2014 Brent London Borough Council election

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2014 Brent London Borough Council election
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All 63 seats to Brent London Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Blank Blank Blank
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 40 seats, 41.1% 6 seats, 22.0% 17 seats, 29.4%
Seats won 56 6 1
Seat change Increase16 Steady Decrease16
Popular vote 39,870 17,547 14,997
Percentage 46.8% 20.6% 17.6%
Swing Increase5.7% Decrease1.4% Decrease11.8%

Brent London UK local election 2014 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2014 Brent London Borough Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2014 Brent London Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Brent London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background[edit]

At the last election in 2010 Labour gained control of the council with 40 councillors, compared to 17 for the Liberal Democrats and 6 for the Conservatives.[2] In July 2012 the Labour majority was increased when a Liberal Democrat councillor for Alperton, James Allie, defected to the Labour party.[3] The Liberal Democrats lost another councillor in June 2013 when Brondesbury Park councillor Carol Shaw switched back to the Conservatives, ten years after she had defected from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats.[4] However the Liberal Democrats did gain from a defection, when in December 2013 a Welsh Harp councillor Dhiraj Kataria left Labour to join the Liberal Democrats.[5]

A seat was vacant before the 2010 election in Dudden Hill, after Liberal Democrat councillor David Clues resigned from the council less than 6 months before the election, after having moved to Brighton.[5] A total of 222 candidates stood for election in 2010, contesting the 63 seats on the council across 21 wards.[6] The candidates included full slates from the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative parties, as well as Green Party candidates across the council and a number of UK Independence Party, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition and independent candidates.[7]

Election result[edit]

Labour increased their majority on the council making 16 gains and reducing the Liberal Democrats to just 1 seat on the council.[8][9] Labour gained seats in Alperton, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Mapesbury, Queens Park, Sudbury, Welsh Harp and Willesden Green from the Liberal Democrats, as well as seats in Northwick Park and Preston from the Conservatives.[9] The 15 seats lost by the Liberal Democrats included the group leader Paul Lorber in Sudbury and meant Helen Carr in Mapesbury was the only Liberal Democrat remaining on the council.[9][10]

The Conservatives stayed steady on 6 councillors after losing seats to Labour, but gaining 2 seats from the Liberal Democrats in Brondesbury Park.[9] They finished second in vote share with 21%, but well behind Labour who got 47% of the vote.[11] Overall turnout at the election was 36%.[12]

Following the election Labour councillor Muhammed Butt remained leader of the council, defeating a challenge within his party from Neil Nerva.[13] Meanwhile, the Conservative group split in half, with the 3 councillors from Brondesbury Park ward forming their own Brondesbury Park Conservatives group, after failing to replace Kenton councillor Suresh Kansahra as leader of the Conservative group, while the 3 Kenton Conservative councillors remained in the Conservative group.[14]

Brent local election result 2014[15]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 56 +16 88.9 46.8 39,870 +5.7
  Conservative 6 ±0 9.5 20.6 17,547 -1.4
  Liberal Democrats 1 -16 1.6 17.6 14,997 -11.8
  Green 0 0 0 10.8 9,214 +3.9
  UKIP 0 0 0 1.8 1,505 n/a
  TUSC 0 0 0 1.0 875 n/a
  Make Willesden Green 0 0 0 1.0 846 n/a
  Independent 0 0 0 0.3 298 -0.2

Ward results[edit]

Alperton (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Allie 2,370
Labour Mili Patel 2,309
Labour Bhagwanji Chohan 2,305
Liberal Democrats Daniel Brown 1,691
Liberal Democrats Trusha Patel 1,669
Liberal Democrats Samira Ahmed 1,553
Conservative Shamim Chowdhury 612
Conservative Ramila Mistry 506
Conservative Gerald Soames 452
Green Yusuf Akram 325
Total votes 13,792 46 -8
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Barnhill (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah-Louise Marquis 2,055
Labour Shafique Choudhary 2,010
Labour Michael Pavey 1,988
Conservative Janu Kotecha 1,023
Conservative Kanta Pindoria 983
Conservative Jahan Mahmoodi 911
Liberal Democrats Karen Brown 352
Green Giovanna Dunmall 335
Liberal Democrats Christine Barratt 233
Liberal Democrats Bruce Thomson 174
Independent Elcena Jeffers 139
Total votes 10,203 32 -18
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Brondesbury Park (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carol Shaw 1,634
Conservative Joel Davidson 1,162
Conservative John Warren 1,118
Labour Michael Adeyeye 993
Labour David Lister 939
Labour Terry Hoad 919
Liberal Democrats Barry Cheese 630
Green Rai Shamon 520
Liberal Democrats Mark Cummins 451
Liberal Democrats Maurice O'Neill 388
Total votes 8,754 37 -15
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Dollis Hill (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Parvez Ahmed 1,715
Labour Arshad Mahmood 1,669
Labour Liz Dixon 1,566
Liberal Democrats Alison Hopkins 1,515
Liberal Democrats Alex Melia 1,175
Liberal Democrats Mohammad Anwar 1,172
Conservative Rbee Mehmood 536
Conservative Suresh Prajapati 442
Conservative Gopal Sachdev 393
Green Pete Murry 288
Total votes 10,471 44 -8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Dudden Hill (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Aslam Choudry 2,051
Labour Janice Long 1,895
Labour Krupesh Hirani 1,851
Liberal Democrats Anton Georgiou 1,107
Liberal Democrats Richard Sisson 961
Liberal Democrats Costel Cam 957
Green Simone Aspis 538
Conservative Theresa Baker 471
Conservative Sanjay Patel 389
Conservative Jane Sayers 385
UKIP Heino Vockrodt 292
TUSC Sandra De Andrade 144
Total votes 11,041 41 -10
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Fryent (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Crane 2,043
Labour Ruth Moher 1,993
Labour Shama Tatler 1,708
Conservative Amit Lakhani 916
Conservative Mick Iqbal 845
Conservative Bhavisha Panchal 746
Green Claire McCarthy 422
Liberal Democrats Beatrice Cam 301
Liberal Democrats Arvind Patel 208
Liberal Democrats Murari Sharma 96
Total votes 9,278 35 -19
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Harlesden (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Aisha Eniola 2,160
Labour Lloyd McLeish 2,031
Labour Bobby Thomas 2,017
Green Simon Erskine 459
Liberal Democrats William Motley 387
TUSC John Boyle 359
Liberal Democrats Paul Fowler 313
Liberal Democrats Philip Whittle 283
Conservative Brindanand Camadoo 276
Conservative Arthi Prajapati 270
Conservative Vijaya Rabadia 249
Total votes 8,804 30 -19
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kensal Green (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Claudia Hector 1,819
Labour Dan Filson 1,808
Labour Matt Kelcher 1,730
Green Sally Ibbotson 621
Liberal Democrats Heather James 510
Liberal Democrats Deborah Sutherland 502
Liberal Democrats Callum Biggins 481
Conservative Michael Doku 394
Conservative Pamela Rice 382
Conservative Josephine Poku 330
Total votes 8,577 33 -19
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kenton (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Suresh Kansagra 1,798
Conservative Reg Colwill 1,796
Conservative Bhiku Patel 1,669
Labour Syed Alam 1,139
Labour Lewis Hodgetts 1,040
Labour Nadhim Ahmed 946
Green Graham Allen 348
Liberal Democrats Violet Steele 221
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Williamson 153
Liberal Democrats Ieva Tomsone 125
Total votes 9,235 36 -22
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Kilburn (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Duffy 2,162
Labour Rita Conneely 2,147
Labour Tayo Oladapo 1,965
Green Nas Belazka 733
Conservative Matt Jones 582
Conservative Louie Brockbank 517
Conservative Chris Gallagher 512
Liberal Democrats Diana Ayres 470
Liberal Democrats George Avionitis 361
Liberal Democrats Edward Round 321
TUSC Izzie Counihan-Sanchez 224
Total votes 9,994 32 -20
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Mapesbury (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lia Colacicco 1,402
Labour Ahmad Shahzad 1,278
Liberal Democrats Helen Carr 1,257
Labour Columbus Moloney 1,241
Liberal Democrats Paul Edgeworth 1,179
Liberal Democrats Lauren Keith 1,067
Green Scott Bartle 776
Conservative Bertha Joseph 445
Conservative William McGowan 416
Conservative Samer Ahmedali 408
Total votes 9,469 35 -15
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Northwick Park (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Perrin 1,694
Labour Margaret McLennan 1,616
Labour Joshua Murray 1,599
Conservative Kishan Devani 1,579
Conservative John Detre 1,550
Conservative Harihar Patel 1,493
Green Mimi Kaltman 263
Liberal Democrats Gillian Conduit 219
Liberal Democrats Janet Robb 171
Liberal Democrats Freda Raingold 136
Total votes 10,320 38 -15
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Preston (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matthew Bradley 1,712
Labour Patricia Harrison 1,671
Labour Jean Hossain 1,549
Conservative Harshadbhai Patel 1,428
Conservative Michael Maurice 1,339
Conservative Monica Patel 1,334
UKIP Jeffrey Deen 345
Green May Erskine 317
Liberal Democrats Eileen Barker 260
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Bunce-Linsell 245
Liberal Democrats David Johnson 211
TUSC Paul Summers 148
Total votes 10,559 36 -15
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Queens Park (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Denselow 1,727
Labour Neil Nerva 1,650
Labour Eleanor Southwood 1,587
Conservative Jennifer Powers 784
Green Alex Freed 750
Liberal Democrats Virginia Bonham-Carter 723
Conservative Shaun Rosse 708
Conservative Abdul Alawiye 624
Liberal Democrats Isabella Thomas 549
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bertulis-Fernandes 520
Total votes 9,622 34 -22
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Queensbury (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandra Kabir 2,114
Labour Ramesh Patel 2,022
Labour Kana Naheerathan 1,981
Conservative Kanta Mistry 1,877
Conservative Snehal Mehta 1,669
Conservative Jayanti Patel 1,644
UKIP Barry Cameron 421
Green Adlen Biloum 332
Liberal Democrats Valerie Brown 252
Liberal Democrats John Lewis 209
Liberal Democrats Peggy Cruickshank 170
Total votes 12,691 41 -14
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stonebridge (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sabina Khan 2,638
Labour Ernest Ezeajughi 2,522
Labour Zaffar Kalwala 2,386
Liberal Democrats Susan Lake 406
Liberal Democrats Donald MacArthur 356
Conservative Summer Jafferali 331
Conservative Rohit Patel 317
Green Brian Orr 289
Liberal Democrats Dineshkumar Shah 260
Conservative Pritul Rabadia 252
Total votes 9,757 33 -18
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sudbury (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Daly 2,038
Labour Aisha Hoda-Benn 1,862
Labour Abdi Aden 1,810
Liberal Democrats Paul Lorber 1,651
Liberal Democrats Deven Shah 1,431
Liberal Democrats Bob Wharton 1,379
Conservative Jessica Bhardwaj 549
Conservative Lewis Owen 460
Conservative Badrul Haque 407
Green Manish Patel 309
Independent Toby Chambers 159
Total votes 12,055 42 -8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Tokyngton (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Muhammed Butt 2,247
Labour Ketan Sheth 2,143
Labour Orleen Hylton 1,990
Conservative Jimmy Desai 816
Conservative Jennifer Brown 701
Conservative Mesbah Uddin 573
Liberal Democrats Vijya Bhudia 502
Green Khalid Akram 425
Liberal Democrats Chunilal Hirani 406
Liberal Democrats Naim Hasani 369
Total votes 10,172 32 -21
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Harp (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roxanne Mashari 1,833
Labour Amer Agha 1,831
Labour Harbi Farah 1,653
Conservative Sylvia Drab 690
Conservative Richard Lacey 601
Conservative Mohammed Alghoul 547
UKIP Syed Hussain 447
Green Jafar Hassan 351
Liberal Democrats Patricia Ratnayake 334
Liberal Democrats Mario Tchiqurina 220
Liberal Democrats Ulla Thiessen 219
Total votes 8,726 35 -16
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Wembley Central (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Krupa Sheth 2,228
Labour Wilhelmina Murray 1,990
Labour Sam Stopp 1,726
Liberal Democrats Jyotshna Patel 1,571
Liberal Democrats Dhiraj Kataria 1,400
Liberal Democrats Daniel Bessong 1,300
Conservative Abirami Senthilnathan 525
Conservative Mohammed Ahmed 470
Conservative Mohammed Shaikh 402
Green Kolos Csontos 282
Total votes 11,894 39 -11
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Willesden Green (3 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lesley Jones 1,730
Labour Bernard Collier 1,628
Labour Tom Miller 1,446
Make Willesden Green Alex Colas 846
Liberal Democrats Omar Deedat 638
Green Martin Francis 531
Green Shahrar Ali 520
Liberal Democrats Ibrahim Jahangir 480
Liberal Democrats Mayanthie Wijesuriya 425
Conservative Joan Padro 281
Conservative Shahin Chowdhury 267
Conservative Ali Jawad 251
Total votes 9,043 34 -13
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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