Southwark London Borough Council elections

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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]

Party in control Years
Labour 1964 - 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2010
Labour 2010 - present

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]

1982-1986[edit]

1986-1990[edit]

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
Labour Charles Cherrill 855
Independent Liberal Democrat Ronald A. Mcl. North 112
Conservative Brooks Newmark 45
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
Conservative Sharon F. Spiers 260
Liberal Democrat Alexander J. Baker 257
Independent Liberal Democrat David Osborne 133
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
Labour Robert J. Gasson 642
Conservative Percy Gray 167
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
Independent 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
Liberal Democrat David C. Buxton 118
Conservative Robert A. Hayward 90
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
Liberal Democrat Robert J. S. Skelly 1,025
Independent Green Doreen M. Robinson 97
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
Labour Eudora Dixon-Fyle 668
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 1981
Liberal Democrat Ms. Kate E. Heywood 630
Green Ms. Jenny Bentall 231
Conservative Simon J. Kitchen 129
TUSC Brian J. Kelly 70
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
Green Anna Margaret Plodowski 472
Liberal Democrat Alex Berhanu 471
Conservative Simon Joseph Fox 423
TUSC Brian John Kelly 107
Majority 2,198
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
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Blake 554
Conservative Diana Atuona 86
TUSC Brian J. Kelly 63
Green Jason Harvey-Evers 46
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 53.1
Liberal Democrat Ben Johnson 1,003 42.3
Conservative Stuart Millson 94 4.0
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 46.1
Liberal Democrat William Houngbo 1,532 23.9
Conservative Michael Dowsett 994 15.5
Green Gareth Rees 564 8.8
UKIP Dean Conway 240 3.8
Independent Piers Corbyn 67 1.0
All People's Party Ade Lasaki 25 0.4
Majority 1,419 22.2
Turnout 6,399 60.9
Labour hold Swing

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  2. ^ The Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Lewisham and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  1. ^ "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.
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  5. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
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  7. ^ "Southwark". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "London Borough Council By-elections May 1990 to May 1994" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Tories make Newport gain". London: guardian.co.uk. 2004-02-13. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  13. ^ "Riverside By-Election". Southwark Council. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  14. ^ "Rotherhithe By-Election". Southwark Council. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  15. ^ a b c "London Borough Council Elections 22 May 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Lane By-Election". Southwark Council. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 

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