The 1964 Newham London Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Newham 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 County Borough of East Ham, County Borough of West Ham, Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich and Municipal Borough of Barking. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Newham by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 145 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 24 wards. 3 seats in one ward went unopposed. These included a full slate from the Labour party, while the Liberal and Conservative parties stood 38 and 20 respectively. Other candidates included 17 Residents, 7 Communists and 2 Independents. There were 12 three-seat wards and 12 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 40 after winning 50 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 29.4%. This turnout included 333 postal votes.

Newham Local Election Result 1964[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 50 50 0 +50 75.0 59.8
  Other parties 7 7 0 +7 10.0 18.5
  Liberal 3 3 0 +3 4.3 15.7
  Conservative 0 0 0 ±0.0 0.0 6.0

Results by ward

Beckton

Beckton (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Pattinson 924 85.6 N/A
Labour H.A. Taylor 850 N/A
Communist R.A. Offley 80 7.4 N/A
Liberal E. Hayes 75 7.0 N/A
Turnout 1,059 20.1 N/A
Registered electors 5,275
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Bemersyde

Bemersyde (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.H. Ferrier 1,469 69.3 N/A
Labour H. Bauckham 1,467 N/A
Liberal R. Savill 652 30.7 N/A
Liberal E. Gull 632 N/A
Turnout 2,158 35.7 N/A
Registered electors 6,044
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Canning Town & Grange

Canning Town & Grange (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.L. Bock 1,011 72.4 N/A
Labour D.A. Sherman 993 N/A
Liberal J. Freeman 173 12.4 N/A
Independent F. Barratt 160 11.5 N/A
Liberal L. Hollick 138 N/A
Communist E. Barnes 53 3.8 N/A
Turnout 1,321 20.4 N/A
Registered electors 6,476
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Castle

Castle (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Johnson 1,186 50.6 N/A
Labour A.C. Smith 1,166 N/A
Residents H.W. Hennem 1,116 47.6 N/A
Residents A. Hall 1,099 N/A
Communist F.C. Farmer 41 1.8 N/A
Turnout 2,365 40.0 N/A
Registered electors 5,911
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Central

Central (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Hart 1,148 75.5 N/A
Labour J.R. Kent 1,088 N/A
Liberal B. Allen 372 24.5 N/A
Liberal A.J. Retter 338 N/A
Turnout 1,526 24.8 N/A
Registered electors 6,142
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Custom House & Silvertown

Custom House & Silvertown (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Dunlop 1,446 75.7 N/A
Labour W. Rees 1,339 N/A
Labour P.F. Newman 1,329 N/A
Liberal Eugene Johnson 395 20.7 N/A
Liberal D. Burrows 335 N/A
Liberal E. Smith 252 N/A
Communist J. Walker 70 3.7 N/A
Turnout 1,868 22.0 N/A
Registered electors 8,492
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Forest Gate

Forest Gate (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T.H. Camp 1,468 59.0 N/A
Labour F.G. White 1,437 N/A
Labour J. Sinclair 1,424 N/A
Liberal H. Brooke 559 22.4 N/A
Liberal D. Abramson 508 N/A
Liberal M. Reed 470 N/A
Conservative P.W. Sims 407 16.3 N/A
Conservative E.L. Knight 402 N/A
Conservative T.W. Orrin 385 N/A
Independent D. Hanlon 56 2.2 N/A
Turnout 2,449 25.8 N/A
Registered electors 9,493
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Greatfield

Greatfield (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents F.G. Hammond 2,262 49.1 N/A
Residents M.J. Talbot 2,071 N/A
Residents S.G. Ling 2,039 N/A
Labour J. Keeble 2,003 43.4 N/A
Labour J. Burns 1,897 N/A
Labour J.C. Taylor 1,806 N/A
Conservative A. Tathers 345 7.5 N/A
Conservative J. Murphy 274 N/A
Turnout 4,390 49.4 N/A
Registered electors 8,891
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

Hudsons

Hudsons (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.E. Fitzsimons 1,730 83.3 N/A
Labour W. Cross 1,724 N/A
Labour M. Davidson 1,712 N/A
Liberal L. Burrows 347 16.7 N/A
Liberal P. Hayes 329 N/A
Liberal M. Flaherty 325 N/A
Turnout 2,175 24.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,872
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Kensington

Kensington (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents E.A.R. Lonsdale 1,330 53.6 N/A
Residents H.J. Ringrow 1,300 N/A
Labour L. Nicholas 959 38.7 N/A
Labour R. Swanton 957 N/A
Conservative G.L. Crocker 192 7.7 N/A
Conservative P. Whitehead 174 N/A
Turnout 2,494 45.0 N/A
Registered electors 5,548
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

Little Ilford

Little Ilford (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.F. Lugg 1,566 73.8 N/A
Labour W.E. Hurford 1,563 N/A
Labour M.E. Helps 1,541 N/A
Liberal H.W.F. Mason 394 18.6 N/A
Liberal S.G. Avis 387 N/A
Liberal S.J.A. Temple 353 N/A
Communist L.E. Brown 163 7.7 N/A
Turnout 2,106 23.4 N/A
Registered electors 9,099
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Manor Park

Manor Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R.C. Beadle 1,497 45.2 N/A
Labour W. Batterham 1,406 N/A
Labour F. Fincham 1,365 N/A
Conservative C. Blackmore 1,011 30.5 N/A
Conservative F. Stevens 990 N/A
Conservative W. Shearman 899 N/A
Residents P. Bowden 806 24.3 N/A
Residents R. Elford 791 N/A
Residents E. Parker 750 N/A
Turnout 3,268 34.4 N/A
Registered electors 9,511
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

New Town

New Town (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Warren 1,055 83.0 N/A
Labour S.W. Whitear 1,046 N/A
Liberal F.P. Penfold 216 17.0 N/A
Liberal J. Clark 205 N/A
Turnout 1,304 21.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,140
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Ordnance

Ordnance (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.J. Radley 996 79.1 N/A
Labour A.E. Gannon 950 N/A
Liberal A. Barr 263 20.9 N/A
Liberal Mrs. E. McGrane 221 N/A
Turnout 1,297 23.0 N/A
Registered electors 5,635
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Park

Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Wolffe 2,042 64.9 N/A
Labour K. Hasler 2,039 N/A
Labour H.E.L. Ronan 2,037 N/A
Liberal J.H. Linehan 1,106 35.1 N/A
Liberal N. Phillips 1,083 N/A
Liberal J.W. Francis 999 N/A
Turnout 3,078 31.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,759
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Plaistow

Plaistow (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P.K. O’Connell 1,303 83.5 N/A
Labour A. Bigg 1,287 N/A
Labour K.M. Webb 1,262 N/A
Liberal J. Towler 257 16.5 N/A
Turnout 1,573 18.4 N/A
Registered electors 8,563
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Plashet

Plashet (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E.S.C. Kebbell 1,770 63.0 N/A
Labour J.C. Carter 1,744 N/A
Labour W. Watts 1,675 N/A
Liberal J.W. Giles 818 29.1 N/A
Liberal D. Wheeler 695 N/A
Liberal P. Scriven 694 N/A
Conservative C.A. Knight 223 7.9 N/A
Conservative E.W. Orrin 208 N/A
Conservative F. Strange 192 N/A
Turnout 2,744 29.6 N/A
Registered electors 9,255
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Stephens

St Stephens (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents G. Nottage 1,163 49.0 N/A
Residents L. Cumming 1,142 N/A
Labour W.H. Brown 1,014 42.7 N/A
Labour S.H. Mail 983 N/A
Conservative T. Nolan 197 8.3 N/A
Conservative C.A. Rugg 195 N/A
Turnout 2,418 42.0 N/A
Registered electors 5,757
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

South

South (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.J. Fisher 0 N/A N/A
Labour T.A. Jenkinson 0 N/A N/A
Labour W. Knight 0 N/A N/A
Turnout 0 N/A N/A
Registered electors 9,321
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Stratford

Stratford (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E.G. Goodyer 753 74.4 N/A
Labour J. Riley 739 N/A
Liberal R. McCarthy 259 25.6 N/A
Liberal G. Jennings 244 N/A
Turnout 1,054 18.6 N/A
Registered electors 5,667
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Upton

Upton (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal D. Brooke 1,635 47.9 N/A
Liberal B.G. McCarthy 1,476 N/A
Liberal E. Wren 1,450 N/A
Labour D. Smith 1,406 41.2 N/A
Labour G. Jacobs 1,396 N/A
Labour S.H. Smith 1,380 N/A
Conservative C.W. Balcomb 369 10.8 N/A
Conservative S. Plant 315 N/A
Conservative W.L. Orrin 301 N/A
Turnout 3,370 34.1 N/A
Registered electors 9,871
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)

Wall End

Wall End (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E.M. Devenay 1,852 58.3 N/A
Labour L. Griffiths 1,814 N/A
Labour S.A. Elson 1,736 N/A
Residents W. Mallendine 1,032 32.5 N/A
Residents I. Zimmer 1,026 N/A
Residents A. Allen 895 N/A
Communist P. Allen 292 9.2 N/A
Turnout 2,980 33.8 N/A
Registered electors 8,828
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

West Ham

West Ham (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.F. Andrews 829 79.6 N/A
Labour D.W. Lee 799 N/A
Liberal E. Darsey 157 15.1 N/A
Liberal S.F. Wrightson 123 N/A
Communist A. Jones 55 5.3 N/A
Turnout 1,053 18.8 N/A
Registered electors 5,605
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Woodgrange

Woodgrange (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Ricketts 972 41.5 N/A
Labour R. Evans 922 N/A
Residents D. Owen 720 30.7 N/A
Residents L. Smith 642 N/A
Liberal D. Wheeler 325 13.9 N/A
Conservative W. Willis 325 13.9 N/A
Conservative M.H. Robinson 287 N/A
Liberal W. Krist 106 N/A
Turnout 2,107 36.3 N/A
Registered electors 5,805
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 y "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1964" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  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 y "London Borough of Newham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Newham Local Election results". Newham Elections. Newham Borough Council. Retrieved 15 June 2019.