1983 East Northamptonshire District Council election[1]
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All 36 seats in the East Northamptonshire District Council
19 seats needed for a majority
Turnout56.6%
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Seats won 30 6
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 12,696 8,132
Percentage 51.2% 32.8%

East Northamptonshire UK local election 1983 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1983 East Northamptonshire District Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 1983 East Northamptonshire District Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect members of East Northamptonshire District Council in Northamptonshire, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council which it had held since the council's creation in 1973.[1]

Ward-by-Ward Results

Barnwell Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Barnwell[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Fowles 316
Ind. Conservative P. Baxter 173
Labour P. Wynne 72
Conservative hold
Turnout 59.2%

Brigstock Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Brigstock[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Otter 389
Labour P. Feather 160
Turnout 52.5%
Conservative hold

Drayton Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Drayton[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative S. Clifton 395
Labour B. Wildman 219
Turnout 54.8%
Conservative hold

Forest Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Forest[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M.Glithero
Conservative hold

Higham Ferriers Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Higham Ferriers[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Murdin 1,472
Conservative D. Lawson 1,352
Conservative H. Binder 1,321
Labour P. Gadsby 778
Labour G. Moore 562
Labour A. Dunn 519
Alliance D. Forder 281
Alliance L. Greenop 245
Ecology S. Green 137
Turnout 61.1%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Irthlingborough Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Irthlingborough[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Grimmer 1,470
Conservative E. McGibbon 1,100
Labour D. Lee 1,061
Labour W. Howlett 921
Conservative S. Coghill 856
Turnout 67.2%
Labour hold
Conservative hold
Labour hold

Kings Cliffe Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Kings Cliffe[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Wagstaffe 270
Independent M. Day 156
Labour P. Owen 113
Turnout 65.8%
Conservative hold

Lower Nene Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Lower Nene[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Dixon 511
Labour J. Atkinson 112
Turnout 59.5%
Conservative hold

Margaret Beaufort Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Margaret Beaufort[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Gregory 357
Independent L. Jupp 290
Turnout 58.3%
Conservative hold

Oundle Ward (2 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Oundle[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M. Clack 819
Conservative L. Caborn 761
Labour S. Dalzell 346
Independent M. Berridge 305
Labour W. Ives 274
Turnout 52.6%
Conservative gain from Independent
Conservative hold

Raunds Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Raunds[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Chatburn 1,138
Conservative J. Finding 1,125
Conservative P. Chantrell 1,070
Labour S. Lack 993
Labour M. Roberts 899
Labour H. Lawrence 887
Turnout 46.6%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Ringstead Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Ringstead[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Barrett 398
Independent P. Ogden 379
Turnout 60.8%
Conservative hold

Rushden East Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Rushden East[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Dicks 1,216
Labour A. Mantle 817
Labour B. Freeman 675
Conservative I. Bailey 630
Conservative C. Morris 552
Alliance J. Prime 434
Ecology L. Dowsett 209
Turnout 67.1%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Rushden North Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Rushden North[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B.Catlin 1,054
Conservative J. Gay 1,012
Conservative C. Wood 858
Labour P. Tomas 475
Alliance P. Dent 435
Labour J. Brown 407
Labour L. Jubb 394
Alliance D. McGee 387
Alliance K. Plunkett 377
Turnout 46.2%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Rushden South Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Rushden South[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Whittington 2,338
Conservative A. Perkins 2,259
Conservative G. Osborne 2,129
Alliance R. Brook 638
Labour J. Richardson 437
Labour G. Draper 410
Labour J. Wells 383
Turnout 55.5%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Rushden West Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Rushden West[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative E. Carmichael 1,029
Conservative J. Stott-Everett 971
Conservative R. Pinnock 945
Labour J. McDonald 774
Labour E. Sampson 760
Labour A. Kinsella 727
Alliance A. Kinsella 549
Turnout 54.9%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Stanwick Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Stanwick[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Goulsbra 427
Labour W. White 202
Turnout 54.1%
Conservative hold

Thrapston Ward (2 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Thrapston[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G.Hunt 764
Conservative M.Woollard 658
Labour P. Loaring 443
Labour I. Byrnes 297
Turnout 45.1%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Willibrook Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Willibrook[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J.Richardson
Conservative hold

Woodford Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1983: Woodford[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Hackney 475
Conservative J. Hawes 257
Turnout 57.7%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1983. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 12.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "East Northamptonshire District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). Elections Centre.