Westminster City Council elections

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Westminster City Council, the local authority of the City of Westminster in London, England, is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1964 - present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

Baker Street by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss M. Bowen 937
Conservative C.L. Gimblett 933
Labour Mrs. D.M. Mackay 309
Labour W. Robins 304
Communist L.R. Temple 73
Majority 624
Turnout 13,811 9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Harrow Road by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T.G. Sheppard unopposed
Labour hold Swing
St. James's by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L.B. Farmiloe unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Wilton by-election, 2 July 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss A.M. Tennant unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
St James's by-election, 8 July 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F.D.B. Fitzgerald-Moore 147
Liberal N. Fogg 46
Majority 101
Turnout 2,156 9.0
Conservative hold Swing
Maida Vale by-election, 18 August 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G.A. Wade 2,518
Labour Mrs. E. Ryan 1,710
Liberal M.G. Rabin 543
Majority 808
Turnout 14,094 33.9
Conservative hold Swing
Baker Street by-election, 8 June 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W.J.L. Drapkin 1,206
Labour P.A.W. Merriton 138
Communist Dr. J.A. Atkinson 45
Majority 1,068
Turnout 12,539 11.1
Conservative hold Swing

1968-1971[edit]

Baker Street by-election, 9 July 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. M. K. Taylor 1,008
Communist Dr. J. A. Atkinson 97
Majority 911
Turnout 12,137 9.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hyde Park by-election, 9 July 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Countess D. P. Beatty 1,667
Liberal Dr. M. M. G. Andrews 270
Labour E. R. Packer 213
Majority 1,397
Turnout 13,936 15.4
Conservative hold Swing
Lord's by-election, 9 July 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. B. C. Bowles 1,163
Labour Mrs. J. M. Brenner 147
Majority 1,016
Turnout 9,764 13.4
Conservative hold Swing
Regent's Park by-election, 9 July 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. J. Walker-Smith 861
Labour W. G. Stuart 238
Majority 623
Turnout 9,100 12.1
Conservative hold Swing
Warwick by-election, 28 November 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. C. Beveridge 1,128
Independent J. V. Kemp 392
Liberal A. J. Clinch 162
Labour T. M. Fuller 152
Independent Mrs. S. M. Harris 45
Majority 736
Turnout 9,294 20.0
Conservative hold Swing

1971-1974[edit]

Harrow Road by-election, 15 July 1971[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Blackman 1,657
Conservative A. R. Dix 373
Independent D. J. B. Morgan 32
Majority 1,284
Turnout 10,966 18.9
Labour hold Swing
Regent Street by-election, 23 March 1972[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. F. Wigram 927
Labour W. A. Knight 145
Majority 782
Turnout 7,118 15.1
Conservative hold Swing

1974-1978[edit]

There were no by-elections.[4]

1971-1982[edit]

There were no by-elections.[9]

1982-1986[edit]

Belgrave by-election, 22 September 1983[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth A. Flach 724
Labour Peter E. Booker 163
Majority 561
Turnout 4,460 19.9
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael B. Forsyth.

Hamilton Terrace by-election, 1 November 1984[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith A. Warner 786
SDP–Liberal Alliance Richard J. de Ste Croix 500
Labour John B. Thirlwell 272
Majority 286
Turnout 4,445 35.1
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Francis Maude.

Church Street by-election, 26 September 1985[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gavin J. Millar 1,584
SDP–Liberal Alliance Bernard J. Hughes 704
Conservative Peter J. Carre 494
Majority 880
Turnout 6,786 41.4
Labour gain from Labour Co-op Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Jean Merriton.

1986-1990[edit]

Lancaster Gate by-election, 14 April 1988[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon H. Milton 1,209
Labour Francis M. Prideaux 443
Liberal Democrat Veronica M. Chamberlain 185
Majority 766
Turnout 4,546 40.5
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Peter J. Hartley.

Victoria by-election, 17 November 1988[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David J. Harvey 779
Labour Martin H. Garside 507
Liberal Democrat Caroline F. Shorten 207
Social Democrat Peter F. Sire 53
Majority 272
Turnout 4,061 38.1
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Rachel E. Whittaker.

Lancaster Gate by-election, 26 October 1989[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Olga Polizzi 826
Labour Francis M. Prideaux 301
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Pettit 81
Green Annie Harris 66
Social Democrat Andrew R. Belt 48
Majority 525
Turnout 4,629 28.6
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Patricia M. Kirwan.

1990-1994[edit]

Regent's Park by-election, 21 March 1991[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William A. Wells 1,569 74.8
Labour Mrs. Barbara J. Grahame 529 25.2
Majority 1,040
Turnout 5,767 36.6
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Barry C. Legg.

Hyde Park by-election, 25 March 1993[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edmund A. Lazarus 870 67.9
Labour Robert V. Ashdown 309 24.1
Liberal Democrat Miss Zöe P. Goldstein 103 8.0
Majority 561
Turnout 4,349 29.6
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Shirley Porter.

Harrow Road by-election, 6 May 1993[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. Jacqueline M. Rosenberg 1,639 73.3
Conservative Timothy M. Joiner 598 26.7
Majority 1,041
Turnout 6,390 35.2
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Joseph Glickman.

Millbank by-election, 28 October 1993[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon J. Winters 1,286 57.6
Conservative Harry Haynes 722 32.4
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Margaret Lang 223 10.0
Majority 564
Turnout 5,631 39.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Hugh G. Garside.

1994-1998[edit]

Millbank by-election, 28 November 1996[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mair E. Garside 1,224 52.0
Conservative Timothy J. Mitchell 989 42.0
Liberal Democrat Robin C. Metzner 119 5.0
Natural Law Richard P. Johnson 18 1.0
Majority 235 10.0
Turnout 2,350 41.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Peter C. S. Bradley.

Queen's Park by-election, 16 October 1997[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul H. Dimoldenberg 974 77.5 +31.0
Conservative Harry Phibbs 227 18.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Herbert R. R. Hartwell 55 4.4 -1.6
Majority 747 59.4
Turnout 1,256 20.4
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Karen P. Buck.

Westbourne by-election, 16 October 1997[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew J. Whitley 906 72.0 +15.5
Conservative Clive L. Collins 284 22.6 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Morag G. Beattie 68 5.4 -7.2
Majority 622 49.4
Turnout 1,258 17.2
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Andrew H. Dismore.

1998-2002[edit]

Westbourne by-election, 10 June 1999[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon P. Stockill 1,139 61.6 +7.8
Conservative Iheoma E. U. Oteh 450 24.3 -3.0
Liberal Democrat David Hall-Matthews 261 14.1 +1.2
Majority 689 37.3
Turnout 1,850
Labour hold Swing

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

West End by-election, 24 June 1999[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glenys M. Roberts 520 65.5 +24.1
Labour Wing K. Ho 160 20.2 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Richard O'Brien 114 14.4 +2.7
Majority 360 45.3
Turnout 794 16.0
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Richard A. Stirling-Gibb.

Church Street by-election, 4 May 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony G. Mothersdale 1,159 56.1 -4.6
Conservative Martin A. Conway 642 31.1 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Anthony P. Williams 264 12.8 +1.9
Majority 517 25.0
Turnout 2,065 32.0
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ron M. Harley.

Harrow Road by-election, 4 May 2000 (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Guthrie K. McKie 1,448
Labour Josephine S. Ohene-Djan 1,333
Conservative Daniel P. Astaire 618
Conservative Richard H. W. N. Phibbs 516
Liberal Democrat Philip J. Wardle 228
Turnout 4,143 34.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignations of Cllrs. Jillian A. Selbourne and Gary P. Martin.

Regent's Park by-election, 5 April 2001[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel P. Astaire 499 64.6 -1.7
Labour Katharine M. Hoskyns 227 29.4 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Philip J. Wardle 46 6.0 -4.6
Majority 272 35.2
Turnout 772 12.0
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jonathan S. Djanogly.

2002-2006[edit]

Harrow Road by-election, 21 July 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth E. Bush 774 62.9 +10.3
Conservative Jasna Badzak 306 24.9 +6.4
Liberal Democrat Brian G. F. Mathew 150 12.2 -2.0
Majority 468 38.0
Turnout 1,230 16.0
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Josephine S. Ohene-Djan.

2006-2010[edit]

Abbey Road by-election, 3 May 2007[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lindsey J. B. Hall 1,334 65.2 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Mark D. Blackburn 355 17.3 +1.3
Labour Alon Or-Bach 280 13.7 -1.4
Independent Alberto M. Lidji 78 3.8 +3.8
Majority 979 47.9
Turnout 2,047
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Kevin A. Gardner.

Marylebone High Street by-election, 3 May 2007[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian D. Rowley 1,041 66.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Stuart A. Bonar 258 16.5 +1.2
Labour Dave Rowntree 222 14.2 -1.4
UKIP Colin R. Merton 40 2.6 +2.6
Majority 783 50.2
Turnout 1,561
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael G. Vearncombe.

Church Street by-election, 24 July 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mehfuz Ahmed 955 53.6 +24.5
Labour Dave Rowntree 652 36.6 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Martin A. Thompson 176 9.9 -1.3
Majority 303 17.0
Turnout 1,783 24.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Antony G. Mothersdale.

Lancaster Gate by-election, 23 October 2008[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Smith 805 60.3 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Sue Baring 325 24.3 +6.6
Labour Ahmed Hamid 205 15.4 -2.3
Majority 480 36.0
Turnout 1,335 15.9
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Simon H. Milton.

West End by-election, 8 October 2009[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Glanz 526 60.8 +10.3
Labour Damian Dewhirst 169 19.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gonzalez 108 12.5 -1.2
Green Tristan Smith 62 7.2 -6.4
Majority 357 41.3
Turnout 865 46.0
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ian G. Wilder.

Queen's Park by-election, 10 December 2009[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia McAllister 814 62.6 +10.2
Conservative Abdul Ahad 211 16.2 -13.7
Green Susanna Rustin 152 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Blackburn 123 9.5 -8.1
Majority 603 46.4
Turnout 1,300
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Mushtaq A. Qureshi.

2010-2014[edit]

Hyde Park by-election, 3 May 2012[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Antonia M. Cox 1448
Labour Jack Gordon 563
Green Mark J. Cridge 182
Liberal Democrat Martin Thompson 178
UKIP Richard, Earl of Bradford 96
Independent Ms. Abdulla A. J. Dharamsey 40
Turnout 33%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Colin Barrow.

Marylebone High Street by-election, 2 May 2013[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Bott 921
Labour Nik Slingsby 203
Fighting for Spaces for People Yael Saunders 184
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Hill 104
UKIP Paul Mercieca 96
Green Hugh Small 50
Turnout 23.1%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Harvey C. J. Marshall.

2014-2018[edit]

There have been no by-elections so far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Barnet, Camden and Westminster (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  2. ^ The City and London Borough Boundaries Order 1993
  3. ^ The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  4. ^ The North and Central London (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
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