22 May 2014 Local Election Results - Focus on London
The results of last week's local elections has resulted in a more Labour dominated political map for London, as well as the rest of England.
In London, this will have the greatest impact on development and planning in the eight boroughs in which the political control has shifted.
Results from 160 out of 161 local authorities in England:
- Labour fared the best, gaining 338 seats and 6 Councils, giving them control over 82 Councils, exactly double that of the Conservatives;
- UKIP gained 161 seats but still do not have control over any councils;
- The Green Party gained 18 seats, Independent Candidates gained 15 seats and Residents Associations gained 14 seats, but none control Councils.
- The Lib Dems lost the greatest number of seats, 310, but only two Councils, meaning they have control over 6 Councils now;
- The Conservatives lost 230 seats and the highest number of Councils, 11, meaning they have control of 41 Councils, exactly half that of Labour.
- The Liberals lost two seats, the BNP lost a seat, as did Respect, and the Independent Community and Heath Concern Party lost two seats.
Focus on London:
RESULT: Majority of boroughs (20) under majority Labour Control.
Source: ALLIANCE PLANNING
Source: LONDON COUNCILS
Control shifts in London Councils
There have been eight shifts (including Tower Hamlets) in party control across London Councils.
Five of these shifts result in Labour Control and three represent Conservative losses.
|Croydon||Conservative – Labour|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||Conservative – Labour|
|Harrow||No Control - Labour|
|Havering||Conservative - No Control|
|Kingston Upon Thames||Lib Dem – Conservative|
|Merton||No Control - Labour|
|Redbridge||No Control – Labour|
|Tower Hamlets||Labour – No Overall Control (at present)|
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