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1979 East Northamptonshire District Council election

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1979 East Northamptonshire District Council election[1]
← 1976 3 May 1979 1983 →

All 36 seats in the East Northamptonshire District Council
19 seats needed for a majority
Turnout82.8%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Independent
Seats won 30 5 1
Popular vote 16,165 10,457 3,397
Percentage 53.8% 34.8% 11.3%

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

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 1979 East Northamptonshire District Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of East Northamptonshire District Council in Northamptonshire, England. This was on the same day as the 1979 General Election and other local elections. This was the first election to be held under new ward boundaries. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council which it had held since the council's creation in 1973.[1]

Ward-by-Ward Results

Barnwell Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Barnwell[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Fletton
Conservative win (new seat)

Brigstock Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Brigstock[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Otter 556
Labour P. Feather 315
Turnout 85.2%
Conservative win (new seat)

Drayton Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Drayton[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Sykes 599
Labour A. Wildman 305
Turnout 82.4%
Conservative win (new seat)

Forest Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Forest[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M.Glithero
Conservative win (new seat)

Higham Ferriers Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Higham Ferriers[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Murdin 1,914
Conservative H. Binder 1,782
Conservative D. Lawson 1,638
Labour P. Gadsby 1,222
Labour B. Freeman 919
Labour A. Dunn 871
Independent K. Buggs 520
Turnout 83.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Irthlingborough Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Irthlingborough[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Grimmer 1,849
Labour D. Lee 1,392
Conservative S. Coghill 1,310
Labour P. Houghton 1,304
Conservative B. Brightwell 1,221
Conservative H. Swainston 1,088
Turnout 84.2%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Kings Cliffe Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Kings Cliffe[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Brown 332
Independent W. Court 308
Turnout 84.7%
Conservative win (new seat)

Lower Nene Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Lower Nene[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative L. Sturge 420
Independent I. Brown 347
Labour S. Scrutton 157
Turnout 88.6%
Conservative win (new seat)

Margaret Beaufort Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Margaret Beaufort[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Gregory 485
Independent L. Jupp 464
Turnout 84.2%
Conservative win (new seat)

Oundle Ward (2 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Oundle[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent R. Sutton 749
Conservative W. Peasgood 518
Conservative J. Wild 448
Turnout 81.8%
Independent win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Raunds Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Raunds[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Chatburn 1,620
Conservative P. Chantrell 1,604
Conservative J. Finding 1,602
Labour D. Lawrence 1,312
Labour W. White 1,306
Labour K. Meadows 1,039
Turnout 80.4%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ringstead Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Ringstead[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B.Wood
Conservative win (new seat)

Rushden East Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Rushden East[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Dicks 1,796
Labour A. Mantle 1,421
Conservative I. Bailey 1,381
Labour P. Tomas 1,301
Turnout 80.0%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Rushden North Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Rushden North[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Goulsbra 1,901
Conservative C. Wood 1,604
Conservative J. Gay 1,449
Labour M. Bond 1,337
Turnout 80.8%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Rushden South Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Rushden South[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Whittington 2,338
Conservative A. Perkins 2,259
Conservative G. Osborne 2,129
Independent A. Wilson 1 009
Turnout 81.4%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Rushden West Ward (3 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Rushden West[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative E. Carmichael 1,812
Conservative R. Pinnock 1,569
Conservative J. Stott-Everett 1,513
Labour H. Graham 1,457
Labour J. Macdonald 1,159
Labour E. Sampson 1,142
Turnout 79.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Stanwick Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Stanwick[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Thoday 668
Labour A. Lawrence 232
Turnout 82.7%
Conservative win (new seat)

Thrapston Ward (2 seats)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Thrapston[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G.Hunt
Conservative M.Woollard
Conservative win (new seat)

Willibrook Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Willibrook[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J.Richardson
Conservative win (new seat)

Woodford Ward (1 seat)

East Northamptonshire District Council Elections 1979: Woodford[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Hackney 475
Conservative R.Clifton 311
Turnout 82.2%
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1979. Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 13.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "East Northamptonshire District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). Elections Centre.
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