Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council elections

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Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council elections are held every four years for all 54 councillor seats in the 18 wards that make up the Borough Council.[1] By-elections are held in individual wards when vacancies arise outside the four-year cycle.

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]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964–1968[edit]

There were no by-elections.[3]

1968–1971[edit]

East Sheen by-election, 20 June 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. J. Maitland 1199
Independent M. V. Smith 618
Labour A. G. H. Lawrance 151
Turnout 31.7%
Hampton by-election, 20 June 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. K. Baker 1160
Liberal A. D. Reddrop 615
Labour Mrs J. M. Hyam 262
Turnout 24.2%
Richmond Hill by-election, 20 June 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs H. M. Abell 603
Liberal Dr S. Rundle 569
Independent A. P. Warren 248
Labour A. B. Hart 207
Turnout 26.7%
Kew by-election, 6 February 1969[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dr S. Rundle 1676
Conservative Miss J. M. Hooper 1079
Labour Miss D. J. Kidger 323
Turnout 35.7%
Hampton Wick by-election, 29 May 1969[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. M. Cooper 1766
Liberal R. D. McArthur 605
Labour Miss J. R. F. Brown 405
Turnout 37.4%
South Twickenham by-election, 25 September 1969[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. A. Bligh 1266
Labour P. T. Z. Goldring 391
Liberal Mrs D. O. Collins 374
Turnout 28.6%
Hampton Hill by-election, 2 October 1969[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. G. Lockyer 1065
Labour K. L. Elmes 502
Liberal J. E. Twaits 361
Turnout 25.3%
East Twickenham by-election, 19 March 1970[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. M. Russell 1190
Liberal R. W. Marlow 435
Labour E. C. Eldridge 424
Turnout 28.9%
Hampton Hill by-election, 19 March 1970[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. J. Attwood 1081
Labour K. L. Elmes 525
Liberal J. E. Twaits 377
Turnout 24.5%

1971–1974[edit]

Hampton Hill by-election, 3 February 1972[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. E. F. Samuels 1,530
Conservative P. G. Lockyer 1,196
Liberal J. E. Twaits 160
Turnout 35.5%
Central Twickenham by-election, 25 May 1972[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. J. Powell 1,232
Conservative R. K. Morland 1,087
Liberal R. W. Marlow 390
Turnout 41.6%
East Twickenham by-election, 14 September 1972[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs J. M. Pardington 1,109
Conservative Miss M. C. Gregory 1,012
Liberal S. J. Nunn 244
Independent Conservative Mrs A. Woodward 185
Turnout 37.3%
Richmond Town by-election, 25 January 1973[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. Waller 1,301
Conservative J. L. Saunders 937
Labour R. G. Marshall-Andrews 928
Turnout 48.1 %

1974–1978[edit]

Palewell by-election, 1 May 1975[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Anthony L. Manners 1,769
Conservative Margery Segar 1,253
Labour John P. Sheppard 519
Turnout 51.5
Richmond Town by-election, 1 May 1975[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bryan T. B. Lewis 1,651
Conservative John L. Saunders 1,100
Labour Roy F. Piper 421
Ratepayers Joshua P. Kielty 253
Turnout 54.4
Barnes by-election, 20 May 1976[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David C. Cornwell 1,722
Conservative Patrick V. Marshall 1,718
Labour Joy P. Mostyn 577
Turnout 56.3

Following the discovery of a series of voting errors, the High Court on 5 August 1976, declared the Liberal candidate in place of the Conservative. The revised votes are recorded here.

Ham-Petersham by-election, 15 July 1976[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Marie C. Biddulph 1,716
Labour Roger D. Smith 1,182
Conservative Vera Goodman 810
Turnout 57.3
Teddington by-election, 16 December 1976[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter J. Temlett 1,637
Liberal Sidney J. Marshall 1,229
Labour John W. Shelton 558
National Front Terence Denville-Faulkner 57
Turnout 50.8
Mortlake by-election, 24 March 1977[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Deirdre B. Martineau 1,668
Conservative Christopher Sandy 826
Labour Joy P. Mostyn 734
Turnout 57.6

1978–1982[edit]

1982–1986[edit]

1986–1990[edit]

1990–1994[edit]

Central Twickenham by-election, 29 October 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John W. G. Coombs 896 40.1
Conservative Jennie E. Edwards 786 35.2
Labour Michael D. Gold 457 20.5
Green Rowland R. Morgan 54 2.4
National Front Jeremy Bedford-Turner 40 1.8
Turnout 43.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Anthony T. Johnson.

Hampton by-election, 22 April 1993[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert D. Parslow 1,430 46.4
Conservative Anne Woodward 1,236 40.1
Labour Martin P. Cross 413 13.4
Turnout 48.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Gavin Alexander.

1994–1998[edit]

Teddington by-election, 29 February 1996[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Joanna Frith 1,377
Conservative Peter J. Temlett 990
Labour Christopher J. Boaler 686
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Elaine I. Pippard.

Central Twickenham by-election, 30 May 1996[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John W. Coombs 972 36.0
Conservative Mary A. Rae 908 33.7
Labour Graham R. Nixon 818 30.3
Majority 64 2.3
Turnout 2,698 49.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Philip A. Northey.

Mortlake by-election, 6 February 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eleanor M. Stanier 908 42.9
Conservative Malcolm K. McAlister 615 29.0
Labour Michelle Thew 594 28.1
Majority 293 13.9
Turnout 2,120 35.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Susan E. Fenwick.

Hampton Hill by-election, 12 June 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey J. Samuel 1,138 40.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrat John R. Gossage 1,096 38.8 -3.0
Labour Stephen J. Cox 591 20.9 +3.1
Majority 42 1.5
Turnout 2,825 42.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David A. R. Martin.

1998–2002[edit]

Palewell by-election, 10 June 1999[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicola Urquhart 1,496 49.1 +7.5
Liberal Democrat Julian D. Rudd 1,215 39.9 -6.3
Labour Maureen H. Metzger 333 10.9 -1.3
Majority 281 9.2
Turnout 3,044 48.3
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Helen Blake.

2002–2006[edit]

Mortlake & Barnes Common by-election, 7 August 2003[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eleanor M. Stanier 936 44.5 +14.0
Conservative Jane M. West 927 44.1 +4.2
Labour Benjamin R. Stanier 132 6.3 -23.3
Green James R. Page 109 5.2 +5.2
Majority 9 0.4
Turnout 2,104 30.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John L. Saunders.

Kew by-election, 18 December 2003[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jane A. Arneil 1,722 54.7 +11.3
Conservative Ewan G. Wallace 1,235 39.3 -5.8
Green Sylvia R. Levi 104 3.3 +3.3
Labour John Simon Fowler 85 2.7 -8.9
Majority 487 15.4
Turnout 3,146 46.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Anthony J. Barnett.

Hampton by-election, 7 October 2004[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Suzette B. Nicholson 1,669 57.9 +18.3
Conservative Stuart N. 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

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Jean M. Matthews.

North Richmond by-election, 27 January 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Celia J. Hodges 1,384 51.9 +14.9
Conservative Paul Hodgins 1,043 39.1 -4.7
Labour Barnaby J. L. 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

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Marc L. Cranfield-Adams.

Twickenham Riverside by-election, 5 May 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David S. F. Trigg 2,111 45.8 +5.3
Conservative Nicholas J. F. Lait 1,513 32.8 -9.4
Labour John Grant 548 11.9 -5.4
Green Henry B. L. Gower 435 9.4 +9.4
Majority 598 13.0
Turnout 4,607
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Derek Beattie.

2006–2010[edit]

Barnes by-election, 6 December 2007[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rita G. S. Palmer 1,643 56.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Barbara Westmorland 1,103 37.7 -5.8
Labour Ann F. Neimer 91 3.1 -1.0
Green James R. Page 87 3.0 +3.0
Majority 540 18.5
Turnout 2,924 41.2
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Benedict A. Stanberry.

2010–2014[edit]

North Richmond by-election, 3 May 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Speak 1733
Liberal Democrat Ms. Jane Dodds 1587
Labour Brian Caton 364
Green James R. Page 206
Independent Marc L. Cranfield-Adams 123
Turnout 52.4%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Richard J. Montague.

2014–2018[edit]

There have been no by-elections so far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Greater London and Surrey Order, 1970
  2. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 4) Order 1993
  4. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1994
  1. ^ "Councillors". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Election 2010 – Richmond-Upon-Thames". BBC News. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
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  5. ^ "Local elections 2002: Council – Richmond-upon-Thames". BBC News. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "London Borough Council By-elections May 1990 to May 1994" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c d "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Results of the Mortlake and Barnes Common Ward By Election, 7 August 2003". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Results of the Kew Ward By-Election, 18 December 2003". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Results of the Hampton By-election, 7th October 2004". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Results of the North Richmond Ward by-election, 27th January 2005.". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Results of by-election for Twickenham Riverside Ward, 5th May 2005". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "Results of the Barnes Ward By-Election, 6th December 2007". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  17. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 22 May 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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