1985 Cornwall County Council election[1]

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All 79 seats of Cornwall County Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Alliance Independent Conservative
Last election 12 seats, 21.8% 43 seats, 42.7% 16 seats, 18.3%
Seats won 30 27 16
Seat change Increase18 Decrease16 Steady
Popular vote 35,064 32,850 25,382
Percentage 32.7% 30.6% 23.7%
Swing Increase10.9% Decrease12.1% Increase5.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
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Party Labour Mebyon Kernow
Last election 6 seats, 10.9% N/A
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 9,842 2,134
Percentage 9.2% 2.0%
Swing Decrease1.7% Increase2.0%

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The County of Cornwall within England

Council control before election

Independent

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1985 Cornwall County Council election for the Cornwall County Council were held on 2 May 1985, as part of the wider 1985 local elections.[2]

Results

Result of 1985 Cornwall County Council election[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Alliance 30 Increase18 38.0 32.7 35,064 Increase10.9
  Independent 27 Decrease16 34.2 30.6 32,850 Decrease12.1
  Conservative 16 Steady 20.3 23.7 25,382 Increase7.2
  Labour 5 Decrease1 6.3 9.2 9,842 Decrease1.4
  Mebyon Kernow 1 Increase1 1.3 2.0 2,134 Increase2.0
  Residents 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 1,196 Increase0.5
  Ecology 0 Decrease1 0.0 0.2 791 Decrease0.6
  Cornish Nationalist Party 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 305 New
  Ind. Conservative 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 183 New
  Independent Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 93 New
  BNP 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 70 New

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1985". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Local Election Results 1985: Cornwall, p.127