Sheffield City Council election, 1966

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Sheffield City Council election, 1966
England
← 1965 May 1966 1967 →

30 councillors to Sheffield City Council
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats won 22 8
Seat change Steady0 Steady0

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

The 1966 Sheffield City Council elections were held in May, with one third of the council up for election and double vacancies in five wards - Cathedral, Ecclesall, Manor, Tinsley and Woodseats. There were no changes in seats, with overall turnout slumping to a low of 22.5% being the main story of the night.[1]

Election result[edit]

Sheffield Local Election Result 1966
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 0 0 0 73.3 48.1 36,939 +1.2%
  Conservative 8 0 0 0 26.7 42.9 32,918 -1.5%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 5.9 4,510 -0.4%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.4 1,867 +0.0%
  Nationalist Party 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 523 +0.7%

The result had 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 54 18
Conservatives 21 7 21 7
Liberals 0 0 0 0
Communists 0 0 0 0
Nationalists 0 0 0 0
Total 75 25 75 25
100 100
Working majority  33   11   33   11 
 44   44 

Ward results[edit]

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Goodenough 1,127 84.4 +0.9
Conservative Frank Woodger 208 15.6 -0.9
Majority 919 68.8 +1.8
Turnout 1,335 10.5 -2.6
Labour hold Swing +0.9
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Sturrock 1,177 88.8 -0.5
Communist Arthur Tingle 149 11.2 +0.5
Majority 1,028 77.5 -1.0
Turnout 1,326 11.2 -0.6
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Jackson 2,443 70.1 +7.1
Labour Harry Firth 601 17.2 -1.9
Liberal C. Cremar 439 12.6 -5.2
Majority 1,842 52.9 +9.1
Turnout 3,483 25.8 -8.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.5
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reggie Ellis 1,223 71.7 +9.1
Conservative Guy Walker 396 23.2 -7.5
Communist W. March 87 5.1 -1.6
Majority 827 48.5 +16.6
Turnout 1,706 16.8 -5.0
Labour hold Swing +8.3
Cathedral[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Enid Hattersley 1,131 76.0 +1.8
Labour Joseph Albaya 963
Conservative Jack Kerton 203 13.6 -12.2
Nationalist Party Robert Taylor 154 10.3 +10.3
Majority 928 62.4 14.0
Turnout 1,488 17.1 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +7.0
Crookesmoor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Tomlinson 1,126 59.2 +10.7
Conservative Agnes Edeson 629 33.0 +4.8
Communist T. Barrett 148 7.8 -0.2
Majority 497 26.1 +6.0
Turnout 1,903 22.1 -6.9
Labour hold Swing +2.9
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Hattersley 1,832 61.0 +5.1
Conservative Kathleen Circuit 838 27.9 +0.5
Liberal Colin Andrews 169 5.6 -4.8
Communist Alan Ecclestone 165 5.5 -0.8
Majority 994 33.1 +4.6
Turnout 3,004 16.8 -2.6
Labour hold Swing +2.3
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Neill 4,060 65.9 -9.7
Conservative Andrew Cook 3604
Liberal Brian Bell 1,249 20.3 +5.7
Labour Leon Harris 852 13.8 +3.9
Majority 3208 52.1 -9.0
Turnout 6,161 37.3 +0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -7.7
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Hayward 1,368 57.9 +2.0
Conservative John Levick 915 38.7 -1.8
Communist Robert Moody 79 3.3 -0.3
Majority 453 19.2 +3.8
Turnout 2,362 19.2 -3.5
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Blake 3,419 64.8 +1.8
Labour Valerie Potts 1,156 21.9 +0.2
Liberal Alan Thompson 703 13.3 -2.0
Majority 2,263 42.9 +1.5
Turnout 5,278 30.1 -6.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.8
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Salmons 2,652 60.2 +5.8
Conservative Marvyn Moore 1,245 28.3 -3.5
Liberal Ken Peace 504 11.4 -2.3
Majority 1,407 32.0 +9.3
Turnout 4,401 19.6 -4.6
Labour hold Swing +4.6
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Jones 2,137 51.9 +5.1
Conservative Charles Davison 1,281 31.1 -3.4
Liberal Graham Oxley 530 14.1 +0.0
Communist Edna Ashworth 116 2.8 -1.8
Majority 856 20.8 +8.5
Turnout 4,114 32.9 -1.2
Labour hold Swing +4.2
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Meade 2,389 49.9 +8.3
Conservative Irvine Patnick 2,223 46.4 -11.9
Nationalist Party J. Judge 173 3.6 +3.6
Majority 166 3.5 -13.3
Turnout 4,785 32.1 -2.4
Labour hold Swing +10.1
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Nicholls 1,551 84.4 -7.6
Labour John Cornwell 1,430
Communist John Hukin 287 15.6 +7.6
Majority 1,264 68.8 -15.2
Turnout 1,838 11.6 -2.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -7.6
Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Munn 1,248 65.8 +8.7
Conservative David Stephenson 564 29.7 -10.2
Communist M. Carlisle 84 4.4 +1.5
Majority 684 36.1 +19.0
Turnout 1,896 19.4 -4.9
Labour hold Swing +9.4
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Mercer 2,165 62.7 +4.0
Labour R. Walker 732 21.2 -4.1
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 558 16.1 +0.2
Majority 1,433 41.5 +8.1
Turnout 3,455 28.5 -6.2
Conservative hold Swing +4.0
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Moseley 1,560 84.6 -7.6
Communist Ken Hattersley 285 15.4 +7.6
Majority 1,275 69.1 -15.2
Turnout 1,845 14.3 -1.5
Labour hold Swing -7.6
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Santhouse 5,300 65.7 +3.4
Labour James Pearson 2,765 34.3 -3.4
Majority 2,535 31.4 +6.9
Turnout 8,065 31.7 -5.4
Conservative hold Swing +3.4
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Watson 1,225 54.5 +0.5
Conservative Madge Kerton 559 24.9 -11.7
Liberal G. Manley 308 13.7 +13.7
Communist Dave Jeffries 154 6.8 -2.5
Majority 666 29.6 12.3
Turnout 2,246 18.0 -5.6
Labour hold Swing +6.1
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dennis Dunn 1,250 75.2 -1.0
Conservative June Harris 322 19.4 +3.0
Communist Cyril Morton 89 5.3 -2.0
Majority 928 55.9 -3.9
Turnout 1,661 14.5 -4.1
Labour hold Swing -2.0
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Annie Britton 1,988 55.9 +5.2
Conservative Martyn Atkinson 1,567 44.1 -5.2
Majority 421 11.8 +10.3
Turnout 3,555 35.7 +1.0
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arnold Crosby 1,366 85.9 -1.8
Communist Raymond Southall 224 14.1 +1.8
Majority 1,142 71.8 -3.6
Turnout 1,590 9.9 -3.9
Labour hold Swing -1.8
Tinsley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Lowe 1,070 75.7 +4.8
Labour George Wilson 1,021
Conservative Eric Turner 344 24.3 +4.2
Conservative Joan Willows 291
Majority 726 51.3 +0.7
Turnout 1,414 15.9 -2.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +0.3
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Towns 1,349 57.4 +4.7
Conservative B. Lee 804 34.2 -13.0
Nationalist Party H. Jones 196 8.3 +8.3
Majority 545 23.2 +17.8
Turnout 2,349 19.9 -7.6
Labour hold Swing +8.8
Woodseats[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Beardshaw 3,433 62.4 -0.8
Conservative Thomas Crewe 3,357
Labour Bernard Kidd 2,064 37.5 +0.8
Labour George Machin 2,043
Majority 1,369 24.9 -1.6
Turnout 5,497 35.8 -2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -0.8

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.