2002 London local elections
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All 1,861 on all 32 London boroughs
Turnout31.8% (Decrease3.0%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Toby Harris
Eric Ollerenshaw
Graham Tope
Leader Toby Harris Eric Ollerenshaw Graham Tope
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Popular vote 586,290 587,161 353,833
Percentage 34.1% 34.1% 20.6%
Swing Decrease6.6% Increase2.1% Decrease0.2%
Councils 15 8 3
Councils +/– Decrease3 Increase4 Increase1
Councillors 866 654 307
Councillors +/– Decrease184 Increase116 Increase6

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Results by Borough in 2002.

Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 2 May 2002. Ward changes took place in every borough, following a series of reviews and 32 statutory instruments which reduced the total number of councillors by 56 from 1,917 to 1,861.

All London borough council seats were up for election. The London Conservatives narrowly won the popular vote across the city by a margin of 871 votes, increased their number of councillors by 115 and won control of 4 more councils. However, London Labour won a plurality of council seats (866) and councils (15), though this was a decline from the 1,050 councillors and 18 councils they had won in 1998. It was the first time ever that a political party had won the most seats and councils in a London borough election whilst losing the London-wide popular vote.

In Hackney there was also a mayoral referendum vote.

Results summary

Party[1] Votes won % votes Change Seats % seats Change Councils Change
Conservative 587,161 34.1 +2.1 654 35.1 +116 8 +4
Labour 586,290 34.1 -6.6 866 46.5 -184 15 -3
Liberal Democrats 353,833 20.6 -0.2 307 16.5 +6 3 +1
Green 95,394 5.5 +2.6 1 0.1 -1 0 ±0
Others 97,938 5.7 +2.1 33 1.8 +7 0 ±0
No overall control n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 -2

Council results

Council Previous control Result Details
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour Details
Barnet No overall control Conservative Details
Bexley Conservative Labour Details
Brent Labour Labour Details
Bromley No overall control Conservative Details
Camden Labour Labour Details
Croydon Labour Labour Details
Ealing Labour Labour Details
Enfield Labour Conservative Details
Greenwich Labour Labour Details
Hackney No overall control Labour Details
Hammersmith and Fulham Labour Labour Details
Haringey Labour Labour Details
Harrow Labour No overall control Details
Havering No overall control No overall control Details
Hillingdon No overall control No overall control Details
Hounslow Labour Labour Details
Islington No overall control Liberal Democrats Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Details
Kingston upon Thames No overall control Liberal Democrats Details
Lambeth Labour No overall control Details
Lewisham Labour Labour Details
Merton Labour Labour Details
Newham Labour Labour Details
Redbridge No overall control Conservative Details
Richmond upon Thames Liberal Democrats Conservative Details
Southwark Labour No overall control Details
Sutton Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour Details
Waltham Forest Labour No overall control Details
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative Details

Overall councillor numbers

London local elections 2002[2][3]

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Gain/loss
  Labour 866 -184
  Conservative 654 +115
  Liberal Democrats 307 +6
  Havering Residents Association 12
  Chadwell Heath Residents Association 4
  Merton Park Ward Residents Association 3
  Rainham & Wennington Independent Residents Group 3
  South Hornchurch Independent Residents Group 3
  Community Group 3
  A future for Brentford FC in your Community 1
  CPA 1
  Green 1
  Local Education Action by Parents 1
  Socialist Alternative 1

Ward result maps

London-wide

The map below shows the results for each ward across the whole of Greater London.

2002 London local elections results map

By borough

References

  1. ^ "Year Tables". electionscentre.co.uk. 19 December 2015. Archived from the original on 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Minors, Michael; Grenham, Dennis. "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). files.datapress.com. Greater London Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016.
  3. ^ "2002 results". London Councils. Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.