Elections to Southwark Council were held in May 1974. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 24.2%.

This was the last local election to feature aldermen as well as councillors. Labour got all ten aldermen as well as 56 elected councillors.

Election result

Southwark Local Election Result 1974[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 66 -2 64.9
  Conservative 4 +2 21.8
  Liberal 0 0 10.5

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Dower* 1,455 85.6 -0.2
Labour C.J. Coveney* 1,451 85.4 -0.6
Conservative C.M. Wilson 118 6.9 -4.0
Liberal G.B. Lee 92 5.4 N/A
Liberal T.J. Perrin 86 5.1 N/A
Turnout 1,700 26.4 -8.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alleyn

Alleyn (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs A.S. Ward* 1,042 50.3 -10.8
Labour E.A. Davies 1,037 50.0 -13.3
Liberal C.M. Hall 490 23.6 N/A
Liberal J.F. Hayes 462 22.3 N/A
Conservative D.M. Lang 452 21.8 -13.2
Conservative Miss S.E. Norman 449 21.7 -12.7
Turnout 2,073 33.4 -3.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bellenden

Bellenden (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.E. Lee* 1,381 50.4 -9.8
Labour Mrs F.E. Sampson 1,378 50.3 -10.2
Labour Mrs J. Lee 1,369 50.0 -8.4
Conservative B.C. Leach 756 27.6 -7.1
Conservative R.P. Primmer 741 27.1 -6.2
Conservative G. Scott 685 25.0 -8.3
Liberal Mrs J.C. Haken 498 18.2 N/A
Liberal A.J. Baker 468 17.1 N/A
Communist E.L. Hodson 119 4.3 -0.4
Turnout 2,739 29.4 -4.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bricklayers

Bricklayers (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L.A.J. Henley* 934 83.5 +21.3
Labour Mrs F. Whitnall* 900 80.5 +20.6
Conservative C.C. Hayward 150 13.4 -12.6
Conservative F.H. Morgan 144 12.9 -13.0
Turnout 1,118 21.9 -6.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Browning

Browning (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.S. Lees* 1,134 60.2 -21.3
Labour P.E. McSorley 1,101 58.5 -24.7
Labour Rev J.W. Watson* 1,090 57.9 -24.0
Independent Ratepayers L.G. Howe 445 23.6 N/A
Independent Ratepayers T.W. Elliott 434 23.0 N/A
Independent Ratepayers W.C. Burnett 423 22.5 N/A
Conservative D. Walker 231 12.3 +0.2
Conservative K. Walmsley 201 10.7 -0.3
Liberal Mrs A.L. Pelling 101 5.4 N/A
Turnout 1,883 27.8 +0.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Brunswick

Brunswick (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss A.G. Liddle* 1,421 72.0 -10.2
Labour E.W.T. Pruce* 1,394 70.6 -12.1
Labour R. Watts* 1,361 68.9 -12.8
Liberal D.R. Howard 269 13.6 N/A
Liberal Mrs V.A. Hunt 240 12.2 N/A
Conservative F.N. Richardson 237 12.0 -0.1
Liberal M.S. Stokes 232 11.8 N/A
Conservative R.S. Higgins 225 11.4 -0.5
Turnout 1,974 23.4 -4.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Burgess

Burgess (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.H.K. Fowler* 1,388 78.1 -5.2
Labour N.B. Parry Jones 1,284 72.2 -11.9
Labour A.E. Wright 1,257 70.7 -12.0
Conservative G.D. Bailey 189 10.6 -0.2
Conservative C.V. Brewster 182 10.2 N/A
Liberal Mrs K.C. Frith 141 7.9 N/A
Liberal P.J.M. Glencross 127 7.1 N/A
Liberal D.F. O'Byrne 108 6.1 N/A
Turnout 1,778 20.1 -5.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cathedral

Cathedral (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.C Gates* 1,139 79.1 -6.5
Labour J.J. Lauder 1,116 77.5 -2.8
Labour D.D. McCoid* 1,034 71.8 -11.2
Conservative A.R. Nuttall 185 12.8 -3.9
Independent P. Chancellor 135 9.4 N/A
Turnout 1,440 19.2 ±0.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chaucer

Chaucer (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A.E. Knight* 1,401 75.9 -4.1
Labour Mrs M.G. Farrow* 1,367 74.1 -5.4
Labour N.H. Tertis* 1,287 69.7 - 8.0
Conservative Mrs K. Field 319 17.3 +0.1
Conservative Miss B.E. North 319 17.3 -0.3
Conservative Miss D.N. Parsons 300 16.3 -0.9
Communist M.J. Chislett 101 5.5 N/A
Turnout 1,846 23.5 -6.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

College

College (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B.G.J. Hoskins 1,769 45.9 -2.9
Conservative N.J.D. Smith 1,744 45.2 -2.2
Labour W.G. Symes* 1,589 41.2 -8.7
Labour Mrs E.A. Ackroyd* 1,565 40.6 -10.3
Liberal M.B. Cogan 442 11.5 N/A
Liberal Mrs M. Irving 433 11.2 N/A
Turnout 3,858 46.8 ±0.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Consort

Consort (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.F. Jones* 761 72.4 -14.4
Labour F.J. Francis 756 71.9 -11.6
Conservative Miss J. Holland 152 14.5 +3.7
Conservative Mrs F.G. Percival 126 12.0 +0.2
Liberal Miss P. Beale 97 9.2 N/A
Liberal Mrs D.M. O'Byrne 94 8.9 N/A
Turnout 1,051 22.4 -4.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dockyard

Dockyard (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs L.M. Brown* 1,624 82.6 -7.3
Labour John H. O'Grady* 1,512 76.9 -10.9
Conservative P. Gray 223 11.3 +2.8
National Front D.M. Thompson 100 5.1 N/A
National Front A.H. Whitmore 80 4.1 N/A
Turnout 1.966 25.9 -9.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Faraday

Faraday (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.W. Combes* 2,415 80.4 -4.8
Labour W.A. Slater 2,384 79.4 -5.1
Labour Mrs A.E. Waller* 2,369 78.9 -3.8
Labour Mrs A. McNaught 2,368 78.9 -5.2
Conservative J. McKay 287 9.6 +0.2
Conservative C.C. Keene 280 9.3 +0.1
Liberal R. Barker 216 7.2 N/A
Liberal B.S. Jenkins 214 7.1 N/A
Liberal Mrs V.E. Howard 213 7.1 N/A
Liberal M.C. West 169 5.6 N/A
Turnout 3,002 21.0 -5.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Friary

Friary (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F.A. Goldwin* 1,480 76.1 -10.8
Labour Mrs M.V. Goldwin* 1,443 74.2 -14.0
Labour Miss J.M. Somerville 1,387 71.3 -15.8
Conservative Mrs G. Cobley 221 11.4 +3.5
Conservative E.L. Keetch 207 10.6 +1.8
Conservative J.R. Mills 197 10.1 +2.7
Liberal W.H. Hartin 155 8.0 N/A
Liberal H.W.F. Moore 127 6.5 N/A
Turnout 1,945 21.6 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.H. Payne* 2,103 63.3 -6.2
Labour D.J. Whiting* 1,947 58.6 -8.4
Labour H.C. Potter* 1,848 55.6 -13.4
Conservative Mrs P.C. Cooper 787 23.7 -4.9
Conservative R. Spilberg 766 23.1 -4.2
Conservative I.M. Andrews 763 23.0 -5.2
Liberal A.W. Porter 453 13.6 N/A
Liberal Mrs A. Bostock 307 9.2 N/A
Liberal D.M. Phillips 299 9.0 N/A
Communist Miss C. Mayow 144 4.3 N/A
Turnout 3,321 31.6 -7.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Newington

Newington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs C.M. Clunn* 1,334 63.4 -14.7
Labour C.A.G. Halford* 1,312 62.4 -17.8
Labour S.W. Cox 1,299 61.7 -17.2
Liberal N.J.S. Clemens 477 22.7 N/A
Liberal Mrs G.I. Clemens 438 20.8 N/A
Liberal Mrs D.M.I. Jenkins 416 19.8 N/A
Conservative T.W.H. Eckersley 212 10.1 -6.4
Conservative J.A. Villers 190 9.0 -6.4
Turnout 2,104 23.9 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs A. Stevens* 1,550 77.5 -7.1
Labour L.T. Tucker* 1,482 74.1 -10.3
Liberal T.J. Taylor 240 12.0 N/A
Conservative A.J. Padmore 234 11.7 -1.5
Liberal R.G. Tindall 149 7.4 N/A
Turnout 2,001 28.2 -6.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E.A. Rowe* 1,317 89.3 -0.9
Labour H.W.G. Young* 1,196 81.1 -4.6
Conservative B.D. Thurnell 128 8.7 -0.6
Turnout 1,475 21.8 -6.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ruskin

Ruskin (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs H.E. Day* 1,776 52.0 -8.8
Conservative R.J. Dunn 1,759 51.5 -8.8
Labour R.W. Postlethwaite 972 28.5 -10.1
Labour R.W. Eadie 969 28.4 -9.7
Liberal J.A. Salisbury-Jones 598 17.5 N/A
Liberal Mrs E. Boumphrey 583 17.1 N/A
Turnout 3,413 48.1 +5.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rye

Rye (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.J. Rouse 1,301 43.2 -6.9
Labour Mrs A. Brereton* 1,298 43.1 -7.1
Conservative N.R. Robinson 1,148 38.1 -10.3
Conservative T.J. Smith 1,133 37.6 -9.3
Liberal J.C. Barley 283 9.4 N/A
Liberal P.T. Snasdell 265 8.8 N/A
National Front R.A.W. Jackson 212 7.0 N/A
National Front D.B. Webber 196 6.5 N/A
Turnout 3,014 40.5 +1.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Giles

St Giles (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs E.M. Dalton* 1,318 65.8 -11.3
Labour L.H. Alden* 1,282 64.0 -13.1
Labour R. Wedlake* 1,244 62.1 -12.1
Conservative J. Kilbane 328 16.4 +0.7
Conservative Miss M. McKeown 328 16.4 +4.1
Conservative M.P. Mulligan 317 15.8 +2.0
Liberal R.B.G. Thompson 277 13.8 N/A
Liberal J.N. Hunt 268 13.4 N/A
Liberal D. Main 254 12.7 N/A
Turnout 2,002 22.3 -1.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

The Lane

The Lane (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G.W. Byfield* 1,958 69.5 -4.5
Labour F.J. Brean* 1,948 69.1 -6.4
Labour P. Cather* 1,905 67.6 -5.6
Labour F.T. Rolfe* 1,837 65.2 -5.5
Conservative Mrs J.R. Bryant 581 20.6 -7.4
Conservative J.W. Kennedy 411 14.6 -5.1
Conservative S.H. Smith 383 13.6 -5.3
Conservative J.N. Uphill 357 12.7 -6.1
Liberal Mrs R.E. Cogan 232 8.2 N/A
Liberal Miss A.P. Lambert 221 7.8 N/A
Liberal Mrs F.N. Kapadia 194 6.9 N/A
Liberal D.A. Teale 194 6.9 N/A
Communist I.P. Findlay 108 3.8 N/A
Turnout 2,818 23.0 -6.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Waverley

Waverley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.T. Ball* 1,354 69.2 -1.7
Labour M.J. Dalton 1,280 65.4 -4.2
Conservative R. Goose 412 21.1 -7.1
Conservative Mrs A.M. Wallace 387 19.8 -7.0
Liberal Mrs L.M. Hobbs 181 9.3 N/A
Liberal S. Maharasingam 135 6.9 N/A
Turnout 1,956 31.7 -5.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-Elections

Cathedral by-election, 24 April 1975[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen J. Kippin 633 69.8 -2.0
Conservative Alfred R. Nuttall 136 15.0 +2.2
National Front Kevin McDonagh 80 8.8 N/A
Liberal Thomas J. Taylor 58 6.4 N/A
Turnout 12.7 -6.5
Labour hold Swing
Brunswick by-election, 25 March 1976[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeremy Gordon 885 49.1 -21.5
Conservative Tobias W. H. Eckersley 446 24.7 +12.7
National Party Ronald A. Jackson 252 14.0 N/A
Liberal Veronica Hunt 220 12.2 ±0.0
Turnout 22.6 -0.8
Labour hold Swing
Burgess by-election, 20 January 1977[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Geater 530 37.9 -32.8
Conservative Tobias W. H. Eckersley 478 34.2 +23.6
National Party Ronald A. Jackson 390 27.9 N/A
Turnout 16.0 -4.1
Labour hold Swing
Ruskin by-election, 29 September 1977[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias W. H. Eckersley 1,580 59.1 +7.1
Labour Carol Turner 622 23.3 -5.2
Liberal Brian K. Seeley 243 9.1 -8.4
National Front James S. Sneath 228 8.5 N/A
Turnout 38.7 -9.4
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.