Elections to Tower Hamlets London Borough Council were held on 4 May 1978. Following boundary changes, the whole council was up for election. Turnout was 28.3%.

Election result

Tower Hamlets Local Election Result 1978[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 43 64.3
  Liberal 7 10.8
  Conservative 0 9.5

Results

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Blackwall (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Kelly 742
Labour Arthur Sanders 663
Conservative Lindsey Rowley 151
Conservative Selwyn Williams 132
National Front George Davis 108
National Front Beverley Matthews 97
Majority
Turnout 4,947 20.9
Bow (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Gray 656
Liberal Ronald Lebar 635
Liberal Gwendoline Lee 632
Labour Thomas Crudgington 560
Labour Hetty Hawksbee 553
Labour Deirdre Wood 525
Conservative John Livingstone 129
Conservative Linda Archibald 111
Conservative Tania Mason 108
National Front Richard Cribb 99
National Front Albert Buttery 98
National Front Ernest Bale 88
Majority
Turnout 4,568 33.7
Bromley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Guy 1,129
Labour Arthur Downes 1,119
Labour James Morris 1,055
Conservative Malcolm Goldberg 275
Conservative Doris Young 229
National Front Kevin Jones 177
National Front Stanley Muzzlewhite 149
National Front Tina Rowe 141
Majority
Turnout 6,166 27.3
East India (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Beasley 1,032
Labour Patricia Thompson 989
National Front Iris Berry 191
Conservative Raymond Hatter 185
National Front Raymond Underwood 152
Majority
Turnout 5,012 30.1
Grove (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Eric Flounders 933
Liberal Irene Seabrook 850
Labour James Brooke 584
Labour Albert Snooks 554
Conservative Caroline Evans 141
National Front Edwin Smith 90
National Front James Buttery 89
Majority
Turnout 4,451 39.5
Holy Trinity (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph O'Connor 1,051
Labour George Negus 1,036
Labour George Wall 974
Conservative Barbara Perrott 351
Conservative William McCrossan 336
National Front Irene Underwood 254
National Front Michael Rowe 230
National Front George Williams 207
Majority
Turnout 6,819 25.8
Lansbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Desmond 1,120
Labour Alfred Hegarty 1,080
Labour Reginald Beer 1,078
Conservative Herbert Cook 283
Conservative Edith Goymer 260
National Front Stephen Colville 225
National Front Margaret Rowe 199
Majority
Turnout 6,295 27.4
Limehouse (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Riley 1,101
Labour John O'Neill 1,093
Labour Dennis Twomey 1,003
Conservative Terence Poole 285
National Front Victor Clark 221
National Front John Tear 200
National Front Terence Rowe 191
Communist Anita Halpin 93
Majority
Turnout 7,147 24.0
Millwall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Allen 1,116
Labour William Kilgour 979
Labour William Hickin 963
Conservative Kenneth Hollands 297
National Front Kevin Griffin 236
National Front Peter Edwards 224
National Front Donald Williams 170
Turnout 7,144 24.4
Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Brian Williams 1,174
Liberal Brenda Collins 1,117
Labour Thomas Beningfield 399
Labour Edmund Winterflood 357
National Front Thomas Matthews 128
National Front Rosina Muzzlewhite 122
Majority
Turnout 4,638 38.6
Redcoat (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Durrell 958
Labour George Chaney 950
Conservative Mary Firmin 315
National Front Terence Godden 144
National Front Mary Matthews 125
Communist Daniel Lyons 72
Majority
Turnout 5,338 28.6
St. Dunstan's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Dorrell 1,087
Labour Benjamin Holmes 1,060
Labour Emmanuel Penner 980
Conservative Janet Beater 360
National Front Robert Bargery 200
National Front Sylvia Bale 163
Communist Frank Whipple 117
Workers Revolutionary Bridget Leach 98
Majority
Turnout 6,698 27.0
St. James' (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Browne 691
Labour Hannah Morsman 660
Conservative Ernest Hartley 301
Conservative Elizabeth Hartley 295
National Front Peter Beresford 233
National Front Frederick Nail 228
Majority
Turnout 4,922 26.6
St. Katharine's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert McFarlane 1,001
Labour Gerald Simons 955
Labour Rachel Perkins 952
East London People's Alliance Maureen Davies 307
East London People's Alliance Michael Jempson 287
Conservative John Ranelagh 243
Communist Kevin Halpin 142
National Front John Muzzlewhite 108
Independent Liberal Peter Lear 98
Majority
Turnout 6,166 27.8
St. Mary's (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Ashkettle 1,083
Labour Barnett Saunders 1,027
Conservative Brenda Epstein 378
Communist Max Levitas 313
Conservative Edna Hill 251
National Front John Gibbons 56
National Front Terence Jellis 52
Majority
Turnout 5,351 31.7
St. Peter's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Jacob 1,109
Labour Beatrice Orwell 1,063
Labour Edwin Walker 1,050
Conservative Patrick Holmes 431
National Front Albert Mariner 401
National Front George Newman 376
Communist Hugh McAlpine 121
Majority
Turnout 7,809 25.3
Shadwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Mudd 1,101
Labour Eva Armsby 1,094
Labour Jeremiah Long 1,038
East London People's Alliance John Quarrell 287
Conservative Anthony Spiterie 266
Conservative Alan Minnerthey 254
National Front Thomas Underwood 155
Limehouse and Ratcliffe Road Action Group Christopher Idle 149
Limehouse and Ratcliffe Road Action Group John Chesshyre 146
Communist Albert Common 92
Majority
Turnout 6,059 30.9
Spitalfields (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Harris 950
Labour Annie Elboz 941
Labour Geoffrey White 835
Socialist Unity Hilda Kean 377
Socialist Workers Colin Knowles 325
Socialist Unity Dave Lawrence 318
Conservative William Dove 163
East London People's Alliance John Fresco 145
East London People's Alliance Phyllis Barber 125
National Front Albert Bennett 87
Majority
Turnout 6,273 28.5
Weavers (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lillian Crook 748
Labour Charles Main 735
Labour Arthur Praag 690
Liberal Paul Robbins 573
Liberal Carol McLeod 555
Liberal Henry Stallman 510
Conservative Jonathan Fairhurst 231
National Front Roy Newman 216
National Front Terence Courtney 214
National Front Brian Gilbert 213
Majority
Turnout 6,609 28.5

References

  1. ^ London Borough Council Elections, 4 May 1978. London: Director-General's Office, Greater London Council. 1978.
  2. ^ London Borough Council Elections, 4 May 1978. London: Director-General's Office, Greater London Council. 1978.