The 1964 Westminster Council election took place on 7 May 1964 to elect members of Westminster City 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 Metropolitan Borough of Paddington, Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone and Metropolitan Borough of Westminster. These boroughs were joined to form the new London Borough of Westminster by the London Government Act 1963.

A total of 155 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 31 wards. These included a full slate from the Conservative and Labour parties, while the Liberals stood 31 candidates. Other candidates included 4 from the Communist party. There were 20 single-seat wards, 6 three-seat wards, 4 five-seat wards and 1 two-seat ward.

This election had aldermen as well as directly elected councillors. The Conservatives got 7 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 22 after winning 41 of the 60 seats. Overall turnout in the election was 28.0%. This turnout included 1,343 postal votes.

Ward results

Abbey (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. J. H. Bishop 524
Conservative L. B. Farmiloe 471
Turnout 1,000 38.4
Labour win (new seat)
Alderney (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. A. Bramall 789
Conservative A. J. Hardiman 762
Liberal Miss P. M. Andrews 27
Turnout 1,595 41.2
Labour win (new seat)
Aldwych (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. G. Cubitt 549
Labour J. J. Curran 454
Turnout 1,012 36.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Baker Street (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. I. Harley 2,221
Conservative C. T. Hesketh 2,221
Conservative R. T. Glenny 2,220
Conservative J. G. Mordue 2,196
Conservative Miss D. W. Doyle 2,180
Labour K. A. Hardacre 705
Labour Mrs. C. S. Heller 694
Labour P. O. Phillips 689
Labour Mrs. D. M. Mackay 686
Labour Mrs. A. C. Walters 678
Liberal Mrs. A. D. Gardiner 387
Liberal A. M. Gerrard 367
Liberal P. Freitag 366
Liberal I. A. Noble 343
Liberal M. Janis 333
Turnout 3,324 24.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Berkeley (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. C. Wells 603
Labour G. L. McDermott 22
Liberal Mrs. B. J. Capel 21
Turnout 651 20.3
Conservative win (new seat)
Cathedral (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss P. C. Paton Walsh 792
Labour J. P. Duffy 258
Liberal Miss U. A. C. Alder 109
Turnout 1,170 27.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Cavendish (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. E. Guest 1,681
Conservative H. K. Ashworth 1,671
Conservative L. Pearl 1,669
Labour Countess of Lucan 601
Labour Mrs. R. N. Grenville 573
Labour D. B. Fraser 572
Turnout 2,295 22.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Churchill (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. G. M. Bramall 1,089
Conservative Miss A. M. Tennant 824
Liberal P. J. Ogilvie 53
Turnout 1,978 47.5
Labour win (new seat)
Church Street (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dr. L. Jacobs 1,807
Labour Mrs. J. Merriton 1,678
Labour R. C. Edmonds 1,669
Conservative Miss J. M. Pearson 774
Conservative C. L. Gimblett 773
Conservative K. S. Solomons 761
Communist L. R. Temple 218
Turnout 2,654 30.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Covent Garden (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. L. C. Dribbell 261
Labour Mrs. I. J. Griffiths 80
Turnout 344 16.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Dolphin (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. F. Rawlence 806
Labour W. H. Wheeler 322
Liberal W. D. Ainger 80
Turnout 1,218 29.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Eaton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. A. Prendergast 761
Labour L. G. Harris 81
Liberal P. J. C. Howgego 16
Turnout 864 25.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Ebury (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. C. L. Gay 752
Labour G. Wilson 661
Liberal Mrs. G. S. Howgego 31
Turnout 1,457 48.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Grosvenor (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss E. A. Marsh 596
Labour B. C. G. Whitaker 104
Liberal N. H. Barnes 39
Turnout 743 23.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Harrow Road (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. F. Bulmer 2,265
Labour H. E. Browne 2,257
Labour W. D. Goss 2,249
Labour I. Harrington 2,243
Labour A. A. Dumont 2,240
Conservative S. W. Y. Cottrell 843
Conservative H. H. Hodgson 757
Conservative L. T. Sheldrake 726
Conservative M. P. Nulloth 722
Conservative A. J. Welch 710
Communist R. Vizard 164
Turnout 3,178 20.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Hyde Park (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Gillett 2,369
Conservative Miss C. P. Rabagliati 2,328
Conservative D. McNair 2,327
Conservative W. Parkes 2,301
Conservative J. Collins 2,293
Labour J. S. Doran 963
Labour C. F. H. Wegg-Prosser 943
Labour Miss E. R. Gray 926
Labour J. T. Dunn 923
Labour S. Nagendra 881
Turnout 3,344 23.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Knightsbridge (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. L. Burton 852
Labour Mrs. M. E. Garside 42
Liberal Arthur W. Capel 38
Turnout 935 25.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Lancaster Gate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. V. Kenyon 1,752
Conservative M. W. Lowry-Corry 1,749
Conservative J. Lugton 1,720
Labour K. Richardson 795
Labour C. W. Clark 784
Labour F. W. Hedges 780
Turnout 2,552 23.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Lords (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. M. Dawe 2,124
Conservative H. H. Sandford 2,114
Conservative Mrs. S. E. de K. Rivington 2,109
Labour D. J. Cocks 726
Labour R. N. Wood 723
Labour Miss M. N. Rendal 719
Liberal M. Cummins 399
Liberal A. Lea 363
Liberal K. G. Faircloth 356
Turnout 3,271 22.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Maida Vale (5)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. B. Brown 2,814
Conservative W. F. Brooks 2,774
Conservative Mrs. E. G. Lane 2,765
Conservative J. M. Shersby 2,747
Conservative G. J. O’Connell 2,739
Labour K. E. Dickinson 2,504
Labour R. Whyte 2,493
Labour J. Cooze 2,489
Labour Mrs. G. E. Haywood 2,472
Labour E. W. Wellin 2,452
Liberal Miss M. Charlesworth 431
Liberal D. B. Griffiths 394
Liberal S. M. Cowan 392
Liberal L. Epsztein 370
Liberal M. G. Rabin 364
Turnout 5,775 35.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Millbank (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. A. Jelley 719
Conservative K. F. Creighton 587
Liberal A. E. Harris 216
Turnout 1,545 36.3
Labour win (new seat)
Queen's Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Lowe 1,694
Labour Mrs. I. L. Bolton 1,665
Conservative W. A. Bratton 343
Conservative E. W. White 321
Liberal J. A. Gibbons 154
Liberal Mrs. M. I. Singer 133
Turnout 2,186 32.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Regent Street (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. F. Shaw-Kennedy 319
Labour F. B. Groves 80
Turnout 400 17.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Regent's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. L. Hancock 1,661
Conservative R. W. Forrester 1,635
Conservative Miss J. C. Marsh 1,629
Labour R. D. Powell 934
Labour C. D. Dennington 932
Labour W. Robins 923
Communist Mrs. C. S. Rabstein 112
Turnout 2,646 28.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
St James's (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. D. N. Cobbold 335
Liberal G. D. Bucklebridge 23
Labour P. M. Aldis 19
Turnout 380 16.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Soho (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. V. Mares 426
Conservative H. Stern 381
Turnout 813 27.5
Labour win (new seat)
Tachbrook (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. G. Garside 803
Conservative A. F. E. Johnston 734
Turnout 1,549 46.3
Labour win (new seat)
Victoria (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. B. Pugh 457
Labour Miss D. H. Sylven 87
Turnout 545 21.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Warwick (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Le Marchant 684
Labour L. F. Squires 248
Liberal Miss B. R. Karmel 43
Turnout 986 23.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Westbourne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Dow 1,667
Labour C. H. Genese 1,614
Labour E. R. Packer 1,606
Conservative P. J. Crawford 801
Conservative C. C. Chalker 789
Conservative R. S. Price 766
Liberal A. J. R. Nolan 143
Liberal A. C. Durie 135
Liberal R. J. Ballinger 121
Communist J. C. Spring 107
Turnout 2,645 25.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wilton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. H. M. Pirie 488
Liberal J. C. Atkinson 36
Labour Miss R. H. Allan 22
Turnout 548 21.8
Conservative win (new seat)

References

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