Elections to Southwark Council were held in May 1968. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 20.7%. There were 23 wards.

This election had aldermen as well as councillors. Labour got all ten aldermen as well as 33 directly elected councillors.

Election result

Southwark Local Election Result 1968[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 43 -21 42.5
  Conservative 27 +21 51.1
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 2.5

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.A. Sawyer 1,153 74.2
Labour C.J. Coveney 1,108 71.3
Conservative F.A. Reddin 456 29.4
Communist R. Gordon 183 11.8
Turnout 1,553 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alleyn

Alleyn (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H.S. Partridge 1,330 59.2
Conservative R.C. Gent 1,316 58.5
Labour G.W. Byfield 628 27.9
Labour M.G. Stevens 613 27.3
Liberal J.F. Hayes 229 10.2
Liberal B.G. Awty 217 9.7
Turnout 2,248 34.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bellenden

Bellenden (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B.C. Leach 1,848 65.7
Conservative A.G. Sinclair 1,794 63.8
Conservative R.P. Primmer 1,777 63.2
Labour F.E. Lee 886 31.5
Labour D.J.V. Moore 863 30.7
Labour E.J. Kemp 858 30.5
Turnout 2,813 28.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bricklayers

Bricklayers (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L.A.J. Henley 768 63.8
Labour Mrs F. Whitnall 754 62.6
Conservative C.C. Hayward 373 31.0
Conservative F.H. Morgan 368 30.6
Communist A. Jacovou 40 3.3
Turnout 1,204 18.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Browning

Browning (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.R. McCoid 789 43.6
Labour J.S. Lees 773 42.7
Labour Rev J.W. Watson 770 42.5
Conservative A.I. Robin 560 30.9
Conservative J. Gordon 555 30.7
Conservative G. Chandler 550 30.4
Communist S.P. Bent 398 22.0
Communist Mrs S.M. Hume 333 18.4
Communist T.C. Fuller 330 18.2
Turnout 1,810 17.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Brunswick

Brunswick (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs E.S. Daymond 775 47.1
Labour E.W.T. Pruce 767 46.7
Conservative C.B. Cumming 765 46.5
Conservative Mrs N.R. Cumming 757 46.0
Labour Miss A.G. Liddle 754 45.9
Conservative Miss C.N. Frizell 720 43.8
Communist Mrs J. Willoughby 82 5.0
Turnout 1,644 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Burgess

Burgess (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs J.R. Bryant 711 47.0
Labour Mrs J.E. Cannon 710 47.0
Labour R. Richards 690 45.6
Conservative Mrs L.V. Best 685 45.3
Labour G.A. Tarrant 683 45.2
Conservative Mrs M.M. Tuck 655 43.3
Communist P.J. Hicks 108 7.1
Turnout 1,512 15.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cathedral

Cathedral (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.C. Gates 644 44.6
Labour E.J. Hall 619 42.9
Labour M. Warne 590 40.9
Communist E.D. Hume 436 30.2
Conservative L.E. Monkhouse 428 29.7
Conservative Mrs M.M. Jesshop 410 28.4
Conservative F.N. Richardson 410 28.4
Turnout 1,443 14.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chaucer

Chaucer (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.A. Farrow 766 48.6
Labour Mrs N.G. Farrow 758 48.1
Labour N.H. Tertis 725 46.0
Conservative D.M. Lang 701 44.5
Conservative G.R. Baxter 677 43.0
Conservative Miss B. North 677 43.0
Communist Miss M.B. Brooks 177 11.2
Turnout 1,576 15.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

College

College (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R.W. Ames 2,024 65.2
Conservative B.G.J. Hoskins 2,015 65.0
Labour Mrs J. Lee 709 22.9
Labour T.E. Pilford 657 21.2
Liberal C.A. Williams 299 9.6
Liberal J.C. Williams 281 9.1
Communist Mrs E. Miles 98 3.2
Turnout 3,102 43.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Consort

Consort (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs F.G. Percival 982 53.5
Conservative R. Percival 941 51.2
Conservative Mrs J.C. Hudson 900 49.0
Labour W.F. Jones 865 47.1
Labour Mrs B.D. Chambers 793 43.2
Labour A.P. Chambers 769 41.9
Turnout 1,837 17.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Dockyard

Dockyard (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs L.M. Brown 984 69.6
Labour John H. O’Grady 897 63.5
Conservative P. Gray 437 30.9
Turnout 1,413 22.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Faraday

Faraday (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S.R. Combes 1,173 54.4
Labour J.T. Greening 1,167 54.1
Labour F.W. Combes 1,166 54.1
Labour Mrs A.E. Waller 1,128 52.3
Conservative C.C. Keene 672 31.2
Conservative J.K. Bennett 629 29.2
Conservative S.H. Smith 627 29.1
Liberal Mrs M.E. Crockett 333 15.4
Liberal Miss M. Paling 296 13.7
Liberal G.H. Larden 280 13.0
Liberal Mrs C.K. Howard 255 11.8
Turnout 2,156 17.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Friary

Friary (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.A. Goldwin 806 52.7
Labour Mrs M.V. Goldwin 777 50.8
Labour R.A. Cheesewright 751 49.1
Conservative Mrs J.V. Goldson 702 45.9
Conservative Mrs C.E. Pitman 675 44.1
Conservative Mrs M.A. Vaughan 658 43.0
Turnout 1,529 15.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs P.C. Cooper 2,030 57.1
Conservative I.M. Andrews 1,968 55.3
Conservative R. Spilberg 1,956 55.0
Labour E. Corderoy 1,376 38.7
Labour Mrs A. Inman 1,348 37.9
Labour H.C. Potter 1,342 37.7
Communist A. Rolle 127 3.6
Turnout 3,558 34.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Newington

Newington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.A.G. Halford 944 52.0
Labour Mrs C.M. Clunn 932 51.3
Labour J.A. Matheson 911 50.1
Conservative A.L.A. Constable 794 43.7
Conservative Mrs R. Constable 777 42.8
Conservative E.G. Taylor 775 42.7
Turnout 1,817 18.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Colmy 938 66.5
Labour L.T. Tucker 894 63.4
Conservative Miss H.C.A. Mitchell 446 31.6
Conservative J.B. Wheatley 411 29.1
Turnout 1,410 21.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.L. Ellis 891 70.1
Labour H.W. Young 862 67.8
Conservative Mrs I.E. Arrowsmith 342 26.9
Conservative G.G. Colbran 339 26.7
Turnout 1,271 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ruskin

Ruskin (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs H.E. Day 2,463 78.2
Conservative H.J. Grant 2,458 78.0
Labour Mrs F.E. Sampson 634 20.1
Labour A.N. Bransom 628 19.9
Turnout 3,151 46.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rye

Rye (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.P. Pritchett 1,936 70.1
Conservative W.V. Fuller 1,895 68.6
Labour Miss M.J. Roff 530 19.2
Labour P.J. Gethin 528 19.1
Liberal Mrs A.M. Bennett 263 9.5
Liberal Mrs L.R. Darsley 253 9.2
Turnout 2,761 38.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Giles

St Giles (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M.P. Mulligan 1,120 54.8
Conservative G. Scott 1,088 53.2
Conservative M.D. Simmons 1,066 52.1
Labour Mrs E.M. Dalton 855 41.8
Labour L.H. Alden 843 41.2
Labour R. Wedlake 827 40.4
Turnout 2,045 19.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The Lane

The Lane (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D.P. Cianfarani 891 49.6
Conservative Mrs L.C. Marshall 869 48.4
Conservative G.N. Thornton 848 47.2
Labour F.J. Francis 822 45.8
Labour F.T. Rolfe 785 43.7
Labour P. Cather 760 42.3
Communist E.L. Hodson 119 6.6
Turnout 1,796 19.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Waverley

Waverley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F.J. Shirley 1,292 62.0
Conservative A.E. Smith 1,271 61.0
Labour H.T. Ball 749 35.9
Labour H.H. Guichard 729 35.0
Turnout 2,085 33.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

By-Elections

Consort by-election, 25 July 1968[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. M. Lang 808 52.7 -0.8
Labour W. F. Jones 725 47.3 +0.2
Turnout 1,533 14.6 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 3 March 2015.