Brent London Borough Council elections

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A map showing the wards of Brent since 2002

Brent 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.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1964 - 1968
Conservative 1968 - 1971
Labour 1971 - 1982
No overall control 1982 - 1986
Labour 1986 - 1990
No overall control 1990 - 1998
Labour 1998 - 2006
No overall control 2006 - 2010
Labour 2010–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after each council election, click on the year for full details of each election.

Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats Notes
1964[4] 34 26 0
1968[4] 11 49 0 Boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[5]
1971[4] 38 22 0
1974[4] 35 25 0
1978[4] 39 27 0 Boundary changes increased the number of seats by six[6]
1982[4] 33 30 3
1986[4] 43 20 3
1990[4] 29 31 6
1994[4] 28 33 5 Boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[n 1]
1998[4] 43 19 4
2002[4] 35 19 9 Boundary changes reduced the number of seats by three[7][8]
2006[9] 21 15 27
2010[2] 40 6 17
2014[3] 56 6 1

Borough result maps[edit]

Summary of results[edit]

Summary of recent by-elections;[10]

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Preston 30 May 1996 Conservative Conservative
Kilburn 11 March 1999 Labour Labour
Roe Green 27 July 2000 Labour Labour
Fryent 1 March 2001 Labour Labour
Fryent 16 June 2005 Labour Labour
Preston 16 June 2005 Conservative Conservative
Dudden Hill 24 May 2007 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Stonebridge 13 September 2007 Labour Labour
Queens Park 13 March 2008 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Wembley Central 23 July 2009 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Kenton 17 February 2011 Conservative Conservative
Wembley Central 22 December 2011 Labour Labour
Dollis Hill 22 March 2012 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Barnhill 3 May 2012 Labour Labour
Kenton 5 March 2015 Conservative Conservative
Kensal Green 17 December 2015 Labour Labour
Kilburn 5 May 2016 Labour Labour

Detailed results[edit]

1968-1971[edit]

Chamberlayne[edit]

Chamberlayne 27 June 1968[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. A. Lazarus 1,271
Labour J. E. Hockey 443
Liberal K. Smulovitch 282
Communist L. C. Gibbons 29
Turnout 30.0%

Kenton[edit]

Kenton 27 June 1968[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. M. Newland 1,389
Conservative E. I. Hughes 1,373
Labour P. G. Pendsay 111
Labour S. E. H. Lockyer 110
Turnout 22.0%

Wembly Park[edit]

Wembley Park 27 June 1968[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative l. J. Scott 1,496
Conservative P. J. Bance 1,485
Liberal C. Coburn 179
Liberal L. F. Butcher 175
Labour K. E. Toller 162
Labour R. Feather 156
Turnout 25.9%

Tokyngton[edit]

Tokyngton 31 July 1969[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. J. Harvey 867
Labour M. C. Wyatt 447
Liberal C. Coburn 212
Turnout 22.1%

1971-1974[edit]

Carlton[edit]

Carlton 24 June 1971[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour O. Boyle 1,413
Conservative A. V. Phipps 141
Turnout 29.8%

St Raphael's[edit]

St Raphael's 24 June 1971[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I. E. Roxburgh 1,347
Conservative M. S. M. Read 82
Turnout 25.2%

Stonebridge[edit]

Stonebridge 24 June 1971[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Lawlor 1,081
Conservative J. H. Hulyer 84
Turnout 24.1%

Brentwater[edit]

Brentwater 6 December 1973[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Holtz 1,112
Conservative O. L. Stone 528
Liberal L. F. Butcher 233
National Front G. W. Bryant 186
Turnout 30.6%

1974-1978[edit]

Carlton[edit]

Carlton 20 March 1975[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cyril Shaw 1,015
Liberal Patrick B. O'Donoghue 261
Conservative Patricia R. Gee 190
National Front Avril G. F. Downes 180
Turnout 30.8

Sudbury[edit]

Sudbury 12 June 1975[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert B. Tredger 1,856
Liberal David Arthur 296
Labour Mary R. Filler 275
Turnout 36.7

Wembley Park[edit]

Wembley Park 21 October 1976[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John T. J. Detre 1,816
Labour Maurice L. H. Hoffman 466
National Front Avril G. F. Downes 219
Liberal David Arthur 141
Turnout 35.9

Manor[edit]

Manor 25 November 1976[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy W. Ley 758
Conservative Charles T. Knight 641
Liberal John H. Gover 166
National Front Raymond J. Marsh 134
Independent John C. Blackman 84
Socialist Workers Roger F. Cox 70
Turnout 30.7

Fryent[edit]

Fryent 10 February 1977[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart M. Kinchyck 1,396
Labour Anthony J. Colman 986
National Front John R. Davies 270
Liberal Colin F. Scofield 201
Turnout 42.3

1978-1982[edit]

1982-1986[edit]

1986-1990[edit]

1990-1994[edit]

Roundwood 2 August 1990[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John J. Ryan 583 52.1
Conservative Dennis Okocha 387 34.6
Liberal Democrat Navinchandra N. Joshi 148 13.2
Turnout 23.3
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Richard E. Hume.

Willesden Green 20 December 1990[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ahmad Shahzad 700 45.9
Independent Sally P. Hunt 468 30.7
Conservative Terence C. Munro 357 23.4
Turnout 27.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Hazel A. D. Baird.

Queen's Park 7 November 1991[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Noel A. Martin 781 42.6
Labour John M. Pritchard 521 28.4
Conservative Julian L. Smith 456 24.9
Green Theresa M. Dean 75 4.1
Turnout 47.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jean M. Spray.

Alperton 17 September 1992[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Daniel E. Brown 1,685 59.1
Labour Victor L. Humphrey 642 22.5
Conservative Suresh L. Kansagra 523 18.4
Turnout 46.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Mike Harskin.

Stonebridge 10 June 1993[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tullah Persaud 770 56.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen T. Newcombe 414 30.2
Conservative Smart O. Owaka 152 11.1
Green Graham D. Woodland 36 2.6
Turnout 32.5
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Harriet J. Harper.

1998 - 2002[edit]

Kilburn[edit]

A by-election was held in Kilburn on 11 March 1999 after the death of Labour councillor Peter Pendsay.[14] The seat was held for Labour by Noel Thompson with a majority of 486 votes over Conservative Shaun Port.[14]

Kilburn 11 March 1999[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noel Thompson 778 64.4 +1.0
Conservative Shaun Port 292 24.2 +7.8
Green Robert Whitley 92 7.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Anthony Spitzel 47 3.9 -13.0
Majority 486 40.2
Turnout 1,209 22.7 -10.2
Labour hold Swing

Roe Green[edit]

A by-election took place in Roe Green on 27 July 2000 after the resignation of Labour councillor John Duffy.[15] The seat was held for Labour by Maureen Queally with a majority of 92 votes over Conservative Joel Games.[15]

Roe Green by-election 27 July 2000[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Queally 733 46.9 -7.0
Conservative Joel Games 641 41.0 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Chunilal Hirani 166 10.6 +3.5
Pro Motorist & Small Shops Adele Setton 23 1.5 +1.5
Majority 92 5.9
Turnout 1,563 27.2 -13.9
Labour hold Swing

Fryent[edit]

A by-election took place in Fryent on 1 March 2001 after the death of Labour councillor Lawrence Pardoe.[16] The seat was held for Labour by George Crane with a majority of 163 votes over Conservative Alan Wall.[16]

Fryent 1 March 2001[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Crane 950 48.9 -3.5
Conservative Alan Wall 787 40.5 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Robert Wharton 205 10.6 -0.3
Majority 163 8.4
Turnout 1,942 30.6 -8.5
Labour hold Swing

2002 - 2006[edit]

Fryent[edit]

A by-election was held in Fryent on 16 June 2005 after the death of Labour councillor Asish Sengupta.[17] The seat was held for Labour by Ruth Moher with a majority of 36 votes over Conservative Sue-Ellen Fernandes.[18]

Fryent 16 June 2005[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ruth Moher 937 41.6 -5.7
Conservative Sue-Ellen Fernandes 901 40.0 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Mehul Shah 355 15.8 +4.4
Green Peter Murry 57 2.6 -3.8
Majority 36 1.6
Turnout 2,250 27.8 -4.2
Labour hold Swing

Preston[edit]

A by-election was held in Preston ward on 16 June 2005 after the death of Conservative councillor Tom Taylor.[17] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Alan Mondoza with a majority of 402 votes over Labour's Wilhelmina Mitchell Murray.[16]

Preston 16 June 2005[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Mendoza 1,109 48.7 -10.2
Labour Wilhelmina Mitchell Murray 707 31.0 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Uday Pandya 375 16.5 +7.6
Green Shahrar Ali 86 3.8 +3.8
Majority 402 17.7
Turnout 2,277 24.8 -9.1
Conservative hold Swing

2006 - 2010[edit]

Dudden Hill[edit]

A by-election was held in Dudden Hill on 24 May 2007 after a seat was declared vacant, as Liberal Democrat Pawan Gupta was found to have been disqualified from standing at the 2006 election as he was employed by the council at the time.[19][20] Pawan Gupta held the seat at the by-election with a majority of 85 votes over Labour's Aslam Choudry.[20]

Dudden Hill 24 May 2007[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pawan Gupta 1,262 39.8 -0.9
Labour Aslam Choudry 1,177 37.2 +4.7
Conservative John Warren 412 13.0 -3.2
Respect Tim Danby 160 5.1 +5.1
Green Shahrar Ali 156 4.9 -5.7
Majority 85 2.7
Turnout 3,167 34.3 -4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Stonebridge[edit]

A by-election was held in Stonebridge on 13 September 2007 after the death of Labour councillor Dorman Long.[21] The seat was held for Labour by Zaffar Van Kalwala with a majority of 568 votes over Liberal Democrat Sandra Wiltshire.[21]

Stonebridge 13 September 2007[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Zaffar Van Kalwala 1,432 51.9 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Sandra Wiltshire 864 31.3 +16.2
Respect Sarah Cox 237 8.6 +8.6
Conservative Funmi Aladeshe 177 6.4 -13.3
Green Brian Orr 51 1.8 -5.2
Majority 568 20.6
Turnout 2,761 27.1 -1
Labour hold Swing

Queens Park[edit]

Queens Park 13 March 2008[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Green 1,242 47.3 +11.2
Labour Lesley Daisley 851 32.4 +2.7
Conservative Gurmaj Dhillon 292 11.1 -2.8
Green Shahrar Ali 239 9.1 -5.7
Majority 391 14.9
Turnout 2,624 27 -11
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Wembley Central[edit]

A by-election was held in Wembley Central on 23 July 2009 after councillor Vijah Shah was sentenced to a year in prison.[23] Shah had been elected as a Liberal Democrat but expelled from the party in 2008 after he was arrested.[23] The seat was held for the Liberal Democrats by Afifa Pervez with a majority of 261 votes over Labour's Jayesh Mistry.[23]

Wembley Central 23 July 2009[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Afifa Pervez 1,195 41.3 -5.2
Labour Jayesh Mistry 934 32.3 -9.0
Conservative Yasmin Butt 423 14.6 +2.4
Independent Tom Stevens 240 8.3 +8.3
Green Martin Francis 100 3.5 +3.5
Majority 261 9.0
Turnout 2,892 29.3 -17
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2010 - 2014[edit]

Kenton[edit]

A by-election was held in Kenton on 17 February 2011 after the death of Conservative councillor Arthur Steel.[24] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Suresh Kansagra, who had previously been a councillor for Barnhill until his defeat at the 2010 election, with a majority of 156 votes over Labour's Ellie Southward.[24]

Kenton 17 February 2011[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Suresh Kansagra 1,063 44.1 -0.2
Labour Ellie Southwood 907 37.7 +2.6
Independent Robert Dunwell 185 7.7 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Chunilal Hirani 179 7.4 -8.6
Green Alan Mathison 75 3.1 -1.4
Majority 156 6.5
Turnout 2,409 26.0 -32
Conservative hold Swing

Wembley Central[edit]

A by-election was held in Wembley Central on 22 December 2011 after the resignation of Labour councillor Jayesh Mistry.[26] The seat was held for Labour by Krupa Sheth with a majority of 380 votes over Liberal Democrat Afifa Pervez.[27]

Wembley Central 22 December 2011[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Krupa Sheth 1,402 48.3 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Afifa Pervez 1,022 35.2 +0.4
Conservative Madhuri Davda 349 12.0 -6.3
Green Martin Francis 130 4.5 +1.0
Majority 380 13.1
Turnout 2,903 27.6 -22
Labour hold Swing

Dollis Hill[edit]

A by-election was held in Dollis Hill on 22 March 2012 after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Alec Castle.[29] The seat was held for the Liberal Democrats by Alison Hopkins with a majority of 37 votes over Labour's Parvez Ahmed.[29]

Dollis Hill 22 March 2012[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alison Hopkins 1,205 46.5 +6.6
Labour Parvez Ahmed 1,168 45.1 +7.4
Conservative Samer Ahmedali 140 5.4 -12.9
Green Peter Murry 79 3.0 -1.2
Majority 37 1.4
Turnout 2,592 30 -22
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Barnhill[edit]

A by-election was held in Barnhill on 3 May 2012 after the resignation of Labour councillor Judith Beckman.[31] The seat was held for Labour by Michael Pavey with a majority of 1,146 votes over Conservative Kanta Pindoria.[31][32]

Barnhill 3 May 2012[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Pavey 2,326 56.5 +12.1
Conservative Kanta Pindoria 1,180 28.6 -4.6
Green Martin Francis 457 11.1 +4.4
Independent Venilal Vagehela 156 3.8 +3.8
Majority 1,146 27.8
Turnout 4,119 38 -12
Labour hold Swing

2014 - 2018[edit]

Kenton[edit]

A by-election took place in Kenton on 5 March 2015 after the death of Conservative councillor Bhiku Patel.[33] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Michael Maurice with a majority of 258 votes over Labour's Vincent Lo.[34]

Kenton 5 March 2015[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Maurice 1,097 51.6 -0.1
Labour Vincent Lo 839 39.4 +7.3
Green Michaela Lichten 121 5.7 -4.2
Liberal Democrat Bob Wharton 70 3.3 -3.0
Majority 258 12.1
Turnout 2,127 23.0 -13
Conservative hold Swing

Kensal Green[edit]

A by-election took place in Kensal Green on 17 December 2015 after the death of Councillor Dan Filson, a member of the Labour Party. Jumbo Chan held the seat for Labour.[36]

Kensal Green by-election 17 December 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jumbo Chan 931 53.4 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Sarah Dickson 417 23.9 +8.7
Conservative Chris Alley 255 14.6 +2.8
Green Jafar Hassan 102 5.9 -12.7
UKIP Juliette J Nibbs 38 2.2 N/A
Majority 514 29.5
Turnout 1,751 20
Labour hold Swing

Kilburn[edit]

A by-election took place in Kilburn on 5 May 2016 after the death of Councillor Tayo Oladapo, a member of the Labour Party. Barbara Pitruzzella, also of the Labour Party, won the election.[37]

Kilburn by-election 5 May 2016[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Pitruzzella 2,841 59.0 +7.1
Conservative Calvin Robinson 802 16.6 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Tilly Boulter 456 9.5 -1.8
Green Peter Murry 452 9.4 -8.2
UKIP Janice North 232 4.8 N/A
Independent Janice North 35 0.7 N/A
Majority 2,039 42.4
Turnout 4,898 44.16
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

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