All 36 metropolitan boroughs, 123 out of 296 English districts and all 53 Scottish districts
Local elections were held in the United Kingdom in 1984.There was a slight reversal in the Conservative government's fortunes, but the party remained ahead. The projected share of the vote was Conservatives 38%, Labour 37%, Liberal-SDP Alliance 21%.
Labour gained 88 seats, bringing their number of councillors to 8,870 in the first elections under the leadership of Neil Kinnock who had succeeded Michael Foot the previous autumn.
The Conservatives lost 164 seats, leaving them with 10,393 councillors.
The SDP-Liberal Alliance, now led by David Owen, gained 160 seats and finished with 2,331 councillors.
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All 36 metropolitan borough councils had one third of their seats up for election.
|Bradford||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Calderdale||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Dudley||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|North Tyneside||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Rochdale||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|South Tyneside||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|St Helens||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Stockport||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Walsall||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
In 123 districts one third of the council was up for election.
A further 20 councils had passed a resolution under section 7 (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972, requesting a system of elections by thirds. They could do so because they had had their new ward boundaries introduced at the 1983 elections.
|Adur||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Amber Valley||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Basingstoke and Deane||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Blackburn||Labour||No overall control gain||Details|
|Brighton||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Bristol||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Cambridge||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Cannock Chase||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Cheltenham||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Chorley||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Crewe and Nantwich||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|East Devon||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Eastbourne||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Eastleigh||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Ellesmere Port and Neston||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Epping Forest||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Exeter||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Gloucester||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Great Grimsby||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Great Yarmouth||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Hart||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Hastings||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Hinckley and Bosworth||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Kingston upon Hull||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Maidstone||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Mid Sussex||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Milton Keynes||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Mole Valley||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|North Bedfordshire||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|North Hertfordshire||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Nuneaton and Bedworth||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Oadby and Wigston||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Pendle||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Peterborough||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Reigate and Banstead||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Rugby||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Shrewsbury and Atcham||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|South Bedfordshire||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|South Cambridgeshire||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|South Herefordshire||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|South Lakeland||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|St Albans||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Stroud||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Three Rivers||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Tonbridge and Malling||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Tunbridge Wells||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Welwyn Hatfield||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|West Dorset||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|West Lancashire||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|West Lindsey||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|West Oxfordshire||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Weymouth and Portland||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Worcester||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Wyre Forest||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|York||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Angus||No overall control||SNP gain||Details|
|Annandale and Eskdale||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|Badenoch and Strathspey||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|Banff and Buchan||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|Bearsden and Milngavie||Conservative||Conservative hold||Details|
|Clydesdale||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Cumbernauld and Kilsyth||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Cumnock and Doon Valley||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|East Kilbride||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|East Lothian||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Edinburgh||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Ettrick and Lauderdale||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|Kilmarnock and Loudoun||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Kincardine and Deeside||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|Kyle and Carrick||Labour||Conservative gain||Details|
|Nithsdale||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|North East Fife||Conservative||Alliance gain||Details|
|Perth and Kinross||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Ross and Cromarty||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|Roxburgh||Independent||No overall control gain||Details|
|Skye and Lochalsh||Independent||Independent hold||Details|
|West Lothian||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
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