Harrow London Borough Council elections

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Harrow London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 63 councillors are elected from 21 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1964, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1964 - 1971
Labour (minority) 1971 - 1974
Conservative 1974 - 1994
Liberal Democrat (minority) 1994 - 1998
Labour 1998 - 2002
Labour (minority) 2002 - 2006
Conservative 2006 - 2010
Labour 2010 - 2013
Coalition (Conservatives and Independent Labour) 2013
Conservatives (minority) 2013 - 2014
Labour 2014 - present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

There were no by-elections.[7]

1968-1971[edit]

Wealdstone South by-election, 4 July 1968[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. O. Edis 946
Liberal J. E. H. Davies 532
Labour A. H. Elderton 454
Union Movement R. H. F. Smyth 45
Communist Mrs. M. I. Robinson 24
Turnout 26.1%
Stanmore North by-election, 4 November 1968[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. D. E. Wells 1467
Liberal Dr. J. H. Paterson 514
Labour B. B. Myers 425
Communist R. A. Ward 59
Union Movement F. E. Lee 25
Turnout 19.1%
Harrow-on-the-Hill & Greenhill by-election, 3 July 1969[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. J. R. Keen 799
Liberal R. S. Montgomerie 445
Labour A. J. Lovell 294
Turnout 20.5%
Pinner South by-election, 8 October 1969[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. A. Murphy 1865
Liberal W. R. Westaway 591
Labour B. C. Perigoe 267
Union Movement K. M. Thompson 76
Turnout 22.0%
Kenton by-election, 5 February 1970[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. A. Campbell 1402
Liberal J. E. H. Davies 773
Labour D. J. R. Howard 350
Turnout 27.3%
Headstone by-election, 8 October 1970[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. M. Buckland 1187
Liberal G. O. Abbott 1118
Labour D. J. R. Howard 305
Turnout 31.7%

1971-1974[edit]

Wealdstone North by-election, 8 July 1971[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. H. Tidmarsh 2,615
Conservative Miss C. A. Bednell 740
Liberal J. S. W. Branch 188
Union Movement D. J. Wilson 53
Turnout 33.9%
Belmont by-election, 13 July 1972[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. J. Simmonds 1,192
Labour G. W. Temple 888
Independent R. S. Sullivan 681
Liberal A. T. Ketteringham 383
National Front R. Franklin 216
Harrow Youth Movement R. N. S. Keidan 67
Independent Conservative E. J. O. Hixon 22
Turnout 41.5%
Harrow-on-the-Hill & Greenhill by-election, 12 July 1973[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. J. Cervantes-Watson 976
Labour A. K. Toms 777
Liberal Mrs M. E. Wakefield 364
Action Party K. M. Thompson 203
Turnout 29.9%
Kenton by-election, 12 July 1973[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. B. C. Turner 1,351
Labour S. L. Soskin 1,044
Liberal R. S. Montgomerie 804
National Front C. A. Byrne 360
Independent R. S. Sullivan 270
Turnout 41.2%
Stanmore South by-election, 6 December 1973[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Bradshaw 1,270
Conservative Mrs M. R. Crick 520
Liberal P. N. P. Williams 364
National Front C. A. Byrne 259
Turnout 31.0%

1974-1978[edit]

Stanmore South by-election, 10 December 1975[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William J. Short 853
Conservative William D. Harris 769
Liberal Peter N. P. Williams 598
National Front Peter Orsmond 225
Turnout 31.2
Headstone by-election, 31 March 1977[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank E. Weare 1,850
Liberal Clifford S. Thomas 999
Labour Alexander J. Bruce 595
National Front Geoffrey W. Spratt 215
Turnout 44.6

1978-1982[edit]

1982-1986[edit]

1986-1990[edit]

1990-1994[edit]

Wemborough by-election, 7 November 1991[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Laurence J. Cox 1,351 46.7
Conservative Robert E. Goodman 1,176 40.7
Labour Jack Gilbert 363 12.6
Turnout 40.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Richard J. Denney.

Pinner West by-election, 21 January 1993[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark A. Mallon 1,421 45.2
Liberal Democrat Graham D. Finch 1,202 38.2
Labour Susan C. Thomason 467 14.9
Liberal Donald O. Bruce 53 1.7
Turnout 45.2
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Charles D. Green.

Canons by-election, 24 June 1993[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Garry C. Leon 1,049 45.8
Liberal Democrat Ronald D. Warshaw 962 42.0
Labour Charles E. Blake 279 12.2
Turnout 37.3
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ronald P. Grant.

Harrow Weald by-election, 24 June 1993[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian G. T. Williams 1,916 65.0
Conservative Thomas G. Brown 562 19.1
Labour Archie T. Foulds 470 15.9
Turnout 40.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Howard C. Cooper.

Greenhill by-election, 13 October 1993[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Maureen De Beer 1,092 45.6
Labour Jeffrey A. Anderson 747 31.2
Conservative Anthony H. Seymour 555 23.2
Turnout 41.7
Lib Dem Focus Team gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Leslie Nixon.

1994-1998[edit]

Headstone South by-election, 16 February 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Clifford S. Thomas 1,282
Labour Archie T. Foulds 1,009
Conservative John B. Rennie 268
Independent Roy Edey 36
Independent Colin R. P. Manton 37
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Derek R. Wiseman.

Harrow Weald by-election, 13 July 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert L. Pinkus 1,444
Labour Colin S. Crouch 719
Conservative Thomas G. Brown 562
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Brian G. T. Williams.

Ridgeway by-election, 11 January 1996[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Adrien P. Smith 1,071
Conservative Leonard G. C. Harsant 808
Labour Brian E. Gate 682
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Norah B. Murphy.

Wealdstone by-election, 17 July 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril B. Harrison 1,036
Conservative Jeremy S. Zeid 335
Liberal Democrat Stanley Sheinwald 229
Green David P. P. Edler 54
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Gareth R. Thomas.

Ridgeway by-election, 11 September 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian E. Gate 827
Liberal Democrat Edward P. Tiley 694
Conservative Leonard G. C. Harsant 690
Independent Marjorie S. Warwick 44
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Andrew D. Wiseman.

Roxeth by-election, 11 September 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeremy J. Miles 1,045
Independent Resident Charles E. M. Cox 1,024
Conservative Mohammad A. Kaiseriman 165
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Resident Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Alan W. Hamlin.

Stanmore South by-election, 9 October 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Burchell 1,476
Conservative Henry S. Venour 360
Liberal Democrat Jaydeep K. Patel 295
Socialist Labour Jack Gilbert 112
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tony J. McNulty.

1998-2002[edit]

Stanmore South by-election, 18 February 1999[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret A. Davine 1,425 56.8 -3.8
Conservative Gary S. Hughes 696 27.7 +3.5
Liberal Democrat David B. Sandford 388 15.5 +0.4
Majority 729 29.1
Turnout 2,509 26.7
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Robert H. Lawrence.

Wealdstone by-election, 23 May 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan G. Blann 988 55.8 -10.5
Liberal Democrat Brian K. Campbell 440 24.8 +10.3
Conservative Nisam S. Butt 343 19.4 +2.9
Majority 548 31.0
Turnout 1,771 26.1
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ann L. Swaine.

Pinner by-election, 12 July 2001[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul S. Osborn 1,062 57.7 -4.3
Labour Joseph T. Lilley 478 26.0 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Veronica M. Chamberlain 250 13.6 -0.5
Independent Herbert W. Crossman 51 2.8 +2.8
Majority 584 31.7
Turnout 1,841 23.8
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Antony C. Cocksedge.

2002-2006[edit]

There were no by-elections.[12]

2006-2010[edit]

Harrow Weald by-election, 24 August 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul E. Scott 1,288 46.9 +12.0
Conservative Brian R. Jones 1,088 39.6 -6.1
Labour Howard S. Bluston 295 10.7 -8.7
Green Sarah A. Kersey 74 2.7 +2.7
Majority 200 7.3
Turnout 2,745 33.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John B. Anderson.

Canons by-election, 13 December 2007[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Musarrat H. Akhtar 1,208 56.7 -11.1
Labour Richard Harrod 389 18.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Anne D. Diamond 296 13.9 +0.1
Independent Marcello Borgese 182 8.5 +8.5
BNP Howard J. Studley 56 2.6 +2.6
Majority 819 38.4
Turnout 2,131 24.0
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Janet R. Cowan.

Marlborough by-election, 13 March 2008[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Krishna James 972 41.4 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Peter D. J. Budden 628 26.7 +3.1
Conservative Kamaljit S. Chana 507 21.6 -11.3
BNP Howard J. Studley 97 4.1 +4.1
Independent Herbert W. Crossman 74 3.2 +3.2
Green Antony F. Rablen 71 3.0 +3.0
Majority 344 14.4
Turnout 2,349 29.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Dhirajlal Lavingia.

2010-2014[edit]

Canons by-election, 2 June 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amir Moshenson 1495
Labour Nitin Parekh 774
Liberal Democrat Darren S. Diamond 236
Turnout 26.1%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John Cowan.

Stanmore Park by-election, 28 July 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Marilyn J. Ashton 1395
Labour Niraj Dattani 509
Independent Eric Silver 299
Liberal Democrat Ms. Sylvia Warshaw 98
Green Ms. Linda C. Robinson 53
UKIP Herbert W. Crossman 48
Turnout 27.6%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Mark A. Versallion.

West Harrow by-election, 21 February 2013[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Robson 1,042 47.6 +7.2
Conservative Julia Merison 761 34.7 -1.3
UKIP Jeremy Zeid 171 7.8 +6.0
Green Rowan Langley 96 4.4 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Prakash Nandhra 68 3.1 -16.0
Independent Herbert Crossman 53 2.4 +2.4
Majority 281 12.8 +8.8
Turnout 2,191 28.5 -40.3
Labour hold Swing 4.3%

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Brian E. Gate.

Harrow-on-the-Hill by-election, 7 November 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glen Hearnden 991 38.9 +2.1
Conservative Stephen Lewis 836 32.8 -2.4
Independent Eileen Kinnear 308 12.1 +5.0
Harrow First Gajan Idaikkadar 173 6.8 +6.8
UKIP Jeremy Zeid 168 6.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat Gaye Branch 70 2.7 -10.2
Majority 155 6.1 +4.5
Turnout 2,546 29.2 -31.4
Labour hold Swing 2.3%

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Ann Gate.

2014-2018[edit]

There have been no by-elections so far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Greater London and Hertfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992
  2. ^ The North and Central London (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
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