Buckinghamshire County Council election, 1977

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Buckinghamshire County Council election, 1977

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Party Conservative Independent Labour

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The County of Buckinghamshire within England

Party before election

Conservative

Elected Party

Conservative

Elections to Buckinghamshire County Council were held on Thursday, 5 May 1977, when the whole council of sixty-seven 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 it ended with only one county councillor, a loss of fifteen, while Independents gained two seats, one Ratepayer and one Independent Conservative, but lost one, a nett gain of one, and the Liberals lost the single seat they had had.[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 95.5 % 63.1 Increase18.4
  Independent 2 2 1 + 1 3.0 % 5.3 Decrease4.5
  Labour 1 0 15 - 15 1.5 % 19.8 Decrease12.3
  Liberal 0 0 1 - 1 0 % 8.9 Decrease0.7
  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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