Elections to Tower Hamlets London Borough Council took place on 22 May 2014, the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, the election of the directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, and the European Parliament elections. Voting in Blackwall & Cubitt Town Ward was postponed due to the death of a candidate.
As of 6 March 2017 the composition of the Borough Council was: 22 Labour, 9 Independent Group Councillors, 5 Peoples Alliance of Tower Hamlets, 5 Conservatives, 3 Independents and 1 Liberal Democrat.
The Tower Hamlets (Electoral Changes) Order 2013 reduced the size of the Council and created new electoral wards.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England began the process of changing the size of Tower Hamlets Council in 2012. The new wards for the elections in 2014 are as follows.
|Ward||Number of councillors|
|Blackwall and Cubitt Town||3|
|Spitalfields and Banglatown||2|
|St Katharine's and Wapping||2|
|Tower Hamlets First||Shafiqul Haque||2,048||12.0|
|Tower Hamlets First||Babu Chowdhury||1,792||10.5|
|Tower Hamlets First||Salim Ullah||1,652||9.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Kamrun Shajahan||629||3.7|
|Conservative||Meera Amrish Patel||330||1.9|
|TUSC||Ellen Kenyon Peers||327||1.9|
A by-election for the ward of Stepney Green was held on 11 June 2015, after the sitting councillor, Alibor Choudhury, was found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by an election court.
|Liberal Democrats||Will Dyer||114||2.9||1.0|
|Something New||Jessie Macneil-Brown||40||1.0|
|Labour gain from Tower Hamlets First||Swing|
A by-election for the ward of Whitechapel was held on 2 December 2016, after the sitting councillor, Shahed Ali, was found guilty of housing fraud. Another independent candidate, Ahmed Shafi, won the seat.
|Liberal Democrats||Emanuel Andejelic||173||6.7||3.9|
See also: Erlam & Ors v Rahman & Anor
|Tower Hamlets Mayoral Election 22 May 2014 (result since declared void by an election court) |
|Party||Candidate||1st round||2nd round|
First round votes Transfer votes
|Total||Of round||Transfers||Total||Of round|
|Tower Hamlets First||Lutfur Rahman||36,539||43.4%||856||37,395||44.4%||
|Liberal Democrats||Reetendra Banerji||1,959||2.3%||
|Turnout||86,540||47.6%||Rejected ballots: 2,306|
|Void election result|
|Party||Seats won||Percentage of votes|
|Tower Hamlets First||18||34.9|
|Source: Tower Hamlets Council|