Waltham Forest London Borough Council elections

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Waltham Forest London Borough Council in London is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Party in control Years
Labour 1964 - 1968
Conservative 1968 - 1971
Labour 1971 - 1994
No overall control 1994 - 1998
Labour 1998 - 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.[3]

1968-1971[edit]

Leyton by-election, 17 September 1970[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. L. Leighton 1230
Conservative F. Barnes 363
Liberal L. C. A. Roskilly 95
Turnout 16.8%

1971-1974[edit]

Central by-election, 11 May 1972[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. M. Cohen 1,324
Conservative Mrs E. J. White 839
Communist R. A. Sayers 78
Turnout 21.4%
Chapel End by-election, 11 May 1972[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Gordon 1,796
Conservative J. Watson 1,396
Liberal G. E. Caryer 306
Turnout 33.1%
St James Street by-election, 5 July 1973[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N. F. Gerrard 1,056
Liberal M. P. O'Flanagan 512
Residents D. R. South 363
Conservative Mrs B. R. Eden 180
Ratepayers Association H. L. Rider 163
Turnout 26.0%

1974-1978[edit]

Chapel End by-election, 2 December 1976[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald B. Lewis 1,284
Labour Joseph Levy 785
National Front Donald R. South 356
The Centre Party Ronald W. Garner 283
Ratepayers Wilfred Atkinson 241
Liberal Barry R. Woodward 188
Turnout 31.0
Chingford Central by-election, 2 December 1976[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham F. Sinclair 1,811
Ratepayers Henry J. Berry 736
Labour Paul J. Diamond 504
National Front John R. P. King 407
Liberal Michael J. Mackrory 260
The Centre Party Michael J. Page 235
Turnout 34.6
St James Street by-election, 21 April 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert C. Hammond 1,090
Conservative Laurie Braham 568
National Front Donald R. South 396
Liberal George D. Bristow 201
Turnout 29.1

1978-1982[edit]

1982-1986[edit]

1986-1990[edit]

1990-1994[edit]

Leytonstone by-election, 15 October 1992[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennifer Gray 1,194 48.6
Lib Dem Focus Team Jonathan H. Fryer 969 39.6
Conservative Michael Thompson 182 7.4
Independent Colin R. Bex 112 4.6
Turnout 29.3
Labour hold Swing

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

1994-1998[edit]

Wood Street by-election, 1 May 1997[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angels M. Bean 2,718 49.5 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Robert S. Meadowcroft 1,717 31.2 -14.5
Conservative Robert J. Brock 1,079 19.6 +5.9
Majority 1,001 18.3
Turnout 5,514 63.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Neal A. Chubb.

1998-2002[edit]

Leytonstone by-election, 1 October 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Leslie 997 47.3 +0.0
Liberal Democrat John C. Howard 965 45.8 +18.5
Conservative Matthew R. Sharp 78 3.7 -4.2
Independent Roderick M. Milroy 66 3.1 -2.7
Majority 32 1.5
Turnout 2,106 27.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Huw M. Morgan-Thomas.

2002-2006[edit]

Forest by-election, 15 May 2003[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mashoodul F. Qureshi 1,283 45.5 +17.7
Labour David G. Hayes 717 25.4 -12.9
Conservative Julien A. S. Foster 417 14.8 +3.8
Independent Mohammed Shafiq 183 6.5 +6.5
Green Mark S. Dawes 171 6.1 -6.0
Socialist Alliance Cecilia Prosper 47 1.7 -1.6
Majority 566 20.1
Turnout 2,818 38.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Mohammed F. Rahman.

William Morris by-election, 4 September 2003[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert J. Wheatley 1,051 43.6 +18.9
Labour Geraldine Reardon 932 38.7 -11.9
Conservative Kabir A. Sabar 188 7.8 -7.1
Green Gary P. Lancet 151 6.3 +6.3
Socialist Alliance Lee Rock 84 3.5 -6.3
Majority 119 4.9
Turnout 2,406 30.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Martin J. O'Connor.

Valley by-election, 28 October 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laurance A. Wedderburn 791 36.9 -17.4
Liberal Democrat Henry A. Boyle 710 33.2 +21.6
Labour Margaret L. Broadley 552 25.8 -8.3
Respect Christopher Dransfield 88 4.1 +4.1
Majority 81 3.7
Turnout 2,141 27.6
Conservative hold Swing

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

Hoe Street by-election, 18 November 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arunes Sarkar 774 40.4 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Mohammad S. Diwan 561 29.2 +13.1
Conservative Graham F. Sinclair 299 15.6 -4.7
Green Mark S. Dawes 199 10.4 -6.4
Socialist Alternative Louise H. Thompson 85 4.4 -1.0
Majority 213 11.2
Turnout 1,918 23.0
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Mohammed M. Nasim.

Leytonstone by-election, 14 July 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie E. Pye 937 38.0 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Meher Khan 765 31.3 -2.4
Respect Caroline M. Coleman 354 14.5 +14.5
Conservative Julien A. S. Foster 225 9.1 +1.7
Green Mark S. Dawes 165 6.7 -8.0
Majority 172 6.7
Turnout 2,446 30.9
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ian Leslie.

2006-2010[edit]

Chingford Green by-election, 26 April 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew P. J. Hemsted 1,694 55.2 -14.8
Liberal Democrat Graham A. Woolnough 1,022 33.3 +14.3
Labour Gerry A. Lyons 208 6.8 -4.2
UKIP Robert J. Brock 143 4.7 +4.7
Majority 672 21.9
Turnout 3,067 38.5
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Derek B. Arnold.

Leyton by-election, 14 February 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Winnifred F. Smith 1,360 56.0 +12.8
Labour Khevyn R. Limbajee 695 28.6 -14.1
Independent Carole A. Vincent* 176 7.2 +7.2
Conservative Edwin J. Northover 108 4.4 -2.1
Green William J. Measure 90 3.7 -3.9
Majority 665 27.4
Turnout 2,429 27.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the disqualification of Cllr. Miranda A. J. Grell.
*No description (rather than independent). Candidate is a member of the Respect Party and was supported by the local branch. She was unable to use Respect as her description due to a split in the party. Current UK electoral law allows candidates to stand without any description rather than independent if preferred.

Forest by-election, 5 June 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Samina S. Safdar 977 36.9 -2.3
Labour Jawade A. Liaqat 927 35.0 +1.4
Conservative Edwin J. Northover 507 19.1 +5.9
Green Mark S. Dawes 184 6.9 -7.0
Left List Makola Mayambika 56 2.1 +2.1
Majority 50 1.9
Turnout 2,651 32.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Imran Abrahim.

Valley by-election, 6 November 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Jemma Hemsted 1183
Liberal Democrat Henry Boyle 734
Labour Geoffrey Hammond 439
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John M. Gover.

Hale End & Highams Park by-election, 4 December 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ms. Jane E. Morgan 1298
Liberal Democrat Nicky R. Bason 1295
Conservative Sandeep D. Christian 1223
Conservative Ms. Sheree L. Rackham 1155
Labour Mohammed S. K. Ahmed 264
Labour Gerry Lyons 241
Green Daniel P. Perrett 142
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John D. Beanse and the resignation of Cllr. John N. H. Penstone due to ill health.

Larkswood by-election, 19 March 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin J. Northover 1393
Labour Ms. Henrietta A. Jackson 255
Liberal Democrat Henry A. Boyle 144
Green Daniel P. Perrett 102
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John F. Walter.

2010-2014[edit]

Larkswood by-election, 12 July 2012[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Moss 1392
Labour Peter Woodrow 472
Liberal Democrat Graham Woolnough 79
Green Bill Measure 70
NLP James O'Rourke 64
Turnout 24.4%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Edwin J. Northover.

2014-2018[edit]

There have been no by-elections so far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  2. ^ The East London Boroughs (London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Redbridge and Waltham Forest (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
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  2. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "London Borough Council By-elections May 1990 to May 1994" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
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  9. ^ a b c d e f "London Borough Council Elections 6 May 2010" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 22 May 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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