London local elections, 2010

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London local elections, 2010
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All 1,861 on all 32 London boroughs
  First party Second party
  Gordon Brown David Cameron
Leader Gordon Brown David Cameron
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 24 June 2007 6 December 2005
Popular vote 32.6%[1] 32.0%
Swing Increase5.0% Decrease3.1%
Councils 17 11
Councils +/– Increase10 Decrease3
Councillors 875 717
Councillors +/– Increase190 Decrease68

  Third party Fourth party
  Nick Clegg Caroline Lucas
Leader Nick Clegg Caroline Lucas
Party Liberal Democrat Green
Leader since 18 December 2007 5 September 2008
Popular vote 22.0% 6.6%[2]
Swing Increase1.7% Decrease1.3%
Councils 2 0
Councils +/– Decrease1 Steady
Councillors 243 2
Councillors +/– Decrease74 Decrease10

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 slightly by 3%, with the party losing 3 councils and 68 councillors. The Liberal Democrats increased their vote share slightly but lost 74 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, just 23 candidates from minor parties were elected, the joint-lowest ever (equal to 1986).

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.

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

Overall councillor numbers[edit]

London local elections 2010

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Net Gain/Loss
  Labour 875 +190
  Conservative 717 -68
  Liberal Democrat 243 -74
  Residents' associations 19 -5
  Green 2 -10
  Respect 1 -14
  Independent 1 -4
  BNP 0 -13
  Christian Peoples 0 -3
  Socialist Alternative 0 -2

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Datastore
  2. ^ The London Datastore data did not publish a percentage result for the Greens, but Rallings & Thrasher reported it as 6.6% in 2010 and 7.9% in 2006.