1977 Buckinghamshire County Council election

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1977 Buckinghamshire County Council election

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All 70 seats of Buckinghamshire County Council
36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Independent
Seats before 46 1
Seats won 64 2
Seat change Increase 18 Increase 1
Percentage 63.1% 5.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Other
Seats before 16
Seats won 1 3
Seat change Decrease 15
Percentage 19.8% 2.8%

Buckinghamshire UK locator map 2010.svg
The County of Buckinghamshire within England.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Buckinghamshire County Council were held on Thursday, 5 May 1977, when the whole council of seventy members was up for election.

The result was that the Conservatives comfortably retained their control, winning sixty-four seats, a gain of eighteen. The ranks of Labour were decimated, and the party was left with only one county councillor, a loss of fifteen. Independents gained two seats, one Ratepayer and one Independent Conservative, but lost one and the Liberals lost the single seat they had had. Three other candidates also won seats.[1]

Election result

Result of Buckinghamshire County Council election, 1977[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 64 18 0 + 18 91.4% 63.1% Increase18.4
  Independent 2 2 1 + 1 2.9%% 5.3% Decrease4.5
  Labour 1 0 15 - 15 1.4% 19.8% Decrease12.3
  Liberal 0 0 1 - 1 0% 8.9% Decrease0.7
  Other 3 4.3% 2.8% Decrease0.9

Notes

  1. ^ a b 'Conservatives triumph in Greater London and metropolitan counties' in The Times of London, issue 59997 dated 7 May 1977, p. 3
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1977. The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. p. 12.
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