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The 1976 Hyndburn Borough Council election for the Hyndburn Borough Council was held in May 1976.[1]

Results

Hyndburn Local Election Result 1976
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 10 29.2% 29.77%
  Conservative 33 12 68.8% 60.24%
  Liberal 1 2 2.1% 6.92%
  National Front 1.47%
  Independent 1.31%
  Communist 0.29%

By ward

… * denotes sitting councillor defeated

Accrington West (2 seats - electorate 2518)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phyllis Hargreaves 687
Labour Basil Whitham 519
Conservative George Granville Broadhurst 407
Conservative Richard Harwood 270
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority 280
Majority 112
Turnout 1,057
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Accrington Central (1 seat- electorate 1454)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wallace Haines 367
Conservative Mary Mortimer 263
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority 104
Turnout 630
Labour hold Swing
Accrington North (4 seats - electorate 5426)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Josephine Pratt 1,290
Conservative Jessie Hughes 1,192
Conservative Raymond Duckworth 1,103
Conservative Herbert Taylor 1,093
Liberal Fredrick Maurice Ellison 596
Liberal Aldan Unwin 555
National Front Kenneth Ian Dobson 436
... spoilt votes 19 ...
Majority 694
Majority 596
Majority 507
Majority 497
Turnout 1,959
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Accrington Peel Park (2 seats - electorate 2907)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alice Owens 595
Labour Gerald David Smith 489
Conservative 'Peter Vincent Favell 478
Labour Robert Eddleston 422
National Front David Andrew Riley 245
Independent Robert Rigg 192
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority 117
Majority 11
Turnout 1,301
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Accrington East (2 seats electorate 2068)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Parkinson 485
Conservative Alan Benson 473
Labour Ann Elizabeth Sudders * 438
... spoilt votes 0 ...
Majority 47
Majority 35
Turnout 862
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Accrington South (3 seats electorate 4,532)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kenneth John Marsden 861
Conservative Velma Rennison 791
Conservative Brian Fairley 785
Liberal Margaret Martin 772
Liberal Alan Dinwoodle Lund * 678
Liberal Alan Thomas Leeming 594
National Front Dave Cronshaw 373
... spoilt votes 11 ...
Majority 89
Majority 19
Majority 13
Turnout 1,837
Liberal hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Higher Antley (2 seats electorate 2,200)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary-Lou Cleak 509
Labour Kenneth Curtis 492
Conservative Patricia Harwood 464
Labour Dave Walter Keeley 427
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority 45
Majority 28
Turnout 994
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Spring Hill (4 seats electorate 4,464)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Dillon 923
Labour John Pickup 918
Labour Thomas Bramley 777
Conservative Elizabeth Court 774
Labour Clifford Westell * 763
Conservative Alfred Jameson 683
Liberal Henry Batty 556
Liberal David O'Hanlon 549
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 160
Majority 155
Majority 14
Majority 11
Turnout 1,935
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Huncoat

Huncoat (2 seats electorate 1,965)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doris Grant 525
Labour Walter Farrimond 475
Conservative Douglas John Deakin 449
Conservative Joseph Anthony Hindley 448
... spoilt votes 1 ...
Majority 76
Majority 26
Turnout 1.005
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Church

Church St. James (1 seat electorate 1,039)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leonard Dickinson 270
Conservative Raymond Prestage 146
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority 124
Turnout 416
Labour hold Swing
Church Chapel & Elmfield (1 seat electorate ??)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Grime Uncontested
Labour hold Swing
Church Dill Hall (1 seat electorate 1,235)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Riley 423
Labour Christina Rogan 213
Liberal Harold Stuttard 64
... spoilt votes 1 ...
Majority 124 30.0%
Turnout 700
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Clayton-Le-Moors

Clayton-Le-Moors & Altham (4 seats electorate 5,506)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Hoyle 1,789
Conservative Philip Gilbraith 1,737
Conservative Jennie Jackson 1,606
Conservative John Clifton Downing 1,583
Labour Arthur Lewis 894
Labour Margaret Muriel Sims 851
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 895
Majority 843
Majority 712
Majority 689
Turnout 2,580
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Great Harwood

Great Harwood North & West (4 seats electorate 4,418)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jessie Marie Hall 1,406
Conservative William Birch Sumner 1,338
Conservative Keith Owen 1,284
Conservative Terrence Owen 1,220
Labour Thomas Lambert 829
Labour James Hocking 793
Labour Francis Livesey 750
Labour Jean Ann Sunner 682
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 577
Majority 509
Majority 455
Majority 391
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Great Harwood East & South (3 seats electorate 3,892)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wyn Frankland 915
Conservative Angela Margaret Hanson 912
Labour George Slynn 879
Conservative Maurice Kezler 872
Labour Joseph Hayhurst * 840
Labour Anthony Tattersall * 779
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority 43
Majority 40
Majority 7
Turnout 1,930
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Oswaldtwistle

Oswaldtwistle St Michael's & St Paul's (4 seats electorate 5,305)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Finch 1,228
Conservative Monica Margaret Browning 1,206
Conservative Doris Clegg 1,173
Conservative Thomas Leslie Rushton 1,134
Labour Alfred Newsham * 958
Independent Clifford Walsh 745
Liberal Ian Raymond Thorpe 504
... spoilt votes 9 ...
Majority 270
Majority 248
Majority 215
Majority 176
Turnout =2,324
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Oswaldtwistle Foxhill Bank & St Oswalds (4 seats electorate 5,634)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Kenneth Hargreaves 1,330
Conservative Bessie Margaret Sandiford 1,263
Conservative Edward Francis Hill 1,234
Conservative Thomas Wilfred Renshaw 1,187
Labour John Malcolm Farmer 808
Communist Thomas Marshall 205
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 522
Majority 455
Majority 426
Majority 379
Turnout 2,127
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Rishton

Rishton (4 seats electorate 4,597)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald John McNeil 1,362
Labour Allan Critchlow 1,323
Conservative Edward Edmondson 1,146
Conservative Peter John Rushton 1,171
Conservative Anthony William Davies 1,058
Labour Fredrick Beck Parkinson * 855
Labour Robert Harry Peel 748
Labour John James Palmer 632
... spoilt votes 9 ...
Majority 304
Majority 265
Majority 88
Majority 113
Turnout 2,362
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Hyndburn Council election records". Hyndburn Council election records. May 1976.