1984 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 1983 3 May 1984 (1984-05-03) 1986 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.3% (Increase0.6%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Blank
Lab
SDP–Lib
Leader David Fletcher George Clark Roy Perkins
Party Conservative Labour Alliance
Leader's seat Thurstaston Leasowe Claughton
Last election 11 seats,
44.7%
8 seats,
35.3%
3 seats,
19.9%
Seats before 34 24 8
Seats won 12 8 2
Seats after 34 24 8
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 48,597 43,096 21,480
Percentage 42.9% 38.0% 18.9%
Swing Decrease1.8% Increase2.7% Decrease1.0%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 1984.svg
Map of results of 1984 election

Leader of the Council before election

David Fletcher
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

David Fletcher
Conservative

The 1984 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 1984 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Conservative 34 Steady
Labour 24 Steady
Alliance 8 Steady

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1983.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1984
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative 22 12 1 1 Steady 54.5 42.9 48,597 Decrease1.8
  Labour 22 8 0 0 Steady 36.4 38.0 43,096 Increase2.7
  Alliance 22 2 1 1 Steady 9.1 18.9 21,480 Decrease1.0
  Ind. Conservative 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 147 N/A
  Ecology 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 56 N/A

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Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Richmond 3,208 55.2 Decrease1.4
Labour P. McCarthy 1,790 30.8 Increase2.3
Alliance M. Miller 818 14.1 Decrease0.8
Majority 1,418 24.4 Decrease3.8
Registered electors 11,572
Turnout 50.3 Decrease0.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.9

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Stapleton 3,431 83.0 Increase2.7
Conservative W. Houldin 444 10.7 Decrease0.4
Alliance J. Hughes 258 6.2 Decrease2.4
Majority 2,987 72.3 Increase3.1
Registered electors 10,970
Turnout 37.7 Increase0.6
Labour hold Swing Increase1.6

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Lungley 3,027 73.5 Increase6.9
Alliance Stephen Niblock 589 14.3 Decrease6.6
Conservative Hilary Jones 503 12.2 Decrease0.4
Majority 2,438 59.2 Increase13.5
Registered electors 11,563
Turnout 35.6 Decrease1.5
Labour hold Swing Increase6.8

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Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Jackson 2,824 50.8 Increase2.4
Conservative J. Byrne 2,002 36.0 Decrease1.4
Alliance F. Mushrow 734 13.2 Decrease1.0
Majority 822 14.8 Increase3.8
Registered electors 11,764
Turnout 47.3 Increase3.9
Labour hold Swing Increase3.9

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Moore 3,753 59.4 Decrease3.0
Labour G. Farmer 1,437 22.8 Increase1.6
Alliance P. Lloyd 1,124 17.8 Increase1.5
Majority 2,316 36.7 Decrease4.5
Registered electors 13,805
Turnout 45.7 Decrease1.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.3

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Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian McKellar 2,047 38.4 Increase3.2
Alliance V. Quinn 1,705 32.0 Decrease7.0
Labour M. Yates 1,580 29.6 Increase3.8
Majority 342 6.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,795
Turnout 49.4 Increase1.1
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing Increase5.1

[2]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance D. Charles 2,364 40.5 Increase0.8
Labour M. Benson 1,754 30.0 Increase2.5
Conservative I. Allison 1,722 29.5 Decrease3.4
Majority 610 10.4 Increase3.6
Registered electors 12,133
Turnout 48.1 Decrease2.5
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing Increase1.9

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Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. McGenity 2,712 56.0 Increase5.5
Conservative M. Cureton 1,465 30.2 Decrease2.5
Alliance Simon Holbrook 670 13.8 Decrease3.0
Majority 1,247 25.7 Increase7.9
Registered electors 11,580
Turnout 41.9 Decrease1.6
Labour hold Swing Increase4.0

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Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Banks 3,997 71.6 Decrease2.9
Alliance G. Collins 1,047 18.8 Increase2.5
Labour J. Prendiville 535 9.6 Increase0.3
Majority 2,950 52.9 Decrease5.3
Registered electors 12,999
Turnout 42.9 Increase0.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.7

[2]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Jones 3,534 65.7 Increase0.7
Alliance J. Otterson 1,180 21.9 Decrease4.0
Labour I. Millichap 664 12.3 Increase3.2
Majority 2,354 43.8 Increase4.7
Registered electors 12,520
Turnout 43.0 Decrease1.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.4

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Edwards 2,362 62.7 Increase0.2
Conservative E. Sanders 1,071 28.4 Increase2.5
Alliance Peter Reisdorf 337 8.9 Decrease2.6
Majority 1,291 34.2 Decrease2.4
Registered electors 10,718
Turnout 35.2 Decrease0.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.2

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Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Ebbs 2,164 41.9 Decrease5.8
Labour William Nock 2,159 41.8 Increase7.9
Alliance Moira Gallagher 842 16.3 Decrease2.1
Majority 5 0.1 Decrease13.8
Registered electors 12,152
Turnout 42.5 Increase2.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.9

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative I. Walker 2,043 44.0 Steady
Labour Stuart Marshall-Clarke 2,033 43.7 Increase3.1
Alliance J. Eyres 572 12.3 Decrease3.1
Majority 10 0.2 Decrease3.3
Registered electors 9,546
Turnout 48.7 Increase2.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.6

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Higgins 2,431 47.0 Decrease6.2
Labour P. Spruce 1,715 33.1 Increase2.6
Alliance J. Richardson 883 17.1 Increase0.7
Ind. Conservative A. Adams 147 2.8 New
Majority 716 13.8 Decrease8.9
Registered electors 11,861
Turnout 43.6 Increase6.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease4.4

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Michael Cooke 2,454 43.6 Increase2.4
Conservative R. Firth 1,873 33.3 Decrease3.6
Labour J. Dunn 1,245 22.1 Increase0.9
Ecology B. Pemberton 56 1.0 New
Majority 581 10.3 Increase6.0
Registered electors 11,514
Turnout 48.9 Increase2.7
Alliance hold Swing Increase3.0

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Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Clement 2,607 44.6 Decrease5.4
Labour P. Taylor 1,988 34.0 Increase1.6
Alliance John Thornton 1,251 21.4 Increase3.8
Majority 619 10.6 Decrease7.0
Registered electors 12,854
Turnout 45.5 Decrease0.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease3.5

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Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Robinson 3,052 64.1 Decrease0.6
Alliance F. Lewis 946 19.9 Decrease3.4
Labour C. Holmes 765 16.1 Increase4.0
Majority 2,106 44.2 Increase2.8
Registered electors 12,267
Turnout 38.8 Decrease0.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase1.4

[2]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Watkins 3,281 67.7 Increase6.7
Conservative L. Kennedy 1,135 23.4 Decrease2.7
Alliance D. Kelly 433 8.9 Decrease4.0
Majority 2,146 44.3 Increase9.4
Registered electors 12,510
Turnout 38.8 Increase2.9
Labour hold Swing Increase4.7

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sid Dunn 3,478 68.1 Increase1.5
Labour M. Cooper 929 18.2 Increase0.4
Alliance S. Hassall 701 13.7 Decrease1.9
Majority 2,549 49.9 Increase1.2
Registered electors 12,451
Turnout 41.0 Decrease0.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.6

[2]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Davies 2,882 73.9 Increase3.5
Conservative W. Lloyd 573 14.7 Decrease3.5
Alliance W. Wood 447 11.5 Increase0.1
Majority 2,309 59.2 Increase7.0
Registered electors 11,137
Turnout 35.0 Decrease1.9
Labour hold Swing Increase3.5

[2]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Rimmer 2,949 50.9 Increase1.3
Conservative W. McKenzie 1,934 33.4 Decrease1.5
Alliance Eric Copestake 906 15.7 Increase2.0
Majority 1,015 17.5 Increase2.7
Registered electors 12,723
Turnout 45.5 Increase1.6
Labour hold Swing Increase1.4

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Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Wood 3,561 61.2 Decrease3.7
Alliance B. Thomas 1,219 21.0 Increase2.3
Labour A. Barker 1,034 17.8 Increase1.3
Majority 2,342 40.3 Decrease5.9
Registered electors 12,535
Turnout 46.4 Increase1.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease3.0

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Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1984". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 26 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 x "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 7)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Steve Niblock". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Simon Holbrook". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Mrs Kate Wood". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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