London local elections, 1982

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London local elections, 1982
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All 1,914 on all 32 London boroughs
  First party Second party Third party
  Margaret Thatcher Michael Foot David Steel
Leader Margaret Thatcher Michael Foot David Steel
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Leader since 11 February 1975 10 November 1980 7 July 1976
Popular vote 43.2% 30.4% 24.6%
Swing Decrease6.6% Decrease9.2% Increase18.2%
Councils 17 12 0
Councils +/– Steady Decrease2 Steady
Councillors 980 781 124
Councillors +/– Increase20 Decrease101 Increase94

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Results by Borough in 1982.

Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 6 May 1982. Ward changes took place in Enfield which increased the total number of councillors by 6 from 1,908 to 1,914.

All London borough council seats were up for election. Both major parties lost votes to the Liberal Party, but whilst the Conservatives gained 20 council seats, Labour lost 101.

The party's result of 30.4%, 12 councils and 781 councillors was the worst Labour result since 1968.

The previous Borough elections in London were in 1978.[1]

Council results[edit]

Council Previous control Result Details
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour Details
Barnet Conservative Conservative Details
Bexley Conservative Conservative Details
Brent Labour Labour Details
Bromley Conservative Conservative Details
Camden Labour Labour Details
Croydon Conservative Conservative Details
Ealing Conservative Conservative Details
Enfield Conservative Conservative Details
Greenwich Labour Labour Details
Hackney Labour Labour Details
Hammersmith and Fulham No overall control No overall control Details
Haringey Labour Labour Details
Harrow Conservative Conservative Details
Havering Conservative Conservative Details
Hillingdon Conservative Conservative Details
Hounslow Labour Labour Details
Islington Labour Labour Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Details
Kingston upon Thames Conservative Conservative Details
Lambeth Labour No overall control Details
Lewisham Labour Labour Details
Merton Conservative Conservative Details
Newham Labour Labour Details
Redbridge Conservative Conservative Details
Richmond upon Thames Conservative Conservative Details
Southwark Labour Labour Details
Sutton Conservative Conservative Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour Details
Waltham Forest Labour No overall control Details
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative Details

Overall councillor numbers[edit]

London local elections 1982

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Net Gain/Loss
  Conservative 980 +20
  Labour 781 -101
  Liberal 124 +94
  Others 29 -7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minors, Michael; Grenham, Dennis. "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). Demographic and Statistical Studies. London Research Centre. Retrieved 29 May 2014.