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1985 Cumbria County Council election[1]

← 1981 2 May 1985 1989 →

All 83 seats of Cumbria County Council
42 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 42 seats, 49.0% 35 seats, 40.4%
Seats won 39 36
Seat change Decrease3 Increase1
Popular vote 59,045 55,398
Percentage 41.5% 38.9%
Swing Decrease7.5% Increase3.0%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Alliance Independent
Last election 3 seats, 8.6% 3 seats, 1.5%
Seats won 5 3
Seat change Increase2 Steady
Popular vote 21,928 4,975
Percentage 15.4% 3.5%
Swing Increase6.8% Increase2.0%

The County of Cumbria within England

Council control before election


Labour Party

Council control after election


No overall control

Elections to Cumbria County Council were held on 2 May 1985. This was on the same day as other UK county council elections. The whole council of 83 members was up for election and the Labour Party lost control of the council, which fell under no overall control.

Results

1985 Cumbria County Council election[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 39 Decrease3 47.0 41.5 59,045 Decrease7.5
  Conservative 36 Increase1 43.4 38.9 55,398 Increase3.0
  Alliance 5 Increase2 6.0 15.4 21,928 Increase6.8
  Independent 3 Steady 3.6 3.5 4,975 Increase2.0
  Ecology 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 704 Steady
  Independent Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 389 New

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1985". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 15 October 2019.