The 1978 Newham London Borough Council election for the Newham London Borough Council were held on 4 May 1978. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 26.8%. The Liberal Party didn't stand in the elections. The Labour Party held onto its overwhelmingly majority.

Election result

Newham Local Election Result 1978[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 57 6 0 +6 62.5
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 18.0
  Other parties 3 0 6 -6 19.5

Background

A total of 161 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 24 wards. Candidates included a full slate from the Labour party, whilst the Conservative party ran 33 candidates. Other candidates included 48 Residents & Ratepayers, 1 Communist and 16 National Front.

Results by ward

Beckton

Beckton (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Herbert A. Taylor 1,215 82.2 -9.0
Labour Derek A. Whitbread 1,132 N/A
National Front David W. Newman 178 12.0 N/A
National Front Frederick R. Adams 144 N/A
Residents Ruth L. Lawrence 85 5.8 N/A
Residents Gladys E. Potter 79 N/A
Turnout 28.6 +9.2
Registered electors 5,529
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bemersyde

Bemersyde (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Bauckham 1,009 75.6 +4.7
Labour William Dunlop 903 N/A
Residents Joan W. F. Vine 326 24.4 N/A
Residents Clarice I. Youngman 313 N/A
Turnout 26.6 +0.8
Registered electors 5,297
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canning Town & Grange

Canning Town & Grange (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack A. Hart 1,563 78.3 +2.9
Labour Michael G. Mecham 1,398 N/A
National Front Maurice L. Baker 222 11.1 -13.5
Residents Patricia M. Parr 212 10.6 N/A
Residents Brenda A. Lineker 187 N/A
Turnout 29.4 +12.8
Registered electors 6,840
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Castle

Castle (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret D. Brown 1,092 54.7 +14.1
Labour Herbert G. Simpson 1,040 N/A
Residents Alfred W. King 905 45.3 -14.1
Residents Sylvia M. L. Jones 895 N/A
Turnout 25.2 +10.4
Registered electors 6,151
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

Central

Central (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sidney A. Elson 1,305 62.0 +5.6
Labour Henry E. L. Ronan 1,098 N/A
Residents Margaret B. Layton 598 28.4 -12.2
Residents Herbert H. Martin 573 N/A
National Front Diane J. Bell 202 9.6 N/A
National Front Gloria Kestla 171 N/A
Turnout 35.9 +12.9
Registered electors 6,232
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Custom House & Silvertown

Custom House & Silvertown (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William A. Chapman 1,370 83.0 +9.2
Labour Julia C. I. Garfield 1,275 N/A
Labour Thomas A. Jenkinson 1,186 N/A
Residents Irene D. King 281 17.0 N/A
Residents Leslie L. Pridham 239 N/A
Residents Ronald Youngman 223 N/A
Turnout 23.4 +4.8
Registered electors 8,326
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Forest Gate

Forest Gate (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Hopwood 1,469 58.3 -1.8
Labour Kevin R. Mansell 1,383 N/A
Labour Marjorie E. Helps 1,242 N/A
Conservative David A. Amess 957 38.0 +14.2
Conservative Emily J. Short 838 N/A
Conservative Luigi Peluso 820 N/A
Residents Edward A. Fisher 92 3.7 N/A
Residents Dorothy Collier 87 N/A
Residents Gladys L. Bendall 86 N/A
Turnout 28.7 +6.1
Registered electors 9,290
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Greatfield

Greatfield (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Herbert Castle 1,759 46.6 -9.6
Residents Edwin G. Ray 1,685 N/A
Residents Lesley Hall 1,634 N/A
Labour Paul J. Charman 1,171 31.0 -2.3
Labour James W. Middleton 1,091 N/A
Labour Louis G. Fox 1,086 N/A
Conservative William G. Bell 846 22.4 +11.9
Conservative David C. Moor 731 N/A
Conservative Joseph T. Smith 730 N/A
Turnout 41.6 +10.5
Registered electors 9,188
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Hudsons

Hudsons (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick J. Dance 1,261 61.0 -10.9
Labour Frederick C. Jones 1,234 N/A
Labour Harold E. Fitzsimons 1,185 N/A
Conservative Edward J. Oakes 416 20.1 N/A
Conservative Ethel A. Gibbons 384 N/A
Conservative Doris C. Neville 373 N/A
Residents Benjamin J. Davis 217 10.5 N/A
National Front Sydney H. Palmer 172 8.3 -19.8
Residents Joan E. Lakey 69 N/A
Residents Edward J. Oakes 60 N/A
Turnout 26.6 -3.8
Registered electors 8,194
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth C. Massey 1,387 54.8 +1.3
Labour John J. Plant 1,277 N/A
Residents Eric A. R. Lonsdale 1,078 42.6 -3.9
Residents David A. Williams 1,052 N/A
Communist John G. Grahl 67 2.6 N/A
Turnout 44.1 +13.7
Registered electors 6,245
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

Little Ilford

Little Ilford (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William H. Brown 1,328 66.7 +5.5
Labour Yvonne P. Clayden 1,317 N/A
Labour John A. Kemp 1,268 N/A
Residents Nicholas J. Biggadike 568 28.5 +1.6
Residents John P. Davis 529 N/A
Residents James D. Smith 482 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Michael A. Probin 96 4.8 N/A
Turnout 19.1 +8.8
Registered electors 8,532
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Manor Park

Manor Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher J. Palme 1,667 53.1 -4.3
Labour Mildred A. Schofield 1,613 N/A
Labour Amarjit Singh 1,567 N/A
Conservative Henry J. F. Prendergast 1,224 39.0 +9.3
Conservative Cyril A. Rugg 1,146 N/A
Conservative Michael J. Trebess 1,095 N/A
National Front William J. Roberts 246 7.8 N/A
National Front Donald S. Simons 233 N/A
National Front Alan Pooley 221 N/A
Turnout 37.8 +14.0
Registered electors 9,162
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Monega

Monega (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian N. P. Hall 1,268 55.6 N/A
Labour Frederick E. York 1,160 N/A
National Front Michael R. Morris 350 15.3 N/A
Conservative Judith A. Warner 348 15.3 N/A
Residents George V. S. Nottage 315 13.8 N/A
Conservative Ahmed E. Oomerjee 273 N/A
Residents Edward T. Jones 173 N/A
National Front Timothy S. Bennett 155 N/A
Turnout 36.4 N/A
Registered electors 5,830
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

New Town

New Town (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret P. Olley 943 67.8 N/A
Labour Ernest A. Stanton 919 N/A
Conservative Barry W. Roberts 403 29.0 N/A
Conservative William J. Button 388 N/A
Residents Frederick Fletcher 44 3.2 N/A
Residents Simon V. McDonald 42 N/A
Turnout 28.0 N/A
Registered electors 5,369
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ordnance

Ordnance (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David J. Brand 924 84.8 +9.1
Labour Charles A. Flemwell 816 N/A
Residents Francis C. Nicholson 166 15.2 N/A
Residents Christopher E. Parr 130 N/A
Turnout 22.7 N/A
Registered electors 5,093
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Park

Park (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Howlett 1,369 65.4 N/A
Labour James G. Newstead 1,331 N/A
Labour Sidney H. Smith 1,319 N/A
Conservative Gerard Eldridge 723 34.6 N/A
Conservative Bernard Brick 663 N/A
Conservative Roger M. Barker-Green 633 N/A
Turnout 25.4 N/A
Registered electors 9,221
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plaistow

Plaistow (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur F. G. Edwards 1,177 61.2 -3.6
Labour Michael Allum 1,149 N/A
Labour John J. Haggerty 1,110 N/A
Residents Michael L. Finch 745 38.8 +3.6
Residents Stanley Vine 524 N/A
Residents Eleanor G. Walker 515 N/A
Turnout 27.5 +4.7
Registered electors 7,820
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plashet

Plashet (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Watts 1,994 75.2 -10.5
Labour Arthur F. Wilson 1,900 N/A
Labour Ernest Billups 1,794 N/A
Conservative Ronald T. Hunt 658 24.8 +10.5
Conservative David R. Ratcliffe 607 N/A
Conservative Dennis F. Privett 602 N/A
Turnout 32.0 +9.8
Registered electors 9,371
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Stephens

St Stephens (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Nolan 1,362 57.9 +9.6
Labour Kenneth Palmer 793 N/A
Residents Sylvia V. King 991 42.1 -9.6
Residents Rhona J. Smith 865 N/A
Turnout 40.4 +11.1
Registered electors 6,095
Labour gain from Residents Swing
Labour gain from Residents Swing

South

South (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph C. Taylor 1,206 55.5 -16.0
Labour Edward Daly 1,191 N/A
Labour Margaret E. Philpott 1,126 N/A
Conservative Deryn J. Buckley 649 29.9 +14.5
Conservative Frederick G. Turner 641 N/A
Conservative Robert F. Williams 615 N/A
National Front Brian W. Metz 200 9.2 -3.9
Residents Donald Bird 119 5.5 N/A
Residents David E. Reader 112 N/A
Residents John E.J. Major 95 N/A
Turnout 29.5 +8.7
Registered electors 7,972
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Stratford

Stratford (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James C. Goldsmith 951 69.9 N/A
Labour Raymond J. Lloyd 944 N/A
Conservative Michael J. Bevis 271 19.9 N/A
Conservative Anthony Crighton 266 N/A
National Front Ronald Bock 102 7.5 N/A
Residents Sheila D. Fisher 36 2.6 N/A
Residents Elsa A. Fletcher 27 N/A
Turnout 24.9 N/A
Registered electors 5,830
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Upton

Upton (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John R. Clow 1,856 73.1 +15.9
Labour David A. Gilles 1,762 N/A
Labour Liam A. Williams 1,761 N/A
Conservative Brian S. Blanchard 683 26.9 +7.9
Conservative Richard C. Strauss 662 N/A
Conservative Hasmukh I. Patel 647 N/A
Turnout 30.6 +10.6
Registered electors 9,370
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Wall End

Wall End (3)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Herbert T. Philpott 1,526 48.6 -5.1
Labour Timothy M. O'Connor 1,461 N/A
Labour John Clark 1,395 N/A
Conservative P. J. Sutton 890 14.8 +13.5
Conservative Donald MacIver 802 N/A
Conservative Angela M. Wotherspoon 723 N/A
Residents Frederick Bates 484 15.4 -16.0
Residents Joseph B. Gilchrist 476 N/A
Residents Harry Storer 438 N/A
National Front John Tucker 240 7.6 N/A
Turnout 36.4 +13.5
Registered electors 9,028
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Ham

West Ham (2)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred T. Dickerson 1,079 68.5 N/A
Labour Peter J. Undrill 1,006 N/A
Conservative Betty J. Hunt 255 16.2 N/A
Conservative Louise C. Short 246 N/A
National Front Carol A. Armond 187 11.9 N/A
National Front Raymond Carne 176 N/A
Residents Annie L. Lewis 55 3.5 N/A
Residents Jacqueline Lawther 40 N/A
Turnout 24.9 N/A
Registered electors 6,775
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1978 and 1982

Central

Central by-election, 8 November 1979[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher J. McLoughlin 872 48.7 -13.3
Liberal David J. Corney 574 32.0 N/A
Conservative Donald MacIver 162 9.0 N/A
Residents Herbert H. Martin 155 8.7 -19.7
Socialist Current Organisation Margaret R. Boukerou 28 1.6 N/A
Majority 298 16.7 N/A
Turnout 28.4 -7.5
Registered electors 6,349
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Henry E. L. Ronan.

South

South by-election, 8 November 1979[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leonard D. Manley 792 58.6 +3.1
Residents Francis C. Nicholson 233 17.2 +11.7
Conservative Cedric A. Day 197 15.1 -14.8
Independent Socialist David T. Grainger 79 6.1 N/A
National Front Carol A. Armond 50 3.8 -5.4
Majority 559 41.4 N/A
Turnout 17.6 -11.9
Registered electors 7,674
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Joseph C. Taylor.

Castle

Castle by-election, 27 March 1980[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John A. McAulay 956 57.7 +3.0
Residents Alfred W. R. King 553 33.4 -11.9
Conservative Peter J. Doe 147 8.9 N/A
Majority 403 24.3 N/A
Turnout 25.6 +0.4
Registered electors 6,501
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Herbert G. Simpson.

Central

Central by-election, 15 May 1980[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Mattingly 1,050 50.8 -11.2
Liberal David J. Corney 815 39.3 N/A
Residents Francis C. Nicholson 123 5.9 -22.5
Conservative Donald MacIver 83 4.0 N/A
Majority 235 11.5 N/A
Turnout 33.2 -2.7
Registered electors 6,247
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Sidney A. Elson.

Wall End

Wall End by-election, 15 May 1980[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah J. Reeves 1,282 61.2 +12.6
Conservative Damian P. J. Sutton 451 21.5 +6.7
Residents Stanley Vine 209 10.0 -5.4
Liberal Christopher M. Hill 153 7.3 N/A
Majority 831 39.7 N/A
Turnout 24.1 -5.4
Registered electors 8,722
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. John Clark.

References

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