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1979 Corby District Council election

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1979 Corby District Council election[1] [2]

← 1976 3 May 1979 1983 →

All 27 seats in the Corby District Council
14 seats needed for a majority
Turnout78.6%
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Labour Conservative Independent
Last election 10 seats, 39.4% 16 seats, 45.2% 0 seats, 4.5%
Seats won 23 3 1
Seat change Increase13 Decrease13 Steady0
Popular vote 15,910 10,701 1,507
Percentage 55.6% 37.4% 5.3%
Swing Increase16.2% Decrease7.8% Increase0.8%

Corby UK local election 1979 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1979 Corby District Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

The 1979 Corby District Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Corby District Council in Northamptonshire, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party regained overall control of the council which it had lost to the Conservative Party at the previous election in 1976.[1] The council has remained continuously under Labour control to this day.[3]

Ward-by-Ward Results

Central Ward (3 seats)

Location of Central ward
Location of Central ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Thomson 1,815
Labour J. Hazel 1,704
Labour J. Breen 1,703
Conservative M. Perkins 1,061
Conservative H. Lear 1,037
Conservative L. Buecheler 962
Turnout 70.5%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour hold

Danesholme Ward (3 seats)

Location of Danesholme ward
Location of Danesholme ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Danesholme[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Crawley 1,072
Labour R. Hayburn 1,066
Labour M. Forshaw 971
Conservative F. Goodman 967
Conservative W. Carey 912
Conservative R. Gillett 870
Liberal J. Wood 493
Turnout 78.4%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

East Ward (2 seats)

Location of East ward
Location of East ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: East[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent E. Wright 877
Labour T. Sykes 871
Labour B. Brown 537
Conservative A. Pitcher 485
Turnout 69.2%
Independent hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Hazelwood Ward (3 seats)

Location of Hazelwood ward
Location of Hazelwood ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Hazelwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. McGowan 2,048
Labour K. Glendinning 1,917
Labour W. Mawdsley 1,864
Conservative M. Burr 721
Conservative J. Smith 717
Conservative K. Farnham 606
Turnout 63.9%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Kingswood Ward (3 seats)

Location of Kingswood ward
Location of Kingswood ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Kingswood[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Kane 1,758
Labour A. Mathie 1,645
Labour K. Locker 1,623
Conservative A. Briggs 1,208
Conservative J. Campbell 1,130
Conservative G. Robertshaw 1,096
Turnout 64.1%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Lloyds Ward (3 seats)

Location of Lloyds ward
Location of Lloyds ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Lloyds[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Kane 1,966
Labour R. Hipkiss 1,589
Conservative D. Hindwood 1,585
Labour D. Moon 1,557
Conservative A. Musson 1,070
Turnout 86.2%
Conservative hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Lodge Park Ward (3 seats)

Location of Lodge Park ward
Location of Lodge Park ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Lodge Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Wright 2,251
Labour P. Floody 2,119
Labour J.Sims 2,064
Conservative J. Smith 1,290
Conservative S. Heggs 1,120
Turnout 74.8%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Rural East Ward (1 seat)

Location ofRural East ward
Location ofRural East ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Rural East[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Kimmons 711
Independent C. Bodin 426
Labour A. MacLeod 394
Turnout 82.8%
Conservative hold

Rural North Ward (1 seat)

Location of Rural North ward
Location of Rural North ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Rural North[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Ogilvie 371
Conservative G. Woolston 243
Independent J. Canning 210
Turnout 85.3%
Labour hold

Rural West Ward (1 seat)

Location of Rural West ward
Location of Rural West ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Rural West[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Webster 666
Labour M. Phipps 210
Turnout 81.9%
Conservative hold

Shire Lodge Ward (2 seats)

Location of Shire Lodge ward
Location of Shire Lodge ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: Shire Lodge[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Crawley 1,229
Labour A. Davidson 1,171
Conservative R. Sheridan 647
Conservative H. Perry 573
Turnout 73.3%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour hold

West Ward (2 seats)

Location of West ward
Location of West ward
Corby District Council Elections 1979: West[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Adamson 1,919
Labour E. Donald 1,667
Conservative L. Baker 1,117
Conservative F. Harris 996
Turnout 76.8%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1979. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 12.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1979". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ "England council elections". BBC News. 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Corby Borough Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). Elections Centre.
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