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Sheffield City Council election, 1976

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 6 May 1976. One third of the council was up for election.

Sheffield City Council election, 1976

← 1975 6 May 1976 1978 →

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 20 9 2
Seat change Decrease3 Increase2 Increase1

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Contents

Election resultEdit

Sheffield Local Election Result 1976
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 0 -3 -3 64.5 45.4 68,660 +0.3%
  Conservative 9 +2 0 +2 29.0 38.5 58,323 -2.7%
  Liberal 2 +1 0 +1 6.1 10.4 15,777 -2.6%
  Ratepayers 0 0 0 0 0.0 5.1 7,736 +5.1%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 536 -0.3%
British National 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 220 +0.1%

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

Party Previous council New council
Labour 66 63
Conservatives 20 22
Liberal 4 5
Ratepayers 0 0
Communist 0 0
British National 0 0
Total 90 90
Working majority  42   36 

Ward resultsEdit

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daphne Billings 1,708 75.6 +1.6
Conservative Caroline Viner 552 24.4 -1.5
Majority 1,156 51.2 +3.1
Turnout 2,260
Labour hold Swing +1.5
Beauchief[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Danny George 5,175 71.3 -0.5
Labour Colin Radcliffe 1,419 19.5 +2.8
Liberal Hazel Clarke 661 9.1 -2.4
Majority 3,756 51.8 -3.3
Turnout 7,255
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
Birley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Radcliffe 3,222 54.9 -1.5
Conservative Gordon Millward 2,076 35.3 -5.4
Ratepayers A. Senior 574 9.8 +9.8
Majority 1,146 19.6 +3.9
Turnout 5,872
Labour hold Swing +3.4
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Wilson 2,347 60.6 -3.8
Conservative Nicholas Williams 1,072 27.7 +4.8
Ratepayers Sandra McTear 455 11.7 +11.7
Majority 1,275 32.9 -8.6
Turnout 3,874
Labour hold Swing -4.3
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Irvine Patnick 3,943 68.6 +10.3
Labour Frank White 1,802 31.3 +8.8
Majority 2,141 37.3 +1.5
Turnout 5,745
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Malcolm Johnson 2,381 53.5 +3.4
Labour B. Flanagan 1,661 37.3 -7.4
Conservative Emma Sizer 343 7.7 +3.4
Communist Alvin Jenkinson 60 1.3 +0.4
Majority 720 16.2 +10.8
Turnout 4,445
Liberal hold Swing +5.4
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Horton 1,994 64.1 -0.3
Conservative Alice Burrows 578 18.6 -2.9
Ratepayers B. Hopkinson 467 15.0 +15.0
Communist Violet Gill 73 2.3 -0.2
Majority 1,416 45.5 +2.6
Turnout 3,112
Labour hold Swing +1.3
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Chadwick 4,078 63.2 +15.0
Labour Arthur Bradbury 1,561 24.2 -8.7
Conservative Margaret Scott 814 12.6 -6.3
Majority 2,517 39.0 +23.7
Turnout 6,453
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +11.8
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sidney Dyson 2,297 55.0 -3.7
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 1,546 37.0 -4.3
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 334 8.0 +8.0
Majority 751 18.0 +0.6
Turnout 4,177
Labour hold Swing +0.3
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Heslop 4,657 70.6 -9.0
Conservative Jack Thompson 4,232
Labour Robert Jones 1,243 18.8 -1.6
Labour Alan Wigfield 1,064
Liberal Susan Petszaft 699 10.6 +10.6
Liberal K. Salt 668
Majority 2,979 51.8 -7.4
Turnout 12,563
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -3.7
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Neill 4,225 63.9 -4.9
Labour James Moore 939 14.2 -0.6
Liberal Patrick Smith 725 11.0 -5.3
Ratepayers W. Needham 718 10.8 +10.8
Majority 3,286 49.7 -2.8
Turnout 6,607
Conservative hold Swing -2.1
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive Betts 3,928 58.6 +1.8
Liberal J. Maling 1,753 26.1 +7.1
Conservative John Chandler 1,020 15.2 -8.9
Majority 2,175 32.5 -0.2
Turnout 6,701
Labour hold Swing -2.6
Gleadless[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Bower 3,719 49.0 +0.6
Conservative Stuart Dawson 2,872 37.8 -5.1
Ratepayers Mary Harrison 507 6.7 +6.7
Liberal Bob Mumford 496 6.5 -2.1
Majority 847 11.2 +5.7
Turnout 7,594
Labour hold Swing +2.8
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Wragg 4,825 69.5 +5.3
Labour Leon Harris 1,449 20.9 +0.7
Liberal Jean Mason 662 9.5 -6.0
Majority 3,376 48.6 +4.6
Turnout 6,936
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elsie Smith 2,309 46.2 -13.7
Conservative Evelyn Millward 1,505 30.1 -1.8
Liberal Alfred Sellars 762 15.2 +7.0
Ratepayers M. Sawie 418 8.4 +8.4
Majority 804 16.1 -11.9
Turnout 4,994
Labour hold Swing -5.9
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Winifred Golding 2,886 49.0 -2.6
Conservative G. Tonks 2,119 36.0 -1.8
Ratepayers W. Cooper 522 8.9 +8.9
Liberal Robert Jackson 357 6.0 -4.5
Majority 767 13.0 -0.8
Turnout 5,884
Labour hold Swing -0.4
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Hutton 3,109 45.7 -1.4
Labour Malcolm Leary 2,830 41.6 -1.9
Ratepayers T. Thompson 477 7.0 +7.0
Liberal Fleur Woolley 380 5.6 -3.7
Majority 279 4.1 +0.5
Turnout 6,796
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.2
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arnold Wood 2,852 50.2 +3.5
Conservative Anthony Parkin 1,862 32.8 +2.1
Ratepayers Mildred Hollingsworth 493 8.7 +8.7
Liberal Alan Thompson 475 8.3 -14.2
Majority 990 17.4 +1.4
Turnout 5,682
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dora Fitter 2,690 74.0 -0.5
Conservative Andrew Cook 672 18.5 +4.3
Liberal F. Robson 179 4.9 -2.5
Communist John Hukin 93 2.5 -1.3
Majority 2,018 55.5 -4.8
Turnout 3,634
Labour hold Swing -2.4
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Foulds 2,164 63.3 -0.5
Conservative Moira Disney 1,253 36.6 +0.5
Majority 911 26.7 -1.0
Turnout 3,417
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jean Grindrod 2,961 58.9 +0.7
Labour C. Morley 1,289 25.6 +3.4
Ratepayers L. Swann 778 15.5 +15.5
Majority 1,672 33.3 -2.7
Turnout 5,028
Conservative hold Swing -1.3
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Eddison 2,713 69.2 +1.9
Conservative Anne Marie Roebuck 1,053 26.9 -2.0
Communist Kenneth Hattersley 152 3.9 +0.2
Majority 1,660 42.3 +3.9
Turnout 3,918
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doris Mulhearn 2,196 61.1 -1.2
Conservative Moira Hattersley 964 26.8 -0.2
British National J. Judge 220 6.1 +6.1
Liberal Susan Bowns 215 6.0 -4.7
Majority 1,232 34.3 -1.0
Turnout 3,595
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Kirk 2,671 68.0 +19.6
Conservative Zena Thompson 1,016 25.9 -11.0
Liberal Susan Taffinder 237 6.0 -8.6
Majority 1,655 42.1 +30.6
Turnout 3,924
Labour hold Swing +15.3
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sam Wall 3,161 70.0 +0.8
Conservative Nicholas Hutton 970 21.5 +4.3
Liberal F. McKinnon 287 6.3 -4.3
Communist R. Paulucy 96 2.1 -0.9
Majority 2,191 48.5 -3.5
Turnout 4,514
Labour hold Swing -1.7
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Baxter 1,802 53.2 -0.9
Conservative Thomas Seaton 893 26.3 -2.2
Liberal Michael Ellis 381 11.2 -2.5
Ratepayers Edith Bush 249 7.3 +7.3
Communist Neville Taylor 62 1.8 -1.8
Majority 909 26.9 +1.3
Turnout 3,387
Labour hold Swing +0.6
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Saddington 2,984 45.3 -6.9
Labour John Laurent 2,846 43.2 -4.5
Liberal D. Stuart 754 11.4 +11.4
Majority 138 2.1 -2.4
Turnout 6,584
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -1.2
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandra Davies 2,754 76.4 -0.3
Conservative D. Walker 848 23.5 +3.5
Majority 1,906 52.9 -3.8
Turnout 3,602
Labour hold Swing -1.9
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Couldwell 1,945 42.8 -19.0
Ratepayers Barrie Jones 1,485 32.6 +32.6
Conservative N. Hogton 1,116 24.5 -13.7
Majority 460 10.2 -13.4
Turnout 4,546
Labour hold Swing -25.8
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Billings 2,263 54.9 +4.0
Conservative W. Eccles 1,300 31.6 -6.1
Ratepayers F. Memmott 378 9.2 +9.2
Liberal A. Gray 176 4.3 -7.0
Majority 963 23.3 +7.0
Turnout 4,117
Labour hold Swing +5.0

By-elections between 1976 and 1978Edit

Ecclesall By-Election 28 January 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Dunsmore 1,985 73.9 +10.0
Liberal M. McCaig 699 26.0 +15.0
Majority 1,286 47.9 -1.8
Turnout 2,684
Conservative hold Swing -2.5
Nether Edge By-Election 28 January 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Verhaert 1,341 71.2 +12.3
Liberal Patrick Smith 541 28.7 +28.7
Majority 800 42.5 +9.2
Turnout 1,882
Conservative hold Swing -8.2
Manor By-Election 12 August 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Radcliffe 1,101 63.6 -10.4
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 519 29.9 +11.4
Liberal Robert Mumford 59 3.4 -1.5
Communist John Hukin 33 1.9 -0.6
British National Stephen Varley 20 1.1 +1.1
Majority 582 33.7 -21.8
Turnout 1,732 11.0
Labour hold Swing -10.9

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