2014 Tower Hamlets London Borough Council election
Elections to Tower Hamlets London Borough Council took place on 22 May 2014, the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, the election of the directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, and the European Parliament elections. Voting in Blackwall & Cubitt Town Ward was postponed due to the death of a candidate.
As of 6 March 2017 the composition of the Borough Council was: 22 Labour, 9 Independent Group Councillors, 5 Peoples Alliance of Tower Hamlets, 5 Conservatives, 3 Independents and 1 Liberal Democrat.
Reduction in council size
The Tower Hamlets (Electoral Changes) Order 2013 reduced the size of the Council and created new electoral wards.
|Ward||Number of councillors|
|Blackwall and Cubitt Town||3|
|Spitalfields and Banglatown||2|
|St Katharine's and Wapping||2|
Results by ward
|Tower Hamlets First||Shafiqul Haque||2,048||12.0|
|Tower Hamlets First||Babu Chowdhury||1,792||10.5|
|Tower Hamlets First||Salim Ullah||1,652||9.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Kamrun Shajahan||629||3.7|
|Conservative||Meera Amrish Patel||330||1.9|
|TUSC||Ellen Kenyon Peers||327||1.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Will Dyer||114||2.9||1.0|
|Something New||Jessie Macneil-Brown||40||1.0|
|Labour gain from Tower Hamlets First||Swing|
A by-election for the ward of Whitechapel was held on 2 December 2016, after the sitting councillor, Shahed Ali, was found guilty of housing fraud. Another independent candidate, Ahmed Shafi, won the seat.
|Liberal Democrat||Emanuel Andejelic||173||6.7||3.9|
|Tower Hamlets Mayoral Election 22 May 2014 (result since declared void by an election court) |
|Party||Candidate||1st round||2nd round|
First round votes Transfer votes
|Total||Of round||Transfers||Total||Of round|
|Tower Hamlets First||Lutfur Rahman||36,539||43.4%||856||37,395||44.4%||
|Liberal Democrat||Reetendra Banerji||1,959||2.3%||
|Turnout||86,540||47.6%||Rejected ballots: 2,306|
|Void election result|
|Party||Seats won||Percentage of votes|
|Tower Hamlets First||18||34.9|
|Source: Tower Hamlets Council|
- "Mayor and Councillors by Party". towerhamlets.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- Order Legislation.gov
- Tower Hamlets FER Archived 30 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine LGBCE
- Tower Hamlets election fraud mayor Lutfur Rahman removed from office, BBC News, 23 April 2015
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- Mike Brooke (27 October 2016). "Tower Hamlets councillor jailed for housing tenancy fraud while owning properties". East London Advertiser. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Mike Brooke (2 December 2016). "Shock defeat for Labour as independent 'novice' wins Tower Hamlets by-election at Whitechapel". East London Advertiser. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- "Whitechapel - Thursday, 1st December, 2016". Tower Hamlets Council. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
- "Tower Hamlets Mayoral Election - Thursday, 22nd May, 2014". Tower Hamlets Council. Retrieved 24 May 2014.