout 34.6 -1.8
Registered electors 8,534
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Ham

West Ham (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred T. Dickerson 865 54.4 -14.1
Labour Peter J. Undrill 699 N/A
Alliance Victor Schofield 380 23.9 N/A
Conservative Dennis F. Privett 346 21.7 +5.5
Alliance Simon McGrath 345 N/A
Conservative Simon N. C. Pearce 319 N/A
Turnout 28.2 +3.3
Registered electors 6,194
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1982 and 1986

Forest Gate

Forest Gate by-election, 14 June 1984[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret P. Olley 1,517 63.4 +23.4
Lib Dem Focus Team David C. Powell 469 19.6 -13.1
Conservative Robin D. Atter 407 17.0 -7.3
Majority 1,048 43.8 N/A
Turnout 30.7 +2.0
Registered electors 7,845
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael T. Foley.

Little Ilford

Little Ilford by-election, 14 June 1984[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Ann C. Winfield 1,868
Labour Stephen C. Timms 1,780
Labour Colin M. Copus 1,763
Lib Dem Focus Team Rif Winfield 1,715
Majority 88 N/A
Turnout 45.3 +13.1
Registered electors 8,431
Lib Dem Focus Team hold Swing
Labour gain from Lib Dem Focus Team Swing

The by-election was called following the resignations of Cllr. Rif Winfield and Cllr. Ann Winfield.

New Town

New Town by-election, 28 June 1984[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Mallard 987 71.7 +23.1
Alliance Lee Reeves 264 19.2 -9.9
Conservative Victor E. Jackson 125 9.1 -13.2
Majority 723 52.5 N/A
Turnout 28.4 -0.1
Registered electors 4,845
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Maurice Sampson.

References

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