1978 London local elections
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All 1,908 on all 32 London boroughs
Turnout42.9% (Increase6.6%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Margaret Thatcher James Callaghan David Steel
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Leader since 11 February 1975 5 April 1976 7 July 1976
Popular vote 1,037,894 833,526 150,298
Percentage 48.7% 39.1% 7.1%
Swing Increase7.9% Decrease2.8% Decrease6.0%
Councils 17 14 0
Councils +/– Increase4 Decrease4 Steady
Councillors 960 882 30
Councillors +/– Increase247 Decrease208 Increase3

Results by Borough in 1978.

Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 4 May 1978. Ward changes took place in every borough (except Enfield) which increased the total number of councillors by 41 from 1,867 to 1,908.

All London borough council seats were up for election. The previous Borough elections in London were in 1974.[1]

Results summary

Party[2] Votes won % votes Change Seats % seats Change Councils Change
Conservative 1,037,894 48.7 +7.9 960 50.3 +247 17 +4
Labour 833,526 39.1 -2.8 882 46.2 -208 14 -4
Liberal 150,298 7.1 -6.0 30 1.6 +3 0 ±0
Others 108,144 5.1 +0.9 36 1.9 -1 0 ±0
No overall control n/a n/a ±0 n/a n/a n/a 1 ±0

Council results

Council Previous control Result Details
Barking Labour Labour Details
Barnet Conservative Conservative Details
Bexley Conservative Conservative Details
Brent Labour Labour Details
Bromley Conservative Conservative Details
Camden Labour Labour Details
Croydon Conservative Conservative Details
Ealing Labour Conservative Details
Enfield Conservative Conservative Details
Greenwich Labour Labour Details
Hackney Labour Labour Details
Hammersmith Labour No overall control Details
Haringey Labour Labour Details
Harrow Conservative Conservative Details
Havering No overall control Conservative Details
Hillingdon Labour Conservative Details
Hounslow Labour Labour Details
Islington Labour Labour Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Details
Kingston upon Thames Conservative Conservative Details
Lambeth Labour Labour Details
Lewisham Labour Labour Details
Merton Conservative Conservative Details
Newham Labour Labour Details
Redbridge Conservative Conservative Details
Richmond upon Thames Conservative Conservative Details
Southwark Labour Labour Details
Sutton Conservative Conservative Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour Details
Waltham Forest Labour Labour Details
Wandsworth Labour Conservative Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative Details

Overall councillor numbers

London local elections 1978

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Gain/loss
  Conservative 960 +247
  Labour 882 -208
  Liberal 30 +3
  Others 36 -1

Borough result maps

References

  1. ^ Minors, Michael; Grenham, Dennis. "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). Demographic and Statistical Studies. London Research Centre. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Year Tables". electionscentre.co.uk. 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 4 May 1978" (PDF). londondatastore-upload.s3.amazonaws.com. 1978.