1973 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
7 June 1973 1976 →

All 42 seats to Harlow District Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal
Seats won 38 4
Popular vote 10,100 2,426
Percentage 62.9% 15.1%

Council control after election

Labour

The 1973 Harlow District Council election were the first elections to the newly created Harlow 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.

Election result

1973 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 38 90.5 62.9 10,100
  Liberal 4 9.5 15.1 2,426
  Conservative 0 0.0 16.7 2,685
  Communist 0 0.0 2.7 426
  Independent Labour 0 0.0 2.7 426

Ward results

Brays Grove (3 seats)

Brays Grove (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Evans 669
Labour M. Danvers 669
Labour E. Wotton 659
Conservative G. Groves 216
Conservative L. Chapman 204
Conservative B. Roberts 190
Turnout 25.5%

Great Parndon (2 seats)

Great Parndon (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal G. Fallon 536
Labour C. Cave 535
Labour R. Edey 503
Liberal P. Eldridge 426
Conservative L. Plumb 332
Turnout 47.0%

Hare Street and Town Centre (3 seats)

Hare Street and Town Centre (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Bach 583
Labour J. Arnott 513
Labour D. Sharp 504
Liberal T. Merryweather 282
Liberal S. Ward 277
Liberal T. Owen 264
Turnout 27.7%

Kingsmoor (2 seats)

Kingsmoor (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Cackett 526
Labour A. Hudson 496
Conservative B. Barry 353
Conservative D. Luetchford 346
Turnout 29.3%

Latton Bush (3 seats)

Latton Bush (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Myers 841
Labour D. Read 815
Labour F. Jackson 772
Conservative F. Smith 264
Turnout 28.0%

Little Parndon (3 seats)

Little Parndon (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Condon 865
Labour G. Newport 821
Labour J. Cave 809
Liberal C. Merryweather 339
Liberal D. Eldridge 335
Conservative A. Bezdel 280
Conservative F. Wood 273
Conservative J. Wood 254
Turnout 34.5%

Mark Hall North (2 seats)

Mark Hall North (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. McAlpine 490
Labour P. Campbell 453
Conservative R. Whyte 216
Turnout 27.7%

Mark Hall South (4 seats)

Mark Hall South (4 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Anderson 994
Labour D. Burnham 935
Labour D. Richards 874
Labour L. Smith 858
Conservative E. Hagger 358
Conservative P. Whiteley 346
Turnout 31.7%

Netteswell (5 seats)

Netteswell (5 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Desormeaux 1,011
Labour A. Graham 992
Labour R. Morris 985
Labour A. Garner 968
Labour M. Lawn 963
Independent Labour M. Furlong 336
Turnout 24.6%

Old Harlow (3 seats)

Old Harlow (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Jenkins 684
Labour E. Albone 684
Labour M. Gerrard 672
Conservative G. Trimmer 666
Independent Labour K. Dawson 90
Turnout 40.7%

Passmores (3 seats)

Passmores (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Farr 566
Labour M. Juliff 546
Labour J. Moore 489
Communist A. Booth 283
Turnout 21.3%

Potter Street (3 seats)

Passmores (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Gibson 737
Labour B. Phelps 705
Labour R. Bruce 699
Communist R. Pulford 143
Turnout 27.4%

Stewards (3 seats)

Stewards (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal B. Barnes 779
Liberal J. Hewitt 774
Liberal D. Wright 730
Labour R. Collyer 714
Labour D. Pugh 677
Labour D. Palmer 669
Turnout 38.4%

Tye Green (3 seats)

Tye Green (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Roberts 885
Labour A. James 865
Labour B. Downie 862
Liberal L. Kozlowska 490
Liberal J. Wilson 480
Liberal K. Leader 473
Turnout 35.9%

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1973". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Harlow District Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.