1983 City of Lincoln Council election[1][2]
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11 of the 33 seats to City of Lincoln Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 20 13
Seats won 8 3
Seats after 23 10
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 12,532 10,575
Percentage 46.4% 39.2%

Map showing the results the 1983 Lincoln City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats and blue shows the Conservatives seats.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1983 City of Lincoln Council election took place on 5 May 1983. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election: the seats of the top-polling candidates at the all out election of 1979. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Overall results

1983 City of Lincoln Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 3 0 Increase3 72.7 46.4 12,532
  Conservative 3 0 3 Decrease3 27.3 39.2 10,575
  Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 13.2 3,561
  Ecology 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 181
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 118
  Rev Reform 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 17
Total 11 26,984

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter West[4] 1,150 51.2%
Conservative J. Frost 722 32.2%
Alliance M. Sedgwick 372 16.6%
Turnout 41.5%
Labour hold

Birchwood

Location of Birchwood ward
Location of Birchwood ward
Boultham[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Lawrence Wells[5] 910 40.9%
Conservative W. Crumblehulme 864 38.8%
Labour L. Retallack 418 18.8%
Independent Labour K. Erskine 34 1.5%
Turnout 40.2%
Labour gain from Conservative

Boultham

Location of Boultham ward
Location of Boultham ward
Boultham[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Rook 1,305 52.1%
Conservative P. Samways 870 34.7%
Alliance L. Davis 264 10.5%
Ecology C. Moulton 65 2.6%
Turnout 51.3%
Labour hold

Note: T. Rook had been elected as a Democratic Labour councillor in 1979[3]

Bracebridge

Location of Bracebridge ward
Location of Bracebridge ward
Bracebridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative E. Jenkins 1,603 61.3%
Labour W. Fielder 1,011 38.7%
Turnout 45.4%
Conservative hold

Carholme

Location of Carholme ward
Location of Carholme ward
Carholme[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative S. Campbell 1,185 43.3%
Labour B. Phippard 799 29.2%
Alliance S. England 684 25.0%
Ecology S. Moulton 69 2.5%
Turnout 49.5%
Conservative hold

Castle

Location of Castle ward
Location of Castle ward
Castle[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Anthony Morgan[6] 1,419 55.8%
Conservative M. Mellows 766 30.1%
Alliance E. Thompson 356 14.0%
Turnout 49.1%
Labour hold

Longdales

Location of Longdales ward
Location of Longdales ward
Longdales[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Neil Murray[7] 1,160 46.0%
Conservative C. North 979 38.8%
Alliance R. Barnes 356 14.1%
Independent Labour M. King 27 1.1%
Turnout 51.4%
Labour gain from Conservative

Minster

Location of Minster ward
Location of Minster ward
Minster[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jerome O'Brien[5] 1,481 44.8%
Conservative J. Sullivan 1,352 40.9%
Alliance C. Davis 415 12.6%
Independent Labour N. Erskin 57 1.7%
Turnout 53.9%
Labour gain from Conservative

Moorland

Location of Moorland ward
Location of Moorland ward
Moorland[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Abbott 1,051 46.5%
Labour R. Hodson 949 42.0%
Alliance C. Robins 243 10.8%
Rev Reform T. Kyle 17 0.8%
Turnout 45.7%
Conservative hold

Park

Location of Park ward
Location of Park ward
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Jackson[8] 1,004 48.1%
Conservative K. Pullen 582 27.9%
Alliance F. Allen 453 21.7%
Ecology G. Bosworth 47 2.3%
Turnout 41.9%
Labour hold

Tritton

Location of Tritton ward
Location of Tritton ward
Tritton[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Hurst 1,344 69.1%
Conservative R. Seale 601 30.9%
Turnout 44.8%
Labour 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 "City of Lincoln Council Election Results 1973-2012". Elections Centre. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Councillors - Abbey ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Councillors - Glebe ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Councillors - Castle ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Councillors - Castle ward". Archived from the original on 26 August 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Councillors - Park ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2019.