Cambridge City Council Elections - Newnham 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 - 2 vacancies
Francis Priest R (Ind)
Lady Bragg R (Ind)
- both unopposed 
No change. Second place retiring 1947. Lady Bragg was a retiring councillor for Trumpington
November 1946
William Gourlay (Con) 829 54.4%
Helen Adrian (Ind) 695 45.6%
 
No change, Con Maj 134 8.8%.
November 1947
Lady Bragg R (Ind)
- unopposed 
 
No change.
May 1949
Ernest Cherry (Con) 1154 60.7%
Mary Cattley (Ind) 747 39.3%
No change, Con Maj 407 21.4%.
 
Byelection - June 1949
M.Enid Henn (Con)
- unopposed 
No change. Retiring 1951.
 
May 1950
William Gourlay R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1951
M.Enid Henn R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1952
Ernest Cherry R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1953
William Gourlay R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1954
M.Enid Henn R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1955
Ernest Cherry R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1956
Helen Culverwell (Con) 953 77.5%
Muriel Lloyd-Prichard (Lab) 276 22.5%
No change, Con Maj 677 55.1%.
May 1957
M.Enid Henn R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1958
Ernest Cherry R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1959
Helen Culverwell R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1960
M.Enid Henn R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1961
Ernest Cherry R (Con) 870 61.5%
Clarissa Kaldor (Lab) 544 38.5%
 
No change, Con Maj 326 23.1%.
May 1962
Helen Culverwell R (Con) 712 50.9%
Clarissa Kaldor (Lab) 363 26.0%
Stanley Parnham (Lib) 323 23.1%
No change, Con Maj 349 25.0%.
May 1963
M.Enid Henn R (Con) 812 50.2%
Nora David (Lab) 442 27.4%
Antonia Knowlson (Lib) 362 22.4%
No change, Con Maj 370 22.9%.
May 1964
Albert Wallman (Con) 722 48.2%
Antonia Knowlson (Lib) 496 33.1%
Francesca Ashburner (Lab) 280 18.7%
No change, Con Maj 226 15.1%.
May 1965
Helen Culverwell R (Con) 791 81.3%
Premandra Addy (Ind) 182 18.7%
 
No change, Con Maj 609 62.6%.
May 1966
M.Enid Henn R (Con) 704 56.3%
Anthony Rottenburg (Lib) 547 43.7%
 
No change, Con Maj 157 12.5%.
May 1967
G.Richard Wright (Con) 870 56.2%
Gwyneth Lipstein (Lab) 463 29.9%
Anthony Rottenburg (Lib) 214 13.8%
Con gain, Maj 407 26.3%.
 
Byelection - July 1967
John Byrom (Con)
- unopposed 
 
No change. Retiring 1969.
 
May 1968
Diana Ker (Con) 1114 65.5%
Horace Fuller (I.C) 587 34.5%
No change, Con Maj 527 31.0%.
May 1969
John Byrom R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1970
Colin Kolbert (Con) 1242 70.4%
Moira Steel (Lib) 522 29.6%
 
 
 
No change, Con Maj 720 40.8%.
May 1971 - 2 vacancies
Gwyneth Lipstein (Lab) 1937 56.8%
David Keate (Lab) 1897 55.7%
Michael Tillotson (Con) 1418 41.6%
Graham Edwards (Con) 1395 40.9%
Charles Ward (Ind) 170 5.0%
2 Lab gains, Maj 479 14.1%.
Second place retiring 1972.
May 1972
David Keate R (Lab) 1851 56.9%
Roy Doig (Con) 1402 43.1%
 
 
 
No change, Lab Maj 449 13.8%.
June 1973 - 4 vacancies
Gwyneth Lipstein R (Lab) 1798 61.6%
Ruth Cohen (Lab) 1726 59.2%
Robert Edwards (Lab) 1660 56.9%
Elizabeth Gard (Lab) 1651 56.6%
Peter Chivers (Con) 1245 42.7%
Peter Masters (Con) 1233 42.3%
George Reid (Con) 1211 41.5%
Ian Benson (Con) 1145 39.2%
Lab Maj 406 13.9%. All retiring 1976.
General re-warding
Newnham lost the area North of Madingley Road & Chesterton Road to Castle (some to West Chesterton) and gained colleges West of Trinity St. / Kings Parade & North of Silver St from Market.
May 1976 - 3 vacancies
Gwyneth Lipstein R (Lab) 1306 43.2%
Ruth Cohen R (Lab) 1221 40.4%
Robert Edwards R (Lab) 1218 40.3%
Brian Cooper (Con) 1172 38.8%
John Shaw (Con) 1110 36.7%
Patricia Robinson (Con) 1106 36.6%
Andrew Gore (Lib) 598 19.8%
Julian Cummins (Lib) 590 19.5%
David Grace (Lib) 550 18.2%
Lab Maj 46 1.5%. Retiring 1980, 1979, 1978.
May 1978
O.M.Wendy Nicol (Lab) 1501 49.1%
Ella Craigie (Con) 987 32.3%
Anthony Waite (Lib) 567 18.6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
No change, Lab Maj 514 16.8%.
May 1979
Ruth Cohen R (Lab) 2273 47.2%
Phyllis Osbourn (Con) 1276 26.5%
Vivienne Alford (Lib) 1263 26.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
No change, Lab Maj 997 20.7%.
May 1980
Gwyneth Lipstein R (Lab) 1215 47.9%
Stanley Craigie (Con) 852 33.6%
Shirley Fozzard (Lib) 467 18.4%
No change, Lab Maj 363 14.3%.
Gwyneth Lipstein joined the SDP during her period of office.
May 1982
Violet Cane (Lab) 1028 36.4%
David Bard (Con) 937 33.2%
Terence Moore (SDP) 857 30.4%
No change, Lab Maj 91 3.2%.
May 1983
Ruth Cohen R (Lab) 1308 37.9%
David Bard (Con) 1223 35.4%
Margaret Reiss (SDP) 922 26.7%
No change, Lab Maj 85 2.5%.
May 1984
Gwyneth Lipstein R (SDP) 1204 37.8%
Jean Glasberg (Lab) 1052 33.1%
David Bard (Con) 925 29.1%
 
No change, SDP Maj 152 4.8%.
May 1986
Violet Cane R (Lab) 1057 32.5%
Christine Bondi (SDP) 1053 32.3%
Edward Connolly (Con) 878 27.0%
Stephen Lloyd (Gre) 269 8.3%
No change, Lab Maj 4 0.1%.
May 1987
Elsa Meyland-Smith (SDP) 1496 39.1%
Jean Glasberg (Lab) 1286 33.6%
Edward Connolly (Con) 1040 27.2%
 
SDP gain, Maj 210 5.5%.
May 1988
Eleanor Fairclough (Lab) 1152 33.9%
Gwyneth Lipstein R (SLD) 1061 31.3%
Ann Knight (Con) 934 27.5%
Catherine Wolfe (Gre) 248 7.3%
Lab gain, Maj 91 2.7%.
May 1990
Jean Glasberg (Lab) 1676 46.5%
Mark Bishop (Con) 881 24.4%
Nicholas Whyte (LDm) 638 17.7%
Joel Smith (Gre) 409 11.3%
No change, Lab Maj 795 22.1%.
May 1991
Daphne Roper (Lab) 1010 33.2%
Kenneth Wheatcroft (Con) 896 29.5%
Pamela Strachan (LDm) 857 28.2%
Margaret Wright (Gre) 278 9.1%
Lab gain, Maj 114 3.7%.
May 1992
Joyce Baird (LDm) 1075 35.3%
Eleanor Fairclough R (Lab) 977 32.1%
Kenneth Wheatcroft (Con) 760 24.9%
Margaret Wright (Gre) 178 5.8%
Neil Costello (USp) 58 1.9%
LDm gain, Maj 98 3.2%.
May 1994
Christopher Lakin (LDm) 1477 46.7%
Asha Patel (Lab) 1290 40.8%
Graham Stuart (Con) 394 12.5%
 
 
LDm gain, Maj 187 5.9%.
May 1995
Daphne Roper R (Lab) 1391 48.9%
Malcolm Schofield (LDm) 1150 40.5%
Jason Webb (Con) 301 10.6%
 
 
No change, Lab Maj 241 8.5%.
May 1996
Gillian Richardson (Lab) 1282 45.3%
Joyce Baird R (LDm) 1249 44.1%
Caroline Turnbull (Con) 301 10.6%
Lab gain, Maj 33 1.2%.
May 1998
Christopher Lakin R (LDm) 1041 59.2%
Trevor Critchlow (Lab) 473 26.9%
James Strachan (Con) 243 13.8%
No change, LDm Maj 568 32.3%.
May 1999
Nichola Harrison (LDm) 1109 54.9%
Edward Addison (Lab) 634 31.4%
Ann Watkins (Con) 278 13.8%
LDm gain, Maj 475 23.5%.
May 2000
Malcolm Schofield (LDm) 1016 53.1%
Gillian Richardson R (Lab) 540 28.2%
Ann Watkins (Con) 358 18.7%
 
 
LDm gain, Maj 476 24.9%
May 2002
Sian Reid (LDm) 1134 55.5%
H.Patricia Wright (Lab) 372 18.2%
Richard Normington (Con) 326 15.9%
Tandy Harrison (Gre) 190 9.3%
Nigel Douglas (Ind) 23 1.1%
No change, LDm Maj 762 37.3%
May 2003
Julie Smith (LDm) 987 54.3%
Laurence Tailby (Con) 334 18.4%
Miriam Lynn (Lab) 257 14.1%
Anna Gomori-Woodcock (Gre) 239 13.2%
 
No change, LDm Maj 653 35.9%
General re-warding
Newnham lost 6 colleges to Castle.
June 2004
Sian Reid R (LDm) 1018 51.0%
Julie Smith R (LDm) 931 46.6%
Roderick Cantrill (LDm) 904 45.2%
Peter Harding-Rolls (Con) 429 21.5%
C.Gail Kenney (Con) 411 20.6%
Anna Gomori-Woodcock (Gre) 400 20.0%
Anna Hodge (Con) 395 19.8%
Rita Gaggs (Lab) 317 15.9%
Richard Layfield (Lab) 288 14.4%
William Quinn (Gre) 282 14.1%
Daniel Sternberg (Lab) 279 14.0%
No Change, LDm Maj 475 23.8%. Retiring in 2008, 2007 & 2006.
May 2006
Roderick Cantrill R (LDm) 974 46.2%
James Strachan (Con) 475 22.6%
Joseph Powell (Lab) 336 16.0%
Anna Gomori-Woodcock (Gre) 321 15.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No Change, LDm Maj 499 23.7%
May 2007
Julie Smith R (LDm) 842 44.9%
James Strachan (Con) 489 26.1%
Aneaka Kellay (Gre) 300 16.0%
Louis Coiffait (Lab) 246 13.1%
No Change, LDm Maj 353 18.8%
May 2008
Sian Reid R (LDm) 870 50.1%
James Strachan (Con) 427 24.6%
Jennifer Butler (Gre) 238 13.7%
William Redfern (Lab) 200 11.5%
No Change, LDm Maj 443 25.5%
May 2010
Rod Cantrill R (LDm) 1862 44.9%
Stephen Oliver (Con) 994 24.0%
Leonard Freeman (Lab) 648 15.6%
James Youd (Gre) 642 15.5%
No Change, LDm Maj 868 20.9%
May 2011
Julie Smith R (LDm) 990 35.2%
Richard Johnson (Lab) 756 26.9%
Joanna Anscombe-Bell (Con) 621 22.1%
James Youd (Gre) 443 15.8%
No Change, LDm Maj 234 8.3%
May 2012
Sian Reid R (LDm) 917 44.5%
Sarah Cain (Lab) 641 31.1%
Andre Beaumont (Con) 263 12.8%
Billy Aldridge (Gre) 241 11.7%
No Change, LDm Maj 276 13.4%
May 2014
Rod Cantrill R (LDm) 1056 35.6%
Sam Wolfe (Lab) 987 33.3%
Julia Harrison (Gre) 526 17.7%
Joanna Anscombe-Bell (Con) 395 13.3%
No Change, LDm Maj 69 2.3%
May 2015
Markus Gehring (LDm) 1387 32.7%
Ewan McGaughey (Lab) 1203 28.4%
Kate Honey (Gre) 947 22.4%
Sam Carr (Con) 700 16.5%
No Change, LDm Maj 184 4.3%
May 2016
Lucy Nethsingha (LDm) 939 43.2%
Ewan McGaughey (Lab) 787 36.2%
Julius Carrington (Con) 234 10.8%
Mark Slade (Gre) 216 9.9%
No Change, LDm Maj 152 7.0%
 

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