London Assembly election, 2004

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London Assembly election, 2004
United Kingdom
2000 ←
10 June 2004 → 2008

25 London Assembly Seats
  First party Second party Third party
  Michael Howard Tony Blair Charles Kennedy
Leader Michael Howard Tony Blair Charles Kennedy
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Total Seats 9 7 5
Constituency Seats 9 5 0
Additional Member Seats 0 2 5
Seats +/– Steady0 Decrease2 Increase1

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Roger Knapman
Leader Roger Knapman Mike Woodin
Party UKIP Green
Total Seats 2 2
Constituency Seats 0 0
Additional Member Seats 2 2
Seats +/– Increase2 Decrease1

An election to the Assembly of London took place on 10 June 2004, along with the London mayoral election, 2004.

The Assembly is elected by the Additional Member System. There are fourteen directly elected constituencies, nine of which were won by the Conservatives and five by the Labour Party. An additional eleven members were allocated by a London wide top-up vote, with the proviso that parties must win at least 5% of the vote to qualify for list seats. This latter rule prevented both the British National Party and the Respect Party from winning a seat each as both fell just short of the 5% threshold.

This election saw losses for Labour and the Greens and gains for both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, who achieved their first representation in the Assembly since its creation in 2000.

Constituency (First Past the Post) results[edit]

Results by constituency in 2004

The Conservative Party gained Brent and Harrow from Labour (who lost 7.6% of their vote), however they lost it again in the 2008 election. There were also large swings away from Labour in Barnet and Camden, City and East, Ealing and Hillingdon, Greenwich and Lewisham, Havering and Redbridge and West Central. The Liberal Democrats lost votes in most constituencies, but made gains in Enfield and Haringey, Lambeth and Southwark and Merton and Wandsworth. UKIP gained large percentages of the vote in Bexley and Bromley, Croydon and Sutton, Greenwich and Lewisham and Havering and Redbridge.

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Party Votes Share of Vote (%) Seats Loss/Gain
Conservative 562,047 31.2 9 +1
Labour 444,808 24.7 5 -1
Liberal Democrat 332,237 18.4 0 0
UKIP 180,516 10.0 0 0
Green 138,242 7.7 0 0
Respect 82,301 4.6 0 0
Christian Peoples 43,322 2.4 0 0
Others 19,064 1.1 0 0

Top-up (Additional Member System) results[edit]

Party Votes Share of Vote (%) Seats Loss/Gain
Conservative 533,696 27.84 0 -1
Labour 468,247 24.43 2 -1
Liberal Democrat 316,218 16.50 5 +1
Green 160,445 8.37 2 -1
UKIP 156,780 8.18 2 +2
BNP 90,365 4.71 0 0
Respect 87,533 4.67 0 0
Christian Peoples 54,914 2.86 0 0
Alliance for Diversity in Community, Uppal 4,968 0.26 0 0
  • Overall turnout: 36.97%

London Assembly representation[edit]

Party Seats Loss/Gain
Conservative 9 none
Labour 7 –2
Liberal Democrat 5 +1
Green 2 –1
UKIP 2 +2
Total 25

New members[edit]

Defeated members[edit]

Retiring members[edit]

London-wide lists[edit]

London Assembly Election 2004 — London-wide lists
Name Candidates Elected to Assembly Not Elected
Alliance for Diversity in Community, Uppal Inder Singh Uppal, Vasudev Kalidas Patel, Pritpal Singh Gahbri
British National Party Jason Paul Douglas, Barry John Roberts, Julian Peter Leppert, Richard Barnbrook, Mary Teresa Culnane, Clifford John Le May, Alan Herbert Bailey, Anthony Young, Lawrence Rustem, Carlos Cortiglia, Gareth William Jones
Christian Peoples Alliance Ram Gidoomal, David Bruno Campanale, Alan Craig, Gladstone Olufemi Macaulay, Peter James Flower, Susan Jane May, Genevieve Mary Hibbs, Juliet Frances Hawkins, Peter Hartley Wolstenholme, Jillian Mary Mclachlan, Ellen Sheila Greco
Conservative Party Eric Ollerenshaw, Andrew Boff, Rebekah Gilbert, Victoria Borwick, Robert John Blackman, William Guy Darrell Norton, Reza Ahmed Shafi Choudhury, Cormach Joseph Moore, Adrian Carey Knowles, Gareth Andrew Bacon, Bernard Arthur Gentry, Andrew John Retter, Tony Cox, Philip John Briscoe, Yvonne Lydia Rivlin, Lionel David Zetter, David Tyrie Williams, Jonathan Harold Gough, Matthew William Laban, Simon Andrew Peter Jones, Sean Martin Fear, Darshan Suri
Green Party of England and Wales Darren Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Noel Lynch, Keith Magnum, Jayne Forbes, Danny Bates,Shane Collins, Ruth Jenkins, Mischa Borris, Thomas Joseph Walsh, Ashley Gunstock
Labour Party Nicky Gavron
Murad Qureshi
Samantha Heath, Sally Mulready, Abdul Asad, Karen Helena Hunte, Virendra Kumar Sharma, Martin Jonathan Lindsay, Bernadette Lappage, Raj Chandarana, Muhammed Abdal Ullah
Liberal Democrats Lynne Featherstone
Graham Tope
Sally Hamwee
Michael Tuffrey
Elizabeth Doocey
Geoffrey Pope, Duncan Keith Borrowman, Monroe Palmer, Meral Hussein Ece, Steven Howard Gauge, Christopher David Noyce
(George Galloway)
Lindsey German, Oliur Rahmanm, Linda Smith, Janet Noble, Sait Akgul, Salvinder Dhillon, Michael Rosen, Gregory Tucker, Tansy Hoskins, Kevin Cobham, Abdurahman Jafar
United Kingdom Independence Party Damian Hockney
Peter Hulme-Cross
Adrian Roberts, Paul Cronin, Lawrence Webb, Robin Lambert, John Dunford, Ralph Steven Atkinson, Frederick James Rolph, Daniel William Moss, Heather Ann Bennett

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