Kensington and Chelsea local elections

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Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council in London, England, is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 54 councillors have been elected from 18 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Conservative 1964 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1998-2002[edit]

Earls Court By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 885 43.1 +3.6
Labour 530 25.8 -3.0
Liberal Democrat 460 22.4 +0.9
Independent 177 8.6 -1.6
Majority 355 17.3
Turnout 2,052 28.7
Conservative hold Swing

2006-2010[edit]

Brompton By-Election 1 May 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Quentin Marshall 1,748 76.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Stephen Kingsley 326 14.3 +2.3
Labour Christabel Gurney 213 9.3 -1.3
Majority 1,422 62.1
Turnout 2,287 39.8
Conservative hold Swing
Colville By-Election 22 July 2009[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Carol Caruana 634 46.9 +16.8
Conservative Samia Betayeb 330 24.4 +3.2
Labour Amir Akhrif 300 22.2 -19.2
Green Melan Ebrahimi-Fardouee 77 5.7 -1.5
Independent Elsa Chagas 10 0.7 +0.7
Majority 304 22.5
Turnout 1,351 24.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

2010-2014[edit]

Holland By-Election 22 July 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rock Feilding-Mellen 649 75.0 +19.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Wilson 146 16.9 -3.2
Independent Jack Bovill 70 8.1 +8.1
Majority 503 58.2
Turnout 865 14.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cremorne By-Election 16 September 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerard Hargreaves 602 41.2 -9.0
Labour Mabel McKeown 583 39.9 +16.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Kosta 180 12.3 -9.6
Green Julia Stephenson 51 3.5 +3.5
UKIP David Coburn 46 3.1 -1.7
Majority 19 1.3
Turnout 1,462 24.9
Conservative hold Swing
Earls Court By-Election 16 September 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Linda Wade 703 44.8 +24.2
Conservative Malcolm Spalding 594 37.8 -7.1
Labour Joel Bishop 151 9.6 -9.2
Independent Elizabeth Mary Arbuthnot 49 3.1 -2.7
Independent Jack Bovill 29 1.8 +1.8
Green Michael Enright 26 1.7 -8.3
UKIP Antony Little 18 1.1 +1.1
Majority 109 6.9
Turnout 1,570 24.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Norland By-Election 6 October 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Faulks 675 43.8 -11.6
Labour Beinazir Lasharie 438 28.4 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Peter Kosta 358 23.2 +2.0
UKIP David Coburn 69 4.5 +4.5
Majority 237 15.4
Turnout 1,540 24
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Local elections: Kensington & Chelsea". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Kensington & Chelsea". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Election result for Brompton Ward". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Lib Dems win their first K&C council seat". London Informer. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-10-08. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Colville By-election result". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Holland Ward - local election results". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cremorne Ward - local election results September 2010". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Earl's Court - local election results September 2010". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Heseltine, Emma (10 October 2011). "Conservatives hold Norland seat but majority is slashed". Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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