The Council elections held in Wolverhampton on Thursday 5 May 1983 were one third, and 20 of the 60 seats were up for election.

During the 1983 election the Conservatives gained the Bushbury seat from Labour whilst Labour gained the Wednesfield South from the Conservatives, leaving the overall constitution unchanged and Labour as the controlling group.

Prior to the election the constitution of the Council was:

Following the election the constitution of the Council was:

Election result

Bilston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Geraghty 2021
Conservative A Lewis 536
Alliance Mrs J Gladstone 426
Majority 1485
Bilston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N Dougherty 1756
Conservative R Green 1503
Alliance G Carter 1001
Majority 253
Blakenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Reynolds 2192
Conservative A Nelson 1631
Alliance Mrs G Hammond 409
Majority 561
Bushbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P Turley 1860
Labour S S Gangar 949
Alliance I Jenkins 767
Majority 911
East Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Steventon 2046
Conservative J Rixson 736
Alliance J White 371
Communist P Hodson 35
Majority 1310
Ettingshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Richards 1909
Conservative M Hutt 583
Alliance Mrs A Whitehouse 329
Majority 1326
Fallings Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H Turner 1945
Labour Mrs T Walton 1920
Alliance P Fisher 464
Majority 25
Graiseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs M Chevannes 2259
Conservative Mrs K Dass 1875
Alliance N T S Khalsa 738
Majority 384
Heath Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B Dass 1221
Conservative J Margetts 954
Residents W Garbett 822
Alliance C Hallmark 596
Majority 267
Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Laws 2091
Conservative Mrs C Horton 837
Alliance J Thompson 394
Majority 1254
Merry Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Hart 2684
Alliance B Lamb 1318
Labour Mrs A Denham 681
Majority 1366
Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Perry 1711
Labour J Clifford 1709
Alliance R Steel 358
Majority 2
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs M Hodson 2843
Labour Mrs J Jones 1339
Alliance L Sherwin 581
Majority 1504
Penn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs P Bradley 3175
Alliance J Nock 963
Labour Mrs V Winder 638
Majority 2212
St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Lawrence 2842
Conservative N Rooke 691
Alliance R Gray 450
Communist Dr G Barnsby 70
Majority 2151
Spring Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Garner 1942
Conservative A Rissbrook 1200
Alliance R Whitehouse 1152
Majority 742
Tettenhall Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Davis 2393
Alliance L McLean 1548
Labour Mrs N Jones 600
Majority 845
Tettenhall Wightwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Inglis 2871
Labour B Hill 716
Alliance Mrs P Andrews 545
Majority 2155
Wednesfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Morey 1898
Conservative R Woodhouse 1744
Alliance M Pearson 684
Majority 154
Wednesfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A McPherson 1994
Conservative A Griffiths 1661
Alliance E George 655
Majority 333