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1964 Harrow London Borough Council election

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The 1964 Harrow Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Harrow London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained control of the council.[1]

Background

These elections were the first to the newly formed borough. Previously elections had taken place in the Municipal Borough of Harrow. This borough formed the new London Borough of Harrow by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 168 candidates stood in the election for the 56 seats being contested across 15 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 50 candidates. Other candidates included 6 from the Communist party. There were 7 three-seat wards, 5 four-seat wards and 3 five-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. The Conservatives got 6 aldermen and Labour 3.

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 16 after winning 36 of the 56 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 43.0%. This turnout included 793 postal votes.

Ward results

Belmont (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. J. Harkett 1,899
Conservative E. G. Buckle 1,898
Conservative G. C. Hill 1,897
Labour W. F. Griffin 728
Labour K. D. Reeves 723
Labour R. G. Taylor 647
Liberal T. R. Burke 474
Liberal H. J. Sergeant 433
Liberal C. A. B. Aldridge 429
Turnout 3,087 37.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Harrow Weald (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. G. V. Barson 2,754
Labour A. J. Eckert 2,690
Labour B. M. Cohen 2,634
Labour D. J. Sleigh 2,505
Conservative J. D. Charter 1,805
Conservative Mrs. V. Charter 1,736
Conservative Mrs. M. Apollo 1,725
Conservative J. E. Palmer 1,619
Liberal R. Everitt 703
Liberal H. C. Cooper 577
Liberal T. I. Jones 576
Liberal R. J. E. Owen 576
Communist H. J. Tuttle 121
Turnout 5,092 51.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Harrow-on-the-Hill & Greenhill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. E. Jones 1,438
Conservative C. E. Stenhouse 1,423
Conservative W. E. N. Wormald 1,400
Labour J. R. Green 675
Labour G. E. Clayton 648
Labour R. F. Short 612
Liberal F. A. Farmer 403
Liberal Mrs. M. Sorrell 367
Liberal R. S. Montgomerie 357
Turnout 2,491 32.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Headstone (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative O. G. Collins 1,974
Conservative H. R. Sheldrake 1,940
Conservative W. A. Tackley 1,897
Liberal G. O. Abbott 1,004
Liberal Mrs. A. E. Beauchamp 906
Liberal R. J. Denney 797
Labour J. T. M. Blackman 540
Labour F. D. Flower 535
Labour A. H. Bolton 505
Turnout 3,397 44.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Kenton (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. C. Cocksedge 2,517
Conservative Mrs. M. M. H. E. Haslam 2,376
Conservative E. W. H. Feakins 2,240
Conservative J. D. Statham 2,214
Liberal D. F. Joyner 1,925
Liberal Dr. I. M. Roitt 1,835
Liberal H. W. Chapman 1,795
Liberal E. W. Husband 1,764
Labour M. M. Keir 985
Labour Mrs. A. Beasley 973
Labour M. A. Mills 958
Labour R. C. Barson 956
Turnout 5,164 54.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Pinner North & Hatch End (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. G. Ellement 4,109
Conservative Mrs. I. M. Potts 4,048
Conservative H. T. Mote 4,014
Conservative M. D. Hartley-Hill 3,972
Conservative N. G. Hines 3,956
Liberal E. J. H. Francis 916
Liberal B. Domb 808
Liberal C. J. James 799
Liberal H. Young 795
Liberal K. W. Eliel 764
Labour P. A. Fletcher 520
Labour Mrs. D. M. Hinton 512
Labour F. W. Hinton 495
Labour C. B. King 483
Labour Mrs. M. C. B. Morley 480
Turnout 5,405 41.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Pinner South (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs. D. A. Nott-Cock 3,601
Conservative A. G. Sellers 3,591
Conservative O. W. N. Cock 3,585
Conservative W. S. Clack 3,571
Conservative C. E. Jordan 3,543
Liberal W. R. Westaway 1,004
Liberal W. H. D. Little 990
Liberal G. R. Davis 974
Liberal T. W. Kettle 956
Liberal J. S. Anthony 953
Labour J. L. Clark 947
Labour C. Litchfield 802
Labour J. P. Lansdell 788
Labour Mrs. A. M. Littlehales 759
Labour G. A. Tempest 753
Turnout 5,447 42.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Queensbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. E. E. Davies 2,098
Labour R. Bailey 2,042
Labour H. I. Harris 2,020
Conservative M. A. Carmody 1,116
Conservative F. L. Le Franc 1,064
Conservative Miss N. Harker 1,044
Communist J. P. Roche 129
Turnout 3,283 37.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Roxbourne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Davies 1,703
Labour A. H. Tidmarsh 1,676
Conservative J. W. Nickolay 1,667
Labour P. W. Underwood 1,661
Conservative H. Grainger 1,645
Conservative A. E. Thomas 1,630
Liberal Mrs. E. J. Colledge 1,292
Liberal A. A. Fawthrop 1,287
Liberal E. G. Wilmott 1,285
Turnout 4,668 51.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Roxeth (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. S. Campbell 2,233
Labour Mrs. D. I. Edwards 2,160
Labour A. R. Judge 2,130
Labour I. W. Mackay 2,061
Conservative L. D. Bowman 1,949
Conservative Miss C. P. Cawood 1,939
Conservative E. R. Chalker 1,918
Conservative E. K. Cornes 1,810
Liberal J. C. Connolly 765
Liberal Mrs. L. A. O. Harrison 694
Liberal A. Forrest 668
Liberal M. Sewell-Rutter 624
Communist R. R. C. Morris 123
Turnout 4,843 45.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Stanmore North (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. F. Gibbons 2,741
Conservative F. L. Rees 2,741
Conservative D. B. Rouse 2,677
Conservative A. E. P. F. MacRae 2,676
Conservative Mrs. N. Rees 2,669
Labour S. Bishop 774
Labour R. A. Russell 771
Labour H. Kilkenny 752
Labour D. F. Tomsett 733
Labour H. A. H. Riches 648
Liberal Mrs. M. H. Jackson 530
Liberal M. E. Hannah 523
Liberal M. D. Colne 513
Liberal W. Paul 460
Liberal J. B. Ladley 438
Communist R. T. Gooding 161
Turnout 4,070 32.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Stanmore South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. J. Lovell 2,025
Labour W. O. Allen 1,982
Labour Mrs. S. R. Edgeworth 1,968
Conservative E. C. P. Taylor 1,027
Conservative J. C. Medcalf 1,025
Conservative D. A. Maddocks 1,014
Communist R. A. Ward 133
Turnout 3,136 38.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wealdstone North (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. G. Grange 2,738
Labour Mrs. A. M. Carey 2,725
Labour C. B. Harrison 2,692
Labour D. J. R. Howard 2,448
Conservative D. W. Pratt 1,522
Conservative T. D. Jones 1,516
Conservative F. G. Saxby 1,504
Conservative A. B. C. Turner 1,501
Liberal H. V. Goss 884
Liberal Mrs. B. E. Burbery 666
Liberal M. B. Sorrell 619
Liberal R. J. Kitcher 608
Communist J. Marshall 119
Turnout 4,998 46.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wealdstone South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. S. O. Smith 1,687
Conservative F. W. C. Adkins 1,679
Conservative S. R. Miller 1,614
Labour C. Morley 1,087
Labour J. Lesser 1,022
Labour A. H. Elderton 1,016
Liberal Mrs. M. M. Husband 628
Liberal C. P. Dobson 621
Liberal P. Jeffery 621
Turnout 3,427 42.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
West Harrow (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. O’Loughlin 1,920
Conservative B. C. A. Turner 1,856
Conservative D. H. J. Hart 1,851
Conservative C. F. J. Low 1,834
Labour F. Mutton 1,502
Labour S. H. Roan 1,477
Labour F. S. Davies 1,474
Labour E. Beasley 1,441
Liberal D. J. Leonard 899
Liberal P. R. Coleby 894
Liberal C. C. Chadley 879
Liberal Mrs. P. Coleby 866
Turnout 4,308 45.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
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