1975 Sheffield City Council election

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33 of 90 seats to Sheffield City Council
46 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Seats won 23 8 2
Seat change Decrease3 Increase2 Increase1

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections to Sheffield Council were held on 1 May 1975. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result

Sheffield Local Election Result 1975
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 0 3 -3 69.7 45.1 49,048 -9.4
  Conservative 8 2 0 +2 24.2 41.2 44,792 +12.2
  Liberal 2 1 0 +1 6.0 13.0 14,157 +0.5
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 655 -0.7

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 69 66
Conservatives 18 20
Liberals 3 4
Communist 0 0
Total 90 90
Working majority  48   42 

Ward results

Attercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Pearson* 1,227 74.0 -10.9
Labour Daphne Billings 1,166
Conservative Margaret Broomhead 430 25.9 +10.8
Conservative Evelyn Millward 410
Majority 736 48.1 -21.7
Turnout 3,233
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Beauchief[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clifford Godber* 4,376 71.8 +17.9
Labour Colin Radcliffe 1,016 16.7 -2.9
Liberal Colin Wood 699 11.5 -15.0
Majority 3,360 55.1 +27.7
Turnout 6,091
Conservative hold Swing +10.4
Birley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Fisher* 2,162 56.4 -14.7
Conservative Gordon Millward 1,560 40.7 +11.9
Communist Roy Capps 112 2.9 +2.9
Majority 602 15.7 -26.6
Turnout 3,834
Labour hold Swing -13.3
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Price* 1,693 64.4 -19.0
Conservative Nicholas Williams 603 22.9 +9.8
Liberal Janet Jenkinson 331 12.6 +12.6
Majority 1,090 41.5 -28.8
Turnout 2,627
Labour hold Swing -14.4
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marvyn Moore* 2,678 58.3 +11.5
Labour David Brown 1,033 22.5 -3.1
Liberal John Isard 880 19.1 -8.4
Majority 1,645 35.8 +16.5
Turnout 4,591
Conservative hold Swing +7.3
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Donald Sparkes* 2,320 50.1 -13.4
Labour Clive Betts 2,069 44.7 +12.9
Conservative Emma Sizer 199 4.3 -0.3
Communist Alvin Jenkinson 42 0.9 +0.9
Majority 251 5.4 -26.3
Turnout 4,630
Liberal hold Swing -13.1
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Munn* 1,312 64.4 -15.0
Conservative Alice Burrows 439 21.5 +5.7
Liberal Jacqueline Butler 234 11.5 +11.5
Communist Kenneth Randall 52 2.5 -2.2
Majority 873 42.9 -20.7
Turnout 2,037
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Graham North 2,282 48.2 +25.9
Labour Lawrence Kingham* 1,559 32.9 +2.8
Conservative Phillip Baker 895 18.9 +18.9
Majority 723 15.3 +9.3
Turnout 4,736
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +11.5
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Isidore Lewis* 1,695 58.7 -18.4
Conservative Shirley Rhodes 1,194 41.3 +18.4
Majority 501 17.4 -36.8
Turnout 2,889
Labour hold Swing -18.4
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pat Santhouse* 3,968 79.6 +9.9
Labour Leon Harris 1,016 20.4 -9.9
Majority 2,952 59.2 +19.8
Turnout 4,984
Conservative hold Swing +9.9
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edith Edeson* 3,436 68.8 -4.4
Liberal Patrick Smith 814 16.3 +16.3
Labour Les Bland 740 14.8 -12.0
Majority 2,622 52.5 +6.1
Turnout 4,990
Conservative hold Swing -10.3
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Butler* 1,948 56.8 +0.8
Conservative John Chandler 827 24.1 +14.3
Liberal Albert Hattersley 652 19.0 -12.9
Majority 1,121 32.7 +8.6
Turnout 3,427
Labour hold Swing -6.7
Gleadless[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Berminham 2,523 48.4 -13.1
Conservative Jack Thompson 2,237 42.9 +4.5
Liberal Robert Mumford 447 8.6 +8.6
Majority 386 5.5 -17.6
Turnout 5,207
Labour hold Swing -8.8
Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Arnold* 3,376 64.2 +13.1
Labour Veronica South 1,065 20.2 -7.5
Liberal Keith Jackson 815 15.5 -5.7
Majority 2,311 44.0 +20.6
Turnout 5,256
Conservative hold Swing +10.3
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Annie Britton* 2,074 59.9 -16.3
Conservative Keith Fessey 1,106 31.9 +8.2
Liberal Alfred Sellars 283 8.2 +8.2
Majority 968 28.0 -24.5
Turnout 3,463
Labour hold Swing -12.2
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Senior* 2,472 51.6 -9.3
Conservative Francis Brookes 1,811 37.8 +13.6
Liberal Bob Jackson 505 10.5 -0.9
Majority 661 13.8 -22.9
Turnout 4,788
Labour hold Swing -11.4
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Merelina Fox 2,249 47.1 +5.5
Labour Geoff Fairbrother* 2,078 43.5 -14.8
Liberal Fleur Woolley 446 9.3 +9.3
Majority 171 3.6 -13.1
Turnout 4,773
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +10.1
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Thomas** 2,127 46.7 -13.0
Labour Thomas Woodhead* 2,020
Conservative Anthony Parkin 1,400 30.7 +7.6
Liberal Alan Thompson 1,026 22.5 +5.4
Liberal David Winn 728
Majority 620 16.0 -20.6
Turnout 7,301
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -10.3

Joseph Thomas was a sitting councillor for Gleadless ward

Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Rodgers* 1,778 74.5 +4.7
Conservative Roger Barnsley 340 14.2 -11.6
Liberal Joan Gould 178 7.4 +7.4
Communist John Hukin 91 3.8 -0.6
Majority 1,438 60.3 +16.3
Turnout 2,387
Labour hold Swing +8.1
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Havenhand* 1,421 63.8 -14.1
Conservative Arnold Snowden 804 36.1 +14.0
Majority 617 27.7 -28.1
Turnout 2,225
Labour hold Swing -14.0
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Constance Dodson* 2,257 58.2 +8.8
Labour Frank Sidebottom 861 22.2 -7.8
Liberal Brian Chippendale 760 19.6 -0.9
Majority 1,396 36.0 +16.6
Turnout 3,878
Conservative hold Swing +8.3
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Moscrop* 1,840 67.3 -11.1
Conservative Richard Clarke 792 28.9 +13.2
Communist Kenneth Hattersley 103 3.7 -2.1
Majority 1,048 38.4 -24.3
Turnout 2,735
Labour hold Swing -12.1
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Enid Hattersley* 1,557 62.3 -9.0
Conservative Moira Hattersley 676 27.0 +2.2
Liberal Susan Bowns 267 10.7 +10.7
Majority 881 35.3 -11.2
Turnout 2,500
Labour hold Swing -5.6
Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Hanwell* 707 48.4 -35.5
Conservative Andrew Bannister 538 36.9 +20.9
Liberal Ronald Nears 214 14.6 +14.6
Majority 169 11.5 -56.4
Turnout 1,459
Labour hold Swing -28.2
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Grisdale* 2,053 69.2 -12.7
Conservative Nicholas Hutton 512 17.2 +5.8
Liberal Richard Bradley 314 10.6 +10.6
Communist Gordon Ashberry 89 3.0 -3.7
Majority 1,541 52.0 -18.5
Turnout 2,968
Labour hold Swing -9.2
Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Wood* 1,391 54.1 -19.1
Conservative Colin Barnsley 732 28.5 +1.8
Liberal Michael Ellis 354 13.7 +13.7
Communist Neville Taylor 94 3.6 +3.6
Majority 659 25.6 -20.9
Turnout 2,571
Labour hold Swing -10.4
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Saddington 2,430 52.2 +24.6
Labour John Laurent* 2,219 47.7 +0.2
Majority 211 4.5 -15.4
Turnout 4,649
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +12.2
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Podlesny* 1,687 76.7 -10.6
Conservative Kevin Moore 441 20.0 +10.5
Communist Violet Gill 72 3.3 +0.1
Majority 1,246 56.7 -21.1
Turnout 2,200
Labour hold Swing -10.5
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Wood* 2,211 61.8 +20.0
Conservative Stuart Dawson 1,365 38.2 +9.9
Majority 846 23.6 +11.6
Turnout 3,576
Labour hold Swing +5.0
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Owen* 1,514 50.9 -22.2
Labour Alan Billings 1,512
Conservative Elizabeth Hutton 1,121 37.7 +10.8
Conservative Caroline Viner 1,009
Liberal Edward Harrison 336 11.3 +11.3
Majority 391 16.3 -29.9
Turnout 5,492
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -16.5

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 x y z aa ab ac ad "Sheffield Local Elections 1973–1995 scans". Retrieved 20 June 2011.