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1977 Salop County Council election

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Party Conservative Independent Labour

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The County of Salop within England

Party before election

No overall control

Elected Party

Independent

Elections to Salop County Council were held on Thursday, 5 May 1977. The whole council of 63 members was up for election and the result was that the Independents gained a narrow majority of one, from no overall control, winning 32 seats, a net gain of two. The Conservatives gained eight seats, ending as the second largest political group with 22, while Labour lost eleven seats and the Liberals gained one, ending with five and four respectively.[1]

Election result

Result of Shropshire County Council election, 1977[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 32 4 2 +2 50.8
  Conservative 22 8 0 +8 34.9
  Labour 5 0 8 -8 7.9
  Liberal 4 1 0 +1 6.3

References

  1. ^ a b 'Conservatives triumph in Greater London and metropolitan counties' in The Times of London, issue 59997 dated 7 May 1977, p. 3