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1979 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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1979 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 1978 3 May 1979 1980 →

All 66 seats to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Residents Conservative
Seats won 41 18 3
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

Barnsley UK local election 1979 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1979 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held simultaneously with the general election on 3 May 1979. Following boundary changes that increased the number of wards by two to 22, with an additional 6 seats to 66 respectively), the entirety of the council was up for election. Labour retained control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1979[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 41 0 0 0 62.1 44.3 61,328 -7.4
  Residents 18 0 0 0 27.3 30.8 43,321 -0.2
  Conservative 3 0 0 0 4.5 9.2 12,890 +0.1
  Independent Labour 3 0 0 0 4.5 7.3 10,234 +7.3
  Liberal 1 0 0 0 1.5 6.5 9,160 +2.2
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 2,121 -3.1
  Tenants and Owner Occupiers' Association 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.9 1,225 +0.9
  Fight Big Brother 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 209 +0.2
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 166 +0.1

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1][2]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 37 41
Residents 14 18
Conservatives 1 3
Independent Labour 2 3
Liberals 5 1
Independent 1 0
Total 60 66
Working majority  14   16 

Ward results

Ardsley (7592)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Galvin E. 3,018 46.6 N/A
Labour Burns J.* 2,690
Residents Parkin A. Ms. 2,239 34.6 N/A
Labour Wilkie A. 2,038
Conservative Kitching A. 1,218 18.8 N/A
Majority 779 12.0 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Athersley (7223)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bright G. Ms. 3,084 71.5 N/A
Labour Langford L. 2,854
Labour Dancer H. 2,655
Residents Sykes F. Ms. 1,231 28.5 N/A
Majority 1,853 42.9 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Brierley (7142)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Baines D. 2,957 54.1 N/A
Labour Stacey N. 2,835
Labour Woolley E. 2,686
Residents Anderson P. Ms. 1,310 24.0 N/A
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 1,202 22.0 N/A
Residents Whitaker K. 1,158
Majority 1,647 30.1 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Central (8170)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fisher R. 2,586 44.6 N/A
Labour Kaye F. 2,522
Labour Watts J. Ms. 2,203
Residents Jackson M. 2,117 36.6 N/A
Residents French W. 2,088
Residents Sykes E. 2,025
Liberal Fox S. Ms. 1,089 18.8 N/A
Liberal Major C. 932
Majority 469 8.1 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Cudworth (7481)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salt H. 2,659 51.5 N/A
Residents Wraith C. 2,502 48.5 N/A
Residents Green K. 2,477
Labour Rigby R. 2,325
Labour Bellis E. 2,197
Residents McDonald T. 2,027
Majority 157 3.0 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Darfield (7803)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Goddard B. 2,999 42.4 N/A
Labour Dixon T. 2,972
Labour Ellis A. Ms. 2,463
Residents Murdock R. 2,013 28.4 N/A
Residents Moore J. 1,970
Conservative Batty C. Ms. 1,377 19.5 N/A
Independent Labour Butterworth H. 687 9.7 N/A
Independent Labour Sutton F. 366
Majority 986 13.9 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Darton (8728)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Hutchinson M. 3,186 41.7 N/A
Residents Evans J. 2,979
Residents Lappage A. 2,560
Labour Booth D. 2,235 29.2 N/A
Labour Bretton W. 2,161
Labour Eastwood G. 2,007
Tenants and Owner Occupiers' Association Hesford K. 1,225 16.0 N/A
Liberal Linstead M. Ms. 793 10.4 N/A
Fight Big Brother Wilson A. 209 2.7 N/A
Fight Big Brother Ives G. 155
Fight Big Brother Wilson M. 83
Majority 951 12.4 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Dearne South (8776)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley J. 4,622 58.6 N/A
Independent Labour Gregory J. 3,269 41.4 N/A
Labour Whitehouse S. 3,158
Labour Bedford J. 3,014
Majority 1,353 17.1 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Independent Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Dearne Thurnscoe (8489)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oldham J. 3,919 67.9 N/A
Labour Lloyd D. 3,747
Labour Young K. 3,671
Residents Law M. 1,850 32.1 N/A
Majority 2,069 35.9 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Dodworth (7935)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Crosby J. 2,822 51.2 N/A
Residents Whitmey C. 2,777
Labour Mason G. 2,690 48.8 N/A
Labour Hepworth S. 2,618
Labour Brown D. 2,455
Majority 132 2.4 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Hoyland East (7770)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Labour Eaden D. 3,218 32.4 N/A
Liberal Steer G. 2,933 29.5 N/A
Labour Beardshall P. 2,306 23.2 N/A
Labour Levitt L. 2,113
Labour Scott P. 1,862
Independent Chantrey O. Ms. 1,478 14.9 N/A
Majority 285 2.9 N/A
Turnout N/A
Independent Labour win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Hoyland West (6890)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Schofield A. 2,657 55.0 N/A
Labour Hague D. 2,583
Labour Wroe C. 2,570
Residents Dickinson R. 2,173 45.0 N/A
Residents Hancock S. 1,812
Residents Thickett J. 1,764
Majority 484 10.0 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Monk Bretton (8762)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barron R. 3,229 59.1 N/A
Labour Robinson R. 3,085
Labour Sheard T. 2,949
Residents Evans B. 2,233 40.9 N/A
Residents Beevers A. 2,217
Residents Frost N. Ms. 1,969
Majority 996 18.2 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
North West (7335)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Harris J. 2,554 38.0 N/A
Labour Williams A. 2,333 34.7 N/A
Residents Beecroft E. Ms. 2,213
Labour Cooper G. 2,187
Labour Wilde J. 2,147
Conservative Guest M. 1,665 24.8 N/A
Communist Sykes S. 166 2.5 N/A
Communist Hydes M. 140
Majority 221 3.3 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Park (5948)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lunn F. 2,818 49.2 N/A
Labour Warden R. 2,246
Labour Borrett K. 2,211
Liberal Wilby M. Ms. 1,076 18.8 N/A
Residents Milthorpe O. Ms. 927 16.2 N/A
Conservative Oldfield H. 912 15.9 N/A
Majority 1,742 30.4 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Penistone East (6685)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fish H. 2,667 46.1 N/A
Conservative Wade J. 2,144 37.1 N/A
Conservative Tue G. Ms. 1,911
Labour Hirst E. 1,754
Conservative Evans J. 1,738
Labour Council R. 1,529
Liberal Nicholson M. 971 16.8 N/A
Liberal Smith S. 871
Majority 523 9.0 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Penistone West (7515)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Harrison M. Ms. 4,155 41.9 N/A
Conservative Neville F. Ms. 2,908 29.3 N/A
Labour Ashton F. 2,214 22.3
Conservative Hague F. 1,857
Labour Mountain G. 882
Labour Whewell G. 861
Independent Ryalls D. 643 6.5 N/A
Majority 1,247 12.6 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Royston (7733)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Labour Parkes E. Ms. 3,060 42.1 N/A
Labour Rispin C. 2,949 40.5 N/A
Labour Ball J. 2,673
Labour Pickles M. Ms. 2,370
Residents Goodliffe P. 1,265 17.4 N/A
Residents Greasley J. 1,187
Majority 111 1.5 N/A
Turnout N/A
Independent Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
South West (7333)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Addison M. Ms. 2,997 52.5 N/A
Residents Pemberton K. 2,618
Residents Kershaw J. Ms. 2,502
Labour Sinfield W. 1,840 32.2 N/A
Labour Almond B. 1,660
Labour Stokes M. 1,639
Conservative Moorhouse J. 869 15.2 N/A
Majority 1,157 20.3 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Wombwell North (5461)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Wraith R. 2,129 53.9 N/A
Labour Fellows B. 1,822 46.1 N/A
Labour Storey A. 1,775
Labour Remington J. 1,663
Majority 307 7.8 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wombwell South (7895)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wake J. 3,246 42.2 N/A
Labour Naylor T. 2,842
Labour Goddard J. 2,831
Liberal Hargreaves P. 2,298 29.8 N/A
Residents Nield M. Ms. 2,157 28.0 N/A
Majority 948 12.3 N/A
Turnout N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Worsbrough (8249)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Batty S. Ms. 3,461 53.0 N/A
Residents Dickinson F. 3,171
Residents Ashton A. 2,696
Labour Bland J. 2,478 37.9 N/A
Labour Smith W. 2,267
Labour Holdroyd F. 2,035
Conservative England G. 595 9.1 N/A
Majority 983 15.0 N/A
Turnout N/A
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

By-elections between 1979 and 1980

South West (7333) By-Election 29 November 1979[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Froggat, B 976 54.3 +11.0
Labour Almond, B. J 820 45.7 -1.3
Majority 156 8.7 +5.0
Turnout 1,796 24.5 -18.7
Residents hold Swing +6.1

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
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