1985 Nottinghamshire County Council election

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All 88 seats to Nottinghamshire County Council
45 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats before 55 32
Seats won 48 37
Seat change Decrease7 Increase5
Popular vote 133,761 124,618
Percentage 40.29% 37.53%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Alliance Independent
Seats before 0 0
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase2 Increase1
Popular vote 69,511 2,469
Percentage 20.93% 0.74%

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Map of the results of the election in each division. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1985 Nottinghamshire County Council election was held on Thursday, 2 May 1985. The whole council of eighty-eight members was up for election and the result was that the Labour Party retained control of the Council, winning forty-eight seats. The Conservatives won thirty-seven councillors and the SDP–Liberal Alliance made gains in terms of percentage vote share, but won just two seats. An Independent councillor was elected in the Retford North division.[1][2]

Results by division

Each electoral division returned one county councillor. The candidate elected to the council in each electoral division is shown in the table below. "Unopposed" indicates that the councillor was elected unopposed.[2]

Electoral Division Party Councillor Votes
Arnold Central Conservative R. Griffin 2,343
Arnold East Conservative T. Roach 1,916
Arnold West Conservative A. Dalton 1,870
Balderton Conservative W. Keeton 2,317
Beeston North Conservative J. Dwan 1,504
Beeston South Labour M. Warner 1,715
Bingham Conservative K. Thompson 2,659
Blidworth Labour L. Jones 1,999
Blyth & Harworth Labour T. Nicholson 2,117
Bramcote & Stapleford East Conservative M. Cornish 2,256
Calverton Conservative E. Collin 1,793
Carlton Central SDP–Liberal Alliance R. Poynter 2,161
Carlton East Conservative H. Stanley 2,412
Carlton South Conservative P. Read 1,940
Carlton West Conservative B. Noble 1,776
Caunton Conservative R. Tow 2,643
Chilwell Conservative E. Hudson 1,945
Collingham Conservative E. Yates 1,880
Cotgrave Conservative D. Jeffreys 2,220
East Leake Conservative D. Lingham 2,401
Eastwood & Brinsley Labour D. Pettitt 2,143
Greasley & Nuthall Conservative C. Minkley 2,703
Hucknall East Labour W. Whitehouse 2,312
Hucknall West Labour D. Philby 2,463
Keyworth Conservative S. Pattinson 2,698
Kimberley & Trowell Conservative A. Briggs 2,070
Kirkby-in-Ashfield North Labour J. Thierry 2,159
Kirkby-in-Ashfield South Labour G. Young 2,074
Mansfield - Cumberlands & Ladybrook Labour K. Williams 1,815
Mansfield - Leeming & Forest Town Labour P. Turnbull-Edmunds 1,765
Mansfield - Northfield & Manor Labour B. Whitelaw 1,621
Mansfield - Oak Tree & Lindhurst Labour T. Butler 1,147
Mansfield - Oakham & Berry Hill Conservative E. Cheesewright 2,024
Mansfield - Pleasley Hill & Broomhill Labour W. Morris 1,497
Mansfield - Ravensdale & Sherwood Labour F. Warsop 1,592
Mansfield - Titchfield & Eakring Labour C. Winterton 1,539
Misterton Conservative G. Berry 2,700
Newark North Conservative V. Dobson 1,670
Newark South Labour C. Bromfield 1,778
Newstead Conservative L. Kelly 1,783
Nottingham - Abbey Conservative M. Whittaker 1,855
Nottingham - Aspley Labour F. Price 1,701
Nottingham - Basford Labour J. Heppell 1,996
Nottingham - Beechdale Labour W. Churchill 1,882
Nottingham - Bestwood Park Labour W. Higgins 1,889
Nottingham - Bilborough Labour M. Cowan 1,263
Nottingham - Bridge Labour A. Mullender 2,594
Nottingham - Bulwell East Labour S. Tipping 1,728
Nottingham - Bulwell West Labour F. Riddell 1,963
Nottingham - Byron Labour V. Bell 2,065
Nottingham - Clifton East Labour A. Palmer 1,603
Nottingham - Clifton West Labour G. Dobson 1,861
Nottingham - Greenwood Conservative R. Tuck 1,746
Nottingham - Lenton Labour M. Aslam 2,114
Nottingham - Manvers Labour A. Simpson 2,095
Nottingham - Mapperley Conservative E. Chambers 1,621
Nottingham - Portland Labour D. Woodward 1,250
Nottingham - Radford Labour I. Clark 2,464
Nottingham - Robin Hood Conservative A. Shaftoe 1,571
Nottingham - Sherwood Conservative J. Jenkin-Jones 1,685
Nottingham - St. Anns Labour M. Riasat 1,952
Nottingham - Strelley Labour E. Hoskin 1,511
Nottingham - Trent Labour R. Stenson 1,480
Nottingham - Wilford Conservative J. Armstrong-Holmes 1,657
Nottingham - Wollaton Conservative J. Hayes 2,647
Ollerton Labour S. Smedley 3,161
Radcliffe-on-Trent Conservative F. Hobson 1,874
Retford North Independent A. Wright 1,641
Retford South Labour S. Clark 1,777
Ruddington SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Bennett 2,042
Rufford Labour M. Gray 2,251
Selston Labour J. Taylor 1,793
Southwell Conservative T. Butcher 3,422
Stapleford North & West Labour G. Miller 2,266
Sutton-in-Ashfield Central Labour W. Shaw 1,643
Sutton-in-Ashfield East Labour T. Barsby 1,837
Sutton-in-Ashfield North Labour J. Anthony 1,757
Sutton-in-Ashfield West Labour R. Walters 1,703
Toton & Attenborough Conservative G. Bottomley 1,615
Tuxford Conservative J. Hempsall 2,194
Warsop Labour F. Taylor 2,771
West Bridgford East Conservative B. Borrett 1,751
West Bridgford South Conservative P. Wright 2,226
West Bridgford West Conservative B. Fiars 1,856
Worksop East Labour F. Groves 2,291
Worksop North & Carlton Labour A. Burton 2,270
Worksop South East & Welbeck Labour S. Rolstone Unopposed
Worksop West Labour A. Davison 1,825

References

  1. ^ "Election Results". Nottinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Nottinghamshire County Council Election Results 1973-2009" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 September 2016.