One third of 78 seats on Sunderland Metropolitan Borough Council
40 seats needed for a majority
The 1976 Sunderland Metropolitan Borough Council election was held on 6 May 1976. A third of the seats on the Council were up for election, with each of the 26 council wards returning one councillor by first-past-the-post. The election was held on the same day as other local elections.
Labour maintained a comfortable majority on the Council after the election, despite losing three seats to the Conservatives.
|Party||Leader||Stood||Elected||Gained||Unseated||Net||% of total||%||No.||Net %|
|Ind. Labour Party||1||0||0||0||0||0.5||366||2.3|
The election resulted in the following composition of the Council: