2006 Brent London Borough Council election
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All 63 seats to Brent London Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative
Last election 9 seats, 16.9% 35 seats, 42.5% 16 seats, 32.2%
Seats won 27 21 15
Seat change Increase18 Decrease14 Decrease1
Popular vote 20,744 25,681 20,410
Percentage 27.8% 34.4% 27.3%
Swing Increase10.9% Decrease8.1% Decrease4.9%

Brent London UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2006 Brent London Borough Council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2006 Brent London Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Brent London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour Party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Background

Since the last election in 2002, a Conservative councillor, Carol Shaw of Brondesbury Park ward, had defected to the Liberal Democrats,[2] while in April 2006, Labour councillor, Jonathan Davies of Queen's Park ward; also joined the Liberal Democrats.[3] In the Brent area, the Liberal Democrats had also gained the parliamentary seat of Brent East from Labour at a 2003 by-election and held the seat at the 2005 general election.[4][5] The defections meant that before the election Labour had 34 seats on the council, compared to 15 for the Conservatives and 11 for the Liberal Democrats.[1]

Election result

The Liberal Democrats gained 18 seats to leave no party with a majority on the council, but the Liberal Democrats became the largest party with 27 councillors.[6][7] The Liberal Democrat gains were mainly at the expense of Labour,[6] who suffered a net loss of 14 seats.[8]

Following the election a coalition between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives took control of the council, with Liberal Democrat Paul Lorber becoming the leader of the council and Conservative Bob Blackman deputy leader.[9]

Brent local election result 2006[10]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 -14 33.3 34.4 25,681 -8.1
  Liberal Democrats 27 +18 42.9 27.8 20,744 +10.9
  Conservative 15 -1 23.8 27.3 20,410 -4.9
  Green 0 0 0 9.1 6,820 +3.1
  Independent 0 0 0 0.7 537 n/a
  Respect 0 0 0 0.6 463 n/a

Ward results

Alperton (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Daniel Brown 1,624
Liberal Democrats Chunilal Chavda 1,560
Liberal Democrats James Allie 1,481
Labour Benjamin Ogunro 1,061
Labour Leon Turini 1,033
Conservative Jaydutt Desai 790
Conservative Ramnik Parmar 699
Conservative Shailesh Shukla 645
Green Ali Jazerli 151
Turnout 9,044 41 +4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Barnhill (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James O'Sullivan 1,622
Conservative Suresh Kansagra 1,460
Conservative Irwin Colle 1,435
Labour Judith Beckham 1,012
Labour Shafique Choudhary 872
Labour Peter Coghill 851
Liberal Democrats Shashi Makhija 386
Liberal Democrats Simon Marcos 386
Liberal Democrats Brenda Shuttleworth 377
Green Aatif Nawaz 374
Turnout 8,775 33 +0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Brondesbury Park (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Carol Shaw 1,554
Liberal Democrats Mark Cummins 1,249
Liberal Democrats Rob Pagnamenta 1,075
Conservative William Duffin 710
Conservative Joan Padro 663
Conservative John Warren 647
Labour Steven Mitchell 517
Labour Robert Dignan 494
Green Simon Collins 460
Labour John Iloba 445
Independent Maurice Morris 197
Independent Michael Fedonos 194
Turnout 8,205 40 +11
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Dollis Hill (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lena Ahmed 1,177
Liberal Democrats Alec Castle 1,079
Labour Ralph Fox 1,052
Liberal Democrats Richard Sisson 1,042
Liberal Democrats Haththimuni De Silva 1,021
Labour Abdul Sattar-Butt 1,007
Conservative Manubhai Makwana 727
Conservative Annesley Abercorn 720
Conservative Brian Cattell 693
Green Rosie Leventon 187
Turnout 8,705 39 +9
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Dudden Hill (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Clues 1,460
Liberal Democrats Pawan Gupta 1,277
Liberal Democrats Chunilal Hirani 1,195
Labour Mohammad Choudry 1,163
Labour Patricia Harrison 1,099
Labour Michael Lyon 1,017
Conservative Mohammed Alghoul 579
Conservative Jason McKee 551
Conservative Manal Elfeitury 527
Green Clare Homer 381
Turnout 9,249 38 +10
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Fryent (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Crane 1,605
Labour James Moher 1,589
Labour Ruth Moher 1,533
Conservative Jane McClay 1,320
Conservative Christie Fernandes 1,265
Conservative Sean Fear 1,233
Liberal Democrats Sakina Akhter 459
Liberal Democrats Rita Lyons 415
Liberal Democrats Henry Wright 369
Green Brian Orr 240
Turnout 10,028 41 +9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Harlesden (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lincoln Beswick 1,410
Labour Janice Long 1,270
Labour David Coughlin 1,244
Liberal Democrats Christopher Anderson 470
Respect Albert Harriott 463
Liberal Democrats Leslie Lewis 410
Conservative Natalie Colwill 334
Liberal Democrats Andrew Scott 326
Green Cecilia Litvinoff 321
Conservative Sumitra Mistry 271
Conservative Smart Owaka 254
Turnout 6,773 27 +5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kensal Green (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bertha Joseph 1,331
Labour James Powney 1,169
Labour Bobby Thomas 1,108
Liberal Democrats Felicity Hunt 671
Liberal Democrats Penelope Lowcock 583
Green Michael Collins 573
Liberal Democrats Carmel O'Dwyer 555
Green Philip Dymond 473
Conservative Valerie Jennings-Trott 356
Conservative Rosaline Owaka 326
Conservative Nagin Parmar 298
Turnout 7,443 30 +7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kenton (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reg Colwill 1,944
Conservative Uma Fernandes 1,891
Conservative Arthur Steel 1,828
Labour Robert Freedman 1,043
Labour Mary Mears 976
Labour Eugene Sedze 779
Liberal Democrats Jagdish Patel 526
Liberal Democrats Eileen Barker 483
Liberal Democrats Deborah Sutherland 369
Green Gareth Moors 276
Turnout 10,115 40 +5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Kilburn (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Dunn 1,440
Labour Mary Arnold 1,369
Liberal Democrats Derek Jackson 1,175
Liberal Democrats Hugh Lawson-Tancred 1,156
Labour Noel Thompson 976
Green John McCooke 532
Green Peter Murry 365
Conservative Charles Garner 364
Conservative Cormach Moore 303
Conservative Monica Roberts 303
Turnout 7,983 31 +10
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Mapesbury (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hayley Matthews 1,326 38.6
Liberal Democrats Chris Leaman 1,277 37.2
Liberal Democrats Sami Hashmi 1,016 29.6
Labour Ian Bellia 1,008 29.4
Conservative Kahlid Dar 966 28.1
Labour Rizwana Ali 881 25.7
Conservative Jack Sayers 861 25.1
Conservative Jennifer Brown 754 22.0
Labour Mohammad Zakriya 703 20.5
Green Daniel Scrimgeour 530 15.4
Turnout 3,432 36 +8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Northwick Park (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eddie Baker 1,564
Conservative Harihar Patel 1,451
Conservative John Detre 1,410
Labour Bhagwanji Chohan 939
Labour Lawrence Safir 784
Labour Mustapha Ishola-Jimoh 780
Liberal Democrats Toby Keynes 682
Liberal Democrats Jeetender Dass 629
Liberal Democrats Deven Shah 603
Green Michael O'Brien 267
Turnout 7,567 35 +3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Preston (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Blackman 2,010
Conservative Alan Mendoza 1,852
Conservative Harshadbhai Patel 1,830
Labour Mary Daly 1,014
Labour Robina Zakriya 880
Labour Karanodakasayi Dasa 850
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Bunce-Linsell 439
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Williamson 372
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Pincus 357
Green Jonathan Liddell 273
Turnout 9,877 37 +3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Queen's Park (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Emily Tancred 1,284
Liberal Democrats Jean Tullett 1,184
Liberal Democrats Will Motley 1,102
Labour Neil Nerva 1,059
Labour Reginald Freeson 1,055
Labour Helga Gladbaum 1,010
Green Ropert Degas 526
Conservative Gurmaj Dhillon 494
Conservative William Wearmouth 486
Green Shahrar Ali 462
Conservative Kwasi Kwarteng 461
Turnout 8,064 38 +13
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Queensbury (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kanta Mistry 2,169
Conservative Robert Dunwell 2,014
Conservative Atiq Malik 1,997
Labour Rameshchandra Patel 1,568
Labour Bill Dromey 1,551
Labour Sandra Kabir 1,516
Liberal Democrats John Lewis 426
Liberal Democrats Frank Raisin 369
Green Charles Bennett 284
Liberal Democrats Anthony Spitzel 276
Turnout 12,170 45 +9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stonebridge (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann John 1,644
Labour Dorman Long 1,523
Labour Colum Moloney 1,510
Conservative Ratna Kamdar 607
Conservative Harji Dobasia 591
Conservative Latlji Ladwa 518
Liberal Democrats Karen Brown 464
Liberal Democrats Diana Lewis 372
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Khan 306
Green Robert Davis 216
Independent Francis Downes 143
Turnout 7,894 28 +4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sudbury (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Lorber 1,600
Liberal Democrats Chandubhai Patel 1,528
Liberal Democrats Robert Wharton 1,327
Labour Wilhelmina Murray 1,079
Labour Mohammad Ahrar-ul Hodo 1,074
Labour Kanapathipillai Naheerathan 1,032
Conservative Milan Kamdar 756
Conservative Narendra Kotecha 744
Conservative Patrick Garten 737
Green Benjamin Vanstone 211
Turnout 10,088 39 +1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tokyngton (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Muhammed Butt 1,292
Liberal Democrats Peter Corcoran 1,287
Labour Joyce Bacchus 1,259
Conservative Nicola Blackman 1,247
Labour Jan Etienne 1,209
Liberal Democrats Fabiola Marini 1,184
Conservative Bhikubhai Patel 1,146
Liberal Democrats Uday Pandya 1,113
Conservative Miranda Colwill 1,063
Green David Powell 169
Turnout 10,969 47 +13
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Welsh Harp (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Farrell 1,598
Labour Harbhajan Singh 1,500
Labour Francis Eniola 1,494
Conservative Nigel Fletcher 1,137
Conservative Dineshkumar Mistry 1,116
Conservative Richard Lacey 1,090
Liberal Democrats Diana Ayres 537
Liberal Democrats Freda Raingold 427
Liberal Democrats Ulla Thiessen 345
Green Ruth Breznay 268
Turnout 9,512 40 +6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Wembley Central (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vijaykumar Singh 1,824
Liberal Democrats Valerie Brown 1,730
Liberal Democrats Daniel Bessong 1,709
Labour Dhirajlal Kataria 1,619
Labour Navaratnam Paramakumaran 1,443
Labour Zaffar Van Kalwala 1,420
Conservative Arun Bhundia 480
Conservative Shaheen Butt 458
Conservative Michael Marklew 383
Green Harem Jaff 185
Turnout 11,251 46 +6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Willesden Green (3 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gavin Sneddon 1,206 44.7
Liberal Democrats Mohammad Anwar 1,178 43.6
Labour Lesley Jones 1,108 41.1
Liberal Democrats Afifa Pervez 1,080 40.0
Labour Gabrielle Kagan 992 36.8
Labour Ahmad Shahzad 977 36.2
Green Simone Aspis 396 14.7
Conservative Sylvia Drab 234 8.7
Conservative Brian Simmonds 233 8.6
Conservative Claire Jakobsson 231 8.6
Turnout 2,699 33 +11
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

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