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

Background

These elections were the first to the newly formed borough. Previously elections had taken place in the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford and Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Lewisham by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 173 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 23 wards. These included a full slate from the Labour party, while the Conservative and Liberal parties stood 58 and 46 respectively, and the Communist party ran 9 candidates. There were 14 three-seat wards and 9 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 30 after winning 45 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 34.7%. This turnout included 1,396 postal votes.

Lewisham Local Election Result 1964[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 53 53 0 +53 75.7 53.3 N/A
  Conservative 17 17 0 +17 24.3 35.7 N/A
  Liberal 0 0 0 ±0.0 0.0 9.7 N/A
  Communist 0 0 0 ±0.0 0.0 1.2 N/A

Results by ward

Bellingham

Bellingham (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E.F. Inch 1,727 78.9 N/A
Labour R.S. Burlison 1,667 N/A
Liberal L.S. Humber 282 12.9 N/A
Liberal J.D. Eagle 259 N/A
Conservative P.C. Cook 179 8.2 N/A
Turnout 2,135 29.8 N/A
Registered electors 7,168
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Blackheath & Lewisham Village

Blackheath & Lewisham Village (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C.A Combes 2,158 48.0 N/A
Conservative S.S. Powell 2,148 N/A
Conservative A.H.S Mason 2,103 N/A
Labour H.D. Burch 1,938 43.1 N/A
Labour D. Swan 1,895 N/A
Labour J.A. Arkle 1,885 N/A
Liberal A. Lloyd-Jones 400 8.9 N/A
Liberal G.T. Laws 399 N/A
Liberal J.S. Mayo 394 N/A
Turnout 4,491 43.1 N/A
Registered electors 10,412
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Crofton Park

Crofton Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P.E.J. Forward 1,852 45.6 N/A
Labour L.H. Moody 1,847 N/A
Labour J. Lynch 1,827 N/A
Conservative A.H. Wilkins 1,778 43.8 N/A
Conservative W.K. Church 1,771 N/A
Conservative R.J. Groves 1,739 N/A
Liberal S.J. Davies 427 10.5 N/A
Liberal J.W. Whale 417 N/A
Liberal D.E. Birtchnell 411 N/A
Turnout 4,081 39.0 N/A
Registered electors 10,465
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Culverley

Culverley (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.M. Dean 1,563 58.0 N/A
Conservative A.J. Pinnegar 1,544 N/A
Labour E.W. Hooper 723 26.8 N/A
Labour F.A. Barrett 694 N/A
Liberal C.J. Harvey 409 15.2 N/A
Liberal R. Dees 381 N/A
Turnout 2,692 40.6 N/A
Registered electors 6,629
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Deptford

Deptford (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.J. Keep 1,330 87.9 N/A
Labour R.J. Lowe 1,321 N/A
Labour A. Scutt 1,309 N/A
Conservative M.M. Lane 183 12.1 N/A
Conservative E.B. Winterburn 172 N/A
Conservative E.A. Keable 167 N/A
Turnout 1,538 20.3 N/A
Registered electors 7,591
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Drake

Drake (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A.A. Bullen 1,436 49.8 N/A
Labour F.E. Pennington 1,411 N/A
Labour W. Hall 1,396 N/A
Conservative E.W. Pease 1,141 39.5 N/A
Conservative A. Preston 1,108 N/A
Conservative A.J. Hichisson 1,093 N/A
Liberal P.T. Boulton 308 10.7 N/A
Liberal H.P. Anderson 305 N/A
Liberal D.S. Hughes 295 N/A
Turnout 2,904 27.7 N/A
Registered electors 10,471
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Forest Hill

Forest Hill (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R.H. Mooney 1,925 43.3 N/A
Labour H.W. Brett 1,921 N/A
Conservative R.K. Bartlett 1,917 43.1 N/A
Labour H.M. West 1,911 N/A
Conservative C.M. Costello 1,907 N/A
Conservative N.D. Banks 1,895 N/A
Liberal H. Beecher 534 12.0 N/A
Liberal B.S. Small 521 N/A
Liberal L.E. Marchant 486 N/A
Communist R. Bowden 69 1.6 N/A
Turnout 4,429 42.0 N/A
Registered electors 10,555
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Grinling Gibbons

Grinling Gibbons (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.F. Fordham 1,428 79.0 N/A
Labour A. Groves 1,397 N/A
Labour T.H. Keep 1,386 N/A
Conservative J. Smith 288 15.9 N/A
Conservative W.F. Davis 285 N/A
Conservative W.M. Judges 280 N/A
Communist J.C. Tierney 92 5.1 N/A
Turnout 1,771 17.2 N/A
Registered electors 10,278
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Grove Park

Grove Park (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.W. Winslade 1,954 85.1 N/A
Labour W. Holmes 1,914 N/A
Liberal W.A. Woodley 230 10.0 N/A
Liberal H.G. White 184 N/A
Conservative W.H. Saunders 111 4.8 N/A
Turnout 2,272 35.0 N/A
Registered electors 6,478
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Honor Oak Park

Honor Oak Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H.W. Eames 2,170 55.7 N/A
Conservative F.M. Judge 2,165 N/A
Conservative G.M. Land 2,159 N/A
Labour W. Cove 1,584 40.7 N/A
Labour W.A. Coventry 1,572 N/A
Labour J.E. Pease 1,503 N/A
Communist G.E. Bonner 141 3.6 N/A
Turnout 3,814 36.2 N/A
Registered electors 10,546
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ladywell

Ladywell (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.H. Broome 2,100 51.5 N/A
Labour J.A. Sandbach 2,088 N/A
Labour K.D. Butler 2,086 N/A
Conservative A.J. Hipperson 1,520 37.3 N/A
Conservative F.C. Mobbs 1,499 N/A
Conservative S.J. Barker 1,490 N/A
Liberal B.E. Dohoo 310 7.6 N/A
Liberal H.E. Dohoo 304 N/A
Liberal V.A. Evans 303 N/A
Communist D.E. Barber 144 3.5 N/A
Turnout 4,022 38.1 N/A
Registered electors 10,560
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Lewisham Park

Lewisham Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.B. Page 2,337 51.4 N/A
Labour A.A. Hawkins 2,037 N/A
Labour R.W. Pepper 22,023 N/A
Conservative E.C. Lubbock 1,448 31.9 N/A
Conservative D.M. Munro 1,437 N/A
Conservative A.L. Page 1,134 N/A
Liberal N. Cutler 666 14.7 N/A
Liberal J.L. Bailey 628 N/A
Liberal E.S. Smith 605 N/A
Communist H.J. Early 95 2.1 N/A
Turnout 4,200 40.5 N/A
Registered electors 10,365
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Manor Lee

Manor Lee (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Richards 1,488 49.7 N/A
Labour J.C. Murphy 1,486 N/A
Conservative A.T. Spurr 1,199 40.1 N/A
Conservative E.M. Draper 1,193 N/A
Liberal R.K. Nathan 305 10.2 N/A
Liberal J.A. Rainey 259 N/A
Turnout 3,007 45.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,658
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Marlowe

Marlowe (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.A. Cook 1,871 86.0 N/A
Labour J.D. Day 1,857 N/A
Labour E.J. Rowing 1,830 N/A
Conservative D.B. Nichols 234 10.8 N/A
Conservative F.E. Chappell 220 N/A
Conservative F. Ching 199 N/A
Communist L. Stannard 71 3.3 N/A
Turnout 2,173 21.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,146
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Pepys

Pepys (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T.I. Bradley 1,725 66.6 N/A
Labour F.W. Bullion 1,723 N/A
Labour C.L. Cole N/A
Conservative D. Barker 481 18.6 N/A
Conservative D.H. Judges 460 N/A
Conservative W.N. Preston 457 N/A
Liberal H.J. Luck 386 14.9 N/A
Liberal V.A. Luck 361 N/A
Liberal A.H. Sumption 353 N/A
Turnout 2,617 24.9 N/A
Registered electors 10,519
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Rushey Green

Rushey Green (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Donovan 1,446 64.0 N/A
Labour A. Patterson 1,409 N/A
Conservative A. Pritchett 566 25.1 N/A
Conservative J.F. Ayling 549 N/A
Liberal S. Hasler 246 10.9 N/A
Liberal L.S. Stringer 234 N/A
Turnout 2,260 31.5 N/A
Registered electors 7,166
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Andrew

St Andrew (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.A Boon 1,244 40.7 N/A
Labour P.D. Bellinger 1,243 N/A
Conservative D.K. Epps 1,232 40.3 N/A
Conservative D.K. Coombs 1,227 N/A
Liberal S.T. Bennett 580 19.0 N/A
Liberal W.E. Vivian 542 N/A
Turnout 3,069 48.5 N/A
Registered electors 6,330
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Mildred Lee

St Mildred Lee (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Whetnall 1,550 58.6 N/A
Conservative F.S. Gander 1,544 N/A
Labour J. Rushby 816 30.8 N/A
Labour E.J. Knight 815 N/A
Liberal D.G. Morgan 280 10.6 N/A
Liberal R.M. Moore 278 N/A
Turnout 2,660 41.9 N/A
Registered electors 6,344
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

South Lee

South Lee (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.E. Eagles 1,455 55.2 N/A
Labour N. Filtness 1,436 N/A
Conservative D. Clauson 1,181 44.8 N/A
Conservative M.J. Goss 1,178 N/A
Turnout 2,647 43.5 N/A
Registered electors 6,085
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Southend

Southend (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.A. Fisk 2,672 67.4 N/A
Labour P. Gorin 2,646 N/A
Labour D. Hurren 2,360 N/A
Conservative J. Jeffrey 654 16.5 N/A
Conservative A.F. Littel 642 N/A
Liberal J.M. Hulian 636 16.1 N/A
Conservative R.J. Mabey 630 N/A
Liberal J.H. Luff 353 N/A
Liberal J. Barrington 297 N/A
Turnout 3,679 34.3 N/A
Registered electors 10,721
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Sydenham East

Sydenham East (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.I. Cox 1,804 44.4 N/A
Labour A. E. Pegg N/A
Conservative W.L. Bridger 1,780 43.8 N/A
Labour J.R. Steyne 1,749 N/A
Conservative E.M. Bridger 1,736 N/A
Conservative M.K. Winn 1,725 N/A
Liberal R.H. Putt 351 8.6 N/A
Liberal K.J. Tucker 345 N/A
Liberal M. Weaver 342 N/A
Communist J.M. Delahoy 125 3.1 N/A
Turnout 3,977 37.8 N/A
Registered electors 10,518
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Sydenham West

Sydenham West (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F.H. Miller 1,538 46.3 N/A
Conservative D.E. New 1,526 N/A
Conservative J. Switzer 1,501 N/A
Labour R.F. Stewart 1,358 40.9 N/A
Labour A. Levene 1,352 N/A
Labour A.H. Willan 1,336 N/A
Liberal J. Higgins 336 10.1 N/A
Liberal M. Johns 322 N/A
Liberal E. Beecher 284 N/A
Communist D. Syrett 92 2.8 N/A
Turnout 3,262 33.6 N/A
Registered electors 9,708
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Whitefoot

Whitefoot (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.C. Henry 1,606 68.7 N/A
Labour F.E.G. Hawes 1,592 N/A
Conservative D.J. Scott 473 20.2 N/A
Conservative A.J. Pearson 457 N/A
Liberal R.M. Wild 210 9.0 N/A
Liberal P.E. Buckley 207 N/A
Communist T.B. White 48 2.1 N/A
Turnout 2,338 37.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,290
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

By-elections between 1964 and 1968

There were no by-elections.[4]

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1964" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "London Borough of Lewisham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  4. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 7 November 2021.