Cambridge City Council Elections - St Matthew's 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
W.Donald Chapman (Lab) 1178 64.4%
John Overton R (Lab) 1109 60.7%
Hubert Woodley Betts (Con) 715 39.1%
Frank Pointer (Con) 654 35.8%
No change, Lab Maj 394 21.6%. Retiring 1947 & 1946 because of byelection in December 1945.
Byelection - December 1945
Arthur Cross (Lab) 879 55.4%
Sidney Rolfe (Con) 709 44.6%
No change, Lab Maj 170 10.7%. Retiring 1949.
November 1946
John Overton R (Lab) 1055 53.6%
William Hardesty (Con) 913 46.4%
No change, Lab Maj 142 7.2%.
November 1947
William Hardesty (Con) 1270 50.1%
W.Donald Chapman R (Lab) 1264 49.9%
Con gain, Maj 6 0.2%.
May 1949
Derek Traylen (Con) 1293 54.6%
Leonard Wordingham (Lab) 1073 45.4%
Con gain, Maj 220 9.3%.
May 1950
Albert Cox (Con) 1056 54.2%
John Overton R (Lab) 893 45.8%
Con gain, Maj 163 8.4%.
May 1951
William Hardesty R (Con)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1952
Geoffrey Baker (Lab) 1145 51.0%
Derek Traylen R (Con) 1101 49.0%
Lab gain, Maj 44 2.0%.
May 1953
Albert Cox R (Con) 962 51.4%
Frank Bailey (Lab) 909 48.6%
No change, Con Maj 53 2.8%.
May 1954
Frank Bailey (Lab) 959 50.5%
William Hardesty R (Con) 940 49.5%
Lab gain, Maj 19 1.0%.
May 1955
William Hardesty (Con) 1038 55.3%
Geoffrey Baker R (Lab) 838 44.7%
 
Con gain, Maj 200 10.7%.
May 1956
Raymond Flack (Lab) 779 46.2%
Albert Cox R (Con) 571 33.9%
Francis Leach (RPA) 335 19.9%
Lab gain, Maj 208 12.3%.
May 1957
Frank Bailey R (Lab) 920 54.0%
Derek Traylen (Con) 784 46.0%
 
No change, Lab Maj 136 8.0%.
May 1958
Florence Roden (Lab) 840 52.8%
William Hardesty R (Con) 752 47.2%
Lab gain, Maj 88 5.5%.
May 1959
William Hardesty (Con) 729 51.2%
Raymond Flack R (Lab) 695 48.8%
Con gain, Maj 34 2.4%.
May 1960
Derek Traylen (Con) 677 52.6%
Frank Bailey R (Lab) 611 47.4%
Con gain, Maj 66 5.1%.
May 1961
Brian Lister (Con) 746 58.9%
Florence Roden R (Lab) 521 41.1%
Con gain, Maj 225 17.8%.
May 1962
Sonia Abrams (Lab) 603 51.7%
William Hardesty R (Con) 564 48.3%
Lab gain, Maj 39 3.3%.
May 1963
Clarissa Kaldor (Lab) 656 50.5%
Derek Traylen R (Con) 644 49.5%
Lab gain, Maj 12 0.9%.
May 1964
Josef Schicker (Lab) 658 58.0%
Peter John (Con) 477 42.0%
Lab gain, Maj 181 15.9%.
May 1965
Sonia Abrams R (Lab)
- unopposed 
No change.
May 1966
Clarissa Kaldor R (Lab)
- unopposed 
No change.
 
Byelection - November 1966
Rev.Victor Dixon (Ind) 392 39.8%
Frank Ramsbottom (Lab) 319 32.4%
Helga Howard (Con) 273 27.7%
Ind gain, Maj 73 7.4%. Retiring 1968.
 
May 1967
Anthony Cornell (Con) 447 41.0%
Josef Schicker R (Lab) 329 30.2%
David Murray (Lib) 313 28.7%
Con gain, Maj 118 10.8%.
In 1968 St Matthew's Ward was abolished and the sitting councillors assigned to the newly formed Arbury Ward.

County results in this ward 1964-7


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