1964 Barking London Borough Council election

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The 1964 Barking Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Barking London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party gained control of the council.[1][2]

Background[edit]

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

A total of 130 candidates stood in the election for the 49 seats being contested across 12 wards. These included a full slate from the Labour party, while the Conservative and Liberal parties stood 41 and 25 respectively. Other candidates included 10 from the Communist party, 4 Residents and 1 Independent Liberal. There were 11 four-seat wards and 1 five-seat ward.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. Labour got all 8 aldermen.

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

Results[edit]

The results saw Labour gain the new council with a majority of 41 after winning 45 of the 49 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 29.1%. This turnout included 228 postal votes.[1]

Results by ward[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Abbey (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. M. Bredo 1,838 47.9 N/A
Labour L. F. Henstock 1,835 N/A
Labour S. C. Sivell 1,759 N/A
Labour Mrs. J. Callan 1,741 N/A
Conservative Mrs. V. H. Pool 1,366 35.6 N/A
Conservative H. Hamshere 1,357 N/A
Conservative A. Gray 1,331 N/A
Conservative Mrs. M. Taylor 1,292 N/A
Liberal A. R. Beadle 630 16.4 N/A
Liberal H. Claxton 582 N/A
Liberal J. D. Tyrrell 568 N/A
Liberal W. Duckworth 466 N/A
Turnout 3,864 37.1 N/A
Registered electors 10,428
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Cambell[edit]

Cambell (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Sweetland 2,007 92.2 N/A
Labour B. Roycraft 2,003 N/A
Labour S. G. Cole 1,986 N/A
Labour J. A. Butler 1,963 N/A
Conservative Mrs. B. Woodcock 169 7.8 N/A
Turnout 2,161 23.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,212
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Chadwell Heath[edit]

Chadwell Heath (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents D. O. Grandison 1,636 46.0 N/A
Residents C. W. Jillings 1,577 N/A
Residents C. H. Ayres 1,560 N/A
Residents H. R. Jones 1,495 N/A
Labour S. J. Warr 1,168 32.8 N/A
Labour J. P. Moore 1,088 N/A
Labour J. H. Lawrence 1,088 N/A
Labour C. E. Ayrton 1,059 N/A
Conservative R. I. Holland 651 18.3 N/A
Conservative A. D. Cobban 606 N/A
Conservative G. E. Santry 606 N/A
Conservative G. P. F. Herer 583 N/A
Communist D. Connor 104 2.9 N/A
Turnout 3,391 31.4 N/A
Registered electors 9,076
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

Eastbrook[edit]

Eastbrook (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. H. Crouch 1,975 67.1 N/A
Labour J. P. Hollidge 1,959 N/A
Labour F. G. Tibble 1,903 N/A
Labour J. S. Thomas 1,873 N/A
Liberal G. T. Keegan 637 21.7 N/A
Liberal G. C. Atkin 619 N/A
Liberal L. Brendon 602 N/A
Liberal A. W. Newbury 577 N/A
Conservative R. L. Johnson 211 7.2 N/A
Conservative A. C. Middleton 199 N/A
Conservative Miss J. I. Calver 198 N/A
Conservative Mrs. J. D. Bradford 195 N/A
Communist Mrs. M. Edwards 119 4.0 N/A
Communist C. J. King 64 N/A
Turnout 2,905 29.1 N/A
Registered electors 9,991
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Fanshaw[edit]

Fanshaw (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Brown 1,946 70.4 N/A
Labour F. C. Jones 1,916 N/A
Labour Mrs. M. A. Warren 1,908 N/A
Labour W. Milne 1,868 N/A
Liberal R. G. Muller 516 18.7 N/A
Liberal J. Goldner 349 N/A
Liberal A. J. Williams 306 N/A
Liberal Mrs. V. Kettelty 300 N/A
Conservative E. Barrow 159 5.7 N/A
Communist Mrs. K. Madden 145 5.2 N/A
Conservative J. R. Smith 133 N/A
Conservative J. T. Stonebank 133 N/A
Conservative Mrs. D. A. Simms 118 N/A
Turnout 2,567 25.9 N/A
Registered electors 9,903
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. A. Martin 2,349 76.5 N/A
Labour R. Godfrey 2,228 N/A
Labour Mrs. C. S. Godfrey 2,227 N/A
Labour H. Cleaver 2,195 N/A
Independent Liberal A. Hollis 292 9.5 N/A
Conservative J. Stubbs 288 9.4 N/A
Conservative C. Russell 264 N/A
Communist G. C. Wake 140 4.6 N/A
Turnout 2,848 28.9 N/A
Registered electors 9,849
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Heath[edit]

Heath (5 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. E. Bellamy 1,897 63.7 N/A
Labour W. G. Noyce 1,857 N/A
Labour R. Blackburn 1,852 N/A
Labour F. C. Spraggins 1,808 N/A
Labour H. A. Powell 1,776 N/A
Liberal G. V. Andrews 553 18.6 N/A
Liberal D. Purdue 552 N/A
Liberal W. Chesney 540 N/A
Liberal H. E. Corcoran 528 N/A
Liberal F. C. Thompson 524 N/A
Conservative Miss R. Pascoe 425 14.3 N/A
Conservative Mrs. A. Morley 422 N/A
Conservative K. A. Coomber 421 N/A
Conservative E. Woods 405 N/A
Conservative Miss R. P. Wells 400 N/A
Communist A. F. Bower 104 3.5 N/A
Communist C. D. Truefitt-Baker 26 N/A
Turnout 2,911 25.6 N/A
Registered electors 11,349
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. McKee 2,280 55.1 N/A
Labour J. B. Ward 2,265 N/A
Labour L. Senior 2,240 N/A
Labour F. Edgecombe 2,222 N/A
Conservative H. Hills 1,861 44.9 N/A
Conservative F. Westbrook 1,845 N/A
Conservative J. G. F. Willmott 1,837 N/A
Conservative C. A. Pool 1,830 N/A
Turnout 4,229 38.7 N/A
Registered electors 10,920
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Manor[edit]

Manor (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Ball 1,893 86.1 N/A
Labour Mrs. M. Ball 1,888 N/A
Labour G. J. G. Beane 1,748 N/A
Labour Mrs. M. S. Preston 1,678 N/A
Conservative J. Broadbridge 305 13.9 N/A
Turnout 2,221 23.2 N/A
Registered electors 9,582
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

River[edit]

River (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. A. Dodd 1,722 73.6 N/A
Labour D. O’Dwyer 1,678 N/A
Labour Daniel Linehan 1,643 N/A
Labour David Linehan 1,620 N/A
Liberal Miss H. Cadman 353 15.1 N/A
Liberal Miss A. Burlinson 281 N/A
Liberal J. R. Pritchard 272 N/A
Liberal H. H. Sharman 268 N/A
Conservative Mrs. A. Sabourin 181 7.7 N/A
Conservative Mrs. E. M. Bloomfield 178 N/A
Conservative Mrs. M. Whiter 177 N/A
Conservative W. J. Whiter 167 N/A
Communist A. F. Ott 83 3.5 N/A
Turnout 2,303 25.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,035
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Valence[edit]

Valence (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. P. Larking 1,979 85.0 N/A
Labour Mrs. A. Thomas 1,875 N/A
Labour D. W. Webb 1,871 N/A
Labour Mrs. F. F. Woods 1,845 N/A
Conservative R. C. Denney 253 10.9 N/A
Conservative Mrs. M. Penny 248 N/A
Conservative Mrs. J. Denney 243 N/A
Conservative Mrs. A. Edwards 236 N/A
Communist W. Hunt 95 4.1 N/A
Turnout 2,305 23.1 N/A
Registered electors 9,985
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Village[edit]

Village (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Prendergast 1,980 69.4 N/A
Labour A. C. V. Rusha 1,929 N/A
Labour L. W. Todd 1,874 N/A
Labour R. C. Foster 1,772 N/A
Conservative W. J. Russell 439 15.4 N/A
Conservative P. W. Steele 390 N/A
Conservative A. J. Sabourin 386 N/A
Conservative T. Edwards 381 N/A
Liberal G. D. Poole 362 12.7 N/A
Liberal T. S. Moody 290 N/A
Liberal R. F. Burlinson 264 N/A
Liberal G. M. Bisney 254 N/A
Communist Mrs. H. Ott 71 2.5 N/A
Turnout 2,761 30.9 N/A
Registered electors 8,933
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

By-elections[edit]

There were no by-elections as it was a newly constituted council at the 1964 elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1964" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 19 May 2018.