1983 Derby City Council election[1][2]
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15 of the 44 seats in the Derby City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Last election 27 17 0
Seats before 26 18 0
Seats won 8 6 1
Seats after 25 18 1
Seat change Decrease1 Steady Increase1
Popular vote 21,467 17,159 7,952
Percentage 45.7% 36.6% 16.9%

Derby City Council election 1983 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1983 Derby City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1983 Derby City Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect members of Derby City Council in England.[3] This was on the same day as other local elections. 15 of the council's 44 seats were up for election. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Overall results

1983 Derby City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 1 Decrease1 53.3 45.7 21,467
  Conservative 6 0 0 Steady 40.0 36.6 17,159
  Alliance 1 1 0 Increase1 6.7 16.9 7,952
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 253
  CCU 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 13
Total 15 46,932

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Tunnicliffe 1,803 59.9%
Conservative M. Tomlinson 910 30.2%
Alliance L. Wilson 298 9.9%
Turnout 31.9%
Labour hold

Babington

Location of Babington ward
Location of Babington ward
Babington[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Maltby 2,424 72.8%
Conservative J. Hackney 657 19.7%
Alliance J. Cutler 250 7.5%
Turnout 38.7%
Labour hold

Chaddesden

Location of Chaddesden ward
Location of Chaddesden ward
Chaddesden[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Streets 1,615 39.3%
Conservative G. Andrews 1,441 35.1%
Alliance K. Dibdon 1,053 25.6%
Turnout 45.9%
Labour hold

Chellaston

Location of Chellaston ward
Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Lissett 1,903 52.7%
Labour M. Fuller 1,711 47.3%
Turnout 45.8%
Conservative hold

Darley

Location of Darley ward
Location of Darley ward
Darley[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Wright 2,560 59.5%
Labour W. Denman 810 18.8%
Alliance P. Simpson 677 15.7%
Independent R. Morledge 253 5.9%
Turnout 45.6%
Conservative hold

Derwent

Location of Derwent ward
Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance G. Kennedy 1,763 51.9%
Labour G. Topham 1,195 35.2%
Conservative C. Hadfield 425 12.5%
CCU S. Gibson 13 0.4%
Turnout 43.2%
Alliance gain from Labour

Kingsway

Location of Kingsway ward
Location of Kingsway ward
Kingsway[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Johnson 1,752 53.4%
Alliance S. Seward 800 24.4%
Labour D. Dorrell 726 22.1%
Turnout 40.6%
Conservative hold

Litchurch

Location of Litchurch ward
Location of Litchurch ward
Litchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. McGiven 2,041 73.2%
Conservative A. Phillips 486 17.4%
Alliance W. Mooney 261 9.4%
Turnout 35.0%
Labour hold

Littleover

Location of Littleover ward
Location of Littleover ward
Littleover[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Wood 1,913 56.8%
Labour S. Bolton 878 26.1%
Alliance G. Taylor 486 14.4%
Ecology B. Sabine 88 2.6%
Turnout 48.3%
Conservative hold

Mackworth

Location of Mackworth ward
Location of Mackworth ward
Mackworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Anderson 1,817 58.3%
Conservative B. Haller 916 29.4%
Alliance P. King 383 12.3%
Turnout 41.0%
Labour hold

Mickleover

Location of Mickleover ward
Location of Mickleover ward
Mickleover[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative N. Glen Unopposed
Turnout n/a n/a
Conservative hold

Normanton

Location of Normanton ward
Location of Normanton ward
Normanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Brocklehurst 2,012 61.0%
Conservative K. Dickenson 1,003 30.4%
Alliance P. Boateng 283 8.6%
Turnout 41.6%
Labour hold

Osmanton

Location of Osmaston ward
Location of Osmaston ward
Osmanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Bull 1,461 72.9%
Conservative K. Lester 360 18.0%
Alliance G. Colman 182 9.1%
Turnout 28.3%
Labour hold

Sinfin

Location of Sinfin ward
Location of Sinfin ward
Sinfin[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Mullarkey 1,828 58.5%
Conservative P. Foy 648 20.7%
Alliance C. Moore 647 20.7%
Turnout 41.2%
Labour hold

Spondon

Location of Spondon ward
Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M. Rowley 2,185 52.0%
Labour M. Tanvir 1,146 27.3%
Alliance J. Barnett 869 20.7%
Turnout 41.6%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1983". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1983. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 16.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Derby City Council Election Results 1979-1995" (PDF). Elections Centre.