Newham London Borough Council election, 1968

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Elections to Newham London Borough Council were held on 9 May 1968. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 22.8%.

Following the election, Labour had 30 councillors out of 60. Five Labour aldermen had been elected at the preceding election, with terms running until 1971. At the first council meeting following the election, five more Labour aldermen were elected, leaving the council in Labour hands again.

Election result[edit]

Newham Local Election Result 1968[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 30 39.1
  Others 21 36.6
  Conservative 6 16.9
  Liberal 3 7.3

Ward results[edit]

Beckton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. A. Taylor 384
Labour L. A. Wood 358
Communist R. A. Offley 164
Majority
Turnout 4,253 14.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bemersyde (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. H. Ferrier 1,109
Labour H. Bauckham 1,101
Ratepayers L. A. Slade 995
Ratepayers J. J. Ling 992
Majority
Turnout 6,018 35.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Canning Town and Grange (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. C. L. Bock Unopposed
Labour D. A. Sherman Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 6,208
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Castle (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers H. W. Hennem 1,450
Ratepayers Mrs. J. M. King 1,447
Labour A. C. Smith 458
Labour A. R. Miller 421
National Front J. B. Newham 111
Independent S. T. Conway 52
Communist F. C. Farmer 39
Majority
Turnout 5,601 36.7
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers Mrs. M. B. Layton 973
Ratepayers A. Macfarlane 949
Labour J. R. Kent 596
Labour J. C. Taylor 563
Conservative A. J. Retter 421
Conservative J. W. Retter 393
Majority
Turnout 6,098 33.3
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Custom House and Silvertown (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Dunlop 626
Labour T. W. Miller 589
Labour P. F. Newman 571
Communist T. F. Church 235
Majority
Turnout 8,418 11.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Forest Gate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. W. Orrin 1107
Conservative V. A. Shearman, jnr. 1090
Conservative A. R. Summers 1070
Labour F. G. White 782
Labour T. H. Camp 763
Labour S. W. Whitear 739
Liberal W. F. Sargent 394
Liberal Mrs. R. P. McCarthy 376
Liberal E. L. Andrews 336
Majority
Turnout 9,086 26.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Greatfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers S. G. Ling 2,667
Ratepayers M. J. Talbot 2,615
Ratepayers F. G. Hammond 2,565
Labour Mrs. M. Philpott 817
Labour P. Haggerty 733
Labour Mrs. I. L. R. Green 692
Majority
Turnout 8,993 39.4
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
Hudsons (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Davidson 791
Labour Miss J. E. Griffin 775
Labour H. E. Fitzsimons 764
Conservative P. W. Sims 479
Conservative Mrs. E. K. Knight 472
Majority
Turnout 8,310 16.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kensington (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers E. A. R. Lonsdale 1,410
Ratepayers H. J. Ringrow 1,388
Labour Mrs. D. M. Davey 427
Labour J. Cuffe 409
Majority
Turnout 5,993 31.1
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
Little Ilford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers M. E. Pedley 940
Ratepayers C. Miranda 929
Ratepayers R. P. Anderson 840
Labour W. E. Hurford 648
Labour H. F. Lugg 631
Labour Mrs. M. E. Helps 614
Liberal S. J. A. Temple 112
Liberal S. G. Avis 99
Communist L. E. Brown 97
Independent M. Flaherty 92
Liberal H. W. F. Mason 85
Majority
Turnout 7,826 23.8
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Manor Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. A. Rugg 1577
Conservative Mrs. C. L. Retter 1544
Conservative B. C. Balcomb 1354
Labour R. C. Beadle 831
Labour Mrs. W. M. Knight 805
Labour R. R. Turville 789
Majority
Turnout 9,360 27.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
New Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. A. Chubb 505
Liberal J. W. Francis 448
Labour S. Hopwood 442
Majority
Turnout 5,757 16.7
Labour hold Swing
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
Ordnance (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs. A. E. Gannon 356
Labour F. J. Radley 350
Liberal K. McGrane 211
Majority
Turnout 5,234 11.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Wolffe 1,203
Labour H. E. L. Ronan 1,117
Labour K. Hasler 1,092
Conservative R. J. Blake 650
Conservative G. Eldridge 640
Conservative Mrs. B. J. Hunt 575
Liberal M. Hogan 366
Liberal Mrs. A. B. M. Bijl-Jarvis 364
Liberal J. W. Giles 354
Independent A. C. O'Hanlon 120
Majority
Turnout 10,131 23.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Plaistow (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers M. L. Finch 807
Ratepayers A. Elliott 769
Labour P. K. O'Connell 604
Labour A. Bigg 591
Labour Miss K. M. Webb 559
Majority
Turnout 8,874 16.1
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Plashet (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. C. Carter 1,318
Labour A. F. Wilson 1,279
Labour W. Watts 1,160
Conservative R. T. Hunt 649
Conservative Mrs. C. A. Knight 636
Conservative V. R. Miller 582
Liberal D. E. Watts 390
Liberal Mrs. J. F. Watts 300
Liberal Mrs. J. Wren 286
Independent M. R. Neighbour 142
Majority
Turnout 9,283 26.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Stephens (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers J. W. F. Hucker 1,347
Ratepayers R. J. Smith 1,296
Labour W. H. Brown 573
Labour F. J. Dowling 572
Majority
Turnout 6,027 33.0
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
Ratepayers gain from Residents Swing
South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. J. Fisher 1,263
Labour T. A. Jenkinson 1,199
Labour E. Daly 1,162
Conservative R. F. Hunter 706
Conservative G. L. Crocker 665
Conservative T. H. Beach 651
Ratepayers W. Bird 468
Ratepayers A. M. Cameron 456
Ratepayers E. T. Keeffe 431
Turnout 9,968 25.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stratford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. W. Doran 440
Labour E. G. Goodyer 399
Conservative E. W. Orrin 186
Conservative Mrs. M. E. Fitch 182
Communist T. C. Bowers 79
National Front S. G. L. Wade 73
Liberal Mrs. J. J. Linehan 50
Liberal S. F. Wrightson 43
Majority
Turnout 5,072 16.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Upton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal B. G. McCarthy 837
Liberal F. P. Penfold 767
Labour E. S. C. Kebbell 764
Labour G. S. Figg 763
Liberal E. Wren 760
Labour S. H. Smith 718
Conservative J. D. Inglis 710
Conservative Mrs. W. L. Orrin 676
Conservative C. W. Balcomb 675
Majority
Turnout 9,899 24.8
Liberal hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Wall End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers J. S. Bailey 1,666
Ratepayers Mrs. G. L. Bendall 1,654
Ratepayers Miss M. Lay 1,618
Labour Mrs. E. M. Devenay 959
Labour S. A. Elson 863
Labour H. T. Philpott 812
Conservative I. Little 622
Conservative M. H. Robinson 612
Conservative R. P. Candler 593
Communist D. A. Brett 172
Majority
Turnout 8,830 38.1
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
West Ham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. F. Andrews 432
Labour D. W. Lee 427
Liberal Mrs. J. Andrews 259
Majority
Turnout 6,003 11.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Woodgrange (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayers A. N. Knight 1,256
Ratepayers G. W. Brown 1,248
Labour Mrs. D. Harris 527
Labour S. H. Mail 499
Majority
Turnout 5,892 30.9
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. 

London Borough Council elections, 9 May 1968. Research and Intelligence Unit, Greater London Council. 1968.