Islington local elections

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Islington London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 48 councillors have been elected from 16 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][3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1964 – 1968
Conservative 1968 – 1971
Labour 1971 – 1981
Social Democrat Party (UK) 1981 – 1982
Labour 1982 – 1998
No overall control 1998 – 1999
Liberal Democrats 1999 – 2006
No overall control 2006 – 2010
Labour 2010 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1994-1998[edit]

Canonbury East By-Election 12 October 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 834 46.7
Liberal Democrat 831 46.6
Conservative 94 5.3
Green 26 1.5
Majority 3
Turnout 1785 42
Labour hold Swing
Junction By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 793 72.6 +10.9
Conservative 134 12.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrat 90 8.2 -7.2
Green 76 7.0 -5.7
Majority 659 60.3
Turnout 1,093 17.0
Labour hold Swing
Sussex By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 616 48.4 +15.8
Labour 567 44.5 -11.8
Green 49 3.8 -2.4
Conservative 41 3.2 -1.8
Majority 49 3.8
Turnout 1,273 27.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

1998-2002[edit]

Clerkenwell By-Election 28 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,127 55.4 -4.7
Labour 536 26.4 +0.7
Independent 255 12.5 +12.5
Conservative 82 4.0 -1.5
Green 33 1.6 -7.1
Majority 591 29.1
Turnout 2,033 27.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hillrise By-Election 16 December 1999[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Fox 1,317 61.4 +39.8
Labour 695 32.4 -20.1
Green 60 2.8 -10.1
Independent 39 1.8 +1.8
Conservative 33 1.5 -11.4
Majority 622 29.0
Turnout 2,144 32.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Junction By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tricia Clarke 1,661 47.1 -8.2
Liberal Democrat 1,253 35.5 +15.2
Green 347 9.8 -5.6
Conservative 266 7.5 -1.4
Majority 408 11.6
Turnout 3,527 49.9
Labour hold Swing

2002-2006[edit]

Bunhill By-Election 23 January 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Donna Boffa 797 44.9 -6.6
Labour Jasin Kaplan 412 23.2 -0.3
Independent Working Class Gary O'Shea 398 22.4 +22.4
Conservative Matthew Priestley 111 6.3 -0.2
Green Malcolm Powell 57 3.2 -5.2
Majority 385 21.7
Turnout 1,775 22.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barnsbury By-Election 26 June 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Emma Gowers 940 59.9 +11.9
Labour Joseph Simpson 311 19.8 -5.8
Conservative Nicholas Millwood 182 11.6 +3.8
Green Ben Mulvey 136 8.7 -1.4
Majority 629 40.1
Turnout 1,569 20.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hillrise By-Election 26 June 2003[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Fiona Dunlop 983 47.4 -2.4
Labour Alan Clinton 789 38.1 -1.2
Green Michael Holloway 239 11.5 +0.6
Conservative John Wilkin 62 3.0 +3.0
Majority 194 9.4
Turnout 2,073 26.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hillrise By-Election 30 October 2003[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jayashankar Sharma 795 48.7 -1.1
Labour Janet Burgess 595 36.5 -2.8
Green Robin Latimer 177 10.9 +0.0
Conservative John Wilkin 64 4.0 +4.0
Majority 200 12.3
Turnout 1.631 20.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Highbury West By-Election 5 May 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Theresa Debono 1,669 39.2 -9.1
Green Jon Nott 1,043 24.5 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Iarla Kilbane-Dawe 711 16.7 +3.8
Independent Tim Newark 437 10.3 +10.3
Conservative Simon Phillips 394 9.3 +3.2
Majority 626 14.7
Turnout 4,254
Labour hold Swing

2010-2014[edit]

St Peter's By-Election 11 August 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Perry 1,167 52.5 +17.5
Liberal Democrat David Sant 440 19.8 -9.6
Conservative Richard Bunting 381 17.1 -9.1
Green Caroline Allen 176 7.9 -1.4
Independent Martin Rutherford 59 2.7 +2.7
Majority 727 32.7
Turnout 2,223 24.8 -39.2
Labour hold Swing 13.55
St Mary's By-election, 10 November 2011[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Poole 1,128 47.1
Liberal Democrat Emily Fieran-Reed 641 26.7
Green Caroline Russell 317 13.2
Conservative Oriel Hutchinson 282 11.8
BNP Walter Barfoot 22 0.9
Majority 487 20.3
Turnout 2,397 23.64
Labour hold Swing 9.6% Lib Dem to Lab
Holloway By-Election 3 May 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rakhia Ismail 2,352 57% +12.0%
Conservative Jonathan Edwards 671 16.3% +2.0%
Green Claire Poyner 613 14.8% +2%
Liberal Democrat David Kelly 490 11.8% -16.2%
Majority 1,681
Turnout 4,126
Labour hold Swing
Junction By-Election, 21st March 2013[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kaya Makarau-Schwartz 1,343 61.60 +21.5
Green Mick Holloway 381 17.47 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Stefan Antoni Kasprzyk 276 12.66 -25.0
Conservative Patricia Jane Napier 120 5.50 -4.1
BNP Gary Townsend 31 1.42 +1.42
Socialist (GB) Bill Martin 18 0.82 +0.82
Majority 962 44.12
Turnout 2,180 24.20
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St George's By-Election, 21st March 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kat Fletcher 1,698 71.01 +38.5
Liberal Democrat Julian Gregory 371 15.51 -25.0
Green Jon Robert Nott 206 8.61 -5.5
Conservative Evan James Williams 87 3.63 -6.0
BNP Walter George Barfoot 20 0.83 +0.83
Majority 1,327 55.49
Turnout 2,391 25.88

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors and Wards". Islington Council. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Islington". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "LibDems take control of Islington". The Herald. 17 December 1999. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Islington". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "BNP victory overshadows council polls". London: guardian.co.uk. 24 January 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Election of councillor for the Barnsbury ward". Islington Council. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Election of councillor for the Hillrise ward". Islington Council. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Election of councillor for the Hillrise ward". Islington Council. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "By-elections". Islington Council. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Dean, Charles (11 August 2011). "Alice Perry elected as new councillor for St Peter's". Islington Council. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.bnp.org.uk/news/regional/british-national-party-contest-islington-election
  12. ^ http://www.islington.gov.uk/Council/CouncilNews/PressOffice/2011/11/PR4549.asp
  13. ^ http://www.islington.gov.uk/publicrecords/library/Democracy/Publicity/Public-notices/2012-2013/%282013-02-25%29-SOPN-Junction.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.islington.gov.uk/islington/news-events/news-releases/2013/02/Pages/PR4946.aspx

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