Elections for London Borough of Hackney Council were held on Thursday 6 May 2010. The whole council was up for election. Hackney is divided into 19 wards, each electing 3 councillors, so a total of 57 seats were up for election.
At the 2010 council election, Labour won five seats from the Conservatives. These included two in New River; two in Lordship and one in Springfield. A former Green Party seat (in Clissold) was also lost to Labour. The Conservatives remain the largest opposition party with four seats (down from nine in 2006).
The election attracted national attention when, along with some other constituencies in the country, up to 270 people failed to be issued with ballot papers by the deadline of 10pm. This meant that they could not vote, and residents were angry when turned away from polling stations. The Council apologised unreservedly, blaming the high turnout for the problem.
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
The incumbent, Jules Pipe was elected for his third term as elected mayor of the London Borough of Hackney, at the first ballot, with a majority of 32,545.
|Hackney Mayoral Election Results 2010|
|Name||Party||1st Preference Votes||%||2nd Preference Votes¹||%||Final||%²|
|Adrian John Gee Turner||Lib Dem||15,818||16.9|
|William Alexander Thompson||Christian||1,084||1.2|
Under the Supplementary Vote system, if no candidate receives 50% of 1st choice votes, 2nd choice votes are added to the result for the top two 1st choice candidates. If a ballot gives a first and second preference to the top two candidates in either order, then their second preference is not counted, so that a second preference cannot count against a first.
Ward results summary:
|Labour||Oli De Botton||1,448|
|Liberal Democrats||Sarah Marsh||903|
|Liberal Democrats||David Phillips||825|
|Liberal Democrats||Bella Sharer||654|