1968 Sutton London Borough Council election

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

Background[edit]

A total of 127 candidates, down from 157 in 1964 stood in the election for the 51 seats being contested across 25 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative parties, while Labour stood 48 candidates, the Liberals stood 16 candidates, the Residents Association stood 10 candidates, and the Communist party stood 2 candidates. There were 24 two-seat wards and 1 three-seat wards.

Election result[edit]

Sutton Local Election Result 1968
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 41 Increase 11 Steady 0 Increase 11 80.4 63.0 57,962
  Labour 7 Steady Decrease 10 Decrease 10 13.7 21.2 19,510
  Residents 3 Increase 1 Steady Increase 1 5.9 9.2 8,454
  Liberal 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 6.5 5,988
  Communist 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.1 99

Ward results[edit]

Beddington North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G.E.W. Eve 742 17.8
Conservative R. Granthier 733 17.6
Conservative C.B. Hill 721 17.3
Labour H. Fox 697 16.7
Residents Mrs M.M. Heath 647 15.5
Residents B.J. Carr 633 15.2
Turnout 4,173
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

(Residents and Ratepayers)

Beddington South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W.R. Hadden 1,499 27.5
Conservative F.G. Caunt 1,450 26.6
Residents P.L. Miller 951 17.4
Residents R.C. Pitt 918 16.8
Labour E.I. Marshall 334 6.1
Labour M.D. Simmons 303 5.6
Turnout 5,455
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

(Residents and Ratepayers)

Belmont (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.C. Cox 1,750 46.3
Conservative F.G. Moore 1,728 45.7
Labour Dr V. Marks 164 4.3
Labour Mrs P.M. Brennan 140 3.7
Turnout 3,782
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Carshalton Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C.W.M. McDowell 1,038 43.7
Conservative D.H.T. Salari 1,005 42.3
Labour Mrs J.S.C. Crowley 170 7.2
Labour Mrs J. Markan 164 6.9
Turnout 2,377
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Carshalton North East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. Hartshorn 1,311 21.4
Conservative J.W. Dunn 1,329 21.3
Conservative G.W. Ballard 1,309 21.0
Labour Mrs S.J. Buck 766 12.3
Labour H.L. Markan 757 12.1
Labour G.W. Ballard 739 11.9
Turnout 6,231
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Carshalton North West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G.D. Coombs 1,343 41.8
Conservative R. Slater 1,300 40.5
Labour E.F. Long 298 9.3
Labour Miss J.H. Moyser 272 8.5
Turnout 3,213
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Carshalton St Helier North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C.J. Goodall 1,097 38.7
Labour H. Ferguson 1,080 38.1
Conservative B. Perowne 330 11.6
Conservative P. Robinson 326 11.5
Turnout 2,833
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Carshalton St Helier South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P.J. Bassett 1,081 40.0
Labour Mrs B.D. Vernon 998 36.9
Conservative Miss W. Gordon 295 10.9
Conservative C. Belsey 289 10.7
Communist P.B. Kane 39 1.4
Turnout 2,702
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Carshalton St Helier West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E.W. Goodall 1,165 37.3
Labour Mrs J.M. Morgan 1,088 34.8
Conservative Miss C.A. Gould 472 15.1
Conservative J.W. Pidgeon 400 12.8
Turnout 3,125
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Carshalton South East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G.F. Everitt 1,618 43.4
Conservative B.C. Fleming 1,547 41.5
Labour R.D. Everington 296 7.9
Labour J.G. Morgan 264 7.1
Turnout 3,725
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Carshalton South West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A.R. Wakefield 1,495 39.2
Conservative K.J. Martin 1,486 39.0
Liberal H.J. Sainsbury 355 9.3
Liberal J.G. Waller 344 9.0
Labour E.T. James 68 1.8
Labour Mrs M.E. Chapman 67 1.8
Turnout 3,815
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Cheam North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Miss A.M. Burrington 1,305 27.7
Conservative P.J.M Sinclair 1,288 27.3
Liberal D.A. Bigg 594 12.6
Liberal J.H. Hayns 577 12.2
Labour Mrs H.O. Judd 490 10.4
Labour J. Dowsett 463 9.8
Turnout 4,717
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cheam South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G.P. Tobin 1,929 48.4
Conservative E.G. Trevor 1,920 48.2
Labour D. Jarman 69 1.7
Labour Mrs F. Lines 64 1.6
Turnout 3,982
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Cheam West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C.R.C. Fenson 1,399 39.7
Conservative L.S. Hill 1,378 39.1
Liberal A.J. Eagles 264 7.5
Liberal F.W. Sharp 248 7.0
Labour Mrs L.B.M. Barton 123 3.5
Labour L.P. Taft 113 3.2
Turnout 3,525
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.J. Jordan 675 24.0
Conservative D.P. Thomas 661 23.5
Labour E.C. Marshall 533 19.0
Labour Sidney James Barton 452 16.1
Liberal G.R. Watkin 217 7.7
Liberal A. Toots 211 7.5
Communist H. Cole 60 2.1
Turnout 2,809
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sutton East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H.D. Burton 748 34.0
Conservative D. Edey 745 33.9
Liberal D.E. Strong 195 8.9
Liberal R.H. Insoll 193 8.8
Labour R.S. Williams 159 7.2
Labour F.W. Frewer 157 7.1
Turnout 2,197
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L.R. Brown 1,111 42.5
Conservative D.P. Madden 1,110 42.4
Labour A.C.T. Shepherd 203 7.8
Labour S.C. Terry 192 7.3
Turnout 2,616
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton North East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S.F. Lever 1,338 38.0
Conservative N.G. Shelley 1,328 37.7
Labour E. Greenhalgh 434 12.3
Labour A.J. Barker 420 11.9
Turnout 3,520
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.J. Nicholls 1,215 44.8
Conservative Mrs M.R. Grimes 1,207 44.5
Labour Miss J.K. Leech 158 5.8
Labour L.F. Starey 135 5.0
Turnout 2,715
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton South East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T.F. Gadd 1,367 41.4
Conservative Miss F.A. Blackler 1,350 40.9
Liberal I. Nicholls 295 8.9
Liberal W.A. Neil 288 8.7
Turnout 3,300
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Wallington Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E.W. Harding 1,140 26.4
Conservative Cdr E.G. Mason 1,110 25.7
Residents P.M. Prendergast 838 19.4
Residents R. Wane 791 18.3
Labour C.J. Brown 223 5.2
Labour J. Willmott 217 5.0
Turnout 4,319
Conservative gain from Residents Swing
Conservative gain from Residents Swing

(Residents and Ratepayers)

Wallington North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents J.L. Izard 686 19.5
Conservative R.J.M. Akhurst 625 17.7
Conservative A.T. Jackson 607 17.2
Residents C.T. O'Reilly 602 17.1
Labour M.C. Smith 506 14.4
Labour Miss I.S.E. Tomlin 497 14.1
Turnout 3,523
Residents gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

(Residents and Ratepayers)

Wallington South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents H. Haydon 1,280 27.7
Residents H.R.C. Sawyers 1,108 23.9
Conservative D.F. Cockerill 1,058 22.9
Conservative C.A. Gaze 1,038 22.4
Labour L.A. Marchesi 145 3.1
Turnout 4,629
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

(Residents and Ratepayers)

Worcester Park North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative N.F. Paul 1,549 34.2
Conservative H. Sunderland 1,535 33.9
Labour H.F.L. Insoll 427 9.4
Labour Miss A.M.L. Hill 426 9.4
Liberal Mrs F.L. Seymour-Lee 314 9.6
Liberal B.C. Twyman 280 6.2
Turnout 4,531
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Worcester Park South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.W. Ellis 1,226 29.2
Conservative W.D. Milne 1,206 28.7
Liberal A.H. Shaw 807 19.2
Liberal D.J. Eagle 806 19.2
Labour Mrs J.G. Baker 77 1.8
Labour J.W. Bradly 77 1.8
Turnout 4,199
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

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