Sheffield municipal election, 1960

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The Sheffield local elections were held on 12 May 1960, with one third of the council up for election, as well as a double vacancy for the Ecclesall ward. The elections seen heavy swings against the ruling Labour Party, resulting in four losses and further narrow defends in wards Labour had represented consistently for a considerable amount of time. The seats Labour lost were Heeley, Moor and Sharrow to the Conservative-Liberals and Firth Park became the first ever win for the Ratepayers Association. Weather was blamed for Labour's slump, with one article labelling it as 'the year of Tory weather', recording a low of 25% turnout.[1]

Election result[edit]

Sheffield Local Election Result 1960
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 0 4 -4 53.8 43.8 34,107
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 11 3 0 +3 42.3 52.5 40,869
  Ratepayers Association 1 1 0 +1 3.8 2.2 1,760
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 792
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 298

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

Party Previous council New council
Cllr Ald Cllr Ald
Labour 54 18 50 17
Conservative-Liberals 21 7 24 8
Ratepayers 0 0 1 0
Liberals 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 0 0 0
Total 75 25 75 25
100 100
Working majority   33    11    25    9 
  44    34 

Ward results[edit]

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Goodenough 1,459 73.5
Conservative and Liberal Unionist William Keen 525 26.4
Majority 934 47.1
Turnout 1,984 13.6
Labour hold Swing
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Sturrock Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Peter Jackson 3,175 81.2
Labour J. Birkhead 735 18.8
Majority 2,440 62.4
Turnout 3,910 25.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Thorpe 1,544 62.4
Conservative and Liberal Unionist R. Foster 930 37.6
Majority 614 24.8
Turnout 2,474 20.4
Labour hold Swing
Cathedral[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Enid Hattersley 1,561 72.5
Conservative and Liberal Unionist William Blake 591 27.4
Majority 970 45.1
Turnout 2,152 19.3
Labour hold Swing
Crookesmoor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Hattersley 1,866 59.1
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Gordon Wragg 1,292 40.9
Majority 574 18.2
Turnout 3,158 18.2
Labour hold Swing
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Green 2,177 58.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Kathleen Circuit 1,517 41.1
Majority 660 17.8
Turnout 3,694 19.4
Labour hold Swing
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist John Neill 4,396 88.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Harold Hebblethwaite 4,333
Labour Peter Horton 550 11.1
Majority 3,783 77.8
Turnout 4,946 30.0
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Association H. Pollard 1,760 53.1
Labour Charles Hayward 1,551 46.8
Majority 209 6.3
Turnout 3,311 25.3
Ratepayers Association gain from Labour. Swing
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Alan Blake 3,541 67.3
Labour Roy Munn 929 17.6
Liberal Robert Jackson 792 15.0
Majority 2,612 49.6
Turnout 5,262 32.2
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Salmons 2,274 54.6
Conservative and Liberal Unionist S. Bell 1,886 45.3
Majority 388 9.3
Turnout 4,160 21.7
Labour hold Swing
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist G. Manley 2,064 52.2
Labour J. Julian 1,887 47.7
Majority 177 4.5
Turnout 3,951 33.5
Conservative and Liberal Unionist gain from Labour Swing
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist A. Siddall 2,958 65.1
Labour William Meade 1,588 34.9
Majority 1,370 30.1
Turnout 4,546 33.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Johnson 2,421 80.1
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Robert Lawther 600 19.8
Majority 1,821 60.3
Turnout 3,021 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist H. Maw 1,134 51.4
Labour Albert Richardson 1,073 48.6
Majority 61 2.7
Turnout 2,207 21.1
Conservative and Liberal Unionist gain from Labour Swing
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Harry Mercer 2,566 74.6
Labour John Yeardley 875 25.4
Majority 1,691 49.1
Turnout 3,441 27.2
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Moseley Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist E. Tindall 4,996 68.4
Labour C. Price 2,307 31.6
Majority 2,689 36.8
Turnout 7,303 31.5
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Watson 1,608 53.1
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Irvine Patnick 1,421 46.9
Majority 187 6.2
Turnout 3,029 24.8
Labour hold Swing
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frances Gathercole Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Alexander Leitch 1,812 53.7
Labour Percy Robinson 1,564 46.3
Majority 248 7.3
Turnout 3,376 29.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist gain from Labour Swing
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arnold Crosby 2,004 87.0
Communist Howard Hill 288 12.9
Majority 1,716 74.1
Turnout 2,302 13.1
Labour hold Swing
Tinsley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Lowe 1,313 64.0
Conservative and Liberal Unionist W. Baxter 737 35.9
Majority 576 28.1
Turnout 2,050 18.3
Labour hold Swing
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Towns 1,477 50.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Connie Dodson 1,425 49.1
Majority 52 1.8
Turnout 2,902 23.1
Labour hold Swing
Woodseats[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist L. Graham 3,303 71.1
Labour L. Ward 1,344 28.9
Majority 1,959 42.1
Turnout 4,647 31.1
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing

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 "Sheffield Local Elections 1960–1995 scans". Retrieved 2011-12-02.