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1976 Bristol City Council election

← 1973 6 May 1976 1979 →

All 84 seats to Bristol City Council
43 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Seats won 47 34 3
Seat change Decrease9 Increase9 Steady

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

1976 local election results in Bristol
1976 local election results in Bristol

The 1976 Bristol City Council election took place on 6 May 1976 to elect members of Bristol City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. Labour retained overall control of the council despite losing 9 seats to the Conservatives.

Ward results

Avon

Avon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V Pople 3,031
Labour A Crowley 2,911
Labour T Thomas 2,744
Conservative R Chubb 1,930
Conservative J Henley 1,632
Conservative V Bath 1,558
Communist D Pratt 315
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Bedminster

Bedminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Hillman 1,725
Labour J Wood 1,571
Labour W Jenkins 1,549
Conservative C Hagen 1,161
Conservative L Vann 1,113
Conservative V Goodland 1,107
Liberal R Turner 434
National Front R Bale 184
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Bishopston

Bishopston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Topham 2,214
Conservative T Clarke 2,100
Conservative M Withers 2,078
Labour E Boney 1,012
Labour M Shotter 982
Labour J Wood 961
Liberal K Tucker 684
Liberal J McMahon 656
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Bishopsworth

Bishopsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Smith 2,364
Labour A Munroe 2,180
Labour B B Richards 2,121
Conservative B D Richards 1,127
Conservative H Jones 976
Conservative P Paternoster 911
Liberal J Fletcher 475
Liberal P Ellis 429
Liberal P Bentley 394
National Front K Elliott 287
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Brislington

Brislington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Legg 2,320
Labour R Flinn 2,238
Conservative O Patterson 2,234
Labour H Skeates 2,190
Conservative O Scantlebury 2,165
Conservative R Frankham 2,049
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}

Cabot

Cabot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Ferguson 1,353
Liberal W Watts-Miller 1,331
Liberal G Beedell 1,326
Conservative P Muir 1,134
Conservative B Weedall 1,092
Conservative J Yarwood 1,066
Labour P McLaren 750
Labour J King 737
Labour L Aldridge 705
Majority
Liberal hold Swing (({swing))}
Liberal hold Swing (({swing))}
Liberal hold Swing (({swing))}

Clifton

Clifton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Lloyd-Kirk 2,324
Conservative H Lawson 2,273
Conservative W Blackmore 2,242
Labour M Hodkinson 1,094
Labour G Micklewright 1,083
Labour M Thomas 1,033
Liberal S Mercer 990
Liberal E Dunning 973
Liberal M Perkins 972
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

District

District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F Apperley 1,612
Conservative R Trench 1,601
Conservative J Bosdet 1,525
Labour K Bassett 1,223
Labour T Morgan 1,133
Labour M Wood 1,061
Liberal C Bolton 848
Liberal J Sansom 729
Liberal N Rigby 721
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Durdham

Durdham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Palmer 4,061
Conservative M Veale 3,880
Conservative G Browne 3,869
Labour B Begley 962
Labour R Ritchie 884
Labour J Donovan 882
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Easton

Easton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Jones 1,358
Labour G Maggs 1,134
Labour R Morris 1,050
Conservative P Haines 495
Conservative J Gamlin 463
Conservative F Wookey 418
Communist N Carey 131
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Eastville

Eastville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W Williams 1,833
Labour E Fothergill 1,722
Labour B Ross 1,652
Conservative R Wookey 1,455
Conservative G Woodhouse 1,404
Conservative J Fletcher 1,280
Independent Liberal A Chalmers 512
Independent Liberal B Clarke 347
Independent Liberal J Hale 313
National Front J Bale 133
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Henbury

Henbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Fisk 3,350
Conservative W Stephens 3,339
Conservative D Barnwell 3,173
Conservative C Whitmore 3,167
Labour G Brass 2,764
Labour D Large 2,633
Liberal W Hurford 660
Liberal W Paver 634
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}

Hengrove

Hengrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W Graves 2,396
Labour A Abrams 2,219
Labour M Houlihan 1,924
Conservative M Stamper 1,046
Conservative A Telling 1,046
Conservative G Bridcut 995
Liberal G Bentley 276
Liberal G Noel 206
Liberal V Noel 204
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Hillfields

Hillfields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Draper 1,811
Labour G Robertson 1,806
Labour F Vyvyan-Jones 1,659
Conservative M Bessant 1,342
Conservative C Baker 1,289
Conservative A Thomas 1,172
National Front F Tanner 165
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Horfield

Horfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Merrett 2,245
Conservative B Topham 2,224
Labour R Edwards 2,175
Labour C Boney 2,056
Conservative P Cutcher 2,048
Conservative R Russell 2,030
Liberal P Hurford 596
Liberal R Moon 502
Liberal V Hales 483
National Front P Thomas 269
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Knowle

Knowle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Sprackling 2,225
Conservative E Wright 2,051
Conservative F Lawrence 1,981
Labour C Gardner 1,102
National Front R Dowler 370
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Redland

Redland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Hebblethwaite 1,929
Conservative C Hebblethwaite 1,904
Conservative G Keeley 1,879
Liberal R Kirkham 1,074
Liberal W Legg 973
Liberal W Tasker 972
Labour A May 683
Labour M Mason 671
Labour M Reiner 664
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Somerset

Somerset
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H Willcox 1,617
Labour D Jackson 1,485
Labour J Comerford 1,413
Conservative D Stevens 1,017
Conservative S Walker 962
Conservative H Little 921
National Front J Dowler 189
Liberal J Fletcher 178
Liberal I Adams 138
Liberal A Adams 129
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Southmead

Southmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F McGough 3,047
Conservative P Sidebottom 2,748
Conservative N Mearing-Smith 2,686
Labour J Hole 2,523
Labour R Bridle 2,306
Labour A Keefe 2,229
Majority
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}

Southville

Southville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H Harding 1,302
Labour M Young 1,247
Labour F Pidgeon 1,245
Conservative C Taylor 1,226
Conservative C Fox 1,116
Conservative M Jones 1,104
Liberal N Harrisson 181
Liberal E Ellis 153
Liberal A Havvock 142
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

St George East

St George East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Rexworthy 2,226
Labour H Bloom 2,222
Labour D Beer 2,188
Conservative K Mountstephen 2,076
Conservative R King 1,902
Conservative C Woods 1,817
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

St George West

St George West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Rea 1,437
Labour J McLaren 1,417
Labour I Rogers 1,399
Conservative C Avery 1,108
Conservative M Gardner 956
Conservative B Irwin 881
National Front R Pearce 337
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

St Paul

St Paul
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D McLaren 1,157
Labour G Fowler 1,047
Labour P Korovilas 1,012
Conservative E Macdonald 596
Conservative K Rogers 526
Conservative J Seville 483
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

St Philip & Jacob

St Philip & Jacob
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I Knight 820
Labour J Britton 750
Labour D Tedder 741
Conservative G Edwards 378
Conservative S Watton 351
Conservative H Edwards 344
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

Stapleton

Stapleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T Whiteley 3,075
Conservative P Brook 3,055
Conservative H Williams 3,000
Labour C Gingell 1,847
Labour M McGrath 1,847
Labour B Payton 1,772
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Stockwood

Stockwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E Wilsdon 3,748
Conservative B Love 3,582
Conservative S Williams 3,444
Labour G Easton 2,948
Labour V Bath 2,750
Labour B Barker 2,706
Liberal H Bryant 784
Liberal J Edwards 654
Liberal M Langley 652
Majority
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}

Westbury-on-Trym

Westbury-on-Trym
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Poole 6,371
Conservative R Wall 6,316
Conservative C Alderson 6,201
Liberal L Edgell 1,063
Liberal G Davis 1,016
Labour J McLaren 965
Liberal M Hamilton 918
Labour D Evans 917
Labour S Andrews 854
Majority
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Reid 1,086
Labour D Poole 1,039
Labour G Bee 1,008
Conservative E Cockrell 592
Conservative S Simmons 565
Conservative W Wardle 544
Liberal R Hopkins 280
Liberal E Mottart 278
Liberal C Slater 248
National Front R Jacklin 178
Majority
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

References

  1. ^ "Local Elections Handbook 1976". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 10 April 2016.