Richmond upon Thames local elections

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Richmond upon Thames 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 1962–1982
No overall control 1982–1986
SDP-Liberal Alliance 1986–1990
Liberal Democrats 1990–2002
Conservative 2002–2006
Liberal Democrats 2006–2010
Conservative 2010 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1994–1998[edit]

Central Twickenham By-Election 30 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 972 36.0
Conservative 908 33.7
Labour 818 30.3
Majority 64 2.3
Turnout 2,698 49.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Mortlake By-Election 6 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 908 42.9
Conservative 615 29.0
Labour 594 28.1
Majority 293 13.9
Turnout 2,120 35.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hampton Hill By-Election 12 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,138 40.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrat 1,096 38.8 -3.0
Labour 591 20.9 +3.1
Majority 42 1.5
Turnout 2,825 42.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

1998–2002[edit]

Palewell By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,496 49.1 +7.5
Liberal Democrat 1,215 39.9 -6.3
Labour 333 10.9 -1.3
Majority 281 9.2
Turnout 3,044 48.3
Conservative hold Swing

2002–2006[edit]

Mortlake & Barnes Common By-Election 7 August 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Stanier 936 44.5 +14.0
Conservative Jane West 927 44.1 +4.2
Labour Benjamin Stanier 132 6.3 -23.3
Green James Page 109 5.2 +5.2
Majority 9 0.4
Turnout 2,104 30.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Kew By-Election 18 December 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jane Arneil 1,722 54.7 +11.3
Conservative Ewan Wallace 1,235 39.3 -5.8
Green Sylvia Levi 104 3.3 +3.3
Labour John Fowler 85 2.7 -8.9
Majority 487 15.4
Turnout 3,146 46.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hampton By-Election 7 October 2004[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Suzette Nicholson 1,669 57.9 +18.3
Conservative Stuart Leamy 1,111 38.6 -10.4
Labour Kanbar Hosseinbor 101 3.5 -8.0
Majority 558 19.3
Turnout 2,881 42.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
North Richmond By-Election 27 January 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Celia Hodges 1,384 51.9 +14.9
Conservative Paul Hodgins 1,043 39.1 -4.7
Labour Barnaby Marder 129 4.8 -5.6
Green Sylvia Wills 110 4.1 +4.1
Majority 341 12.8
Turnout 2,666 39.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Twickenham Riverside By-Election 5 May 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Trigg 2,111 45.8 +5.3
Conservative Nicholas Lait 1,513 32.8 -9.4
Labour John Grant 548 11.9 -5.4
Green Henry Gower 435 9.4 +9.4
Majority 598 13.0
Turnout 4,607
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

2006–2010[edit]

Barnes By-Election 6 December 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rita Palmer 1,643 56.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Barbara Westmorland 1,103 37.7 -5.8
Labour Ann Neimer 91 3.1 -1.0
Green James Page 87 3.0 +3.0
Majority 540 18.5
Turnout 2,924 41.2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Richmond-Upon-Thames". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Richmond-upon-Thames". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Results of the Mortlake and Barnes Common Ward By Election, 7 August 2003". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Results of the Kew Ward By-Election, 18 December 2003". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Results of the Hampton By-election, 7th October 2004". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  7. ^ "Results of the North Richmond Ward by-election, 27th January 2005.". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  8. ^ "Results of by-election for Twickenham Riverside Ward, 5th May 2005". London Borough of Richmond upon Thmaes. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  9. ^ "Results of the Barnes Ward By-Election, 6th December 2007". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

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