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Elections to Tower Hamlets London Borough Council were held on 9 May 1968. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 14.3%.

Until 1978, each London council had aldermen, in the ratio of one aldermen to six councillors. Tower Hamlets had ten aldermen. Following the elections, Tower Hamlets elected five aldermen, who served until 1974. The remaining five aldermen had been elected in 1964 and would serve until 1971. All aldermen on Tower Hamlets were Labour.

Election result

Tower Hamlets Local Election Result 1968
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 57 2 +2
  Communist 3
  Conservative 0
  Liberal 0
  Independent 0
  Independent Labour 0
  Union Movement 0

Ward results

Bethnal Green Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Docherty 591
Labour Mrs. D. M. Couling 576
Labour Miss H. Morsman 570
Conservative R. D. Mitchell 499
Conservative J. R. M. Baker 465
Conservative E. Isaacs 452
Majority
Turnout 5,799 19.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bethnal Green East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Bishop Unopposed
Labour G. M. Browne Unopposed
Labour Mrs. P. J. Walker Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 6,454 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bethnal Green North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Stocks 420
Labour Mrs. L. D. Crook 401
Labour A. C. Jacob 398
Liberal C. A. S. Suett 251
Liberal Mrs. L. Law 247
Liberal Miss M. E. W. Hewison 237
Union Movement F. C. Lang 160
Majority
Turnout 5,957 14.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bethnal Green South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. G. Walker 503
Labour H. Bloom 501
Labour Mrs. L. E. Brazier 499
Independent Labour W. E. Turner 143
Communist D. Cronin 138
Majority
Turnout 5,522 12.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bethnal Green West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Friedlander Unopposed
Labour H. A. Moore Unopposed
Labour A. Praag Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 6,175 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bow North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. J. Beningfield 638
Labour E. C. Winterflood 599
Conservative R. C. Denney 306
Conservative R. W. Hartley 271
Majority
Turnout 4,087 23.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bow South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. A. Dodd Unopposed
Labour W. T. Tuson Unopposed
Labour Miss J. E. Wiggins Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 6,182 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bromley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. W. Downes 845
Labour V. E. Johnson 808
Labour M. Pollins 767
Communist M. Houlihan 173
Communist Ms. G. Collier 158
Majority
Turnout 6,433 16.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Holy Trinity (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. O'Connor 617
Labour J. Olley 609
Labour G. H. Wall 553
Communist D. Lyons 151
Majority
Turnout 7,530 10.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Limehouse (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Milrood Unopposed
Labour A. R. Moffat Unopposed
Labour Mrs. K. O'Connor Unopposed
Labour J. Riley Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 8,200 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Poplar East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. T. G. Guy Unopposed
Labour G. W. Negus Unopposed
Labour D. N. Watts Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 7,294 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Poplar Millwall (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. T. Johns Unopposed
Labour W. F. Willson Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 5,148 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Poplar South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Kelly Unopposed
Labour J. T. Tucker Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 5,035 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Poplar West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. W. Briden Unopposed
Labour G. T. Desmond Unopposed
Labour H. Kerens Unopposed
Majority
Turnout 6,612 N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Redcoat (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. J. Durell 578
Labour G. R. Chaney 576
Labour R. Cockel 559
Liberal G. F. Stewart 336
Liberal J. A. Rudd 334
Liberal T. R. Bond 327
Communist J. B. Dash 220
Majority
Turnout 6,843 16.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Dunstan's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. W. Hill 504
Labour Mrs. I. B. Calnan 484
Labour B. Holmes 481
Communist F. Whipple 135
Majority
Turnout 6,208 10.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Katharine's (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. E. Armsby 540
Labour J. M. Desmond 530
Labour W. Leary 517
Labour Mrs. R. E. Perkins 451
Communist B. Marten 167
Majority
Turnout 7,552 9.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Mary's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Communist Solly Kaye 635
Communist B. Borman 624
Communist Max Levitas 549
Labour H. Conway 481
Labour R. W. Ashkettle 428
Labour S. Marchant 428
Majority
Turnout 6,027 19.1
Communist hold Swing
Communist hold Swing
Communist hold Swing
Shadwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. G. Spearing 540
Labour J. C. Lawder 504
Labour C. W. Mudd 503
Communist K. Halpin 176
Independent W. J. C. Gardener 136
Majority
Turnout 7,019 11.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Spitalfields (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Harris 640
Labour Mrs. A. Elboz 634
Labour J. Reardon 605
Labour W. C. Simson 600
Conservative W. H. Dove 273
Conservative D. H. P. Bridgehouse 239
Conservative R. M. Fysh 223
Communist G. Anthony 192
Majority
Turnout 7,846 14.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968. London: Research and Intelligence unit, Greater London Council. 1968.