1983 Sheffield City Council election

← 1982 5 May 1983 1984 →

30 of 87 seats to Sheffield City Council
44 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats won 21 6 3
Seat change Increase1 Steady0 Decrease1

Sheffield UK local election 1983 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1983 Sheffield City Council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 5 May 1983. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result

Sheffield Local Election Result 1983
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 2 1 +1 70.0 51.3 88,974 +3.3
  Conservative 6 0 0 0 20.0 29.4 51,041 +6.1
  Alliance 3 1 2 -1 10.0 19.1 33,226 -9.2
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 234 -0.1

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 60 61
Conservatives 18 18
SDP–Liberal Alliance 9 8
Total 87 87
Working majority  33   33 

Ward results

Beauchief [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cliff Godber* 4,087 53.2 +11.7
Labour Val Shepherd 2,186 28.5 +2.6
Alliance (SDP) N. Knox 1,403 18.3 -13.2
Majority 2,684 24.7 +14.7
Turnout 7,676
Conservative hold Swing +4.5
Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank White* 4,130 59.7 +5.1
Conservative Shirely Rhodes 1,776 25.7 +8.1
Alliance (SDP) Roger Davison 1,011 14.6 -13.2
Majority 2,354 34.0 +7.2
Turnout 6,917
Labour hold Swing -1.5
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Michie* 3,092 67.7 +6.0
Alliance (SDP) George Wilson 805 17.6 -12.3
Conservative Ian Saunders 667 14.6 +6.3
Majority 2,287 50.1 +18.3
Turnout 4,564
Labour hold Swing +9.1
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Cheetham* 2,461 48.2 +4.4
Labour M. Mitchell 1,533 30.0 +2.5
Alliance (SDP) Patrick Smith 1,110 21.7 -7.0
Majority 928 18.2 +3.1
Turnout 5,104
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Jamison 3,508 52.6 +1.8
Alliance (Liberal) Malcolm Johnson* 2,744 41.1 -1.4
Conservative Stuart Dawson 389 5.8 0.0
Communist Paul Mackey 32 0.5 -0.2
Majority 764 11.5 +3.2
Turnout 6,673
Labour gain from Alliance Swing +1.6
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Skinner* 3,804 76.8 +4.8
Conservative Thomas Seaton 690 13.9 +3.4
Alliance (SDP) Tony Pearce 417 8.4 -8.2
Communist Violet Gill 44 0.9 +0.1
Majority 3,114 62.9 +7.5
Turnout 4,955
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Geoffrey Griffiths* 3,954 52.8 +3.3
Labour Henry Hanwell 2,742 36.6 -4.0
Conservative J. Edwards 785 10.5 +0.7
Majority 1,212 16.2 +7.3
Turnout 7,481
Alliance hold Swing +3.6
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Brown* 3,408 61.2 +4.1
Conservative Colin Cavill 1,284 23.1 +4.7
Alliance (Liberal) Dennis Boothroyd 871 15.6 -8.8
Majority 2,124 38.1 +5.4
Turnout 5,563
Labour hold Swing -0.3
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Davey 4,786 59.1 +7.2
Labour A. Morgan 1,926 23.8 +1.1
Alliance (SDP) W. Lawrie 1,382 17.1 -8.3
Majority 2,860 35.3 +8.8
Turnout 8,094
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Neill* 4,761 60.4 +7.7
Alliance (Liberal) Arthur Fawthrop 1,895 24.0 -9.4
Labour L. Skinner 1,228 15.6 +1.7
Majority 2,866 36.4 +17.1
Turnout 7,884
Conservative hold Swing +8.5
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Butler* 3,941 72.6 +0.3
Alliance (Liberal) D. Wagland 824 15.2 -3.7
Conservative Lorna Banham 661 12.2 +3.5
Majority 3,117 57.4 -4.0
Turnout 5,426
Labour hold Swing +2.0
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Hobson* 4,319 59.4 +5.8
Alliance (Liberal) Peter McNutt 1,739 23.9 -6.3
Labour Dorothy Podlesny 1,205 16.6 +0.5
Majority 2,580 35.5 +12.1
Turnout 7,263
Conservative hold Swing +6.0
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elsie Smith* 3,654 61.5 +4.5
Conservative Dorothy Kennedy 1,395 23.5 +6.6
Alliance (SDP) Hilary Gooch 892 15.0 -10.9
Majority 2,259 38.0 +6.9
Turnout 5,941
Labour hold Swing -1.0
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Clarke 3,744 56.0 +6.8
Conservative A. Byron 2,047 30.6 +4.5
Alliance (SDP) Robert Scholfield 889 13.3 -10.2
Majority 1,697 25.4 +2.3
Turnout 6,680
Labour hold Swing +1.1
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Morgan* 3,578 45.7 +2.3
Conservative William Travis 2,745 35.1 +10.0
Alliance (Liberal) Patrick Smith 1,500 19.2 -12.2
Majority 833 10.6 -1.4
Turnout 7,823
Labour hold Swing -3.8
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Bower* 3,684 57.6 +4.0
Conservative Farrell Rollitt 1,754 27.4 +7.5
Alliance (SDP) A. Lyon 957 14.9 -11.5
Majority 1,930 30.2 +3.0
Turnout 6,395
Labour hold Swing -1.7
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Colk 3,564 79.4 +8.1
Conservative Frank Brookes 521 11.6 +3.3
Alliance (SDP) Joan Dallamore 376 8.4 -11.2
Communist B. Oldale 27 0.6 -0.1
Majority 3,043 67.8 +16.1
Turnout 4,488
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Dootson* 3,993 57.5 +1.4
Conservative Christopher Goldsmith 1,908 27.5 +9.5
Alliance (SDP) I. Addison 1,043 15.0 -10.9
Majority 2,085 30.0 -0.2
Turnout 6,944
Labour hold Swing -4.0
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Verhaert* 2,843 44.9 +2.6
Labour John Hesketh 2,456 38.7 +3.0
Alliance (SDP) Paul Metcalfe 1,037 16.3 -5.6
Majority 387 6.2 -0.4
Turnout 6,336
Conservative hold Swing -0.2
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Jones 3,706 68.3 +2.3
Alliance (SDP) Robert Shillito 907 16.7 -5.9
Conservative Patricia Oldfield 810 14.9 +6.1
Majority 2,799 51.6 +8.2
Turnout 5,423
Labour hold Swing +4.1
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Lambert* 3,231 66.8 +6.6
Conservative G. Ranson 1,007 20.8 +5.5
Alliance (Liberal) S. Matthewman 542 11.2 -12.0
Communist Gordon Ashberry 57 1.2 -0.1
Majority 2,224 46.0 +9.0
Turnout 4,837
Labour hold Swing +0.5
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Glenn* 3,880 59.5 +1.9
Conservative B. Farnsworth 1,907 29.2 +6.6
Alliance (Liberal) Robert Mumford 731 11.2 -8.6
Majority 1,973 30.3 -4.7
Turnout 6,518
Labour hold Swing -2.3
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson* 3,464 68.6 +5.6
Conservative George Booth 963 19.0 +6.6
Alliance (Liberal) Philip Taylor 623 12.3 -12.2
Majority 2,501 49.6 +11.1
Turnout 5,050
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivienne Nicholson 3,937 83.3 +7.6
Conservative Jeremy Richardson 786 16.6 +7.4
Majority 3,151 66.7 +5.0
Turnout 4,723
Labour hold Swing +0.1
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Howard Knight* 2,934 63.3 +0.5
Conservative Anne Smith 1,052 22.7 +5.6
Alliance (SDP) E. Scott 571 12.3 -6.4
Communist M. Heywood 74 1.6 +0.3
Majority 1,882 40.6 -4.5
Turnout 4,631
Labour hold Swing -2.5
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) David Baker 3,287 38.5 -5.8
Conservative Sylvia Cowley 2,634 30.8 +5.9
Labour Patrick Heath 2,618 30.6 -0.1
Majority 633 7.7 -5.9
Turnout 8,539
Alliance gain from Labour Swing -5.8
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Davies* 4,106 81.6 +6.8
Alliance (SDP) Pamela Brown 468 9.3 -9.0
Conservative Hedley Oldfield 455 9.0 +2.2
Majority 3,638 72.3 +15.8
Turnout 5,029
Labour hold Swing +7.9
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Proctor 2,081 39.1 +2.8
Alliance (Liberal) M. Shaw 2,031 38.1 -6.6
Alliance (Liberal) June Hibberd 1,934
Labour John Johnston 1,920
Conservative Barrie Jones 1,213 22.8 +3.8
Conservative R. Homer 1,059
Majority 97 1.0 -7.4
Turnout 5,325
Labour gain from Alliance Swing
Alliance hold Swing +4.7
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Owen* 3,722 57.1 +3.6
Conservative Radcliffe Wilson-Wolfe 1,548 23.7 +7.3
Alliance (SDP) Dennis Brown 1,248 19.1 -10.9
Majority 2,174 33.4 +9.9
Turnout 6,518
Labour hold Swing -1.8

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Sheffield Local Elections 1973-1995 scans". Retrieved 20 June 2011.