Southwark London Borough Council elections

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A map showing the wards of Southwark since 2002

Southwark (Br [ˈsʌðɨk])[1] London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 63 councillors have been elected from 21 wards.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Election Overall Control Labour Lib Dem Conservative Green Ind.
1964 Labour 64 - 6 - -
1968 Labour 43 - 27 - -
1971 Labour 68 - 2 - -
1974 Labour 66 - 4 - -
1978 Labour 56 - 8 - -
1982 Labour 53 - 8 - 1
1986 Labour 43 15 6 - -
1990 Labour 37 21 6 - -
1994 Labour 34 27 3 - -
1998 Labour 33 27 4 - -
2002 No overall control 28 30 5 - -
2006 No overall control 28 28 6 1 -
2010 Labour 35 25 3 - -
2014 Labour 48 13 2 - -
2018 Labour 49 14 - - -

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

There were no by-elections.[4]

1968-1971[edit]

Consort by-election, 25 July 1968[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. M. Lang 808
Labour W. F. Jones 725
Turnout 14.6%

1971-1974[edit]

There were no by-elections.[9]

1974-1978[edit]

Cathedral by-election, 24 April 1975[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen J. Kippin 633
Conservative Alfred R. Nuttall 136
National Front Kevin McDonagh 80
Liberal Thomas J. Taylor 58
Turnout 12.7
Brunswick by-election, 25 March 1976[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeremy Gordon 885
Conservative Tobias W. H. Eckersley 446
National Party Ronald A. Jackson 252
Liberal Veronica Hunt 220
Turnout 22.6
Burgess by-election, 20 January 1977[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Geater 530
Conservative Tobias W. H. Eckersley 478
National Party Ronald A. Jackson 390
Turnout 16.0
Ruskin by-election, 29 September 1977[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tobias W. H. Eckersley 1,580
Labour Carol Turner 622
Liberal Brian K. Seeley 243
National Front James S. Sneath 228
Turnout 38.7

1978-1982[edit]

Newington by-election, 21 September 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Solomon Parry 781
Conservative Gerard Fergus 698
National Front David Teanby 168
Liberal Veronica Hunt 90
Turnout 21.2
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Siah Cox

Riverside by-election, 30 November 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret White 775
Conservative Alexander Padmore 274
National Front Leonard Richard 87
Turnout 17.2
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Peter Flower

Rye by-election, 20 March 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pauline Moore 1,331
Conservative Richard Clough 1,222
Liberal Marian Atkinson 230
Turnout 40.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Enid Boxall

The Lane by-election, 5 November 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Social Democratic) John Lewis 916
Labour Susan Goss 711
Conservative Ian Twinn 245
National Front David Teanby 71
Turnout 33.4
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Frank Brean

1982-1986[edit]

Riverside by-election, 10 March 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) Ronald Tindall 1,584
Independent Labour Edward Hart 780
Labour Michael Idun 233
New Britain Kevin Mason 118
Conservative Michael Pike 77
Communist Robert Gordon 9
Turnout 43.6
Alliance gain from Independent Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. James Patrick

Consort by-election, 8 March 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Troy 691
Alliance (Liberal) Richard Shearman 438
Conservative Anthony Patterson 339
National Front Mary Bailey 77
Turnout 31.1
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Robert Smyth

Burgess by-election, 23 February 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) Rose Colley 840
Labour Kevin Joiner 596
Conservative Beatrice North 81
National Front Peter Core 47
Turnout 34.5
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ronald Slater

Ruskin by-election, 23 February 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Forder 1,714
Labour Peter Russell 832
Alliance (Social Democratic) Jonathan Mitchell 791
National Front Raymond Barker 83
Turnout 42.9
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. John Meakin

Lyndhurst by-election, 12 July 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Crane 1,423
Conservative Barry Hallett 656
Alliance (Social Democratic) Robert Skelly 519
National Front Raymond Barker 65
Turnout 28.9
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Paula Moore

Rotherhithe by-election, 13 September 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) Frank Pemberton 1,381
Labour Trevor Lawrence 780
Conservative Percy Gray 55
National Front Peter Core 50
Turnout 35.2
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Harold Young

Riverside by-election, 15 August 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) Michael Hannon 1,656
Labour John Thomas 801
Conservative Beatrice North 81
Turnout 38.6
Alliance gain from Independent Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Barbara Burgess

Liddle by-election, 19 December 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Ellery 1,032
Alliance (Social Democratic) Doreen Payne 164
Conservative Trevor Pitman 67
Turnout 15.5
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. John Fowler

1986-1990[edit]

Dockyard by-election, 24 July 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Sullivan 1,168
Alliance (Liberal) Hyman Silverston 1,041
Conservative Andrew Clayton 72
National Front John Norris 50
Turnout 35.84
Labour gain from Alliance Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. George Walker

Liddle by-election, 9 April 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Deborah Welch 951
Alliance (Social Democratic) Ann Harris 292
Conservative Trevor Atman 120
Turnout 17.19
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ali Balli

Rye by-election, 24 September 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Pitman 1,495
Labour Christopher Hughes 811
Alliance (Social Democratic) Robert Skelly 261
Green Alex Goldie 145
Communist Linda Osborn 14
Turnout 39.45
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Elsie Headley

Chaucer by-election, 25 February 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Social Democratic) Anna McGettigan 1,365
Labour Alexander Moore 1,146
Conservative Nicholas Eriksen 266
Communist Peter Power 51
Turnout 35.47
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Linda Oram

Riverside by-election, 21 April 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Coral Newell 1,348
Alliance (Liberal) George Dunk 1,345
Conservative Andrew Clayton 129
National Front Stephen Evans 49
Turnout 43.73
Labour gain from Alliance Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Joan Price

Abbey by-election, 27 October 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) Alan Blake 1,240
Labour John Johnson 514
Conservative Thomas Pheby 137
Turnout 39.79
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Kenneth Carlisle

Lyndhurst by-election, 17 November 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catharine Hoey 1,778
Conservative Heather Kirby 880
Liberal Democrat Alex Goldie 327
SDP Doreen Payne 98
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Alan Crane

Friary by-election, 12 October 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Wingfield 810
Independent Labour Gregory Staunton 567
Conservative Michael Lawson 202
Liberal Democrat Leroy Arscott 110
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David Main

1990-1994[edit]

Brunswick by-election, 25 July 1991[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Vivien D. Maurice 1,076 50.8
Labour Bernard White 775 36.6
Conservative Michael P. P. Bungy 135 6.4
BNP Stephen J. Tyler 132 6.2
Turnout 27.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John E. Maurice.

1994-1998[edit]

Browning by-election, 27 April 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah M. Gurling 1,378 56.5
Labour Charles Cherrill 855 35.0
Ind. Liberal Democrat Ronald A. Mcl. North 112 4.6
Conservative Brooks Newmark 95 3.9
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. James R. Munday.

Bellenden by-election, 4 May 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet F. Heatley 1,790 73.4
Conservative Sharon F. Spiers 260 10.7
Liberal Democrat Alexander J. Baker 257 10.5
Ind. Liberal Democrat David Osborne 133 5.5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Mike Lee.

Dockyard by-election, 27 July 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sandra R. Dunk 1,236 60.4
Labour Robert J. Gasson 642 31.4
Conservative Percy Gray 167 8.2
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Elizabeth Denton.

Friary by-election, 3 August 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barrie J. Hargrove 909 56.6
Liberal Democrat Caroline V. Pidgeon 650 40.5
Ind. Liberal Democrat Jacqueline E. Tomkins 46 2.9
Turnout 1,605
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Sonya J. H. Murison.

Barset by-election, 26 October 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephanie E. Elsy 734 77.9
Liberal Democrat David C. Buxton 118 12.5
Conservative Robert A. Hayward 90 9.6
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Svetlana Kirov.

Chaucer by-election, 7 December 1995[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard J. Livingstone 1,125 50.1
Liberal Democrat Robert J. S. Skelly 1,025 45.6
Independent Green Doreen M. Robinson 97 4.3
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Robert A. Bayne.

Browning by-election, 20 March 1996[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Joyce L. Hales 1,191 64.1
Labour Eudora Dixon-Fyle 668 35.9
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Paul Cheesman.

Waverley by-election, 23 October 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael S. Barnard 410 79.6 +26.0
Conservative Rebecca M. Humphreys 105 20.4 +12.2
Majority 305 59.2
Turnout 515 11.3
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Eyscene Sheilds.

1998-2002[edit]

Consort by-election, 15 October 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne V. Worsley 919 58.5 +12.8
Liberal Democrat Colin A. Hunte 474 30.2 +4.5
Socialist Labour Angela M. Ruddock 70 4.5 -3.4
Conservative Oliver H. Wooller 54 3.4 -7.6
Liberal Geoffrey M. A. Goldie 53 3.4 +3.4
Majority 450 28.3
Turnout 1,570 34.0
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Nicola A. Kutapan.

Rotherhithe by-election, 3 December 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jeffrey Hook 1,143 55.7 -2.5
Labour Peter C. John 813 39.6 +3.7
National Democrats Gary Cartwright 56 2.7 +2.7
Conservative Steven P. Bolton 28 1.4 -4.5
Green Storm S. Podrun 11 0.5 +0.5
Majority 330 16.1
Turnout 2,051 32.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Victor D. Jones.

Cathedral by-election, 22 July 1999[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Bosch 750 59.6 -7.3
Labour Bernard M. Dainton 451 35.9 +10.6
Conservative Ewan G. Wallace 57 4.5 +1.1
Majority 299 23.7
Turnout 1,258 27
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Clifford J. Hodson.

2002-2006[edit]

East Walworth by-election, 12 February 2004[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jane Salmon 1,477 56.1 +2.9
Labour Rhodri Thomas 978 37.1 +5.4
Conservative Philip G. H. Riches 86 3.3 -1.8
Green Ruth Jenkins 82 3.1 -0.9
Independent Julie D. Crawford 11 0.4 -2.0
Majority 499 19.0
Turnout 2,634 32.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Margaret Ambrose.

2006-2010[edit]

Riverside by-election, 13 December 2007[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anood Al-Samerai 1,114 49.8 +8.6
Labour Cormac Hollingsworth 691 30.9 +6.0
Conservative Rahoul Bhansali 260 11.6 -7.0
Green Amanda Penfold 122 5.5 -9.7
UKIP Fernando Grace 49 2.2 +2.2
Majority 423 18.9
Turnout 2,236 24.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Paul D. L. Baichoo.

Rotherhithe by-election, 9 October 2008[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Wilma Nelson 1,149 56.8 +9.2
Labour Kath Whittam 618 30.6 +5.3
Conservative Loanna Morrison 255 12.6 -4.3
Majority 531 26.2
Turnout 2,022 23.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Anne Yates.

2010-2014[edit]

Brunswick Park by-election, 10 March 2011[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Williams 1,981 65.1 +10.6
Liberal Democrat Kate E. Heywood 630 20.7 -3.2
Green Jenny Bentall 231 7.6 -6.7
Conservative Simon J. Kitchen 129 4.2 -7.3
TUSC Brian J. Kelly 70 2.3 N/A
Turnout 34.2%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. John J. Friary.

The Lane by-election, 5 May 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rowenna Davis 2,670 64.4 +23.1
Green Anna Margaret Plodowski 472 11.4 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Alex Berhanu 471 11.4 -14.7
Conservative Simon Joseph Fox 423 10.2 -2.1
TUSC Brian John Kelly 107 2.6 N/A
Turnout 39.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Keadean M. Rhoden.

Peckham by-election, 7 July 2011[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Brown 1,754 70.1 +7.4
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Blake 554 22.1 +3.2
Conservative Diana Atuona 86 3.4 -5.7
TUSC Brian J. Kelly 63 2.5 N/A
Green Jason Harvey-Evers 46 1.8 -4.7
Turnout 25.5%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Tayo A. Situ.

East Walworth by-election, 29 November 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rebecca Lury 1,259 53.4 +10.4
Liberal Democrat Ben Johnson 1,003 42.6 +2.5
Conservative Stuart Millson 94 4.0 -8.0
Turnout 2,371 25.4%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ms. Helen Morrissey.

2014-2018[edit]

Chaucer by-election, 7 May 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Dennis 2,951 43.5 -0.8
Liberal Democrat William Houngbo 1,532 22.6 -9.6
Conservative Michael Dowsett 1,178 17.3 +6.8
Green Gareth Rees 564 8.3 -9.7
UKIP Dean Conway 474 7.0 N/A
Independent Professor Piers Corbyn 67 1.0 N/A
All People's Party Ade Lasaki 25 0.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 63.9
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Claire Maugham.

College by-election, 7 May 2016[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine Rose 2,258 45.7 -10.6
Conservative Kate Bramson 1,269 25.7 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Brigid Gardner 699 14.1 +8.7
Green Dale Lesley Rapley 371 7.5 -2.1
UKIP Toby Prescott 318 6.4 N/A
All People's Party Michael Dowsett 25 0.5 N/A
Majority
Turnout 58.4
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Helen Hayes, the Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood.

Newington by-election, 13 May 2016[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Coldwell 2,829 59.3 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Shapland 694 14.5 -9.5
Green Nick Hooper 464 9.7 -3.8
Conservative Gige Aarons 458 9.6 +1.5
UKIP Gawain Towler 237 5.0 -0.9
All People's Party Terry Adewale 45 0.9 N/A
Independent Michelle Baharier 45 0.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 46.1
Labour hold Swing

The by election was called following the resignation of Councillor Neil Coyle, the Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark.[19]

Surrey Docks by-election, 9 June 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dan Whitehead 1,523 51.7 +24.4
Labour Will Holmes 619 21.3 -1.9
Conservative Craig Cox 380 12.9 -3.5
Green Colin Boyle 218 7.4 -8.5
UKIP Toby Prescott 187 6.3 -15.1
Independent John Hellings 10 0.3 -15.2
Majority
Turnout 29.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Lisa Rajan.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ The Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Lewisham and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
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