1964 Camden Council election
7 May 1964 1968 →

All 60 seats to Camden London Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout35.6%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Seats won 34 26 0

Leader

Charlie Ratchford
Labour

The 1964 Camden Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Camden London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party gained control of the council.[1]

Background

These elections were the first to the newly formed borough. Previously elections had taken place in the Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead, Metropolitan Borough of Holborn and Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Camden by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 169 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 19 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 31 candidates. Other candidates included 14 from the Communist party, 2 Independents and 2 Independent Labour. There were 10 three-seat wards, 6 four-seat wards and 3 two-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. Labour got 8 aldermen and the Conservatives 2.

The Council was elected in 1964 as a "shadow authority" but did not start operations until 1 April 1965.

Election result

The results saw Labour gain the new council with a majority of 8 after winning 34 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 35.6%. This turnout included 1,347 postal votes.

Ward results

Adelaide (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss M. du Mont 2,152
Conservative R. B. Butterfield 2,134
Conservative J. J. Tobin 2,131
Conservative H. D. Sugden 2,123
Labour W. R. Page 1,399
Labour Miss M. Maxwell 1,398
Labour M. Read 1,384
Labour T. Sargant 1,329
Liberal R. M. Norton 375
Liberal G. H. Knight 364
Liberal N. Seymer 362
Liberal Miss B. Bridger 349
Communist E. R. Woods 152
Turnout 3,973 35.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Belsize (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. Oatway 2,045
Conservative S. M. Duncan 2,028
Conservative Miss A. M. I. Burnett 2,015
Conservative L. Room 2,009
Labour Miss L. Evans 1,651
Labour Mrs. S. M. Oakes 1,649
Labour B. J. Taylor 1,616
Labour A. Soutter 1,585
Liberal Miss M. P. Darvall 585
Liberal P. B. Anderson 575
Liberal G. H. Willett 571
Liberal Mrs. D. R. A. Watson 564
Communist T. R. Webb 146
Turnout 4,311 39.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Bloomsbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Gould 1,390
Conservative W. J. Ridd 1,386
Conservative S. Jaque 1,383
Labour G. S. Wagner 1,118
Labour F. G. Dobson 1,110
Labour Mrs. I. Wagner 1,097
Turnout 2,544 32.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Camden (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Barker 2,279
Labour J. R. Buckland 2,267
Labour Mrs. P. Duff 2,203
Labour P. J. Jonas 2,154
Conservative Mrs. B. A. Bundock 799
Conservative F. H. Hayward 738
Conservative Miss E. J. Love 736
Conservative Mrs. A. A. Kinder 721
Liberal Miss J. M. Arram 252
Liberal J. Nicolson 238
Liberal Mrs. J. H. Fleming 233
Liberal Mrs. A. C. D. Roberts 198
Communist Mrs. D. S. Willett 198
Communist Mrs. M. A. Rockall 151
Turnout 3,378 29.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Chalk Farm (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. H. Chandler 1,082
Labour J. C. Richardson 1,055
Conservative A. L. M. Boosey 775
Conservative Mrs. P. M. Hayward 771
Communist W. W. Rees 108
Turnout 1,941 32.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Euston (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Millie Miller 738
Labour P. M. Best 730
Conservative E. T. Bowman 677
Conservative H. V. Shooter 649
Turnout 1,433 29.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Gospel Oak (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Sullivan 1,257
Labour C. S. Tate 1,212
Conservative A. Dey 560
Conservative D. N. Friis 557
Communist K. M. Herbert 130
Turnout 1,905 34.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Grafton (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. J. Ratchford 2,777
Labour A. W. Stallard 2,685
Labour Roy Shaw 2,671
Labour D. Annison 2,621
Conservative Mrs. D. W. Green 710
Conservative Mrs. C. C. Brennan 625
Conservative Mrs. E. M. Purves 621
Conservative G. F. Paulley 604
Communist D. J. Cook 323
Communist H. E. Jackson 257
Turnout 3,547 28.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Hampstead Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. K. Evans 1,596
Conservative S. Torrance 1,594
Conservative Geoffrey Finsberg 1,577
Labour Mrs. N. Silverman 928
Labour H. M. S. Totten 911
Labour P. J. Turner 872
Liberal M. S. Watson 382
Liberal Miss M. E. Barling 380
Liberal D. Sacker 374
Turnout 2,887 35.3
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Hampstead Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. E. F. C. Knight 1,961
Conservative A. W. Roome 1,955
Conservative L. C. Denza 1,947
Labour Miss P. J. Hymans 1,146
Labour T. Mahoney 1,127
Labour J. Langer 1,121
Liberal Miss P. Frankau 694
Liberal Mrs. S. Khuner 668
Liberal A. J. F. Macdonald 656
Turnout 3,783 43.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Highgate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. M. L. Morton 2,067
Conservative W. A. Brennan 2,062
Conservative R. G. W. Walker 2,054
Labour C. Hughes-Stanton 1,465
Labour R. J. Andrews 1,440
Labour Mrs. I. N. L. Tate 1,380
Communist Dr. W. Davis 276
Turnout 3,622 47.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Holborn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. E. Shaw 2,063
Conservative Alan Greengross 2,060
Conservative J. A. Barker 2,040
Labour Mrs. I. M. C. Bonham 1,662
Labour Mrs. B. M. Grass 1,642
Labour Mrs. R. Howe 1,613
Liberal J. A. B. Hamilton 188
Liberal Miss J. U. Morris 174
Liberal Mrs. Y. A. A. Taylor 162
Turnout 3,944 42.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Kilburn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. A. Bonafont 1,813
Labour A. E. Skinner 1,768
Labour R. W. G. Humphreys 1,763
Conservative A. Macdonald 653
Conservative Mrs. P. B. King 644
Conservative Mrs. W. E. Peard 633
Liberal N. I. Barnes 171
Liberal Mrs. G. M. Martin 165
Liberal R. J. Sampson 164
Communist Mrs. E. R. McEntire 71
Turnout 2,676 31.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
King's Cross (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. L. Tucker 1,876
Labour J. Diamond 1,857
Labour A. W. Graves 1,810
Conservative Miss J. H. Burgess 1,523
Conservative W. P. McGowan 1,492
Conservative T. R. Morris 1,473
Turnout 3,410 36.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Priory (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. L. Campbell 2,147
Labour J. W. T. Cooper 2,116
Labour J. R. St. John 2,098
Labour Mrs. E. B. Wistrich 2,011
Conservative Mrs. I. S. J. Ellis 1,557
Conservative A. J. Pickford 1,557
Conservative Mrs. J. E. H. Dunsford 1,553
Conservative C. A. Power 1,545
Liberal A. V. Stitt 322
Liberal Mrs. M. E. De La Mahotiere 319
Liberal D. A. Harris 319
Liberal Miss B. P. Bradby 301
Communist F. L. Hill 159
Turnout 4,062 37.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Regent's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Collins 2,299
Labour J. W. Greenwood 2,298
Labour Mrs. G. F. Lee 2,260
Conservative H. Bright 1,319
Conservative K. C. Chalkley 1,316
Conservative Miss M. T. Saville 1,300
Communist C. D. Boatman 189
Turnout 3,744 40.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St John's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. L. Robinson 1,601
Labour Miss G. Macfarlane 1,554
Labour R. Rowe 1,538
Conservative G. A. Hathway 605
Conservative Mrs. B. L. C. Gall 592
Conservative Mrs. A. M. Smith 590
Communist P. Richards 188
Turnout 2,270 31.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St Pancras (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. J. Oakshott 2,113
Labour L. P. O’Connor 2,111
Labour S. L. Munn 2,081
Labour Samuel Fisher 2,076
Conservative J. A. C. Glendinning 495
Conservative Mrs. E. M. Wright 476
Conservative H. C. Salter 475
Conservative Miss J. Robins 473
Independent Labour Dr. T. P. Linehan 291
Independent Labour Mrs. M. Munro 224
Independent Dr. M. M. Davies 184
Independent J. P. Mandeville 154
Turnout 2,876 29.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
West End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative V. Lyon 1,686
Conservative L. D. E. Cullen 1,684
Conservative Miss S. H. Ayliff 1,651
Labour Miss G. D. Stevenson 1,536
Labour M. Cendrowicz 1,494
Labour E. Wistrich 1,482
Liberal R. Druiff 372
Liberal F. Kraft 372
Liberal E. Abrahams 351
Communist T. W. Thomas 125
Turnout 3,626 37.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.