2006 Lambeth Council election
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Lib
Leader Steve Reed Peter Truesdale
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader since September 2002 1998
Leader's seat Brixton Hill Bishop's
Last election 28 seats, 36.6% 28 seats, 33.3%
Seats won 39 17
Seat change Increase11 Decrease11
Popular vote 25,068 19,207
Percentage 35.4% 27.1%
Swing Decrease1.2% Decrease6.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Con
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Leader John Whelan Becca Thackray
Party Conservative Green
Leader since 1998 4 May 2006
Leader's seat Thurlow Park Herne Hill
Last election 7 seats, 16.2% 0 seats, 11.5%
Seats won 6 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 12,271 11,311
Percentage 17.3% 16.0%
Swing Increase1.1% Increase4.5%

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Map of the results of the 2006 Lambeth council election. Conservatives in blue, Greens in green, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Leader of Largest Party before election

Peter Truesdale
Liberal Democrats

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

Steve Reed
Labour

Elections to Lambeth London Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. The whole council was up for election with no boundary changes since the last election in 2002. The Labour party gained control of the council, replacing the Liberal Democrat and Conservative coalition that had run the council since the previous election.

The election was notable for the Labour Party managing to win control of the borough despite a marginal fall in its overall percentage share of the vote. Labour taking Lambeth was also against the trend of the 2006 local election body elections which saw Labour lose control of 18 councils with a loss of 319 councillors.

Also significant was the election of Lambeth's first Green Party councillor, one of many gains for the Party across London. The Green Party took 16% of the vote across the borough.

Election result

Lambeth Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 39 12 1 11 61.9 35.4 25,068 -1.2
  Liberal Democrats 17 0 11 -11 27.0 27.1 19,207 -6.2
  Conservative 6 0 1 -1 9.5 17.3 12,271 +1.1
  Green 1 1 0 1 1.6 16.0 11,311 +4.5
  Local Education Action by Parents 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 1,908 N/A
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 1,055 +0.7
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 287 N/A
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 112 +0.1
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 108 N/A
  Socialist (GB) 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 62 N/A

Ward results

* - Existing Councillor seeking re-election.

Bishop's

Bishop's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Truesdale * 1,090 43.7
Liberal Democrats Diana Braithwaite 1,020
Liberal Democrats Gavin Dodsworth 869
Labour Richard Bridge 485 19.4
Labour Rodney Reid 427
Labour Kevin Craig 399
Green James Wallace 381 15.3
Conservative Carl Gibson 289 11.6
Conservative Jeremy Fox 285
Local Education Action by Parents Christine Holt 249 10.0
Conservative Gareth Streeter 236
Total votes 5,730
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brixton Hill

Brixton Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Reed * 1,354 45.3
Labour Betty Evans-Jacas 1,213
Labour Florence Nosegbe 1,206
Green Roger Baker 714 23.9
Green Thomas Law 596
Green Amrit Chanion 559
Liberal Democrats Elsie Binder 534 17.9
Liberal Democrats Duncan Brack 469
Liberal Democrats Alexander Davies 406
Conservative Penelope Sinclair 389 13.0
Conservative John Taylor 351
Conservative Barbara Windbourne 329
Total votes 8,120
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clapham Common

Clapham Common (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Ling * 990 30.3
Liberal Democrats Darren Sanders * 964 29.5
Liberal Democrats Angela Meander * 914
Liberal Democrats Heather Sherratt 880
Conservative Steven Jones 872 26.7
Conservative Lloyd Milton 846
Conservative Alistair Hamilton 840
Labour David Walker 826
Labour Brian Witington 800
Green Timothy Beaumont 438 13.4
Green Zana Dean 370
Total votes 8,740
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Clapham Town

Clapham Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen O'Malley * 1,535 39.9
Labour Nigel Haselden 1,417
Labour Christopher Wellbelove 1,293
Conservative Bernard Gentry * 1,230 32.0
Conservative Glyn Chambers 1,121
Conservative Kelly Maimon 1,121
Green Albere Hanna 534 13.9
Liberal Democrats Gloria Gomez 484 12.6
Liberal Democrats Roger Stewart 379
Liberal Democrats Thomas Snagge 308
Socialist (GB) Daniel Lambert 62 1.6
Socialist (GB) James Martin 39
Socialist (GB) John Lee 38
Total votes 9,561
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Coldharbour

Coldharbour (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donatus Anyanwu * 1,299 55.5
Labour Rachel Heywood 1,272
Labour Sharon Malley 1,187
Green Elkin Atwell 486 20.8
Green Rachel Braverman 471
Green Timothy Summers 400
Liberal Democrats Robert Blackie 304 13.0
Liberal Democrats Sandra Lawman 279
Conservative Simon Barrie 250 10.7
Conservative Smarajit Roy 242
Conservative Marcus Booth 222
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Bowring 216
Total votes 6,628
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ferndale

Ferndale (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul McGlone * 1,332 47.9
Labour Sally Prentice * 1,282
Labour Neil Sabharwal 1,205
Liberal Democrats Lena Smith 572 20.6
Liberal Democrats Mirza Basic 559
Liberal Democrats Marcus Mayers 535
Green Philip Georgiou 507 18.2
Conservative Helen Gentry 371 13.3
Conservative David Farley 343
Conservative Rosemary Morales 331
Total votes 7,037
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gipsy Hill

Gipsy Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Suzanne Poole 1,402 40.4
Conservative Andrew Gibson 1,352
Conservative Graham Pycock 1,283
Labour Carol Boucher 915 26.4
Labour Daniel Lawuyi 838
Labour Bill Watling 790
Green Graham Jones 631 18.2
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Baines 521 15.0
Liberal Democrats Philip Shoesmith 408
Liberal Democrats Clive Parry 368
Total votes 8,508
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Herne Hill

Herne Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Becca Thackray 1,359 37.3
Labour Kirsty McHugh * 1,343 36.9
Labour Jim Dickson * 1,314
Green Shane Collins 1,298
Labour Peter O'Connell * 1,205
Green George Graham 1,151
Conservative Timothy Ayres 571 15.7
Conservative Charles Holroyd 562
Conservative Jessica Lee 497
Liberal Democrats Malgorzata Baker 371 10.2
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Baines 353
Liberal Democrats Charlotte Parry 341
Total votes 10,365
Green gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Knight's Hill

Knight's Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Meldrum 1,358 37.9
Labour David Malone 1,352
Labour Daniel Fitzpatrick 1,349
Liberal Democrats Geraldine Evans * 1,273 35.6
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Baker * 1,218
Liberal Democrats Saleha Jaffer 1,116
Green Joseph Healy 514 14.4
Conservative Nicholas van der Borgh 435 12.2
Conservative Sheila Calder 426
Conservative Jane Hill 417
Total votes 9,458
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Larkhall

Larkhall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Robbins 1,341 49.0
Labour Christiana Valcarcel 1,279
Labour Neeraj Patil 1,263
Liberal Democrats Roy Jenkins 476 17.4
Conservative Nicholas Maud 463 16.9
Liberal Democrats Laura Morland 459
Liberal Democrats Christopher Whitehouse 459
Green Helen Fensterheim 458 16.7
Conservative Charles Pender 440
Conservative William Trelawny 415
Green Noah Rutter 346
Total votes 7,399
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Oval

Oval (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Banks 1,193 37.1
Liberal Democrats Faye Gray 1,044
Liberal Democrats Andrew Sawdon * 1,027
Labour Andy Harrop 841 26.1
Labour Luke Herbert 792
Labour David Pritchard-Jones 697
Green Carlos Coke 471 14.6
Conservative Magnus Goodland 423 13.1
Conservative David Haigh 364
Conservative Sunil Tailor 340
Green Peter Krakowiak 323
Local Education Action by Parents Ruby Millington 183 5.7
English Democrat Janus Polenceus 108 3.4
Total votes 7,806
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Prince's

Prince's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lorna Campbell 1,586 43.0
Labour Samuel Townend 1,575
Labour Stephen Morgan 1,546
Liberal Democrats Rita Fitzgerald 901 24.4
Liberal Democrats Keith Fitchett * 827
Liberal Democrats Charles Anglin * 676
Conservative Liam Campbell 556 15.1
Conservative Richard Hyslop 505
Green Paul Steedman 495 13.4
Conservative Nicholas Gibbon 476
Local Education Action by Parents Eugenia Rattigan 153 4.1
Local Education Action by Parents Andrew Amos 137
Total votes 9,433
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

St Leonard's

St Leonard's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clive Bennett * 1,454 41.8
Liberal Democrats Brian Palmer * 1,373
Liberal Democrats Roger Giess * 1,187
Labour Robert Hill 615 17.7
Labour Catherine Harvey 604
Green Rebecca Findlay 564 16.2
Labour Richard Payne 502
Conservative Wendy Newall 435 12.5
Conservative John Bellak 420
Local Education Action by Parents Michelle Singleton 409 11.8
Conservative Stephen McMenamin 398
Total votes 7,961
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stockwell

Stockwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bowyer * 1,565 39.3
Labour Pav Akhtar 1,552
Labour Imogen Walker 1,513
Liberal Democrats Anthony Bottrall * 1,321 33.1
Liberal Democrats Polly MacKenzie 1,012
Liberal Democrats David Hayes 1,010
Green Thomas Tibbits 443 11.1
Conservative Sarah Barr 416 10.4
Conservative Elizabeth Gibson 365
Conservative Robert McMillan 331
Local Education Action by Parents Tracey Fevrier 241 6.0
Total votes 9,769
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Streatham Hill

Streatham Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats June Fewtrell * 1,367 34.2
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Clyne * 1,248
Liberal Democrats Ashley Lumsden * 1,183
Labour Brian Cowie 781 19.5
Labour Alex Ekumah 739
Labour Nancy Platts 717
Green David Ince 573 14.3
Independent Nazim Ali 540 13.5
Independent Christopher Baron 515
Conservative Peter Younghusband 411 10.3
Conservative Susan Smith 389
Conservative Titus Lucas 355
Local Education Action by Parents Dorcas Rogers 323 8.1
Total votes 9,141
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Streatham South

Streatham South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Bennett * 1,725 43.1
Labour Dave Malley * 1,688
Labour John Kazantzis * 1,632
Liberal Democrats Ahmad Ali 1,483 37.0
Liberal Democrats Karen Davies 1,358
Liberal Democrats Matthew Bryant 1,244
Conservative Stuart Goodey 453 11.3
Conservative Carolena Ludwig 376
Conservative Christopher Sinclair 369
Green Anne Kenner 343 8.6
Total votes 10,671
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Streatham Wells

Streatham Wells (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julian Heather * 1,484 48.0
Liberal Democrats Sheila Clarke * 1,449
Liberal Democrats Daphne Marchant 1,360
Labour Andrew Fisher 732 23.7
Labour Maxine James 725
Labour Clair Wilcox 666
Green Hannah Rowlands 513 16.6
Conservative Lisabeth Liell 365 11.8
Conservative Richard Liell 342
Conservative Margaret Molloy 332
Total votes 7,968
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Thornton

Thornton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lib Peck * 1,494 42.2
Labour Diana Morris 1,445
Labour Michael Hipwell 1,354
Liberal Democrats John Pindar * 1,094 30.9
Liberal Democrats James Sparling 946
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Whitehead 925
Conservative Joy Jackson 480 13.6
Green Adrian Audsley 470 13.3
Conservative Vernon de Maynard 462
Conservative Philippa Stone 457
Green Charles Evans 372
Green Louise Wakefield 363
Total votes 9,862
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Thurlow Park

Thurlow Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clare Whelan * 1,738 40.9
Conservative John Whelan * 1,680
Conservative Irene Kimm * 1,460
Labour Sharon Erdman 762 17.9
Green Sheila Freeman 699 16.4
Labour Matthew Parr 667
Liberal Democrats Alan Beadnall 593 13.9
Labour Paul Teverson 558
Liberal Democrats Anton Baker 486
Liberal Democrats Andrew Thurburn 420
Local Education Action by Parents Stela Gildea 350 8.2
UKIP Robin Lambert 112 2.6
Total votes 9,525
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Tulse Hill

Tulse Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marcia Cameron 1,589 49.0
Labour Toren Smith * 1,528
Labour Adedamola Aminu 1,514
Green Bernard Atwell 718 22.1
Liberal Democrats James Lucas 582 18.0
Liberal Democrats Robert McConnell 432
Liberal Democrats Nick Perry 374
Conservative Josephine Lomax 353 10.9
Conservative Edna Richards 309
Conservative Roger Lomax 306
Total votes 7,705
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Vassall

Vassall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kingsley Abrams 1,426 44.2
Labour Liz Atkinson * 1,421
Labour Alex McKenna * 1,305
Liberal Democrats Adeline Aina 1,146 35.5
Liberal Democrats Steve Bradley 1,092
Liberal Democrats Ernest Baidoo-Mitchell 1,044
Conservative Stuart Barr 369 11.4
Conservative Deborah Thomas 360
Conservative Judith Collier 341
Respect Stephen Hack 287 8.9
Respect Abdul Chowdhury 257
Respect Aboubakar Sako 234
Total votes 9,282
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing