1973 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

7 June 1973 1976 →

All 35 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats won 32 3
Popular vote 8,643 3,935
Percentage 55.9% 25.5%

Council control after election

Labour

The 1973 Stevenage Borough Council election were the first elections to the newly created Stevenage Borough 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 urban district council on 1 April 1974. The election resulted in Labour gaining control of the council, which it has held continuously to the present day.

Overall results

1973 Stevenage Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 32 n/a n/a n/a 91.4% 55.9% 8,643 n/a
  Conservative 3 n/a n/a n/a 8.6% 25.5% 3,935 n/a
  Liberal 0 n/a n/a n/a 0.0% 18.6% 2,880 n/a
Total 35 15,458
Labour win

Ward results

Bedwell (5 seats)

Bedwell (5 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Hopkins 1,290
Labour R. Fowler 1,270
Labour B. Underwood 1,260
Labour L. Cummins 1,239
Labour D. Wiltshire 1,185
Conservative F. Haine 522
Conservative A. Flanagan 518
Conservative M. Henry 499
Conservative M. Richardson 485
Conservative E. Trillo 415
Liberal A. Robbins 399
Turnout 37.3%

Broadwater (5 seats)

Broadwater (5 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Cockerton 1,266
Labour S. Munden 1,203
Labour W. Lawrence 1,200
Labour N. Wilson 1,166
Labour R. Vogel 1,160
Liberal S. Booth 670
Liberal E. Brook 669
Liberal M. Faraday 662
Liberal T. Smallwood 622
Liberal N. Smith 612
Conservative F. Mumford 367
Conservative J. Marsden 361
Conservative F. Waitt 334
Conservative H. Silberstein 317
Turnout 33.5%

Chells (5 seats)

Chells (5 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Clarke 1,203
Labour P. Metcalfe 1,203
Labour M. Cotter 1,194
Labour M. Palmer 1,178
Labour K. Vale 1,175
Conservative M. Britton 336
Conservative A. Wilson 327
Conservative C. Barker 324
Conservative K. McMullen 319
Conservative E. Olley 306
Turnout 23.8%

Old Stevenage (6 seats)

Old Stevenage (6 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Morris 1,327
Conservative J. Boyd 1,311
Conservative W. Boyd 1,291
Labour R. Green 1,261
Conservative A. Lines 1,193
Labour B. Shea 1,129
Labour V. Folbigg 1,116
Labour F. Schofield 1,107
Conservative K. Stutley 1,043
Labour G. Balderstone 1,041
Conservative A. Hale 1,007
Liberal A. Curling 499
Liberal M. Dawson 498
Turnout 43.8%

Pin Green (8 seats)

Pin Green (8 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Clark 2,170
Labour G. Colston 2,139
Labour G. Mannall 2,105
Labour A. Corner 2,103
Labour K. Taylor 2,086
Labour T. Morgan 2,057
Labour E. Musgrove 2,037
Labour D. Rice 2,025
Conservative B. Goble 1,194
Conservative C. Aylin 1,030
Conservative K. Meller 1,019
Conservative L. Smith 981
Conservative P. McPartland 981
Conservative P. Hagger 978
Conservative P. Johnson 965
Conservative S. Woods 925
Liberal M. McDonough 903
Liberal I. Hargreaves 878
Liberal W. Price 852
Liberal R. Abbott 832
Liberal L. McDonough 826
Turnout 35.0%

Shephall (6 seats)

Shephall (6 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Pickersgill 1,387
Labour B. Hall 1,370
Labour D. Burr 1,356
Labour S. Greenfield 1,345
Labour I. Johnson 1,340
Labour R. Linford 1,316
Liberal R. Green 409
Liberal G. Robbins 388
Conservative D. Sear 205
Conservative A. Gibbs 204
Conservative M. Gibbs 199
Conservative P. Sear 190
Conservative P. Goble 169
Turnout 25.3%

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1973". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.