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Middlesex County Council

Elections

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Members 1889-1919

Members 1919-1937

Members 1937-1949

Members 1949-1965
Succeeded by:
Greater London Council

List of members of Middlesex County Council 1949-1965.

The county council was made up of three quarters elected councillors and one quarter aldermen chosen by the council. Councillors were elected every three years while aldermen had a six year term of office, with half being chosen at the annual meeting immediately after the triennial elections. Following boundary changes the number of councillors was set at eighty-seven, each representing a single electoral division. This was a reduction of three seats. The boundaries remained unchanged until the council's abolition. There were twenty-nine aldermen, with fourteen or fifteen retiring every three years.

1961-65[]

Election of 87 councillors was held on 13 April 1961. Normally they would have gone out of office in 1964 but their term of office was extended until 1965 under the London Government Act 1963. In that year Middlesex County Council was abolished and the Greater London Council came into existence.

Politics[]

1952: The Conservative Party held the council.

1955: The Conservative Party held the council.

1958: The Labour Party gained control from the Conservatives. A single Liberal Party councillor was elected.

1961: The Conservative Party took control of the county council from the Labour Party. The Liberal Party lost their only seat.

Aldermen[]

Random aldermanic bits[]

  • Maurice Walter Burns Conservative Party - elected 1957, died 20 April 1962.
  • George James Stephens Conservative Party - elected May 1962 Stephens and Baines elected to fill vacancies due to death of Burns and Cleland
  • A N H Baines Conservative Party - elected May 1962 Stephens and Baines elected to fill vacancies due to death of Burns and Cleland
  • Kenneth Andrew Cleland - elected 1954, died 24 April 1962.
  • Beacham 1958
  • Odle 1955

Aldermen - alphabetical[]

NB 4 seats in 1949 were due to increase in size of council. 2 would retire in 1952.

  • A N H Baines 1949-55, 1955-61. Retired at 1961 election but returned to fill vacancy in 1962.
  • Col. Gerald Beach councillor in Sep 1950, ald in Dec 1950~retired at 1955 election. (elected 1949 for Finchley E, cllr in 1947) died 25 Dec 1955. Commanding officer of 9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment 1908-26.
  • Beartrice Beaumont 1946-52.
  • J P Bennetts 1949-
  • J W A Billam - December 1953-55, 1955-61, 1961-65
  • Maurice Walter Burns 1957* died 1962
  • A H Charlton ~1955~
  • W R M Chambers 1949-55, 1955-61, 1961-65
  • Reginald Clarke ~May 1959~
  • W R Clemens 1949-55. Retired at 1955 election.
  • Cowan 1952-58
  • Sir Gilfrid Craig 1949-
  • Chaventre - 1957 (casual vacancy)-65
  • Kathleen Mary St Patrick Crump 1952-58
  • Lt Col A H Farley 1949-
  • Mrs M R Forbes - 1 January 1958 in place of Ithell -65
  • L Freeman (of Ruislip) ~ Jun 1952 ~
  • O J Galley - 1952-58
  • W J Grimshaw - 1949-55. Retired at 1955 election.
  • F E Harmsworth - 1949, ret 1958
  • Hoare ~1948~ 1949-
  • J R Hughes 1949-55. Retired at 1955 election.
  • W J Irving ~Aug 1953~
  • Ithell - resigned December 1957
  • Arthur Ernest Jones 1949 Leader of the Conservative group on Willesden Borough Council. Sentenced to four months in prison in March 1951 for dangerous driving causing death. [1]
  • Knaggs 14 years on MCC -- how many as alderman?? res 1964
  • C H Knifton 1949 ~Apr 1957~
  • Messer - 'former CA' in Jun 1953
  • W C Mongor of H&H) ~Jun 1952~
  • Wm Morgans 1949 d.21 Jan 1961
  • W G Pomeroy (of Uxbridge) ~Jun 1952~
  • G J Pryke 1949
  • H E Purser 1949 - ~Apr 1957~
  • R G Ridge 1949
  • Rowlandson 1951*, 1952-58
  • G M Sparrow 1949-55. Retired at 1955 election.
  • G W Varley (of YWD) ~Jun 1952~
  • Thomas Charles Wardle ~May 1959~

Aldermanic election 21 May 1949.

There were 17 seats to fill, 13 by rotation and 4 new seats to fill due to increase in size of the council. All were filled by Conservatives who had regained control of the council. The Labour Party did not nominate or vote.

  1. Farley
  2. Sir Gilfrid Craig
  3. A N H Baines
  4. J P Bennetts
  5. W R M Chambers
  6. W R Clemens
  7. W J Grimshaw
  8. F E Harmsworth - re-elected 1955, retired 1958. Died 18 April 1958.
  9. Archer Hoare
  10. J R Hughes
  11. Arthur Ernest Jones - previously councillor for Willesden, Mapesbury.
  12. C H Knifton - re-elected 1955
  13. William Morgans (councillor for Ealing Central since 1939). Re-elected 1955, resigned 1958. Died 21 January 1961.
  14. George Jenner Pryke - Mayor of Hendon 1949-50. Resigned 1951
  1. H E Purser - re-elected 1955
  2. R G Ridge
  3. G M Sparrow


1952 14 aldermen to hold office until 1958. 11 Con, 3 Lab. 2 were women. As listed below:

List of aldermen in 1954 MYB: (29)

  1. Hoare (chairman) - 1949
  2. Baines (vice) - 1949
  3. Beach - 1952
  4. Bennetts - 1949
  5. Chambers - 1949
  6. Charlton
  7. Clemens - 1949
  8. Copestake - 1952
  9. Cowan - 1952
  10. Craig - (1949)/1952
  11. Crump - 1952
  12. Fairfield
  13. Farley - 1949
  14. Furness - 1952
  15. Galley - 1952
  16. Grimshaw - 1949
  17. Harmsworth - 1949
  18. Hughes - 1949
  19. Irving - Labour, 1952
  20. Ithell - Labour, 1952
  21. Knaggs
  22. Knifton - (1949)/1952
  23. Morgans - 1949
  24. Pargiter - Labour, 1952
  25. Purser - 1949
  26. Ridge - (1949)/1952
  27. Ridley - 1952
  28. Rowlandson - 1952
  29. Sparrow - 1949

1958 Aldermen Labour took all 12 (3 retiring, 9 new) Including: Barrow (Harrow E), Trevor Clark (Wembley), T E Parker, B H Rockman. Rowlandson, Cowan, O J Galley, Cleland, Mrs Crump among 9 defeated Con aldermen.

Con aldermen due to retire in 1961: J P Bennetts, JWA Billam, WRM Chambers, Archer Hoare, Odle, T C Wardle **elected as councillor for Wembley West in 1955 - when did he become an alderman?** Before 1958, Chaventre

1961: 15 aldermen including J W Barter MP


Aldermen at dissolution of council[]

  • Albert Noel Hansel Baines - May 1962-65.
  • Joseph Barrow - 1958-65
  • John Wilfred Barter FCIS
  • John Wilfred Ambrose Billam 1955-61, 1961-65 (former councillor for Wembley North-West)
  • Peter Blair Black - 1961-65
  • Frank Sayle Brierley
  • Wilfred Rendel Myson Chambers MBE -1961, 1961-65
  • Cyril Chaventre 1957-61, 1961-65
  • Trevor Clark 1958-65
  • Sir Christopher George Armstrong Cowan
  • Muriel Rose Forbes MBE
  • Col. Sir Joseph Henry Haygarth CBE -1955-61, 1961-65
  • Christopher Thomas Higgins
  • William John Hill
  • Sir Archer Hoare CBE -58, 1958-65
  • Robert Jones Hughes
  • Thomas Henry Joyce OBE - resigned 28 September 1964, seat left vacant.
  • James Henry Knaggs - resigned 23 November 1964, seat left vacant.
  • William John Lipscombe
  • George Albert Pargiter CBE
  • Thomas Edward Parker 1958-65
  • Anthony Purvis FRHistSoc
  • Bernard Harry Rockman OBE -58, 1958-65.
  • George James Stephens OBE - May 1962-65.
  • Robert Thompson
  • Frances Timpson
  • Frank Towell - 1958-61
  • Margaret Louisa White (Mrs. Rex White)
  • Kathleen Laidlow Wright MBE

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 Acton (3 seats)[]

The representation of the Municipal Borough of Acton remained at three seats in 1949. The North-West and South divisions were abolished. Two new divisions called Acton South-East and West were formed. The existing North-East division had its boundaries revised. There was no change to the boundaries in 1952.

Acton North-East Division[]

Acton South-East Division[]

Acton West Division[]

Brentford and Chiswick (3 seats 1949-52, 2 seats 1952-65)[]

The three divisions of the Municipal Borough of Brentford and Chiswick were unchanged in 1949. In 1952 two new divisions replaced them.

Brentford Division (1949-52)[]

Chiswick East Division (1949-52)[]

Chiswick West Division (1949-52)[]

Brentford & Chiswick East Division (1952-65)[]

Brentford and Chiswick West Division (1952-65)[]

Ealing (8 seats 1949-52, 7 seats 1952-65)[]

In 1949 the representation of the Municipal Borough of Ealing was increased from five to eight councillors. One division was abolished, four new ones were formed there were boundary changes in three and one was unchanged. In 1952 the number of councillors was reduced to seven. Two divisions were abolished, one new division was created, the boundaries of three were changed and two (three?) were unaltered. The Central and West Divisions were unchanged.

Ealing Central Division[]

Drayton and Castlebar wards - unaltered from 1937 boundaries

Ealing East Division[]

Boundary changes in 1949 to comprise Mount Park and Hanger Hill wards. In 1952 Hanger Hill was transferred to North-East Division and Grange ward added from South-East, reverting to old boundaries.

Ealing North Division[]

New division created in 1949 to comprise North Greenford (previously in North-West) and new Perivale wards. Greatly revised boundaries from 1952: Perivale transferred to new North-East Division while Northolt North and Northolt South wards (previously comprising Northolt Division) were added

  • 1949-52: Oliver John Galley - Conservative Party. Defeated Joseph Hunter Murray, outgoing Labour Party councillor for Ealing North West division.
  • 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Ronald Ewart Gundry - Labour Party. Outgoing councillor for abolished Northolt Division.

Ealing Northolt Division (1949-52)[]

Division created in 1949 from part North-West Division (Northolt North and South wards) and abolished in 1952, becoming part of North Division

Ealing North-East Division (1952-65)[]

Created 1952, comprising Hanger Hill and Perivale wards from East and North Divisions respectively

  • 1952-55: George Ward - Conservative Party - Mayor of Ealing 1958-59.
  • 1955-58, 1958-61: Arthur William D'Arcy -Conservative Party
  • 1961-63: Claude Loyd Manning - Conservative Party - died 17 July 1963.
  • 1961-65: Rosemary Barbara Harrison - took seat in 28 November 1963 by-election. This was the last election to be held to Middlesex County Council.

Ealing North-West Division[]

Boundaries altered in 1949 to comprise Greenford Central and Greenford South wards. Northolt was removed to form a separate electoral division. Unchanged in 1952.

  • 1949-52: George Wilfred Chandler - Labour Party - outgoing councillor for Southgate North
  • 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Doris Gundry - Labour Party

Ealing South Division[]

1949: Manor, Lammas and Grosvenor wards - the latter had been in the abolished South-West Division. Unaltered in 1952.

Ealing South-East Division (1949-52)[]

Newly formed in 1949 and comprising Grange and Manor wards transferred from East and South divisions respectively. In 1952 the two wards were transferred back to their original divisions.

Ealing West Division[]

Created in 1949 and comprising Hanwell North and Hanwell South wards from the abolished South-West Division.

Edmonton (4 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Edmonton was divided into four electoral divisions.

Edmonton North-East Division[]

Bury Street Ward

Edmonton North-West Division[]

Church Street Ward

Edmonton South-East Division[]

Angel Road Ward

Edmonton South-West Division[]

Silver Street Ward

Enfield (3 seats 1949-52, 4 seats 1949-65)[]

Enfield Urban District (the Municipal Borough of Enfield from 1955) was divided into three divisions in 1949. In 1952 one division (east) was abolished and two new divisions (North-East and South-East) created. In 1955 there were small boundary changes and two divisions were renamed.

Enfield East Division (1949-52)[]

Abolished 1952, mostly included in new North-East and South-East Divisions. Squire became councillor for South-East Division

Enfield North-East Division (1952-65)[]

Enfield West Division (1949-55), renamed Enfield North-West Division 1955[]

Enfield South-East Division (1952-65)[]

Enfield Central Division (1949-55), renamed Enfield South-West Division 1955[]

Feltham (1 seat 1949-52, 2 seats 1952-65)[]

Feltham Urban District was divided into two divisions in 1952.

Feltham Division (1949-52)[]

Feltham North Division (1952-65)[]

Feltham South Division (1952-65)[]

Finchley (3 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Finchley was divided into three electoral divisions.

Finchley East Division[]

Finchley North Division[]

Finchley West Division[]

Friern Barnet (1 seat)[]

The division was identical to Friern Barnet Urban District.

Harrow (8 seats)[]

Harrow Urban District (the Municipal Borough of Harrow from 1954) was divided into eight divisions.[2]

Harrow Central Division[]

Wealdstone North ward

  • 1949-52: John E Layton - Labour Party
  • 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961: Francis Victor Beacham - Labour Party - died 1 August 1961.
    • 1961-65: Mabel Constance Burgess Morley - Labour Party - elected at by-election 28 September 1961.

Harrow East Division[]

Queensbury and Stanmore South wards

  • 1949: Herbert Henry Elvin - Labour Party - died 1949.
  • 1949-52, 1952-55, 1955-58: Joseph Barrow - Labour Party. First elected at by-election on 15 December 1949.
  • 1958-61, 1961-65: Thomas Taylor Swan - Labour Party

Harrow East Central Division[]

Belmont and Kenton wards

  • 1949-52, 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Frederick Charles Battey - Conservative Party

Harrow North-East Division[]

Harrow Weald and Stanmore North wards

Harrow North-West Division[]

Pinner North & Hatch End and Pinner South wards

Harrow South Division[]

Harrow-on-the-Hill & Greenhill and West Harrow wards

Harrow South-West Division[]

Roxbourne and Roxeth wards

Harrow West Central Division[]

Headstone and Wealdstone South wards

  • 1949-52, 1952-55, 1955: John H Wise - Conservative Party - resigned 1955.
  • 1956-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Herbert Alexander Maun - Conservative Party. Originally elected at bye-election 26 January 1956.

Hayes and Harlington (2 seats)[]

Hayes and Harlington Urban District was divided into two divisions.

Hayes and Harlington North Division[]

Hayes and Harlington South Division[]

Hendon (6 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Hendon was divided into six divisions.

Hendon Central Division[]

Hendon East Division[]

Hendon North Division[]

Hendon North-West Division[]

Hendon South Division[]

Hendon West Division[]

Heston and Isleworth (4 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Heston and Isleworth was divided into four divisions. In 1952 Heston and Spring Grove Division was abolished and replaced by Heston and Cranford. Hounslow West and Isleworth Divisions had altered boundaries while Hounslow Central was unaltered.

Heston and Cranford Division (1952-65)[]

Heston and Spring Grove Division (1949-52)[]

Hounslow Central Division[]

Hounslow West Division[]

Isleworth Division[]

Hornsey (4 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Hornsey was divided into four divisions.

Hornsey Central Division[]

Hornsey Highgate Division[]

Hornsey Muswell Hill Division[]

Hornsey Stroud Green Division[]

Potters Bar (1 seat)[]

This was identical to Potters Bar Urban District.

Ruislip-Northwood (2 seats)[]

Ruislip-Northwood Urban District was divided into two divisions. There were minor boundary changes in 1955.

Ruislip-Northwood North Division[]

Northwood and Ruislip wards

Ruislip-Northwood South Division[]

Eastcote and South Ruislip wards

Southall (2 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Southall was divided into two electoral divisions. In North-West and South-East divisions created in 1949 were abolished in 1952 and replaced with North and South divsions.

Southall North-West Division (1949-52)[]

Southall North Division (1952-65)[]

Southall South-East Division (1949-52)[]

Southall South Division (1952-65)[]

Southgate (3 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Southgate was divided into three divisions.

Southgate North Division[]

Southgate Middle Division[]

Southgate South Division[]

Staines (1 seat 1949-52, 2 seats 1952-65)[]

Staines Urban District was divided into two divisions in 1952

Staines Division (1949-52)[]

Staines North-West Division (1952-65)[]

Staines South-East Division (1952-65)[]

Sunbury (1 seat)[]

Identical to the area of Sunbury on Thames Urban District.

Tottenham (7 seats 1949-52, 5 seats 1952-65)[]

The seven divisions into which the Municipal Borough of Tottenham had been divided sine 1937 were unchanged at the 1949. These divisions were abolished in 1952 and five new divisions formed.

Tottenham Bruce Grove and Stoneleigh Division (1949-52)[]

Tottenham Green Lanes Division (1949-52)[]

  • 1949-51: James Henry Morrell - Labour Party - died 1 November 1951
  • 1951-52:

Tottenham Park and Coleraine Division (1949-52)[]

Tottenham Stamford Hill Division (1949-52)[]

Tottenham Town Hall Division (1949-52)[]

Tottenham West Green Division (1949-52)[]

Tottenham White Hart Lane Division (1949-52)[]

Tottenham East Division (1952-65)[]

  • 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: William Henry Martin - Labour Party

Tottenham North Division (1952-65)[]

Tottenham South-East Division (1952-65)[]

  • 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Mary Ethel Soall - Labour Party

Tottenham South-West Division (1952-65)[]

Tottenham West Division (1952-65)[]

Twickenham (4 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Twickenham was divided into four divisions.

Twickenham East Division[]

Twickenham Hampton Division[]

Twickenham Teddington Division[]

Twickenham West Division[]

Uxbridge (2 seats)[]

Uxbridge Urban District (Municipal Borough of Uxbridge from 1955) was divided into two divisions.

Uxbridge North Division[]

  • 1952-55, 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961: Robert Jones Hughes - Conservative Party - created an alderman 1961.
  • 1961-65: Ernest Lloyd Ing

Uxbridge South Division[]

Wembley (5 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Wembley was divided into five divisions.

Wembley East Division[]

Wembley North East Division[]

Kenton and Preston wards

Wembley North West Division[]

  • 1952-53: John Wilfred Ambrose Billam - Conservative Party - became alderman December 1953.
  • 1954-55: F E Pratt - elected at by-election 21 January 1954 (previously a county councillor from 1949-52).
  • 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Ivy Burrows - Conservative Party

Wembley South Division[]

Alperton and Tokyngton wards

  • 1952-54: C G O Clarke - Labour Party - resigned on appointment to British Railways Board.
  • 1954-55, 1955-58: R H Melville - Labour Party - originally elected at by-election on 21 January 1954.
  • 1958-61: L C M Mansfield - Labour Party
  • 1961-65: Ronald Smith - Labour Party

Wembley West Division[]

Willesden (Reduced from 8 to 7 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Willesden was divided into seven divisions.

Willesden, Church End Division[]

Willesden, Cricklewood Division[]

Willesden Green Division[]

Willesden, Harlesden Division[]

Willesden, Kensal Green Division[]

Willesden, Kilburn Division[]

Willesden, Mapesbury Division[]

Wood Green (2 seats)[]

The Municipal Borough of Wood Green was divided into two divisions.

Wood Green East Division[]

Wood Green West Division[]

  • 1952-55: E Harrison - Conservative Party
  • 1955-58, 1958-61, 1961-65: Herbert Henry Godwin-Monck

Yiewsley and West Drayton (1 seat)[]

Identical in area with Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District.


References and Notes[]

  1. He had been involved in an accident in October 1950 in Polegate, Sussex in which two people died. He was described as a retired surveyor aged 58.
  2. Much of this information has been sourced from Colin Gray's Harrow Election Results website, where you will find much more detail.Colin Gray. Harrow Election Results 1894-2020.
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