Barking and Dagenham local elections

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Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 51 councillors have been elected from 17 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1964–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

1968-1971[edit]

No by-elections in this period

1971-1974[edit]

Chadwell Heath by-election, 14 October 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers' Association P.G. Jarvis 1,108 68.4
Labour H.W. Pope 492 30.4
Communist D. Connor 20 1.2
Majority 616 38.0
Turnout 9,731 16.6
Independent hold Swing
Gascoigne by-election, 2 December 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G.H. Shaw 1,442 93.2
Liberal M.F. Taylor 106 6.8
Majority 1,336 86.4
Turnout 8,882 17.4
Labour hold Swing
River by-election, 4 May 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Blackburn 1,263
Labour E.J. White 1,226
Conservative Mrs. A.E. Horrell 209
Conservative T.A. Woodcock 201
Majority
Turnout 8,589 17.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

1974-1978[edit]

No by-elections in this period

1978-1982[edit]

Cambell by-election, 29 March 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Harris 1,019 48.4
Conservative Brian Cook 906 43.0
National Front John Benjafield 106 5.0
Liberal Daniel Felton 76 3.6
Majority 113 5.4
Turnout 7,354 28.7
Labour hold Swing
Gascoigne by-election, 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Jones 2,258 54.7
Conservative Stanley Bray 1,255 30.4
Liberal David Spender 614 14.9
Majority 1,003 24.3
Turnout 6,865 60.6
Labour hold Swing
Triptons by-election, 4 December 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Stevens 859 68.3
Liberal Edward Bullock 234 18.6
Conservative Sylvia Jones 120 9.5
National Front Ronald Ferrett 44 3.5
Majority 625 49.7
Turnout 7,244 17.4
Labour hold Swing

1982-1986[edit]

Manor by-election, 15 July 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Walker 625 60.6
Conservative Leonard Nelson 205 19.9
Social Democrat David Kingaby 202 19.6
Majority 420 40.7
Turnout 4,930 21.1
Labour hold Swing
Chadwell Heath by-election, 5 May 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayer Albert Gibbs 1,184 50.8
Conservative Norman Houlder 490 21.0
Labour William Summers 390 16.7
Social Democrat David Kingaby 266 11.4
Majority 694 29.8
Turnout 6,866 34.1
Independent hold Swing
Longbridge by-election, 9 June 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Constance Foster 2,372 50.4
Liberal Daniel Felton 1,346 28.6
Labour James Jones 984 20.9
Majority 1,026 21.8
Turnout 7,275 64.8
Conservative hold Swing

1986-1990[edit]

Gascoigne by-election, 18 September 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Susan Vickers 1,450 73.8
Labour Davd Geary 466 23.7
Conservative Richard Hall 49 2.5
Majority 984 50.1
Turnout 6,264 31.5
Liberal hold Swing
Fanshawe by-election, 10 March 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Parkin 910 77.3
Conservative William Preston 247 21.0
Communist Alfred Ott 20 1.7
Majority 663 56.3
Turnout 6,666 17.7
Labour hold Swing
Marks Gate by-election, 10 March 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Worby 477 64.0
Conservative Terence Malladine 268 36.0
Majority 209 28.0
Turnout 2,098 35.5
Labour gain from Independent Swing
River by-election, 3 November 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Inder Jamu 542 49.2
Conservative Marcus Needham 294 26.7
Liberal Democrat Susan Bertram 266 24.1
Majority 248 22.5
Turnout 5,073 21.7
Labour hold Swing
Abbey by-election, 8 June 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Fani 1,158 59.8
Conservative Nicholas Smith 524 27.1
Liberal Democrat Martin Taylor 253 13.1
Majority 634 32.7
Turnout 6,793 28.6
Labour hold Swing by

1990-1994[edit]

1994-1998[edit]

Manor by-election, 9 November 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Conyard 657 86.7
Liberal Democrat David Oram 101 13.3
Majority 556 73.4
Turnout 16.6
Labour hold Swing
Parsloes by-election, 9 November 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Gill 604 57.1
Independent Labour John Broughton 360 34.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Cooper 93 8.8
Majority 244 23.0
Turnout 22.3
Labour hold Swing

1998-2002[edit]

Goresbrook By-Election 13 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Liam A. Smith 834 56.4 +22.5
Labour William F.L. Barnes 646 43.6 -22.5
Majority 188 12.8
Turnout 1,480
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Eastbury By-Election 14 October 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Cooper 949 70.8 +19.7
Labour David Miles 342 25.5 -23.4
Conservative Brian Cook 50 3.7 +3.7
Majority 607 45.3
Turnout 1,341 31.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Marks Gate By-Election 27 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael A. McCarthy 443 56.6 -23.0
Conservative Terence J. Justice 290 37.0 +37.0
Liberal Democrat Jonathan M. Lopez-Real 27 3.4 -17.0
Green Geoffrey A. Hunwicks 23 2.9 +2.9
Majority 153 19.6
Turnout 783 20.0
Labour hold Swing

2002-2006[edit]

Longbridge By-Election 6 February 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anton Clark 1,186 61.0 +21.6
Labour Simon Bremner 578 29.7 -12.5
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Lopez-Real 180 9.3 -9.1
Majority 608 31.3
Turnout 1,944 26.8 -2.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Eastbrook By-Election 3 April 2003 (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Little 847
Labour Raymond Parkin 839
Conservative Susan Connelly 778
Conservative Kerry Smith 768
Liberal Democrat Karen Perry 110
Liberal Democrat Tony Perry 96
Green Melissa Serpico 50
Green Francis Koch-Krase 43
Turnout 3,531 24.3 -1.3
Labour hold Swing
Eastbury By-Election 4 December 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Diane Challis 470 32.9 -23.5
Labour James McDermott 466 32.6 -11.0
Conservative Colin King 381 26.7 +26.7
Green Geoff Sheridan 111 7.8 +7.8
Majority 4 0.3
Turnout 1,428 19.8 -6.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Chadwell Heath By-Election 10 June 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nadine Smith 965 39.4 +8.4
Conservative Mary Justice 899 36.7 +3.2
Chadwell Heath Residents Association Elaine Matthews 468 19.1 -16.5
Green Geoff Sheridan 117 4.8 +4.8
Majority 66 2.7
Turnout 2,449 35.5 +8.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Valence By-Election 15 July 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Hemmett 761 41.6 -26.0
BNP Lawrence Rustem 576 31.5 +31.5
Conservative George Woodward 279 15.3 +15.3
Liberal Democrat Angela Lambart 148 8.1 -24.3
Green Laurence Cleeland 65 3.6 +3.6
Majority 185 10.1
Turnout 1,829 27.8 +7.7
Labour hold Swing
Goresbrook By-Election 16 September 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Daniel Kelley 1,072 51.9 N/A
Labour Patricia Northover 602 29.1 -32.9
UKIP Terence Jones 137 6.6 +6.6
Conservative Christine Naylor 111 5.4 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Frederick Tindling 85 4.1 -33.9
Green Geoff Sheridan 59 2.9 +2.9
Majority 470 22.8
Turnout 2,066 28.8 +8.5
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Village By-Election 7 October 2004[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Waker 1,085 44.7 -10.5
BNP Lawrence Rustem 934 38.5 N/A
Conservative Kerry Smith 410 16.9 -6.4
Majority 151 6.2
Turnout 2,429 35.0 +12.6
Labour hold Swing
Goresbrook By-Election 23 June 2005[9][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Warren Northover 1,227 51.1 +22.0
BNP Lawrence Rustem 791 32.9 -19.0
UKIP Kerry J. Smith 216 9.0 +2.4
Conservative Christine Naylor 167 7.0 +1.6
Majority 436 18.2
Turnout 2,401 33.6 +4.8
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Becontree By-Election 14 July 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alok Agrawal 1,171 59.8 -6.0
BNP John Luisis 378 19.3 N/A
Conservative Anthony Chytry 283 14.4 +14.4
UKIP John Bolton 125 6.4 +6.4
Majority 793 40.5
Turnout 1,957 25.9 +8.9
Labour hold Swing

2006-2010[edit]

Chadwell Heath By-Election 3 July 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Justice 842 37.4 +7.5
Labour Margaret Mullane 691 30.7 -7.0
BNP James Webb 564 25.1 +25.1
UKIP Kerry Smith 142 6.3 -6.9
Independent Dorien McIlroy 11 0.5 -18.7
Majority 151 6.7
Turnout 2,250 33.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2010-2014[edit]

Goresbrook By-Election 8 July 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Couling 881 46.6 -3.0
BNP Richard Barnbrook 642 34.0 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Felicia Taiwo 136 7.2 -2.1
Conservative Paul Ayer 108 5.7 -7.4
Independent Warren Northover 63 3.3 +3.3
UKIP Nobby Manning 50 2.6 +2.6
Independent Faruk Ahmed Choudhury 11 0.6 +0.6
Majority 239 12.6
Turnout 1,891 25.29
Labour hold Swing
Goresbrook Ward by-election, 19 April 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Bremner 1,113 57.8
BNP Bob Taylor 593 30.8
UKIP John Walter Dias-Broughton 91 4.7
Conservative Mohammed Riaz 81 4.2
Liberal Democrat Robert Graham Hill 48 2.5
Majority 520
Turnout 1,935 25.57
Longbridge ward By-Election, 9 May 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syed Ahammad 1555 63.86
Conservative Paul Ayer 284 11.66
UKIP Bert Bedwell 466 18.31
Liberal Democrat David Croft 78 3.20
BNP Giuseppe de Santis 37 1.51
Majority 1271 52.19
Turnout 2435 29.72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Government in Barking and Dagenham". whorunslondon.org. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Barking & Dagenham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Barking & Dagenham". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Eastbury ward By-Election results". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Longbridge ward By-Election result". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Eastbrook ward By-Election result". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chadwell Heath ward By-Election results". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Valence ward By-Election result". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Goresbrook ward By-Election results". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Village Ward". The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Labour regains BNP council seat". BBC News Online. 24 June 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  12. ^ Mulholland, Helene (15 July 2005). "Controversial BNP campaign fails to win council seat". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Chadwell Heath Ward By-Election Result". Barking and Dagenham Council. Retrieved 2008-07-12. [dead link]
  14. ^ http://www.lbbd.gov.uk/CouncilandDemocracy/By-Elections/Goresbrook/Pages/Goresbrook2012.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.lbbd.gov.uk/CouncilandDemocracy/Documents/NoticeOfElection.pdf

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