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Following the merger of several Urban District Councils (Rishton, Gt Harwood, Accrington, Church, Oswaldtwsitle) and the Parish of Altham there followed ward boundary changes to equalise the seats. 1979 was the first election on the new boundaries with an all out election.[1]

Results

Hyndburn Local Election Result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 19 40.4% 46.6% 51,823
  Conservative 28 28 55.0% 49.1% 54,578
  Liberal 2.4% 2,724
  National Front 0.5% 593
  Independent 1.0% 1,067
  Communist 0.1% 87
  Spoilt 0.4% 392
  Totals 47 63.5% 111,264
Ward 1979 3rd 1979 2nd 1979 1st
Next Up 1980 1981 1982
Altham Parish Con - -
Barnfield Con Lab Lab
Baxenden Con Con Con
Central Lab Lab Lab
Church Lab Lab Lab
Clayton Con Con Con
Huncoat Con Lab Con
Immanuel Lab Con Con
Milnshaw Con Con Con
Netherton Lab Lab Lab
Overton Con Con Con
Peel Lab Lab Con
Rishton Eachill Con - Con
Rishton Norden Con Lab -
Spring Hill Lab Lab Lab
St Andrews Con Con Con
St Oswalds Con Con Con
Council (Lab) 5 8 6
Council (Con) 12 7 9

By ward

Altham Parish- electorate 1,073
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. Lowe Uncontested
Conservative hold Swing
Barnfield- electorate 3,013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Elizabeth Sudders
Labour Dave Walter Keeley
Conservative unknown
National Front
... spoilt votes 16 ...
Majority
Turnout 61.1%
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Baxenden- electorate 3,463
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Maudsley
Conservative Eddie Craig
Conservative unknown
Liberal
... spoilt votes 22 ...
Majority
Turnout 70.5%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Central- electorate 4,144
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Whitham
Labour Ken Curtis
Labour unknown
Conservative
National Front
... spoilt votes 41 ...
Majority
Turnout 55.9%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Church- electorate 4,857
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Grime
Labour Len Dickenson
Labour unknown
Conservative
National Front
... spoilt votes 22 ...
Majority
Turnout 65.0%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Clayton-le-Moors - electorate 4,135
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative JS Arkwright
Conservative Jennie Jackson
Conservative unknown
Labour
... spoilt votes 21 ...
Majority
Turnout 68.7%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Huncoat - electorate 2,772
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Bramley Haworth
Labour Doris Grant
Conservative ?
Labour ?
... spoilt votes 16 ...
Majority
Turnout 59.8%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Immanuel - electorate 3,351
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M Barrett
Conservative Monica Margaret Browning
Labour unknown
Conservative
... spoilt votes 41 ...
Majority
Turnout 66.0%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Milnshaw - electorate 4,152
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Duckworth
Conservative Herbert Taylor
Conservative Unknown
Labour
... spoilt votes 33 ...
Majority
Turnout 61.6%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Netherton - electorate 3,709
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Slynn
Labour Michael Hindley
Labour unknown
Conservative
... spoilt votes 19 ...
Majority
Turnout 72.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Overton - electorate 4,519
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jessie Marie Hall
Conservative William Birch Sumner
Conservative unknown
Labour
... spoilt votes 34 ...
Majority
Turnout 70.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Peel - electorate 3,996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Dawson
Labour John Culshaw
Conservative Alice Owens
Labour
... spoilt votes 47 ...
Majority
Turnout 62.3%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Rishton Eachill - electorate 2,090
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald John McNeil
Conservative unknown
Labour
Liberal
... spoilt votes 14 ...
Majority
Turnout 49.8%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Rishton Norden- electorate 2,574
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Critchlow
Conservative unknown
Labour
Conservative
... spoilt votes 17 ...
Majority
Turnout 49.8%
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Spring Hill - electorate 4,131
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Dillon
Labour D McGrath
Labour Unknown
Conservative
Liberal
Communist
Independent
... spoilt votes 24 ...
Majority
Turnout 56.9%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St. Andrew's - electorate 3,239
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J K Hargreaves
Conservative Clifford Walsh'
Conservative unknown
Labour
... spoilt votes 9 ...
Majority
Turnout 65.5%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Oswald's - electorate 4,085
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward (Ted) Francis Hill
Conservative Thomas Wilfred Renshaw
Conservative unknown
Labour
... spoilt votes 16 ...
Majority
Turnout 68.7%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Hyndburn Council election records". Hyndburn Council election records. May 1979.