1984 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (22 of 66) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Seats won 20 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady Increase1

Barnsley UK local election 1984 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1984 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 3 May 1984, with one third of the council up for election. Prior to the election, a Residents councillor in Dudsworth had defected to Labour. The election resulted in Labour retaining control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1984[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 1 1 0 90.9 70.3 45,729 +8.0
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 4.5 10.1 6,586 +0.4
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 4.5 3.1 2,020 +0.8
  Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 12.1 7,842 -6.6
  Residents 0 0 1 -1 0.0 2.8 1,847 -2.9
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.6 1,062 +0.3

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1][2][3]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 59 59
Conservatives 3 3
SDP–Liberal Alliance 2 2
Residents 2 1
Independent 0 1
Total 66 66
Working majority  52   52 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Ardsley (7580)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilson H.* 1,731 84.0 +7.7
Conservative Cousins B. 330 16.0 -7.7
Majority 1,401 68.0 +15.5
Turnout 2,061 27.2 -0.5
Labour hold Swing +7.7
Athersley (7158)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dancer H.* 1,964 88.1 +3.7
Alliance Linstead M. Ms. 266 11.9 -3.7
Majority 1,698 76.1 +7.3
Turnout 2,230 31.2 +1.2
Labour hold Swing +3.7
Brierley (7422)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harper M. 2,675 78.2 -5.3
Alliance Hirst C. Ms. 319 9.3 +9.3
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 219 6.4 -10.1
Independent Labour Vodden N. 209 6.1 +6.1
Majority 2,356 68.8 +1.9
Turnout 3,422 46.1 +11.9
Labour hold Swing -7.3
Central (8530)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Watts J. Ms.* 2,379 71.7 +12.2
Alliance Major C. 678 20.4 -12.3
Conservative Jubb M. 260 7.8 +0.1
Majority 1,701 51.3 +24.5
Turnout 3,317 38.9 -3.6
Labour hold Swing +12.2
Cudworth (7882)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rigby R.* 2,277 81.8 +14.8
Alliance Fairclough A. Ms. 506 18.2 +18.2
Majority 1,771 63.6 +29.6
Turnout 2,783 35.3 -3.5
Labour hold Swing -1.7
Darfield (8017)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barlow E.* 2,699 91.8 +14.4
Conservative Buck E. 240 8.2 +8.2
Majority 2,459 83.7 +28.8
Turnout 2,939 36.7 -0.4
Labour hold Swing +3.1
Darton (9125)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ibbotson A. 2,497 64.4 +19.6
Alliance Smith A. 907 23.4 -13.5
Conservative Slater A. 473 12.2 +0.6
Majority 1,590 41.0 +33.2
Turnout 3,877 42.5 -2.0
Labour hold Swing +16.5
Dearne South (8959)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Whitehouse S.* 2,183 71.9 -6.8
Independent Labour Gregory J. 853 28.1 +21.1
Majority 1,330 43.8 -13.5
Turnout 3,036 33.9 +0.4
Labour hold Swing -13.9
Dearne Thurnscoe (8557)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Young K.* 2,488 85.6 -0.5
Alliance Burke M. 418 14.4 +0.5
Majority 2,070 71.2 -1.0
Turnout 2,906 34.0 +3.5
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Dodworth (8404)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mason G.* 2,458 65.5 +3.3
Alliance Hallam D. 851 22.7 -2.9
Conservative Colquhoun G. 443 11.8 -0.4
Majority 1,607 42.8 +6.2
Turnout 3,752 44.6 -2.1
Labour hold Swing +3.1
Hoyland East (7992)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beardshall P.* 2,013 74.2 +20.6
Alliance Chantrey J. 700 25.8 -20.6
Majority 1,313 48.4 +41.2
Turnout 2,713 33.9 -4.1
Labour hold Swing +20.6
Hoyland West (6858)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wroe C.* 2,144 76.0 +4.1
Alliance Burd K. 678 24.0 -4.1
Majority 1,466 51.9 +8.2
Turnout 2,822 41.1 -3.3
Labour hold Swing +4.1
Monk Bretton (9075)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheard T.* 2,757 85.3 +7.7
Conservative White J. 476 14.7 +0.9
Majority 2,281 70.6 +6.9
Turnout 3,233 35.6 +1.4
Labour hold Swing +3.4
North West (7786)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilde J.* 1,747 60.8 +4.9
Residents Harris J. 716 24.9 +6.5
Conservative Oldfield H. 410 14.3 -1.3
Majority 1,031 35.9 -1.6
Turnout 2,873 36.9 -4.2
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Park (6052)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Borrett K.* 1,763 79.5 +6.1
Alliance Appleyard J. Ms. 250 11.3 +1.2
Conservative Dews R. 206 9.3 -7.3
Majority 1,513 68.2 +11.4
Turnout 2,219 36.7 -7.7
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Penistone East (6836)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tue G. Ms.* 1,337 41.1 -3.5
Labour Hunter D. 1,294 39.8 +3.8
Alliance Hanstock O. 620 19.1 -0.4
Majority 43 1.3 -7.3
Turnout 3,251 47.6 -2.5
Conservative hold Swing -3.6
Penistone West (8004)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Collett N. Ms. 1,228 37.4 +16.3
Residents Harrison D. 1,131 34.4 -15.9
Conservative Papworth G. Ms. 925 28.2 +8.6
Majority 97 3.0 -26.2
Turnout 3,284 41.0 -8.9
Labour gain from Residents Swing +16.1
Royston (8463)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Newman W. 2,653 87.7 +10.3
Conservative Wood P. 371 12.3 +12.3
Majority 2,282 75.5 +20.7
Turnout 3,024 35.7 +2.8
Labour hold Swing -1.0
South West (7635)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Goodyear B. 2,008 50.2 +7.1
Alliance Bickley K. Ms. 1,649 41.2 +2.0
Conservative Dobbin J. 341 8.5 -1.0
Majority 359 9.0 +5.1
Turnout 3,998 52.4 +0.2
Labour hold Swing +2.5
Wombwell North (5477)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Storey A.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Wombwell South (8007)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mahatme S. 2,020 50.3 +7.1
Labour Turp G. 1,996 49.7 -0.6
Majority 24 0.6 -6.5
Turnout 4,016 50.2 +4.9
Independent gain from Labour Swing +3.8
Worsbrough (8314)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hadfield G.* 2,775 83.3 +11.1
Conservative Pappworth R. 555 16.7 +4.4
Majority 2,220 66.7 +9.9
Turnout 3,330 40.1 -4.5
Labour hold Swing +3.3

By-elections between 1984 and 1986

Penistone East (6836) 14 June 1984 By-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hunter, D. J. 1,333 42.6 +2.8
Conservative Wardle, M. 1,289 41.2 +0.1
Alliance Hanstock, O. A. 506 16.2 -2.9
Majority 44 1.4 +0.1
Turnout 3,128 45.8 -1.8
Labour gain from Alliance Swing +1.3
Park (5966) 3 May 1985 By-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Murphy, G. 1,529 69.7 -9.8
Alliance Appleyard, J. R. 502 22.9 +11.6
Conservative Dobbin, J. N. 162 7.4 -1.9
Majority 1,027 46.8 -21.4
Turnout 2,193 36.8 +0.1
Labour hold Swing -10.7

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 "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ 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 "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 2003