London local elections, 2006
All 1,861 on all 32 London boroughs
Results by Borough in 2006.
The Conservatives slightly increased their vote share, made 132 council seat gains and won control of 6 new councils, while Labour saw its vote share decline by 7% and lost 8 councils and 181 seats. The 2006 result was one of Labour's worst local election results in London, with its share of the vote (27.6%) at its lowest ever, and its share of council seats (685) and councils (7) at their lowest level since 1968.
The Labour decline was also accompanied by a spike in the number of minor party councillors. Respect, the British National Party, the Green Party, the Christian Peoples Alliance and the Socialist Party gained 37 council seats between them. In total, the election saw 74 minor party or independent councillors elected in London, the highest on record.
Altogether, minor parties and independents won 17% of the vote, the highest ever vote share for 'other' parties, until the local elections of 2014.
Overall councillor numbers
The largest party in terms of councils and councillors became the Conservative Party after this election, with losses by the Labour Party and a small increase in share of the vote to the Liberal Democrats. Smaller national parties made significant gains, with the British National Party and Respect having the second-largest number of councillors in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets (respectively). The Green Party also saw its gains concentrated on one area to achieve the third most councillors in the London Borough of Lewisham. Scattered across boroughs, unaffiliated residents groups won 24 council seats.
|London local elections 2006
In three London boroughs the executive function of the council is a directly elected mayor. The mayoral elections take place at the same time as councillor elections in those boroughs.
|Hackney||Jules Pipe (Labour)||Jules Pipe (Labour)|
|Lewisham||Sir Steve Bullock (Labour)||Sir Steve Bullock (Labour)|
|Newham||Robin Wales (Labour)||Robin Wales (Labour)|
Borough result maps
- London Datastore
- The London Datastore data did not publish a percentage result for the Greens, but Railings & Thrasher reported it as 5.5% in 2002 and 7.9% in 2006.
- 2006 Local Election Results in London - Association of Local Government
- www.alg.gov.uk, by the Association of London Government, 15 February 2006, retrieved 12 March 2006.
- "Party leaders put to the test with a capital campaign", by Patrick Wintour and Hugh Muir, The Guardian, Friday 17 February 2006, retrieved 12 March 2006.