Southwark local elections

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Southwark (Br [ˈsʌðɨk])[1] London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 63 councillors have been elected from 21 wards.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1964 - 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2010
Labour 2010 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1994-1998[edit]

Waverley By-Election 23 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 410 79.6 +26.0
Conservative 105 20.4 +12.2
Majority 305 59.2
Turnout 515 11.3
Labour hold Swing

1998-2002[edit]

Consort By-Election 15 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 919 58.5 +12.8
Liberal Democrat 474 30.2 +4.5
Socialist Labour 70 4.5 -3.4
Conservative 54 3.4 -7.6
Liberal 53 3.4 +3.4
Majority 450 28.3
Turnout 1,570 34.0
Labour hold Swing
Rotherhithe By-Election 3 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,143 55.7 -2.5
Labour 813 39.6 +3.7
National Democrats 56 2.7 +2.7
Conservative 28 1.4 -4.5
Green 11 0.5 +0.5
Majority 330 16.1
Turnout 2,051 32.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cathedral By-Election 22 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 750 59.6 -7.3
Labour 451 35.9 +10.6
Conservative 57 4.5 +1.1
Majority 299 23.7
Turnout 1,258 27
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2002-2006[edit]

East Walworth By-Election 12 February 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,477 56.1 +2.9
Labour 978 37.1 +5.4
Conservative 86 3.3 -1.8
Green 82 3.1 -0.9
Independent 11 0.4 -2.0
Majority 499 19.0
Turnout 2,634 32.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2006-2010[edit]

Riverside By-Election 13 December 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anood Al-Samerai 1,114 49.8 +8.6
Labour Cormac Hollingsworth 691 30.9 +6.0
Conservative Rahoul Bhansali 260 11.6 -7.0
Green Amanda Penfold 122 5.5 -9.7
UKIP Fernando Grace 49 2.2 +2.2
Majority 423 18.9
Turnout 2,236 24.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Rotherhithe By-Election 9 October 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Wilma Nelson 1,149 56.8 +9.2
Labour Kath Whittam 618 30.6 +5.3
Conservative Loanna Morrison 255 12.6 -4.3
Majority 531 26.2
Turnout 2,022 23.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.
  2. ^ "How the Council Works". Southwark Council. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Southwark". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Southwark". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Tories make Newport gain". London: guardian.co.uk. 2004-02-13. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Riverside By-Election". Southwark Council. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Rotherhithe By-Election". Southwark Council. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 

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