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1964 Wandsworth London Borough Council election

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The 1964 Wandsworth Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Wandsworth London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour 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 Battersea and Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Wandsworth by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 169 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 20 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 35 candidates. Other candidates included 15 Communists, 4 Independents and 1 Rad Lib. All wards were three-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. Labour got all 10 aldermen.

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 34 after winning 47 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 35.0%. This turnout included 1,514 postal votes.

Ward results

Balham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,796 35.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Bedford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,447 32.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Earlsfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,232 30.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Fairfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,193 30.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Furzedown (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,907 34.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Graveney (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,652 32.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Latchmere (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,613 24.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Nightingale (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,016 34.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Northcote (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,277 40.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Putney (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 5,495 39.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Queenstown (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 2,128 20.4
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Roehampton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 5,232 43.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St John (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,337 31.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St Mary's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,758 35.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Shaftesbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,109 36.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Southfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,342 38.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Springfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,657 41.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Thamesfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 4,728 41.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Tooting (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 3,267 30.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
West Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Turnout 5,252 43.7

References

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


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