1983 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

← 1982 5 May 1983 1984 →

14 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats before 22 12
Seats won 8 6
Seats after 24 13
Seat change Increase2 Increase1
Popular vote 17,892 19,478
Percentage 36.7%

40.0%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Alliance Residents
Seats before 3 5
Seats won 0 0
Seats after 3 2
Seat change Steady Decrease3
Popular vote 10,039 1,295
Percentage 20.6% 2.7%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1983 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour Party

Council control after election

Labour Party

The 1983 Basildon District Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had won at the previous election in 1982.

Overall results

1983 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 2 0 Increase2 57.1 36.7 17,892
  Conservative 6 3 2 Increase1 42.9 40.0 19,478
  Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 20.6 10,039
  Residents 0 0 3 Decrease3 0.0 2.7 1,295
Total 14 48,704

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Lea 2,503 63.6%
Alliance G. Cronkshaw 819 20.8%
Labour A. Chipperfield 615 15.6%
Turnout 46.4%
Conservative gain from Residents

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Johnson 2,508 66.5%
Alliance G. Taylor 902 23.9%
Labour M. Baker 363 9.6%
Turnout 48.3%
Conservative gain from Residents

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Parr 2,025 52.6%
Residents C. Jones 1,295 33.6%
Labour I. Harlow 533 13.8%
Turnout 46.1%
Conservative gain from Residents

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Ballard 2,032 50.5%
Alliance J. White 1,300 32.3%
Conservative L. Tilt 693 17.2%
Turnout 44.3%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Dove 1,766 62.5%
Conservative A. Ball 718 25.4%
Alliance F. Crow 340 12.0%
Turnout 34.0%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Blerkom 1,421 42.8%
Labour P. Rackley 1,364 41.1%
Alliance M. Howard 532 16.0%
Turnout 44.3%
Conservative hold

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Lynch 1,071 37.2%
Alliance K. Lack 978 33.9%
Conservative A. Dines 832 28.9%
Turnout 39.5%
Labour hold

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Costello 1,959 60.2%
Conservative R. Kemp 731 22.5%
Alliance K. Neil 564 17.3%
Turnout 40.9%
Labour hold

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Gelder 1,512 38.9%
Conservative P. Cole 1,322 34.0%
Alliance A. Lutton 1,057 27.2%
Turnout 48.7%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Hodge 2,106 64.7%
Conservative E. Dines 1,331 39.3%
Alliance B. Simmons 442 13.0%
Turnout 40.4%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Amey 2,014 62.1%
Conservative P. Tomkins 869 26.8%
Alliance A. Scott 360 11.1%
Turnout 36.9%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Miller 1,589 58.7%
Conservative J. Dolby 752 27.8%
Alliance P. Harding 364 13.5%
Turnout 35.8%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Leibner 1,998 54.8%
Labour L. Wignall 1,033 28.3%
Alliance M. Birch 617 16.9%
Turnout 44.0%
Conservative hold

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative T. Ball 1,775 44.8%
Labour G. Palmer 1,764 44.5%
Alliance R. Turpin 425 10.7%
Turnout 49.9%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1983". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.