1984 United Kingdom local elections
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%.
All 36 metropolitan boroughs, 123 out of 296 English districts and all 53 Scottish districts
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.
Summary of results
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All 36 metropolitan borough councils had one third of their seats up for election.
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.