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Sheffield City Council election, 1975

Elections to Sheffield Council were held on 1 May 1975. One third of the council was up for election.

Sheffield City Council election, 1975

← 1973 1 May 1975 1976 →

33 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 23 8 2
Seat change Decrease3 Increase2 Increase1

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Election resultEdit

Sheffield Local Election Result 1975
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 0 3 -3 69.7 45.1 49,048 -9.4%
  Conservative 8 2 0 +2 24.2 41.2 44,792 +12.2%
  Liberal 2 1 0 +1 6.0 13.0 14,157 +0.5%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 655 -0.7%

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

Party Previous council New council
Labour 69 66
Conservatives 18 20
Liberals 3 4
Communist 0 0
Total 90 90
Working majority  48   42 

Ward resultsEdit

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Pearson 1,227 74.0 -10.9
Labour Daphne Billings 1,166
Conservative Margaret Broomhead 430 25.9 +10.8
Conservative Evelyn Millward 410
Majority 736 48.1 -21.7
Turnout 3,233
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Beauchief[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clifford Godber 4,376 71.8 +17.9
Labour Colin Radcliffe 1,016 16.7 -2.9
Liberal Colin Wood 699 11.5 -15.0
Majority 3,360 55.1 +27.7
Turnout 6,091
Conservative hold Swing +10.4
Birley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Fisher 2,162 56.4 -14.7
Conservative Gordon Millward 1,560 40.7 +11.9
Communist Roy Capps 112 2.9 +2.9
Majority 602 15.7 -26.6
Turnout 3,834
Labour hold Swing -13.3
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Price 1,693 64.4 -19.0
Conservative Nicholas Williams 603 22.9 +9.8
Liberal Janet Jenkinson 331 12.6 +12.6
Majority 1,090 41.5 -28.8
Turnout 2,627
Labour hold Swing -14.4
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marvyn Moore 2,678 58.3 +11.5
Labour David Brown 1,033 22.5 -3.1
Liberal John Isard 880 19.1 -8.4
Majority 1,645 35.8 +16.5
Turnout 4,591
Conservative hold Swing +7.3
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Sparkes 2,320 50.1 -13.4
Labour Clive Betts 2,069 44.7 +12.9
Conservative Emma Sizer 199 4.3 -0.3
Communist Alvin Jenkinson 42 0.9 +0.9
Majority 251 5.4 -26.3
Turnout 4,630
Liberal hold Swing -13.1
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Munn 1,312 64.4 -15.0
Conservative Alice Burrows 439 21.5 +5.7
Liberal Jacqueline Butler 234 11.5 +11.5
Communist Kenneth Randall 52 2.5 -2.2
Majority 873 42.9 -20.7
Turnout 2,037
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Graham North 2,282 48.2 +25.9
Labour Lawrence Kingham 1,559 32.9 +2.8
Conservative Phillip Baker 895 18.9 +18.9
Majority 723 15.3 +9.3
Turnout 4,736
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +11.5
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Isidore Lewis 1,695 58.7 -18.4
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 1,194 41.3 +18.4
Majority 501 17.4 -36.8
Turnout 2,889
Labour hold Swing -18.4
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pat Santhouse 3,968 79.6 +9.9
Labour Leon Harris 1,016 20.4 -9.9
Majority 2,952 59.2 +19.8
Turnout 4,984
Conservative hold Swing +9.9
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edith Edeson 3,436 68.8 -4.4
Liberal Patrick Smith 814 16.3 +16.3
Labour Les Bland 740 14.8 -12.0
Majority 2,622 52.5 +6.1
Turnout 4,990
Conservative hold Swing -10.3
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Butler 1,948 56.8 +0.8
Conservative John Chandler 827 24.1 +14.3
Liberal Albert Hattersley 652 19.0 -12.9
Majority 1,121 32.7 +8.6
Turnout 3,427
Labour hold Swing -6.7
Gleadless[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Berminham 2,523 48.4 -13.1
Conservative Jack Thompson 2,237 42.9 +4.5
Liberal Robert Mumford 447 8.6 +8.6
Majority 386 5.5 -17.6
Turnout 5,207
Labour hold Swing -8.8
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Arnold 3,376 64.2 +13.1
Labour Veronica South 1,065 20.2 -7.5
Liberal Keith Jackson 815 15.5 -5.7
Majority 2,311 44.0 +20.6
Turnout 5,256
Conservative hold Swing +10.3
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Annie Britton 2,074 59.9 -16.3
Conservative Keith Fessey 1,106 31.9 +8.2
Liberal Alfred Sellars 283 8.2 +8.2
Majority 968 28.0 -24.5
Turnout 3,463
Labour hold Swing -12.2
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Senior 2,472 51.6 -9.3
Conservative Francis Brookes 1,811 37.8 +13.6
Liberal Bob Jackson 505 10.5 -0.9
Majority 661 13.8 -22.9
Turnout 4,788
Labour hold Swing -11.4
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Merelina Fox 2,249 47.1 +5.5
Labour Geoff Fairbrother 2,078 43.5 -14.8
Liberal Fleur Woolley 446 9.3 +9.3
Majority 171 3.6 -13.1
Turnout 4,773
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +10.1
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Thomas 2,127 46.7 -13.0
Labour Thomas Woodhead 2,020
Conservative Anthony Parkin 1,400 30.7 +7.6
Liberal Alan Thompson 1,026 22.5 +5.4
Liberal David Winn 728
Majority 620 16.0 -20.6
Turnout 7,301
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marie Rodgers 1,778 74.5 +4.7
Conservative Roger Barnsley 340 14.2 -11.6
Liberal Joan Gould 178 7.4 +7.4
Communist John Hukin 91 3.8 -0.6
Majority 1,438 60.3 +16.3
Turnout 2,387
Labour hold Swing +8.1
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Havenhand 1,421 63.8 -14.1
Conservative Arnold Snowden 804 36.1 +14.0
Majority 617 27.7 -28.1
Turnout 2,225
Labour hold Swing -14.0
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Constance Dodson 2,257 58.2 +8.8
Labour Frank Sidebottom 861 22.2 -7.8
Liberal Brian Chippendale 760 19.6 -0.9
Majority 1,396 36.0 +16.6
Turnout 3,878
Conservative hold Swing +8.3
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Moscrop 1,840 67.3 -11.1
Conservative Richard Clarke 792 28.9 +13.2
Communist Kenneth Hattersley 103 3.7 -2.1
Majority 1,048 38.4 -24.3
Turnout 2,735
Labour hold Swing -12.1
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Enid Hattersley 1,557 62.3 -9.0
Conservative Moira Hattersley 676 27.0 +2.2
Liberal Susan Bowns 267 10.7 +10.7
Majority 881 35.3 -11.2
Turnout 2,500
Labour hold Swing -5.6
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Hanwell 707 48.4 -35.5
Conservative Andrew Bannister 538 36.9 +20.9
Liberal Ronald Nears 214 14.6 +14.6
Majority 169 11.5 -56.4
Turnout 1,459
Labour hold Swing -28.2
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phillip Grisdale 2,053 69.2 -12.7
Conservative Nicholas Hutton 512 17.2 +5.8
Liberal Richard Bradley 314 10.6 +10.6
Communist Gordon Ashberry 89 3.0 -3.7
Majority 1,541 52.0 -18.5
Turnout 2,968
Labour hold Swing -9.2
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Wood 1,391 54.1 -19.1
Conservative Colin Barnsley 732 28.5 +1.8
Liberal Michael Ellis 354 13.7 +13.7
Communist Neville Taylor 94 3.6 +3.6
Majority 659 25.6 -20.9
Turnout 2,571
Labour hold Swing -10.4
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Saddington 2,430 52.2 +24.6
Labour John Laurent 2,219 47.7 +0.2
Majority 211 4.5 -15.4
Turnout 4,649
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +12.2
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Podlesny 1,687 76.7 -10.6
Conservative Kevin Moore 441 20.0 +10.5
Communist Violet Gill 72 3.3 +0.1
Majority 1,246 56.7 -21.1
Turnout 2,200
Labour hold Swing -10.5
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Wood 2,211 61.8 +20.0
Conservative Stuart Dawson 1,365 38.2 +9.9
Majority 846 23.6 +11.6
Turnout 3,576
Labour hold Swing +5.0
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Owen 1,514 50.9 -22.2
Labour Alan Billings 1,512
Conservative Elizabeth Hutton 1,121 37.7 +10.8
Conservative Caroline Viner 1,009
Liberal Edward Harrison 336 11.3 +11.3
Majority 391 16.3 -29.9
Turnout 5,492
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -16.5

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 aa ab ac ad "Sheffield Local Elections 1973–1995 scans". Retrieved 2011-06-20.