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The 1978 Lewisham London Borough Council election for the Lewisham London Borough Council was held in May 1978. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 38.6%.

Election result

Lewisham Local Election Result 1978[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 44 49.1
  Conservative 23 44.5
  Liberal 0 1.8

Ward results

Bellingham (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Burlison 1,911 72.3
Labour R. Godsiff 1,727
Conservative M. Boleat 733 27.7
Conservative A. Skelsey 696
Total votes 41.6%
Registered electors 6,735
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Blackheath (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Barrass 1,065 48.2
Labour J. Dowd 1,045
Conservative Ms I. Farrell 1,021 46.2
Conservative T. Farrell 1,019
Liberal Ms J. Southall 125 5.7
Liberal D. Staley 102
Total votes 46.7%
Registered electors 4,982
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Blythe Hill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms S. Cannon 1,468 59.9
Conservative R. Evans 1,456
Labour Ms C. Cole 981 40.1
Labour C. Leeds 930
Total votes 48.8%
Registered electors 5,294
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Catford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms M. King 1,996 70.3
Conservative G. Agar 1,950
Labour E. Trott 842 29.7
Labour B. Granapragasam 777
Total votes 48.1%
Registered electors 6,305
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Churchdown (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Henry 1,880 59.4
Labour Ms D. Hurren 1,694
Labour J. Hurren 1,645
Conservative T. Macartney 1,086 34.3
Conservative C. Chuter 1,044
Conservative F. Waghorn 1,019
National Front S. Greene 200 6.3
National Front Ms K. Ubsdell 160
National Front P. Ubsdell 148
Total votes 40.3%
Registered electors 8,443
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Crofton Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms G. Elvin 1,841 50.2
Conservative C. Nicklin 1,805
Conservative D. Stone 1,774
Labour J. Britton 1,515 41.3
Labour A. Patterson 1,475
Labour D. Waters 1,453
Community N. Fierz 308 8.4
Community Ms K. Pullinger 267
Community L. Kemp 240
Total votes 44.2%
Registered electors 8,732
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Downham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Barrett 1,907 63.7
Labour T. Bradley 1,903
Labour N. Smith 1,838
Conservative C. Aird 924 30.9
Conservative Ms G. Bryant 915
Conservative L. Hollingsworth 898
National Front Ms P. Burns 161 5.4
National Front D. Kingstree 156
National Front Ms M. Cole 139
Total votes 41.1%
Registered electors 8,116
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Drake (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Cook 1,438 48.8
Labour J. Lynch 1,292
Labour S. Angrove 1,254
Conservative 1,089 37.0
Conservative 1,039
Conservative 1,036
Liberal 231 7.8
National Front 186 6.3
National Front 178
Liberal 171
National Front 168
Liberal 161
Total votes 35.4%
Registered electors 8,668
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Evelyn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Riddell 1,711 69.7
Labour P. Adams 1,683
Labour N. Taylor 1,648
Conservative 389 15.9
Conservative 385
Conservative 372
National Front 227 9.3
National Front 227
National Front 200
Liberal 127 5.2
Total votes 37.5%
Registered electors 7,178
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Forest Hill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms J. Addison 1,233 51.5
Labour A. Emerson 1,229
Conservative 1,050 43.9
Conservative 1,001
111 4.6
102
Total votes 50.6%
Registered electors 5,040
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Grinling Gibbons (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Townsend 52.5
Labour R. Daltrey
Labour M. Profitt
Conservative 16.9
Total votes 31.5%
Registered electors 7,572
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Grove Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Scott 1,087 50.7
Conservative T. Bickley 1,057 49.3
Labour 1,034
Conservative 1,000
Total votes 47.7%
Registered electors 4,746
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Hither Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Walker 54.1
Labour R. Pepper
Labour A. Hawkins
Conservative 40.2
Conservative
Conservative
National Front 5.7
National Front
National Front
Total votes 43.8%
Registered electors 8,374
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Horniman (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. Bennett 63.4
Conservative Ms L. Agar
Conservative K. Ferguson
Labour 36.6
Labour
Labour
Total votes 45.6%
Registered electors 8,235
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Ladywell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Bickley 54.9
Labour W. Simson
Labour R. White
Conservative 45.1
Conservative
Conservative
Total votes 39.8%
Registered electors 7,806
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Manor Lee (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. James 47.2
Labour N. Reed
Conservative 43.6
Conservative
Total votes 51.9%
Registered electors 6,214
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Marlowe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Rowing 62.8
Labour R. Yeo
Labour T. Agambar
Conservative 18.7
Conservative
Conservative
Total votes 30.2%
Registered electors 6,910
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Pepys (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Perry Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rushey Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
St Andrew (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
St Margaret (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
St Mildred (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sydenham East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sydenham West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whitefoot (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.
  2. ^ http://www.electionscentre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Lewisham-1964-2010.pdf