2010 London local elections

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London local elections, 2010
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All 1,861 on all 32 London boroughs
Turnout62.0% (Increase24.1%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Gordon Brown David Cameron Nick Clegg
Leader Gordon Brown David Cameron Nick Clegg
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 24 June 2007 6 December 2005 18 December 2007
Popular vote 1,213,983 1,184,352 835,217
Percentage 32.5% 31.7% 22.4%
Swing Increase4.6% Decrease3.2% Increase1.7%
Councils 17 11 2
Councils +/– Increase10 Decrease3 Decrease1
Councillors 875 717 246
Councillors +/– Increase191 Decrease68 Decrease70

Greater London UK district local election 2010 map.svg
London borough councils by political control following election. Councils that are Labour are in red, Conservative in blue, Liberal Democrat in yellow and no overall control in black.

Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 6 May 2010. Polling stations were open between 7am and 10pm.

Despite losing 6 Parliamentary seats in London in the General Election conducted on the same day, Labour's share of the vote, council seats and control of Councils rose substantially. 10 councils swung to Labour control, and the party gained 190 council seats. Conservative support in the capital declined by 3%, with the party losing 3 councils and 68 councillors. The Liberal Democrats increased their vote share slightly but lost 70 councillors, as well as losing control of Richmond upon Thames council to the Conservatives.

The success of minor parties in the 2006 elections was not repeated, and the smaller parties were almost wiped out. The British National Party, Christian Peoples Alliance and Socialist Party lost all of their seats, while the Greens lost 10 of their 12 seats and Respect lost 14 out of 15. In total, 21 candidates from minor parties were elected, 43 fewer than in 2006.

All London borough council seats were up for election. Mayoral contests were also held in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Lewisham, and Newham. The previous Borough elections in London were in 2006.

Results summary[edit]

Party[1] Votes won % votes Change Seats % seats Change Councils Change
Labour 1,213,983 32.5 +4.6 875 47.0 +191 17 +10
Conservative 1,184,352 31.7 -3.2 717 38.5 -68 11 -3
Liberal Democrat 835,217 22.4 +1.7 246 13.2 -70 2 -1
Green 248,175 6.6 -1.3 2 0.1 -10 0 ±0
Others 251,562 6.8 -1.8 21 1.1 -43 0 ±0
No overall control n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 -6
  • Turnout: 3,502,273 voters cast ballots, a turnout of 62.0% (+24.1%).[2]

Council results[edit]

Council Previous control Result Details
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour Details
Barnet Conservative Conservative Details
Bexley Conservative Conservative Details
Brent No overall control Labour Details
Bromley Conservative Conservative Details
Camden No overall control Labour Details
Croydon Conservative Conservative Details
Ealing Conservative Labour Details
Enfield Conservative Labour Details
Greenwich Labour Labour Details
Hackney Labour Labour Details
Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative Conservative Details
Haringey Labour Labour Details
Harrow Conservative Labour Details
Havering Conservative Conservative Details
Hillingdon Conservative Conservative Details
Hounslow No overall control Labour Details
Islington No overall control Labour Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Details
Kingston upon Thames Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
Lambeth Labour Labour Details
Lewisham No overall control Labour Details
Merton No overall control No overall control Details
Newham Labour Labour Details
Redbridge Conservative No overall control Details
Richmond upon Thames Liberal Democrat Conservative Details
Southwark No overall control Labour Details
Sutton Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour Details
Waltham Forest No overall control Labour Details
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative Details

Mayoral results[edit]

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.

Mayoralty 2006 2010
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[edit]