1983 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 1982 5 May 1983 (1983-05-05) 1984 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout42.7% (Increase2.2%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
SDP–Lib
Leader David Fletcher George Clark Roy Perkins
Party Conservative Labour Alliance
Leader's seat Thurstaston Leasowe Claughton
Last election 11 seats,
44.5%
8 seats,
27.8%
3 seats,
27.6%
Seats before 35 25 6
Seats won 11 8 3
Seats after 34 24 8
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1 Increase2
Popular vote 49,878 39,402 22,246
Percentage 44.7% 35.3% 19.9%
Swing Increase0.2% Increase7.5% Decrease7.7%

Map of results of 1983 election

Leader of the Council before election

David Fletcher
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

David Fletcher
Conservative

The 1983 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

The third third of the council was up for election to new boundaries.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Conservative 34 Decrease1
Labour 24 Decrease1
Alliance 8 Increase2

[4]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1982.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 1983
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Net % of total % No. Net %
Conservative 22 11 Decrease1 50.0 44.7 49,878 Increase0.2
Labour 22 8 Decrease1 36.4 35.3 39,402 Increase7.5
Alliance 22 3 Increase2 13.6 19.9 22,246 Decrease7.7
Independent 2 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 139 N/A

[1][2]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Shennan 3,280 56.6 Decrease0.5
Labour P. McCarthy 1,649 28.5 Increase6.0
Alliance Alan Brighouse 863 14.9 Decrease5.4
Majority 1,631 28.2 Decrease6.4
Registered electors 11,407
Turnout 50.8 Increase2.2
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease3.3

[2][5]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Davies 3,333 80.3 Increase4.8
Conservative R. Firth 461 11.1 Decrease0.3
Alliance W. Wood 357 8.6 Decrease4.4
Majority 2,872 69.2 Increase6.7
Registered electors 11,183
Turnout 37.1 Increase3.1
Labour hold Swing Increase3.4

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Smith 2,878 66.6 Increase7.2
Alliance C. Lloyd 903 20.9 Decrease6.7
Conservative A. Clement 543 12.6 Decrease0.3
Majority 1,975 45.7 Increase13.9
Registered electors 11,663
Turnout 37.1 Increase3.9
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase7.0

[1]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Audrey Moore 2,461 48.4 Increase7.6
Conservative E. Davies 1,904 37.4 Steady
Alliance R. Williams 721 14.2 Decrease7.6
Majority 557 11.0 Increase7.6
Registered electors 11,715
Turnout 43.4 Increase1.3
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase3.8

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Goodfellow 3,999 62.4 Increase1.7
Labour G. Farmer 1,361 21.2 Increase4.8
Alliance P. Lloyd 1,045 16.3 Decrease6.6
Majority 2,638 41.2 Increase3.4
Registered electors 13,698
Turnout 46.8 Increase1.8
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase1.7

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance R. Curtis 2,029 39.0 Decrease7.8
Conservative Ian McKellar 1,835 35.2 Increase8.3
Labour C. Holmes 1,345 25.8 Increase1.0
Majority 194 3.7 Decrease16.2
Registered electors 10,780
Turnout 48.3 Increase11.8
Alliance gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease8.1

[2]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance George Mitchell 2,416 39.7 Decrease12.1
Conservative M. Evans 2,003 32.9 Increase4.4
Labour P. Taylor 1,674 27.5 Increase7.9
Majority 413 6.8 Decrease16.5
Registered electors 12,037
Turnout 50.6 Increase2.1
Alliance gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease8.3

[2][6]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Smith 2,538 50.5 Increase11.1
Conservative M. Cureton 1,643 32.7 Decrease3.6
Alliance Simon Holbrook 845 16.8 Decrease7.6
Majority 895 17.8 Increase14.7
Registered electors 11,561
Turnout 43.5 Increase5.0
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase7.4

[2][7][8]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative V. Robertson 4,066 74.5 Decrease2.0
Alliance E. Judge 888 16.3 Decrease1.3
Labour J. Halling 505 9.3 Increase3.3
Majority 3,178 58.2 Decrease0.7
Registered electors 12,879
Turnout 42.4 Increase2.4
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease0.4

[2]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Thompson 3,652 65.0 Increase1.9
Alliance C. Robertshaw 1,456 25.9 Decrease11.0
Labour John McCabe 511 9.1 New
Majority 2,196 39.1 Increase12.8
Registered electors 12,589
Turnout 44.6 Decrease0.8
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase6.5

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Fox 2,447 62.5 Increase8.8
Conservative E. Sanders 1,015 25.9 Decrease0.4
Alliance B. Thomas 451 11.5 Decrease8.5
Majority 1,432 36.6 Increase9.2
Registered electors 10,851
Turnout 36.1 Increase3.1
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase4.6

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hale 2,352 47.7 Decrease0.6
Labour Keith Rimmer 1,668 33.9 Increase6.8
Alliance Moira Gallagher 906 18.4 Decrease6.2
Majority 684 13.9 Decrease7.3
Registered electors 12,170
Turnout 40.5 Increase0.7
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease3.7

[2][9]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Williams 1,918 44.0 Decrease0.8
Labour Stuart Marshall-Clarke 1,767 40.6 Increase10.7
Alliance J. Eyres 670 15.4 Decrease9.9
Majority 151 3.5 Decrease11.4
Registered electors 9,394
Turnout 46.4 Increase4.8
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease5.8

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Nottage 2,289 53.2 Decrease2.9
Labour I. Jackson 1,312 30.5 Increase8.0
Alliance G. Pumford 705 16.4 Decrease4.9
Majority 977 22.7 Decrease10.9
Registered electors 11,720
Turnout 36.7 Decrease1.2
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease5.5

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance L. Egdell 2,172 41.2 Decrease12.5
Conservative T. Birkett 1,946 36.9 Increase6.8
Labour Pauline Cocker 1,117 21.2 Increase6.5
Independent R. Cross 36 0.7 New
Majority 226 4.3 Decrease19.3
Registered electors 11,409
Turnout 46.2 Increase3.5
Alliance gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease9.7

[2]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Taylor 2,944 50.0 Increase1.1
Labour P. Brady 1,908 32.4 Increase2.0
Alliance M. Miller 1,039 17.6 Decrease3.1
Majority 1,036 17.6 Decrease0.9
Registered electors 12,839
Turnout 45.9 Steady
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Decrease0.4

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reg Cumpstey 3,013 64.7 Decrease0.8
Alliance A. Colwell 1,084 23.3 Decrease11.2
Labour J. Grant 562 12.1 New
Majority 1,929 41.4 Increase10.4
Registered electors 11,987
Turnout 38.9 Decrease1.4
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase5.2

[2]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barney Gilfoyle 2,754 61.0 Increase11.8
Conservative L. Kennedy 1,179 26.1 Increase1.7
Alliance C. Holmes 584 12.9 Decrease13.5
Majority 1,575 34.9 Increase12.1
Registered electors 12,584
Turnout 35.9 Increase1.4
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase6.1

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald McCubbin 3,409 66.6 Decrease0.7
Labour J. Burden 913 17.8 Increase8.2
Alliance John Thornton 799 15.6 Decrease7.5
Majority 2,496 48.7 Increase4.6
Registered electors 12,270
Turnout 41.7 Increase0.3
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase2.3

[2][10]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff Barker 2,983 70.4 Increase10.6
Conservative W. Lloyd 773 18.2 Decrease1.2
Alliance Edward Cunniffe 481 11.4 Decrease9.5
Majority 2,210 52.2 Increase13.3
Registered electors 11,479
Turnout 36.9 Increase4.9
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase6.7

[2]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Corcoran 2,775 49.6 Increase4.9
Conservative D. Bartlett 1,949 34.9 Increase0.6
Alliance Eric Copestake 765 13.7 Decrease7.4
Independent M. Wilkinson 103 1.8 New
Majority 826 14.8 Increase4.4
Registered electors 12,752
Turnout 43.9 Increase1.9
Labour gain from (new seat) Swing Increase2.2

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Whatling 3,705 64.9 Increase1.8
Alliance I. Horton 1,067 18.7 Decrease8.3
Labour V. McGee 941 16.5 Increase6.6
Majority 2,638 46.2 Increase10.1
Registered electors 12,612
Turnout 45.3 Decrease0.7
Conservative gain from (new seat) Swing Increase5.1

[2]

Notes

italics denote a sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

  1. ^ a b c "Local Election Summaries 1983". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 6 and 7)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ The Borough of Wirral (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  4. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Councillor Alan Brighouse". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Dave Mitchell". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Walter Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Simon Holbrook". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor John Hale". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Councillor Don McCubbin". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

Mellows-Facer, Adam (10 May 2006). "Local election 2006". parliament.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
"BBC NEWS VOTE 2003 WIRRAL". BBC News. 1 May 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2018.