London local elections, 2006

London local elections, 2006

Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 4 May, 2006. Polling stations were open between 7am and 10pm.

All London borough council seats were up for election. Mayoral contests were held in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Lewisham, and Newham. The previous Borough elections in London were in 2002.

Councils up for election

(Conservative councils in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrat in yellow, No Overall Control in grey)

Council Previous Control Current Control
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour Hold
Barnet Conservative Conservative Hold
Bexley Labour Conservative Gain
Brent Labour NOC
Bromley Conservative Conservative Hold
Camden Labour NOC
Croydon Labour Conservative Gain
Ealing Labour Conservative Gain
Enfield Conservative Conservative Hold
Greenwich Labour Labour Hold
Hackney Labour Labour Hold
Hammersmith and Fulham Labour Conservative Gain
Haringey Labour Labour Hold
Harrow NOC Conservative Gain
Havering NOC Conservative Gain
Hillingdon NOC Conservative Gain
Hounslow Labour NOC
Islington Lib Dem NOC
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Hold
Kingston upon Thames Lib Dem Lib Dem Hold
Lambeth NOC Labour Gain
Lewisham Labour NOC
Merton Labour NOC
Newham Labour Labour Hold
Redbridge Conservative Conservative Hold
Richmond upon Thames Conservative Lib Dem Gain
Southwark NOC NOC
Sutton Lib Dem Lib Dem Hold
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour Hold
Waltham Forest NOC NOC
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative Hold
Westminster Conservative Conservative Hold

Current Political Composition

After the last London local elections in 2002, Labour controlled 15, the Conservatives controlled 8 and the Liberal Democrats controlled three of the 32 London Boroughs, with six of the boroughs under no overall control. After the 2002 elections, there were 866 Labour, 653 Conservative, and 309 Liberal Democrat councillors, along with 33 other councillors, mostly representing local issues. [http://www.alg.gov.uk/doc.asp?doc=16712&cat=2210]

The current position (as of 9 May, 2006) has the Conservatives gaining 132 councillors to become the overall largest party in London local politics. Several smaller parties made significant gains, with the British National Party and Respect forming the official opposition in Barking and Tower Hamlets respectively, while the Green Party achieved third-party status in Lewisham.

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Councillor statisticsElection Brief Party
party = Conservative Party (UK)
seats = 785
net = +132
Election Brief Party
party = Labour Party (UK)
seats = 685
net = -181
Election Brief Party
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
seats = 317
net = +8
Election Brief Party
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
seats = 15
net = +12
Election Brief Party
party = British National Party
seats = 13
net = +13
Election Brief Party
party = Green_Party_of_England_and_Wales
seats = 12
net = +10
Election Brief Party
party = Christian Peoples Alliance
seats = 3
net = +2
Election Brief Party
party = Socialist Party (England and Wales)
seats = 2
net = 0
Election Brief
party = Local
seats = 24
net =
Election Brief
party = Independent
seats = 5
net =

References

*http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/uklocalgov/elec2006.htm
*http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/elections/2006schedule.cfm
*http://www.alg.gov.uk/doc.asp?doc=16712&cat=2210 , by the "Association of London Government", 15th February 2006, retrieved 12th March 2006.
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conservatives/story/0,,1711798,00.html "Party leaders put to the test with a capital campaign"] , by Patrick Wintour and Hugh Muir, "The Guardian", Friday February 17, 2006, retrieved 12th March 2006.
*http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Politics/documents/2006/02/17/london_boroughs_1702.pdf


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