1971 Barking London Borough Council election

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The 1971 Barking Council election took place on 13 May 1971 to elect members of Barking London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background[edit]

96 Candidates across 6 parties ran. Labour was the only party that ran a full slate of candidates.

Results[edit]

Labour comfortably maintained its majority. The Conservatives lost all 13 of its councillors to Labour whilst the Residents Association held all 4 of its Councillors. Labour won 45 councillors to the Residents Association 4.[2]

Results by ward[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Abbey (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Bredo 2,459 55.9 +23.9
Labour A Howie 2,434 N/A
Labour J Tweed 2,317 N/A
Labour J Longden 2,278 N/A
Conservative E Lacey 984 22.4 -31.4
Conservative E Reed 829 N/A
Conservative R Trew 824 N/A
Conservative J Willmott 822 N/A
Conservative Party (Unofficial) T Woodcock 567 12.9 N/A
Liberal A Beadle 386 8.8 -5.4
Liberal D Wade 328 N/A
Liberal G Poole 258 N/A
Liberal M Taylor 254 N/A
Turnout 36.0 -0.3
Registered electors 10,248
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Cambell[edit]

Cambell (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Butler 2,594 93.0 +14.9
Labour S Cole 2,501 N/A
Labour D Jones 2,494 N/A
Labour J Jones 2,426 N/A
Conservative D Reed 194 7.0 -14.9
Turnout 27.3 +6.1
Registered electors 9,364
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath[edit]

Chadwell Heath (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents P Miller 1,719 53.7 -21.1
Residents H Jones 1,633 N/A
Residents D Grandison 1,631 N/A
Residents C Ayres 1,575 N/A
Labour H Pope 1,331 41.6 +23.2
Labour W Webb 1,308 N/A
Labour V Pope 1,292 N/A
Labour R Crane 1,267 N/A
Communist D Connor 153 4.8 -1.9
Turnout 30.8 +1.5
Registered electors 9,669
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Eastbrook[edit]

Eastbrook (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L Collins 2,663 85.6 +32.4
Labour F Tibble 2,648 N/A
Labour F Coomber 2,583 N/A
Labour J Morton 2,550 N/A
Conservative W Whiter 232 7.5 -20.0
Communist C Baker 217 7.0 -0.1
Turnout 25.9 +3.9
Registered electors 10,498
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fanshawe[edit]

Fanshawe (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Jones 2,868 86.5 +23.1
Labour J Blake 2,846 N/A
Labour E Turner 2,748 N/A
Labour B Walker 2,666 N/A
Communist K Madden 285 8.6 -6.8
Conservative E Apps 163 4.9 -16.3
Turnout 29.6 +10.7
Registered electors 9,788
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Engwell 2,970 91.1 +33.6
Labour C Godfrey 2,913 N/A
Labour H Howie 2,877 N/A
Labour D Waters 2,763 N/A
Conservative J Barnett 290 8.9 -13.7
Conservative G Pool 285 N/A
Conservative S Smith 267 N/A
Conservative R Pool 265 N/A
Turnout 35.9 +7.1
Registered electors 8,792
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath[edit]

Heath (5 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Noyce 2,754 78.7 +34.9
Labour J Davis 2,740 N/A
Labour C Fairbrass 2,726 N/A
Labour J Lawrence 2,648 N/A
Labour J Thomas 2,625 N/A
Conservative J Doyle 584 16.7 -32.9
Conservative R Barrett 574 N/A
Conservative C Barrett 570 N/A
Conservative L Pyke 554 N/A
Conservative A Sabourin 523 N/A
Communist H Ott 161 4.6 -2.0
Turnout 25.3 +2.8
Registered electors 13,022
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Godfrey 2,233 61.7 +25.8
Labour M Ness 2,229 N/A
Labour M O'Shea 2,203 N/A
Labour M Spencer 2,193 N/A
Conservative A Gray 1,386 38.3 -25.8
Conservative V Pool 1,382 N/A
Conservative C Pool 1,356 N/A
Conservative D Barnett 1,309 N/A
Turnout 32.2 -1.4
Registered electors 11,091
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Manor[edit]

Manor (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Ball 2,747 87.4 +10.8
Labour L Blake 2,656 N/A
Labour E Mansell 2,656 N/A
Labour M Preston 2,466 N/A
Conservative B Long 396 12.6 -10.8
Turnout 28.5 +6.1
Registered electors 9,573
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River[edit]

River (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D Dodd 1,908 82.1 +30.4
Labour D Linehan 1,895 N/A
Labour E Bradley 1,863 N/A
Labour L Thompson 1,814 N/A
Conservative E Brown 292 12.6 +18.4
Conservative A Horrell 251 N/A
Conservative F Read 229 N/A
Conservative M Whiter 226 N/A
Communist G Wake 124 5.3 N/A
Turnout 24.8 +5.9
Registered electors 8,665
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence[edit]

Valence (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Brooker 2,612 82.7 +31.2
Labour S Warr 2,549 N/A
Labour E Kitchen 2,513 N/A
Labour D Webb 2,480 N/A
Conservative F Penfold 221 7.0 -14.6
Communist L Evans 201 6.4 N/A
People's Democracy H Bailey 124 3.9 N/A
Turnout 26.8 +6.1
Registered electors 9,966
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village[edit]

Village (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Rusha 2,125 81.1 +45.2
Labour L Bryant 2,066 N/A
Labour R Coster 2,047 N/A
Labour H Tindell 2,022 N/A
Conservative W Attridge 341 13.0 -10.1
Conservative J Calver 337 N/A
Conservative A Wilkens 325 N/A
Conservative R Johnson 312 N/A
Communist R Shannon 154 5.9 -1.5
Turnout 25.4 -1.3
Registered electors 9,572
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1968 and 1971[edit]

There were no by-elections.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 19 May 2018.