2022 Bromley London Borough Council election
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All 58 seats to Bromley London Borough Council
25 seats needed for a majority
Turnout37%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Colin Smith Angela Wilkins Julie Ireland
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 50 seats, 44.1% 8 seats, 24.3% 0 seats, 14.7%
Seats won 36 12 5
Seat change Decrease12 Increase4 Increase5
Percentage 42% 32% 18%
Swing Decrease2% Increase8% Increase3%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Alison Stammers
Party Chislehurst Matters Independent
Last election New Party 2 seats, 3.0%
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Increase3 Steady
Percentage 3% 2%
Swing Increase3% Decrease1%

council control before election

2018
Conservative

Subsequent council control

2022
Conservative

The 2022 Bromley London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 58 members of Bromley London Borough Council will be elected. The elections will take place alongside local elections in the other London boroughs and elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom.

In the previous election in 2018, the Conservative Party maintained its longstanding control of the council, winning 50 out of the 60 seats with the Labour Party forming the primary opposition with eight of the remaining seats. Independent candidates won the other two. The 2022 election will take place under new election boundaries, which will reduce the number of councillors to 58.

Background

History

Result of the 2018 borough election
Result of the 2018 borough election

The thirty-two London boroughs were established in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. They are the principal authorities in Greater London and have responsibilities including education, housing, planning, highways, social services, libraries, recreation, waste, environmental health and revenue collection. Some of the powers are shared with the Greater London Authority, which also manages passenger transport, police and fire.[1]

Since its formation, Bromley has been controlled by the Conservative Party except for a period of no overall control between 1998 and 2001 which saw the council controlled by coalition between the Liberal Democrats and Labour. Local elections in the borough have seen Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UK Independence Party and independent councillors elected. In the most recent election in 2018, the Conservatives maintained their longstanding majority on the council with 50 of the 60 seats up for election and 44.1% of the vote. Labour won eight with 24.3% of the vote and independent candidates won two seats with 3.0% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats received 14.3% of the vote and the Green Party received 10.3% of the vote, but neither party won any seats. The incumbent leader is the Conservative Colin Smith, who has held that position since 2017.

Council term

One of the Conservative councillors for the Kelsey and Eden Park ward resigned in October 2018 because he had to move due to work relocation.[2][3] The November by-election was held for the party by the Conservative candidate Christine Harris.[2] One of the Labour councillors for Crystal Palace ward, Marina Ahmad, resigned in 2021 to seek election as a member of the London Assembly for the Lambeth and Southwark constituency.[4] A by-election was held on 5 May, the same date as the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. The seat was held for the Labour Party by Ryan Thomson.[5]

Along with most other London boroughs, Bromley was subject to a boundary review ahead of the 2022 election. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England concluded that the council should have 58 seats, a reduction of two, and produced new election boundaries following a period of consultation.[6] The new boundaries consist of one single-member ward, six two-member wards and fifteen three-member wards.[6]

Electoral process

Bromley, like the other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years. The previous election took place in 2018. The election will take place by multi-member first-past-the-post voting, with each ward being represented by one, two or three councillors. Electors will have as many votes as there are councillors to be elected in their ward, with the top two or three being elected.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in London aged 18 or over will be entitled to vote in the election. People who live at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, are entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities.[7] Voting in-person at polling stations will take place from 7:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters will be able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.[7]

Previous council composition

Before 2022 election After 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 50 Conservative 36
Labour 8 Labour 12
Liberal Democrats 0 Liberal Democrats 5
Independent 2 Independent 5

Ward Results

Statements of persons nominated were published on 6 April 2022.[8] Incumbent councillors are marked with an asterisk (*).

Beckenham Town and Copers Cope

Beckenham Town and Copers Cope (3 seats) [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chloe-Jane Ross 1,900 36.9
Conservative Michael Tickner* 1,763 34.3
Liberal Democrats Will Connolly 1,762 34.2
Conservative Stephen Wells* 1,733 33.7
Conservative Carline Deal 1,676 32.6
Liberal Democrats Dave Marshall 1,651 32.1
Labour Helen Brookfield 1,492 29.0
Labour Qahir Bandali 1,292 25.1
Labour Dermot McKibbin 1,243 24.2
Green Ruth Fabricant 545 10.6
Turnout 5,146 43
Registered electors 11,995
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Bickley & Sundridge

Bickley & Sundridge (3 seats) [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Lymer 2,671 51.6
Conservative Colin Paul Smith 2,643 51.1
Conservative Kira Gabbert* 2,626 50.7
Labour Kelly Jane Galvin 1,233 23.8
Labour Laura Evans Vogel 1,182 22.8
Labour Tom Davies 1,163 22.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Paul Cliff 996 19.2
Liberal Democrats Martin Cooper 919 17.8
Liberal Democrats Clive Broadhurst 796 15.4
Green Roisin Robertson 779 15.1
Turnout 5,176 39
Registered electors 13,421
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill (2 seats) [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Melanie May Stevens 1,443 45.6
Independent Sophie Alexandra Dunbar 1,323 41.8
Conservative Victoria Claire Nightingale 1,136 35.9
Conservative Andrew James King 1,069 33.8
Liberal Democrats Geoff Gosst 361 11.4
Labour Stephen Lloyd Cranenburgh 311 9.8
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Bruce Westbrook 255 8.1
Labour Margaret Ann Mills 232 7.3
Turnout 3,165 37 -3
Registered electors 8,455
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Independent Swing

Bromley Common and Holwood

Bromley Common and Holwood (3 seats) [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Jefferys* 2,114 47.1
Conservative Jonathan Laidlaw 2,019 45.0
Conservative Sunil Gupta 1,927 42.9
Labour Kay Abbs 1,470 32.8
Labour Kathryn Watts 1,245 27.7
Labour Amy de Vries 1,202 26.8
Liberal Democrats Alan Carter 813 18.1
Liberal Democrats Carol Denyer 794 17.7
Green Hannah Witham 739 16.5
Liberal Democrats Andrew Viner 559 12.5
Turnout 4,488 32
Registered electors 13,949
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Bromley Town

Bromley Town (3 seats) [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Ireland 1,929 44.8
Liberal Democrats Sam Webber 1,834 42.6
Liberal Democrats Graeme Casey 1,828 42.5
Conservative Nicky Dykes* 1,475 34.3
Conservative Michael Rutherford* 1,430 33.2
Conservative Will Harmer* 1,417 32.9
Labour Will Conway 735 17.1
Labour Larry Awobayiku 720 16.7
Labour Jez Frampton 652 15.1
Green Ann Garrett 512 11.9
Turnout 4,304 38
Registered electors 11,353
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Chelsfield

Chelsfield (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Botting* 1,838 51.8
Conservative Angela Page* 1,765 49.7
Liberal Democrats Gerda Loosemore-Reppen 993 28.0
Liberal Democrats Laura Thurimella 772 21.7
Labour Lynn Sellwood 541 15.2
Labour Kola Abiola 524 14.8
Green Daniel Sloan 467 13.2
Turnout 3,551 41
Registered electors 8,720
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Chislehurst

Chislehurst (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Chislehurst Matters Alison Stammers 2,827 58.9
Chislehurst Matters Mark Smith 2,548 53.1
Chislehurst Matters Michael Jack 2,531 52.7
Conservative Katy Boughey* 1509 31.4
Conservative Edward Fitzgerald 1453 30.3
Conservative Kieran Terry* 1386 28.9
Labour Juliet Owens 478 10.0
Labour Ewan Greenwood 454 9.5
Labour Christian Mole 438 9.1
Liberal Democrats Mark Gill 252 5.2
Liberal Democrats Alex Davan Wetton 249 5.2
Turnout 4,801 41
Registered electors 11,576
Chislehurst Matters gain from Conservative Swing
Chislehurst Matters gain from Conservative Swing
Chislehurst Matters gain from Conservative Swing

Clock House

Clock House (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jessica Arnold 3,464 66.1
Labour Josh King* 3,305 63.1
Labour Jeremy Adams 3,299 63.0
Conservative Gemma Turrell 1,020 19.5
Conservative Jack Miller 997 19.0
Conservative Will Joce 991 18.9
Liberal Democrats Claudio Gambarotta 810 15.5
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Weaks 714 13.6
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Webber 679 13.0
Turnout 5,237 41
Registered electors 12,647
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Crystal Palace and Anerley

Crystal Palace and Anerley (New) (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth McGregor 1,760 68.7
Labour Ryan Thomson* 1,549 60.4
Green Maria Psaras 548 21.4
Conservative Penny Jones 317 12.4
Conservative Joseph Ward 276 10.8
Liberal Democrats Philippa Bridge 265 10.3
Liberal Democrats Stuart Benefield 181 7.1
Turnout 2,563 31
Registered electors 8,373
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Darwin

Darwin (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Andrews 920 56.4
Independent Julian Grainger 326 20.0
Labour Jeff Slee 162 9.9
Liberal Democrats John Loosemore 128 7.9
Green Jan Wilson 89 5.5
Turnout 1,630 36
Registered electors 4,241
Conservative hold Swing

Farnborough and Crofton

Farnborough and Crofton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Evans* 2,941 54.2
Conservative Charles Joel* 2,910 53.6
Conservative Christopher Marlow* 2,773 51.1
Liberal Democrats Katherine Anderson 1,239 22.8
Labour Cameron Bewley 1,154 21.3
Labour Christine McNamara 1,071 19.7
Liberal Democrats Allan Tweddle 1,038 19.1
Labour Tim Fisher 977 18.0
Liberal Democrats John Mangold 910 16.8
Green Juergen Wiegerling 669 12.3
Turnout 5,427 40
Registered electors 13,524
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hayes and Coney Hall

Hayes and Coney Hall (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexa Michael* 2,527 52.0
Conservative Thomas Turrell 2,347 48.3
Conservative Andrew Lee 2,184 44.9
Labour Susan Moore 1,552 31.9
Labour Thomas Morton 1,171 24.1
Labour Michael Roberts 1,049 21.6
Green Sarah Chant 986 20.3
Liberal Democrats Tudor Griffiths 858 17.7
Liberal Democrats Liz Kemp 679 14.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew De Whalley 491 10.1
Turnout 4,859 40
Registered electors 12,106
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kelsey and Eden Park

Kelsey and Eden Park (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Harris* 2,073 44.9
Conservative Peter Dean* 2,064 44.7
Conservative Diane Smith* 2,000 43.3
Labour Marie Bardsley 1,877 40.6
Labour John Dempster 1,691 36.6
Labour Stephen Scott 1,627 35.2
Liberal Democrats Gillian Hollamby 762 16.5
Liberal Democrats Stafford Fitch-Bunce 611 13.2
Liberal Democrats John Gorski 581 12.6
Reform UK Graham Reakes 105 2.3
Turnout 4,622 39
Registered electors 11,713
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Mottingham

Mottingham (New) (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cartwright* 1,081 45.5
Conservative Will Rowlands* 936 39.4
Labour Simon Thompson 892 37.6
Labour Owen Wittekind 795 33.5
Liberal Democrats John Houghton 262 11.0
Green Saskia Sabelus 258 10.9
Liberal Democrats Colin England 200 8.4
Independent Doreen Thompson 113 4.8
Turnout 8,063 29
Registered electors 8,063
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Orpington

Orpington (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kim Botting* 1,630 47.4
Conservative Pauline Tunnicliffe* 1,608 46.7
Liberal Democrats Rick Das 1,026 29.8
Liberal Democrats David Morrison 991 28.8
Labour Hannah Barlow 774 22.5
Labour James Talbot 661 19.2
Turnout 3,441 37
Registered electors 9,210
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Penge and Cator

Penge and Cator (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathy Bance* 3,655 75.0
Labour Simon Jeal* 3,082 63.2
Labour Kevin Kennedy-Brooks* 2,742 56.3
Green Geoffrey Allen 1,300 26.7
Conservative Sam Griffiths 664 13.6
Conservative Josh Coldspring-White 658 13.5
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Burns 603 12.4
Conservative Sumeet Jalan 602 12.4
Liberal Democrats Lindsay Maxwell 370 7.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Jones 288 5.9
Turnout 4,873 36
Registered electors 13,622
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Petts Wood and Knoll

Petts Wood and Knoll (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Onslow* 2,992 54.8
Conservative Tony Owen* 2,905 53.2
Conservative Simon Fawthrop* 2,880 52.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Catchpole 1,437 26.3
Liberal Democrats Oliver Loosemore 1,293 23.7
Labour John Pead 1,170 21.4
Liberal Democrats Andy Stotesbury 1,133 20.8
Labour Charlotte Grievson 1,124 20.6
Labour Gareth Wretham 915 16.8
Turnout 5,457 43
Registered electors 12,828
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Plaistow

Plaistow (New) (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alisa Igoe 1,566 44.5
Labour Tony McPartlan 1,514 43.0
Conservative Panos Papayannakos 1,390 39.5
Conservative Gary Stevens* 1,353 38.4
Liberal Democrats Alison Davis 344 9.8
Green Heather Wallace-Brown 316 9.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Furniss 297 8.4
Independent Alice Akullu 80 2.3
Turnout 3,522 38
Registered electors 9,383
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Shortlands and Park Langley

Shortlands and Park Langley (New) (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Felicity Bainbridge 2,262 46.4
Conservative Aisha Cuthbert* 2,151 44.1
Conservative Adam Grant 2,110 43.3
Labour Joanna Crispin 1,542 31.6
Labour Peter Ayres 1,515 31.1
Labour Martin Spence 1,306 26.8
Liberal Democrats Andy Coleman 1,078 22.1
Liberal Democrats Stephen Wells 980 20.1
Liberal Democrats Suraj Gandecha 976 20.0
Reform UK Edward Apostolides 156 3.2
Turnout 4,874 39
Registered electors 12,497
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

St Mary Cray

St Mary Cray (New) (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Bear* 1,930 46.3
Conservative Shaun Slator 1,900 45.6
Conservative Harry Stranger* 1,847 44.3
Labour Nathaniel Arthur 1,676 40.2
Labour Richard Honess 1,627 39.1
Labour Deborah Price 1,590 38.2
Liberal Democrats Victoria Webber 533 12.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Magrath 499 12.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Mansell 448 10.8
Turnout 4,166 31
Registered electors 13,501
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

St Paul's Cray

St Paul's Cray (New) (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Price 1,118 40.2
Conservative Colin Hitchins* 1,101 39.6
Labour Rebecca Wiffen 1,089 39.1
Conservative Tina Powley 1,069 38.4
Labour Tim Westwood 1,028 36.9
Conservative Rahul Gupta 953 34.2
Independent Andy Wilson 476 17.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Jones 300 10.8
Liberal Democrats Dominic Alessio 295 10.6
Liberal Democrats Steve Sollitt 270 9.7
Turnout 2,783 24
Registered electors 11,686
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

West Wickham

West Wickham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Brock* 2,341 51.6
Conservative Hannah Gray* 2,172 47.9
Conservative Nicholas Bennett* 2,164 47.7
Labour Angela Barnett 1,308 28.9
Labour Philip Shemmings 1,256 27.7
Labour Peter Barnett 1,114 24.6
Green Angela Hulm 763 16.8
Liberal Democrats Rachael Clarke 618 13.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Bentley 557 12.3
Liberal Democrats Michelle Pike 535 11.8
Reform UK Victor Jackson 133 2.9
Turnout 4,533 39 -3
Registered electors 11,556
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

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