Westminster City Council elections

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Westminster City Council, the local authority of the City of Westminster in London, England, is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 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 1964 - present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

Baker Street by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss M. Bowen 937
Conservative C.L. Gimblett 933
Labour Mrs. D.M. Mackay 309
Labour W. Robins 304
Communist L.R. Temple 73
Majority 624
Turnout 13,811 9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Harrow Road by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T.G. Sheppard unopposed
Labour hold Swing
St. James's by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L.B. Farmiloe unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Wilton by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss A.M. Tennant unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
St. James's by-election, 8 July 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F.D.B. Fitzgerald-Moore 147
Liberal N. Fogg 46
Majority 101
Turnout 2,156 9.0
Conservative hold Swing
Maida Vale by-election, 18 August 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G.A. Wade 2,518
Labour Mrs. E. Ryan 1,710
Liberal M.G. Rabin 543
Majority 808
Turnout 14,094 33.9
Conservative hold Swing
Baker Street by-election, 8 June 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W.J.L. Drapkin 1,206
Labour P.A.W. Merriton 138
Communist Dr. J.A. Atkinson 45
Majority 1,068
Turnout 12,539 11.1
Conservative hold Swing

1968-1971[edit]

Baker Street by-election, 9 July 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C.M.K. Taylor 1,008
Communist Dr. J.A. Atkinson 97
Majority 911
Turnout 12,137 9.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hyde Park by-election, 9 July 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Countess D.P. Beatty 1,667
Liberal Dr. M.M.G. Andrews 270
Labour E.R. Packer 213
Majority 1,397
Turnout 13,936 15.4
Conservative hold Swing
Lord's by-election, 9 July 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. B.C. Bowles 1,163
Labour Mrs. J.M. Brenner 147
Majority 1,016
Turnout 9,764 13.4
Conservative hold Swing
Regent's Park by-election, 9 July 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J.J. Walker-Smith 861
Labour W.G. Stuart 238
Majority 623
Turnout 9,100 12.1
Conservative hold Swing
Warwick by-election, 28 November 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J.C. Beveridge 1,128
Independent J.V. Kemp 392
Liberal A.J. Clinch 162
Labour T.M. Fuller 152
Independent Mrs. S.M. Harris 45
Majority 736
Turnout 9,294 20.0
Conservative hold Swing

1971-1974[edit]

Harrow Road by-election, 15 July 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Blackman 1,657
Conservative A.R. Dix 373
Independent D.J.B. Morgan 32
Majority 1,284
Turnout 10,966 18.9
Labour hold Swing
Regent Street by-election, 23 March 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.F. Wigram 927
Labour W.A. Knight 145
Majority 782
Turnout 7,118 15.1
Conservative hold Swing

1974-1978[edit]

There were no by-elections

1971-1982[edit]

There were no by-elections

1982-1986[edit]

Belgrave by-election, 22 September 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Flach 724
Labour Peter Booker 163
Majority 561
Turnout 4,460 19.9
Conservative hold Swing
Hamilton Terrace by-election, 1 November 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Warner 786
Social Democratic Richard de Ste Croix 500
Labour John Thirlwell 272
Majority 286
Turnout 4,445 35.1
Conservative hold Swing
Church Street by-election, 26 September 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gavin Millar 1,584
Social Democratic Bernard Hughes 704
Conservative Peter Carre 494
Majority 880
Turnout 6,786 41.4
Labour hold Swing

1986-1990[edit]

Lancaster Gate by-election, 14 April 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Milton 1,209
Labour Francis Prideaux 443
Liberal Democrat Veronica Chamberlain 185
Majority 766
Turnout 4,546 40.5
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria by-election, 17 November 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Harvey 779
Labour Martin Garside 507
Liberal Democrat Caroline Shorten 207
Social Democrat Peter Sire 53
Majority 272
Turnout 4,061 38.1
Conservative hold Swing
Lancaster Gate by-election, 26 October 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Olga Polizzi 826
Labour Francis Prideaux 301
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Pettit 81
Green Annie Harris 66
Social Democrat Andrew Belt 48
Majority 525
Turnout 4,629 28.6
Conservative hold Swing

1990-1994[edit]

Regent's Park by-election, 21 March 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W.A. Wells 1,569
Labour Mrs. B.J. Grahame 529
Majority 1,040
Turnout 5,767 36.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hyde Park by-election, 25 March 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E.A. Lazarus 870
Labour R.V. Ashdown 309
Liberal Democrat Miss Z.P. Goldstein 103
Majority 561
Turnout 4,349 29.5
Conservative hold Swing
Harrow Road by-election, 6 May 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. J.M. Rosenberg 1,639
Conservative T.M. Joiner 598
Majority 1,041
Turnout 6,390 35.0
Labour hold Swing
Millbank by-election, 28 October 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S.J. Winters 1,286
Conservative H. Haynes 722
Liberal Democrat Mrs. M. Lang 223
Majority 564
Turnout 5,631 39.6
Labour hold Swing

1994-1998[edit]

Millbank By-Election 28 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mair Garside 1,224 52.0
Conservative Tim Mitchell 989 42.0
Liberal Democrat Robin Metzner 119 5.0
Natural Law Richard Johnson 18 1.0
Majority 235 10.0
Turnout 2,350 41.6
Labour hold Swing
Queen's Park By-Election 16 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Dimoldenberg 974 77.5 +31.0
Conservative Harry Phibbs 227 18.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Herbert Hartwell 55 4.4 -1.6
Majority 747 59.4
Turnout 1,256 20.4
Labour hold Swing
Westbourne By-Election 16 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Whitley 906 72.0 +15.5
Conservative Clive Collins 284 22.6 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Morag Beattie 68 5.4 -7.2
Majority 622 49.4
Turnout 1,258 17.2
Labour hold Swing

1998-2002[edit]

Westbourne By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Stockill 1,139 61.6 +7.8
Conservative Iheoma Oteh 450 24.3 -3.0
Liberal Democrat David Hall-Matthews 261 14.1 +1.2
Majority 689 37.3
Turnout 1,850
Labour hold Swing
West End By-Election 24 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glenys Roberts 520 65.5 +24.1
Labour Wing Ho 160 20.2 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Richard O'Brien 114 14.4 +2.7
Majority 360 45.3
Turnout 794 16.0
Conservative hold Swing
Church Street By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Mothersdale 1,159 56.1 -4.6
Conservative Martin Conway 642 31.1 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Anthony Williams 264 12.8 +1.9
Majority 517 25.0
Turnout 2,065 32.0
Labour hold Swing
Harrow Road By-Election 4 May 2000 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Guthrie McKie 1,448
Labour Josie Ohene-Djan 1,333
Conservative Daniel Astaire 618
Conservative Harry Phibbs 516
Liberal Democrat Philip Wardle 228
Turnout 4,143 34.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Regents Park By-Election 5 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Astaire 499 64.6 -1.7
Labour Katharine Hoskyns 227 29.4 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Philip Wardle 46 6.0 -4.6
Majority 272 35.2
Turnout 772 12.0
Conservative hold Swing

2002-2006[edit]

Harrow Road By-Election 21 July 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Bush 774 62.9 +10.3
Conservative Jasna Badzak 306 24.9 +6.4
Liberal Democrat Brian Mathew 150 12.2 -2.0
Majority 468 38.0
Turnout 1,230 16.0
Labour hold Swing

2006-2010[edit]

Abbey Road By-Election 3 May 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lindsey Hall 1,334 65.2 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Blackburn 355 17.3 +1.3
Labour Alon Or-Bach 280 13.7 -1.4
Independent Alberto Lidji 78 3.8 +3.8
Majority 979 47.9
Turnout 2,047
Conservative hold Swing
Marylebone High Street By-Election 3 May 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Rowley 1,041 66.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Stuart Bonar 258 16.5 +1.2
Labour Dave Rowntree 222 14.2 -1.4
UKIP Colin Merton 40 2.6 +2.6
Majority 783 50.2
Turnout 1,561
Conservative hold Swing
Church Street By-Election 24 July 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mehfuz Ahmed 955 53.6 +24.5
Labour Dave Rowntree 652 36.6 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Martin Thompson 176 9.9 -1.3
Majority 303 17.0
Turnout 1,783 24.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Lancaster Gate By-Election 23 October 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Smith 805 60.3 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Sue Baring 325 24.3 +6.6
Labour Ahmed Hamid 205 15.4 -2.3
Majority 480 36.0
Turnout 1,335 15.9
Conservative hold Swing
West End By-Election 8 October 2009[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Glanz 526 60.8 +10.3
Labour Damian Dewhirst 169 19.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gonzalez 108 12.5 -1.2
Green Tristan Smith 62 7.2 -6.4
Majority 357 41.3
Turnout 865 46.0
Conservative hold Swing
Queen's Park By-Election 10 December 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia McAllister 814 62.6 +10.2
Conservative Abdul Ahad 211 16.2 -13.7
Green Susanna Rustin 152 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Blackburn 123 9.5 -8.1
Majority 603 46.4
Turnout 1,300
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Barnet, Camden and Westminster (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  2. ^ The City and London Borough Boundaries Order 1993
  3. ^ The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  4. ^ The North and Central London (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  1. ^ "City Council Elections - May 4th 2006". Westminster City Council. Retrieved 2009-10-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Local elections: Westminster". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  3. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968". London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 4 May 1978". London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Westminster". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  6. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002". London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". City of Westminster. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  8. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". City of Westminster. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". City of Westminster. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  10. ^ Michaels, Sean (2008-07-28). "Blur drummer in by-election defeat". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  11. ^ "Tories keep hold of Westminster". London Informer. 2008-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-10. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Tories get mixed response from voters in latest council by-elections". 24dash.com. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  13. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". City of Westminster. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  14. ^ "Queen's Park by-election won by Labour". London Informer. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 

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