1979 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
← 1978 3 May 1979 1980 →

14 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 33 4 5
Seats won 9 4 1
Seats after 32 7 3
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3 Decrease2
Popular vote 17,671 14,155 7,634
Percentage 44.8% 35.9% 19.3%

Harlow UK local election 1979 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1979 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1979 Harlow District Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Election result

1979 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 1 2 Decrease1 64.3 44.8 17,671
  Conservative 4 3 0 Increase3 28.6 35.9 14,155
  Liberal 1 0 2 Decrease2 7.1 19.3 7,634

Ward results

Brays Grove

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Juliff 1,322 51.6%
Conservative M. Ashcroft 850 33.2%
Liberal P. Naylor 389 15.2%
Turnout 76.3%
Labour hold

Great Parndon

Location of Great Parndon ward
Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative E. Hill 1,120 43.1%
Labour C. Cave 1,052 40.5%
Liberal T. Owen 425 16.4%
Turnout 79.0%
Conservative gain from Labour

Katherines With Sumner

Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Katherines With Sumner[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Workman 994 44.9%
Labour J. Lockhart 898 40.6%
Liberal C. Dunham 322 14.5%
Turnout 79.5%
Conservative gain from Liberal

Kingsmoor

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative L. Atkins 1,378 41.2%
Labour A. Jones 1,272 38.0%
Liberal L. Swanton 698 20.8%
Turnout 74.5%
Conservative gain from Labour

Latton Bush

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Bruce 1,506 46.0%
Conservative R. Brown 1,288 39.4%
Liberal I. Richards 478 14.6%
Turnout 78.3%
Labour hold

Little Parndon

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Warner 1,475 44.4%
Conservative E. Atkins 963 29.0%
Liberal P. Ramsay 886 26.7%
Turnout 77.7%
Labour gain from Liberal

Mark Hall North

Location of Mark Hall North ward
Location of Mark Hall North ward
Mark Hall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. McAlpine 901 46.2%
Conservative P. Moulds 740 38.0%
Liberal M. Ramsay 308 15.8%
Turnout 81.4%
Labour hold

Mark Hall South

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Smith 1,507 50.1%
Conservative J. Hawkins 934 31.1%
Liberal J. Mercer 565 18.8%
Turnout 74.4%
Labour hold

Netteswell East

Location of Netteswell East ward
Location of Netteswell East ward
Netteswell East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Garner 1,236 52.1%
Conservative C. Zarzecki 765 32.2%
Liberal D. Eldridge 373 15.7%
Turnout 78.5%
Labour hold

Old Harlow

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Reynolds 1,865 51.0%
Labour S. Firth 1,393 38.1%
Liberal J. Kelly 400 10.9%
Turnout 81.3%
Conservative hold

Passmores

Location of Passmores ward
Location of Passmores ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Didham 1,288 44.2%
Conservative D. Long 1,024 35.2%
Liberal D. Filler 599 20.6%
Turnout 73.7%
Labour hold

Potter Street

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Gibson 1,338 55.5%
Conservative L. Crust 645 26.8%
Liberal S. Ward 426 17.7%
Turnout 77.5%
Labour hold

Stewards

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal J. Hewitt 1,128 39.0%
Labour C. Cackett 1,021 35.3%
Conservative L. Atkins 742 25.7%
Turnout 74.9%
Liberal hold

Tye Green

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Danvers 1,462 49.6%
Conservative E. Gibson 847 28.8%
Liberal J. Wilson 637 21.6%
Turnout 76.0%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1979". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Harlow District Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.