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1964 Barnet London Borough Council election

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The 1964 Barnet Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Barnet London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained control of the council.

Background

These elections were the first to the newly formed borough. Previously elections had taken place in the Municipal Borough of Finchley, Municipal Borough of Hendon, Barnet Urban District, East Barnet Urban District and Friern Barnet Urban District. These boroughs and districts were joined to form the new London Borough of Barnet by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 175 candidates stood in the election for the 56 seats being contested across 30 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood at least one candidate in each ward. Other candidates included 7 from the Communist party and 1 independent. There were 13 three-seat wards (the former boroughs of Finchley and Hendon) and 17 one-seat wards (the former urban districts of Barnet, East Barnet and Friern Barnet).

This election also had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. The Conservatives got 6 aldermen, Labour 2 and the Liberals 1.

The Council was elected in 1964 as a "shadow authority" but did not start operations until 1 April 1965.

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives gain the new council with a majority of 24 after winning 37 of the 56 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 46.1%. This turnout included 1,332 postal votes.

Barnet Local Election Result 1964[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 37 37 0 +37 66.1 43.5 99,525 +43.5
  Labour 13 13 0 +13 23.2 28.7 65,676 +28.7
  Liberal 6 6 0 +6 10.7 27.1 61,975 +27.1
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 904 +0.4
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 548 +0.2

Ward results

Arkley East

Arkley East (1 seat)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. C. D. Hopkins 678
Conservative E. V. Griffin 674
Liberal N. H. Morris 351
Turnout 1,705 51.1
Labour win (new seat)

Arkley West

Arkley West (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. J. E. Pudney 772
Conservative K. A. Ainsworth 648
Liberal Mrs. J. K. Briveau 145
Turnout 1,564 45.9
Labour win (new seat)

Barnet North

Barnet North (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Cheason 690
Independent D. G. Cheeseman 548
Labour Mrs. A. H. Mealing 510
Liberal K. J. Fowler 272
Turnout 2,037 55.1
Conservative win (new seat)

Barnet South

Barnet South (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. G. H. Woodruff 1,111
Liberal K. W. R. Burrough 623
Labour E. P. Gardner 598
Turnout 2,335 47.7
Conservative win (new seat)

Brunswick Park

Brunswick Park (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. B. Passingham 1,145
Liberal E. L. Knight 948
Conservative B. Gibbs 883
Turnout 2,983 60.2
Labour win (new seat)

Burnt Oak

Burnt Oak (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. S. Champion 3,094
Labour A. Paul 3,039
Labour R. Robinson 2,999
Conservative G. Leach 387
Conservative Mrs. G. Holland 378
Conservative Miss S. Risdon 374
Liberal Miss J. Allen 143
Liberal D. Martindale 135
Communist A. Legg 116
Turnout 3,666 34.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Child's Hill

Child's Hill (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K. W. Hughes 1,829
Conservative A. Young 1,825
Conservative N. R. Sutton 1,811
Labour Mrs. M. C. Tyler 1,310
Labour R. Collins 1,307
Labour R. D. Harvey 1,284
Liberal L. W. Bailey 867
Liberal A. D. Mercer 863
Liberal Mrs. J. D. Caine 860
Turnout 4,059 38.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Cockfosters

Cockfosters (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. A. J. Gunning 805
Conservative A. W. P. Fawcett 605
Liberal Mrs. B. M. Craymer 386
Turnout 1,797 54.4
Labour win (new seat)

East Barnet

East Barnet (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Cutts-Watson 1,043
Labour R. H. Mann 722
Liberal S. A. Davis 519
Turnout 2,289 54.4
Conservative win (new seat)

Edgware

Edgware (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Felton 2,564
Conservative H. R. Brooks 2,537
Conservative R. Porcas 2,406
Labour Mrs. P. Moyse 1,831
Labour D. Goldman 1,821
Labour M. Katz 1,804
Liberal M. Ingram 873
Liberal J. Holmes 857
Liberal O. Rosalki 839
Communist W. Wayne 145
Turnout 5,200 39.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Finchley Central

Finchley Central (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative N. J. Sapsted 2,615
Conservative L. Snelling 2,578
Conservative K. Klean 2,565
Liberal J. S. Hill 1,706
Liberal H. Allwood 1,666
Liberal L. Watkins 1,636
Labour N. Birch 1,405
Labour B. Quinn 1,291
Labour Mrs. M. Root 1,250
Communist A. Winsloe 118
Turnout 5,710 46.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Finchley East

Finchley East (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J. W. Webb 2,359
Liberal A. Cohen 2,303
Liberal A. Tibber 2,280
Conservative M. King 2,024
Conservative R. A. F. Ferguson 1,895
Conservative K. A. Bexley 1,886
Labour J. W. Watkins 1,571
Labour D. R. Allen 1,502
Labour Mrs. Y. Sieve 1,475
Communist L. E. Segal 187
Turnout 5,986 48.9
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)

Finchley North

Finchley North (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. Hart 2,751
Conservative F. D. Gibson 2,720
Conservative V. H. Usher 2,703
Liberal C. A. Roberts 2,051
Liberal D. Creed 2,009
Liberal A. Gunn 1,842
Labour G. Dunn 1,148
Labour J. Burke 984
Labour S. Wills 937
Communist B. Shore 137
Turnout 5,867 51.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Finchley West

Finchley West (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal M. Medway 3,184
Liberal L. Sattin 3,092
Liberal F. Davis 3,087
Conservative F. W. Riches 2,840
Conservative V. S. Francis 2,771
Conservative C. E. White 2,693
Labour Mrs. R. Y. Green 800
Labour Mrs. S. H. Harris 795
Labour W. Maycock 786
Turnout 6,820 54.9
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)

Friern Barnet Central

Friern Barnet Central (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. E. Tomlinson 654
Conservative J. E. Pickering 567
Liberal J. Walters 437
Turnout 1,665 51.4
Labour win (new seat)

Friern Barnet East

Friern Barnet East (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. H. Flesher 985
Liberal K. E. Ruge 842
Labour Mrs. L. F. Spaul 225
Turnout 2,058 56.2
Conservative win (new seat)

Friern Barnet North

Friern Barnet North (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. H. Tangye 1,108
Liberal A. H. J. Parsons 252
Labour Mrs. B. M. Slade 172
Turnout 1,536 45.8
Conservative win (new seat)

Friern Barnet South

Friern Barnet South (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. C. George 884
Conservative P. J. Van der Spiegel 504
Liberal H. C. Bass 327
Turnout 1,718 41.3
Labour win (new seat)

Friern Barnet West

Friern Barnet West (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs. E. Constable 1,213
Liberal K. J. Norman 981
Labour D. A. James 235
Turnout 2,436 56.7
Conservative win (new seat)

Garden Suburb

Garden Suburb (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. A. Sharman 2,089
Conservative P. D. Mendel 2,027
Conservative R. J. Finigan 1,954
Liberal Q. J. Iwi 1,424
Liberal Miss J. M. Henderson 1,422
Liberal Mrs. P. K. H. Young 1,300
Labour Mrs. N. McGregor 580
Labour Mrs. M. Shields 577
Labour Miss I. Stearn 552
Communist J. W. Pinder 173
Turnout 4,123 44.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Golders Green

Golders Green (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs. R. A. Freedman 1,678
Conservative C. F. Harris 1,652
Conservative G. J. Dickins 1,603
Labour Mrs. J. Miller 1,548
Labour Mrs. B. R. Scharf 1,524
Labour T. H. Barnes 1,389
Liberal E. B. Davis 932
Liberal P. L. Smulian 895
Liberal Mrs. P. Fiander 849
Turnout 4,165 41.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Hadley

Hadley (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. H. Jobbins 941
Liberal R. F. Williamson 643
Labour J. D. O’Brien 339
Turnout 1,924 50.7
Conservative win (new seat)

Hendon Central

Hendon Central (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L. Hills 2,509
Conservative W. Lloyd-Taylor 2,446
Conservative T. Stewart 2,375
Liberal D. T. Baron 1,804
Liberal K. Farrow 1,804
Liberal I. Scott 1,797
Labour R. Snowdon 822
Labour D. Wilkes 812
Labour R. Lyons 805
Turnout 5,129 45.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Lyonsdown

Lyonsdown (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. A. E. Asker 1,214
Liberal D. Redmond 460
Labour Mrs. M. Rilstone 255
Turnout 1,931 48.9
Conservative win (new seat)

Mill Hill

Mill Hill (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs. C. M. Thubrun 4,542
Conservative A. P. Fletcher 4,411
Conservative D. F. Simons 4,308
Labour Mrs. M. Nissel 1,671
Labour W. Marlow 1,663
Labour H. Zion 1,570
Liberal Mrs. A. Price-Davies 1,366
Liberal O. Williams 1,252
Liberal A. Gilbey 1,214
Turnout 7,521 44.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

New Barnet

New Barnet (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Seagroatt 829
Conservative R. L. Biddle 547
Liberal D. G. Sexton 283
Communist B. Marcus 28
Turnout 1,695 48.8
Labour win (new seat)

Osidge

Osidge (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. B. Lewis 1,431
Liberal W. J. Lee 1,155
Labour N. Langford 256
Turnout 2,849 53.6
Conservative win (new seat)

Park

Park (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Gordon-Lee 1,836
Conservative Mrs. N. I. Cullinane 1,808
Conservative J. Shock 1,763
Labour B. A. Le Mare 1,456
Labour Mrs. R. Jobson 1,409
Labour H. Rayner 1,407
Liberal P. Meyer 950
Liberal S. Shipton 897
Liberal K. Brown 895
Turnout 4,260 40.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Totteridge

Totteridge (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. M. Franklin 1,323
Liberal J. I. Karet 261
Labour V. G. Marchesi 191
Turnout 1,776 44.8
Conservative win (new seat)

West Hendon

West Hendon (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. E. McCormack 2,132
Labour F. L. Tyler 2,064
Labour L. Marks 1,992
Conservative Miss G. O’Connell 1,017
Conservative Mrs. J. Partridge 945
Conservative A. G. Risdon 923
Liberal B. S. Wrigley 559
Liberal S. Saunders 543
Liberal P. Price 535
Turnout 3,637 36.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

By-elections between 1964 and 1968

There were no by-elections.[3]

References

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections" (PDF). London County Council. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ "London Borough Council Elections" (PDF). London County Council. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
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