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Sheffield City Council election, 1962

Sheffield City Council election, 1962

← 1961 10 May 1962 1963 →

27 councillors to Sheffield City Council

  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats won 20 7
Seat change Steady0 Steady0

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Sheffield's Municipal elections were held on 10 May 1962. One third of the council was up for election, as well as vacancies in Moor and Park. Previous to this election, there had been two by-elections in June for Hallam and Woodseats, which were safely held by the Conservatives. The election seen a record number of 84 candidates, with the Liberals contesting half of the city's wards and the Communists and the Union Movement over a third. The increased presence of the Liberals helped them to triple their vote on the previous year's, and nearly see to a gain in Hillsborough. There were, however, no seats exchanged for the second year running. Turnout was 31.8%, down slightly on the previous year.[1]

Election resultEdit

Sheffield Local Election Result 1962
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 0 0 0 74.1 46.6 51,664 -3.7%
  Conservative & Lib. Unionist 7 0 0 0 25.9 36.7 40,614 -5.8%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 11.7 12,913 +8.8%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 2,256 +0.2%
  Ratepayers Association 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 1,860 -0.2%
  Union Movement 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 1,374 +1.0%
  Municipal Reform 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 93 -0.2%

The result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Cllr Ald Cllr Ald
Labour 50 17 50 17
Conservative-Liberals 24 8 24 8
Ratepayers 1 0 1 0
Liberals 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 0 0 0
Union Movement 0 0 0 0
Municipal Reform 0 0 0 0
Total 75 25 75 25
100 100
Working majority  25   9   25   9 
 34   34 

Ward resultEdit

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Robins 1,986 78.1 +2.0
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Ruth Hawson 327 12.8 -11.0
Union Movement Robert Taylor 229 9.0 +9.0
Majority 1,659 65.2 +12.9
Turnout 2,542 18.2 +1.3
Labour hold Swing +6.5
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Longmore 1,822 72.1 -9.5
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Roger Cooke 334 13.2 -5.1
Communist Harry Hardwick 238 9.4 +9.4
Union Movement Peter Bashforth 131 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,488 58.9 -4.4
Turnout 2,525 21.9 +1.4
Labour hold Swing -2.2
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Ruben Viner 3,261 74.4 -4.9
Labour R. Day 1,121 25.6 +4.9
Majority 2,140 48.8 -9.8
Turnout 4,382 29.1 +0.1
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing -4.9
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Pate 1,946 64.3 -0.9
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Frank Adams 1,078 35.6 +0.9
Majority 868 28.7 -1.9
Turnout 3,024 30.0 +3.3
Labour hold Swing -0.9
Cathedral[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doris Mulhearn 1,963 78.5 -0.8
Conservative & Lib. Unionist M. Shirtcliffe 536 21.4 +0.8
Majority 1,427 57.1 -1.5
Turnout 2,499 27.5 +0.3
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Crookesmoor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Lambert 2,522 64.8 +7.0
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Ivan Harrington 1,222 31.4 -4.2
Communist Nellie Connole 148 3.8 -2.8
Majority 1,300 33.4 +11.2
Turnout 3,892 35.5 -0.2
Labour hold Swing +5.6
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arnold Wood 2,398 46.6 -14.3
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Noel Taylor 1,253 24.4 -5.7
Liberal Barrie Dobson 1,005 19.5 +19.5
Communist Alan Ecclestone 313 6.1 -2.9
Union Movement Derek King 172 3.3 +3.3
Majority 1,145 22.3 -8.6
Turnout 5,141 27.1 +1.7
Labour hold Swing -4.3
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Harold Hebblethwaite 5,198 87.6 +0.8
Labour Roy Munn 734 12.4 -0.8
Majority 4,464 75.2 +1.6
Turnout 5,932 35.7 +2.4
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing +0.8
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Molloy 2,196 52.4 +0.3
Ratepayers Association G. Windle 1,860 44.4 -3.5
Union Movement Roy Crookes 131 3.1 +3.1
Majority 336 8.0 +3.9
Turnout 4,187 32.4 -1.5
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Gordon Wragg 3,595 54.4 -18.5
Liberal Robert Jackson 1,859 28.1 +28.1
Labour J. Birkhead 1,148 17.4 -9.6
Majority 1,736 26.3 -19.7
Turnout 6,602 39.9 +3.5
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing -23.3
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leonard Cope 3,374 51.8 -6.2
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Frederick Naylor 1,804 27.7 -14.3
Liberal Kenneth Peace 1,336 20.5 +20.5
Majority 1,570 24.1 +8.1
Turnout 6,514 33.4 -0.5
Labour hold Swing +4.0
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martha Strafford 2,505 48.6 -0.7
Conservative & Lib. Unionist John Barraclough 1,590 30.9 -4.3
Liberal Graham Oxley 803 15.6 +0.1
Communist John Chapman 164 3.2 +3.2
Union Movement John Wood 89 1.7 +1.7
Majority 915 17.7 +3.6
Turnout 5,151 42.3 -1.8
Labour hold Swing +1.8
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Claude Toplis 2,224 35.7 -23.1
Labour William Meade 2,141 34.4 -6.7
Liberal Alan Crapper 1,854 29.8 +29.8
Majority 83 1.3 -16.4
Turnout 6,219 45.3 +6.9
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing -8.2
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Armitage 2,670 87.6 +10.1
Communist John Hukin 379 12.4 +6.1
Majority 2,291 75.1 +13.9
Turnout 3,049 19.2 -10.0
Labour hold Swing +2.0
Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Munn 2,010 54.7 -8.5
Labour Peter Horton 1,831
Conservative & Lib. Unionist D. Sheath 950 25.8 -10.9
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Raymond Hadfield 862
Liberal I. Greenfield 560 15.2 +15.2
Liberal A. Greenfield 539
Union Movement Charles Hyles 153 4.2 +4.2
Majority 1,060 28.8 +2.3
Turnout 3,673 32.7 +0.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Dane Clissold 2,352 49.0 -10.0
Labour Kenneth Brack 1,232 25.7 +0.6
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 1,211 25.2 +9.4
Majority 1,120 23.3 -10.6
Turnout 4,795 38.4 +3.4
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing -5.3
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Simms 2,323 53.9 -12.9
Liberal John Weightman 931 21.6 +21.6
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Ida Crowther 833 19.3 -7.7
Communist Howard Hill 219 5.1 -1.0
Majority 1,392 32.3 -7.5
Turnout 4,306 31.9 +5.3
Labour hold Swing -17.2
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Thornton Lambert 5,147 56.4 -1.1
Labour Victor Francis 2,673 29.3 -4.8
Liberal Ben Thorpe 1,311 14.3 +5.8
Majority 2,474 27.1 +3.7
Turnout 9,131 37.1 -3.3
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing +1.8
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Yeardley 1,860 48.8 -8.3
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Irvine Patnick 985 25.8 -7.7
Liberal Fred Crookes 648 17.0 +17.0
Communist David Jeffrey 143 3.7 +3.7
Municipal Reform Harry Hoyle 93 2.4 -6.9
Union Movement William Kimber 80 2.1 +2.1
Majority 875 23.0 -0.5
Turnout 3,809 32.6 -2.6
Labour hold Swing -0.2
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Ashton 2,017 66.9 -0.7
Labour Norman Goodchild 1,959
Conservative & Lib. Unionist S. Bell 641 21.3 -1.5
Communist George Caborn 356 11.8 +2.2
Majority 1,376 45.6 +0.8
Turnout 3,014 27.6 -0.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +0.4
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Hill 1,792 45.3 -6.7
Conservative & Lib. Unionist L. Nicholson 1,545 39.1 +3.3
Liberal Gordon Wallace 427 10.8 +3.5
Union Movement Barbara Wood 190 4.8 +4.8
Majority 247 6.2 -10.1
Turnout 3,954 36.1 -4.2
Labour hold Swing -5.0
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hector Bright 3,132 75.9 +2.4
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Rhonda Beard 698 16.9 -2.7
Communist Terence Devey 296 7.2 +0.3
Majority 2,434 59.0 +5.2
Turnout 4,126 23.8 -1.5
Labour hold Swing +2.5
Tinsley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Ironmonger 2,250 79.4 +5.3
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Patricia Santhouse 585 20.6 -5.3
Majority 1,665 58.7 +10.6
Turnout 2,835 26.4 -0.5
Labour hold Swing +5.3
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Bennett 2,047 58.4 +1.0
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Connie Dodson 1,257 35.9 -2.2
Union Movement Francis Hamley 199 5.7 +1.3
Majority 790 22.5 +3.2
Turnout 3,503 28.2 -1.2
Labour hold Swing +1.6
Woodseats[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Walter Morrison 3,199 53.6 -7.0
Labour Dora Fitter 1,802 30.2 +0.9
Liberal Colin Wood 968 16.2 +6.1
Majority 1,397 23.4 -7.9
Turnout 5,969 38.2 -0.2
Conservative & Lib. Unionist hold Swing -3.9

ReferencesEdit

  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 "Sheffield Local Elections 1960–1995 scans". Retrieved 2011-12-02.