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1977 Somerset County Council election

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Party Conservative Independent Labour

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The County of Somerset within England

Party before election

Conservative

Elected Party

Conservative

Elections to Somerset County Council were held on Thursday, 5 May 1977, when the whole council of 56 members was up for election.

The result was that the Conservatives retained their control, winning 44 seats, a gain of eight. Independents ended with nine county councillors, a loss of two, and Labour with three, a loss of four, but the Liberals lost both their seats and ended with none.[1]

Election result

Result of Somerset County Council election, 1977[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 44 8 0 + 8 78.6 %
  Independent 9 0 2 - 2 16.1 %
  Labour 3 0 4 - 4 5.4 %
  Liberal 0 0 2 - 2 0 %

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