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Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 1975

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Start date  1975

Elections in 1975 were held on 1 May.

The Labour Party retained control of Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council.

The 1975 elections were the first "one third" elections since Wolverhampton became a Metropolitan Borough and held "all out" elections in 1973, although a by election had been held in Wednesfield Heath following the death of Cyril Squire in which the Labour Party gained the seat from the Conservatives, thus changing the composition of the Council since 1973.

The 1975 local elections were contested by the Wolverhampton Association of Ratepayers (WAR) who succeeded in gaining only one seat.

Two seats were contested in the Eastfield ward following the resignation of Peter Ray.

The composition of the council prior to the election was:

  • Labour 41
  • Conservative 19
  • The composition of the council following the election was:

  • Labour 38
  • Conservative 21
  • WAR 1
  • Election results

    WAR gain from Labour

    References

    Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 1975 Wikipedia


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