1973 Ipswich Borough Council election

6 May 1973 1976 →

All 47 seats
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats won 36 11

Council control after election

Labour

The 1973 Ipswich Borough Council election was the first election to the new Ipswich Borough Council which had been established by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales. It took place as part of the 1973 United Kingdom local elections.[1]

There were 14 wards returning between 2 and 5 councillors each.[2]


Wards

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Penn 1,544 75.6
Conservative Walter Mulley 1,531
Conservative J. Shorten 1,509
Conservative Owen Nunn 1,479
Labour C. James 497 27.4
Labour P. Allan 491
Labour K. Cartwright 490
Labour P. Koppel 472
Majority 1,065
Turnout 2,016

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Frost 1,395 68.6
Labour R. Kirby 1,344
Labour M. Sharman 1,323
Labour K. Ross 1,315
Conservative E. Schur 639 31.4
Majority 756 37.2
Turnout 24.5

Broomhill

Broomhill
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Myer 936
Conservative E. Clarke 850
Conservative A. Rampling 847
Labour J. North 507 35.1
Labour D. Watkins 478
Labour J. Watkins 465
Turnout 1,357 30.2

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1973). Local Elections Handbook 1973. Plymouth: Elections Centre, Plymouth University.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Ipswich Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Elections Centre Plymouth University. Retrieved 10 May 2021.