It is my understanding that there will not be publication of a hard copy of the 2014 election results. There is currently a link to an Excel file of these results; we must await a more readable version to be uploaded in due course.
Note that the 1964 results are limited to ward electorates and turnout only.
For ward by ward, candidate by candidate results from the 1964 election, see this file.
The file is excellent, thank you.
Until now, the 1964 results in London have been a mystery to me, apart from the incomplete data in the electorate/turnout booklet. A number of boroughs have a collection of single-member wards, mostly eliminated by the time of the 1968 election.
Is a similar file available for by-elecdtions 1964-68?
Is a similar file available for by-elections 1964-68?
There is one byelection result which I cannot find (and have mentioned on here before). I know almost everything about it except for the result.
On 15 May 1967, John Donald McIlwain was elevated to the bench of Aldermen on Haringey Borough Council, vice Walter Kenneth Gomm, resigned. McIlwain had been a councillor and this move created a vacancy in High Cross ward. The byelection was held on 15 June. The electorate was 5,343 and 1,416 people cast votes. James Robert Searle (Labour) was elected, and the only other candidate was Mrs. Ivy Emily Harrington (Conservative). The Labour majority was less than in 1964.
None of the local newspapers covering Tottenham printed the result, nor did any of those circulating in adjacent areas. Extensive searching at the Haringey Archives in Bruce Castle has failed to find any record of the result in the preserved papers. I have checked the available archives of the parties but this does not contain it either. Inquiries with surviving people from Haringey politics in the 1960s have drawn a blank.
Post by everypropeller on Sept 14, 2014 23:23:14 GMT
And there was me thinking I'd never see the full set of 1964 London results. A remarkable achievement David. Back in the present day : does anyone know if there will be a 2014 Local Elections Handbook from Plymouth - no sign of it yet. The simultaneous demise of the London Borough Council Elections publications and the Plymouth handbook would be tough to take - or are well all to be reduced to hovering on BoundaryAssistant (superb though it may be)?
Post by Pete Whitehead on Sept 15, 2014 9:04:49 GMT
Are there ward maps anywhere for those 1964 results? There's some interesting sounding wards in Barnet. Looks like they just carried over the existing wards from the old MBs/UDs hence all the single member wards from the smaller boroughs (East barnet, Friern Barnet etc)
Interesting that the 64 results give turnout by hour.
The format of the 1964 electorate/turnout booklet was little different to that produced by the LCC in 1934 following those metropolitan borough elections. I am lucky to have a copy of the 1934 booklet, and that also shows turnout by the hour.
In 1934 polling hours were 8am to 8pm. This tended to produce a huge rush in the last hour: working-class boroughs such as Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Camberwell, Deptford, Greenwich, Islington, Poplar, Shoreditch, Southwark, Stepney and Woolwich all recorded over 30% of the borough's total poll taking place in the last hour.
At the opposite extreme, 'posh' boroughs such as Chelsea and Holborn only had 16% of the borough's total poll in that last hour. Additionally, Chelsea saw 11.2% polling between 10 and 11am, and 11.8% polling between 11am and noon, double the rates of the working-class boroughs.
Geoffrey Samuel's service has not been non-continous since 1964. He was elected as a Labour Cllr for West Twickenham from 1964 to 1968 and 1971 to 1978, and has been a Tory Cllr for Hampton Hill and then Hampton North since a bye-election in 1997.
The other pre-May Cllr who had service before reorganisation was Cyril Nemeth who was a Cllr for Abbey Road ward in Westminster. He had been a Cllr on the Ruislip-Northwood Council and was elected to LB Hilingdon in 1964.
Post by David Boothroyd on Oct 22, 2014 9:21:54 GMT
Cyril is going to be made an honorary Alderman at an extraordinary council meeting on 12 November.
There is another 1964 veteran still serving: Roger Robinson of Camden. His service is non-continuous as he represented St. John's ward 1964-1978 before taking a twenty year break. He then represented St. Pancras ward from 1998 to 2002, and St. Pancras and Somers Town ward since 2002.
In addition to Cllrs Samuel and Robinson, as far I am aware the only other 1964 veteran still serving is Cllr David Campion of Pembridge ward in Kensington and Chelsea whose service is non-continous between 1971 and 1974. Interesting that in 1971 Pembridge was a 6 Councillor ward.
I think the only other current London Cllrs with 1960s service are Tony Arbour (Richmond), Peter Carey (Hounslow) and Maurice Heaster (Wandsworth). However, they are all non-continous - all losing in 1971 and in the case of Tony Arbour on subsequent occasions.
The longest continous service in London appears to be by Tony Belton in Wandsworth from 1971 (asuming, as I do, that you count his Aldermanic service from 1974 to 978). Ironically, T
Ironically, Tony Belton started his service in 1971 by beating Maurice Heaster in Northcote ward. Heaster returned to the Council in a 1972 bye-election, and hence has the longest continous service of London Tory Cllrs.
Mike Elliott retired as an LB Ealing Cllr in 2010, having first been elected in 1958 for the Greenford South ward of the former Ealing Borough Council. He served on LB Ealing from 1964 to 1968 (Ravenor ward), 1971 to 1986 (Waxlow Manor and then Waxlow ward), and 2002 to 2010 (Northolt West End ward). From 1984 to 1999, he was MEP for the London West.