Map of the results of the 2010 Hackney council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2010 Hackney council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

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.

Summary results

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.[1]

Hackney Local Election Result 2010[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 50 6 +6
  Conservative 4 5 -5
  Green 0 1 -1
  Liberal Democrats 3

Election for Mayor

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.

Results for each candidate
Hackney Mayoral Election Results 2010[3]
Name Party 1st Preference Votes % 2nd Preference Votes¹ % Final
Jules Pipe Labour 48,363 51.6
Adrian John Gee Turner Lib Dem 15,818 16.9
Andrew Boff Conservative 12,405 13.2
Mischa Borris Green 10,100 10.8
Monty Goldman Communist 2,033 2.2
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.

Wards

Ward results summary:[4]

Detailed results

Brownswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Bell 1,617
Labour Oli De Botton 1,448
Labour Feryal Demirci 1,225
Liberal Democrats Sarah Marsh 903
Liberal Democrats David Phillips 825
Liberal Democrats Bella Sharer 654
Green Peter Lang 534
Green Rebecca Redwood 506
Green Stuart Coggins 505
Conservative Ian Kleinberg 415
Conservative Yvonne Kleinberg 396
Conservative Andrew White 329
Turnout 4,637 60
Labour hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ Council apologies to 270 voters denied vote (Hackney Gazette) accessed 9 May 2010
  2. ^ Results for each political party Archived 6 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine (LB Hackney) accessed 8 May 2010
  3. ^ Results for the Mayoral Election on 6 May 2010 Archived 11 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine (LB Hackney) accessed 8 May 2010
  4. ^ Election for Members of the Council - ward summary Archived 6 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine (LB Hackney) accessed 8 May 2010