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1964 Lewisham London Borough Council election

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

Background

These elections were the first to the newly formed borough. Previously elections had taken place in the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford and Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Lewisham by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 173 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 23 wards. These included a full slate from the Labour party, while the Conservative and Liberal parties stood 58 and 46 respectively. Other candidates included 9 from the Communist party. There were 14 three-seat wards and 9 two-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. Labour got 8 aldermen and the Conservatives 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 Labour gain the new council with a majority of 30 after winning 45 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 34.7%. This turnout included 1,396 postal votes.

Lewisham Local Election Result 1964[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 53 53.3
  Conservative 17 35.7
  Liberal 0 9.7

Ward results

Bellingham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,135 29.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Blackheath & Lewisham Village (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,491 43.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Brockley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,081 39.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Culverley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,692 40.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Deptford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,538 20.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Drake (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,904 27.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Forest Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,429 42.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Grinling Gibbons (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 1,771 17.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Grove Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,272 35.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Honor Oak Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,814 36.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Ladywell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,022 38.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Lewisham Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,200 40.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Manor Lee (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,007 45.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Marlowe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,173 21.4
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Pepys (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,617 24.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Rushey Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,260 31.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St Andrew (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,069 48.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St Mildred Lee (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,660 41.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
South Lee (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,647 43.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Southend (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,679 34.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Sydenham East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,977 37.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Sydenham West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,262 33.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Whitefoot (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,338 37.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.
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