London Assembly election, 2012

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London Assembly election, 2012
United Kingdom
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3 May 2012
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25 London Assembly Seats
13 seats needed for majority
  First party Second party
  Ed Miliband David Cameron
Leader Ed Miliband David Cameron
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 8 11
Seats won 12 9
Seat change Increase4 Decrease2
Party list vote 911,204 708,528
Percentage 41.1% 32.0%
Swing Increase13.1% Decrease5.4%
Constituency Seats 8 6
Additional Member Seats 4 3

  Third party Fourth party
  Caroline Lucas Nick Clegg
Leader Caroline Lucas Nick Clegg
Party Green Liberal Democrat
Last election 2 3
Seats won 2 2
Seat change Steady Decrease1
Party list vote 189,215 150,447
Percentage 8.5% 6.8%
Swing Increase0.4% Decrease4.4%
Constituency Seats 0 0
Additional Member Seats 2 2

The London Assembly election of 2012 was an election of members to the London Assembly which took place on Thursday, 3 May 2012, the same day as the London mayoral election, 2012, and the United Kingdom local elections, 2012.

The Assembly is elected by the Additional Member System. There are fourteen directly elected constituencies, all of which have, to date, only ever been won by the Conservative Party or the Labour Party. An additional eleven members are allocated by a London wide top-up vote with the proviso that parties must win at least five percent of the vote to qualify for the list seats.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in London who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 3 May 2012 were entitled to vote in the Assembly election. Those who were temporarily away from London (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the Assembly election.[1] The deadline to register to vote in the election was midnight on Wednesday 18 April 2012,[2] though anyone who qualified as an anonymous elector had until midnight on Thursday 26 April 2012 to register.[3]

The election produced the best-ever result for the Labour Party since the creation of the London Assembly.


Candidates[edit]

Constituency candidates[edit]

Constituency Conservative Party Labour
Party
Green
Party
Liberal Democrats Fresh Choice
For London1
BNP Others
Barnet & Camden Brian Coleman (inc.) Andrew Dismore A.M. Poppy Chris Richards Michael Corby
Bexley & Bromley James Cleverly (inc.) Josie Channer Jonathan Rooks Sam Webber David Coburn Donna Treanor
Brent & Harrow Sachin Rajput Navin Shah (inc.) Sharar Ali Charlotte Henry Mick McGough
City & East John Moss John Biggs (inc.) Chris Smith Richard Macmillan Steven Woolfe Paul Borg Paul Davies (Communist League), Kamran Malik (Communities United Party)
Croydon & Sutton Steve O'Connell (inc.) Louisa Woodley Gordon Ross Abigail Lock Winston McKenzie
Ealing & Hillingdon Richard Barnes (inc.) Onkar Sahota Mike Harling Mike Cox Helen Knight David Furness Ian Edward (National Front)
Enfield & Haringey Andy Hemsted Joanne McCartney (inc.) Peter Krakowiak Dawn Barnes Peter Staveley Marie Nicholas
Greenwich & Lewisham Alex Wilson Len Duvall (inc.) Roger Sedgley John Russell Paul Oakley Roberta Woods Tess Culnane (National Front), Barbara Raymond (Greenwich and Lewisham People Before Profit)
Havering & Redbridge Roger Evans (inc.) Mandy Richards Haroon Said Farrukh Islam Lawrence Webb Robert Taylor Malvin Brown (Residents' Association of London), Richard Edmonds (National Front), Mark Twiddy (English Democrats)
Lambeth & Southwark Michael Mitchell Val Shawcross (inc.) Jonathan Bartley Rob Blackie Gawain Towler Danny Lambert (Socialist Party of Great Britain)
Merton & Wandsworth Richard Tracey (inc.) Leonie Cooper Roy Vickery Lisa Smart Mazhar Manzoor Thamilini Kulendran (Independent), Bill Martin (Socialist Party of Great Britain),
North East Naomi Newstead Jennette Arnold (inc.) Caroline Allen Farooq Qureshi Paul Wiffen Ijaz Hayat (Independent)
South West Tony Arbour (inc.) Lisa Homan Daniel Goldsmith Munira Wilson Jeff Bolter
West Central Kit Malthouse (inc.) Todd Foreman Susanna Rustin Layla Moran Elizabeth Jones

1UKIP constituency candidates stood under the label "Fresh Choice for London" rather than as "UKIP".[4]

London-wide List Candidates[edit]

London Assembly Election 2012 — London-wide List
Name Candidates Elected to Assembly (and d'Hondt votes) Candidates (in list order)
British National Party Steve Squire, Dave Furness, Paul Sturdy, Carlos Cortiglia, John Clark, Robert Taylor, Giuseppe de Santis, Donna Treanor, Roberta Woods, Marie Nicholas, John Brooks
Christian Peoples Alliance - Supporting Traditional Marriage Malcolm Martin, Sue May, Sid Cordle, Flora Amar, William Capstick, Ethel Odiete, Matthew Connolly, Denise Stafford, Mary Boyle, Vivek Trivedi, Ellen Greco, Francis Olawale, Robert Hampson, Rita Isingoma, Stan Gain, Ruth Price, Stephen Hammond, Charles Mrewa, Benny Stafford, Doreen Scrimshaw, Jonathan Rudd, Tony May, Katherine Mills, Roger Glencross, Faith Miuq
Conservative Party Andrew Boff (101218), Gareth Bacon (88566), Victoria Borwick (78215) Andrew Boff, Gareth Bacon, Victoria Borwick, Sue-Ellen Fernandes, Kemi Adegoke, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Nadia Sharif, Anthony Hughes, Andrew Stranack, Karim Sacoor, Amandeep Bhogal, Chris Hampsheir
English Democrats - "Putting England First!" Roger Cooper, Steven Uncles, Benjamin Weald, Leo Brookes, Janus Polenceus, Mark Twiddy, Michael Barnbrook, Brian Cakebread
Green Party Jenny Jones (189215), Darren Johnson (94608) Jenny Jones, Darren Johnson, Noel Lynch, Natalie Bennett, Shahrar Ali, Farid Bakht, Caroline Allen, Romayne Phoenix, Caroline Russell, Anna Hughes, Marek Powley.
Labour Party Nicky Gavron (101245), Murad Qureshi (91120), Fiona Twycross (82837), Tom Copley (75934) Nicky Gavron, Murad Qureshi, Fiona Twycross, Tom Copley, Florence Nosegbe, Unmesh Desai, Kirsten Hearn, Liquat Ali, Mabel McKeown, Kevin McGrath, Christine Quigley.[5][6]
London Liberal Democrats Caroline Pidgeon (150447), Stephen Knight (75224) Caroline Pidgeon, Stephen Knight, Bridget Fox, Shas Sheehan, Merlene Emerson, Emily Gasson, Steve Bradley, Marisha Ray, Nick Russell, Ajmal Masroor, Chris Richards.[7]
National Front - "Putting Londoners First!" Tess Culnane, Ian Edward, Andrew Cripps
The House Party - Homes for Londoners Terence McGrenera
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Alex Gordon, Nick Wrack, April Ashley, Sian Griffiths, Steve Hedley, Ian Leahair, Gary McFarlane, Martin Powell-Davies, Merlin Reader, Joe Simpson, Jenny Sutton, Nancy Taaffe, Jackie Turner, Lee Vernon, Lesley Woodburn, Michael Dooley, Mark Benjamin
UK Independence Party Steven Woolfe, David Coburn, Lawrence Webb, Helen Dixon, Elizabeth Jones, Paul Oakley, Jeff Bolter, Mick McGough, Winston McKenzie, Peter Staveley, Mazhar Manzoor
Independent Rathy Alagratnam
Independent Ijaz Hayat

Results[edit]

Top-up results[edit]

Party Votes[8] Share[8] Change[8][9] Seats Loss/Gain
Labour 911,204 41.1% +13.5% 4 +2
Conservative 708,528 32.0% –2.6% 3
Green 189,215 8.5% +0.1% 2
Liberal Democrat 150,447 6.8% –4.6% 2 –1
UKIP 100,040 4.5% +2.6% 0
BNP 47,024 2.1% –3.3% 0 –1
Christian Peoples 38,758 1.8% –1.1% 0
English Democrats 22,025 1.0% –0.1% 0
TUSC 17,686 0.8% N/A 0 N/A
Ijaz Hayat 9,114 0.4% N/A 0 N/A
The House Party 8,126 0.4% N/A 0 N/A
National Front 8,006 0.4% N/A 0 N/A
Rathy Alagaratnam 4,835 0.2% 0
  • Total: 2,215,008
  • Overall turnout: 40.9%
  • Change: –4.38%
  • Threshold 5%

London Assembly Representation[edit]

Party 2000 2004 2008 2012
Labour 9 7 8 12
Conservative 9 9 11 9
Green 3 2 2 2
Liberal Democrat 4 5 3 2
UKIP 0 2† 0 0
BNP 0 0 1‡ 0
Independent 0 0 0 0
Total 25 25 25 25

† Both UKIP Assembly members subsequently defected to Veritas and eventually defected again to form the new One London party.
Richard Barnbrook was elected as the BNP candidate, but was subsequently expelled. He then sat as an independent.

Composition of London Assembly, 2000 - 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harrow Council: Who can register to vote?". Harrow.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  2. ^ The deadline for the receipt of electoral registration applications is the eleventh working day before election day.
  3. ^ The deadline for the receipt and determination of anonymous electoral registration applications was the same as the publication date of the notice of alteration to the Electoral Register (i.e. the fifth working day before election day).
  4. ^ "Who to vote for". London Elects. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ Watt, Chris (2011-07-13). "Labour announces London Assembly candidates". www.labourlist.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ Watt, Chris (2012-02-01). "Christine Quigley announced as latest london assembly Labour candidate". www.labourlist.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  7. ^ "2012 GLA list". www.libdems.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  8. ^ a b c London Elects. Results 2012. See "2012 election results factsheet" (PDF).
  9. ^ London Elects. Results 2008. See "2008 election results factsheet" (PDF) and compare with link in previous citation.

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