The 1964 Enfield Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Enfield 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 Municipal Borough of Edmonton, Municipal Borough of Enfield and Municipal Borough of Southgate. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Enfield by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 189 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 30 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 52 candidates. Other candidates included 14 Independents, 2 Residents and 1 Communist. All wards were two-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. Labour got all 10 aldermen.

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 2 after winning 31 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 41.4%. This turnout included 976 postal votes.

Ward results

Angel Road (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss K. Harvey 1,298
Labour C. G. Lacey 1,277
Conservative A. E. Hanson 352
Conservative Mrs. G. B. Hughes 344
Liberal J. Boutell 81
Liberal E. Ottery 75
Communist R. Leeson 41
Turnout 1,765 31.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Arnos (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. A. L. Emsden 1,235
Labour A. D. Veitch 1,224
Labour W. C. Chapman 1,223
Conservative D. H. Palmer 1,215
Independent C. W. Thompson 577
Independent H. A. Farbey 573
Liberal Miss E. A. Joslin 294
Liberal R. W. F. Saunders 275
Turnout 3,338 47.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Bowes (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. R. Bowyer 1,183
Conservative P. G. Elvidge 1,140
Labour G. W. Beckett 725
Labour A. Freedman 721
Independent L. F. Lafitte 433
Independent R. P. Hazel 428
Liberal N. Lawrence 323
Liberal E. D. Staunton 318
Turnout 2,673 40.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Bullsmoor (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. E. Covill 1,272
Labour J. A. Pepper 1,235
Conservative A. D. Bates 872
Conservative D. H. Nash 828
Liberal S. G. Hills 422
Liberal J. S. Hurd 392
Turnout 2,578 40.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Bush Hill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. P. Daynes 1,554
Labour B. G. Grayston 1,523
Conservative J. A. Englefield 865
Conservative Mrs. F. Wollard 862
Liberal B. M. Brockwell 376
Liberal J. C. Davis 371
Turnout 2,859 43.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Bush Hill South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Boast 1,370
Conservative E. C. Francis 1,354
Labour S. Chapman 683
Labour A. E. Kerr 655
Liberal A. Fraser 449
Liberal F. Skinner 444
Turnout 2,503 41.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Cambridge Road (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. T. Hendrick 1,404
Labour P. A. Thomas 1,354
Conservative J. T. Danson 638
Conservative V. E. Avril 634
Liberal A. E. Kemp 508
Liberal R. A. Fitter 484
Turnout 2,681 44.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Chase (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. H. Cook 1,357
Conservative R. H. Leach 1,288
Labour E. L. Mackenzie 1,019
Labour Mrs. G. M. Jay 976
Liberal E. J. O’Connor 832
Liberal A. R. Garner 781
Turnout 3,212 55.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Church Street (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. G. McNern 1,761
Conservative E. S. Taylor 1,740
Labour J. E. Lightfoot 1,174
Labour M. Simpson 1,139
Liberal R. Hull 171
Liberal H. Holsgrove 170
Turnout 3,115 43.3
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Cockfosters (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Bercow 1,655
Conservative Mrs. G. Y. Agran 1,648
Independent S. R. Chase 1,343
Independent F. A. Rule 1,284
Labour R. H. Poole 288
Labour Mrs. A. M. Lennox 283
Liberal R. F. Wickens 257
Liberal R. J. Salsbury 250
Turnout 3,576 54.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Craig Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. J. Tanner 1,736
Labour R. Daultry 1,725
Conservative Mrs. M. Gill 234
Conservative F. Hoy 234
Turnout 1,999 31.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Enfield Wash (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. C. Merrion 1,541
Labour C. Brown 1,516
Conservative W. J. Stiles 361
Conservative E. A. Williams 335
Liberal C. J. Thompson 259
Liberal P. F. Saunders 258
Turnout 2,141 35.4
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Grange (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. F. E. Watson 2,256
Conservative A. J. Young 2,223
Liberal J. P. J. Ellis 432
Liberal Mrs. V. C. Ellis 413
Labour D. Davis 309
Labour J. L. T. Davies 309
Turnout 3,020 47.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Green Street (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. T. Graham 1,386
Labour H. E. Latty 1,351
Conservative C. R. Worboys 579
Conservative Mrs. G. E. Fallows 539
Liberal Mrs. E. G. Oxley 282
Liberal A. C. Brittain 248
Turnout 2,272 34.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Highfield (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Prior 1,414
Conservative W. Robinson 1,412
Labour H. S. Newman 604
Labour I. C. Seifert 588
Independent Mrs. E. M. Proctor 348
Independent J. G. Cox 326
Liberal F. G. Hill 326
Liberal G. A. Felton 323
Turnout 2,706 44.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Jubilee (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Vaughan 1,377
Labour L. Warren 1,352
Conservative H. W. Corpe 661
Conservative D. Smith 652
Residents F. Maffia 432
Residents E. Jones 419
Liberal A. Cole 112
Liberal F. Challener 103
Turnout 2,595 41.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
New Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss P. L. Hawkins 1,237
Labour G. Taylor 1,236
Conservative Mrs. E. Hoy 1,082
Conservative J. A. Wyatt 1,074
Liberal L. Cochrane 232
Liberal L. Moore 231
Turnout 2,576 40.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Oakwood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. I. Genn 1,776
Conservative G. H. Taylor 1,774
Independent Mrs. M. M. Hobbs 461
Independent S. J. Jones 444
Labour A. D. Luke 343
Labour Mrs. R. Freedman 341
Liberal Mrs. E. D. Moss 284
Liberal A. H. Lambley 278
Turnout 2,899 46.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Ordnance (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. B. Varney 1,304
Labour V. H. Clements 1,287
Conservative J. W. Wells 658
Conservative E. H. Harvey 655
Liberal E. W. Brown 183
Liberal Mrs. S. A. Thomson 177
Turnout 2,174 31.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Palmers Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. S. G. Child 1,470
Conservative J. Clarricoats 1,458
Independent R. S. J. Davis 644
Independent G. Fox 629
Labour G. G. Goodman 456
Labour A. C. Baker 444
Liberal G. D. Perkins 346
Liberal Miss B. Crowe 282
Turnout 2,838 38.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Ponders End (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. H. Chambers 1,335
Labour E. J. Reyment 1,287
Conservative H. Bones 519
Conservative Mrs. P. Swannell 506
Liberal W. J. R. Turner 450
Liberal L. G. Ogles 444
Turnout 2,383 37.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Pymmes (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Joyce 1,954
Labour E. J. C. Smythe 1,935
Conservative Mrs. M. Green 459
Conservative K. Williams 450
Turnout 2,426 37.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St Alphege (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Cooke 1,433
Labour Mrs. R. A. Smythe 1,405
Conservative J. Jackson 476
Conservative E. Shea 469
Turnout 1,916 31.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
St Peter's (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. V. Balding 1,449
Labour C. E. Wright 1,447
Conservative F. Hambleton 314
Conservative W. Green 307
Turnout 1,787 29.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Silver Street (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. A. G. Beattie 1,343
Labour M. Kahn 1,337
Conservative Mrs. A. Beecroft 896
Conservative E. Johnson 878
Liberal Mrs. J. Coberman 140
Liberal Miss B. Nunn 140
Turnout 1,129 18.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Southgate Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. S. Furneaux 2,069
Conservative A. J. Hayes 2,015
Independent Mrs. R. W. Fox 761
Independent W. A. G. MacGregor 713
Liberal Mrs. G. I. M. Greenaway 300
Liberal A. I. Stainer 295
Labour Mrs. R. Triesman 260
Labour D. B. Herbert 253
Turnout 3,376 49.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. P. Lomer 1,292
Conservative Mrs. P. E. Joel 1,272
Labour Mrs. B. Richenberg 757
Labour R. L. Dubow 752
Liberal Mrs. E. B. Pearce 690
Liberal H. E. Stanley 674
Turnout 2,775 45.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. J. Watson 2,132
Conservative Mrs. R. E. Jones 2,126
Labour J. J. Cusack 388
Labour F. C. Cunneen 382
Liberal D. M. Gilbert 350
Liberal Mrs. S. Griffith 335
Turnout 2,886 43.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Willow (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. J. Prickett 1,572
Conservative G. G. Eustance 1,554
Liberal A. M. Macleod 925
Labour A. J. Cooper 897
Labour T. F. Millman 885
Liberal L. J. Smith 879
Turnout 3,414 49.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Winchmore Hill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. L. Lindsay 2,136
Conservative W. A. A. Poole 2,122
Liberal K. J. Barnes 399
Liberal D. F. Falkins 398
Labour S. Galin 319
Labour R. Harley 313
Turnout 2,880 45.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

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