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Sheffield City Council election, 1979

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 3 May 1979. One third of the council was up for election.

Sheffield City Council election, 1979

← 1978 3 May 1979 1980 →

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 22 9 2
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2 Steady0

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Election resultEdit

Sheffield Local Election Result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 3 1  2 66.6 52.8 156,228  2.5%
  Conservative 9 0 2  2 27.3 35.3 104,364  5.2%
  Liberal 2 1 1 0 6.0 11.4 33,707  3.2%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 1,195  0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 389  0.4%

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

Party Previous council New council
Labour 60 62
Conservatives 24 22
Liberal 6 6
Communist 0 0
Independent 0 0
Total 90 90
Working majority  30   34 

Ward resultsEdit

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Pearson 2,572 73.2 -5.5
Conservative Jonathan Freeman 575 16.3 -4.9
Liberal David Johnson 366 10.4 +10.4
Majority 1,997 56.9 -0.6
Turnout 3,513
Labour hold Swing -0.3
Beauchief [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cliff Godber 8,718 69.3 -6.5
Labour D. Lyons 3,867 30.7 +6.6
Majority 4,851 38.6 -13.1
Turnout 12,585
Conservative hold Swing -6.5
Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Fisher 7,392 61.2 -0.0
Conservative G. Slater 3,442 28.5 -10.2
Liberal P. Pridmore 846 7.0 +7.0
Independent E. Evison 389 3.2 +3.2
Majority 3,950 32.7 +10.2
Turnout 12,069
Labour hold Swing +5.1
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Price 5,727 67.2 -1.9
Conservative C. Jackson 1,899 22.3 -8.5
Liberal J. Maling 898 10.5 +10.5
Majority 3,828 44.9 +6.6
Turnout 8,524
Labour hold Swing +3.3
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marvyn Moore 5,237 48.9 -10.2
Labour J. Kinderlerer 3,343 31.2 +2.7
Liberal Martin Hayes-Allen 2,133 19.9 +7.6
Majority 3,343 17.7 -12.9
Turnout 10,713
Conservative hold Swing -6.4
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Woodbine 3,129 44.3 +15.1
Liberal Roger Wilson 2,825 40.0 -23.7
Conservative Don Sparkes 1,006 14.2 +7.9
Communist E. Walker 99 1.4 +0.6
Majority 304 4.3 -30.2
Turnout 7,059
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +19.4
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Munn 4,976 74.9 -2.8
Conservative Maisie Hyatt 1,118 16.8 -4.0
Liberal Christopher Fenn 461 6.9 +6.9
Communist M. Heywood 88 1.3 -0.2
Majority 3,858 58.1 +1.2
Turnout 6,643
Labour hold Swing +0.6
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal G. Tricket 6,484 52.7 -5.6
Labour B. Kanwar 3,504 28.5 -2.8
Conservative M. Shelley 2,318 18.8 +8.5
Majority 2,980 24.2 -2.8
Turnout 12,306
Liberal hold Swing -1.4
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Isidore Lewis 4,878 59.9 +0.4
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 2,296 28.2 -4.9
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 962 11.8 +4.4
Majority 2,582 31.7
Turnout 8,136
Labour hold Swing +2.6
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pat Santhouse 8,378 67.0 -6.2
Labour G. Hammersley 4,122 33.0 +6.3
Majority 4,256 34.0 -12.5
Turnout 12,500
Conservative hold Swing -6.2
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Dunsmore 7,157 61.0 -7.6
Liberal P. Cruickshank 2,611 22.2 +9.4
Labour R. Kapadia 1,957 16.7 -1.9
Majority 4,546 38.8 -11.2
Turnout 11,725
Conservative hold Swing -8.5
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Butler 7,249 67.5 +1.1
Conservative M. McGrath 2,251 20.9 -0.6
Liberal P. Miernik 1,241 11.5 -0.5
Majority 4,998 46.6 +1.7
Turnout 10,741
Labour hold Swing +0.8
Gleadless[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Brown 7,543 54.4
Conservative W. Bush 5,088 36.7
Liberal Robert Mumford 1,220 8.8
Majority 2,355 17.7
Turnout 13,851
Labour hold Swing
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Hobson 6,994 56.7 -14.2
Labour Dennis Brown 3,756 30.4 +1.4
Liberal Jean Mason 1,586 12.8 +12.8
Majority 3,238 26.3 -15.6
Turnout 12,336
Conservative hold Swing -7.8
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Annie Britton 7,413 67.2 +7.0
Conservative Dorothy Kennedy 3,608 32.7 -1.0
Majority 3,805 34.5 +8.0
Turnout 11,021
Labour hold Swing +4.0
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Senior 5,549 56.8 +5.9
Conservative Sid Cordle 3,154 32.3 -9.5
Liberal P. Clements 872 8.9 +3.7
Communist Neville Taylor 186 1.9 -0.0
Majority 2,395 24.5 +15.4
Turnout 9,761
Labour hold Swing +7.7
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Glenn 5,723 51.4 +4.2
Conservative Sween Batiste 5,411 48.6 -4.2
Conservative M. Edeson 5,392
Labour Lawrence Kingham 5,383
Majority 19 2.8 -2.8
Turnout 11,134
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joe Thomas 7,553 65.3 +6.9
Conservative G. Bolton 4,005 34.6 -3.0
Majority 3,548 30.7 +9.9
Turnout 11,558
Labour hold Swing +4.9
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Radcliffe 6,437 72.7 -3.6
Conservative George Booth 1,735 19.6 -1.2
Liberal Jacqueline Butler 488 5.5 +5.5
Communist John Hukin 192 2.1 +0.1
Majority 4,702 53.1 -2.4
Turnout 8,852
Labour hold Swing -1.2
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Dootson 7,372 69.4 -1.3
Conservative A. Calow 3,249 30.6 +1.4
Majority 4,123 38.8 -2.7
Turnout 10,621
Labour hold Swing -1.3
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Connie Dodson 4,376 47.0 -9.4
Conservative Christine Smith 4,022
Labour Harry Hanwell 3,197 34.3 +1.8
Labour John Laurent 3,036
Liberal K. Salt 1,736 18.6 +7.6
Liberal Patrick Smith 1,297
Majority 825 12.7 -11.2
Turnout 9,309
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -5.6
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Moscrop 6,212 71.2 +5.0
Conservative L. Smith 2,271 26.0 -5.5
Communist Kenneth Hattersley 242 2.8 +0.5
Majority 3,941 45.2 +10.5
Turnout 8,725
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Enid Hattersley 4,820 68.9 +1.1
Conservative P. Wilkinson 1,999 28.6 -1.7
Communist J. Hudson 174 2.5 +2.5
Majority 2,821 40.3 +2.8
Turnout 6,993
Labour hold Swing +1.4
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Fidler 7,116 73.7 +2.0
Conservative P. Stafford 2,533 26.2 -2.0
Majority 4,583 47.5 +4.0
Turnout 9,649
Labour hold Swing +2.0
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phillip Grisdale 8,177 73.9 -4.0
Conservative Nicholas Hutton 2,034 18.4 -2.4
Liberal L. Miernik 755 6.8 +6.8
Communist R. Paulucy 98 0.9 -0.4
Majority 6,143 55.5 -1.6
Turnout 11,064
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alf Wood 3,519 60.3 -5.4
Conservative I. Saunders 1,625 27.8 -4.5
Liberal I. Johnson 571 9.8 +9.8
Communist Brian Turley 116 2.0 +0.1
Majority 1,894 32.5 -0.9
Turnout 5,831
Labour hold Swing -0.4
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sylvia Cowley 5,400 39.9 -16.8
Labour H. Howard 5,300 39.2 -4.0
Labour M. Rudd 4,935
Conservative E. Monton 4,931
Liberal Philip Howson 2,814 20.8 +20.8
Majority 365 0.7 -12.8
Turnout 13,514
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.4
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Podlesny 7,306 79.1 -0.9
Conservative M. Toy 1,925 20.8 +0.8
Majority 5,381 58.3 -1.7
Turnout 9,231
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal A. Cooke 4,838 58.7 +40.4
Labour Alf Meade 1,801 21.8 -14.1
Conservative Barrie Jones 1,606 19.5 -8.9
Majority 3,037 36.9 +29.4
Turnout 8,245
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +27.2
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Owen 4,718 61.5 +2.5
Conservative Mary Harrison 2,956 38.5 -2.4
Majority 1,762 23.0 +4.9
Turnout 7,674
Labour hold Swing +2.4

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.