1979 Derby City Council election[1][2]
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All 44 seats in the Derby City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 26 28
Seats won 26 18
Seat change Steady Decrease10
Popular vote 53,325 51,164
Percentage 47.1% 45.2%

Derby City Council election 1979 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1979 Derby City Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

The 1979 Derby City Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Derby City Council in England.[3] This was on the same day as other local elections. Voting took place across 18 wards, each electing 3 Councillors. The Labour Party gained control of the council from the Conservative Party.

Overall results

1979 Derby City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 26 Steady 59.1 47.1 53,325 Increase6.3
  Conservative 18 Decrease10 40.9 45.2 51,164 Decrease6.5
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 6.4 7,276 Increase0.1
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1,132 1.0 New
  United English National 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 244 Decrease1.0
  Communist 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 49 New
Total 54 113,190

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Tunnicliffe 3,101
Labour M. Walker 2,735
Labour D. McNab 2,714
Conservative K. Marples 2,061
Conservative K. Hutchinson 2,030
Conservative D. Williams 1,937
Independent T. Parker 508
Liberal E. Richards 382
Liberal J. Titterton 362
Liberal L. Wilson 331
Turnout 64.3%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Allestree

Location of Allestree ward
Location of Allestree ward
Allestree[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Thorpe 4,302
Conservative B. Chadwick 4,273
Labour S. Davies 1,419
Labour K. Bloor 1,384
Liberal W. Nuttall 987
Turnout 84.0%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Alvaston

Location of Alvaston ward
Location of Alvaston ward
Alvaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Baker 2,293
Labour G. Sweeting 2,061
Conservative B. Stafford 1,971
Conservative J. McNair 1,771
Turnout 70.1%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Babington

Location of Babington ward
Location of Babington ward
Babington[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Maltby 3,332
Labour W. Matthews 3,268
Labour S. Unwin 2,805
Conservative V. Flint 1,895
Conservative M. Garland 1,836
Conservative T. Hoogerwerf 1,731
Independent K. Johal 624
United English National S. Gibson 244
Turnout 63.5%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Blagreaves

Location of Blagreaves ward
Location of Blagreaves ward
Blagreaves[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M. Grimwood-Taylor 3,430
Conservative F. Murphy 3,276
Labour I. Slater 2,410
Labour P. McLaverty 2,397
Turnout 74.2%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Boulton

Location of Boulton ward
Location of Boulton ward
Boulton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Kennedy 3,321
Labour C. Perkins 3,267
Conservative W. Hughes 2,615
Conservative H. Mrozek 2,424
Turnout 74.6%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Breadsall

Location of Breadsall ward
Location of Breadsall ward
Breadsall[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Ward 3,980
Labour M. Wawman 3,790
Conservative S. Nicols 2,478
Conservative E. Wood 2,354
Turnout 69.9%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Chaddesden

Location of Chaddesden ward
Location of Chaddesden ward
Chaddesden[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Brocklehurst 3,285
Labour G. Summers 3,245
Conservative G. Andrews 3,075
Conservative H. Sephton 2,775
Turnout 72.1%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Chellaston

Location of Chellaston ward
Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Bussell 2,786
Conservative J. Blount 2,646
Labour M. Fuller 2,569
Labour J. Moseley 2,369
Turnout 77.1%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Darley

Location of Darley ward
Location of Darley ward
Darley[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative E. Reid 4,376
Conservative J. Tillett 4,322
Conservative R. Longdon 4,162
Labour T. Wilson 2,155
Labour J. Dolan 2,152
Labour G. Bolton 2,099
Turnout 69.3%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Derwent

Location of Derwent ward
Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Topham 2,975
Labour L. Topham 2,693
Conservative B. Daniels 1,510
Conservative E. Kitchen 1,436
Liberal S. Connolly 735
Liberal S. Cudworth 593
Communist B. Birks 49
Turnout 65.6%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Kingsway

Location of Kingsway ward
Location of Kingsway ward
Kingsway[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Johnson 2,820
Conservative J. Bates 2,712
Labour E. Jones 1,495
Labour J. Anderson 1,391
Liberal B. Benson 1,355
Liberal A. Spendlove 1,306
Turnout 70.9%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Litchurch

Location of Litchurch ward
Location of Litchurch ward
Litchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Newton 3,611
Labour M. Wood 3,333
Conservative A. Northover 1,377
Conservative R. Hyde 1,363
Turnout 52.4%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Littleover

Location of Littleover ward
Location of Littleover ward
Littleover[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Wood 3,453
Conservative L. Shepley 3,431
Labour P. Woodhead 1,420
Labour R. Umney 1,392
Turnout 73.1%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Mackworth

Location of Mackworth ward
Location of Mackworth ward
Mackworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Robinson 3,221
Labour R. Baxter 3,182
Conservative R. Doubleday 1,805
Conservative B. Broxholme 1,651
Liberal L. Taylor 733
Liberal K. Toombs 725
Turnout 73.9%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Mickleover

Location of Mickleover ward
Location of Mickleover ward
Mickleover[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative N. Glen 2,062
Conservative N. Keene 2,060
Liberal A. Smith 1,839
Liberal E. Sharp 1,762
Labour J. Ward 1,140
Labour H. Gorham 1,013
Turnout 78.5%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Normanton

Location of Normanton ward
Location of Normanton ward
Normanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Godfrey 3,148
Labour R. Laxton 2,978
Conservative R. Andjelic 2,124
Conservative R. Oldershaw 2,048
Turnout 68.8%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Osmanton

Location of Osmaston ward
Location of Osmaston ward
Osmanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Carty 3,085
Labour R. Spacey 2,789
Conservative A. Allen 1,336
Conservative H. Parsons 1,261
Turnout 62.0%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Sinfin

Location of Sinfin ward
Location of Sinfin ward
Sinfin[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Bull 2,554
Labour N. Dhindsa 2,150
Conservative J. Keith 2,024
Conservative W. Swinburn 1,902
Turnout 66.4%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Spondon

Location of Spondon ward
Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Scholes 3,664
Conservative D. Kellogg 3,550
Conservative D. Edgar 3,498
Labour R. Collar 2,811
Labour T. Cullerton 2,739
Labour W. Pountain 2,370
Liberal T. Dickenson 1,245
Liberal J. Somerset-Sullivan 735
Turnout 80.8%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1979". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1979. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 16.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Derby City Council Election Results 1979-1995" (PDF). Elections Centre.