1985 Northumberland County Council election[1]

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All 66 seats
to Northumberland County Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout41.0%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Last election 34 15 14
Seats won 30 20 12
Seat change Decrease4 Increase5 Decrease2
Popular vote 35,498 33,570 19,400
Percentage 37.5% 35.5% 20.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Ind. Conservative
Last election 2 0
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 8,302 851
Percentage 5.4% 0.9%

Northumberland UK local election 1985 map.svg
Map of the results of the 1985 local election.

Control of Council before election


Labour Party

Control of Council after election


No overall control

Local elections to Northumberland County Council, a county council in the north east of England, were held on 2 May 1985. The Labour Party lost overall control of the council, which fell under no overall control.

Results

Northumberland County Council election, 1985[2][3]
Turnout: 43.7%
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 30 Decrease4 45.5 37.5 35,498 Decrease0.5
  Alliance 20a Increase5 30.3 35.5b 33,570 Increase8.2
  Conservative 12 Decrease2 18.2 20.5 19,400 Decrease5.7
  Independent 3 Increase1 4.5 6.4 5,097 Decrease2.1
  Ind. Conservative 1 Increase1 1.5 0.9 851 New
  Ecology 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 135 New
^a 17 Liberal, 3 SDP
^b 27.6 Liberal, 7.9 SDP

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1985". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ p.593
  3. ^ County Council Results