1975 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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20 of 60 seats to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Ratepayers Liberal
Seats won 10 6 2
Seat change Decrease9 Increase6 Increase2

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 1975 with one third of the seats up for election. Labour retained control of the council.[1]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1975[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 0 9 -9 50.0 52.5 20,997 -10.2
  Ratepayers 6 6 0 +6 30.0 26.8 13,309 +24.6
  Liberal 2 2 0 +2 10.0 17.1 8,473 +7.9
  Conservative 1 1 0 +1 5.0 8.6 4,244 -1.1
  Independent Labour 1 0 0 0 5.0 3.5 1,715 -1.5
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.3 641 -6.4
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 266 -0.9

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 57 48
Ratepayers 0 6
Liberals 0 2
Conservatives 0 1
Democratic Labour 1 1
Independent 1 1
Independent Labour 1 1
Total 60 60
Working majority  54   36 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Ardsley (7325)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Burns J.* 929 50.9 -27.5
Ratepayers Wilkinson G. 611 33.5 +33.5
Conservative Walker 284 15.6 +15.6
Majority 318 17.4 -39.5
Turnout 1,824 24.9 +1.8
Labour hold Swing -30.5
No. 1 (Barnsley: Carlton) (10375)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dancer H.* 1,055 56.4 -19.4
Ratepayers Sykes 621 33.2 +33.2
Conservative Carrington J. 130 7.0 -5.0
Communist Greenfield N. 63 3.4 -8.8
Majority 434 23.2 -40.4
Turnout 1,869 18.0 -3.7
Labour hold Swing -26.3
No. 2 (Barnsley: East & North) (8573)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Harris M. 1,400 42.5 +42.5
Labour Fisher R.* 1,224 37.1 -21.9
Conservative Guest M. 312 9.5 -3.2
Independent Reynolds 184 5.6 +5.6
Liberal Hallsworth 177 5.4 +5.4
Majority 176 5.3 -25.4
Turnout 3,297 38.5 +3.1
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing +32.2
No. 3 (Barnsley: Central-South-South East)(9660)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Borrett K.* 1,139 52.5 -7.7
Ratepayers Crawshaw 737 33.9 +33.9
Conservative England 295 13.6 +6.1
Majority 402 18.5 -9.2
Turnout 2,171 22.5 -17.2
Labour hold Swing -20.8
No. 4 (Barnsley: South West and West) (7765)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Birkenshaw 1,619 51.4 +51.4
Labour Hardy 1,022 32.4 -19.3
Independent Blackburne E. 378 12.0 +12.0
Conservative Oldfield H. 133 4.2 -5.5
Majority 597 18.9 +5.8
Turnout 3,152 40.6 +1.3
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing +35.3
No. 5 (Barnsley: Monk Bretton) (9984)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Jackson 1,341 52.6 +52.6
Labour Wilkie B.* 906 35.5 -36.6
Conservative Glover 223 8.7 -7.6
Independent Cooke L. 79 3.1 +3.1
Majority 435 17.1 -38.8
Turnout 2,549 25.5 +3.4
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing +44.6
No. 7 (Cudworth) (6278)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Wraith 1,159 57.0 N/A
Labour Bailey 873 43.0 N/A
Majority 286 14.0 N/A
Turnout 2,032 32.4 N/A
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing N/A
No. 8 (Darfield) (5879)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Moore 938 41.4 N/A
Labour Goddard B.* 788 34.8 N/A
Liberal Lynch 537 23.7 N/A
Majority 150 6.6 N/A
Turnout 2,263 38.5 N/A
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing N/A
No. 9 (Dodworth-Barugh-Higham-Gawber)(6570)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Woffenden J.* 1,533 53.5 -7.6
Liberal Crosby J. 971 33.9 -5.0
Ratepayers Barwell 363 12.7 +12.7
Majority 562 19.6 -2.6
Turnout 2,867 43.6 -1.4
Labour hold Swing -1.3
No. 10 (Darton) (8893)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Evans 1,622 56.5 +56.5
Labour Turner C.* 981 34.1 -4.0
Conservative Parkes 270 9.4 -6.1
Majority 641 22.3 +3.0
Turnout 2,873 32.3 -12.5
Ratepayers gain from Labour Swing +30.2
No. 11 (Dearne: Central & South) (9844)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley J. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
No. 12 (Dearne: East & West) (7564)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Young K.* 1,145 72.9 +15.0
Liberal Jones 223 14.2 +14.2
Communist Riley P. 203 12.9 -7.3
Majority 922 58.7 +21.0
Turnout 1,571 20.8 -16.5
Labour hold Swing +0.4
No. 13 (Hoyland Nether) (11317)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Steer 1,932 54.3 +54.3
Labour Wadsworth A. 1,629 45.7 +10.3
Majority 303 8.5 +2.9
Turnout 3,561 31.5 -30.9
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +22.0
No. 14 (Penistone) (6272)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wales 2,211 63.5 +63.5
Labour Ashton F.* 707 20.3 -13.2
Conservative Elders 566 16.2 -9.9
Majority 1,504 43.2 +36.3
Turnout 3,484 55.5 -3.5
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +38.3
No. 15 (Royston) (6386)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Labour Parkes E.* 1,715 62.4 +35.5
Labour Chetter 1,035 37.6 +5.8
Majority 680 24.7 +19.7
Turnout 2,750 43.1 -32.5
Independent Labour hold Swing +14.8
No. 16 (Wombwell: Central-North-South East)(5402)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Storey A.* 562 41.4 -24.6
Ratepayers Wraith 452 33.3 +33.3
Liberal Peach 343 25.3 +25.3
Majority 110 8.1 -24.0
Turnout 1,357 25.1 +4.1
Labour hold Swing -28.9
No. 17 (Wombwell: Hemingfield and SouthWest) (7626)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naylor T.* 1,222 45.0 -24.9
Liberal Hargreaves 1,028 37.8 +37.8
Ratepayers Sykes 468 17.2 +17.2
Majority 194 7.1 -32.6
Turnout 2,718 35.6 +4.4
Labour hold Swing -31.3
No. 18 (Worsbrough) (11367)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Smith W.* 1,888 54.1 -9.6
Ratepayers Batty 1,282 36.7 +36.7
Conservative Urquhart 322 9.2 -5.4
Majority 606 17.4 -24.7
Turnout 3,492 30.7 -13.8
Labour hold Swing -23.1
No. 19 (Hemsworth Rural) (9058)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Baines D.* 1,362 56.3 +3.7
Ratepayers Robinson 696 28.8 +28.8
Majority 666 27.5 -5.9
Turnout 2,418 26.7 -22.4
Labour hold Swing -12.5
No. 20 (Penistone Rural & Wortley) (7264)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neville 1,349 39.7 +8.3
Liberal Lees J. 1,051 30.9 +2.7
Labour Hirst E.* 997 29.3 -11.0
Majority 298 8.8 -0.1
Turnout 3,397 46.8 -8.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +2.8

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.