1983 Fenland District Council election[1]
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All 40 seats in the Fenland District Council
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Seats won 24 8 5
Popular vote ? ? ?
Percentage ? ?% ?%

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 3
Popular vote ?
Percentage ?%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 1983 Fenland District Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect all members of Fenland District Council in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. 1987 Fenland District Council election due on 7 May 1987.

1983 Fenland District Council elections

1983 Fenland Local Election Results[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 24 Decrease
  Independent 3 Increase
  Liberal 5 0 Increase
  Labour 8 Decrease

Ward results

(* denotes sitting councillor)

Benwick and Doddington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Dunham unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Chatteris East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Melton* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Chatteris North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Goodger unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Chatteris South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Brinton* unopposed Conservative hold
Conservative hold Swing

Chatteris West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A German* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Elm (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mac Cotterell* unopposed
Independent A Ingle* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Leverington (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Dixon* unopposed
Conservative R Wallace unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Manea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H Fox unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

March East (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Clark* 1,064 47.6
Labour C Bennett 890
Labour D Cherry* 836
Conservative G Brewin* 834 37.3
Conservative J Thornton 575
Conservative K Ansell 522
Independent S Green 335 15.0
Turnout 54.4
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

March North (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal P Jackman* 879 35.3
Labour G Campbell* 860 34.6
Labour D Dagless 761
Conservative G Taylor* 748 30.1
Labour A Clark 714
Turnout
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

March West (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Fleming* 891 45.5
Conservative F Grounds* 850
Conservative P Skoulding* 668
Liberal D Dack 621 31.7
Liberal B Fox 506
Labour D Kent 448 22.9
Labour S Smart 419
Turnout
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Newton and Tydd St Giles
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M Palmer* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Outwell and Upwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Pritchard unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Barnes* 649 40.3
Liberal Neil Payne 660 41.0
Conservative J Foster 301 18.7
Turnout
Registered electors
Independent hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing

Whittlesey Bassenhally
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K Mayor 330 50.4
Liberal S Richards 235
Independent D Roberts 90
Turnout
Registered electors

Whittlesey Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Lovell unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Whittlesey East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative U Cuffe*
Liberal G Spenceley 230
Conservative hold Swing

Whittlesey Kingsmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal O Oliver 169 38.6
Conservative P Gray 155 35.4
Majority
Turnout

Whittlesey South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Whitwell* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Whittlesey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harold Lilley* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Wimblington and Stonea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A Hopper unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout

Wisbech East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Lake* 685 51.7
Labour Ron Harris 640 48.3
Conservative H Piggott 576
Labour A Purt 517
Turnout
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Wisbech North (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Potter* 631 53.9
Labour Ken Williams* 568
Liberal Bernard Martin 539 46.1
Liberal Kathleen Brennan* 525
Labour A Worlding 418
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing

Wisbech North East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beryl Petts* 640 63.6
Conservative Michael Osborn* 580
Liberal Gary Monger 367 36.4
Turnout
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wisbech South West (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative June Bond* unopposed
Liberal Michael Sharp unopposed
Conservative Malcolm Moss Unopposed
Turnout
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

[3]

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1983. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 13.
  2. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  3. ^ "Election Results". Fenland Advertiser. 9 May 1983. p. 5.