Thorncliffe’s London Election 6pm Special

Labour tried but failed to take Westminster (above), Wandsworth and Barnet.

Earlier, we reported on the overnight results from yesterday’s local elections.

Here are the headlines from the counts taking place today:

  • Kingston upon Thames is going Liberal Democrat.
  • The four boroughs with elected executive mayors all voted Labour – Phil Glanville and John Biggs continue in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, Damien Egan and Rokshana Fiaz start work in Lewisham and Newham.
  • Counting is still underway in many boroughs and below we bring you the latest results.

Here are the results, borough by borough, starting with the afternoon declarations.

In Bromley, the Conservatives are well on the way to holding onto the council with UKIP losing the two seats they held. Conservative hold.

In Hackney, Phil Glanville continues to be Labour Mayor with 64% of the vote, with the Greens beating the Conservatives to second place. With counting on the council seats nearly complete Labour look to be increasing their majority with, so far, no succesful Lib Dems. Labour hold.

In Harrow, with three seats to declare we can say that labour have won and will slightly increase their majority. Labour hold.

In Hounslow, counting is progressing slowly but there is nothing to indicate that Labour won’t continue to enjoy a sizeable majority. Labour hold.

In Islington, the position remains the same with one Green preventing a Labour clean sweep of the council. Labour hold.

In Kingston upon Thames, the Liberal Democrats have gained control of the council, with quite a healthy majority (probably 37 to 11), at the expense of the Conservatives. Lib Dem gain.

In Lambeth, despite some signs of a Lib Dem resurgence, Labour are on their way to maintaining control of the borough. Counting is continuing but we are confident of a Labour hold.

In Haringey, Labour have lost some seats for the Lib Dems, but maintained their healthy majority. Labour hold.

In Lewisham, Labour’s Damien Egan is Mayor, having secured 54% of the vote. Counting is underway for the counil wards at present and Labour show no signs of losing their strong control of this council. Labour hold.

In Newham, Labour look on course to have a clean sweep of seats. Labour hold.

In Tower Hamlets, John Biggs maintains the mayoralty – a Labour hold. Only two – single member – wards have declared so far and both have been won by Labour, which represents a Labour gain of one. There may well be individual stories here but for the council we predict a Labour gain from No Overall Control

ABOVE: John Biggs giving his victory speech as Mayor of Tower Hamlets today.

Nationally, the Lib Dems have gained South Cambs and Three Rivers and maintained their hold on Watford’s mayoralty whilst the Conservatives have taken over in Peterborough and Basildon.

In Elmbridge, the Conservatives look set to take over Elmbridge having gained exactly half the 48 seats on the council.
Labour have, so far, gained around 1950 council seats and the mayoralty of the Sheffield City Region.

ABOVE: Elmbridge Conservatives celebrating their gains, with local MP and Housing Minister Dominic Raab.


In Barking and Dagenham, Labour have regained a clean sweep, with the one seat held by an Independent returning to Labour. Labour hold.

In Barnet, the day’s shock result has seen the Conservatives gain seats at Labour’s expense to control the council by 38 seats to 25. Conservative gain.

In Bexley, UKIP lost its 3 seats as the Conservatives moved to a 34 – 11 victory over Labour. Conservative hold.

In Brent, Labour now have 57 of the council’s 60 seats, with Kenton ward the only Conservative seat. Labour hold.

In Camden, Labour maintained a healthy majority, having gained seats from both the Lib Dems and Conservatives. Labour hold.

In Croydon, the north/south split in the borough was broadley maintained with labour taking 41 of the 60 seats on the council, an increase of two. Labour hold.

In Ealing, Labour now control 57 of the 69 seats on the council, having taken 4 seats from the Conservatives. Labour hold.

In Enfield, Labour increased their majority to 29 at the expense of the Conservatives. Labour hold.

In Greenwich, Labour now hold the same number of seats – 42 – as they held prior to yesterday’s election, with the Conservatives still holding nine seats. Labour hold.

In Hackney, Labour’s Phil Gllanville was re-elected as mayor.

In Hammersmith and Fulham, Labour have increased their majority on the council to 26 in Labour’s best performance of the night. Labour hold

In Havering, the Conservatives now have 25 seats and Labour have 5. However a variety of residents groups and Independents have 24 of the council’s 54 seats meaning that the council is under No Overall Control.

In Hillingdon, the Conservatives have marginally increased their majority in a decision that has disappointed local activists. Conservative hold.

In Kensington and Chelsea, the Conservatives continue to have a healthy majority, having lost just one seat, despite the predictions made in the wake of the Grenfell fire. Conservative hold.

In Merton, Labour has maintained its small majority on the council, now holding 34 of the council’s 60 seats. Labour hold.

In Redbridge, Labour significantly increased their majority with the Conservatives losing 12 seats and the Lib Dems losing all of the three seats they held. Labour hold.

In Richmond upon Thames, the Liberal Democrats have taken over the council. They now hold 39 of the 54 seats on the council with the Green Party holding 4 seats as a result of their electoral pact. The Conservative vote fell from 37 to 11 seats. Lib Dem gain.

In Southwark, Labour have maintained their healthy majority and now hold 49 of the 63 seats on the council, with the Liberal Democrats falling from 13 seats to 11. One seat had its election postponed due to the death of a candidate. Labour hold

In Sutton, the Liberal Democrats remain in control with 33 of the council’s 54 seats despite losing 12 seats yesterday. Lib Dem hold.

In Tower Hamlets, Labour’s John Biggs remains mayor having acheived 65% of the vote after voters’ second preferences were taken into account.

In Waltham Forest, Labour increased its majority and now hold 46 of the 60 seats. Labour hold.

In Wandsworth, the Conservative representation has fallen from 39 seats to 33 but they maintain control of the 60 seats on the council. Conservative hold.

In Westminster, four seats changed hands from Conservatives to Labour, giving the Conservatives 41 of the 60 seats on the council. Conservative hold.


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