The 1964 Harrow Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Harrow London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative 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 Harrow. This borough formed the new London Borough of Harrow by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 168 candidates stood in the election for the 56 seats being contested across 15 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 50 candidates. Other candidates included 6 from the Communist party. There were 7 three-seat wards, 5 four-seat wards and 3 five-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. The Conservatives got 6 aldermen and Labour 3.

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

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives gain the new council with a majority of 16 after winning 36 of the 56 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 43.0%. This turnout included 793 postal votes.

Ward results

Belmont (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward John Harkett 1,899
Conservative Edward George Buckle 1,898
Conservative George Colborne Hill 1,897
Labour Walter F Griffin 728
Labour K D Reeves 723
Labour R G Taylor 647
Liberal Thomas R Burke 474
Liberal H J Sergeant 433
Liberal Cyril Alfred B Aldridge 429
Turnout 3,087 372
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Harrow Weald (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin George V Barson 2,754
Labour Archibald James Eckert 2,690
Labour Bernard M Cohen 2,634
Labour D J Sleigh 2,505
Conservative James D Charter 1,805
Conservative Mrs V Charter 1,736
Conservative Mrs M Apollo 1,725
Conservative J E Palmer 1,619
Liberal Ronald Everitt 703
Liberal H C Cooper 577
Liberal Terence I Jones 576
Liberal R J E Owen 576
Communist H J Tuttle 121
Turnout 5,092 517
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Harrow-on-the-Hill & Greenhill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William E Jones 1,438
Conservative Charles Edward Stenhouse 1,423
Conservative W E N Wormald 1,400
Labour J R Green 675
Labour G E Clayton 648
Labour R F Short 612
Liberal F A Farmer 403
Liberal Mrs M Sorrell 367
Liberal R S Montgomerie 357
Turnout 2,491 329
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Headstone (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Owen George Collins 1,974
Conservative Harold Richard Sheldrake 1,940
Conservative William Archibald Tackley 1,897
Liberal Geoffrey Owen Abbott 1,004
Liberal Mrs Audrey E Beauchamp 906
Liberal Richard J Denney 797
Labour Joseph T M Blackman 540
Labour F D Flower 535
Labour A H Bolton 505
Turnout 3,397 441
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Kenton (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony C Cocksedge 2,517
Conservative Mrs Marie Martha H E Haslam 2,376
Conservative Eric William Harry Feakins 2,240
Conservative J D Statham 2,214
Liberal Dennis Frederick Joyner 1,925
Liberal Dr Ivan M Roitt 1,835
Liberal H W Chapman 1,795
Liberal E W Husband 1,764
Labour M M Keir 985
Labour Mrs A Beasley 973
Labour M A Mills 958
Labour R C Barson 956
Turnout 5,164 544
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Pinner North & Hatch End (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril G Ellement 4,109
Conservative Mrs Isobel Muriel Potts 4,048
Conservative Harold Trevor Mote 4,014
Conservative M D Hartley-Hill 3,972
Conservative N Graham Hines 3,956
Liberal Edwin J H Francis 916
Liberal B Domb 808
Liberal C J James 799
Liberal H Young 795
Liberal Klaus W Eliel 764
Labour Peter Antony Fletcher 520
Labour Mrs D M Hinton 512
Labour F W Hinton 495
Labour C B King 483
Labour Mrs M C B Morley 480
Turnout 5,405 411
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Pinner South (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs D A Nott-Cock 3,601
Conservative Alfred George Sellers 3,591
Conservative Owen W N Cock 3,585
Conservative William Sydney Clack 3,571
Conservative Charles Ernest Jordan 3,543
Liberal W R Westaway 1,004
Liberal W H D Little 990
Liberal G R Davis 974
Liberal T W Kettle 956
Liberal J S Anthony 953
Labour J L Clark 947
Labour Colin Litchfield 802
Labour Jeremy P Lansdell 788
Labour Mrs A M Littlehales 759
Labour G A Tempest 753
Turnout 5,447 428
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Queensbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs Eva E Davies 2,098
Labour R Bailey 2,042
Labour Henry I Harris 2,020
Conservative Michael A Carmody 1,116
Conservative Frederick L Le Franc 1,064
Conservative Miss N Harker 1,044
Communist James P Roche 129
Turnout 3,283 373
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Roxbourne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glyn Davies 1,703
Labour A H Tidmarsh 1,676
Conservative J W Nickolay 1,667
Labour P W Underwood 1,661
Conservative Harold Grainger 1,645
Conservative A E Thomas 1,630
Liberal Mrs Eileen J Colledge 1,292
Liberal Arthur A Fawthrop 1,287
Liberal Edgar G Wilmott 1,285
Turnout 4,668 516
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Roxeth (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John S Campbell 2,233
Labour Mrs Doris I Edwards 2,160
Labour A R Judge 2,130
Labour I W Mackay 2,061
Conservative L D Bowman 1,949
Conservative Miss Cherisy P Cawood 1,939
Conservative E R Chalker 1,918
Conservative E K Cornes 1,810
Liberal John C Connolly 765
Liberal Mrs L A O Harrison 694
Liberal A Forrest 668
Liberal M Sewell-Rutter 624
Communist R R C Morris 123
Turnout 4,843 452
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Stanmore North (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Francis Gibbons 2,741
Conservative Frank L Rees 2,741
Conservative Derrick B Rouse 2,677
Conservative Albert Edward Peter Farquhar MacRae 2,676
Conservative Mrs Nan Rees 2,669
Labour S Bishop 774
Labour Reginald A Russell 771
Labour Henry Kilkenny 752
Labour D F Tomsett 733
Labour Horace Alan H Riches 648
Liberal Mrs Marjorie H Jackson 530
Liberal Michael E Hannah 523
Liberal M D Colne 513
Liberal Willy Paul 460
Liberal J B Ladley 438
Communist Richard Thomas Gooding 161
Turnout 4,070 328
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Stanmore South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred James Lovell 2,025
Labour William Ody Allen 1,982
Labour Mrs Sarah R Edgeworth 1,968
Conservative Edward C P Taylor 1,027
Conservative J C Medcalf 1,025
Conservative D A Maddocks 1,014
Communist R A Ward 133
Turnout 3,136 387
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wealdstone North (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H G Grange 2,738
Labour Mrs Amelia M. Carey 2,725
Labour Cyril B Harrison 2,692
Labour D J R Howard 2,448
Conservative D W Pratt 1,522
Conservative T D Jones 1,516
Conservative F G Saxby 1,504
Conservative Arthur B C Turner 1,501
Liberal H V Goss 884
Liberal Mrs B E Burbery 666
Liberal M B Sorrell 619
Liberal R J Kitcher 608
Communist Joseph Marshall 119
Turnout 4,998 468
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wealdstone South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D S O Smith 1,687
Conservative Frederick William C Adkins 1,679
Conservative Stanley Russell Miller 1,614
Labour Charles Morley 1,087
Labour J Lesser 1,022
Labour A H Elderton 1,016
Liberal Mrs M M Husband 628
Liberal C P Dobson 621
Liberal P Jeffery 621
Turnout 3,427 424
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
West Harrow (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A O’Loughlin 1,920
Conservative B C A Turner 1,856
Conservative Derek H J Hart 1,851
Conservative Charles Frederick J. Low 1,834
Labour F Mutton 1,502
Labour S H Roan 1,477
Labour Frederick S Davies 1,474
Labour E Beasley 1,441
Liberal David J Leonard 899
Liberal P R Coleby 894
Liberal Cyril C. Chadley 879
Liberal Mrs P Coleby 866
Turnout 4,308 458
Conservative win (new seat)
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.