The 1968 Barking Council election took place on 9 May 1968 to elect members of Barking London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background

This election was the second local election since the borough was formed in 1964. Thus, incumbent councillors were seeking re-election for the first time. Labour was the only party that ran a full slate of candidates.

Results

Despite the Conservatives winning 13 additional councillors, the Labour Party maintained control electing 32 councillors to the Conservatives 13 and Resident Association 4.[2]

Results by ward

Abbey

Abbey (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T Woodcock 1,749 53.8 +18.2
Conservative E Eden 1,746 N/A
Conservative J Willmott 1,732 N/A
Conservative R Hawken 1,685 N/A
Labour L Henstock 1,042 32.0 -15.9
Labour M Bredo 1,038 N/A
Labour S Silvell 948 N/A
Labour J Ward 884 N/A
Liberal D Wade 462 14.2 -2.2
Liberal J Tyrell 400 N/A
Liberal R Litchfield 361 N/A
Liberal B Nicholls 329 N/A
Turnout 35.7 -1.4
Registered electors 9,275
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Cambell

Cambell (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Butler 1,465 78.1 -14.1
Labour S Cole 1,342 N/A
Labour D Jones 1,330 N/A
Labour J Jones 1,293 N/A
Conservative B Fuller 411 21.9 +14.1
Conservative J Kelly 377 N/A
Conservative L Ouzmann 377 N/A
Conservative D Tanner 376 N/A
Turnout 21.2 -2.3
Registered electors 8,775
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath

Chadwell Heath (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents D Grandison 2,054 74.8 +28.8
Residents P Miller 2,041 N/A
Residents C Jillings 2,040 N/A
Residents C Ayres 2,032 N/A
Labour E Bradley 506 18.4 -14.4
Labour F Rusha 496 N/A
Labour F Goodger 485 N/A
Labour W Webb 481 N/A
Communist D Connor 185 6.7 +3.8
Turnout 29.3 -2.1
Registered electors 9,276
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Eastbrook

Eastbrook (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Tibble 1,166 53.2 -13.9
Labour L Collins 1,157 N/A
Labour J Thomas 1,122 N/A
Labour J Lawrence 1,082 N/A
Conservative R Johnson 602 27.5 +20.3
Conservative A Middleton 569 N/A
Conservative A Sabourin 554 N/A
Conservative P Wilkins 537 N/A
Liberal H Cooper 268 12.2 -9.5
Liberal Y Dodman 231 N/A
Liberal G Andrews 224 N/A
Communist C King 156 7.1 +3.1
Turnout 22.0 -7.1
Registered electors 9,751
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fanshaw

Fanshaw (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Warren 1,221 63.4 -7.0
Labour F Jones 1,214 N/A
Labour J Fackerell 1,175 N/A
Labour B Walker 1,174 N/A
Conservative J Watts 408 21.2 -2.5
Communist K Madden 296 15.4 +9.7
Turnout 18.9 -7.0
Registered electors 9,618
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne

Gascoigne (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Engwell 1,694 57.5 -19.0
Labour C Godfrey 1,662 N/A
Labour H Howie 1,613 N/A
Labour D Waters 1,562 N/A
Conservative R Pool 665 22.6 +13.2
Conservative A Gray 655 N/A
Conservative J Barnett 619 N/A
Conservative B Woodcock 580 N/A
Liberal A Beadle 393 13.3 N/A
Liberal P Nicholls 336 N/A
Communist G Wake 192 6.5 +1.9
Turnout 28.8 -0.1
Registered electors 9,763
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath

Heath (5 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Attridge 1,189 49.6 +35.3
Conservative A East 1,139 N/A
Conservative E Woods 1,131 N/A
Conservative L Rimington 1,124 N/A
Conservative W Padington 1,111 N/A
Labour R Blackburn 1,051 43.8 -19.9
Labour W Noyce 1,013 N/A
Labour M Eales 996 N/A
Labour H Powell 946 N/A
Labour J Kendall 944 N/A
Communist H Ott 159 6.6 +3.1
Turnout 22.5 -3.1
Registered electors 10,869
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Longbridge

Longbridge (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative V Pool 2,341 64.1 +19.2
Conservative C Pool 2,307 N/A
Conservative J Dean 2,161 N/A
Conservative D Barnett 2,088 N/A
Labour F Butler 1,313 35.9 -19.2
Labour L Senior 1,284 N/A
Labour E Mansell 1,254 N/A
Labour R Godfrey 1,248 N/A
Turnout 33.6 -5.1
Registered electors 10,671
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Manor

Manor (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Ball 1,600 76.6 -9.5
Labour G Beane 1,551 N/A
Labour M Preston 1,509 N/A
Labour L Blake 1,505 N/A
Conservative A Beasley 489 23.4 +9.5
Conservative I Fuller 401 N/A
Conservative J Eden 399 N/A
Conservative F Tisdell 392 N/A
Turnout 22.4 -0.8
Registered electors 9,231
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River

River (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Dodd 856 51.7 -21.9
Labour D Linehan 769 N/A
Labour E Kitchen 751 N/A
Labour F Spraggins 730 N/A
Conservative T Fitzpatrick 641 38.7 +31.0
Conservative J Anker 633 N/A
Conservative M Whiter 602 N/A
Conservative W Whiter 574 N/A
Communist W Pocock 160 9.7 -6.2
Turnout -6.6 18.9 -6.6
Registered electors 8,556
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence

Valence (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Brooker 1,159 51.5 -33.5
Labour D Webb 1,146 N/A
Labour S Warr 1,141 N/A
Labour E Hennem 1,072 N/A
Conservative J Harris 486 21.6 -10.7
Conservative W Attridge 444 N/A
Conservative A Sabourin 415 N/A
Conservative S Herbert 377 N/A
Independent H Larking 339 15.1 N/A
Communist H Bailey 267 11.9 +7.8
Turnout 20.7 -2.4
Registered electors 9,637
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village

Village (4 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Rusha 1,048 35.9 -33.5
Labour M Spencer 992 N/A
Labour R Coster 961 N/A
Labour H Tindell 948 N/A
Independent A Fry 681 23.3 N/A
Conservative T Edwards 675 23.1 +7.7
Conservative J Calver 640 N/A
Conservative J Symes 597 N/A
Conservative C Wilkens 555 N/A
Liberal G Poole 389 13.3 +0.6
Liberal T Moody 268 N/A
Liberal R Burlinson 212 N/A
Liberal F Shaw 186 N/A
Communist R Shannon 129 4.4 +1.9
Turnout 26.7 -4.2
Registered electors 9,012
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1968 and 1971

There were no by-elections.[3][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.