2014 Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council election

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2014 Barking and Dagenham Council election
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All 51 council seats
  First party
 
Lab
Leader Liam Smith
Party Labour
Leader since 2009
Leader's seat Whalebone
Last election 51 seats, 47.2%
Seats won 51
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 28,871
Percentage 52.0%
Swing Increase4.8%

Barking and Dagenham UK local election 2010 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2014 Barking and Dagenham council election. Labour in red.

Leader of Largest Party before election


Labour

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party


Labour

Background[edit]

The 2014 Barking and Dagenham Council election took place on 23 May 2014 to elect members of Barking and Dagenham Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Labour won all 51 seats on the council in 2010, but, by the time of this election, had only 44 councillors due to defections, with Robert Douglas, Dorothy Hunt, Graham Letchford and Tariq Saeed defecting to the UK Independence Party, and James McDermott, Barry Poulton and Gerald Vincent defecting to the Socialist Labour Party. All of these councillors stood for re-election in the borough representing their new parties (aside from Letchford, who stood in the Enfield Council election), but none retained their seats, with Labour candidates winning all 51 seats for the second consecutive election. The only ward where Labour faced any real challenge was Mayesbrook, where the borough's former Labour mayor Dorothy Hunt, now representing UKIP, failed to win a seat by 12 votes.

UKIP stood candidates in every ward for the first time, and finished as runners-up to Labour in every ward except Longbridge. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats remained on the fringes in the borough. The British National Party, who won 12 seats on the council in 2006, all of which they lost in 2010, declined even further at this election, only standing candidates in three wards and picking up a total of 1,137 votes, placing them sixth overall. Other parties to field candidates in the borough were the Greens, Socialist Labour Party and TUSC. The Europeans Party, a pro-EU party who support the rights of EU citizens in the UK,[2] also stood a candidate. There were also two independent candidates.

Election results[edit]

Barking & Dagenham Local Election Results 2014[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 51 0 0 0 100.0 52.0 28,871 +4.8
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 26.7 14,847 +23.3
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 10.3 5,742 -5.8
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 1,942 -7.6
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 1,613 +2.6
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 971 -16.1
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 793 N/A
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 496 -2.5
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 202 N/A
  Europeans Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 94 N/A

Ward results[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Abbey (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Laila Butt 2,252 26.2 N/A
Labour Danielle Doyle 2,072 24.1 N/A
Labour Giasuddin Miah 1,966 22.9 N/A
UKIP Tariq Saeed 947 7.5 N/A
Conservative Modoris Ali 410 4.8 N/A
Conservative Emran Chowdhury 323 3.8 N/A
Green Natalija Kitkovska 307 3.6 N/A
Conservative Amaniampong Ampomah 292 3.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Ryan Edwards 221 2.6 N/A
Independent Ostafe Marius-Alexandru 94 1.1 N/A
Turnout 3,193 36.8 -21.2
Registered electors 8,672
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alibon[edit]

Alibon (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darren Rodwell 1,398 24.6 N/A
Labour Christopher Hughes 1,389 24.4 N/A
Labour Sanchia Alasia 1,240 21.8 N/A
UKIP Norman Wood 974 12.1 N/A
Conservative Jakir Hussain 221 3.9 N/A
Conservative Md. Neamat Ullah 180 3.4 N/A
Conservative Mohammed Zaman 145 2.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Terence London 143 2.5 N/A
Turnout 2,471 34.3 -24.9
Registered electors 7,210
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Becontree[edit]

Becontree (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Evelyn Carpenter 2,098 25.23 N/A
Labour Faruk Choudhury 1,885 22.7 N/A
Labour James Ogungbose 1,784 21.5 N/A
UKIP Robert Douglas 858 10.3 N/A
UKIP Yvonne Douglas 826 10.0 N/A
Conservative Lorraine Larner 294 3.5 N/A
Conservative Mohammed Hosain 211 2.5 N/A
Conservative Ricci Smith 208 2.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat David De Cruz 151 1.8 N/A
Turnout 3,169 36.8 -23.4
Registered electors 8,601
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath[edit]

Chadwell Heath (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeffrey Wade 1,416 20.1 N/A
Labour Afolasade Bright 1,389 19.7 N/A
Labour Samuel Tarry 1,356 19.2 N/A
UKIP Ronald Curtis 869 12.3 N/A
UKIP Ingrid Spindler 805 11.4 N/A
Conservative Albert Sacky 377 5.3 N/A
Conservative Jamil Miah 354 5.0 N/A
Green Debbie Rosaman 320 4.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat David Croft 160 2.3 N/A
Turnout 2,710 36.5 -24.9
Registered electors 7,424
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbrook[edit]

Eastbrook (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael McCarthy 1,581 21.7 N/A
Labour Edna Fergus 1,397 19.1 N/A
Labour Anthony Ramsay 1,326 18.8 N/A
UKIP Richard Kelly 1,102 15.1 N/A
UKIP Jonathan Gay 960 13.1 N/A
Conservative Susan Connelly 544 7.5 N/A
BNP Anthony McKay 222 3.0 N/A
BNP Paul Sturdy 166 2.3 N/A
Turnout 2,833 36.5 -26.5
Registered electors 7,757
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbury[edit]

Eastbury (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeannette Alexander 1,691 26.7 N/A
Labour Hardial Singh Rai 1,403 22.2 N/A
Labour Faraaz Shaukat 1,356 21.4 N/A
UKIP Hayat M'Barkii 832 13.1 N/A
Conservative Juliet Amoah 314 5.0 N/A
Socialist Labour James McDermott 276 4.4 N/A
Conservative Alin Rahman 242 3.8 N/A
Conservative Pushpa Choudhury 214 3.4 N/A
Turnout 2,757 34.6 -24.8
Registered electors 7,962
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Saima Ashraf 1,977 27.2 N/A
Labour Abdul Gafoor Aziz 1,896 26.1 N/A
Labour Dominic Twomey 1,757 24.2 N/A
UKIP James Silverfox 494 6.2 N/A
Conservative Krishan Kumar Kar 274 3.8 N/A
Independent Mampuya Pongo 226 3.1 N/A
Conservative Monwara Khatun 216 3.0 N/A
Conservative Isaac Mukasa 172 2.4 N/A
TUSC Peter Mason 146 2.0 N/A
TUSC Ruth Mason 143 2.0 N/A
Turnout 2,750 37.6 -20.8
Registered electors 7,319
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Goresbrook[edit]

Goresbrook (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Simon Bremner 1,518 23.2 N/A
Labour Irma Freeborn 1,471 22.4 N/A
Labour Moin Quadri 1,290 19.7 N/A
UKIP Alan Kiff 1,023 15.6 N/A
BNP Robert Taylor 469 7.2 N/A
Conservative Nadia Khatun 236 3.6 N/A
Conservative Sultana Hussain 224 3.4 N/A
Conservative Pearle Onochie 189 2.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Nzingha Shukura 131 2.0 N/A
Turnout 2,713 34.7 23.0
Registered electors 7,812
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath[edit]

Heath (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Reason 1,603 26.5 N/A
Labour David Miles 1,504 24.8 N/A
Labour Daniel Young 1,380 22.8 N/A
UKIP Connor Harnett 1,021 16.9 N/A
Conservative Faruk Miah 338 5.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Janet Koranteng 210 3.5 N/A
Turnout 2,629 34.9 -24.0
Registered electors 7,523
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rocky Gill 2,288 24.1 N/A
Labour Syed Ahammad 1,998 21.0 N/A
Labour Lynda Rice 1,752 18.4 N/A
Conservative Dr. Shahidur Rahman 856 9.0 N/A
UKIP Rumana Tahir 623 6.6 N/A
Conservative Glyn Lewis 485 5.1 N/A
Conservative Richard Semitego 401 4.2 N/A
Green Lorna Tooley 283 3.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mohammod Uddin 275 2.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Gerald Vincent 272 2.9 N/A
Independent Shaheryaar Baig 270 2.8 N/A
Turnout 3,621 43.7 -25.4
Registered electors 8,287
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Mayesbrook[edit]

Mayesbrook (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Danielle Smith 1,217 21.3 N/A
Labour Kashif Haroon 1,105 19.4 N/A
Labour Adegboyega Oloyede 1,073 18.8 N/A
UKIP Dorothy Hunt 1,061 18.6 N/A
Green Antony Rablen 353 6.2 N/A
BNP Giuseppe De Santis 280 4.9 N/A
Conservative Sufia Begum 252 4.4 N/A
Conservative Md. Foyzur Rahman 196 3.4 N/A
Conservative Ahmed Shahjahan 166 2.9 N/A
Turnout 2,432 34.3 -25.2
Registered electors 7,093
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Parsloes[edit]

Parsloes (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Rice 1,317 25.2 N/A
Labour Elizabeth Kangethe 1,252 23.9 N/A
Labour Linda Zanitchkhah 1,111 21.3 N/A
UKIP Richard Hall 900 17.2 N/A
Conservative Goyas Miah 249 4.8 N/A
Conservative Zahanara Ali 202 3.9 N/A
Conservative Numaun Chowdhury 196 3.7 N/A
Turnout 2,285 33.1 -24.6
Registered electors 6,901
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River[edit]

River (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Chand 1,668 27.7 N/A
Labour Eileen Keller 1,668 27.7 N/A
Labour Amardeep Singh Jamu 1,491 24.8 N/A
UKIP Lorraine Harris 875 14.5 N/A
Conservative Husneara Majid 317 5.3 N/A
Turnout 2,622 35.7 -25.4
Registered electors 7,339
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Thames[edit]

Thames (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Josephine Channer 1,720 24.0 N/A
Labour Cameron Geddes 1,622 22.6 N/A
Labour Bill Turner 1,573 22.0 N/A
UKIP Joyce Cracknell 655 9.1 N/A
UKIP Pamela Dumbleton 644 9.0 N/A
Conservative Reba Begum 266 3.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Barry Poulton 245 3.4 N/A
Conservative Andrew Boff 244 3.4 N/A
Conservative Bijan Dutta 138 1.9 N/A
TUSC Joseph Mambulmh 56 0.8 N/A
Turnout 2,626 37.4 -23.2
Registered electors 7,017
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence[edit]

Valence (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Jones 1,471 24.0 N/A
Labour Maureen Worby 1,403 22.8 N/A
Labour Syed Ghani 1,243 20.2 N/A
UKIP Christopher Ward 1,004 16.3 N/A
Green Alexander Hollis 350 5.7 N/A
Conservative Ahia Chowdhury 279 4.5 N/A
Conservative Mobarock Ali 223 3.6 N/A
Conservative Istor Miah 166 2.7 N/A
Turnout 2,554 34.8 -22.6
Registered electors 7,344
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village[edit]

Village (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Walker 2,031 33.8 N/A
Labour Philip Waker 1,892 31.5 N/A
Labour Margaret Mullane 1,889 31.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Christine Watson 190 3.2 N/A
Turnout 2,956 39.9 -19.1
Registered electors 7,409
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Whalebone[edit]

Whalebone (3 seats)[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John White 1,625 23.6 N/A
Labour Melanie Bartlett 1,620 23.6 N/A
Labour Liam Smith 1,526 22.2 N/A
UKIP Albert Bedwell 867 12.6 N/A
Conservative Juhel Ahmed 515 7.5 N/A
Conservative Jean Cockling 514 7.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat William George 204 3.0 N/A
Turnout 2,796 37.6 -26.6
Registered electors 7,427
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2010 and 2014[edit]

Goresbrook[edit]

Goresbrook by-election, 8 July 2010[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Louise Couling 881 46.6 +3.0
BNP Richard Barnbrook 642 34.0 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Felicia Taiwo 136 7.2 -2.1
Conservative Paul Ayer 108 5.7 -7.4
Independent Warren Northover 63 3.9 -2.9
UKIP Nobby Manning 50 2.6 +2.6
Independent Faruk Ahmed Choudhury 11 0.1 -2.9
Majority 239 20.0 N/A
Turnout 1,841 25.3 -32.5
Registered electors 7,482
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the voiding of the election of Cllr. Louise Couling as she was ruled ineligible.[8]

Goresbrook by-election, 19 April 2012[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Simon Brenner 1,113 57.8 +14.2
BNP Bob Taylor 593 30.8 +3.5
UKIP John Dias-Broughton 91 4.7 +4.7
Conservative Mohammed Riaz 81 4.2 -8.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Hills 48 2.5 -6.8
Majority 520 20.0 N/A
Turnout 1,926 25.6 -32.2
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Louise Couling.

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge by-election, 9 May 2013[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Syed Ahammad 1,555 64.3 +24.1
UKIP Albert Bedwell 466 19.3 +14.6
Conservative Paul Ayer 284 11.7 -3.2
Liberal Democrat David Croft 78 3.2 -11.9
BNP Giuseppe De Santis 37 1.5 -6.7
Majority 1,089 45.0 N/A
Turnout 2,420 29.8 -39.3
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Nirmal Gill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ Europeans Party website
  3. ^ Local Elections Archive Project (LEAP) by Andrew Teale
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Election Results". London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "London Borough Council Elections 23 May 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. London Residuary Body. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Barking and Dagenham by-election results". Barking and Dagenham Council elections. Barking and Dagenham Council. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "London Borough By Election results". Gwydir. Keith Edkins. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ The Guardian