London local elections, 1964

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London local elections, 1964
← N/A 7 May 1964 1968 →

All 1,859 on all 32 London boroughs
  First party Second party
  Harold Wilson Alec Douglas-Home
Leader Harold Wilson Alec Douglas-Home
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 14 February 1963 19 October 1963
Councils 20 9
Councillors 1,112 668

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London borough councils by political control following election. Councils that are Labour are in red, Conservative in blue. Grey indicates no overall control.

Local government elections were held in the thirty-two London boroughs on Thursday 7 May 1964. Polling stations were open between 8am and 9pm.

This was the first election for the London boroughs, which had been created by the London Government Act 1963. All seats were up for election. The result was a landslide for the Labour Party, who won twenty of the boroughs. The Conservatives won nine, and three were under no overall control. Only sixteen Liberal councillors were elected in London, along with forty-nine residents and ratepayers candidates, three independents and three Communists.

The result followed the convincing Labour gain of the new Greater London Council in the first GLC elections held on 9 April.

Until 1978, each council had aldermen, in the ratio of one aldermen to six councillors. Following the elections, each council elected all of its aldermen, half of which served until 1968 and half until 1971. This did not affect political control in any borough.

Council results[edit]

Summary of council election results:

Political control Conservative Labour Liberal Residents Others Details
Barking Labour - 45 - 4 - Details
Barnet Conservative 37 13 6 - - Details
Bexley Labour 17 39 - - - Details
Brent Labour 26 34 - - - Details
Bromley Conservative 38 15 7 - - Details
Camden Labour 26 34 - - - Details
Croydon NOC 30 21 - 6 3 Details
Ealing Labour 26 34 - - - Details
Enfield Labour 29 31 - - - Details
Greenwich Labour 11 49 - - - Details
Hackney Labour - 60 - - - Details
Hammersmith Labour 7 53 - - - Details
Haringey Labour 19 41 - - - Details
Harrow Conservative 36 20 - - - Details
Havering NOC 16 27 - 12 - Details
Hillingdon Labour 24 36 - - - Details
Hounslow Labour 12 48 - - - Details
Islington Labour - 60 - - - Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative 46 14 - - - Details
Kingston upon Thames Conservative 40 20 - - - Details
Lambeth Labour 18 42 - - - Details
Lewisham Labour 15 45 - - - Details
Merton NOC 24 26 - 4 - Details
Newham Labour - 50 3 7 - Details
Redbridge Conservative 45 15 - - - Details
Richmond upon Thames Conservative 41 12 - 1 - Details
Southwark Labour 6 54 - - - Details
Sutton Conservative 30 17 - 4 - Details
Tower Hamlets Labour - 55 - 2 3 Details
Waltham Forest Labour 3 36 - 9 - Details
Wandsworth Labour 13 47 - - - Details
Westminster Conservative 41 19 - - - Details

Overall councillor numbers[edit]

London local elections 1964

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Net Gain/Loss
  Labour 1,112 +1,112
  Conservative 668 +668
  Liberal 13 +13
  Others 66 +66

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