Directly elected mayor of Newham

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Mayor of Newham
Incumbent
Robin Wales

since 2 May 2002
Style No courtesy title or style
Appointer Electorate of Newham
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Robin Wales
Website http://mayor.newham.gov.uk/

The directly elected mayor of Newham is a directly elected mayor responsible for the executive function of Newham London Borough Council in east London, England. The position is different from the previously existing (and largely ceremonial) annually appointed mayors of Newham, known as 'Civic Ambassador' from 2002 until the office was discontinued in 2009.[1][2] The incumbent since the post was created on 2 May 2002 is Robin Wales.

Referendum[edit]

Mayor of Newham referendum
31 January 2002
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 27,263 68.2
Cabinet System 12,687 31.8
Required majority 50
Total votes 0
Source: House of Commons Library[3]

Elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Mayor of Newham Election 2 May 2002 [4]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Robin Wales 20,384 50.8%
Independent Tawfique Choudhury 5,907 14.7%
Conservative Graham Postles 4,635 11.5%
Christian Peoples Alan Craig 3,649 9.1%
BNP Michael Davidson 2,881 7.2%
Green Gabrielle Rolfe 2,691 6.7%
Labour win

2006[edit]

Mayor of Newham election 4 May 2006 [5]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Robin Wales 22,155 47.9% 5,406 27,561
Respect Akhtar Jafar 12,898 21.6% 2,983 15,881
Conservative Shafi Choudhury 8,822 14.7%
Christian Peoples Alan Craig 6,559 11.0%
Liberal Democrat Anwar Hussain 2,886 4.8%
Labour hold

2010[edit]

Mayor of Newham election 5 May 2010 [6]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Robin Wales 64,748 68%
Conservative Maria-Joy Allen 15,330 16%
Kamran Malik Communities Welfare Kamran Malik 6,607 7%
Christian Peoples Alan Craig 6,503 7%
Independent Chikwe Nkemnacho 2,006 2.1%
Labour hold

2014[edit]

Mayor of Newham election 22 May 2014 [7]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Robin Wales 47,095 61.2%
Conservative Stefan Mrozinski 13,976 18.2%
UKIP David Mears 4,960 6.4%
Green Jane Lithgow 3,055 4.0%
Communities United Kamran Malik 2,796 3.6%
Liberal Democrat David Thorpe 1,757 2.3%
TUSC Lois Austin 1,708 2.2%
Christian Peoples Alex Latim 1,625 2.1%
Labour hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://apps.newham.gov.uk/democracy/civicamb/index.htm
  2. ^ "Newham Mayors". The Newham Story. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Local Elections in England: 4 May 2006" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Local Elections in England: 5 May 2010". House of Commons Library. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Election results for Newham: Mayor of Newham election". Mgov.newham.gov.uk. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2016-08-10.