Lambeth local elections

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Lambeth London Borough Council is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Election Overall control
1964 Labour
1968 Conservative
1971 Labour
1974 Labour
1978 Labour
1982 No overall control
1986 Labour
1990 Labour
1994 No overall control
1998 Labour
2002 No overall control
2006 Labour
2010 Labour
2014 Labour

By-election results[edit]

Clapham Town By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,247 41.9
Conservative 906 30.4
Liberal Democrat 758 25.5
Green 46 1.5
Socialist (GB) 20 0.7
Majority 341 11.5
Turnout 2,977 34.7
Labour hold Swing
Vassall By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,552 55.3 +8.2
Liberal Democrat 1,338 29.0 -12.4
Conservative 524 11.4 +1.8
Green 200 4.3 +4.3
Majority 1,214 26.3
Turnout 4,614 56.9
Labour hold Swing
Streatham South By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Jonathan Malley 1,515 45.7 -11.0
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Ella Ward 996 30.1 +22.3
Conservative Joanna Mary Barker 753 22.7 -12.8
Independent Andrew Roy Morris 48 1.5 +1.5
Majority 519 15.6
Turnout 3,312 38.5
Labour hold Swing
Vassall By-Election 19 August 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Oren Sabbagh 840 48.5 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Adeline Aina 618 35.7 -0.3
Conservative Anthony John Shakespeare 194 11.2 +4.9
Green Peter Crush 55 3.2 -6.0
Independent Keith Langton 25 1.4 -1.8
Majority 222 12.8
Turnout 1,732 18.0
Labour hold Swing
Knight's Hill By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Antony Grayling 2,293 49.2 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Joel Edmond Robinson 1,300 27.9 -6.7
Conservative Jessica Katherine Lee 788 16.9 +0.1
Independent Romano Giuseppe Barca 278 6.0 +6.0
Majority 993 21.3
Turnout 4,659 53.6
Labour hold Swing
Thornton By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lib (Elizabeth) Peck 1,497 45.0 -1.2
Liberal Democrat John Pindar 1,379 41.5 -0.9
Conservative Peter Richard Younghusband 448 13.5 +6.8
Majority 118 3.5
Turnout 3,324 53.6
Labour hold Swing
Stockwell By-Election 7 August 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Colin Bowyer 1,065 46.4 +13.0
Liberal Democrat Rosario (commonly known as "Ros") Munday 1,001 43.6 -8.6
Conservative Alistair Stewart Fletcher 133 5.8 +0.2
Green Graham Ronald Geoffrey Jones 95 4.1 -4.7
Majority 64 2.8
Turnout 2,294 24.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Streatham South By-Election 20 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Bennett 1,466 49.2 +9.1
Liberal Democrat Ahmad Ali 1,211 40.7 +6.0
Conservative Lisabeth Liell 301 10.1 -8.1
Majority 255 8.5
Turnout 2,978 31.7 +1.1
Labour hold Swing
Vassall By-Election 20 March 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Steve Bradley 1,209 50.4 +14.9
Labour Andy Flannagan 859 35.8 -8.4
Conservative Stuart Barr 206 8.6 -2.8
Green George Graham 109 4.5 +4.5
English Democrats Janus Polenceus 8 0.3 +0.3
Independent Leo Syron 7 0.3 +0.3
Majority 350 14.6
Turnout 2,398 25.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Prince's Ward By-Election 4 June 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Harrison 1,726 40.7 -9.2
Liberal Democrat John Roberts 1,396 32.9 7.4
Conservative Michael Poole-Wilson 707 16.7 2.2
Green Joseph Healy 320 7.5 0.4
English Democrats Janus Polenceus 93 2.2 2.2
Majority 330 7.8 -16.6
Turnout 4,242
Labour hold Swing
Tulse Hill Ward By-Election 1 July 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Ling 1,235 52.2
Liberal Democrat Terence Curtis 745 31.5
Green George Graham 256 10.8
Conservative Alan Blackburn 94 4.0
UKIP Robin Lambert 36 1.5
Majority 490
Turnout 2,366 21.18
Labour hold Swing
Tulse Hill Ward By-Election 25 July 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Atkins 1575 69 +16.8%
Liberal Democrat Amna Ahmad 277 12 -19.5%
Green Bernard Newton Atwell 177 8 -2.8%
TUSC Steve Nally 76 3 N/A
Conservative Timothy Peter Briggs 74 3 -1%
UKIP Elizabeth Eirwen Jones 64 3 +1.5
Independent Valentine Walker 20 1 N/A
Socialist (GB) Adam Buick 11 0.5 N/A
Majority 1298 57 36.3%
Turnout 2,274 20 -3.89 %
Labour hold Swing

Lambeth's recent political history[edit]

In 1979 the administration of Edward "Red Ted" Knight organised the borough’s first public demonstration against the Thatcher government.[1]

In 1985, the left-wing Labour administration of Ted Knight was subjected to 'rate-capping' with its budget restricted by the Government. Knight and most of the Labour councillors protested by refusing to set any budget. This protest resulted in 32 councillors being ordered to repay to the council the interest the council had lost as a result of budgeting delays, and also being disqualified from office.

1991 saw Joan Twelves’s regime both failed to collect the poll tax and openly opposed the war in the Persian Gulf.[2] Joan Twelves, and 12 other councillors were subsequently suspended from the labour party’s local group by regional officials for advocating non- payment of the poll tax and other radical ideas in 1992.[3]

Joan's equily militant deputy leader in this era was John Harrison.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kate Hoey MP and Lambeth Labour Party - Brian Deer investigates". Briandeer.com. 1993-08-08. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Kate Hoey MP and Lambeth Labour Party - Brian Deer investigates". Briandeer.com. 1993-08-08. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  3. ^ Will Bennett (1995-07-29). "The rise and fall of Red Ted's loony lefties - News". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  4. ^ "GLATUC News". Glatuc.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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