2006 Waltham Forest London Borough Council election
← 2002 4 May 2006 2010 →

All 60 seats to Waltham Forest London Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Clyde Loakes Keith Rayner Geoffrey Walker
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader's seat Leytonstone Cann Hall Hatch Lane
Last election 29 seats, 34.9% 13 seats, 29.9% 18 seats, 26.4%
Seats before 27 15 18
Seats won 26 19 15
Seat change Decrease1 Increase4 Decrease3
Percentage 33.8% 33.8% 27.7 %

Waltham Forest London UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2006 Waltham Forest council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

The Waltham Forest Council elections, were held on 4 May 2006 in Waltham Forest, England. The whole council was up for election for the first time since the 2002 election.

Waltham Forest local elections are held every four years, with the next due in 2010.

Following the elections, a coalition agreement was formed between Labour and the Liberal Democrats. [1]

Eligibility

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 4 May 2006 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[2] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[3]

Composition before election

Elected in 2002 Before election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 29 Labour 27
Conservative 18 Conservative 18
Liberal Democrats 13 Liberal Democrats 15

Election result

Waltham Forest Local Election Result 2006[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 26 2 5 -3 43.3 33.8 57,959
  Liberal Democrats 19 8 2 +6 31.7 32.4 55,628
  Conservative 15 0 3 -3 24.0 27.7 46,981
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 4.7 8,094
  Respect 0 0 0 Steady 1.0 1,775
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.3 509
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.2 270
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 Steady 0.1 245
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.1 178

Results by ward

The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 2002 elections, not taking into account any mid-term by-elections or party defections.

Cann Hall
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Liz Phillips 1,345
Liberal Democrats Keith Rayner 1,338
Liberal Democrats Laura Sheppard 1,197
Labour Shah Ahmed 1,003
Labour Victoria Baffour-Awuah 975
Labour Richard Devaney 914
Green Pat Howie 337
Conservative Paul Canal 247
Conservative Kathleen Gosling 201
Conservative Mary Neilson-Hansen 200
Turnout 34.5%
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Cathall
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Milton Martin 1,117
Labour Shameem Highfield 1,072
Labour Terence Wheeler 982
Liberal Democrats Michael Hunt 955
Liberal Democrats Shahid Majid 940
Liberal Democrats Clyde Kitson 933
Green Maureen Measure 270
Conservative Graham Millington 178
Conservative Cajetan Iwunze 159
Conservative Pamela Jovcic 147
Independent Joan Devine 93
Independent Andrew Butler 85
Turnout 34.0%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold
Chapel End
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Bob Belam 1,653
Liberal Democrats Bob Carey 1,537
Liberal Democrats John Macklin 1,420
Labour David Blunt 663
Labour Stephen Terry 632
Labour Sabha Akhtar 616
Conservative Brian Clarke 459
Conservative Josephine Gatward 429
Green Richard Burkett 419
Conservative John Phelan 373
Turnout 35.7%
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Chingford Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Derek Arnold 2,288
Conservative Michael Lewis 2,279
Conservative Graham Sinclair 2,199
Liberal Democrats Keith Wendon 622
Liberal Democrats Joan Carder 605
Liberal Democrats Ian Paterson 573
Labour Farah Beg 359
Labour William Bayliss 357
Labour Jeffrey Blay 345
Turnout 43.0%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Endlebury
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Herrington 2,227
Conservative Mladen Jovcic 2,063
Conservative Matthew Davis 2,056
Labour Kenneth Kennedy 425
Green Joan Allen 398
Liberal Democrats Edward Carder 351
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Mudie 350
Liberal Democrats Violet Wells 345
Labour Miles Washbrook 329
Labour Frances Manjra 322
Turnout 40.4%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Forest
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Farooq Qureshi 1,505
Liberal Democrats Imran Abrahim 1,490
Labour Faiz Yunis 1,289
Liberal Democrats Murle Mitchell 1,268
Labour Kabal Singh Dhillon 1,159
Labour Gerry Lyons 1,029
Green Rosalind Bedlow 534
Conservative Jean Farmer 508
Conservative Sean Phillips 414
Conservative Nial Finlayson 399
Turnout 41.5%
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Labour hold
Grove Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tarsem Singh Bhogal 1,517
Labour Chris Robbins 1,430
Labour Anna Mbachu 1,356
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Sullivan 1,286
Liberal Democrats Neal Chubb 1,173
Liberal Democrats Paul Olford 1,171
Green William Measure 480
Conservative Nicola Devlin 270
Conservative Alan Gough 265
Conservative Derek Pryor 235
Turnout 38.4%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Hale End and Highams Park
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats John Beanse 1,617
Liberal Democrats Noel Penstone 1,462
Liberal Democrats Sheila Smith-Pryor 1,453
Conservative Lesley Finlayson 1,434
Conservative Andrew Hemsted 1,363
Conservative Julien Foster 1,346
Labour Noel Hayes 437
Labour Ann Molyneux 404
Green Sallie Poppleton 367
Labour Martyn Bellamy 327
Turnout 46.6%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative
Hatch Lane
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Marion Fitzgerald 1,651
Conservative Geoffrey Walker 1,548
Conservative Laurie Braham 1,478
Labour Martin Dore 529
Labour Sheila Dore 526
BNP John Pearce 509
Labour Shaheen Rafique 406
Liberal Democrats Marc Jones 404
Green Robert Tatam 380
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Dauncey 360
Liberal Democrats Jane Morgan 337
Turnout 37.8%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
High Street
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Liaquat Ali 1,472
Liberal Democrats Johar Khan 1,468
Liberal Democrats James O'Rourke 1,453
Liberal Democrats Dave Raval 1,372
Labour Diana Murray 1,349
Labour Narinder Matharoo 1,224
Green Denethor House 604
Conservative Edward Stacey 309
Conservative John Moss 269
Conservative Rachel Wedderburn 268
Socialist Alternative Claire Buddle 245
Turnout 43.1%
Labour hold
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Higham Hill
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Sean Meiszner 1,303
Liberal Democrats Peter Woollcott 1,271
Liberal Democrats Patrick Smith 1,188
Labour Karen Bellamy 1,031
Labour Marcia Douet 883
Labour Peter Woodrow 859
Green Liam Kerr 327
Conservative Jemma Hemsted 309
Conservative Ayhan Kizil 258
Conservative Gerald King 214
Turnout 34.7%
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Hoe Street
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Naz Sarkar 1,351
Labour Saima Mahmud 1,314
Labour Eric Sizer 1,286
Green Stephen Lambert 785
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Tidmarsh 605
Liberal Democrats Daniel Pond 592
Conservative Sophia Khan 530
Conservative Tara Draper-Stumm 475
Conservative Timothy Croot 469
Liberal Democrats Richard Tidmarsh 399
Turnout 34.7%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold
Larkswood
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Nicholas Buckmaster 1,653
Conservative John Walter 1,651
Conservative Eric Williams 1,545
Labour Carolyn Brown 476
Labour Anne Garrett 465
Labour John Brown 461
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Wenden 358
Liberal Democrats Graham Woolnough 345
Green Bridget Kerr 294
Liberal Democrats Khizar Khan-Lodhi 290
UKIP Robert Brock 270
Turnout 34.5%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Lea Bridge
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Masood Ahmad 1,375
Labour Elizabeth Davies 1,327
Labour Afzal Akram 1,240
Liberal Democrats Nasar Malik 517
Liberal Democrats Maureen Lake 509
Liberal Democrats Frederick Lake 471
Conservative Barbara Miller 451
Green Elen Miles 429
Conservative Mahmood Noman 360
Conservative Ilkay Halabi 320
Turnout 27.1%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold
Leyton
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Naheed Qureshi 1,443
Labour Miranda Grell 1,427
Liberal Democrats Bob Sullivan 1,424
Liberal Democrats Barry Smith 1,399
Labour Simon Wright 1,245
Labour Nicholas Russell 1,242
Green Helen Griffith 253
Conservative Paul Braham 216
Conservative Anne Pryor 176
Conservative Colette Gosling 167
Turnout 37.6%
Liberal Democrats hold
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Liberal Democrats hold
Leytonstone
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Marie Pye 1,431
Labour Clyde Loakes 1,352
Labour Jenny Gray 1,274
Liberal Democrats Nazir Butt 811
Liberal Democrats Mahmood Faiz 802
Liberal Democrats Marie Valery 710
Green Mark Dawes 594
Conservative Helen Johnson 389
Respect Peter Ashan 387
Respect Caroline Coleman 384
Conservative Raymond Luker 370
Conservative Roderick Milroy 338
Turnout 38.8%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold
Markhouse
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Margaret Broadley 1,227
Labour Asim Mahmood 1,199
Labour Mohammad Asghar 1,174
Liberal Democrats Javed Azam 740
Liberal Democrats Munir Hussain 687
Liberal Democrats Frank Blewett 686
Green Judith Stubbings 570
Respect Mahtab Aziz 533
Respect Carole Vincent 471
Conservative Roger Hemsted 442
Conservative Bilal Mahmood 351
Conservative Eylem Kizil 336
Turnout 36.3%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold
Valley
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Gover 1,710
Conservative Alan Siggers 1,638
Conservative Laurance Wedderburn 1,539
Liberal Democrats Henry Boyle 608
Labour Sivakumar Chelliah 546
Liberal Democrats Mohammad Malik 540
Labour Aktar Beg 526
Liberal Democrats Shahnaz Rashid 476
Labour Crispin St Hill 457
Turnout 37.1%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
William Morris
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Geraldine Reardon 1,421
Labour Adam Gladstone 1,409
Liberal Democrats Bob Wheatley 1,288
Labour Khevyn Limbajee 1,253
Liberal Democrats Mohammad Diwan 1,217
Liberal Democrats Simon Jones 1,144
Green Alexandra Rowe 496
Conservative Emily Garrett 322
Conservative Ian Drury 319
Conservative Tim James 293
Turnout 40.4%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Wood Street
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Angela Bean 1,471
Labour Peter Barnett 1,383
Labour Richard Sweden 1,289
Conservative Laura McManus-Andrea 999
Conservative Halil Halabi 953
Conservative Aleksander Mazalon 926
Liberal Democrats Peter Hatton 671
Liberal Democrats Mazhar Iqbal 593
Liberal Democrats Mohammad Khan 558
Green Christine Olende 557
Turnout 40.2%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "WALTHAM FOREST: Council leader holds on to power".
  2. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Election Results". London Councils. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010.[permanent dead link]