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Elections to Colchester Borough Council were held on 5 May 1984, alongside local elections across the United Kingdom.

Results summary

1984 Colchester Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 11 Decrease 1 55.0 23 34 56.7 17,431 42.9 –3.0
  Alliance 5 Increase 5 25.0 5 10 16.7 10,214 25.1 –0.3
  Labour 4 Decrease 4 20.0 8 12 20.0 11,460 28.2 +2.4
  Tiptree Residents 1 Steady 5.0 2 3 5.0 936 2.3 –0.6
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 1.7 612 1.5 New

Ward Results

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance J. Stevens 858 37.4 +11.0
Labour J. Fraser 850 37.0 -5.4
Conservative N. Kell 587 25.6 -5.6
Majority
Turnout
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Cole 1,148 47.8 +1.3
Labour K. Taylor 863 35.0 +3.5
Alliance M. Sheehan 390 16.2 -5.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Dedham

Dedham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Jackson 517 68.8
Liberal G. Williams 123 16.4
Labour J. Challinor 112 14.9
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

East Donyland

East Donyland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Sanderson 448 57.3 -0.3
Labour E. Lilley 334 42.7 +0.3
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Bird 1,424 63.1 +9.6
Conservative M. Coyne 834 36.9 -9.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance P. Brady 1,179 49.5
Conservative A. Bryant 1,089 45.7
Labour G. Rose 116 4.9
Majority 3.8
Turnout 57.2
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Marks Tey

Marks Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Wheeler 1,337 64.8
Liberal I. Trusler 460 22.3
Labour J. Crawford 266 12.9
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Borges 919 56.5
Labour S. Dick 478 29.4
Alliance R. Baker 230 14.1
Majority 27.1
Turnout 41.9
Conservative hold Swing

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Bob Russell 1,617 71.8
Labour D. Williams 365 16.2
Conservative J. Clarke 271 12.0
Majority 55.6
Turnout 48.4
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Martin Hunt 1,307 51.0
Conservative G. Kent 940 36.7
Labour Chris Pearson 316 12.3
Majority 14.3
Turnout 50.7
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance S. Cawley 1,019 43.9
Labour L. Woodrow 1,013 43.6
Conservative J. Maston 289 12.5
Majority 0.3
Turnout 38.2
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

St. Andrews

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N. McLaughlin 1,314 62.5
Conservative P. O'Reilly 518 24.6
Alliance D. Elmer 272 12.9
Majority 37.9
Turnout 31.4
Labour hold Swing

St. Annes

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Frank 976 45.4
Conservative R. Chapman 805 37.5
Alliance Mike Hogg 367 17.1
Majority 7.9
Turnout 50.3
Labour hold Swing

St. Johns

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Smith 861 51.9
Alliance A. Hayman 584 35.2
Labour F. Rodgers 214 12.9
Majority 16.7
Turnout 34.6
Conservative hold Swing

St. Marys

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Brooks 1,297 62.7
Labour J. Brice 394 19.1
Alliance D. Goss 377 18.2
Majority 43.6
Turnout 41.6
Conservative hold Swing

Stanway

Stanway (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Chafer 805 51.9
Conservative J. Orpen-Smellie 727
Alliance C. Menzies 470 30.3
Alliance W. Sandford 421
Labour J. Bayles 276 17.8
Labour O. Gray 247
Majority 21.6
Turnout 35.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents T. Bird 936 51.3
Conservative B. Martin 610 33.4
Labour C. Kingsnorth 279 15.3
Majority 17.9
Turnout 31.0
Tiptree Residents hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Wheeler 1,323 55.1
Conservative L. Leader 1,128
Independent R. D'Wit 612 25.5
Alliance M. Livermore 270 11.2
Labour K. Bayles 196 8.2
Labour P. Kent 147
Majority 29.6
Turnout 49.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Davies 1,280 50.6
Conservative M Geddes 978 38.7
Alliance I. Brady 270 10.7
Majority 11.9
Turnout 41.5
Labour hold Swing