The 1964 Richmond upon Thames Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained control of the council.[1] [2]

Background

These elections were the first to the newly formed borough. Previously elections had taken place in the Municipal Borough of Barnes, Municipal Borough of Richmond and Municipal Borough of Twickenham. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Richmond upon Thames by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 154 candidates stood in the election for the 54 seats being contested across 25 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 40 candidates. Other candidates included 3 Communists, 2 Independents and 1 Resident. There were 12 single-seat wards, 10 three-seat wards and 3 four-seat wards.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. The Conservatives got 7 aldermen and Labour 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 the Conservatives gain the new council with a majority of 28 after winning 41 of the 54 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 47.5%. This turnout included 750 postal votes.

Results

Party Votes Seats
Conservative Party 29,969 (47.79%)
41 (75.9%)
41 / 54
Labour Party 19,371 (30.89%)
12 (22.2%)
12 / 54
Liberal Party 11,298 (18.02%)
0 (0.0%)
0 / 54
Independent 1,536 (2.45%)
1 (1.9%)
1 / 54
Communist Party 530 (0.85%)
0 (0.0%)
0 / 54
12 1 41
Labour Conservative

Ward results

Barnes (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Summers I. 2664 56.9 n/a
Conservative Frederick Denis Christian 2616 -
Conservative Mason H. 2587 -
Conservative J B Armstrong 2522 -
Labour Mostyn J. Ms. 1789 38.2 n/a
Labour Thompson J. 1774 -
Labour Whale R. 1719 -
Labour Hart A. 1679 -
Communist Banfield A. 229 4.9 n/a
Turnout 46.2 n/a
Central Twickenham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Child D. 1545 56.1 n/a
Conservative Griffith P. 1530 -
Conservative Bell-Wright H. Ms. 1486 -
Labour Gilbert J. 633 23.0 n/a
Labour Hughes D. 599 -
Labour Gourgey P. 593 -
Liberal Main M. 577 20.9 n/a
Liberal Cavanna J. Ms. 546 -
Liberal Studd H. 509 -
Turnout 40.1 n/a
East Sheen (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Gompels 2710 63.6 n/a
Conservative Barrows N. 2632 -
Conservative W F Nation 2621 -
Conservative Needs G. 2584 -
Liberal Mann N. 976 22.9 n/a
Liberal Worth L. 929 -
Liberal Anthony Stanley Richard Rundle 860 -
Liberal Armstrong D. 856 -
Labour Masters E. 576 13.5 n/a
Labour Neale D. 574 -
Labour Birch E. Ms. 568 -
Labour Ward J. 545 -
Turnout 44.6 n/a
East Twickenham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Defries-Porter L. 1588 55.2 n/a
Conservative Leaney A. 1582 -
Conservative Gilday-Fox F. 1548 -
Labour Evans F. 657 22.8 n/a
Labour Galton Y. Ms. 644 -
Liberal Davies A. Ms. 634 22.0 n/a
Liberal Lewis B. 604 -
Liberal Nunn S. 588 -
Labour Cunningham G. 569 -
Turnout 38.2 n/a
Ham (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J H Harwood 773 58.8 n/a
Conservative Brown B. 542 41.2 n/a
Turnout 49.8 n/a
Hampton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J W H Crane 2138 50.2 n/a
Conservative Hall H. 2103 -
Conservative Hayes S. 2056 -
Liberal Leahy B. 1103 25.9 N.A
Labour Robinson W. 1018 23.9 n/a
Labour Holman C. 1013 -
Labour Rolfe D. 871 -
Liberal Cameron D. 849 -
Liberal Holroyde P. Ms. 568 -
Turnout 51.1 n/a
Hampton Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Watson G. 1835 48.6 n/a
Conservative Montague William Garrett 1678 -
Conservative David G Harris 1601 -
Labour Heath R. 1139 30.2 n/a
Labour Elmes K. 1092 -
Labour Watson S. Ms. 908 -
Liberal Stops B. 798 21.2 n/a
Liberal Horne D. 665 -
Turnout 48.2 n/a
Hampton Wick (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wilkins O. Ms. 1904 56.3 n/a
Conservative Edward Bostock 1904 -
Conservative Blackmore P. 1800 -
Labour Heitzmann A. 824 24.4 n/a
Labour Golding J. 822 -
Labour Maccullough D. 793 -
Liberal Bliss E. Ms. 654 19.3 n/a
Liberal Jones E. 603 -
Liberal Leighton J. 595 -
Turnout 47.0 n/a
Heathfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mitchison R. 1295 43.5 n/a
Conservative Mrs H Champion 1290 -
Conservative Woodward M. Ms. 1287 -
Labour Kent B. 914 30.7 n/a
Labour Gyford J. 908 -
Labour Thompson B. 892 -
Liberal Colquhoun I. Ms. 766 25.7 n/a
Liberal Rebbeck C. 736 -
Liberal Gowers J. 731 -
Turnout 50.0 n/a
Hill (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Arthur James Alcock 414 42.9 n/a
Independent Landreth D. 329 34.1 n/a
Labour Tobias J. 221 22.9 n/a
Turnout 54.4 n/a
Kew (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Pride B. 869 57.5 n/a
Conservative Slot G. 342 22.6 n/a
Labour Julia A. Ms. 301 19.9 n/a
Turnout 55.2 n/a
Kings (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hyman Appleby Leon 835 56.4 n/a
Independent Marin I. Ms. 365 24.6 n/a
Labour Wood N. Ms. 281 19.0 n/a
Turnout 46.5 n/a
Manor (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Starr T. 594 63.9 n/a
Conservative Webb G. 336 36.1 n/a
Turnout 46.6 n/a
Mortlake (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hutton F. 2335 48.0 n/a
Labour R H Stevens 2333 -
Labour Alfred George Henry Lawrance 2299 -
Labour Whale J. 2187 -
Conservative Wade S. 1877 38.6 n/a
Conservative John David F Stow 1776 -
Conservative F A Counter 1730 -
Conservative W R Adams 1714 -
Liberal Parton J. 427 8.8 n/a
Communist Bowles E. 224 4.6 n/a
Turnout 47.1 n/a
North Sheen (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Charles McDougall 759 45.9 n/a
Liberal Hester Margaret Gatty Smallbone 634 38.3 n/a
Labour Hughes B. 262 15.8 n/a
Turnout 64.0 n/a
Park (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Morell K. 528 59.2 n/a
Liberal Moore P. 244 27.4 n/a
Labour Royle B. 120 13.5 n/a
Turnout 41.2 n/a
Petersham (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Smith G. Ms. 727 62.9 n/a
Conservative McCash J. 429 37.1 n/a
Turnout 50.7 n/a
Richmond Central (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rowe C. 505 50.7 n/a
Labour Winter J. 272 27.3 n/a
Liberal Adams R. 220 22.1 n/a
Turnout 41.2 n/a
Richmond Green (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Winslow D. 465 56.2 n/a
Liberal Nemet M. Ms. 276 33.4 n/a
Labour Caplan M. Ms. 86 10.4 n/a
Turnout 46.7 n/a
Selwyn (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tremlett G. 694 50.6 n/a
Labour McNae A. Ms. 677 49.4 n/a
Turnout 58.1 n/a
South Twickenham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eslick K. 1908 53.5 n/a
Conservative James E Woodward 1896 -
Conservative Lever M. Ms. 1811 -
Labour Goldring P. 831 23.3 n/a
Labour Boddy J. 805 -
Labour Gondris T. 755 -
Liberal Bisley B. 751 21.1 n/a
Liberal Bisley D. Ms. 706 -
Liberal Clements K. 673 -
Communist Allen J. 77 2.2 n/a
Turnout 47.1 n/a
St. Lukes (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Campion E. 590 42.4 n/a
Conservative L W Miller 571 41.0 n/a
Liberal Horsbrugh S. Ms. 232 16.7 n/a
Turnout 50.6 n/a
Teddington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gold M. 1577 38.7 n/a
Conservative Garrud C. 1577 -
Labour Loman G. 1491 36.6 n/a
Conservative Attwood T. 1489 -
Labour Wilson E. 1351 -
Labour Cooke D. 1290 -
Liberal North T. 1009 24.7 n/a
Liberal Booth R. 837 -
Liberal Hart D. 787 -
Turnout 53.7 n/a
West Twickenham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sewell C. 1661 45.4 n/a
Labour Eldridge E. 1481 -
Labour Geoffrey James Samuel 1468 -
Conservative Paskin J. 1129 30.9 n/a
Conservative L W Newstead 1113 -
Conservative Chapman F. 1049 -
Liberal Probert J. 867 23.7 n/a
Liberal Syrett R. 738 -
Liberal Vaughan N. Ms. 711 -
Turnout 49.0 n/a
Whitton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Bligh 1379 44.4 n/a
Conservative James A Denham 1335 -
Conservative Mrs Mary E Owen 1296 -
Liberal Barnes C. 1130 36.4 n/a
Liberal Letch W. 993 -
Liberal Ratcliffe P. 954 -
Labour Mortimer J. 599 19.3 n/a
Labour Bryan E. 593 -
Labour Bach G. 544 -
Turnout 44.2 n/a

References

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council Elections" (PDF). Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council. Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council. Retrieved 20 January 2016.