1961 Sheffield City Council election

← 1960 11 May 1961 1962 →

25 councillors to Sheffield City Council
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats won 18 7
Seat change Steady0 Steady0

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

The 1961 Sheffield City Council election was held on 11 May 1961, with a third up for election plus a double vacancy in Owlerton. The results were largely a reversal of the previous election; a higher turnout - 35%, up significantly from the previous year's low of 25% - brought a much stronger Labour result with the seats they'd lost the preceding year held comfortably. All seats were contested and successfully defended this year, seeing no change in the make-up of the council.[1]

Election result

Sheffield Local Election Result 1961
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 0 0 0 72.0 50.3 56,101 +6.5%
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 7 0 0 0 28.0 42.5 47,426 -10.0%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.9 3,263 +1.9%
  Ratepayers Association 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.9 2,126 -0.3%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.8 2,043 +1.4%
  Municipal Reform 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 392 +0.3%
  Union Movement 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 164 +0.3%

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 50 17 50 17
Conservative-Liberals 24 8 24 8
Ratepayers 1 0 1 0
Liberals 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 0 0 0
Municipal Reform 0 0 0 0
Union Movement 0 0 0 0
Total 75 25 75 25
100 100
Working majority  25   9   25   9 
 34   34 

Ward results

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Scott 1,865 76.1 +2.6
Conservative and Liberal Unionist William Keen 584 23.8 -2.6
Majority 1,281 52.3 +5.2
Turnout 2,449 16.9 +3.3
Labour hold Swing +2.6
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Herbert Redgate 1,937 81.7 N/A
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Roger Cooke 434 18.3 N/A
Majority 1,503 63.4 N/A
Turnout 2,371 20.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Jack Peile 3,501 79.3 -1.9
Labour J. Birkhead 912 20.7 +1.9
Majority 2,589 58.7 -3.7
Turnout 4,413 29.0 +3.7
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -1.9
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Wild 1,915 65.3 +2.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Dane Clissold 1,018 34.7 -2.9
Majority 897 30.6 +5.7
Turnout 2,933 26.7 +6.3
Labour hold Swing +2.9
Cathedral[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Sharpe 2,084 79.3 +6.8
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Ivan Harrington 543 20.7 -6.8
Majority 1,541 58.7 +13.6
Turnout 2,627 27.2 +7.9
Labour hold Swing +6.8
Crookesmoor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Watson 2,306 57.8 -1.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Gordon Wragg 1,419 35.5 -5.3
Communist David Jeffrey 265 6.6 +6.6
Majority 887 22.2 +4.0
Turnout 3,990 35.7 +9.2
Labour hold Swing +2.0
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Owen 2,949 60.9 +2.0
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Noel Taylor 1,454 30.0 -11.0
Communist William Newton 437 9.0 +9.0
Majority 1,495 30.9 +13.0
Turnout 4,840 25.3 +5.9
Labour hold Swing +6.5
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Daniel O'Neill 4,812 86.8 -2.1
Labour Peter Horton 732 13.2 +2.1
Majority 4,080 73.6 -4.2
Turnout 5,544 33.4 +3.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -2.1
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Bentley 2,311 52.1 +5.2
Ratepayers Association G. Windle 2,126 47.9 -5.2
Majority 185 4.1 -5.2
Turnout 4,437 33.9 +8.6
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Reginald Ashmore 4,357 73.0 +5.7
Labour R. Day 1,612 27.0 +9.3
Majority 2,745 46.0 -3.6
Turnout 5,969 36.3 +4.2
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -1.8
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Richardson 3,769 58.0 +3.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist S. Bell 2,731 42.0 -3.3
Majority 1,038 16.0 +6.6
Turnout 6,500 33.8 +12.2
Labour hold Swing +3.3
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Sewell 2,615 49.3 +1.6
Conservative and Liberal Unionist John Barraclough 1,866 35.2 -17.0
Liberal Robert Jackson 818 15.4 +15.4
Majority 749 14.1 +9.6
Turnout 5,299 44.1 +10.7
Labour hold Swing +9.3
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Kenneth Arnold 3,640 58.9 -6.2
Labour William Meade 2,153 41.1 +6.2
Majority 932 17.8 -12.3
Turnout 5,238 38.4 +5.1
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -6.2
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austin Conroy 3,640 77.4 -2.7
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Raymond Hadfield 762 16.2 -3.6
Communist John Hukin 299 6.3 +6.3
Majority 2,878 61.2 +0.9
Turnout 4,701 29.2 +10.7
Labour hold Swing +0.4
Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Florence Roebuck 2,318 63.2 +14.6
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Robert Lawther 1,346 36.7 -14.6
Majority 972 26.5 +23.7
Turnout 3,664 32.3 +11.2
Labour hold Swing +14.6
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Lionel Farris 2,598 59.1 -15.4
Labour Kenneth Brack 1,103 25.1 -0.3
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 694 15.8 +15.8
Majority 1,495 34.0 -15.1
Turnout 4,395 35.1 +7.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -7.5
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Staton 2,422 66.8 N/A
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Ida Crowther 980 27.0 N/A
Communist Howard Hill 221 6.1 N/A
Majority 1,442 39.8 N/A
Turnout 3,623 26.6 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist William Blake 5,620 57.4 -11.0
Labour Joseph Ashton 3,332 34.0 +2.5
Liberal Ben Thorpe 832 8.5 +8.5
Majority 2,288 23.4 -13.4
Turnout 9,784 40.4 +8.9
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -6.7
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Mate 2,413 57.1 +4.0
Labour John Yeardley 2,146
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Irvine Patnick 1,421 33.6 -13.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Frank Adams 1,140
Municipal Reform Harry Hoyle 392 9.3 +9.3
Majority 992 23.5 +17.3
Turnout 4,226 35.2 +10.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +8.6
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Knowles 2,092 67.6 N/A
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Alistair Forsyth 706 22.8 N/A
Communist George Caborn 296 9.6 N/A
Majority 1,386 44.8 N/A
Turnout 3,094 28.2 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vera Boyd 2,354 52.1 +5.7
Conservative and Liberal Unionist L. Nicholson 1,615 35.7 -17.9
Liberal George Swift 330 7.3 +7.3
Communist John Chapman 221 4.9 +4.9
Majority 739 16.3 +9.0
Turnout 4,520 40.3 +10.4
Labour hold Swing +11.8
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Winifred Golding 3,235 73.4 -13.6
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Gordon Herringshaw 865 19.6 +19.6
Communist Terence Devey 304 6.9 -6.0
Majority 2,370 53.8 -20.3
Turnout 4,404 25.3 +12.2
Labour hold Swing -16.6
Tinsley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Eldred 2,203 74.1 +10.0
Conservative and Liberal Unionist W. Baxter 771 25.9 -10.0
Majority 1,432 48.1 +20.0
Turnout 2,974 27.0 +8.7
Labour hold Swing +10.0
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Cooper 2,124 57.4 +6.5
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Connie Dodson 1,410 38.1 -11.0
Union Movement Francis Hamley 164 4.4 +4.4
Majority 714 19.3 +17.5
Turnout 3,698 29.5 +6.4
Labour hold Swing +8.7
Woodseats[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist W. Pallett 3,528 60.6 -10.5
Labour L. Ward 1,705 29.3 +0.4
Liberal Colin Wood 589 10.1 +10.1
Majority 1,823 31.3 -10.8
Turnout 5,822 38.3 +7.2
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -5.4

By-elections between 1961 and 1962

Hallam By-election 29 June 1961[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Gordon Wragg 2,063 66.0 -7.0
Liberal Robert Jackson 1,064 34.0 +34.0
Majority 999 32.0 -14.0
Turnout 3,127 19.0 -13.2
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing -20.5
Woodseats By-election 29 June 1961[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist Robert Lawther 2,088 59.6 -1.0
Labour L. Ward 829 23.7 -5.6
Liberal Colin Wood 515 14.7 +4.6
Union Movement John Wood 70 2.0 +2.0
Majority 1,259 35.9 +4.6
Turnout 3,502 23.0 -15.3
Conservative and Liberal Unionist hold Swing +2.3

References

  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 "Sheffield Local Elections 1960–1995 scans". Retrieved 2 December 2011.