1973 Corby District Council election[1] [2]

7 June 1973 1976 →

All 33 seats in the Corby District Council
17 seats needed for a majority
Turnout42.4%
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Independent
Seats won 29 2
Popular vote 6,118 1,386
Percentage 52.0% 11.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Independent Socialist
Seats won 1 1
Popular vote 2,642 676
Percentage 22.4%

Council control after election

Labour

The 1973 Corby District Council election were the first elections to the newly created Corby District Council took place on 7 June 1973 . This was on the same day as other local elections. The Local Government Act 1972 stipulated that the elected members were to shadow and eventually take over from the predecessor corporation on 1 April 1974. The election resulted in Labour gaining control of the council.[1]

Ward-by-Ward Results

Beanfield East Ward (3 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Beanfield East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Glendenning 462
Labour W. Mawdsley 361
Labour P. McGowan 361
Communist J. Reilly 109
Turnout 20.6%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Beanfield West Ward (6 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Beanfield West Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Forshaw 725
Labour C. Binley 712
Labour J. Wallace 704
Labour E. Donald 686
Labour C. Russell 685
Labour C. Keeney 665
Conservative D. Worrall 561
Turnout 19.9%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Forest Gate Ward (3 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Forest Gate[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Wright 910
Labour J. Sullivan 778
Labour A. Portman 775
Conservative M. Perkins 718
Conservative R. Gillett 575
Conservative J. Campbell 569
Turnout 54.6%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Gretton Ward (1 seat)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Gretton[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Ogilvie 233
Independent J. Canning 197
Conservative A. Campbell 119
Turnout 64.4%
Labour win (new seat)

Lodge Park Ward (3 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Lodge Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Floody 661
Labour W. Stewart 550
Labour F. Smyth 491
Liberal W. Welford 442
Conservative M. Swinburn 389
Turnout 34.4%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Old Town Ward (3 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Old Town[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Socialist T. Sykes 676
Labour B. Taylor 563
Labour P. Huckle 541
Labour K. O'Neill 529
Turnout 39.1%
Independent win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Pen Green Ward (2 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Pen Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Wright 654
Labour J. Carr 649
Conservative D. Ashburner 319
Conservative V. Wilkinson 281

Rural West Ward (1 seat)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Rural West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Webster 212
Independent F. Glover 169
VIC M. York 125
Labour G. Bingley 95
Turnout 61.3%
Conservative win (new seat)

Stanion Ward (1 seat)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Stanion[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent J. Lloyd 153
Independent J. Hopkins 138
Labour M. Perkins 79
Turnout 57.5%
Independent win (new seat)

Studfall Ward (6 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Studfall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Kane 1,133
Labour D. Moon 1,002
Labour C. Stewart 967
Labour E. Stewart 885
Labour G. McCart 855
Labour J. Cowling 800
Communist I. Reid 274
Communist H. Burry 236
Turnout 24.1%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Town Centre (3 seats)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Town Centre[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Bayliffe 553
Labour H. Dobbs 487
Labour J. Gray 477
Conservative C. Lear 324
Conservative E. Barclay 309
Conservative I. McBride 253
Independent K. Farnham 143
Turnout 29.1%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Weldon Ward (1 seat)

Corby District Council Elections 1973: Weldon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent J. Perrett 293
Independent G. Reed 214
Labour J. Copeland 129
Turnout 58.1%
Independent win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1973. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 12.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1973". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Corby Borough Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). Elections Centre.