1974 Barking London Borough Council election

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The 1974 Barking Council election took place on 2 May 1974 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]

100 Candidates across 7 parties ran. Labour was the only party that ran a full slate of candidates. The Conservative party ran 25 candidates and the Liberal Party ran 11 candidates.

Results[edit]

Labour comfortably maintained its majority holding all of its seats. 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 J Bruce 1,959 55.7 -0.2
Labour H Howie 1,956 N/A
Labour J Longden 1,899 N/A
Labour A Puddefoot 1,891 N/A
Liberal A Beadle 926 26.4 +17.6
Liberal M Taylor 905 N/A
Liberal D Keenan 820 N/A
Liberal M Staines 817 N/A
Conservative C Martin 629 17.9 -4.5
Conservative A Gray 623 N/A
Conservative J Barnett 594 N/A
Conservative W Williamson 575 N/A
Turnout 31.8 -4.2
Registered electors 10,691
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cambell[edit]

Cambell (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Butler 1,884 90.2 -2.8
Labour S Cole 1,877 N/A
Labour D Jones 1,788 N/A
Labour J Jones 1,679 N/A
Conservative B Williamson 205 9.8 +2.8
Turnout 20.9 -6.4
Registered electors 8,849
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 D Grandison 1,783 54.9 +1.2
Residents C Ayres 1,763 N/A
Residents P Miller 1,733 N/A
Residents J Harper 1,698 N/A
Labour F Coomber 898 27.7 -13.9
Labour L Henstock 872 N/A
Labour J O'Donogue 841 N/A
Labour J Tweed 817 N/A
Conservative G Hyams 413 12.7 N/A
Conservative L Hyams 360 N/A
Communist D Connor 151 4.7 -0.1
Turnout 29.9 -0.9
Registered electors 9,459
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Eastbrook[edit]

Eastbrook (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Tibble 1,824 80.3 -5.3
Labour L Collins 1,812 N/A
Labour A Biles 1,791 N/A
Labour J Lawrence 1,772 N/A
Conservative R Johnson 301 13.2 +5.7
Conservative W Maule 222 N/A
Communist J Carter 147 6.5 -0.5
Turnout 19.3 -6.6
Registered electors 10,177
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fanshaw[edit]

Fanshaw (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Jones 1,823 81.3 -5.2
Labour M Eales 1,736 N/A
Labour B Walker 1,681 N/A
Labour E Turner 1,651 N/A
Communist K Madden 233 10.4 +1.8
Conservative M Whiter 187 8.3 +3.4
Conservative W Whiter 168 N/A
Turnout 19.6 -10.0
Registered electors 9,553
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E Harris 2,640 82.8 -8.3
Labour C Godfrey 2,591 N/A
Labour G Shaw 2,536 N/A
Labour D Waters 2,536 N/A
Conservative R Reed 335 10.5 +1.6
Communist F Creamer 215 6.7 N/A
Turnout 26.4 -9.5
Registered electors 10,277
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath[edit]

Heath (5 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Fairbrass 2,020 70.3 -8.5
Labour J Thomas 1,947 N/A
Labour B Wilkins 1,890 N/A
Labour K Darby 1,794 N/A
Labour T Reynolds 1,668 N/A
Conservative A Horrell 682 23.7 -7.0
Conservative S Horrell 659 N/A
Communist H Ott 173 6.0 +1.4
Turnout 17.3 -8.0
Registered electors 12,548
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Cavanagh 1,649 49.2 -12.5
Labour M Cole 1,560 N/A
Labour M O'Shea 1,463 N/A
Labour M Ness 1,361 N/A
Conservative C Pool 1,067 31.8 -6.5
Conservative V Pool 998 N/A
Conservative D Barnett 958 N/A
Conservative E Reed 947 N/A
Liberal G Vernon 635 18.9 N/A
Liberal R Keenan 615 N/A
Liberal D Felton 611 N/A
Liberal J James 609 N/A
Turnout 29.1 -3.1
Registered electors 10,724
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Manor[edit]

Manor (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Ball 796 80.8 -6.6
Labour E Mansell 648 N/A
Labour M Arnold 623 N/A
Labour M Preston 519 N/A
Conservative R Pool 189 19.2 +6.6
Turnout 7.5 -21.0
Registered electors 9,230
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River[edit]

River (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Morton 1,516 80.9 -1.3
Labour P Bradley 1,508 N/A
Labour E Bradley 1,504 N/A
Labour E White 1,380 N/A
Conservative V Nainby 236 12.6 ±0.0
Conservative J Patterson 208 N/A
Communist G Wake 122 6.5 +1.2
Turnout 19.4 -5.4
Registered electors 8,322
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 1,773 70.4 -12.3
Labour J Davis 1,622 N/A
Labour C Whitelock 1,581 N/A
Labour R Wilkins 1,580 N/A
Conservative S Barnard 259 10.3 -3.3
Ind. Labour Party V Cridland 244 9.7 N/A
Communist A Brooks 241 9.6 +3.2
Turnout 18.7 -8.1
Registered electors 9,770
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 1,652 64.4 -16.7
Labour L Bryant 1,610 N/A
Labour M Spencer 1,595 N/A
Labour H Tindell 1,544 N/A
Liberal G Poole 421 16.4 N/A
Liberal P Northover 318 N/A
Liberal G Andrews 301 N/A
Conservative W Russell 257 10.0 -3.0
Conservative W Whiter 235 N/A
Conservative A Wilkens 213 N/A
Free Socialist W Metcalfe 122 4.8 N/A
Communist T Keyworth 114 4.4 -1.5
Turnout 21.6 -3.8
Registered electors 9,694
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1971 and 1974[edit]

Chadwell Heath[edit]

Chadwell Heath by-election, 14 October 1971[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents P. G. Jarvis 1,108 68.4 +13.5
Labour H. W. Pope 492 30.4 +2.7
Communist D. Connor 20 1.2 -3.5
Majority 616 38.0 N/A
Turnout 16.6 -12.7
Registered electors 9,731
Residents hold Swing

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne by-election, 2 December 1971[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. H. Shaw 1,442 93.2 +10.4
Liberal M. F. Taylor 106 6.8 +6.8
Majority 1,336 86.4 N/A
Turnout 17.4 -18.5
Registered electors 8,882
Labour hold Swing

River[edit]

River by-election, 4 May 1972 (2 seats)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Blackburn 1,263 N/A
Labour E. J. White 1,226 N/A
Conservative Mrs. A. E. Horrell 209 N/A
Conservative T. A. Woodcock 201 N/A
Majority N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 17.4 N/A
Registered electors 8,589
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London 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.