1958 London County Council election
An election to the County Council of London took place on 16 April 1958. The council was elected by First Past the Post with each elector having three votes in the three-member seats. The Labour Party, who had already run the council for 24 years, won their largest ever majority.
The Labour Party were optimistic about making gains, and targeted seats in Battersea South, Clapham, Lewisham West, Wandsworth Central and Woolwich West. The Conservatives targeted the marginal Labour-held constituencies of Barons Court, Kensington North and Paddington North. Their manifesto argued that the Labour Party were wasting money; they proposed reducing rates, and encouraged Londoners to move to new towns.
The Liberal Party stood 31 candidates, but reports suggested that they were hampered by poor organisation, and were not optimistic of taking a seat. The Communist Party of Great Britain and the Independent Labour Party each stood four candidates, while the Socialist Party of Great Britain stood three, and there were seven independents.
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- "Conservatives on defensive in LCC elections". The Times. 15 April 1958.
- "'Arrogant' majority on LCC". The Times. 3 April 1958.
- "Complete results of London County Council elections". The Times. 18 April 1958.
- "Final net gain of 249 seats by Labour in elections". Manchester Guardian. 18 April 1958.
- Woollard, John; Willis, Alan (2000). Twentieth Century Local Election Results. 3. Elections Centre.