1968 Croydon London Borough Council election

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Croydon Council Election, 1968
← 1964 9 May 1968 1971 →

All 60 councillors in 20 wards, and 10 Aldermen in the London Borough of Croydon
36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Unknown Unknown N/A
Party Conservative Labour Independent
Seats before 26 24 20
Seats won 54 3 12
Seat change Increase 28 Decrease 21 Decrease 8

  Fourth party
 
Leader Unknown
Party Liberal
Seats before 0
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase 1

Leader of the Council before election

Unknown
Conservative

Elected Leader

Unknown
Conservative

The 1968 Croydon Council election took place on 9 May 1968 to elect members of Croydon London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council.[1]. Turnout in this election was 36.2%.

Background[edit]

Election result[edit]

Croydon Council election result 1968 - Councillors
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 47 Increase26 78.33 58.9
  Labour 1 Decrease20 1.67 16.9
  Independent 11 Decrease7 18.33
  Liberal 1 1 Increase1 1.67 11.9
Croydon Council election result 1968 - Aldermen (1968-74)
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 4 2 Increase 2 80
  Labour 0 1 Decrease 1 0
  Independent 1 1 Decrease 1 20
  Liberal 0 0
Croydon Council election result 1964 - Aldermen (1964-71)
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 3 60
  Labour 2 40
  Independent 0 0
  Liberal 0 0
Croydon Council election result 1968 - Total result
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 54 Increase28 77.14 58.9
  Labour 3 Decrease21 4.29 16.9
  Independent 12 Decrease8 17.14
  Liberal 1 1 Increase1 1.43 11.9
54 12 1 3
Conservative Independent Liberal Labour

Ward results[edit]

Addiscombe[edit]

Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A.W. Elliot 2380
Conservative A.R. Hills 2261
Conservative Mrs D.C.H Hobbs 2241
Labour A.D Goddard 1005
Labour S. Boden 993
Labour L.W Wood 938
Liberal P. Miles 710
Liberal Miss P.H. Tapsell 684
Liberal V. Martin 653
Turnout 38.4 Decrease 4.4%
Registered electors 10,863
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bensham Manor[edit]

Bensham Manor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents F.C. Emmerson 2,014
Residents H.A. Steward 1,967
Residents R.J. Bowker 1,932
Liberal Mrs J.C. Banks 854
Liberal Mrs J. Batchelor 839
Liberal D.J. Mateer 827
Labour G.P. Belcher 622
Labour Mrs K. Bexley 551
Labour A.R. Torpy 515
Turnout 32.6 Decrease 3.3%
Registered electors 10,964
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Broad Green[edit]

Broad Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L.D. Emerton 1,592
Conservative R.H. Kent 1,538
Conservative L.T. Wiles 1,530
Labour P. Byrne 1,042
Labour Mrs W.M. Holt 1,041
Labour F.G. West 1,025
Communist Mrs A. Waddell 175
Turnout 28.7 Decrease 0.6%
Registered electors 9,970
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Central[edit]

Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.W. Coatman 3,094
Conservative V.W.H. Bendall 3,088
Conservative J.H. Haywood 3,034
Labour F.D.J. Bailey 530
Labour E.L. Hall 501
Labour A.F. Packham 474
Turnout 35.5 Decrease 1.8%
Registered electors 10,438
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Coulsdon East[edit]

Coulsdon East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent A. Bonsier 1,697
Liberal H.C.E. Lovejoy 1,670
Independent Miss J.C. Simpson 1,624
Independent L. Blair 1,611
Liberal T.J. Austin 1,607
Liberal L.B. Groves 1,581
Labour A.L. Symes 283
Labour K. Corbett 282
Labour F.D. Grenfell 271
Independent S.B. Stray 97
Turnout 34.2 Decrease 0.2%
Registered electors 10,816
Independent gain from Residents Swing
Liberal gain from Residents Swing
Independent gain from Residents Swing

East[edit]

East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent W.H. Simpson 3,301
Independent D.J. Sutton 3,264
Independent H.G. Whitwell 3,190
Liberal P.J. Lee 574
Liberal I.R. McNay 555
Liberal Mrs C. Mickelburgh 515
Labour Mrs A.M. Tuck 354
Labour Mrs K. Byrne 320
Turnout 37.5 Decrease 0.6%
Registered electors 11,281
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

New Addington[edit]

New Addington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M.H. Piper 1,275
Labour A.G. Edwards 1,262
Conservative Miss S. Copland 1,237
Labour T.J. Laffin 1,228
Conservative R.E. Gayler 1,215
Labour Mrs V.L. Rooke 1,183
Turnout 20.8 Decrease 9.8%
Registered electors 12,932
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Norbury[edit]

Norbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Resident W.E.R. Gower 2,881
Conservative Resident R.G. Willis 2,876
Conservative Resident G. Levy 2,837
Liberal T.P. Harwood 548
Liberal J.W. Keen 525
Liberal H.A. Rivers 521
Labour Mrs A.H. Sharp 456
Labour A. Pearce 436
Labour Mrs M.J. Boden 429
Turnout 35.2 Decrease 2.9%
Registered electors 11,354
Conservative Resident gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative Resident gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative Resident gain from Conservative Swing

Purley[edit]

Purley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D.W. Pudney 3,350
Conservative R.W. Kersey 3,292
Conservative B.C. Sparrowe 3,281
Liberal K.H. Legge 538
Liberal Mrs W.D. Woodhouse 495
Liberal S.N. Rolph 462
Labour Mrs H.J. Keeling 213
Labour Mrs L.E. Mackenzie 188
Labour W.A. Adams 186
Turnout 35.6 Increase 0.6%
Registered electors 11,566
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sanderstead & Selsdon[edit]

Sanderstead & Selsdon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs E.E. Bray 4,288
Conservative Mrs M.A.G. Davidson 4,225
Conservative B.H. Rawling 4,152
Liberal Mrs R.M. Mayhew 1,157
Liberal Mrs E.G. Paterson 1,150
Liberal R.I. Walters 1,051
Labour M.A. Harding 439
Labour J.E.V. Lewis 331
Labour T.G. Wymer 272
Turnout 51.4 Decrease 5.6%
Registered electors 11,296
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sanderstead North[edit]

Sanderstead North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W.N. Peet 4,293
Conservative P.W. Rickards 4,268
Conservative K.A. Wells 4,190
Liberal R.A. Coleman 912
Liberal J.A.H. Clement 905
Liberal Mrs M.J. Woods 851
Labour Mrs P.M. Poole 483
Labour M.T. Reardon 426
Labour H. Stevens 409
Turnout 47.4 Increase 5.6%
Registered electors 12,004
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Shirley[edit]

Shirley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.W. Gilbert 4,672
Conservative P.S. Bowness 4,655
Conservative R.C. Nash 4,609
Liberal C.R. Chance 1,023
Liberal A.F. Reeves 941
Liberal M.A. Green 875
Labour H.W. Robertson 528
Labour K.J. Kinnard 480
Labour W.H. Ulyett 466
Turnout 47.4 Increase 10.1%
Registered electors 13,280
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

South Norwood[edit]

South Norwood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P.A. Saunders 2,800
Conservative Mrs B. Saunders 2,789
Conservative C.E. Kelly 2,684
Labour K.P. Whelan 667
Labour M. McGovern 649
Labour E.F. Neckles 611
Liberal M.E. Pache 296
Liberal Mrs I.J. Muir 293
Liberal Miss A.K. Harding 283
Turnout 32.3 Decrease 4.4%
Registered electors 11,871
Conservative gain from Conservative Resident Swing
Conservative gain from Conservative Resident Swing
Conservative gain from Conservative Resident Swing

Thornton Heath[edit]

Thornton Heath (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents J.G. Davies 2,371
Residents G.A. Barr 2,311
Residents F.S. Martin 2,304
Labour Mrs E. Sutcliffe 722
Labour S. Sutcliffe 716
Labour J.L. Walker 622
Independent M.E. Thomas 403
Turnout 32.0 Decrease 10.8%
Registered electors 10,465
Residents gain from Labour Swing
Residents gain from Labour Swing
Residents gain from Labour Swing

Upper Norwood[edit]

Upper Norwood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs M.C.V. Parfitt 3,609
Conservative A.E. Buddle 3,604
Conservative S.A. Draper 3,561
Labour T.E. Sharp 727
Labour T.C. Noyce 696
Labour Mrs J.M. Whelan 695
Liberal L.C.E. Held 429
Liberal W.L. Day 397
Liberal J.S.M. Band 353
Turnout 39.9 Increase 6.0%
Registered electors 11,129
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Waddon[edit]

Waddon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L.J. Young 2921
Conservative D.S. Kingsland 2892
Conservative R.J. Moseley 2855
Labour J.T. Twitchett 1682
Labour V. Burgos 1655
Labour J.G. Stalley 1512
National Front J. Scott 273
National Front J.E. Bean 197
Turnout 41.9 Decrease 1.1%
Registered electors 11,743
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

West Thornton[edit]

West Thornton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Resident R. Tilbury 2,533
Conservative Resident E.F.A. Whitehorn 2,491
Conservative Resident E.J. Fowler 2,487
Labour Miss L.L. Scott 769
Labour G.E. Mitchell 740
Labour G.A. Bristow 719
Turnout 32.4 Decrease 11.2%
Registered electors 10,526
Conservative Resident hold Swing
Conservative Resident hold Swing
Conservative Resident hold Swing

Whitehorse Manor[edit]

Whitehorse Manor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.P.A. Hobson 1,413
Conservative M.W. George 1,399
Conservative C. Johnston 1,391
Labour Mrs D.L. George 889
Labour D.B. Spillett 811
Labour Mrs A.G. Watson 766
Turnout 22.5 Decrease 10.7%
Registered electors 10,478
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Woodcote & Coulsdon West[edit]

Woodcote & Coulsdon West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs N.B. Booth 3,493
Conservative S.E. Brassington 3,481
Conservative R.D. May 3,382
Liberal J.P. Callem 973
Liberal H.H. Giles 934
Liberal K. Norman 856
Labour Mrs I.M. Keefe 268
Labour Major H. Webb 254
Labour R.V. Miles 246
Turnout 43.4 Increase 7.2%
Registered electors 10,890
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Woodside[edit]

Woodside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Winstone 2,082
Conservative Miss I.S. Rodda 2,039
Conservative J.C. Mann 2,014
Labour H.T.P. Mellor 1,040
Labour J.A. Keeling 1,038
Labour S.L. Eaton 919
Communist Mrs Q.E. Knight 241
Turnout 31.2 Decrease 4.3%
Registered electors 10,661
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.