Cambridge City Elections since 1935 - Miscellaneous titbits

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Candidates who stood 8 or more times
Retiring Councillors standing for re-election
Independents and others elected
Candidates' success rates by party
Highest and lowest votes and winning percentages

Candidates who stood 8 or more times

NameElectedOut of
Stephen Lawrence028
James Strachan121
Ceri Galloway021
Shayne Mitchell021
Shapour Meftah120
Margaret Wright120
Peter Pope020
Eric Barrett-Payton219
Peter Burkinshaw017
John Hipkin913
Josef Schicker713
Leonard Freeman113
Robert Boorman013
Timothy Haire013
Peter Wright1212
Colin Rosenstiel1012
John N. Hughes812
Geraldine Bird612
Richard Reilly512
Philippa Slatter512
Catherine Smart512
Tim Ward412
L.Keith Edkins012
Simon Mitton012
Albert Watts012
Chris Gough-Goodman611
Elaine Wheatley611
Michael Sargeant211
Stephen George210
Vivian Ellis110
Evelyn Bradford/Corder010
Kevin Francis010
Robert Dryden99
Janet Jones99
Kevin Blencowe79
Graham Edwards79
Doris Howe79
Robert May79
Joye Rosenstiel79
Amanda Taylor79
Clarissa Kaldor69
Mike Todd-Jones69
Geoffrey Heathcock59
William Hardesty49
Ian Kidman49
Simon Sedgwick-Jell49
Rhodri James39
Donald Douglas19
Ann Tweed19
Andrew Bower09
John Ionides09
Anette Karimi09
Edward MacNaghten09
Christopher Bradford88
Peter Cowell88
John Powley78
Herbert Finbow68
John B. Collins58
Nora David58
Gwyneth Lipstein58
Alan Charlesworth48
George Reid48
Anthony Carter38
Hugh Percival38
Jamie Dalzell28
M.Joan Fitch28
Kevin Wilkins28
Samuel Barker08
Neil Ford08
Andrew Paton08
Pamela Stacey08
Thomas Woodcock08
Thomas Yates08
Times stoodNo. Candidates
More than 1028
1414 candidacies successful out of 4110

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Retiring Councillors standing for re-election:

750 successful out of 922 attempts (81%)

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Independents and others elected (25)

(From 1945: Independents were elected much more frequently in the pre-war period)

Davies, SamIndQueen Edith'sMay 2021
Hipkin, JohnIndCastleMay 2016
Holland, Marie-LouiseIndCastleMay 2014
Hipkin, JohnIndCastle E.D.May 2013
Hipkin, JohnIndCastleMay 2012
Hipkin, JohnIndCastleMay 2008
Reiss, MargaretIndMarketMay 1978
Harland, ElisabethIndMarket E.D.April 1970
Barker, WilliamIndMarket E.D.April 1967
Farmer, AnneIndEast Chesterton No.1 E.D.April 1967
Harland, ElisabethIndMarket E.D.April 1967
Dixon, Rev.VictorIndSt Matthew'sNovember 1966
Harland, ElisabethIndMarket E.D.November 1964
Barker, WilliamIndMarket E.D.September 1964
Farmer, AnneIndColeridge No.2 E.D.September 1964
Hensher, RobertI.CMarketMay 1954
Lofts, ArthurIndMarketMay 1949
Bragg, LadyIndNewnhamNovember 1947
Bull, StewartI.CPetersfieldNovember 1947
Bull, StewartIndPetersfieldNovember 1946
Edwards, GeorgeIndEast ChestertonNovember 1946
Bragg, LadyIndNewnhamNovember 1945
Lofts, ArthurIndMarketNovember 1945
Mallett, HowardIndCastleNovember 1945
Priest, FrancisIndNewnhamNovember 1945

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Candidates' success rates by party

(From 1973 - many elections were uncontested before this)

Liberal Democrat *30879639
Ecology / Green114722

(* including Liberal, SDP, Alliance, and SLD)

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Highest vote:
2906Elsa Meyland-SmithLDmNewnham E.D.May 1997

Lowest vote:
15M.L.Patrice GladwinNLPRomseyMay 1995

Highest winning percentage:
95.7%Harold De Ste CroixConWest ChestertonMay 1955

Lowest winning percentage:
24.4%Daniel LeeLDmQueen Edith'sMay 2021

Highest majority:
1918Horace RaceConWest ChestertonMay 1954

Lowest majority:
1Mark HayesLibWest ChestertonMay 1982

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Majorities under ten

Hayes, MarkWest Chesterton1May 1982Lib
Burgess, EdwardCherry Hinton3November 1945Lab
Mallett, HowardCastle4November 1945Ind
Cane, VioletNewnham4May 1986Lab
Thornburrow, KatieTrumpington4May 2018Lab
Jones, JanetArbury No.1 E.D.5April 1970Lab
Murray, DavidMarket5May 1970Lib
Wheatley, ElainePetersfield5May 1976Con
Doggett, ArthurCherry Hinton6November 1935Ind
Fell, MabelCherry Hinton6November 1936Lab
Hardesty, WilliamSt Matthew's6November 1947Con
Farmer, AnneEast Chesterton No.1 E.D.6September 1964Ind
Knowles, GrahamEast Chesterton6May 1980Con
Points, WalterCherry Hinton7May 1953Con
Edwards, GrahamMarket7May 1976Con
Gillespie, OscarMarket7May 2015Gre
Langdon, HarryWest Chesterton8November 1936Con
Schicker, JosefAbbey No.1 E.D.9April 1970Lab

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