Islington London Borough Council elections

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Islington London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 48 councillors have been elected from 16 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 – 1981
Social Democrat Party (UK) 1981 – 1982
Labour 1982 – 1998
No overall control 1998 – 1999
Liberal Democrats 1999 – 2006
No overall control 2006 – 2010
Labour 2010 – present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

There were no by-elections.[7]

1968-1971[edit]

There were no by-elections.[8]

1971-1974[edit]

Hillrise by-election, 15 June 1972[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Lethbridge 594
Conservative J. T. Hanvey 327
Communist J. E. Brady 71
Turnout 17.2%
Quadrant by-election, 15 June 1972[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss C. Hasler 1,356
Conservative R. Devonald-Lewis 726
Liberal A. A. S. Butt Philip 133
Liberal Party New Policy Group Mrs R. E. Girolami 23
Retail Distributor F. G. S. White 6
Turnout 20.9%
Junction by-election, 16 November 1972[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss M. McCann 700
Conservative R. R. F. Kinghorn 418
Turnout 13.9%
St George's by-election, 16 November 1972[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs P. Kershaw 517
Conservative J. T. Hanvey 286
Turnout 10.7%
Barnsbury by-election, 12 April 1973[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. P. Reynolds 1,097
Labour Mrs M. Watson 1,064
Conservative J. R. Rush 374
Conservative J. Szemerey 350
Official Liberal A. W. Capel 216
Official Liberal E. Jacomb 203
Liberal A. E. Lomas 52
Liberal Mrs R. E. Girolami 36
Turnout 33.1 %
Highview by-election, 12 April 1973[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. C. Evans 1,067
Conservative T. S. K. Yeo 473
Liberal M. J. Bird 238
Communist Mrs B. A. Brady 158
Community-Oriented Independent D. C. Thurnell 87
Turnout 28.0%
Canonbury by-election, 28 June 1973[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Johns 1,538
Official Liberal S. F. Hampson 393
Conservative N. B. Baile 240
Turnout 21.4%

1974-1978[edit]

Highbury by-election, 6 November 1975[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher M. B. King 839
Conservative Arthur H. S. Hull 633
Liberal Margot J. Dunn 616
National Front Frank C. Newland 230
Communist David R. Wynn 71
Independent Labour Charles V. Connell 66
Turnout 29.6
Highview by-election, 26 May 1977[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Bundred 998
Conservative Neil D. Kerr 834
Liberal Raymond C. James 261
Turnout 31.6

1978-1982[edit]

1982-1986[edit]

1986-1990[edit]

1990-1994[edit]

Holloway by-election, 25 July 1991[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Boye-Anawomah 753 31.3
Liberal Democrat Margot J. Dunn 727 30.2
Tenants' & residents' movement Patrick McCann 468 19.5
Conservative Tracey A. Braddick 355 14.8
Green Ann C. Wainwright 79 3.3
Independent Anthony W. Bright 23 1.0
Turnout 38.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David L. Yorath.

Clerkenwell by-election, 7 November 1991[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sarah A. Ludford 969 34.4
Labour Christina L. Glover 867 30.8
Tenants' & residents' movement Helen M. Cagnoni 487 17.3
Conservative Mark Eldridge 383 13.6
Independent Labour Anthony W. Bright 59 2.1
Green Karen S. Stack 49 1.7
Turnout 39.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Paul A. Matthews.

Junction by-election, 9 July 1992[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lydia A. Richards 847 64.7
Green Beatrice M. Rolph 193 14.7
Conservative William D. Thomas 189 14.4
Liberal Democrat Kenneth S. Tranter 81 6.2
Turnout 20.2
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Candy Atherton.

Quadrant by-election, 9 July 1992[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive D. Blackwood 925 53.4
Labour Christina L. Glover 640 37.0
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth J. Rorison 126 7.3
Green John H. Ackers 40 2.3
Turnout 34.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jane Mackay.

Sussex by-election, 9 July 1992[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Twigg 700 47.2
Liberal Democrat Matthew T. Ryan 637 43.0
Green Ann C. Wainwright 82 5.5
Conservative Mahendra Oza 64 4.3
Turnout 33.3
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Christopher M. B. King.

St George's by-election, 27 May 1993[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter D. Chalk 1,264 50.4
Liberal Democrat Bridget C. Fox 560 22.3
Conservative Bairam Rifat 510 20.3
Green Beatrice M. Rolph 173 6.9
Turnout 38.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Chris Adamson.

1994-1998[edit]

Canonbury East by-election, 12 October 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence J. Herbert 834 46.7
Liberal Democrat Margaret M. Lally 831 46.6
Tenants & Residents Ernest J. W. Bayliss 344
Conservative Richard Campbell 94 5.3
Green Susan Wilkinson 26 1.5
Majority 3
Turnout 1785 42
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. James M. D. Purnell.

Junction by-election, 10 July 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet D. Burgess 793 72.6 +10.9
Conservative Oliver S. P. Judge 134 12.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Heija Jaff 90 8.2 -7.2
Green Victoria Olliver 76 7.0 -5.7
Majority 659 60.3
Turnout 1,093 17.0
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael Tal.

Sussex by-election, 10 July 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Graham A. Baker 616 48.4 +15.8
Labour Jenny A. Rathbone 567 44.5 -11.8
Green Robin W. Latimer 49 3.8 -2.4
Conservative Rebecca M. Baty 41 3.2 -1.8
Majority 49 3.8
Turnout 1,273 27.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Stephen Twigg.

1998-2002[edit]

Clerkenwell by-election, 28 October 1999[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Isabelle Humphreys 1,127 55.4 -4.7
Labour Timothy Clark 536 26.4 +0.7
Independent Helen M. Cagnoni 255 12.5 +12.5
Conservative Gordon A. Dear 82 4.0 -1.5
Green James L. Goggin 33 1.6 -7.1
Majority 591 29.1
Turnout 2,033 27.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Sarah A. Ludford.

Hillrise by-election, 16 December 1999[3][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul J. Fox 1,317 61.4 +39.8
Labour Adrian M. J. Pulham 695 32.4 -20.1
Green Michael H. W. Holloway 60 2.8 -10.1
Independent Ann Wood 39 1.8 +1.8
Conservative Maureen L. Campbell 33 1.5 -11.4
Majority 622 29.0
Turnout 2,144 32.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Milton K. Babulall.

Junction by-election, 7 June 2001[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia M. Clarke 1,661 47.1 -8.2
Liberal Democrat Stefan A. Kaprzyk 1,253 35.5 +15.2
Green Jon R. Nott 347 9.8 -5.6
Conservative Abubaker S. Ajiya 266 7.5 -1.4
Majority 408 11.6
Turnout 3,527 49.9
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Sandra Marks.

2002-2006[edit]

Bunhill by-election, 23 January 2003[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Donna Boffa 797 44.9 -6.6
Labour Jasin Kaplan 412 23.2 -0.3
Independent Working Class Gary O'Shea 398 22.4 +22.4
Conservative Matthew Priestley 111 6.3 -0.2
Green Malcolm Powell 57 3.2 -5.2
Majority 385 21.7
Turnout 1,775 22.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Rosetta E. Wooding.

Barnsbury by-election, 26 June 2003[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Emma C. Gowers 940 59.9 +11.9
Labour Joseph Simpson 311 19.8 -5.8
Conservative Nicholas Millwood 182 11.6 +3.8
Green Ben Mulvey 136 8.7 -1.4
Majority 629 40.1
Turnout 1,569 20.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ian G. Powney.

Hillrise by-election, 26 June 2003[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Fiona Dunlop 983 47.4 -2.4
Labour Alan M. Clinton 789 38.1 -1.2
Green Michael H. W. Holloway 239 11.5 +0.6
Conservative John A. Wilkin 62 3.0 +3.0
Majority 194 9.4
Turnout 2,073 26.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Paul Fox.

Hillrise by-election, 30 October 2003[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jayashankar Sharma 795 48.7 -1.1
Labour Janet D. Burgess 595 36.5 -2.8
Green Robin W. Latimer 177 10.9 +0.0
Conservative John A. Wilkin 64 4.0 +4.0
Majority 200 12.3
Turnout 1.631 20.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Sarah Teather.

Highbury West by-election, 5 May 2005[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Theresa Debono 1,669 39.2 -9.1
Green Jon Nott 1,043 24.5 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Iarla Kilbane-Dawe 711 16.7 +3.8
Local Freedom for Islington Residents Tim Newark 437 10.3 +10.3
Conservative Simon Phillips 394 9.3 +3.2
Majority 626 14.7
Turnout 4,254
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Mary H. Creagh.

2006-2010[edit]

There were no by-elections.[17]

2010-2014[edit]

St Peter's by-election, 11 August 2011[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Perry 1,167 52.5 +17.5
Liberal Democrat David Sant 440 19.8 -9.6
Conservative Richard Bunting 381 17.1 -9.1
Green Caroline Allen 176 7.9 -1.4
Independent Martin Rutherford 59 2.7 +2.7
Majority 727 32.7
Turnout 2,223 24.8 -39.2
Labour hold Swing 13.55

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Michelle M. Coupland.

St Mary's by-election, 10 November 2011[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Poole 1,128 47.1 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Emily Fieran-Reed 641 26.7 -7.0
Green Caroline Russell 317 13.2 +0.1
Conservative Oriel Hutchinson 282 11.8 -10.3
BNP Walter Barfoot 22 0.9 +0.9
Majority 487 20.3
Turnout 2,397 23.64
Labour hold Swing 9.6%

The by-election was called following the disqualification of Cllr. Ms. Joan Coupland.

Holloway by-election, 3 May 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rakhia Ismail 2,352 57.0 +12.0
Conservative Jonathan Edwards 671 16.3 +2.0
Green Claire Poyner 613 14.8 +2.0
Liberal Democrat David Kelly 490 11.8 -16.2
Majority 1,681
Turnout 4,126
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Lucy C. M. Rigby.

Junction by-election, 21 March 2013[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kaya Makarau-Schwartz 1,343 61.60 +21.5
Green Mick Holloway 381 17.47 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Stefan Antoni Kasprzyk 276 12.66 -25.0
Conservative Patricia Jane Napier 120 5.50 -4.1
BNP Gary Townsend 31 1.42 +1.42
Socialist (GB) Bill Martin 18 0.82 +0.82
Majority 962 44.12
Turnout 2,180 24.20
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Arthur T. Graves.

St George's by-election, 21 March 2013[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kat Fletcher 1,698 71.01 +38.5
Liberal Democrat Julian Gregory 371 15.51 -25.0
Green Jon Robert Nott 206 8.61 -5.5
Conservative Evan James Williams 87 3.63 -6.0
BNP Walter George Barfoot 20 0.83 +0.83
Majority 1,327 55.49
Turnout 2,391 25.88
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Jessica Asato.

2014-2018[edit]

There have been no by-elections so far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The City and London Borough Boundaries Order 1993
  2. ^ The Hackney, Haringey and Islington (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Haringey and Islington (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
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  18. ^ Dean, Charles (11 August 2011). "Alice Perry elected as new councillor for St Peter's". Islington Council. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  19. ^ http://www.bnp.org.uk/news/regional/british-national-party-contest-islington-election
  20. ^ http://www.islington.gov.uk/Council/CouncilNews/PressOffice/2011/11/PR4549.asp
  21. ^ http://www.islington.gov.uk/publicrecords/library/Democracy/Publicity/Public-notices/2012-2013/%282013-02-25%29-SOPN-Junction.pdf
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