1964 Lambeth London Borough Council election

The 1964 Lambeth Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Lambeth London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party gained control of the council. The election is notable for being the first one ever fought by John Major.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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

A total of 159 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 30 candidates. Other candidates included 6 Communists and 3 Independents. All wards were three-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. Labour got 9 aldermen and the Conservatives 1.

The Council was elected in 1964 as a "shadow authority" but did not start operations until 1 April 1965.

Election resultEdit

The results saw Labour gain the new council with a majority of 24 after winning 42 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 26.1%. This turnout included 832 postal votes.

Lambeth Local Election Result 1964[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 51 - - - 72.8 51.8
  Conservative 19 - - - 27.1 41.9
  Liberal 0 - - - 0 1.3

Ward resultsEdit

AngellEdit

Angell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Kings 1,574 72.5
Labour V.E. Kings 1,547 71.3
Labour G.F. Carey 1,531 70.6
Conservative D.R. Brocklebank 414 19.1
Conservative D.M.G. Stephens 412 19.0
Conservative D.A. Bonass 397 18.3
Liberal R.S. Hay 115 5.3
Liberal C.E. Etherington 108 5.0
Liberal N. Terry 94 4.3
Communist A.P. Kay 92 4.2
Turnout 2,170 19.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Bishop'sEdit

Bishop's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G.F. Light 1,393 74.4
Labour A.C. Dennis 1,391 74.3
Labour G.H. Jacques 1,391 74.3
Conservative D.R. Brocklebank 474 25.3
Conservative D.M.G. Stephens 472 25.2
Conservative D.A. Bonass 451 24.1
Turnout 1,872 18.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Clapham ParkEdit

Clapham Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T.V. Rowlands 1,984 51.8
Conservative G.H. Hickmore 1,934 50.5
Conservative E. Righelato 1,885 49.2
Labour A.R. Wayman 1,679 43.9
Labour G.F. Hunt 1,666 43.5
Labour V. Bradley 1,659 43.3
Liberal P.W. Hurley 138 3.6
Independent T.G.B. Barnes 130 3.4
Liberal P.C. Evison 114 3.0
Liberal F. Monte 108 2.8
Turnout 3,828 32.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Clapham TownEdit

Clapham Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.J. Blau 1,996 62.2
Labour J.G. Baker 1,990 62.0
Labour A.J. Moreton 1,979 61.7
Conservative A. Pfaff 1,073 33.4
Conservative A.V. Bradbury 1,071 33.4
Conservative W.E.T. Cole 1,064 33.1
Liberal S.J. Beaven 127 4.0
Liberal J.M. Chapman 109 3.4
Liberal S.T. Turrell 71 2.2
Turnout 3,210 26.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

FerndaleEdit

Ferndale (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.J. Packer 1,219 68.0
Labour D.R. Colls 1,202 67.0
Labour W.E. Privett 1,195 66.6
Conservative D.L. Hodgson 532 29.7
Conservative M.E. Bartholomew 524 29.2
Conservative A.M. Baker 518 28.9
Communist R.J. Dearing 91 5.1
Turnout 1,793 19.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Herne HillEdit

Herne Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.G. De'Ath 1,493 44.3
Labour J.W. Cloves 1,492 44.3
Labour G.F. Culbard 1,462 43.4
Conservative S.A. Davey 1,441 42.8
Conservative C.W. Jones 1,418 42.1
Conservative T.W. Prestage 1,395 41.4
Liberal D.R. Chapman 447 13.3
Liberal K.L. Daniells 410 12.2
Liberal T.J. Barker 384 11.4
Turnout 3,367 30.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Knight's HillEdit

Knight's Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.W. Lockwood 2,070 55.5
Labour J.D. Fraser 2,055 55.1
Labour S.F.M. Fagan 2,036 54.6
Conservative B.W.H. High 1,621 43.5
Conservative P.D. Cory 1,617 43.4
Conservative W.G.C. Vinnell 1,603 43.0
Turnout 3,729 31.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

LarkhallEdit

Larkhall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A.J. Crouch 1,901 69.0
Labour G.A. Gold 1,875 68.1
Labour W.F. King 1,861 67.5
Conservative J.H. Chambers 774 28.1
Conservative John Major 752 27.3
Conservative E. Brady 740 26.9
Communist S.G. Hope 107 3.9
Independent P.R. Winchester 77 2.8
Turnout 2,755 24.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

LeighamEdit

Leigham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Scott-Simpson 1,883 49.6
Conservative W.C. Dennis 1,874 49.4
Conservative B.J. Perkins 1,835 48.4
Labour G.D. Manning 1,456 38.4
Labour J. Williams 1,425 37.6
Labour G.F. May 1,422 37.5
Liberal D.J. Leedham 469 12.4
Liberal R.J. Rust 468 12.3
Liberal F.R. Mott 454 12.0
Turnout 3,794 32.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

OvalEdit

Oval (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.A. Brownett 1,645 77.0
Labour G. Brownless 1,641 76.8
Labour W.C. Burrett 1,640 76.7
Conservative E.M. Hart 479 22.4
Conservative T.A. Taylor 473 22.1
Conservative M.J. Straw 470 22.0
Turnout 2,137 17.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Prince'sEdit

Prince's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 1,889 19.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Leonard'sEdit

St Leonard's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 3,564 31.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

StockwellEdit

Stockwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 2,197 19.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Streatham SouthEdit

Streatham South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 4,094 33.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Streatham WellsEdit

Streatham Wells (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 3,377 31.3
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

ThorntonEdit

Thornton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 4,324 35.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Thurlow ParkEdit

Thurlow Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 3,358 28.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Town HallEdit

Town Hall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 2,997 24.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Tulse HillEdit

Tulse Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 2,824 23.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

VassallEdit

Vassall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Turnout 2,492 20.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Major (1999). John Major: The Autobiography. Harper Collins. p. 31.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "London Borough Council Elections" (PDF). London County Council.

See alsoEdit