Sheffield City Council election, 1983

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Map of the results for the 1983 Sheffield council election.

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 5 May 1983. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result[edit]

Sheffield Local Election Result 1983
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 1 1 0 71.4 51.3 88,974 +3.3%
  Conservative 6 0 0 0 21.4 29.4 51,041 +6.1%
  SDP–Liberal Alliance 2 1 1 0 7.1 19.1 33,226 -9.2%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 234 -0.1%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 60 60
Conservatives 18 18
SDP–Liberal Alliance 9 9
Total 87 87
Working majority  33   33 

Ward results[edit]

Beauchief [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cliff Godber 4,087 53.2 +11.7
Labour Val Shepherd 2,186 28.5 +2.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) N. Knox 1,403 18.3 -13.2
Majority 2,684 24.7 +14.7
Turnout 7,676
Conservative hold Swing +4.5
Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank White 4,130 59.7 +5.1
Conservative Shirely Rhodes 1,776 25.7 +8.1
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Roger Davison 1,011 14.6 -13.2
Majority 2,354 34.0 +7.2
Turnout 6,917
Labour hold Swing -1.5
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Michie 3,092 67.7 +6.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) George Wilson 805 17.6 -12.3
Conservative Ian Saunders 667 14.6 +6.3
Majority 2,287 50.1 +18.3
Turnout 4,564
Labour hold Swing +9.1
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Cheetham 2,461 48.2 +4.4
Labour M. Mitchell 1,533 30.0 +2.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Patrick Smith 1,110 21.7 -7.0
Majority 928 18.2 +3.1
Turnout 5,104
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Jamison 3,508 52.6 +1.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Malcolm Johnson 2,744 41.1 -1.4
Conservative Stuart Dawson 389 5.8 0.0
Communist Paul Mackey 32 0.5 -0.2
Majority 764 11.5 +3.2
Turnout 6,673
Labour gain from SDP–Liberal Alliance Swing +1.6
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Skinner 3,804 76.8 +4.8
Conservative Thomas Seaton 690 13.9 +3.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Tony Pearce 417 8.4 -8.2
Communist Violet Gill 44 0.9 +0.1
Majority 3,114 62.9 +7.5
Turnout 4,955
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Geoffrey Griffiths 3,954 52.8 +3.3
Labour Henry Hanwell 2,742 36.6 -4.0
Conservative J. Edwards 785 10.5 +0.7
Majority 1,212 16.2 +7.3
Turnout 7,481
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing +3.6
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Brown 3,408 61.2 +4.1
Conservative Colin Cavill 1,284 23.1 +4.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Dennis Boothroyd 871 15.6 -8.8
Majority 2,124 38.1 +5.4
Turnout 5,563
Labour hold Swing -0.3
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Davey 4,786 59.1 +7.2
Labour A. Morgan 1,926 23.8 +1.1
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) W. Lawrie 1,382 17.1 -8.3
Majority 2,860 35.3 +8.8
Turnout 8,094
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Neill 4,761 60.4 +7.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Arthur Fawthrop 1,895 24.0 -9.4
Labour L. Skinner 1,228 15.6 +1.7
Majority 2,866 36.4 +17.1
Turnout 7,884
Conservative hold Swing +8.5
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Butler 3,941 72.6 +0.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) D. Wagland 824 15.2 -3.7
Conservative Lorna Banham 661 12.2 +3.5
Majority 3,117 57.4 -4.0
Turnout 5,426
Labour hold Swing +2.0
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Hobson 4,319 59.4 +5.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Peter McNutt 1,739 23.9 -6.3
Labour Dorothy Podlesny 1,205 16.6 +0.5
Majority 2,580 35.5 +12.1
Turnout 7,263
Conservative hold Swing +6.0
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elsie Smith 3,654 61.5 +4.5
Conservative Dorothy Kennedy 1,395 23.5 +6.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Hilary Gooch 892 15.0 -10.9
Majority 2,259 38.0 +6.9
Turnout 5,941
Labour hold Swing -1.0
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Clarke 3,744 56.0 +6.8
Conservative A. Byron 2,047 30.6 +4.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Robert Scholfield 889 13.3 -10.2
Majority 1,697 25.4 +2.3
Turnout 6,680
Labour hold Swing +1.1
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Morgan 3,578 45.7 +2.3
Conservative William Travis 2,745 35.1 +10.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Patrick Smith 1,500 19.2 -12.2
Majority 833 10.6 -1.4
Turnout 7,823
Labour hold Swing -3.8
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Bower 3,684 57.6 +4.0
Conservative Farrell Rollitt 1,754 27.4 +7.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) A. Lyon 957 14.9 -11.5
Majority 1,930 30.2 +3.0
Turnout 6,395
Labour hold Swing -1.7
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Colk 3,564 79.4 +8.1
Conservative Frank Brookes 521 11.6 +3.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Joan Dallamore 376 8.4 -11.2
Communist B. Oldale 27 0.6 -0.1
Majority 3,043 67.8 +16.1
Turnout 4,488
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Dootson 3,993 57.5 +1.4
Conservative Christopher Goldsmith 1,908 27.5 +9.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) I. Addison 1,043 15.0 -10.9
Majority 2,085 30.0 -0.2
Turnout 6,944
Labour hold Swing -4.0
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Verhaert 2,843 44.9 +2.6
Labour J. Hesketh 2,456 38.7 +3.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Paul Metcalfe 1,037 16.3 -5.6
Majority 387 6.2 -0.4
Turnout 6,336
Conservative hold Swing -0.2
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Jones 3,706 68.3 +2.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Robert Shillito 907 16.7 -5.9
Conservative Patricia Oldfield 810 14.9 +6.1
Majority 2,799 51.6 +8.2
Turnout 5,423
Labour hold Swing +4.1
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Lambert 3,231 66.8 +6.6
Conservative G. Ranson 1,007 20.8 +5.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) S. Matthewman 542 11.2 -12.0
Communist Gordon Ashberry 57 1.2 -0.1
Majority 2,224 46.0 +9.0
Turnout 4,837
Labour hold Swing +0.5
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Glenn 3,880 59.5 +1.9
Conservative B. Farnsworth 1,907 29.2 +6.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Robert Mumford 731 11.2 -8.6
Majority 1,973 30.3 -4.7
Turnout 6,518
Labour hold Swing -2.3
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson 3,464 68.6 +5.6
Conservative George Booth 963 19.0 +6.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Philip Taylor 623 12.3 -12.2
Majority 2,501 49.6 +11.1
Turnout 5,050
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivienne Nicholson 3,937 83.3 +7.6
Conservative Jeremy Richardson 786 16.6 +7.4
Majority 3,151 66.7 +5.0
Turnout 4,723
Labour hold Swing +0.1
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Howard Knight 2,934 63.3 +0.5
Conservative Anne Smith 1,052 22.7 +5.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) E. Scott 571 12.3 -6.4
Communist M. Heywood 74 1.6 +0.3
Majority 1,882 40.6 -4.5
Turnout 4,631
Labour hold Swing -2.5
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) David Baker 3,287 38.5 -5.8
Conservative Sylvia Cowley 2,634 30.8 +5.9
Labour Patrick Heath 2,618 30.6 -0.1
Majority 633 7.7 -5.9
Turnout 8,539
SDP–Liberal Alliance gain from Labour Swing -5.8
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Davies 4,106 81.6 +6.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Pamela Brown 468 9.3 -9.0
Conservative Hedley Oldfield 455 9.0 +2.2
Majority 3,638 72.3 +15.8
Turnout 5,029
Labour hold Swing +7.9
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Owen 3,722 57.1 +3.6
Conservative Radcliffe Wilson-Wolfe 1,548 23.7 +7.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Dennis Brown 1,248 19.1 -10.9
Majority 2,174 33.4 +9.9
Turnout 6,518
Labour hold Swing -1.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Sheffield Local Elections 1973-1995 scans". Retrieved 2011-06-20.