An Election to Glasgow City Council was held on 1 May 1973, alongside municipal elections across Scotland. Of the councils 113 seats, 37 were up for election. Labour managed to increase its majority on the council to 55.[1]

Following the election, Glasgow Corporation was composed of 83 Labour councillors, 25 Conservatives, 3 Progressives, and 2 ex officio members.[1]

Turnout was 183,308, out of a total electorate of 601,506 (30.47% turnout).[1]

Aggregate results

Glasgow Corporation election, 1973[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 26 4 0 Increase4 70.27 52.92 97,011
  Conservative 11 2 1 Increase1 29.73 31.74 58,178
  SNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 9.77 17,902
  Communist 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.79 5,114
  Liberal 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.77 3,248
  Progressives 0 0 5 Decrease5 0.0 0.54 989
  Labour Party of Scotland 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.28 507
  Association of Scottish National Trade Unionists 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.20 359

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Results in the Municipal Elections". The Glasgow Herald. 2 May 1972. p. 2.