The Council elections held in Wolverhampton on Thursday 6 May 1982 were one third, and 20 of the 60 seats were up for election.

1982 was the first year the SDP and Liberal Party stood in alliance.

1982 was also the first year of elections following boundary changes that saw the loss of Wednesfield Heath, Eastfield and Parkfield wards and the bringing in of Fallings Park, East Park and Heath Town wards.

Prior to the election the constitution of the Council was:

Following the election the constitution of the Council was:

Election result

Bilston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Turner 1763
Conservative P Windridge 511
Alliance C Dawson 575
Majority 1252
Bilston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Barber 1334
Labour S Gangar 1131
Alliance G Carter 1051
Majority 203
Blakenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Rowley 1812
Conservative R Stickland 1487
Alliance P Hurlstone 735
Majority 325
Bushbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Patten 1590
Labour R Bennett 1021
Alliance E George 760
Majority 569
East Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Howells 1540
Alliance K Parkes 754
Conservative J Perry 670
Majority 786
Ettingshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Bold 1665
Conservative P Ellis 562
Alliance J Bailey 492
Majority 1103
Fallings Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Carpenter 1703
Labour Mrs P Byrne 1389
Alliance D Hislop 868
Majority 314
Graiseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Ledsam 2008
Conservative Mrs K Dass 1434
Alliance R Steel 1052
Independent Dr S Prasad 99
Majority 574
Heath Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Purchase 1321
Conservative J Margetts 966
Alliance C Hallmark 815
Majority 355
Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bilson 1667
Conservative Mrs C Horton 832
Alliance H Salt 406
Majority 835
Merry Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Clarke 2581
Alliance B Lamb 1498
Labour Mrs A Clark 552
Majority 835
Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F Haley 1424
Labour Mrs J Jones 854
Alliance E Mitchell 730
Majority 570
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W Morrison 2671
Labour A McPherson 1094
Alliance D Craft 954
Majority 1577
Penn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Bickley 3216
Alliance J Nock 1258
Labour R Lawrence 470
Majority 1958
St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I Claymore 2546
Conservative N Ling 656
Alliance R Gray 537
Majority 1890
Spring Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs M Pointon 1490
Conservative B Green 1230
Alliance R Whitehouse 935
National Front E Shaw 111
Majority 260
Tettenhall Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S Morton 2317
Alliance L McLean 969
Labour B Hill 506
Majority 1348
Tettenhall Wightwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Watson 2889
Alliance K Worrall 922
Labour C Winder 449
Majority 1967
Wednesfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Jones 1607
Labour Mrs T Walton 1389
Alliance M Pearson 718
Majority 218
Wednesfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs L Leader 1656
Conservative J Davis 1469
Alliance J Thompson 602
Majority 187