The 1973 Norwich City Council election took place on 7 June 1973 to elect members of Norwich City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. Voting took place across 16 wards, each electing 3 Councillors. Following the Local Government Act 1972, this was the first election to the new non-metropolitan district council for Norfolk, which came into being on 1 April the following year. Labour took control of the Council after winning a comfortable majority of seats.

Council Composition

After the election, the composition of the council was:

36 12
Labour Con

Ward results

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Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Seabrook 1,012 48.9 n/a
Labour R. Quinn 1,000
Labour R. Phelan 998
Conservative R. Goldsmith 595 28.7 n/a
Conservative Ms. O. Hook 594
Conservative G. Joyce 591
Liberal Ms. I. Picketts 463 22.4 n/a
Liberal R. Drew 441
Liberal J. Barnett 433
Majority 20.1
Turnout 40.8
Registered electors 5181
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Catton

Catton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms. B. Stevenson 1,047 64.1 n/a
Labour Ms. M. Camina 1,027
Labour J. Fitzgibbon 1,023
Conservative Ms. B. Boyd 586 35.9 n/a
Majority 28.2
Turnout 27.1
Registered electors 6,038
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Coslany

Coslany
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Mills 1,188 58.9 n/a
Labour M. Ashley 1,132
Labour G. Day 1,110
Conservative Ms. A. Day 658 28.7 n/a
Conservative Ms. A. Collishaw 604
Conservative H. Collins 595
National Front W. Fitt 170 8.4 n/a
Majority 26.3
Turnout 29.3
Registered electors 6,547
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Crome

Crome
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms. V. Guttsman 1,516 75.7 n/a
Labour J. Curtis 1,486
Labour D. Pratt 1,470
Conservative Ms. D. Mason 487 24.3 n/a
Conservative C. Cullins 482
Conservative Ms. M. Hanlon 477
Majority 51.4
Turnout 31.7
Registered electors 6,608
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ Colin Rallings; Michael Thrasher. "Local Elections Handbook 1973". The Election Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ Colin Rallings; Michael Thrasher. "Norwich City Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). www.electionscentre.co.uk. The Election Centre, Plymouth University. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 March 2018.