London local elections, 2010
All 1,861 on all 32 London boroughs
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.
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).
Overall councillor numbers
|London local elections 2010
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)|