Waltham Forest local elections

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Waltham Forest London Borough Council in London is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Labour 1964 - 1968

Conservative 1968 - 1971

Labour 1971 - 1994

No overall control 1994 - 1998

Labour 1998 - 2002

No overall control 2002 - 2010

Labour 2010 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1994-1998[edit]

Wood Street By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,718 49.5 +8.7
Liberal Democrat 1,717 31.2 -14.5
Conservative 1,079 19.6 +5.9
Majority 1,001 18.3
Turnout 5,514 63.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

1998-2002[edit]

Leytonstone By-Election 1 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 997 47.3 +0.0
Liberal Democrat 965 45.8 +18.5
Conservative 78 3.7 -4.2
Independent 66 3.1 -2.7
Majority 32 1.5
Turnout 2,106 27.8
Labour hold Swing

2002-2006[edit]

Forest By-Election 15 May 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,283 45.5 +17.7
Labour 717 25.4 -12.9
Conservative 417 14.8 +3.8
Independent 183 6.5 +6.5
Green 171 6.1 -6.0
Socialist Alliance 47 1.7 -1.6
Majority 566 20.1
Turnout 2,818 38.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
William Morris By-Election 4 September 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,051 43.6 +18.9
Labour 932 38.7 -11.9
Conservative 188 7.8 -7.1
Green 151 6.3 +6.3
Socialist Alliance 84 3.5 -6.3
Majority 119 4.9
Turnout 2,406 30.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Valley By-Election 28 October 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 791 36.9 -17.4
Liberal Democrat 710 33.2 +21.6
Labour 552 25.8 -8.3
Respect 88 4.1 +4.1
Majority 81 3.7
Turnout 2,141 27.6
Conservative hold Swing
Hoe Street By-Election 18 November 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 774 40.4 -1.1
Liberal Democrat 561 29.2 +13.1
Conservative 299 15.6 -4.7
Green 199 10.4 -6.4
Socialist Alliance 85 4.4 -1.0
Majority 213 11.2
Turnout 1,918 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Leytonstone By-Election 14 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 937 38.0 +3.0
Liberal Democrat 765 31.3 -2.4
Respect 354 14.5 +14.5
Conservative 225 9.1 +1.7
Green 165 6.7 -8.0
Majority 172 6.7
Turnout 2,446 30.9
Labour hold Swing

2006-2010[edit]

Chingford Green By-Election 26 April 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hemsted 1,694 55.2 -14.8
Liberal Democrat Graham Woolnough 1,022 33.3 +14.3
Labour Gerry Lyons 208 6.8 -4.2
UKIP Robert Brock 143 4.7 +4.7
Majority 672 21.9
Turnout 3,067 38.5
Conservative hold Swing
Leyton By-Election 14 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Winnifred Smith 1,360 56.0 +12.8
Labour Khevyn Limbajee 695 28.6 -14.1
Independent Carole Vincent* 176 7.2 +7.2
Conservative Edwin Northover 108 4.4 -2.1
Green William Measure 90 3.7 -3.9
Majority 665 27.4
Turnout 2,429 27.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

*No description (rather than independent). Candidate is a member of the Respect Party and was supported by the local branch. She was unable to use Respect as her description due to a split in the party. Current UK electoral law allows candidates to stand without any description rather than independent if preferred.

Forest By-Election 12 June 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Samina Safdar 977 36.9 -2.3
Labour Jawade Liaqat 927 35.0 +1.4
Conservative Edwin Northover 507 19.1 +5.9
Green Mark Dawes 184 6.9 -7.0
Left List Makola Mayambika 56 2.1 +2.1
Majority 50 1.9
Turnout 2,651 32.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

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