1983 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
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14 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Last election 33 3 6
Seats before 33 3 5
Seats won 10 2 2
Seats after 34 4 3
Seat change Increase1 Increase1 Decrease2
Popular vote 11,880 7,383 5,824
Percentage 47.4% 29.4% 23.2%

Harlow UK local election 1983 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1983 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1983 Harlow District Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Election result

1983 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 1 0 Increase1 71.4 47.4 11,880 Increase2.6
  Alliance 2 1 0 Increase1 14.3 29.4 7,383 Increase10.0
  Conservative 2 0 2 Decrease2 14.3 23.2 5,824 Decrease12.7

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1979 election.

Ward results

Brays Grove

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Juliff 829 55.2%
Alliance H. Wilcox 443 29.5%
Conservative T. McArdle 230 15.3%
Turnout 45.1%
Labour hold

Great Parndon

Location of Great Parndon ward
Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Mitchinson 888 47.8%
Labour R. Didham 668 36.0%
Alliance B. Manktelow 301 16.2%
Turnout 53.5%
Conservative hold

Katherines With Sumner

Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Katherines With Sumner[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance P. Martin 859 43.2%
Labour A. Evans 745 37.5%
Conservative P. McLaron 383 19.3%
Turnout 46.4%
Alliance gain from Conservative

Kingsmoor

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative F. Burgoyne 900 41.1%
Labour J. Young 836 38.2%
Alliance N. Huggins 454 20.7%
Turnout 47.0%
Conservative hold

Latton Bush

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Bruce 1,056 56.8%
Conservative N. Clapham 463 24.9%
Alliance S. James 341 18.3%
Turnout 43.8%
Labour hold

Little Parndon

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Warner 990 59.2%
Alliance P. McLintic 343 20.5%
Conservative E. Atkins 339 20.3%
Turnout 40.5%
Labour hold

Mark Hall North

Location of Mark Hall North ward
Location of Mark Hall North ward
Mark Hall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. McAlpine 629 48.0%
Conservative P. Mould 342 26.1%
Alliance N. Armitage 339 25.9%
Turnout 55.2%
Labour hold

Mark Hall South

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Smith 994 54.6%
Alliance C. Brown 515 28.3%
Conservative S. Tucker 312 17.1%
Turnout 44.5%
Labour hold

Netteswell East

Location of Netteswell East ward
Location of Netteswell East ward
Netteswell East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Garner 732 52.0%
Alliance R. Freeman 379 26.9%
Conservative R. Dixon 296 21.0%
Turnout 47.0%
Labour hold

Old Harlow

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Cochrane 1,054 40.0%
Alliance P. Ramsay 801 30.4%
Conservative R. Cross 779 29.6%
Turnout 58.3%
Labour gain from Conservative

Passmores

Location of Passmores ward
Location of Passmores ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Rowland 806 44.8%
Alliance D. Filler 746 41.5%
Conservative M. Tombs 246 13.7%
Turnout 44.0%
Labour hold

Potter Street

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Gibson 907 56.5%
Alliance A. Lee 529 33.0%
Conservative N. Dean 168 10.5%
Turnout 49.4%
Labour hold

Stewards

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance J. Hewitt 1,056 59.0%
Labour R. Nash 544 30.4%
Conservative J. Cross 190 10.6%
Turnout 45.7%
Alliance hold

Tye Green

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Danvers %
Conservative R. Nash 544 30.4%
Alliance J. Cross 190 10.6%
Turnout 45.7%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1983". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Harlow District Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.