1971 Newham London Borough Council election

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Elections to Newham London Borough Council were held in May 1971. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 27.3%. This election had aldermen as well as councillors. Labour won all ten aldermen positions.

Background[edit]

A total of 142 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 24 wards. 2 seats in one ward went unopposed. Candidates included a full slate from the Labour party, while the Liberal and Conservative parties stood 8 and 21 respectively. Other candidates included 42 Residents & Ratepayers, 3 Communists and 2 National Front.

Election result[edit]

Newham Local Election Result 1971[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 53 23 0 +23 88.33 66.0
  Conservative 0 0 6 -6 0 8.1
  Liberal 0 0 3 -3 0 2.7
  Other parties 7 0 14 -14 11.67 23.2

Results by ward[edit]

Beckton[edit]

Beckton (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H.A. Taylor 1,014 74.2 +4.1
Labour D.A. Whitbread 956 N/A
Residents D.J. Johnson 247 18.1 N/A
Residents S.R. Hart 225 N/A
Communist R.A. Offley 106 7.8 -22.1
Turnout 32.8 +18.7
Registered electors 4,163
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bemersyde[edit]

Bemersyde (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F.H Ferrier 1,760 69.8 +17.1
Labour H. Bauckham 1,736 N/A
Residents C. H. Mears 762 30.2 -17.1
Residents D. Miles 760 N/A
Turnout 39.8 +4.0
Registered electors 6,493
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canning Town & Grange[edit]

Canning Town & Grange (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. L. Bock 1,242 79.1 N/A
Labour D. W. Lee 1,198 N/A
Residents M. R. Hammond 328 20.1 N/A
Residents G. V. S. Nottage 280 N/A
Turnout 25.7 N/A
Registered electors 6,317
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Castle[edit]

Castle (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Clements 1,022 50.1 +28.4
Residents A. W. King 1018 49.9 -18.8
Labour F. J. Thompson 999 N/A
Residents J. M. King 990 N/A
Turnout 33.4 -3.3
Registered electors 6,252
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour hold Swing

Central[edit]

Central (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. P. Granger 1,005 56.5 +26.6
Labour S. A. Elson 1,000 N/A
Residents M. B. Layton 773 43.5 -3.4
Residents A. Macfarlane 767 N/A
Turnout 29.3 -4.0
Registered electors 6,377
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

Custom House & Silvertown[edit]

Custom House & Silvertown (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Dunlop 1,624 85.2 +12.5
Labour P. F. Newman 1,467 N/A
Labour J. C. Stockbridge 1,420 N/A
Residents E. D. M. Lonsdale 283 14.8 N/A
Residents E. Frost 258 N/A
Residents J. D. Smith 243 N/A
Turnout 22.5 +11.3
Registered electors 8,830
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Forest Gate[edit]

Forest Gate (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. E. Helps 1,374 50.5 +16.2
Labour S. Hopwood 1,255 N/A
Labour J. J. Haggerty 1,213 N/A
Residents L. Hall 1,075 33.3 N/A
Residents R. F. C. Ower 905 N/A
Residents R. D. Towner 878 N/A
Conservative T. W. Orrin 440 16.2 -32.3
Conservative R. E. Wotherspoon 401 N/A
Conservative A. R. Lane 397 N/A
Turnout 31.5 +5.1
Registered electors 8,968
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Greatfield[edit]

Greatfield (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents M. J. Talbot 1,771 59.9 -16.6
Residents F. G. Hammond 1,759 N/A
Residents S. G. Ling 1,759 N/A
Labour R. J. Fox 1,187 40.1 +16.6
Labour C. Langley 1,160 N/A
Labour M. M. Hasan 1,078 N/A
Turnout 32.9 -6.5
Registered electors 9,306
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Hudsons[edit]

Hudsons (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Davidson 2,072 83.9 +21.6
Labour H. E. Fitzsimons 2,024 N/A
Labour J. E. Griffin 1,976 N/A
Conservative G. Eldridge 397 16.1 -21.6
Conservative A. J. Retter 313 N/A
Conservative E. Knight 303 N/A
Turnout 28.1 +11.7
Registered electors 9,112
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kensington[edit]

Kensington (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. W. Pike 921 45.9 +22.7
Residents E. A. R. Lonsdale 917 45.7 -31.1
Labour C. W. Jay 916 N/A
Residents J. W. F. Hucker 860 N/A
National Democrat S. A. C. Webb 167 8.3 N/A
Turnout 31.5 +0.4
Registered electors 6,330
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Residents hold Swing

Little Ilford[edit]

Little Ilford (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. E. Hurford 1,253 57.5 +23.2
Labour W. H. Brown 1,194 N/A
Labour G. W. Phillips 1,143 N/A
Residents A. E. Carr 733 33.6 -16.2
Residents C Miranda 728 N/A
Residents L. M. Mersh 694 N/A
Communist T. E. Stone 127 5.8 +0.7
Civil and Human Rights M. Flaherty 67 3.1 N/A
Turnout 25.0 +1.2
Registered electors 8,678
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

Manor Park[edit]

Manor Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. A. Chubb 1,658 63.1 +28.6
Labour F. A. J. Bigland 1,637 N/A
Labour J. G. Warren 1,593 N/A
Conservative S. L. Norton 969 36.9 -28.6
Conservative C. A. Rugg 929 N/A
Conservative C. L. Retter 923 N/A
Turnout 28.0 +0.8
Registered electors 9,693
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

New Town[edit]

New Town (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. J. Dowling 1,348 67.5 +14.5
Labour L. A. Wood 1,300 N/A
Liberal J. W. Francis 497 24.9 -22.1
Liberal J. W. Giles 370 N/A
Residents G. E. Mason 152 7.6 N/A
Residents P. M. Parr 139 N/A
Turnout 32.6 +15.9
Registered electors 6,096
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Ordnance[edit]

Ordnance (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. A. Flemwell 1,130 83.5 +20.7
Labour A. R. Summers 1,091 N/A
Residents M. J. Burns 224 16.5 N/A
Residents K. J. Morgan 220 N/A
Turnout 26.0 +14.7
Registered electors 5,380
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Park[edit]

Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Wolffe 1,688 80.6 +29.2
Labour H. E. L. Ronan 1,627 N/A
Labour S. H. Smith 1,615 N/A
Liberal B. G. McCarthy 405 19.4 +3.8
Liberal J. Wren 367 N/A
Liberal J. H. Linehan 336 N/A
Turnout 23.4 +0.2
Registered electors 9,552
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plaistow[edit]

Plaistow (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Bigg 1,830 68.3 +25.5
Labour E. Billups 1,811 N/A
Labour C. D. Watts 1,734 N/A
Residents A. Elliot 850 31.7 -25.5
Residents M. L. Finch 841 N/A
Residents N. Torkington 742 N/A
Turnout 32.2 +16.1
Registered electors 8,684
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plashet[edit]

Plashet (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. C. Carter 2,277 85.8 +33.1
Labour A. F. Wilson 2,243 N/A
Labour C. D. Watts 1,734 N/A
Conservative R. T. Hunt 377 14.2 -11.8
Conservative R. K. Howlett 369 N/A
Conservative M. L. Jordan 366 N/A
Turnout 29.2 +2.7
Registered electors 9,638
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Stephens[edit]

St Stephens (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Brown 1,110 53.4 +23.6
Labour T. Nolan 1,076 N/A
Residents E. J. Hayden 967 46.6 -23.6
Residents R. J. Smith 907 N/A
Turnout 33.3 +0.3
Registered electors 6,390
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

South[edit]

South (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Jenkinson 2,385 81.3 +29.5
Labour E. Daly 2,301 N/A
Labour J. C. Taylor 2,222 N/A
Conservative D. L. Power 550 18.7 -10.3
Conservative J. Power 489 N/A
Conservative H. J. F. Prendergast 468 N/A
Turnout 29.7 +4.0
Registered electors 9,638
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Stratford[edit]

Stratford (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. W. Doran 907 75.3 +22.2
Labour E. G. Goodyer 879 N/A
Residents J. V. Maddock 209 17.3 N/A
Residents H. W. Hennem 202 N/A
Communist T. C. Bowers 49 4.1 -5.5
National Front B. W. Tildesley 40 3.3 -5.5
Turnout 24.2 +7.9
Registered electors 5,115
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Upton[edit]

Upton (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Hasler 1,933 63.3 +30.2
Labour E. S. C. Kebbell 1,905 N/A
Labour L. A. Williams 1,856 N/A
Conservative R. J. Blake 611 20.0 -10.7
Conservative C. A. Knight 600 N/A
Conservative P. J. Blake 569 N/A
Liberal R. P. McCarthy 511 16.7 -19.5
Liberal H. S. Butalia 495 N/A
Liberal E. Wren 489 N/A
Turnout 33.2 +8.4
Registered electors 9,856
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing

Wall End[edit]

Wall End (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. T. Philpott 1,533 50.6 +22.6
Labour M. Philpott 1,483 N/A
Labour J. Wilson 1,439 N/A
Residents G. L. Bendall 1,118 36.9 -11.8
Residents J. S. Bailey 1,093 N/A
Residents M. Lay 1,088 N/A
Conservative J. H. Brewster 380 12.5 -5.8
Conservative R. D. V. Ray 354 N/A
Conservative P. Roberts 324 N/A
Turnout 33.5 -4.6
Registered electors 9,237
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

West Ham[edit]

West Ham (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. H. Camp 960 79.1 +16.6
Labour W. H. Sutton 906 N/A
Residents S. V. Collins 170 14.0 N/A
Residents A. L. Hudson 134 N/A
National Front A. J. Hammond 83 6.8 N/A
Turnout 20.1 +8.2
Registered electors 6,189
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Woodgrange[edit]

Woodgrange (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents G. W. Brown 894 56.2 -14.2
Residents J. P. Davis 873 N/A
Labour D. Harris 697 43.8 +14.2
Labour B. Patel 591 N/A
Turnout 26.3 +4.3
Registered electors 6,165
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

By-elections between 1968 and 1971[edit]

West Ham[edit]

West Ham by-election, 6 February 1969[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. H. Camp 613 44.9 -17.6
Conservative R. J. Blake 275 20.2 N/A
Residents J. P. Davis 188 13.8 N/A
Liberal J. W. Giles 146 10.7 -26.8
National Front J. B. Newham 142 10.4 N/A
Majority 338 24.7 N/A
Turnout 22.4 +10.5
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

South[edit]

South by-election, 4 June 1970[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. C. Taylor 1164 74.9 -6.4
Conservative A. J. Retter 373 24.0 +5.3
National Front W. T. Anderson 17 1.1 N/A
Majority 791 50.9 N/A
Turnout 15.3 -14.4
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.
  2. ^ 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 "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ 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 "London Borough of Newham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 29 June 2019.