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1964 Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council election

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The 1964 Kensington and Chelsea Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Kensington and Chelsea 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 Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea and Metropolitan Borough of Kensington. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 168 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 15 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative party, while the Labour and Liberal parties stood 59 and 42 respectively. Other candidates included 7 from the Communist party. There were 4 six-seat wards, 4 two-seat wards, 3 four-seat wards, 3 three-seat wards and 1 seven-seat ward.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. The Conservatives got 8 aldermen and Labour 2.

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 32 after winning 46 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 25.5%. This turnout included 626 postal votes.

Ward results

Brompton (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,016 22.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Cheyne (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,576 27.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Church (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,099 31.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Earls Court (6)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,081 21.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Golborne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,582 19.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Hans Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,763 28.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Holland (6)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,717 23.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Norland (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,821 33.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
North Stanley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,725 35.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Pembridge (6)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,168 28.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Queen's Gate (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,369 24.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Redcliffe (7)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,578 22.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Royal Hospital (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,446 27.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
St Charles (6)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,398 20.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
South Stanley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,090 34.9
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Labour nominee A. J. Kazantzis was rejected because one of his assenting signatories had signed the nomination papers of Mr. Banner-Stone and Mr. Dutch.

References

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


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