1977 Cornwall County Council election[1]

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All 79 seats of Cornwall County Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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Party Independent Conservative
Last election 71 seats, 86.9% 5 seats, 5.2%
Seats won 64 13
Seat change Decrease7 Increase8
Popular vote 44,050 8,766
Percentage 67.5% 13.4%
Swing Decrease19.4% Increase8.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Party Labour Ecology
Last election 3 seats, 7.5% N/A
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Decrease2 Increase1
Popular vote 4,060 967
Percentage 6.2% 1.5%
Swing Decrease1.3% Increase1.5%

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The County of Cornwall within England

Council control before election

Independent

Council control after election

Independent

Elections to Cornwall County Council were held on 5 May 1977. The whole council of seventy-nine members was up for election and the result was that the Independents, despite losing nine seats, comfortably retained control, winning sixty-four seats. The Conservatives gained eight seats, ending as the second largest political group with thirteen, while Labour remained with only one member, the Ecology Party also won one, and (as in 1973) no one was elected as a representative of the Liberal Party.[2]

Results

Result of 1977 Cornwall County Council election[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 64 0 9 Decrease9 81.0 67.5 44,050 Decrease19.4
  Conservative 13 8 0 Increase8 16.5 13.4 8,766 Increase8.2
  Labour 1 0 0 Steady 1.3 6.2 4,060 Decrease1.3
  Ecology 1 1 0 Increase1 1.3 1.5 967 New
  Liberal 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.0 2,636 Increase3.6
  Mebyon Kernow 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.7 1,736 New
  Ind. Conservative 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.5 958 New
  CARE 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 806 New
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 569 New
  National Front 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 465 New
  Residents 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 223 New

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1977". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b 'Conservatives triumph in Greater London and metropolitan counties' in The Times of London, issue 59997 dated 7 May 1977, p. 3