Elections to Penwith District Council were held for all 34 new seats in 1979, after ward changes the year before.

After the election, the composition of the council was: 28 Independents, 4 Conservatives and 1 Labour. The Liberals and Mebyon Kernow did not win any seats.

Results

Penwith Local Election Result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 28 Decrease9 82.4 73.56 28562
  Conservative 4 Increase4 11.8 12.49 4851
  Labour 1 Steady 2.9 6.36 2469
  Mebyon Kernow 0 Steady 0 4.58 1777
  Liberal Independent 0 Steady 0 1.84 715
  People's Representatives 0 Steady 0 1.17 455
  Liberal 0 Decrease1 0 0.00 0

Ward results

Hayle Gwinear (2 seats)

Hayle (Gwinear)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent T. Laity 810 27.08
Independent E. Philip 707 23.64
Independent M. Reynolds 498 16.65
Mebyon Kernow G. Ansell 417 13.94
Independent R. Leeming 382 12.77
Independent J. Evans 177 5.92
Turnout 73.6%

Hayle Gwithian (3 seats)

Hayle (Gwithian)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent W. Cock 1,270 25.51
Conservative J. Sleeman 1,254 25.19
Conservative D. Bray 857 17.21
Labour J. Ring 559 11.23
Independent F. Ponting 559 11.23
Independent P. Smith 480 9.64
Turnout 74.1%

Lelant & Carbis Bay (2 seats)

Lelant & Carbis Bay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Clarke Macdonald 994 40.21
Conservative R. Elsden 980 39.64
Independent R. Goodwin 498 20.15
Turnout 70.2%

Ludgvan (3 seats)

Ludgvan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent H. Lutey 1,395 26.03
Independent A. Bailey 1,384 25.82
Independent J. Vincent 1072 20.00
Conservative R. Davis 780 14.55
Independent J. Trevenen 729 13.60
Turnout 75.8%

Marazion (1 seat)

Marazion
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent P. Stevens 396 45.00
Independent J. Brooke 202 22.95
Independent S. Gibson 189 21.48
Independent D. Grayson (Liberal Independent) 93 10.57
Turnout 74.4%

Penzance Central (2 seats)

Penzance Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Batten 1,358 41.16
Independent R. Allbright 1,274 38.62
Labour R. Goodwin 667 20.22
Turnout 77.2%

Penzance East (3 seats)

Penzance East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A. Richards 0 0
Independent J. Nicholas 0 0
Independent R. Berryman 0 0
Turnout 0%

See also

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