1973 Adur District Council election

← 1972 7 June 1973 1976 →

All 37 seats to Adur District Council
19 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Conservative Labour
Seats won 16 13 5
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

Majority party before election

No Overall Control

Majority party after election

No Overall Control

The first elections to the newly created Adur District Council established by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales were held 7 June 1973. Overall turnout was recorded at 46.6%.[1]

The election resulted in no overall control.[2][3]

Election result

Adur District Council Election Result 1973[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal 16 0 0 0 43.2 29.9 5,961 N/A
  Conservative 13 0 0 0 35.1 43.0 8,589 N/A
  Labour 5 0 0 0 13.5 20.4 4,072 N/A
  Residents 2 0 0 0 5.4 3.3 653 N/A
  Independent 1 0 0 0 2.7 3.5 688 N/A

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[2]

Party New council
Liberal 16
Conservative 13
Labour 5
Independent Residents 2
Independent 1
Total 37
Working majority  -5 

Ward results

Marine (2315)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents James P. Ms. 653 57.4 N/A
Residents Warner B. Ms. 648
Conservative Robbins W. 415 36.5 N/A
Conservative Moseley P. 378
Labour Harwood J. Ms. 70 6.2 N/A
Majority 20.9 N/A
Turnout 49.2 N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
No. 1 (Shoreham: Buckingham) (2835)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elliott J. 592 54.8 N/A
Conservative Hurrell C. 563
Liberal Boustead T. 423 39.2 N/A
Liberal Brook D. Ms. 421
Labour Knee G. 65 6.0 N/A
Majority 15.6 N/A
Turnout 38.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
No. 2 (Shoreham: Kingston Buci) (2583)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colquhoun M. Ms. 698 67.4 N/A
Labour Mitchell C. 625
Conservative Ransom A. 338 32.6 N/A
Conservative Richings C. 321
Majority 34.8 N/A
Turnout 40.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
No. 3 (Shoreham: Kingston St.Julians) (2746)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carr G. 655 51.1 N/A
Labour White J. 627 48.9 N/A
Conservative Chipperfield K. 620
Labour Harwood R. 595
Majority 2.2 N/A
Turnout 46.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
No. 5 (Shoreham: St. Marys) (2128)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richards F. Ms. 521 49.8 N/A
Conservative Potter E. 439
Liberal Blackman G. 417 39.9 N/A
Liberal Swatheridge W. 408
Labour Watson A. 108 10.3 N/A
Majority 9.9 N/A
Turnout 49.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
No. 6 (Shoreham: St. Nicholas) (2288)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Page F. 516 48.3 N/A
Conservative Smith M. 502
Liberal Symonds A. 455 42.6 N/A
Liberal King M. Ms. 445
Labour Mitchell R. Ms. 98 9.2 N/A
Majority 5.7 N/A
Turnout 46.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
No. 7 (Southwick: Central) (1981)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wey G. 614 47.0 N/A
Conservative Coghlan J. 505
Labour Clark R. 347 26.6 N/A
Independent Divers B. 344 26.4 N/A
Labour Kenward E. Ms. 302
Majority 20.4 N/A
Turnout 65.9 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
No. 8 (Southwick: Fishergate) (1194)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sharman E. 344 56.7 N/A
Conservative Dunn R. 263 43.3 N/A
Majority 13.4 N/A
Turnout 50.8 N/A
Independent win (new seat)
No. 9 (Southwick: North) (2463)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Moon K. 625 50.1 N/A
Conservative Newman J. Ms. 622 49.9 N/A
Conservative Joyce V. Ms. 617
Labour Boreham L. 566
Majority 0.2 N/A
Turnout 50.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
No. 10 (Southwick: South) (1051)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hobbis J. 379 64.5 N/A
Conservative Gristwood R. 209 35.5 N/A
Majority 28.9 N/A
Turnout 55.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
No. 11 (Southwick: West) (2486)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barber R. 782 62.5 N/A
Conservative Sweet I. Ms. 778
Labour Berry P. 469 37.5 N/A
Labour Moon J. Ms. 412
Majority 25.0 N/A
Turnout 50.3 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
No. 12 (Lancing: East) (4364)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bartram P. 1,178 55.5 N/A
Liberal Brooks J. 982
Liberal Sherlock M. Ms. 936
Liberal Hamblin C. 896
Conservative Wilkinson F. 763 35.9 N/A
Conservative Lane A. Ms. 681
Conservative Ball S. 663
Labour Waters R. 183 8.6 N/A
Labour Lichfield S. 181
Majority 19.5 N/A
Turnout 48.7 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
No. 13 (Lancing: West) (4422)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hills D. 833 44.5 N/A
Conservative Burley Y. Ms. 820 43.9 N/A
Liberal Baird D. 820
Liberal Burt R. 816
Conservative Trickey M. Ms. 815
Liberal Swadling M. 796
Conservative Snowdon R. Ms. 790
Conservative Collins M. 755
Labour Barnes B. Ms. 217 11.6 N/A
Labour Barnes C. 212
Labour Ford M. 199
Majority 0.7 N/A
Turnout 42.3 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
No. 14 (Lancing: North) (4493)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robinson C. Ms. 1,152 56.6 N/A
Liberal Robinson J. 1,149
Liberal Kimmins A. 1,067
Liberal Leeds J. 1,023
Conservative Passmore R. 697 34.3 N/A
Conservative Potter D. 634
Conservative Hussey D. 621
Conservative Plummer D. Ms. 598
Labour Gatland L. Ms. 186 9.1 N/A
Labour Gatland J. 183
Labour Kelly M. Ms. 174
Labour Kelly P. 156
Majority 22.4 N/A
Turnout 45.3 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
No. 15 (Sompting) (6373)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Burridge B. 1,503 65.8 N/A
Liberal Green B. 1,424
Liberal Charlton J. 1,415
Liberal Cheal J. 1,408
Liberal Nicholls B. 1,331
Conservative Sparkes E. Ms. 782 34.2 N/A
Conservative Beasley E. Ms. 757
Conservative Garnham R. Ms. 726
Majority 31.6 N/A
Turnout 35.9 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 2nd Edition 2003
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Elections Centre: Adur 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Vote 2012: Adur". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2018.