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The Broxbourne Council election, 1979 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council - the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

Composition of expiring seats before election

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1976 J E Ball Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1976 M Franklin Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1976 L C Parker Yes
Cheshunt North Conservative 1976 D Moody Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1976 J G E Swannell Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 1976 J M Sanderson Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1976 G C B Walker Yes
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 1976 K A Sandison No
Rosedale Conservative 1976 R J Donoghue No
Rye Park Labour 1976 J H Davis Yes
Theobalds Conservative 1976 G F Ebeling Yes
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1976 D Forbes-Buckingham Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1976 M Oliver No
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1976 O G Alderman Yes

Election results

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 0 0 0 85.71 58.44 24,568
  Labour 2 0 0 0 14.29 34.29 14,413
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.29 2,224
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.98 833

Results summary

An election was held in 14 wards on 3 May 1979.

No seats changes hands at this election

The political balance of the council following this election was:

Ward results

Broxbourne Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joyce Ball 2,945 75.44
Labour Julian Batsleer 829 21.23
National Front Eric Hare 130 3.33
Majority 2,116
Turnout 3,904 80.4
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Franklin 1,686 47.75
Labour Chris Robbins 1,678 47.52
National Front Timothy Dyer 167 4.73
Majority 8
Turnout 3,531 74.20
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Parker 1,948 67.99
Labour Leslie Goodrum 917 32.01
Majority 1,031
Turnout 2,865 80.30
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Doris Moody 1,794 51.41
Labour Deirdre Welsh 1,075 30.80
Liberal Laurence Talbot 467 13.38
National Front Paul Heard 154 4.41
Majority 719
Turnout 3,490 76.80
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Swannell 2,169 64.94
Labour Michael Crane 1,015 30.39
National Front Frederick Venables 156 4.67
Majority 1,154
Turnout 3,340 80.80
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Sanderson 1,974 78.40
Labour Pat Whittheard 544 21.60
Majority 1,430
Turnout 2,518 81.10
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Walker 2,258 59.45
Labour Tony Pusey 841 22.14
Liberal Pam Armfield 699 18.41
Majority 1,559
Turnout 3,798 83.80
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Scott 2,235 66.03
Labour Jack Warner 1,150 33.97
Majority 1,085
Turnout 3,385 76.10
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Wright 624 50.32
Labour Jack Lucas 556 44.84
National Front Ramon Johns 60 4.84
Majority 68
Turnout 1,240 78.20
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Davis 1,479 44.52
Conservative Nigel Cayne 1,328 39.98
Liberal Julian Gould 515 15.50
Majority 151
Turnout 3,322 77.10
Labour hold Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Ebeling 1,991 64.90
Labour Joan Saggs 1,077 35.10
Majority 914
Turnout 3,068 76.60
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Forbes-Buckingham 1,282 54.81
Labour Ernie Carter 1,057 45.19
Majority 225
Turnout 2,339 74.60
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daisy Cunningham 1,554 53.48
Conservative Amy Testro 1,186 40.81
National Front Roger Bailey 166 5.71
Majority 368
Turnout 2,906 71.10
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Alderman 1,148 49.23
Labour Jim Emslie 641 27.49
Liberal Barbara Wade 543 23.28
Majority 507
Turnout 2,332 72.80
Conservative hold Swing

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