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1979 Horsham District Council election

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The 1979 Horsham District Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Horsham District Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections and the 1979 United Kingdom general election. The Conservatives retained control of the council with 33 seats, a majority of 12. The Independents had eight councillors elected, a decrease of three from last time. The Liberals gained a seat in Bramber & Upper Beeding and the Residents' association held on to their Henfield seat.

1979 Horsham District Council election

← 1976 7 May 1979 1983 →

All 43 seats to Horsham District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Independent Liberal
Seats won 33 8 1
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 4 Increase 1

  Fourth party
 
Party RA
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady

Council composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

30 12 1
Con Ind RA

After the election, the composition of the council was:

33 8 1 1
Con Ind Lib RA

Results summary

1979 Horsham District Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 33 Increase 3 76.7 60.6 46,817 +6.4
  Independent 8 Decrease 4 18.6 11.5 8,899 -8.8
  Liberal 1 Increase 1 2.3 5.3 4,087 +0.5
  RA 1 Steady 2.3 2.9 2,246 +0.5
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 17.9 13,862 -0.1
  Other 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 1,368 -

Ward results

Billingshurst

Billingshurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linney C. Unopposed
Independent Griffin C. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Bramber & Upper Beeding

Bramber & Upper Beeding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Campbell J. Ms. 1,658 42.1 +24.2
Independent Sanford L. 1,218 30.9 -5.0
Conservative Goss P. Ms. 1,061 26.9 -19.3
Conservative Wright C. 1,007
Turnout 77.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Independent hold Swing

Broadbridge Heath

Broadbridge Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative McGregor R. 762 59.3
Labour Lamb H. Ms. 522 40.7
Turnout 80.8
Conservative hold Swing

Chanctonbury

Chanctonbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brazier F. Unopposed
Conservative Jenkins E. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Cowfold

Cowfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fowler S. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Fowler S. was elected unopposed in Cowfold as an Independent in 1976, when this seat was last contested.

Denne

Denne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pinion G. 2,022 62.2
Conservative Windrum A. 2,013
Conservative Berkley P. Ms. 2,008
Labour Lyons J. 1,231 37.8
Turnout 79.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Forest

Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miller E. 2,507 61.5
Conservative Taylor J. 2,416
Conservative Sheppard A. 2,269
Labour Battersby R. 1,572 38.5
Labour Lamb P. 1,473
Labour Nevins R. 1,404
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Henfield

Henfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
RA Jones K. 2,246 45.5 +14.8
Independent Corp G. 1,517 30.7 +30.7
Conservative Jones T. 1,173 23.8 -6.2
Turnout 74.7
RA hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Corp G. was elected in Henfield as a Conservative in 1976, when this seat was last contested.

Itchingfield & Shipley

Itchingfield & Shipley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keen D. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Keen D. was elected unopposed in Shipley as an Independent in 1976.

Nuthurst

Nuthurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mackenzie J. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Pulborough & Coldwatham

Pulborough & Coldwatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cousins B. 2,080 73.7
Conservative Gocher H. 2,022
Bodman A. 742 26.3
Doyle M. 626
Turnout 77.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Watson B. 2,614 57.1
Conservative Mauchel E. Ms. 2,401
Conservative Roberts W. 2,399
Labour Clements R. 1,964 42.9
Turnout 77.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Roffey

Roffey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bosanquet D. 2,336 42.2 -36.4
Conservative Houghton I. Ms. 2,051
Independent Gue P. Ms. 1,949 35.2 +35.2
Conservative Chick D. 1,850
Labour McMillan A. 1,255 22.7 +1.3
Labour Ivatts J. 1,200
Turnout 79.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Independent win (new seat)

Rudgwick

Rudgwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Henderson P. Ms. 882 65.1
Conservative Taylor E. Ms. 473 34.9
Turnout 79.6
Independent hold Swing

Rusper

Rusper
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Calvert H. Unopposed
Conservative Phelps A. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative win (new seat)

Slinfold

Slinfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maydwell R. 520 62.9
Independent Shields N. 307 37.1
Turnout 80.8
Conservative hold Swing

Southwater

Southwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albrecht R. Unopposed
Conservative Charman M. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Charman M. Ms. was elected unopposed as an Independent in 1976, when this seat was last contested.

Steyning

Steyning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Honeywood M. Ms. 1,193 36.3 +14.6
Independent Mimmack J. 1,190 36.2 +8.9
Conservative Scott J. 929
Liberal Campbell J. 905 27.5 +17.1
Turnout 76.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Independent hold Swing

Storrington

Storrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shepherd F. 1,813 64.4 +14.8
Conservative Tunnell R. 1,567
Liberal Wigg R. 1,003 35.6 +13.4
Turnout 74.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sullington

Sullington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Armour-Milne J. 715 57.8 -1.0
Liberal Dean P. 521 42.2 +1.0
Turnout 76.8
Conservative hold Swing

Trafalgar

Trafalgar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walters J. 2,081 41.0
Conservative West H. Ms. 1,871
Independent Parsons W. 1,836 36.2
Labour Evenden R. 1,155 22.8
Labour Thurston J. Ms. 906
Labour Shopland E. 744
Turnout 82.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Warnham

Warnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hodgson A. 664 60.4 -10.1
Labour Ward G. 436 39.6 +10.1
Turnout 79.8
Conservative hold Swing

West Chiltington

West Chiltington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dolphin C. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

West Grinstead

West Grinstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Scragg J. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Independent hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Colin Rallings; Michael Thrasher. "Horsham District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). www.electionscentre.co.uk. The Election Centre, Plymouth University. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2020.
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