Sheffield City Council election, 1979

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Sheffield City Council election, 1979
England
← 1978 3 May 1979 1980 →

33 of 90 seats to Sheffield City Council
46 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Seats won 22 9 2
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2 Steady0

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 3 May 1979. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result[edit]

Sheffield Local Election Result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 3 1 Increase2 66.6 52.8 156,228 Increase2.5%
  Conservative 9 0 2 Decrease2 27.3 35.3 104,364 Decrease5.2%
  Liberal 2 1 1 0 6.0 11.4 33,707 Increase3.2%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 1,195 Increase0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 389 Decrease0.4%

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 60 62
Conservatives 24 22
Liberal 6 6
Communist 0 0
Independent 0 0
Total 90 90
Working majority  30   34 

Ward results[edit]

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Pearson 2,572 73.2 -5.5
Conservative Jonathan Freeman 575 16.3 -4.9
Liberal David Johnson 366 10.4 +10.4
Majority 1,997 56.9 -0.6
Turnout 3,513
Labour hold Swing -0.3
Beauchief [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cliff Godber 8,718 69.3 -6.5
Labour D. Lyons 3,867 30.7 +6.6
Majority 4,851 38.6 -13.1
Turnout 12,585
Conservative hold Swing -6.5
Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Fisher 7,392 61.2 -0.0
Conservative G. Slater 3,442 28.5 -10.2
Liberal P. Pridmore 846 7.0 +7.0
Independent E. Evison 389 3.2 +3.2
Majority 3,950 32.7 +10.2
Turnout 12,069
Labour hold Swing +5.1
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Price 5,727 67.2 -1.9
Conservative C. Jackson 1,899 22.3 -8.5
Liberal J. Maling 898 10.5 +10.5
Majority 3,828 44.9 +6.6
Turnout 8,524
Labour hold Swing +3.3
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marvyn Moore 5,237 48.9 -10.2
Labour J. Kinderlerer 3,343 31.2 +2.7
Liberal Martin Hayes-Allen 2,133 19.9 +7.6
Majority 3,343 17.7 -12.9
Turnout 10,713
Conservative hold Swing -6.4
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Woodbine 3,129 44.3 +15.1
Liberal Roger Wilson 2,825 40.0 -23.7
Conservative Don Sparkes 1,006 14.2 +7.9
Communist E. Walker 99 1.4 +0.6
Majority 304 4.3 -30.2
Turnout 7,059
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +19.4
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Munn 4,976 74.9 -2.8
Conservative Maisie Hyatt 1,118 16.8 -4.0
Liberal Christopher Fenn 461 6.9 +6.9
Communist M. Heywood 88 1.3 -0.2
Majority 3,858 58.1 +1.2
Turnout 6,643
Labour hold Swing +0.6
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal G. Tricket 6,484 52.7 -5.6
Labour B. Kanwar 3,504 28.5 -2.8
Conservative M. Shelley 2,318 18.8 +8.5
Majority 2,980 24.2 -2.8
Turnout 12,306
Liberal hold Swing -1.4
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Isidore Lewis 4,878 59.9 +0.4
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 2,296 28.2 -4.9
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 962 11.8 +4.4
Majority 2,582 31.7
Turnout 8,136
Labour hold Swing +2.6
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pat Santhouse 8,378 67.0 -6.2
Labour G. Hammersley 4,122 33.0 +6.3
Majority 4,256 34.0 -12.5
Turnout 12,500
Conservative hold Swing -6.2
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Dunsmore 7,157 61.0 -7.6
Liberal P. Cruickshank 2,611 22.2 +9.4
Labour R. Kapadia 1,957 16.7 -1.9
Majority 4,546 38.8 -11.2
Turnout 11,725
Conservative hold Swing -8.5
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Butler 7,249 67.5 +1.1
Conservative M. McGrath 2,251 20.9 -0.6
Liberal P. Miernik 1,241 11.5 -0.5
Majority 4,998 46.6 +1.7
Turnout 10,741
Labour hold Swing +0.8
Gleadless[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Brown 7,543 54.4
Conservative W. Bush 5,088 36.7
Liberal Robert Mumford 1,220 8.8
Majority 2,355 17.7
Turnout 13,851
Labour hold Swing
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Hobson 6,994 56.7 -14.2
Labour Dennis Brown 3,756 30.4 +1.4
Liberal Jean Mason 1,586 12.8 +12.8
Majority 3,238 26.3 -15.6
Turnout 12,336
Conservative hold Swing -7.8
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Annie Britton 7,413 67.2 +7.0
Conservative Dorothy Kennedy 3,608 32.7 -1.0
Majority 3,805 34.5 +8.0
Turnout 11,021
Labour hold Swing +4.0
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Senior 5,549 56.8 +5.9
Conservative Sid Cordle 3,154 32.3 -9.5
Liberal P. Clements 872 8.9 +3.7
Communist Neville Taylor 186 1.9 -0.0
Majority 2,395 24.5 +15.4
Turnout 9,761
Labour hold Swing +7.7
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Glenn 5,723 51.4 +4.2
Conservative Sween Batiste 5,411 48.6 -4.2
Conservative M. Edeson 5,392
Labour Lawrence Kingham 5,383
Majority 19 2.8 -2.8
Turnout 11,134
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joe Thomas 7,553 65.3 +6.9
Conservative G. Bolton 4,005 34.6 -3.0
Majority 3,548 30.7 +9.9
Turnout 11,558
Labour hold Swing +4.9
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Radcliffe 6,437 72.7 -3.6
Conservative George Booth 1,735 19.6 -1.2
Liberal Jacqueline Butler 488 5.5 +5.5
Communist John Hukin 192 2.1 +0.1
Majority 4,702 53.1 -2.4
Turnout 8,852
Labour hold Swing -1.2
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Dootson 7,372 69.4 -1.3
Conservative A. Calow 3,249 30.6 +1.4
Majority 4,123 38.8 -2.7
Turnout 10,621
Labour hold Swing -1.3
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Connie Dodson 4,376 47.0 -9.4
Conservative Christine Smith 4,022
Labour Harry Hanwell 3,197 34.3 +1.8
Labour John Laurent 3,036
Liberal K. Salt 1,736 18.6 +7.6
Liberal Patrick Smith 1,297
Majority 825 12.7 -11.2
Turnout 9,309
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -5.6
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Moscrop 6,212 71.2 +5.0
Conservative L. Smith 2,271 26.0 -5.5
Communist Kenneth Hattersley 242 2.8 +0.5
Majority 3,941 45.2 +10.5
Turnout 8,725
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Enid Hattersley 4,820 68.9 +1.1
Conservative P. Wilkinson 1,999 28.6 -1.7
Communist J. Hudson 174 2.5 +2.5
Majority 2,821 40.3 +2.8
Turnout 6,993
Labour hold Swing +1.4
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Fidler 7,116 73.7 +2.0
Conservative P. Stafford 2,533 26.2 -2.0
Majority 4,583 47.5 +4.0
Turnout 9,649
Labour hold Swing +2.0
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phillip Grisdale 8,177 73.9 -4.0
Conservative Nicholas Hutton 2,034 18.4 -2.4
Liberal L. Miernik 755 6.8 +6.8
Communist R. Paulucy 98 0.9 -0.4
Majority 6,143 55.5 -1.6
Turnout 11,064
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alf Wood 3,519 60.3 -5.4
Conservative I. Saunders 1,625 27.8 -4.5
Liberal I. Johnson 571 9.8 +9.8
Communist Brian Turley 116 2.0 +0.1
Majority 1,894 32.5 -0.9
Turnout 5,831
Labour hold Swing -0.4
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sylvia Cowley 5,400 39.9 -16.8
Labour H. Howard 5,300 39.2 -4.0
Labour M. Rudd 4,935
Conservative E. Monton 4,931
Liberal Philip Howson 2,814 20.8 +20.8
Majority 365 0.7 -12.8
Turnout 13,514
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.4
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Podlesny 7,306 79.1 -0.9
Conservative M. Toy 1,925 20.8 +0.8
Majority 5,381 58.3 -1.7
Turnout 9,231
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal A. Cooke 4,838 58.7 +40.4
Labour Alf Meade 1,801 21.8 -14.1
Conservative Barrie Jones 1,606 19.5 -8.9
Majority 3,037 36.9 +29.4
Turnout 8,245
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +27.2
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Owen 4,718 61.5 +2.5
Conservative Mary Harrison 2,956 38.5 -2.4
Majority 1,762 23.0 +4.9
Turnout 7,674
Labour hold Swing +2.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 ab ac ad "Sheffield Local Elections 1973–1995 scans". Retrieved 2011-06-20.