1978 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
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14 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Conservative
Last election 35 4 3
Seats won 11 1 2
Seats after 33 5 4
Seat change Decrease2 Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 11,238 3,096 6,213
Percentage 54.4% 15.0% 30.1%

Harlow UK local election 1978 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1978 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1978 Harlow District Council election took place on 4 May 1978 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Election result

1978 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 0 Decrease2 78.6 54.4 11,238
  Conservative 2 0 0 Increase1 14.3 30.1 6,213
  Liberal 1 0 0 Increase1 7.1 15.0 3,096
  Communist 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 101

Ward results

Brays Grove

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Howard 741 58.0%
Conservative G. Groves 429 33.6%
Liberal P. Naylor 108 8.5%
Turnout 37.7%
Labour hold

Hare Street and Town Centre

Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Hare Street and Town Centre[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Moore 714 64.0%
Conservative E. Atkins 276 24.8%
Liberal A. Merryweather 276 24.8%
Turnout 36.3%
Labour hold

Katherines With Sumner

Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Katherines With Sumner[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Johnson 458 48.8%
Labour J. Lockhart 359 38.2%
Liberal D. Bardell 122 13.0%
Turnout 48.3%
Conservative gain from Labour

Kingsmoor

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Rowland 806 47.1%
Conservative L. Atkins 653 38.2%
Liberal L. Swanton 251 14.7%
Turnout 38.2%
Labour hold

Latton Bush

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Edwards 1,058 57.3%
Conservative M. Robertson 668 36.2%
Liberal I. Wilson 119 6.4%
Turnout 44.1%
Labour hold

Little Parndon

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Carter 1,066 54.2%
Conservative M. Bezdel 750 38.1%
Liberal D. Eldridge 150 7.6%
Turnout 45.3%
Labour hold

Mark Hall North

Location of Mark Hall North ward
Location of Mark Hall North ward
Mark Hall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Morris 692 52.1%
Conservative P. Geller 529 39.8%
Liberal M. Ramsay 107 8.1%
Turnout 54.5%
Labour hold

Mark Hall South

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Anderson 971 61.5%
Conservative J. Geller 477 30.2%
Liberal J. Mercer 130 8.2%
Turnout 38.4%
Labour hold

Netteswell West

Location of Netteswell West ward
Location of Netteswell West ward
Netteswell[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Gerrard 620 68.2%
Liberal P. Ramsay 289 31.8%
Turnout 35.8%
Labour hold

Old Harlow

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative F. Smith 1,089 46.5%
Labour S. Firth 1,030 44.0%
Liberal J. Jacob 223 9.5%
Turnout 51.8%
Conservative hold

Passmores

Location of Passmores ward
Location of Passmores ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Collyer 814 54.5%
Conservative M. Moore 463 31.0%
Liberal T. Owen 116 7.8%
Communist A. Booth 101 6.8%
Turnout 37.6%
Labour hold

Potter Street

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Bruce 791 72.8%
Liberal S. Ward 295 27.2%
Turnout 34.3%
Labour hold

Stewards

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal P. McCallion 755 42.3%
Labour R. Didham 607 34.0%
Conservative H. Morris 421 23.6%
Turnout 44.9%
Liberal gain from Labour

Tye Green

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Downie 969 76.0%
Liberal J. Wilson 306 24.0%
Turnout 32.7%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1978". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Harlow District Council Election Results 1976-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.