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1978 Sheffield City Council election

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1978 Sheffield City Council election

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31 of 90 seats to Sheffield City Council
46 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Seats won 21 8 2
Seat change Decrease3 Increase2 Increase1

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 4 May 1978. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result

Sheffield Local Election Result 1978
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 0 3 Decrease3 67.7 50.3 71,090 +4.9%
  Conservative 8 2 0 Increase2 25.8 40.5 57,209 +2.0%
  Liberal 2 1 0 Increase1 6.4 8.2 11,877 -2.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 709 +0.5%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 490 -0.0%
  British Movement 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 66 +0.0%
  Workers Revolutionary 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 32 +0.0%

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 63 60
Conservatives 22 24
Liberal 5 6
Independent 0 0
Communist 0 0
British Movement 0 0
Workers' Revolutionary 0 0
Total 90 90
Working majority  36   30 

Ward results

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Firth 1,402 78.7 +3.1
Labour David Brown 1,388
Conservative A. Calow 378 21.2 -3.2
Conservative Jonathan Freeman 364
Majority 1,010 57.5 +6.3
Turnout 3,532
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +3.1
Beauchief [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Crewe 5,297 75.8 +4.3
Labour Richard Caborn 1,685 24.1 +4.6
Majority 3,612 51.7 -0.1
Turnout 6,982
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John G Marshall 3,218 61.2 +6.3
Conservative B. Lomas 2,035 38.7 +3.4
Majority 1,183 22.5 +2.9
Turnout 5,253
Labour hold Swing +1.4
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Michie 2,673 69.1 +8.5
Conservative M. McGrath 1,193 30.8 +3.1
Majority 1,193 38.3 +5.4
Turnout 3,874
Labour hold Swing +2.7
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Cheetham 3,217 59.1 -9.5
Labour J. Bride 1,550 28.5 -2.8
Liberal Martin Hayes-Allen 672 12.3 +12.3
Majority 1,667 30.6 -6.7
Turnout 5,439
Conservative hold Swing -3.3
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Butler 3,133 63.7 +10.2
Labour Helen Jackson 1,435 29.2 -8.1
Conservative Emma Sizer 310 6.3 -1.4
Communist Alvin Jenkinson 38 0.8 -0.5
Majority 1,698 34.5 +18.3
Turnout 4,916
Liberal hold Swing +9.1
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Skinner 2,416 77.7 +13.6
Conservative I. Saunders 646 20.8 +2.2
Communist Violet Gill 47 1.5 -0.8
Majority 1,770 56.9 +11.4
Turnout 3,109
Labour hold Swing +5.7
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Geoffrey Griffiths 3,938 58.3 -4.9
Labour Tom Steel 2,115 31.3 +7.1
Conservative E. King 696 10.3 -2.3
Majority 1,823 27.0 -12.0
Turnout 6,749
Liberal gain from Labour Swing -6.0
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Prince 2,300 59.5 +4.5
Labour Reg Munn 2,230
Conservative Sid Cordle 1,272 33.1 -3.9
Conservative Maisie Hyatt 1,247
Liberal David Johnson 296 7.4 -0.6
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 265
Majority 1,028 26.4 +8.4
Turnout 7,610
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +4.2
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Thompson 4,749 73.2 +2.6
Labour Tom Woodhead 1,733 26.7 +7.9
Majority 3,016 46.5 -5.3
Turnout 6,482
Conservative hold Swing -2.6
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Pinder 4,041 68.6 +4.7
Labour Joan Brown 1,099 18.6 +4.4
Liberal P. Pughe-Morgan 753 12.8 +1.8
Majority 2,942 50.0 +0.3
Turnout 5,893
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Barton 3,878 66.4 +7.8
Conservative K. Rodgers 1,257 21.5 +6.3
Liberal J. Maling 700 12.0 -14.1
Majority 2,621 44.9 +12.4
Turnout 5,835
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Jackson 4,600 70.9 +1.4
Labour Dennis Brown 1,885 29.0 +8.1
Majority 2,715 41.9 -6.7
Turnout 6,485
Conservative hold Swing -3.5
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Nicholls 2,944 60.2 +14.0
Conservative Dorothy Kennedy 1,650 33.7 +3.6
Liberal Alfred Sellars 294 6.0 -9.2
Majority 1,294 26.5 +10.4
Turnout 4,888
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Rodgers 3,088 50.9 +1.9
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 2,535 41.8 +5.8
Liberal J. Elston 319 5.2 -0.8
Communist Neville Taylor 119 1.9 +1.9
Majority 553 9.1 -3.9
Turnout 6,061
Labour hold Swing -1.9
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Banham 3,660 52.8 +7.1
Labour Alf Meade 3,274 47.2 +5.6
Majority 386 5.6 +1.5
Turnout 6,934
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.7
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Barton 3,745 58.4 +8.2
Conservative J. Howard 2,411 37.6 +4.8
Liberal P. Clements 259 4.0 -4.3
Majority 1,334 20.8 +3.4
Turnout 6,415
Labour hold Swing +1.7
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Armitage 2,740 76.3 +2.3
Conservative Roger Barnsley 747 20.8 +2.3
Communist John Hukin 73 2.0 -0.5
Workers Revolutionary P. Littlehales 32 0.9 +0.9
Majority 1,993 55.5 0.0
Turnout 3,592
Labour hold Swing 0.0
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Walton 2,929 70.7 +7.4
Conservative L. Hinchliffe 1,210 29.2 -7.4
Majority 1,719 41.5 +14.8
Turnout 4,139
Labour hold Swing +7.4
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Verhaert 2,588 56.4 -2.5
Labour F. Woodbine 1,493 32.5 +6.9
Liberal K. Salt 504 11.0 +11.0
Majority 1,095 23.9 -9.4
Turnout 4,651
Conservative hold Swing -4.7
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Wigfield 2,778 66.2 -3.0
Conservative L. Smith 1,323 31.5 +4.6
Communist Kenneth Hattersley 97 2.3 -1.6
Majority 1,455 34.7 -7.6
Turnout 4,198
Labour hold Swing -3.8
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Lambert 2,315 67.8 +6.7
Conservative Moira Hattersley 1,034 30.3 +3.5
British Movement N. Gale 66 1.9 +1.9
Majority 1,281 37.5 +3.2
Turnout 3,415
Labour hold Swing +1.6
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Watson 2,750 71.7 +3.7
Conservative P. Stafford 1,083 28.2 +2.3
Majority 1,667 43.5 +1.4
Turnout 3,833
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Jones 3,471 77.9 +7.9
Conservative Nicholas Hutton 926 20.8 -0.7
Communist R. Paulucy 60 1.3 -0.8
Majority 2,545 57.1 +8.6
Turnout 4,457
Labour hold Swing +4.3
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Howard Knight 1,951 65.7 +12.5
Conservative Thomas Seaton 960 32.3 +6.0
Communist Brian Turley 56 1.9 +0.1
Majority 991 33.4 +6.5
Turnout 2,967
Labour hold Swing +3.2
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Mason 3,554 56.7 +11.4
Labour M. Rudd 2,710 43.2 +0.0
Majority 844 13.5 +11.4
Turnout 6,264
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.7
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Blunkett 3,423 80.0 +3.6
Conservative M. Toy 856 20.0 -3.5
Majority 2,567 60.0 +7.1
Turnout 4,279
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Sweeney 1,460 35.9 -6.9
Conservative Barrie Jones 1,156 28.4 +3.9
Liberal A. Cooke 744 18.3 +18.3
Independent R. Challis 709 17.4 +17.4
Majority 304 7.5 -2.7
Turnout 4,069
Labour hold Swing -5.4
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Wood 2,630 59.0 +4.1
Conservative M. Maxworthy 1,825 40.9 +9.3
Majority 805 18.1 -5.2
Turnout 4,455
Labour hold Swing +2.6

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Sheffield Local Elections 1973–1995 scans". Retrieved 20 June 2011.
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