1982 Croydon London Borough Council election

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Croydon Council Election, 1982

← 1978 6 May 1982 1986 →

All 70 seats, in 27 wards in the London Borough of Croydon
36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Peter Bowness Unknown Unknown
Party Conservative Labour Independent
Leader since 1976 N/A N/A
Leader's seat Spring Park N/A N/A
Last election 56 councillors 11 councillors 3 councillors
Seats before 54 13 3
Seats won 62 5 3
Seat change Increase8 Decrease8 Steady 0
Percentage 55.6% 18.6% 3.2%

Leader of the Council before election

Peter Bowness
Conservative

Elected Leader

Peter Bowness
Conservative

The 1982 Croydon Council election took place on 6 May 1982 to elect members of Croydon London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background[edit]

Election result[edit]

Croydon Council election result 1982
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 62 6 0 +8 88.6 55.6
  Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 22.5
  Labour 5 0 6 -8 7.1 18.6
  Independent 3 0 0 0 4.3 3.2

Ward results[edit]

Addiscombe[edit]

Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter G. Holt-Thomas 2,312
Conservative Megan Holt-Thomas 2,291
Conservative Ronald W. Richens 2,211
Labour Co-op Nancy T. Irwin 1,480
Labour Co-op Rona A. Thomson 1,447
Labour Co-op Patricia F.L. Knight 1,418
Alliance Angela C. Thomson 992
Alliance Paul D. Wiggin 943
Alliance Patricia A. Charman 875
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ashburton[edit]

Ashburton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edwin S. Arram 1,818
Conservative Donald J. Sutton 1,708
Alliance Tyrrell Burgess 617
Alliance Leslie A. Christie 587
Labour Howard C. Gurr 552
Labour Rodney G.D. Matlock 511
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bensham Manor[edit]

Bensham Manor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald J. Bowker 1,918
Conservative Joan M. Goodman 1,848
Conservative Julia A. Wood 1,705
Labour Robert N. Hughes 1,236
Labour Robert P. Priest 1,149
Labour Ian Smedly 1,146
Alliance Janice M. Crockett 811
Alliance Jai M. Mathur 773
Alliance John A. Pile-Gray 875
Ecology Timothy A.J Rowe 111
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Beulah[edit]

Beulah (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philomena M. Drummond-Brown 1,815
Conservative Klemens E. Zdanowicz 1,751
Alliance Graham F. Williams 613
Alliance Anthony M. Everett 598
Labour Alice R. Tyrell 495
Labour Roger J. Borne 479
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Broad Green[edit]

Broad Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gillian Charman 1,216
Conservative Andrew J. Pelling 1,173
Conservative Douglas A.H. Sharman 1,151
Labour James A. Keeling 1,138
Labour Victor Martin 1,067
Labour Ann M. Watson 1,057
Alliance Moira C. Bamfield 846
Alliance Charles E. Burling 831
Alliance David E. Beeke 823
Communist Peter A.G. Latham 78
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Coulsdon East[edit]

Coulsdon East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stanley E. Littlechild 2,627
Conservative Pamela A.M. Little 2,600
Conservative Martin A. Levie 2,461
Alliance Peter H. Billenness 1,333
Alliance Ian R. Atkins 1,276
Alliance Richard M. Wevill 1,270
Labour Patrick J. Hearn 267
Labour Andrew M. Conway 252
Labour Edward J. Phillips 228
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Croham[edit]

Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Croft 2,961
Conservative John P.B. Hecks 2,944
Conservative Keith A. Wells 2,884
Alliance Christopher G. Peacock 1,308
Alliance Richard T. Mascall 1,215
Alliance Richard E. Tudway 1,148
Labour William E. Short 382
Labour Pauline H. Scharp 373
Labour David J. White 342
Turnout 44.8
Registered electors 10,187
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Fairfield[edit]

Fairfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John L. Aston 3,195
Conservative Robert W. Coatman 3,170
Conservative Michael D. Wunn 3,031
Alliance Vincent C. Green 1,027
Alliance Niccola Swan 984
Alliance Desmond J. Stockley 913
Labour Frank D.J. Bailey 638
Labour Ian E. Chandler 591
Labour Edward L. Hall 588
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Fieldway[edit]

Fieldway (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op James L. Walker 1,144
Labour Co-op Mary M. Walker 904
Conservative Roy T. Miller 433
Alliance Yvette M.G. Luff 409
Alliance David A. Partridge 381
Conservative Adrian J. Goodenough 323
Turnout
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Heathfield[edit]

Heathfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard F. Pannett 3,039
Conservative Mary M.H. Horden 2,942
Conservative Nicholas E.V. Perry 2,847
Alliance Michael J. Douglas 883
Alliance Kathleen M. Crawford 856
Alliance Robert J. Williams 844
Labour Beatrice A. Pollard 380
Labour Sean Jones 355
Labour Stella M. Harvey 353
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kenley[edit]

Kenley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret E. Campbell 2,192
Conservative Brian G. Smith 2,061
Alliance Ivo Nicholls 664
Alliance Robert D. Riddett 634
Labour Roger M. Burgess 268
Labour Malcolm E. Kilsby 263
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Monks Orchard[edit]

Monks Orchard (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek R. Loughborough 2,011
Conservative Albert W. Elliott 1,993
Independent Kenneth R. Brown 1,421
Independent Hugh W. Allardyce 1,344
Alliance Anne M. Brown 392
Labour John C. Barlow 336
Labour Donald A. Ray 316
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

New Addington[edit]

New Addington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald J. Page 1,357
Labour Trevor J. Laffin 1,174
Labour Alan C. Lord 1,087
Conservative William J. Eastoe 779
Conservative Robert A. Bell 746
Conservative Michael W. Coatman 723
Alliance Anthony E.W. Gooch 577
Alliance Ainslie C. Bazely 492
Alliance Frances M. Williams 484
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Norbury[edit]

Norbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Johnston 2,682
Conservative Keith M. B. Munro 2,657
Conservative Bryan J. Kendall 2,637
Alliance Barry J. Davies 1,258
Alliance David Armer 1,222
Alliance Geoffrey Morley 1,197
Labour Mark B. Howarth 755
Labour Ruth A. Ishmael 687
Labour Janet M. Pickering 623
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Purley[edit]

Purley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter J. F. Macdonald 3,065
Conservative George A. Smith 3,029
Conservative David L. Congdon 2,988
Alliance Sheila Buckle 1,071
Alliance Katherine A. Mundy 1,048
Alliance Graham P. Wickham 1,021
Labour Barry V. Bulled 243
Labour Jean Barlow 236
Labour Julie A. Taylor 235
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rylands[edit]

Rylands (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Guy L. Harding 1,365
Conservative Peter R. Crockford 1,294
Labour Robert C. E. Brooks 722
Labour Philip A. Durban 678
Social Democratic Diana M. Dawe 488
Liberal Joseph Short 273
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sanderstead[edit]

Sanderstead (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald W. Haskins 2,649
Conservative David N. Bowen 2,570
Alliance Raymond W. Bustin 889
Alliance Eric J. Mann 853
Labour Keith M. Roberts 163
Labour Lillian L. Scott 158
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Selsdon[edit]

Selsdon (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dudley S. Mead 2,637
Conservative Ian L. Aarons 2,553
Alliance James S. Forrest 1,393
Alliance Stephen A. Hall 1,254
Labour Michael P. J. Phelan 196
Labour John H. Robinson 157
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

South Norwood[edit]

South Norwood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±

Spring Park[edit]

Spring Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Denis E. Perry 3,023
Conservative Peter S. Bowness 2,976
Alliance David B. Crampton 686
Alliance John F. Chandler 602
Labour John R. March 498
Labour Stephen H. Tiller 429
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Thornton Heath[edit]

Thornton Heath (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±

Upper Norwood[edit]

Upper Norwood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernest G. Noad 1,579
Conservative Margaret C. V. Perfitt 1,543
Labour Patrick T. Ryan 555
Alliance Leo C. E. Held 533
Alliance Lawrence West 514
Labour Andrew M. S. Ward 508
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Waddon[edit]

Waddon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James J. Nea 2328
Conservative Reginald H. Kent 2285
Conservative Beverley S. Winborn 2151
Labour Christopher R. Allen 1480
Labour Hartley Dean 1400
Labour Martin D. Walker 1382
Alliance Janet M. Sinclair 773
Alliance Joan M. Leck 764
Alliance Ian Wonacott 681
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

West Thornton[edit]

West Thornton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±

Whitehorse Manor[edit]

Whitehorse Manor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±

Woodcote & Coulsdon West[edit]

Woodcote & Coulsdon West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±

Woodside[edit]

Woodside (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dennis F. Todd 1,200
Conservative Stephen G. Ghero 1,122
Labour John M. Laney 659
Labour Stanley L. Eaton 611
Alliance Paul F. West 411
Alliance Henry Russell 380
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 6 May 1982" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.