1976 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
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All 42 seats to Harlow District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Conservative
Last election 38 4 0
Seats won 35 4 3
Seat change Decrease3 Steady Increase3
Popular vote 10,959 6,915 3,310
Percentage 49.5% 31.2% 14.9%

Harlow UK local election 1976 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1976 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1976 Harlow District Council election took place on 6 May 1976 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Election result

1976 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 35 Decrease3 81.3 49.5 10,959 Decrease13.4
  Liberal 4 Steady 12.5 31.2 6,915 Increase16.1
  Conservative 3 Increase3 6.3 14.9 3,310 Decrease1.8
  Independent Labour 0 Steady 0.0 3.1 696 Increase0.4
  Communist 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 264 Decrease1.5

Ward results

Brays Grove (3 seats)

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Evans 699
Labour M. Danvers 690
Labour D. Howard 642
Conservative G. Groves 353
Conservative J. Groves 302
Conservative C. Johnson 291
Liberal K. Sams 187
Liberal P. Naylor 172
Liberal J. Mallender 164
Turnout 39.0%

Great Parndon (2 seats)

Location of Great Parndon ward
Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Cave 645
Labour J. Cave 609
Liberal G. Fallon 518
Conservative P. Ellis 458
Conservative B. Clenshaw 453
Liberal A. Harwood 420
Turnout 53.4%

Hare Street and Town Centre (2 seats)

Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Hare Street and Town Centre (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Hobbs 636
Labour J. Moore 624
Liberal A. Merryweather 449
Liberal C. Merryweather 403
Turnout 38.2%

Katherines With Sumner (2 seats)

Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Katherines With Sumner (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal A. Trigwell 205
Labour C. Cackett 185
Labour H. Talbot 179
Liberal R. Subryan 177
Turnout 54.6%

Kingsmoor (3 seats)

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Kent 626
Labour A. Jones 612
Labour R. Rowland 543
Liberal M. Plon 531
Liberal D. Benda 483
Liberal E. Murray 472
Conservative K. Cheshire 424
Conservative E. Hughes 419
Conservative D. Freyer 410
Independent Labour A. Hudson 182
Turnout 41.6%

Latton Bush (3 seats)

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Jackson 750
Labour P. Bruce 716
Labour E. Albone 658
Independent Labour E. Myers 514
Conservative P. Barker 436
Liberal J. Rudd 412
Liberal R. Wilson 375
Liberal J. Broughall 355
Turnout 44.9%

Little Parndon (3 seats)

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Condon 869
Liberal J. Jesse 853
Labour M. Carter 837
Labour G. Newport 828
Liberal D. Eldridge 798
Liberal A. Davies 784
Turnout 43.7%

Mark Hall North (2 seats)

Location of Mark Hall North ward
Location of Mark Hall North ward
Mark Hall North (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. McAlpine 539
Labour S. Anderson 522
Conservative M. Whyte 341
Conservative C. Riley 312
Liberal M. Ramsay 217
Liberal L. Barton 209
Turnout 47.6%

Mark Hall South (3 seats)

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Burnham 1,002
Labour L. Smith 917
Labour D. Richards 916
Conservative E. Hagger 396
Conservative A. Hayes 393
Conservative C. Hand 373
Liberal P. Simpson 332
Liberal M. Brown 312
Liberal V. Hook 290
Turnout 43.4%

Netteswell East (2 seats)

Location of Netteswell East ward
Location of Netteswell East ward
Netteswell East (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Graham 686
Labour A. Garner 660
Liberal D. Brown 252
Liberal R. Day 242
Turnout 33.9%

Netteswell West (2 seats)

Location of Netteswell West ward
Location of Netteswell West ward
Netteswell (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Desormeaux 565
Labour R. Morris 497
Liberal P. Davis 219
Liberal A. Harwood 213
Turnout 37.1%

Old Harlow (3 seats)

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Dutton 902
Conservative L. Dutton 830
Conservative F. Smith 798
Labour B. Jenkins 716
Labour M. Gerrard 704
Labour N. Dunkinson 686
Liberal W. Breakall 568
Liberal J. Kelly 522
Liberal B. Zacks 508
Turnout 55.1%

Passmores (3 seats)

Location of Passmores ward
Location of Passmores ward
Passmores (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Farr 828
Labour M. Juliff 787
Labour M. Collyer 751
Liberal D. Filler 539
Liberal T. Owen 496
Communist A. Booth 264
Turnout 40.1%

Potter Street (3 seats)

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Passmores (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Phelps 736
Labour W. Gibson 692
Labour R. Bruce 600
Liberal P. Cooney 389
Liberal S. Ward 350
Liberal C. Dunham 324
Turnout 39.6%

Stewards (3 seats)

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal B. Barnes 705
Liberal J. Hewitt 674
Labour R. Didham 639
Liberal K. Chowdhary 611
Labour C. Longhurst 568
Labour D. Molden 566
Turnout 38.2%

Tye Green (3 seats)

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. James 838
Labour M. Lawn 801
Labour B. Downie 782
Liberal P. Ramsay 539
Liberal J. Wilson 527
Liberal C. Thomson 496
Turnout 39.9%

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1976". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Harlow District Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.