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1974 Hammersmith London Borough Council election

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1974 Hammersmith Borough Council election[1]
← 1971 2 May 1974 1978 →

All 60 seats to Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout41.3% (Decrease6.3%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 58 seats, 61.6% 2 seats, 36.5% 0 seats, 1.8%
Seats won 48 10 2
Seat change Decrease10 Increase8 Increase2
Popular vote 25,143 15,930 3,125
Percentage 56.0% 35.5% 7.0%
Swing Decrease5.6% Decrease1.0% Increase5.2%

Council control before election


Labour

Council control after election


Labour

The 1974 Hammersmith Council election took place on 2 May 1974 to elect members of Hammersmith London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Background

Both Labour and the Conservatives fielded a full slate of 60 candidate, as usual.

The Liberal Party ran 19 candidates across seven wards - an increase on the seven candidates across three wards which they ran in 1971.

In an era when candidates could choose their party designation without reference to an officially registered entity - two candidates in the Avonmore ward ran under the 'Powellite Conservative' banner. These were the only candidates across the whole of the London local elections to use this designation.

Whilst 125 people across London stood as Communist Party candidates - there was just one in Hammersmith. Mr J Gould stood again in the White City ward.

Across London 72 people stood under the 'Save London Action Group' banner - but in Hammersmith there was a single such candidate, in the Crabtree ward.

Two independent candidates stood for election - one each in Crabtree ward and St Stephen's ward.

A total of 145 candidates put themselves forward for the 60 seats.

Election result

The Labour Party won 48 seats - a loss of 10 seats from the previous election, but remained firmly in control. The Conservative Party won 10 seats - a gain of 8 seats from their previous result. The Liberal Party won 2 seats - a gain of two from the last election, and the first time that any party other than Labour and the Conservatives won a seat on this council. One of the newly elected Liberal councillors (Simon Knott) previously stood as a candidate at all three elections for the same ward. [3][4]

Ward results

Addison

Addison (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hammond, Mrs C. J. 999
Labour Hanscomb, L. 934
Labour Perlin, P. S. 908
Conservative Belsham Mrs F. E. J. 832
Conservative Fleetwood-Hesketh, Miss E. D. 817
Conservative Prior, C. C. L. 795
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Avonmore

Avonmore (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Putnam, J. C. 982
Conservative Wylie, J.C. 965
Labour Whalley, Miss A. 701
Labour Hall, M. A. 677
Liberal Dyer, Mrs C. M. 233
Liberal Davis, B. 204
Powellite Conservative Simmerson, R. E. G. 65
Powellite Conservative Stokes, M. R. 50
Turnout % %
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Broadway

Broadway (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Knott, S. H. J. A. 1,370
Labour Simpson, G. E. C. 1,054
Liberal Stratton, Miss C. E. 997
Labour Mason, Mrs A. E. 988
Labour Harris, Mrs S. H. 954
Liberal Allen, H. V. 925
Conservative Bryce-Smith, N. 599
Conservative Hogan, Miss G. C. 560
Conservative Cohen, I. 550
Turnout % %
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

Brook Green

Brook Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Smith, W. C. 1,097
Conservative Field, R. G. 1,090
Conservative Waterson, N. C. 1,072
Labour Stanley, L. W. 773
Labour Wicks, Mrs J. A. 726
Labour Bamford, Mrs M. J. 720
Liberal Chase, S. G. 357
Liberal Holt, B. 339
Liberal Holt, Mrs M. M. 339
Turnout % %
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Colehill

Colehill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour O'Neill, L. C. 940
Labour Dimmick, Mrs G. I. 872
Conservative Maxwell, P. B. 423
Conservative Akerman, J. F. S. 417
Liberal George, K. 264
Liberal Strickland, Mrs H. 249
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

College Park & Old Oak

College Park & Old Oak (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fenelon, Miss M. 1,756
Labour Ing, F. W. 1,756
Labour Breeze, A. G. 1,749
Conservative Gellately-Smith, Mrs K. E. 285
Conservative Patterson, Mrs C. G. 262
Conservative Wright, B. L. D. 250
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Coningham

Coningham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bull, J. 914
Labour Crawford, Mrs E. 899
Labour Martin, A. J. 873
Conservative Harris, R. M. 376
Conservative Hutson, Mrs C. J. 374
Conservative Barnard, Miss M. W. 361
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Crabtree

Crabtree (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Banfield, Mrs D. J. 1,340
Conservative Howe, K. G. F. B. 1,297
Labour Evans, J. G. 1,295
Labour Hewitt, J. J. A. 1285
Conservative Tickler, G. R. G. C. 1267
Conservative Fitzgerald, Miss P. A. 1263
Save London Action Group de Maupeou, Mrs V. M. 132
Independent Ashworth, M. S. 124
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gibbs Green

Gibbs Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clarke, Mrs M. L. 1,388
Labour Kelly, Miss F. D. 1,340
Labour Norridge, A. M. 1,308
Conservative James, S. 1018
Conservative Browne, N. N. 1017
Conservative Lengyel, P. I. S. 984
Liberal Lyon, C. 311
Liberal Cox, Mrs C. 308
Liberal Barrington-Ward, Miss C. 250
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Grove

Grove (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jackson, Mrs M. 1,286
Labour Jacobs, P. S. 1,281
Labour Jowett, Mrs D. 1,244
Conservative Phillips, P. M. 920
Conservative O'Connor, C. 909
Conservative Thomas, D. E. G. 878
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Halford

Halford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green, A. 1,136
Labour O'Neill, Mrs S. M. 1,104
Labour McCourt, I. 1,103
Conservative Jarvis, Mrs M. M. 641
Conservative Cox, W. D. S. 629
Conservative Osmond, A. J. 612
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Margravine

Margravine (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Champion, T. H. 1,317
Labour Rayner, R. W. 1,286
Labour Soley, C. S. 1,275
Conservative Osmond, Mrs C. M. 436
Conservative Wooster, Mrs B. E 416
Conservative Becker, R. A 411
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Parsons Green

Parsons Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jackson, A. R. 1,448
Conservative Leishman, Mrs B. M. 1,420
Conservative Leishman, S. N. B. 1,400
Labour Duff, H. D. 1335
Labour Hammocks, J. 1287
Labour Dimmick, G. W. 1252
Turnout % %
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St Stephen's

St Stephen's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jones, L. S. 936
Labour Braggins, Mrs G. 927
Labour Degory, P. D. 923
Liberal Griffith, Mrs E. 286
Conservative Cohen, Mrs R. 265
Liberal Turner, M. A. 265
Liberal Coombes, Mrs V. E. K. 249
Conservative Webb, F. W. Miss 221
Independent Sugrue, M. J. 215
Conservative Sharif, M. 206
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Sandford

Sandford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ireland, J. 1,744
Labour Raynsford, W. R. N. 1,709
Labour Finn, M. 1,670
Conservative Hayes, F. G. 839
Conservative Hammond, S. T. 833
Conservative Lapham, R. D. 815
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chapman, Mrs J. 1,174
Labour Gray, I. 1,108
Conservative De Chair, H. G. D. 327
Conservative Barrow, B. P. 321
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Starch Green

Starch Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Freeman, L. W. 1,086
Labour Johnson, Mrs R. M. 1,069
Labour Wicks, L. J. 1,011
Conservative Lewis, C. A. 995
Conservative Hutson, E. J. 992
Conservative Radmore, C. D. 980
Liberal Cook, Miss S. C. 304
Liberal Quinn, S. 278
Liberal Beger-Spayne, Mrs E. C. 258
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Sulivan

Sulivan (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Powell, A. F. W. 1,598
Labour Godden, Mrs V. 1,577
Labour Liardet, Mrs C. J. 1,556
Conservative Ibbott, E. C. 1101
Conservative Kingham, B. 1101
Conservative Colegrave, W. R. B. 1081
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Town

Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hilliard, L. H. 1,245
Labour Unwin, S. W. 1,239
Conservative Clarke, Mrs E. L. L. 1,237
Conservative Colling, D. J. 1234
Conservative Tweedie, D. A. O. 1220
Labour Widdowson, R. 1217
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

White City

White City (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hathaway, Miss J. M. 1,237
Labour Stead, B. J. 1,084
Labour Beresford, R. 1,068
Conservative Gellately-Smith, R. 238
Conservative Lewis, Mrs C. H. 232
Conservative Rolfe, Mrs P. F. 217
Communist Gould, J. 176
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Wormholt

Wormholt (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ingram, A. A. 1,184
Labour Donoghue, O. 1,164
Labour Ingram, Mrs M. E. 1,153
Conservative Barnes, J. M. 574
Conservative Darwin, Mrs J. M. 544
Conservative Lesniowski, J. J. 534
Turnout % %
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1974". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. ^ https://londondatastore-upload.s3.amazonaws.com/docs/LBCE_1994-5-5.pdf
  4. ^ https://londondatastore-upload.s3.amazonaws.com/docs/LBCE_1974-5-2.pdf


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