1983 Chichester District Council election
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All 50 seats to Chichester District Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Alliance
Last election 27 11
Seats won 27 12
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 18,522 14,112
Percentage 40.6% 30.9%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Chichester District Council in West Sussex, United Kingdom were held on 5 May 1983.

The whole council was up for election and resulted in a Conservative majority.

Election result

Chichester District Council Election Result 1983[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 27 3 3 Steady 54.0 40.6 18,522 +0.6
  Alliance 12 2 1 Increase1 24.0 30.9 14,112 +2.8
  Independent 8 1 0 Increase1 16.0 15.4 7,011 +3.9
  Residents 2 0 1 Decrease1 4.0 5.7 2,597 –3.9
  Independent Liberal 1 1 0 Increase1 2.0 0.0 0 N/A
  Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.7 1,674 –1.0
  Ind. Conservative 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.00 2.8 1,274 –0.8
27 12 8 2 1
Conservative Alliance Independent Res. I.L.

Ward results

Birdham (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Darley 638 82.6 N/A
Alliance M. D'Arcy 134 17.4 N/A
Turnout 772 52.7 N/A
Registered electors 1,456
Conservative hold Swing
Bosham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Stocker 828 34.1 –2.7
Independent D. Yden 666 27.4 –7.2
Independent J. Lillywhite 570 23.4 –5.2
Alliance Q. Cox 367 15.1 N/A
Turnout 2,431 56.0 –19.3
Registered electors 3,148
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Boxgrove (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Kirkby-Bott 414 30.9 N/A
Alliance N. Brooks 250 18.7 N/A
Independent D. Deans 140 17.4 N/A
Turnout 804 60.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,339
Conservative hold Swing
Bury (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative I. Hyde 433 71.0 N/A
Labour C. Townroe 177 29.0 N/A
Turnout 610 52.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,173
Conservative hold Swing
Chichester East (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance M. French 870 49.3 –8.4
Alliance A. French 819
Alliance C. Tupper 814
Conservative P. Combes 790 40.6 +5.2
Conservative I. Mays 657
Conservative A. Missen 614
Labour D. Morrison 269 10.1 –13.6
Labour P. Norris 247
Turnout 5,080 39.9 –32.0
Registered electors 4,954
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Chichester North (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Carlton 963 49.5 +0.5
Conservative A. Hue 913
Alliance J. Rankin 860 31.8 –19.2
Alliance L. Eyles 831
Conservative A. Smith 754
Ind. Conservative E. Craig 644 12.1 N/A
Independent M. Bell 352 6.6 N/A
Turnout 5,317 45.9 –28.2
Registered electors 4,543
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Chichester South (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance P. Weston 937 67.8 –4.2
Alliance A. Scicluna 893
Alliance K. Smith 870
Conservative D. Clark 850 21.4 –15.0
Labour J. Kennett 167 10.8 N/A
Labour G. Jacobs 139
Labour J. Moran 123
Turnout 3,979 44.9 –26.9
Registered electors 4,046
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Chichester West (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance T. Siggs 1,020 53.8 +0.6
Alliance L. Holden 998
Alliance M. Clough 949
Conservative C. Spawton 898 30.8 –16.0
Conservative G. Thomas 802
Ind. Conservative F. Craig 498 9.0 N/A
Independent H. Bell 347 6.3 N/A
Turnout 5,512 49.3 –23.2
Registered electors 4,753
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Donnington (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Manicom 390 53.4 N/A
Alliance T. Wheeler 341 46.6 N/A
Turnout 731 50.5 N/A
Registered electors 1,460
Conservative hold Swing
Easebourne (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Wood 383 65.1 +1.0
Independent E. Knight 205 34.9 N/A
Turnout 588 37.0 –34.8
Registered electors 1,584
Conservative hold Swing
East Wittering (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Craven 644 64.6 N/A
Alliance J. Matthews 353 35.4 N/A
Turnout 997 38.9 N/A
Registered electors 2,589
Conservative hold Swing
Fernhurst (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Hamilton 835 43.6 +13.1
Independent M. Gilbert 614 32.1 –8.2
Independent M. Jenkins 466 24.3 N/A
Turnout 1,915 59.6 –12.5
Registered electors 2,431
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Funtington (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent D. Gauntlett Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,902
Independent hold
Graffham (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent K. Murray Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,502
Independent hold
Harting (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Liberal M. Stuart Parker Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,374
Independent Liberal gain from Conservative
Hunston (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Cheesman 541 67.7 +8.1
Alliance F. Wilton 258 32.3 –8.1
Turnout 799 43.0 –31.3
Registered electors 1,844
Conservative hold Swing
Lavant (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance F. Heald 317 50.1 –4.4
Conservative F. Longmore 316 49.9 +4.4
Turnout 633 45.0 –28.0
Registered electors 1,470
Alliance hold Swing
Linchmere (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Gibson 380 69.2 N/A
Alliance S. Schlich 169 30.8 N/A
Turnout 549 43.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,205
Conservative hold Swing
Lodsworth (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Hancock 488 78.7 N/A
Ind. Conservative C. Walsh 132 21.3 N/A
Turnout 620 42.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,509
Conservative hold Swing
Midhurst (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent P. Burne 880 36.3 +1.6
Conservative J. Boulton 836 34.5 +8.2
Independent D. Mott 706 29.1 N/A
Turnout 2,422 43.5 –31.3
Registered electors 3,545
Independent hold Swing
Conservative gain from Ind. Conservative Swing
Oving (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. Best 522 72.3 +9.4
Alliance O. Evans 126 17.5 N/A
Labour B. Morrison 124 17.2 N/A
Turnout 722 47.0 –24.3
Registered electors 1,644
Conservative hold Swing
Petworth (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Duncton 636 40.7 N/A
Conservative R. Bill 465 59.3 N/A
Conservative W. Mills 460
Turnout 1,561 36.7 N/A
Registered electors 2,949
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Plaistow (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Luttman-Johnson Unopposed
Conservative T. Micklem Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 3,100
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Rogate (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Janes 433 52.6 –23.1
Alliance K. Campbell 319 38.8 N/A
Independent A. Jackson 71 8.6 –15.7
Turnout 823 53.3 –21.8
Registered electors 1,468
Conservative hold Swing
Selsey North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Cox 557 62.9 N/A
Conservative I. Gibbons 543
Alliance J. Ratcliff 405 23.2 N/A
Independent D. Hammond 243 13.9 N/A
Turnout 1,748 31.0 N/A
Registered electors 3,477
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Selsey South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Whiteman 640 52.5 +3.3
Conservative F. Bavister 593
Independent A. Ogden 400 17.0 N/A
Independent P. Hammond 360 15.3 N/A
Independent H. Van Raat 355 15.1 N/A
Turnout 2,348 39.0 –35.9
Registered electors 3,314
Conservative gain from Ind. Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sidlesham (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent A. Petrie-Hay Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 950
Independent hold
Southbourne (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents I. Sutherland 1,341 67.4 +5.0
Residents C. Teece 1,256
Alliance A. Moss 827 21.5 N/A
Labour R. Marsh 238 11.1 N/A
Labour R. Morris 190
Turnout 3,852 34.0
Registered electors 4,862
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Alliance gain from Residents Swing
Stedham (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Burdett Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,576
Conservative hold
Stoughton (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent J. Mann Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,324
Independent hold
West Wittering (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. Allen Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 2,429
Conservative hold
Westbourne (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Bray 402 51.0 –3.6
Alliance C. Jones 386 49.0 +3.6
Turnout 788 52.0 –21.7
Registered electors 1,504
Conservative hold Swing
Wisborough Green (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Illius Unopposed
Turnout 0 0.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,945
Conservative hold


References

  1. ^ Colin Rallings; Michael Thrasher (June 2015). "Chichester District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University.