1968 Havering London Borough Council election
← 1964 May 9, 1968 (1968-05-09) 1971 →

All 55 seats to the Havering London Borough Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
CON
RA
LAB
Party Conservative Independent Resident Labour
Seats won 35 13 27
Seat change Increase19 Increase1 Decrease20
Popular vote 98,040 34,586 40,307
Percentage 53.7% 19.0% 22.1%
Swing Increase23.9% Decrease0.4% Decrease27.0%

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

Election result

Havering London Borough Council election results, 1968
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 19 0 Increase19 63.6 53.7 98,040 Increase23.9
  Independent Resident 13 1 0 Increase1 16.9 19.0 23,586 Decrease0.4
  Labour 7 0 20 Decrease20 12.7 22.1 40,307 Decrease27.0
  Liberal 0 0 0 Steady 0% 3.7 6,800 Decrease3.5
  Independent 0 New New New 0.0 0.9 1,594 New
  Communist 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 1,172 Increase0.4

Ward results

Bedfords (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E.T. Davies 2,013
Conservative S. E. Shute 1,998
Labour H. Packham 333
Labour A. E. Mills 321
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. F. Ellis 1,849
Conservative W. Falk 1,807
Conservative Mrs W. Whittingham 1,754
Labour A. A. Thomas 799
Labour J. Stevenson 750
Labour K. Olsen 721
Communist C. Harper 214
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Collier Row (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. H. Higgs 2,146
Conservative E. Joslin 2,083
Conservative Keery D. 1,977
Labour L. C. Mills 1,265
Labour W. F. Cole 1,258
Labour J. Selby 1,200
Communist H. S. Reeves 188
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cranham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Resident W. F. Topp 2,653
Independent Resident J. Squire 2,628
Independent Resident Mrs L. G. Sinclair 2606
Conservative R. T. H. Baker 1,781
Conservative L. G. Bonner 1,749
Conservative D. J. Cranna 1,749
Labour S. V. Jack 478
Labour Mrs E. A. Goggin 474
Labour N. Plant 471
Liberal W. B. Wallace 216
Liberal P. W. Atkinson 215
Turnout
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Elm Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. W. Bunch 1,842
Conservative B. P. Casey 1,811
Conservative Mrs N. E. Noyes 1,804
Labour J. Hoepelman 1,244
Labour S. G. Heath-Coleman 1,240
Labour G. A. Rowlands 1,189
Liberal I. Draper 322
Liberal Mrs S. D. Golledge 300
Liberal R. H. Barwick 290
Communist Mrs V. Faversham 161
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Emerson Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Liberal
Liberal
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Gidea Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Independent
Independent
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Gooshays (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Communist
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hacton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Harold Wood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Heath Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Independent
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Heaton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hilldene (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Communist
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hylands (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Resident
Conservative
Conservative
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Independent Resident gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Mawney (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Communist
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Oldchurch (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Rainham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Communist
Turnout
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
St Andrew's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
South Hornchurch (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Independent Resident
Labour
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Independent
Independent
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Upminster (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Independent Resident
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Liberal
Liberal
Liberal
Turnout
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing
Independent Resident gain from Independent Swing

References

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