1968 Camden Council election
← 1964 9 May 1968 1971 →

All 60 seats to Camden London Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.8%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Geoffrey Finsberg Charlie Ratchford Fred Cook
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Leader's seat Hampstead Central Grafton None (defeated in Gospel Oak)
Last election 26 34 0
Seats won 42 18 0
Seat change Increase16 Decrease16 Steady0
Percentage 54.9% 38.5% 5.5%

Leader before election

Charlie Ratchford
Labour

Leader

Geoffrey Finsberg
Conservative

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

Background

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Election result

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Ward results

Adelaide (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Communist
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Belsize (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bloomsbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Camden (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Communist
Independent
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Chalk Farm (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Euston (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Gospel Oak (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Grafton (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Communist
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hampstead Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Communist
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Highgate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Communist
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Holborn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Kilburn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Communist
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
King's Cross (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Priory (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Communist
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Regent's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
National Front
Communist
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St John's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Pancras (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Liberal
Liberal
Communist
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
West End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 29 March 2015.