1979 Plymouth City Council election[1]
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All 60 seats in the Plymouth City Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout73.1%
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Labour Ind. Conservative
Last election 39 seats, 51.9% 27 seats, 39.6% 39 seats, 51.9%
Seats won 33 26 1
Seat change Decrease6 Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 63,524 52,360 4,751
Percentage 49.9% 41.1% 3.7%
Swing Decrease2.0% Increase1.5% New

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

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 1979 Plymouth City Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. It was the first election to be held under new ward boundaries.[2] The Conservative Party retained control of the council, which it had held since its creation in 1973.[1]

Overall results

1979 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 33 n/a n/a n/a 55.0 49.9 63,524 Decrease2.0
  Labour 26 n/a n/a n/a 43.3 41.1 52,360 Increase1.5
  Liberal 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.7 3.5 4,465 Decrease0.7
  National Front 0 n/a n/a n/a 0.0 1.8 2,438 New
  Ind. Conservative 1 n/a n/a n/a 0.0 3.7 4,751 New
Total 60 127,384

Ward results

Budshead (3 seats)

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour T. Keast 3,741
Labour E. Thomas 3,720
Labour R. Simmonds 3,598
Conservative H. Hughes 2,271
Conservative D. Macmillan 2,049
Conservative B. Yardley 2,003
Turnout 66.6%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Compton (3 seats)

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Creber 4,466
Conservative R. Ray 4,299
Conservative F. Milligan 4,292
Labour B. Sabel 1,457
Labour P. Lovell 1,450
Labour P. Ingham 1,417
Turnout 68.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Drake (3 seats)

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Mitchell 4,461
Conservative J. Thorpe 3,837
Conservative T. Savery 3,768
Labour N. Crowley 2,138
Labour S. Caylor 2,083
Labour E. Clinick 2,079
Liberal J. Robins 953
Liberal R. Pawley 948
National Front P. Rouse 175
Turnout 73.3%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Efford (3 seats)

Location of Efford ward
Location of Efford ward
Efford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. King 3,083
Labour G. Draper 2,907
Labour J. Leppard 2,837
Conservative J. Richards 2,443
Conservative E. Smith 2,348
Conservative E. Willcock 2,182
National Front J. Pocock 201
Turnout 71.4%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Eggbuckland (3 seats)

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Pascoe 3,736
Conservative D. Mackinem 3,460
Conservative R. Morrell 3,388
Labour D. Tranter 2,392
Labour M. Hughes 2,386
Labour D. Knott 2,337
Turnout 74.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Estover (3 seats)

Location of Estover ward
Location of Estover ward
Estover (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative T. Jones 3,664
Conservative R. Elliot 3,564
Conservative M. Lacey 3,530
Labour E. Evans 2,292
Labour W. Leahy 2,285
Labour M. Gilbert 2,220
Turnout 71.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ham (3 seats)

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Floyd 3,622
Labour K. Glanville 3,375
Labour W. Glanville 3,284
Conservative J. Farrage 2,002
Conservative V. Hingston 1,957
Conservative G. Lawrence 1,941
National Front D. Merry 215
Turnout 71.4%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Honicknowle (3 seats)

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Whitfield 4,187
Labour H. Dolley 4,010
Labour J. Ingham 3,690
Conservative M. Brown 3,035
Conservative T. Johnson 2,907
Conservative A. Jarvis 2,793
National Front D. Stentiford 261
Turnout 77.2%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Keyham (3 seats)

Location of Keyham ward
Location of Keyham ward
Keyham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Manley 2,853
Labour R. Lemin 2,850
Conservative H. Fox 2,774
Labour D. Yeates 2,726
Conservative M. Glanville 2,622
Conservative E. Pengelly 2,612
National Front J. Blake 301
Turnout 66.9%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Mount Gould (3 seats)

Location of Mount Gould ward
Location of Mount Gould ward
Mount Gould (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Courtney 3,500
Conservative E. Thornton 3,331
Conservative R. Thornton 3,291
Labour L. Hill 2,388
Labour J. Finnigan 2,302
Labour W. Payne 2,226
Turnout 58.7%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plympton Erle (3 seats)

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Mills 3,327
Conservative A. Wright 3,297
Conservative J. Richards 3,145
Labour J. Fildew 1,777
Labour C. Bishop 1,505
Labour J. Sewell 1,482
Ind. Conservative J. Kingdom 1,001
Ind. Conservative R. Cornforth 741
Turnout 76.4%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plympton St Mary (3 seats)

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Ind. Conservative P. Radmore 2,949
Conservative M. Parkinson 2,207
Conservative K. Perry 2,193
Conservative D. Thompson 1,624
Ind. Conservative L. Speare 1,618
Labour W. Gross 1,498
Labour A. De Launey 1,448
Labour S. Clark 1,274
Liberal D. Tice 1,063
Turnout 96.2%
Ind. Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plymstock Dunstone (3 seats)

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Dicker 4,461
Conservative D. Viney 4,197
Conservative P. Hocken 4,144
Labour E. Hill 1,507
Labour J. Cowan 1,400
Labour W. Williamson 1,385
Turnout 76.5%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plymstock Radford (3 seats)

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Easton 3,639
Conservative C. Easton 3,524
Conservative O. Kendall 2,956
Labour T. Telford 1,544
Labour M. Telford 1,531
Labour L. Haines 1,244
Liberal R. Loxley 1,152
Liberal J. Byatt 1,084
Liberal C. Tice 1,002
Turnout 76.7%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Southway (3 seats)

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Evans 3,467
Labour R. Scott 3,226
Labour J. Jones 3,123
Conservative R. Billings 2,723
Conservative M. Lippell 2,632
Conservative H. Hennessey 2,486
National Front J. Price 136
Turnout 74.5%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Budeax (3 seats)

Location of St Budeax ward
Location of St Budeax ward
St Budeax (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Bishop 3,032
Labour H. Luscombe 3,015
Labour I. Rosevear 2,974
Conservative E. Deacon 2,553
Conservative T. Docking 2,505
Conservative G. Howe 2,437
National Front L. Beresford-Walker 149
Turnout 71.7%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Peter (3 seats)

Location of St Peter ward
Location of St Peter ward
St Peter (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour I. Lowe 3,324
Labour H. Clinnick 3,294
Labour J. Luce 3,217
Conservative G. Baker 2,034
Conservative E. Diggle 1,915
Conservative T. Wilks 1,817
National Front E. Lynch 228
Turnout 63.1%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Stoke (3 seats)

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Pascoe 4,148
Conservative P. Washbourn 4,043
Conservative C. Wilbraham 3,984
Labour L. Huckett 2,676
Labour T. Caylor 2,462
Labour W. Hennah 2,416
National Front D. Radmore 478
Turnout 72.5%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Sutton (3 seats)

Location of Sutton ward
Location of Sutton ward
Sutton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Johnson 2,695
Labour F. Freeman 2,665
Labour J. Lobb 2,591
Conservative G. Blades 2,455
Conservative J. Hingston 2,216
Conservative W. Turner 2,040
Liberal P. York 862
Liberal G. Pedrick 639
Liberal K. Rawlings 600
National Front J. Williams 140
Turnout 66.5%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Trelawny (3 seats)

Location of Trelawny ward
Location of Trelawny ward
Trelawny (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Jinks 3,625
Conservative A. Parish 3,583
Conservative W. Thompson 3,249
Labour P. Floyd 2,737
Labour L. Goldstone 2,356
Labour T. Saunders 2,261
Ind. Conservative K. Gardiner 801
National Front S. Merry 154
Turnout 88.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1979. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 16.
  2. ^ The City of Plymouth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978