1983 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Seats before 29 8 2
Seats won 9 3 1
Seats after 27 10 2
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2 Steady
Popular vote 10,162 7,450 6,987
Percentage 41.3% 30.3% 28.4%

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

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1983 Stevenage Borough Council election took place on 5 May 1983. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since its creation in 1973.

Overall results

1983 Stevenage Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 2 Decrease2 69.2 41.3 10,162
  Conservative 3 0 0 Steady 7.7 28.4 6,987
  Alliance 1 2 0 Increase2 23.1 30.3 7,450
Total 13 24,599
Labour hold

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill
Location of Bandley Hill
Bandley Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Lloyd 1,040 51.4%
Alliance P. Lucioli 528 26.1%
Conservative F. Warner 455 22.5%
Turnout 44.6%
Labour hold

Bedwell Plash

Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Bedwell Plash[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Lawrence 1,109 54.8%
Conservative B. Mann 507 25.0%
Alliance R. Bull 409 20.2%
Turnout 49.3%
Labour hold

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance D. Peddie 883 37.1%
Conservative H. Grant 771 32.4%
Labour J. Tye 726 30.5%
Turnout 48.3%
Alliance gain from Labour

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Clark 674 37.0%
Alliance P. Amor 633 34.7%
Conservative T. Hegan 515 28.3%
Turnout 44.7%
Labour hold

Mobbsbury

Location of Mobbsbury ward
Location of Mobbsbury ward
Mobbsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Gotobed 755 41.7%
Conservative M. Lovett 566 31.3%
Alliance L. Atkins 488 27.0%
Turnout 50.1%
Labour hold

Monkswood

Location of Monkswood ward
Location of Monkswood ward
Monkswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Cherney 698 51.0%
Alliance H. Kearney 382 27.9%
Conservative W. Travennor 289 21.1%
Turnout 53.7%
Labour hold

Old Stevenage

Location of Old Stevenage ward
Location of Old Stevenage ward
Old Stevenage[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Boyd 1,120 45.4%
Labour A. Spears 795 32.2%
Alliance K. Taylor 554 22.4%
Turnout 49.0%
Conservative hold

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Weston 755 40.1%
Alliance J. Lucioli 589 31.3%
Conservative M. Mason 540 28.7%
Turnout 47.8%
Labour hold

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Cockerton 834 40.0%
Alliance G. Batley 679 32.6%
Conservative S. McPartland 570 27.4%
Turnout 48.6%
Labour hold

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance C. Cuthbert 592 41.0%
Labour M. Downing 511 35.4%
Conservative T. Woods 340 23.6%
Turnout 38.8%
Alliance gain from Labour

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Hall 866 51.9%
Alliance M. Boutell 518 31.0%
Conservative E. Kolinski 285 17.1%
Turnout 46.6%
Labour hold

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Cotter 1,115 40.5%
Conservative G. Balderstone 825 30.0%
Alliance D. Eaton 811 29.5%
Turnout 51.2%
Labour hold

Wellfield

Location of Wellfield ward
Location of Wellfield ward
Wellfield[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance D. Hills 370 42.4%
Labour N. Cook 284 32.6%
Conservative B. Potter 218 25.0
Turnout 50.9%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1983". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.