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Elections to Langbaurgh Borough Council took place on 3 May 1979. The election took place on the same day as the 1979 UK General Election and the whole council was up for election. The Labour Party won most seats and took over control of the council from the Conservative Party.[1]

Election result

Langbaurgh Borough Council local election result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 32 13 0 +13 53.3% 45.8% 78,273 +43,810
  Conservative 22 1 12 -11 36.7% 45.4% 77,543 +29,225
  Independent 6 0 2 -2 10.0% 7.7% 13,235 +2,528
  Liberal 0 n/a n/a 1.1% 1,801 +734

Ward Results

Bankside

Bankside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Thompson 1,161 65.6% +10.5%
Labour R Haining 1,106
Conservative H Fenwick 608 34.4% -10.5%
Conservative H Johnson 545

Belmont

Belmont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P Hopwood 2,236 57.7% -14.4%
Conservative B Lythgoe 2,511
Labour K Pitchford 1,861 42.3% +14.4%
Labour H Tout 1,598

Brotton

Brotton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Barton 1,315 44.2% -5.8%
Labour A Barton 1,267
Conservative J Askew 1,254 42.2% -7.8%
Conservative M Grant 939
Liberal C Watts 405 13.6% +13.6%
Liberal L Wilkinson 248

Church Lane

Church Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Hodgson 1,954 83.4% +11.4%
Labour W Herlingshaw 1,905
Conservative G McPherson 390 16.6% -11.4%
Conservative W Slegg 361

Coatham

Coatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J White 1,018 36.7% -2%
Conservative J Dyball 925 33.4% -9.5%
Conservative R Hall 919
Labour M Dowling 830 29.9% +11.5%

Dormanstown

Dormanstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Collins 2,948 53.3% -4.2%
Labour A Taylor 2,386
Labour R Jones 2,364
Conservative A Horner 1,362 24.6% +24.6%
Independent D Kelsey 1,223 22.1% -20.4%

Eston

Eston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I Cole 2,288 67.3% +16.9%
Labour M Learman 2,189
Labour A Harvison 2,082
Conservative D A'Court 1,111 32.7% -16.9%
Conservative R A'Court 1,058
Conservative M Curry 1,035

Grangetown

Grangetown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Harford 2,080 85.3% +14.4%
Labour S Tombe 1,892
Conservative A Soakell 358 -14.7% -14.4%
Conservative R McLay 354

Guisborough

Guisborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W Richardson 1,873 54% +9.5%
Conservative M Hopwood 1,767
Conservative J Gaskin 1,651
Labour F Christie 1,593 46% +10.5%
Labour G Houston 1,517
Labour J Marvell 1,431

Hutton

Hutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Bradley 1,786 81.9% +10.6%
Labour P Trainor 394 18.1% -2%

Kirkleatham

Kirkleatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Taylor 2,153 56.2% +5.7%
Labour R Roberts 2,122
Labour K Nilan 2,080
Conservative S Hall 1,681 43.8% -5.7%
Conservative R Day 1,623
Conservative D Horner 1,603

Lockwood

Lockwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Kay 1,167 53.1% -5.1%
Conservative C Watson 1,032 46.9% +5.1%
Conservative E Carter 984

Loftus

Loftus
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J Theobold 2,530 42.9% +1.9%
Labour B Scott 2,033 36% +5%
Labour N Lantsbery 1,718
Conservative C Ellerby 1,079 19.1% -7.1%

Longbeck

Longbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E Mann 2,405 50% +16.1%
Labour G Houchen 2,401 50% +16.5%
Conservative N Cooney 2,199
Conservative G Lawrenson 2,085
Labour M Lambert 1,674
Labour M Jones 1,634

Newcomen

Newcomen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W Dagg 1,436 43% +17.7%
Labour A Mills 1,352
Conservative D Jessop 1,155 34.6% +6.4%
Conservative S Birt 1,010
Independent J Preston 748 22.4% -10.2%

Normanby

Normanby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Moore 1,766 59.1% -13.7%
Conservative A Wright 1,396
Labour J Briggs 1,222 40.9% +13.7%

Ormesby

Ormesby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Fagan 1,548 63.7% -14.1%
Conservative P Zoryk 1,475
Labour R Lewis 881 36.3% +14.1%

Overfields

Overfields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Sickling 1,866 65.6% +15.2%
Labour W Towers 1,559
Conservative A Fagan 977 34.4% -15.2%
Conservative D Adamson 958

Redcar

Redcar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent G Smith 1,527 37% -18.2%
Conservative N Richards 1,517 36.8% +3.5%
Conservative A Kidd 1,511
Labour J Coombs 1,082 26.2% +14.6%

Saltburn

Saltburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Collins 2,428 37.4% -21%
Independent A Atterton 2,009 48.8% +7.2%
Conservative P Clark 1,469
Conservative D Frizelle 1,228
Independent J Fulcher 1,166
Labour D Walsh 894 13.8% +13.8%

Skelton

Skelton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L Douglass 2,312 53.2% -6.5%
Conservative W Hill 2,146
Labour I Johnson 2,035 46.8% +6.5%
Conservative J Mussett 1,533
Labour K Price 1,295

Skinningrove

Skinningrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Tough 633 59.9% +21.4%
Conservative C Simmons 423 40.1% +40.1%

South Bank

South Bank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Seed 1,850 68.2% +25.1%
Labour C Christie 1,641
Conservative T Robinson 862 35.8% -4%
Conservative J Myrddin-Baker 857

St. Germains

St. Germains
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent K Barker 1,915 42.4% +1.7%
Conservative R Lawrenson 1,326 29.3% -2%
Labour J Wiggins 1,279 28.3% +0.2%
Conservative D Halliday 1,240

Teesville

Teesville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H York 2,259 56.9% +19.3%
Labour I Hewitson 2,259
Labour M McCormack 2,135
Conservative J Robinson 1,714 43.1% -19.3%
Conservative L Shepherd 1,600
Conservative J Soakell 1,590

West Dyke

West Dyke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Gwenlan 1,951 31.7% -13.2%
Conservative D Lane 1,929
Independent D Bell 1,847 30.1% -10.5%
Conservative F Walker 1,588
Labour J Curry 1,200 19.5% +5%
Liberal S Wilson 1,148 18.7% +18.7%

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