Islington London Borough Council election, 2006

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Islington Council election, 2006
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All council seats
  First party Second party Third party
  Catherine West MP CROP.png
Leader Steve Hitchins Catherine West Katie Dawson
Party Liberal Democrat Labour Green
Leader since 1997 2004 4 May 2006
Leader's seat St. Peter's (defeated) Tollington Highbury West
Last election 38 seats, 45.8% 10 seats, 35.7% 0 seat, 10.8%
Seats won 24 23 1
Seat change Decrease13 Increase12 Increase 1
Popular vote 39,238 41,404 19,736
Percentage 33.1% 34.9% 16.6%
Swing Decrease12.7% Decrease0.8% Increase5.8%

  Fourth party
 
Leader David Barnes
Party Conservative
Leader's seat Highbury East (defeated)
Last election 0 seats, 4.2%
Seats won 0
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 14,121
Percentage 11.9%
Swing Increase7.7%

Leader of Largest Party before election

Steve Hitchins
Liberal Democrat

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

James Kempton
Liberal Democrat

Map of the results of the 2006 Islington council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Green Party in green.

The 2006 Islington Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Islington London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats lose their majority on the council, after the Labour party made a gain of 12 seats,[2] meaning the Liberal Democrats would require the casting vote of the mayor to continue running the council.[3] The Green Party meanwhile gained a seat on the council.[4]

Islington Council Election Result 2006[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 24 1 13 -12 50.0 33.1 39,238 -12.7%
  Labour 23 13 1 +12 47.9 34.9 41,404 -0.8%
  Green 1 1 0 +1 2.1 16.6 19,736 +5.8%
  Conservative 0 0 1 -1 0 11.9 14,121 +7.7%
  Independent Working Class 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 3,142 +1.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 658 -1.0%
  Christian Peoples 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 289 +0.0%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 44 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

* - Existing Councillor seeking re-election.

Barnsbury (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Murray 1,072
Labour Jilani Chowdhury 986
Labour Mouna Hamitouche 973
Liberal Democrat Bridget Fox * 888
Liberal Democrat Emma Gowers 789
Liberal Democrat Linda Middleton 744
Conservative Martin Koder 445
Conservative Katherine Bereza 437
Green Nicola Baird 432
Conservative Lloyd Sampson 426
Green Elaine Londesborough 394
Green Jan Hallett 391
Turnout 7,977 35.9 +7.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Bunhill (3)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Donna Boffa 777
Liberal Democrat Ruth Polling 719
Liberal Democrat Jyoti Vaja * 708
Labour Simon Charles 644
Labour Troy Gallagher 643
Independent Working Class Ben Mackmurdie 566
Labour Samuel McBratney 563
Independent Working Class Gary O'Shea 544
Independent Working Class Andy Taylor 504
Conservative Guy Black 316
Conservative Nicholas Sheffield 300
Conservative Eve Gannon 291
Green Damien O'Farrell 247
Green Lyn Bliss 202
Green Angela Thomson 164
Turnout 7,188 29.4 +8.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Caledonian (3)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Convery 1,025
Labour Ian Perry 1,022
Labour Lisa Spall 937
Liberal Democrat Dominic Curran 907
Liberal Democrat Carol Powell * 878
Liberal Democrat Adrian Hall 808
Conservative Stuart Cottis 310
Conservative Duncan Webster 305
Conservative Jacqueline Fage 299
Green Mark Chilver 288
Green Alexander Gordon 286
Green Sheena Etches 270
Turnout 7,335 34.2 +6.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Canonbury (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lucy Watt * 994
Liberal Democrat Paula Belford 973
Liberal Democrat Barbara Smith * 959
Labour Melanie Rawlingson 740
Labour Timothy McLoughlin 682
Labour Christopher Roche 632
Green Christopher Hayles 400
Conservative Christopher Williams 357
Conservative Nckinsey Kerr 354
Green Jules Le Bihan 347
Conservative Nicholas Canty 346
Green Saif Osmani 279
Turnout 7,063 31.7 +4.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Clerkenwell (3)[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat George Allan * 753
Liberal Democrat Kelly Peasnell 662
Liberal Democrat Merisha Ray * 647
Independent Working Class Sharon Hayward 542
Independent Working Class Sarah Nash 525
Labour Timothy Clark 505
Independent Working Class Lorna Reid 461
Labour Lydia Florence 457
Labour Daniel Neidle 436
Conservative Christopher Cameron-Doe 424
Conservative Simon Toms 369
Conservative David Vaiani 350
Green Michael Coffey 334
Green Pamela Nowicka 269
Green Gordon Ross 239
Turnout 6,973 31.3 +6.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Finsbury Park (3)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Kelly 938
Labour Michael O'Sullivan * 890
Labour Barbara Sidnell * 880
Liberal Democrat Andrea O'Halloran 769
Liberal Democrat Euan Cameron 726
Liberal Democrat Shahbaz Husain 708
Green Jane Hutchings 358
Green Deborah Maby 300
Green Charlotte Woodworth 295
Conservative Michael Heeneman 241
Conservative Smita Bhat 217
Conservative Oriel Clohessy 211
Christian Peoples Samantha Dixon 119
Christian Peoples Maria Aguiar 87
Christian Peoples Fernando Aguiar 83
Turnout 6,822 30.6 +10.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Highbury East (3)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Laura Willoughby * 976
Liberal Democrat Terry Stacy * 870
Liberal Democrat John Gilbert 836
Labour Stephen Molyneaux 726
Labour Leo Schulz 726
Labour Michael Gilgunn 696
Green Emma Dixon 637
Conservative David Barnes * 540
Conservative Martine Oborne 493
Green Andrew Myer 491
Green James Humphreys 479
Conservative Tim Newark 450
Turnout 7,920 36.5 +3.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Highbury West (3)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Theresa Debono * 1,178
Green Katie Dawson 1,135
Labour Richard Greening * 1,119
Green Jon Nott 1,014
Labour Adrian Pulham * 944
Green Robin Latimer 935
Conservative Neil Lindsay 338
Conservative Anna-Lisa Ivin 309
Liberal Democrat Alison Marshall 307
Conservative Marie Philipsz 290
Liberal Democrat Nicky Bason 286
Liberal Democrat Philip Middleton 275
Liberal Paul Josling 44
Turnout 8,174 34.8 +8.9
Labour hold Swing
Green gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hillrise (3)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Fiona Dunlop * 1,126
Liberal Democrat Greg Foxsmith 977
Liberal Democrat Julia Williams 958
Labour Marian Spall 920
Labour David Poyser 912
Labour Claudia Webbe 871
Green Michael Holloway 463
Green James North 373
Green Stephen Horne 329
Conservative Maureen Campbell 250
Conservative Paul Newman 190
Turnout 7,369 34.1 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holloway (3)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Natasha Chatterjee 934
Labour Barry Edwards 921
Labour Paul Smith 911
Liberal Democrat Michelle Allison 842
Liberal Democrat Margot Dunn * 820
Liberal Democrat Iarla Kilbane-Dawe 732
Green Jennifer Chan 402
Green Claire Poyner 367
Green Pelham Davey 357
Conservative Andrew Austin 264
Conservative Paul Seligman 248
Conservative David Cheape 236
Turnout 7,034 32.2 +5.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Junction (3)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ursula Woolley 1,015
Liberal Democrat Stefan Kasprzyk * 1,014
Labour Janet Burgess 936
Liberal Democrat Zubin Masani 873
Labour Patricia Clarke 870
Labour John Wyman 772
Green Rosemary House 386
Green Donald Lowe 320
Green Anthony Cooper 291
Independent Katharine Buffery 263
Conservative Mark Bennett 228
Independent Charles Ware 212
Conservative Francine Schwartz 200
Conservative Christopher Skidmore 188
Turnout 7,568 35.4 +4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Mildmay (3)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anna Berent * 958
Liberal Democrat Rhodri Jamieson-Ball 818
Liberal Democrat Meral Ece * 814
Labour Beverley Bruce 793
Labour Conor McGinn 722
Labour Stuart Edwards 719
Green Ilana Morrissey 466
Green Christopher Ashby 441
Green Matthew Morrissey 365
Turnout 6,096 27.5 +2.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St George's (3)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tracy Ismail 1,179
Liberal Democrat Andrew Cornwell 1,080
Labour Walter Burgess * 1,075
Labour Gary Heather 975
Labour Jacqueline Williams 938
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Smith 921
Green Kathryn Tansley 477
Green Judith Kleinman 474
Green Malcolm Powell 393
Conservative Patricia Napier 213
Conservative Hannah Hockey 212
Conservative John Wilkin 197
Turnout 8,134 36.1 +4.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St. Mary's (3)[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Coupland * 836
Liberal Democrat Emily Fieran-Reed 830
Liberal Democrat James Kempton * 809
Liberal Democrat Timothy Gordon 775
Labour John Greenshields 758
Labour Ian McLaughlin 718
Conservative Kim Anderson 447
Conservative Christopher Greenwood 403
Conservative Douglas Lloyd 403
Green Jonathan Hathaway 371
Green Eleanor Wood 371
Green Rosalind Sharpe 324
Independent Christopher Graham 95
Independent Richard Rosser 88
Turnout 7,228 33.6 +5.1
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Peter's (3)[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gary Doolan 849
Labour Michelle Coupland 823
Labour Martin Klute 817
Liberal Democrat Barbara Coventry 798
Liberal Democrat Stephen Hitchins * 791
Liberal Democrat Richard Washington 775
Conservative Victoria Chamberlin 496
Conservative Christopher Priestley 485
Green Agnes Buisson-Laing 480
Conservative David Shimwell 412
Green Susan Wilkinson 399
Green Richard Wood 333
Turnout 7,458 33.1 +7.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Tollington (3)[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine West * 1,338
Labour Richard Watts 1,312
Labour Daniel Hulls 1,270
Liberal Democrat Khalid Oumar 827
Liberal Democrat Harriet Richmond 790
Liberal Democrat David Tibbs 757
Green Alison Boater 531
Green Peter Jones 429
Green Christine Muirhead 408
Conservative Duncan Connors 226
Conservative Fraser Crwaford 222
Conservative Maria Psatha 183
Turnout 8,293 34.0 +8.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Islington". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lib Dems play down mixed results". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Local elections: The winners and the losers". Daily Mail. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Greens celebrate seats increase". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local elections 2006" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Barnsbury ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bunhill ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Caledonian ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Canonbury ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Clerkenwell ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Finsbury Park ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Highbury East ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Highbury West ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Hillrise ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Holloway ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Junction ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Mildmay ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "St George's ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "St. Mary's ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "St. Peter's ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Tollington ward" (PDF). Islington Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011.