Cambridge City Council Elections - Castle Ward

Back to Index. Pre-war results from 1935, 1936 to 1938
Note R = retiring councillor. Footnote explains if this was for a different ward.
Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 3
November 1945
Howard Mallett (Ind) 1111 50.1%
Arthur Cross (Lab) 1107 49.9%
 
No change, Ind Maj 4 0.2%.
November 1946
Francis Doggett R (Con) 1935 64.9%
Robert Fordham (Lab) 1046 35.1%
 
No change, Con Maj 889 29.8%.
November 1947
Cecil Mole (Con) 1897 59.0%
Louis Dexter (Lab) 739 23.0%
Jane Salter (Ind) 579 18.0%
Con gain, Maj 1158 36.0%.
 
Byelection - December 1947
Bertram White (Con) 1411 69.7%
Louis Dexter (Lab) 612 30.3%
No change, Con Maj 799 39.5%. Retiring 1950.
 
May 1949
Howard Mallett R (Con) 1999 68.8%
Robert Fordham (Lab) 906 31.2%
No change, Con Maj 1093 37.6%.
May 1950
Bertram White R (Con) 1516 70.1%
George Clark (Lib) 648 29.9%
No change, Con Maj 868 40.1%.
May 1951
Cecil Mole R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1952
Howard Mallett R (Con) 1750 59.9%
Arthur Cobb (Lab) 1171 40.1%
No change, Con Maj 579 19.8%.
May 1953
Bertram White R (Con) 1521 65.4%
Raymond Flack (Lab) 804 34.6%
No change, Con Maj 717 30.8%.
May 1954
Cecil Mole R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1955
Howard Mallett R (Con)
- unopposed 
 
 
No change.
May 1956
Bertram White R (Con) 1095 69.9%
Donald Millard (Lab) 471 30.1%
 
 
No change, Con Maj 624 39.8%.
May 1957 - 2 vacancies
Cecil Mole R (Con 1423 68.2%
George Dean (Con) 1376 65.9%
Florence Roden R (Lab) 714 34.2%
Donald Millard (Lab) 663 31.8%
No change, Con Maj 662 31.7%.
Second place retiring 1958.
Roden was retiring councillor for Abbey.
May 1958
George Dean R (Con) 983 41.5%
Horace Ives (Lib) 871 36.7%
Gladys Flack (Lab) 517 21.8%
No change, Con Maj 112 4.7%.
May 1959
Horace Ives (Lib) 1023 47.8%
Bertram White R (Con) 970 45.4%
John Clark (ILP) 145 6.8%
Lib gain, Maj 53 2.5%.
May 1960
Cecil Mole R (Con) 1257 84.9%
Reuben Holland (Ind) 224 15.1%
 
No change, Con Maj 1033 69.8%.
May 1961
George Dean R (Con) 1112 84.9%
Reuben Holland (Ind) 198 15.1%
 
No change, Con Maj 914 69.8%.
May 1962
Horace Ives R (Lib) 1108 51.9%
Dorothy Lockyer (Con) 733 34.4%
Reuben Holland (Lab) 292 13.7%
No change, Lib Maj 375 17.6%.
May 1963
Claude Rivers (Lib) 939 43.2%
Isabell Howell (Con) 829 38.1%
Raymond Flack (Lab) 407 18.7%
Lib gain, Maj 110 5.1%.
May 1964
George Dean R (Con) 943 39.1%
M.Joan Fitch (Lib) 860 35.7%
Frank Symons (Lab) 606 25.2%
No change, Con Maj 83 3.4%.
Byelection - June 1964
Stuart Hemsley (Con) 732 51.0%
M.Joan Fitch (Lib) 702 49.0%
 
Con gain, Maj 30 2.1%. Retiring 1965.
 
 
May 1965
Stuart Hemsley R (Con) 1230 58.4%
M.Joan Fitch (Lib) 877 41.6%
 
No change, Con Maj 353 16.8%.
May 1966
Edward Harmer (Con) 1036 43.4%
Peter Knowlson (Lib) 721 30.2%
Rosemary Crompton (Lab) 628 26.3%
Con gain, Maj 315 13.2%.
 
Byelection - November 1966
Neville Auker (Con) 891 55.8%
Peter Knowlson (Lib) 706 44.2%
No change, Con Maj 185 11.6%. Retiring 1968.
 
May 1967
George Dean R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
 
Byelection - July 1967
John Powley (Con)
- unopposed 
No change. Retiring 1970.
May 1968
Neville Auker R (Con) 1507 67.0%
Dorothy Silberston (Lab) 743 33.0%
No change, Con Maj 764 34.0%.
May 1969
Edward Harmer R (Con) 1464 67.5%
Dorothy Silberston (Lab) 704 32.5%
No change, Con Maj 760 35.1%.
May 1970
John Powley R (Con) 1259 75.0%
Josie Ding (Lab) 420 25.0%
No change, Con Maj 839 50.0%.
May 1971
Neville Auker R (Con) 1312 54.5%
O.M.Wendy Nicol (Lab) 1097 45.5%
No change, Con Maj 215 8.9%.
May 1972
Edward Harmer R (Con) 1210 50.6%
Stephen Watson (Lab) 1182 49.4%
No change, Con Maj 28 1.2%.
June 1973 - 3 vacancies
Neville Auker R (Con) 1121 55.9%
Brian George (Con) 1063 53.0%
John Powley R (Con) 1061 52.9%
Robert Prescott (Lab) 939 46.8%
Stephen Lack (Lab) 925 46.1%
Noeline Sargent (Lab) 906 45.2%
Con Maj 122 6.1%. All retiring 1976.
General re-warding
Castle lost the area east of Histon Road to Arbury; gained that south of Victoria Road, and that southwest of Huntingdon Road.
May 1976 - 3 vacancies
Neville Auker R (Con) 1550 57.8%
John Powley R (Con) 1487 55.5%
George Reid (Con) 1449 54.1%
Myles Mackie (Lab) 1000 37.3%
Margaret Wilson (Lab) 987 36.8%
Josef Schicker (Lab) 976 36.4%
Con Maj 449 16.8%. Retiring 1980, 1979, 1978.
May 1978
George Reid R (Con) 1082 44.0%
Richard Kimber (Lab) 842 34.2%
Andrew Gore (Lib) 537 21.8%
 
 
 
No change, Con Maj 240 9.8%.
May 1979
David Pickles (Lib) 2148 49.9%
John Powley R (Con) 1153 26.8%
Edwin Mortlock (Lab) 1003 23.3%
 
 
 
Lib gain, Maj 995 23.1%.
May 1980
Alan Charlesworth (Lib) 1162 43.5%
Neville Auker R (Con) 984 36.9%
Joan Robinson (Lab) 524 19.6%
Lib gain, Maj 178 6.7%.
May 1982
Andrew Duff (Lib) 1300 46.3%
George Reid R (Con) 1067 38.0%
Richard Newbury (Lab) 440 15.7%
Lib gain, Maj 233 8.3%.
May 1983
David Pickles R (Lib) 1425 45.9%
George Reid (Con) 1077 34.7%
Vivien Allum (Lab) 605 19.5%
No change, Lib Maj 348 11.2%.
May 1984
Alan Charlesworth R (Lib) 1261 44.3%
Kate French (Con) 948 33.3%
Mark Adams (Lab) 637 22.4%
No change, Lib Maj 313 11.0%.
May 1986
Andrew Duff R (Lib) 1221 42.1%
Peter Hoskins (Con) 945 32.6%
Jonathan Megginson (Lab) 734 25.3%
No change, Lib Maj 276 9.5%.
May 1987
David Howarth (Lib) 1470 43.8%
Robert Gregory (Con) 1153 34.4%
Jessie Ball (Lab) 733 21.8%
No change, Lib Maj 317 9.4%.
May 1988
Robert Gregory (Con) 1058 34.9%
Jane Bays (SLD) 1048 34.5%
Jessie Ball (Lab) 928 30.6%
 
Con gain, Maj 10 0.3%.
May 1990
Alan Charlesworth (LDm) 1139 33.6%
Kevin Price (Lab) 1014 29.9%
June Saunders (Con) 983 29.0%
Maxine Holloway (Gre) 258 7.6%
No change, LDm Maj 125 3.7%.
May 1991
David Howarth R (LDm) 1565 50.3%
Richard Baty (Con) 930 29.9%
Kevin Price (Lab) 616 19.8%
 
No change, LDm Maj 635 20.4%.
May 1992
John Hipkin (LDm) 1333 47.0%
Simon Mitton (Con) 1021 36.0%
Simon Gosnell (Lab) 485 17.1%
 
LDm gain, Maj 312 11.0%.
May 1994
Alan Charlesworth R (LDm) 1597 53.5%
Angela Smith (Lab) 739 24.8%
Jacqueline Mitton (Con) 647 21.7%
No change, LDm Maj 858 28.8%.
Alan Charlesworth sat as an Independent from 1996
May 1995
David Howarth R (LDm) 1426 54.1%
Robert Smith (Lab) 690 26.2%
Adam Nichols (Con) 402 15.3%
Lydia Howitt (Gre) 118 4.5%
No change, LDm Maj 736 27.9%.
May 1996
John Hipkin R (LDm) 1421 55.8%
Robert Smith (Lab) 684 26.9%
Jacqueline Mitton (Con) 441 17.3%
 
No change, LDm Maj 737 28.9%.
May 1998
J.David White (LDm) 1172 60.4%
Stephen Hartley (Lab) 365 18.8%
Richard Hoile (Con) 293 15.1%
Marion Barber (Gre) 112 5.8%
LDm gain from Ind, Maj 807 41.6%.
May 1999
David Howarth R (LDm) 1459 72.2%
Stephen Hartley (Lab) 320 15.8%
James Strachan (Con) 243 12.0%
 
No change, LDm Maj 1139 56.3%.
May 2000
John Hipkin R (LDm) 1195 62.3%
Mark.J. Taylor (Con) 324 16.9%
Denstone Kemp (Lab) 261 13.6%
Margaret Wright (Gre) 137 7.1%
No change, LDm Maj 871 45.4%
May 2002
J.David White R (LDm) 1121 51.4%
Rhona Boorman (Con) 458 21.0%
Gillian Richardson (Lab) 412 18.9%
Stephen Lawrence (Gre) 188 8.6%
No change, LDm Maj 663 30.4%
May 2003
David Howarth R (LDm) 1226 58.2%
Rhona Boorman (Con) 445 21.1%
Gillian Richardson (Lab) 271 12.9%
Stephen Lawrence (Gre) 163 7.7%
No change, LDm Maj 781 37.1%
General re-warding
Castle gained 6 colleges from Newnham and lost the area eastward from Histon Road to Arbury.
June 2004
Marie-Louise Holland (LDm) 1130 51.9%
John Hipkin R (LDm) 1112 51.1%
Simon Kightley (LDm) 1011 46.4%
Jacqueline Mitton (Con) 487 22.4%
Janet Webb (Con) 459 21.1%
Stephen Lawrence (Gre) 436 20.0%
Charles Pilkington (Con) 434 19.9%
Jane Jacks (Lab) 403 18.5%
Christopher Hemming (Lab) 320 14.7%
Duncan Rayner (Lab) 272 12.5%
No change, LDm Maj 524 24.1%. Retiring in 2008, 2007 & 2006.
Marie-Louise Holland and John Hipkin sat as Independents from March 2007
May 2006
Simon Kightley R (LDm) 985 48.3%
Edward MacNaghten (Con) 476 23.3%
Stephen Lawrence (Gre) 298 14.6%
Lucy Sheerman (Lab) 282 13.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
No change, LDm Maj 509 24.9%
May 2007
Tania Zmura (LDm) 806 42.5%
Edward MacNaghten (Con) 490 25.8%
Stephen Lawrence (Gre) 309 16.3%
Margery Abbott (Lab) 293 15.4%
 
LDm gain from Ind, Maj 316 16.6%
May 2008
John Hipkin (Ind) 851 39.0%
Valerie Holt (LDm) 707 32.4%
Edward MacNaghten (Con) 255 11.7%
Samuel Wakeford (Lab) 225 10.3%
Stephen Lawrence (Gre) 145 6.6%
No change, Ind Maj 144 6.6%
May 2010
Simon Kightley R (LDm) 1857 44.7%
Warren Clegg (Con) 906 21.8%
James Kennedy (Gre) 749 18.0%
John Buckingham (Lab) 641 15.4%
 
No change, LDm Maj 951 22.9%
May 2011
Philip Tucker (LDm) 973 33.6%
Ashley Walsh (Lab) 728 25.2%
Philip Salway (Con) 620 21.4%
Jack Toye (Gre) 572 19.8%
 
No change, LDm Maj 245 8.5%
May 2012
John Hipkin R (Ind) 925 49.5%
Ashley Walsh (Lab) 330 17.7%
Alan Levy (LDm) 275 14.7%
Nikesh Pandit (Con) 173 9.3%
Jack Toye (Gre) 164 8.8%
No change, Ind Maj 595 31.9%
May 2014
Marie-Louise Holland (Ind) 737 27.2%
Fergus Blair (LDm) 717 26.5%
Mark Reader (Lab) 565 20.9%
Sandra Billington (Gre) 409 15.1%
Tom Byrne (Con) 281 10.4%
Ind gain from LDm, Maj 20 0.7%
May 2015
Valerie Holt (LDm) 1288 30.4%
Patrick Sheil (Lab) 1084 25.5%
Simon Mitton (Con) 951 22.4%
Martin Bonner (Gre) 920 21.7%
 
No change, LDm Maj 204 4.8%
May 2016
John Hipkin R (Ind) 776 37.9%
Patrick Sheil (Lab) 562 27.5%
Mark Argent (LDm) 388 19.0%
Alacia Gent (Gre) 191 8.8%
Edward MacNaghten (Con) 129 9.3%
No change, Ind Maj 214 10.5%
 

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