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1973 Basildon District Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1973 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

7 June 1973 1976 →

All 46 seats to Basildon District Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Residents
Seats won 31 9 6
Popular vote 12,043 9,458 3,659
Percentage 45.0% 35.3% 13.7%

Council control after election

Labour

The 1973 Basildon Borough Council election were the first elections to the newly created Basildon District Council took place on 7 June 1973 . This was on the same day as other local elections. The Local Government Act 1972 stipulated that the elected members were to shadow and eventually take over from the predecessor corporation on 1 April 1974. The election resulted in Labour gaining control of the council.

Overall results

1973 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 48.1 14,730
  Conservative 9 33.8 10,348
  Residents 6 12.0 3,659
  Democratic Labour 0 3.1 957
  Liberal 0 1.8 543
  Independent 0 0.8 233
  Communist 0 0.4 117
  Ind. Labour Party 0 0.2 73
Total 46 30,607
Labour win

Ward results

Barstable (3 seats)

Billericay East (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Hicks 902
Labour E. Gelder 888
Labour C. Sweeney 765
Democratic Labour M. Crew 589
Democratic Labour J. Morgan 560
Democratic Labour W. Jeans 421
Conservative C. Walker 220
Conservative M. Rowley 217
Conservative D. Williams 213
Turnout 28.4%

Billericay (3 seats)

Billericay West (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Greenfield 1,166
Conservative T. Dove 1,149
Conservative H. Quirk 1,135
Residents M. Cooke 1,058
Residents D. Walster 984
Residents J. Turner 979
Labour A. Bone 253
Labour L. Dore 251
Labour F. Lane 251
Turnout 41.4%

Burstead (3 seats)

Burstead (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents C. Jones 1,046
Residents B. Hooks 1,040
Residents F. Young 963
Conservative B. Bartlett 498
Conservative P. Kemp 472
Conservative C. Wilson 458
Liberal E. Fortune 452
Liberal M. Howard 378
Liberal V. Wood 362
Labour I. Harlow 271
Labour R. Prattle 254
Labour R. Allen 252
Turnout 36.5%

Buttsbury (3 seats)

Crouch (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents M. Horton 1,555
Residents H. Wilkins 1,498
Residents J. Openshaw 1,491
Conservative J. Heath 1,191
Conservative D. Crosland 1,116
Conservative D. Lovey 1,080
Labour E. Rowlands 182
Labour E. Hamilton 180
Labour D. Lane 151
Turnout 42.2%

Castleton (4 seats)

Crouch (4)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Ball 1,515
Conservative G. Jones 1,493
Conservative T. Taylor 1,493
Conservative C. Mills 1,474
Labour J. Edwards 674
Labour R. Green 658
Labour R. Oliver 650
Labour W. Walsh 621
Turnout 28.3%

Central (3 seats)

Crouch (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Davey 1,112
Labour S. Hughes 1,068
Labour D. Harrison 1,029
Conservative D. Hull 402
Conservative A. Featherstone 372
Conservative T. Featherstone 366
Democratic Labour F. Crow 264
Democratic Labour P. Curtis 209
Turnout 31.3%

Fryerns East (3 seats)

Fryerns (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Dove 740
Labour J. Potter 621
Labour A. Sykes 616
Conservative J. Hopkins 263
Conservative H. Dixon 230
Turnout 17.3%

Fryerns West (3 seats)

Fryerns (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Ballard 737
Labour C. O'Brien 723
Labour R. Walker 720
Conservative D. Tuckett 127
Conservative N. Tuckett 109
Ind. Labour Party R. Chaplin 73
Ind. Labour Party B. Chaplin 61
Ind. Labour Party G. Coster 43
Turnout 20.3%

Laindon (4 seats)

Laindon (4)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Lynch 1,195
Labour G. Ward 1,159
Labour H. Woodman 1,150
Labour V. Ganesan 1,096
Conservative G. Harris 780
Conservative E. Lane 771
Conservative F. Trudgett 742
Conservative S. Wilson 726
Turnout 21.1%

Langdon Hills (3 seats)

Langdon Hills (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Lynch 696
Labour G. Krejzl 691
Conservative P. Cole 607
Labour H. Witzer 594
Conservative R. Britnell 550
Conservative C. Cordery 547
Democratic Labour B. Simmons 104
Democratic Labour A. Damm 63
Turnout 29.1%

Lee Chapel North (3 seats)

Lee Chapel North (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Costello 1,406
Labour D. Harkness 1,309
Labour S. Woods 1,296
Conservative D. Jones 248
Conservative B. Pennell 245
Conservative B. Owen 241
Communist B. Denny 117
Turnout 32.4%

Pitsea (3 seats)

Pitsea (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Amey 990
Labour H. Tinworth 914
Labour D. Kelland 905
Conservative B. Laine 641
Conservative J. Lyon 627
Conservative P. Laine 589
Turnout 29.0%

Vange (4 seats)

Vange (4)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Austin 1,284
Labour D. Austin 1,224
Labour R. Farndon 1,199
Labour L. Harris 1,198
Conservative W. Burles 338
Conservative R. Pennell 296
Conservative L. Jones 286
Conservative T. Murphy 278
Turnout 24.6%

Wickford (4 seats)

Wickford (4)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Taylor 1,601
Labour B. Edwards 1,505
Labour D. Lock 1,469
Conservative R. Ridley 1,462
Labour D. Jones 1,460
Conservative J. Tonkinson 1,399
Conservative L. Yorke 1,393
Conservative H. Brady 1,346
Turnout 40.7%

References

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