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1979 Bath City Council election

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1979 Bath City Council election
← 1978 3 May 1979 (1979-05-03) 1980 →

16 of 48 seats (one third) to Bath City Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
Lab
Lib
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Seats before 34 14 0
Seats won 11 4 1
Seats after 33 14 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 22,693 15,085 8,019
Percentage 46.7% 31.0% 16.5%
Swing Decrease 3.7% Decrease 1.8% Increase 2.9%

Bath UK local election 1979 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1979 Bath City Council elections. Blue showing Conservative, Red showing Labour and Yellow showing Liberal.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 1979 Bath City Council election was held on Thursday 3 May 1979 to elect councillors to Bath City Council in England. It took place on the same day as the general election and other district council elections in the United Kingdom. One third of seats were up for election.

Results summary

Bath City Council election, 1979
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 11 Decrease 1 68.8% 22 33 68.8% 22,693 46.7% Decrease 3.7%
  Labour 4 Steady 25% 10 14 29.2% 15,085 31.0% Decrease 1.8%
  Liberal 1 Increase 1 6.3% 0 1 2.1% 8,019 16.5% Increase 2.9%
  Ecology 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 1,674 3.4% Increase 1.3%
  Independent 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 1,138 2.3% Increase 1.3%

Ward results

Sitting councillors seeking re-election, elected in 1976, are marked with an asterisk (*). The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 1978 elections, not taking into account any party defections or by-elections.

Abbey

Abbey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elgar Spencer Jenkins * 1,507 57.0
Independent R. Oswick 761 28.8
Independent L. Pitt 377 14.3
Majority 746 28.2
Turnout 68.4
Registered electors 3,867
Conservative hold Swing

Bathwick

Bathwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. O'Donovan 2,032 57.9
Liberal P. Nancarrow 978 27.9
Labour M. Scotford 499 14.2
Majority 1,054 30.0
Turnout 69.9
Registered electors 5,020
Conservative hold Swing

Bloomfield

Bloomfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Jack Trevor Snook * 1,726 52.4
Labour N. Martin 1,565 47.6
Majority 161 4.8
Turnout 79.6
Registered electors 4,137
Conservative hold Swing

Combe Down

Combe Down[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Charles Dewey * 1,647 50.9
Liberal Rob Greig 807 24.9
Labour P. Grogan 782 24.2
Majority 840 26.0
Turnout 78.4
Registered electors 4,126
Conservative hold Swing

Kingsmead

Kingsmead[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Atkinson * 1,409 49.5
Labour A. Day 685 24.1
Liberal Adrian Pegg 510 17.9
Ecology D. Taylor 240 8.4
Majority 724 25.4
Turnout 71.3
Registered electors 3,989
Conservative hold Swing

Lambridge

Lambridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Underhay * 1,235 52.0
Labour N. Whiskin 662 27.9
Liberal N. Davies 477 20.1
Majority 573 24.1
Turnout 78.2
Registered electors 3,036
Conservative hold Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Maureen McDonagh * 1,764 57.2
Liberal K. Drain 826 26.8
Labour D. Holley 492 16.0
Majority 938 30.4
Turnout 81.8
Registered electors 3,769
Conservative hold Swing

Lyncombe

Lyncombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian James Hamlen * 2,072 59.6
Ecology Don Grimes 848 24.4
Labour B. Lock 559 16.1
Majority 1,224 35.2
Turnout 76.8
Registered electors 4,532
Conservative hold Swing

Newbridge

Newbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Nicholas Lane Agg-Manning * 1,625 53.0
Liberal M. McCartney 953 31.1
Labour Pamela Richards 487 15.9
Majority 672 21.9
Turnout 76.3
Registered electors 4,019
Conservative hold Swing

Oldfield

Oldfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Gordon Hiscocks * 2,163 67.0
Conservative M. Price 1,065 33.0
Majority 1,098 34.0
Turnout 76.0
Registered electors 4,247
Labour hold Swing

Southdown

Southdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Percy Johns * 1,297 49.5
Conservative P. Price 732 27.9
Liberal G. Lambert 590 22.5
Majority 565 21.6
Turnout 77.6
Registered electors 3,375
Labour hold Swing

Twerton

Twerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alec Louis Ricketts * 1,718 58.2
Conservative T. Simpson 639 21.6
Liberal B. Potter 596 20.2
Majority 1,079 36.6
Turnout 73.1
Registered electors 3,972
Labour hold Swing

Walcot

Walcot[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Howard William Routledge 1,144 41.5
Liberal R. Wardle 830 30.1
Labour S. Sweeney 781 28.3
Majority 314 11.4
Turnout 69.6
Registered electors 3,956
Conservative hold Swing

Westmoreland

Westmoreland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Baber * 2,046 63.3
Conservative H. Peters 1,186 36.7
Majority 860 26.6
Turnout 78.8
Registered electors 4,099
Labour hold Swing

Weston

Weston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John James Malloy 1,452 42.7
Conservative George Henry Hall * 1,391 40.9
Labour S. Paine 560 16.5
Majority 61 1.8
Turnout 81.4
Registered electors 4,180
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Widcombe

Widcombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Cross * 1,519 52.5
Labour I. Morgan 789 27.3
Ecology R. Carder 586 20.2
Majority 730 25.2
Turnout 74.1
Registered electors 3,907
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Bath City Council Election Results 1973-1994" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
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