2022 Ealing Council election
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All 70 council seats
 
Leader Peter Mason Gregory Stafford Gary Malcolm
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 57 seats, 56.4% 8 seats, 25.2% 4 seats, 12.2%

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 Ealing London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022, under new election boundaries, which increased the number of Ealing London Borough Council councillors to 70. The elections took place alongside local elections in the other London boroughs and elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom.

The Labour Party maintained its control of the council, winning 59 out of the 70 seats with the Liberal Democrats forming the primary opposition with six of the remaining seats, a role the party takes from the Conservative Party who were elected to the council with five seats, three fewer than they won in 2018.

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, Ealing has been under either Labour control or Conservative control. Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and independent and residents association councillors have been elected to the council. The council has had an overall Labour majority since the 2010 election, in which Labour won forty seats, the Conservatives won twenty-four and the Liberal Democrats won five. In the most recent election in 2018, Labour won 57 seats, the Conservatives won eight and the Liberal Democrats won four. The incumbent leader of the council is the Labour councillor Peter Mason, who has held that position since May 2021.[2]

Council term

In October 2018, a Labour councillor for Dormers Wells, Tej Ram Bagha, died. He had served on the council for twenty-four years, including as mayor in 2014.[3] In the 8 November 2018 by-election to replace him, the Labour candidate Mohinda Kaur Midha was elected.[4] Two Conservative councillors in the borough were elected as Members of Parliament in the 2019 general election. Alexander Stafford was elected as MP for Rother Valley and Joy Morrissey became MP for Beaconsfield.[5] The Labour leader of Ealing council called for both to resign as councillors as their new roles wouldn't leave them enough time to fulfil their duties as councillors. Morrissey announced her resignation on 11 February 2020.[6] Stafford resigned in March.[7] By-elections for both seats were due to be held in May 2020 alongside the London mayoral election and London Assembly election, but both the council by-elections and London-wide elections were delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, Anna Tomlinson, a Labour councillor for Hobbayne ward, died.[8] By-elections for all three seats were held on 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. Each seat was held by the party of its previous incumbent: Stafford's seat of Ealing Broadway was won by the Conservative candidate Julian Gallant, Morrissey's seat of Hanger Hill was won by the Conservative candidate Fabio Conti and Tomlinson's seat of Hobbayne was won by the Labour candidate Louise Brett.[9] In May 2021, Peter Mason was chosen by the Labour group as the new leader of the council. Lewis Cox, a Labour councillor for Hobbayne ward, resigned, calling Ealing Labour "toxic".[10] The by-election to replace him was held on 16 September 2021, and was won by the Labour candidate Claire Tighe. Tighe was working as a Labour Party official.[11] The Labour councillor Tejinder Dhami died in December 2021 after 19 years on the council. As this was less than six months from the election, no by-election was held.[12]

Along with most other London boroughs, Ealing was subject to a boundary review ahead of the 2022 election. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England concluded that the council should have 70 seats, an increase of one, and produced new election boundaries following a period of consultation. The new scheme consists of twenty-two three-councillor wards and two two-councillor wards.[13]

Electoral process

Ealing, like 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 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.[14] 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.[14]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 57 Labour 57
Conservative 8 Conservative 8
Liberal Democrats 4 Liberal Democrats 4

Candidates

Statements of persons nominated were published on 6 April.[15]

Central Greenford

Central Greenford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alexander Abrahams
Labour Shabaz Ahmed
Conservative Anakin England
TUSC Ben Goldstone
Liberal Democrats Leslie Hurst
Labour Sanjai Kohli
Conservative Miled Maroun
Liberal Democrats John Mitchell
Conservative Olumide Ojo
Labour Aysha Raza*
Green John Rolt
Turnout

Dormers Wells

Dormers Wells (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kanwal Bains
Liberal Democrats Bob Browning
Labour Ranjit Dheer
Ealing Independent Network Minni Dogra
Liberal Democrats Francesco Daniele Fruzza
Conservative Mohammed Hoshen
Labour Mohinder Midha
Green Darren Moore
Liberal Democrats Oliver Murphy
Conservative Babul Sharker
Conservative Salah Uddin
Turnout

Ealing Broadway

Ealing Broadway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sudarshan Dhanda
Conservative Julian Gallant
Liberal Democrats Michael Gettleson
Green Meena Hans
Labour Monika Kohli
Conservative Seema Kumar
Liberal Democrats Bex Scott
Liberal Democrats Francis Salaun
Labour Charles White
Conservative Anthony Young
Turnout

Ealing Common

Ealing Broadway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Praveen Anand
Liberal Democrats Jon Ball
UKIP Julie Carter
Liberal Democrats Benedict Cross
Conservative Patrick Cusworth
Liberal Democrats Connie Hersch
Conservative Andrew MacDonald
Conservative Liz Paice
Green Emma Powell
Labour Jags Sanghera
Labour Iram Wooley
Turnout

East Acton

East Acton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Benveniste
TUSC Mark Best
Labour Kate Crawford
Liberal Democrats Rusi Dalal
Labour Stephen Donnelly
Liberal Democrats Margaret Horwich
Ealing Independent Network Dan Lalla
Conservative Erwin Luzac
Green Roisin McCloskey
Conservative Jim Randall
Liberal Democrats Deshanth Sirisena Gunatilake
Labour Hitesh Tailor
Turnout

Greenford Broadway

Greenford Broadway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Varlene Alexander
Liberal Democrats Timothy Archer
Labour Harbhajan Dheer
Liberal Democrats John Ducker
Conservative Peter Edwards
Green Jan Gaca
Labour Anthony Kelly
UKIP Nicholas Markwell
Conservative Sayed Masud
Liberal Democrats Isobel Platings
Conservative Ajay Kumar Roy
Turnout

Hanger Hill

Hanger Hill (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Avesta Afshari-Mehr
Conservative Fabio Conti
Labour Oliver Lozada
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Oxley
Labour Joan Russell
Liberal Democrats Mark Sanders
Green Michal Solski
Conservative Gregory Stafford
Conservative Nigel Sumner
Liberal Democrats Athena Zissimos
Turnout

Hanwell Broadway

Hanwell Broadway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Bakhai
Conservative Gary Barak
Conservative David Compton-Taylor
Green Kate Crossland
Labour Yoel Gordon
Labour Monica Hamidi
Labour Polly Knewstub
Liberal Democrats Alastair Mitton
Green Neil Reynolds
Conservative Waheeda Shah
Liberal Democrats Lakhbir Singh
Green Marijn Van De Geer
Turnout

Lady Margaret

Lady Margaret (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Forman Ali
Liberal Democrats John Gower
Green Louise Graham
Liberal Democrats Ian Hawkes
Conservative Muhammad Islam
Liberal Democrats Milena Izmirlieva
Labour Karam Mohan
Labour Swaran Padda
Conservative Mohammed Rashid
Labour Kamaldeep Sahota
Turnout

North Acton

North Acton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mervyn Allen
Ealing Independent Network Leslie Bunder
Labour Daniel Crawford
Labour Hodan Haili
Green Ineta Hans-Barker
Conservative James Harper
Labour Blerina Hashani
TUSC David Hofman
Conservative Andy Kalkhoran
Conservative Ann Lazarow
Liberal Democrats Myer Salaman
Liberal Democrats Alan Whelan
Ealing Independent Network Grey Wixted
Turnout

North Greenford

North Greenford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Loreta Alac
Green Ryan Allain
Conservative Predrag Babic
Liberal Democrats Judith Ducker
Labour Muhammad Iqbal
Labour Amarjit Jammu
Liberal Democrats Justin Kempley
Conservative George Lafford
Labour Shital Ved Parkash Manro
Conservative Minoo Sullivan
Turnout

North Hanwell

North Hanwell (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Alan Anderson
Labour Louise Brett
Conservative Benjamin Davies
TUSC Tony Gill
Liberal Democrats Zoe Horwich
Liberal Democrats Peter Hutchison
Conservative Ian Potts
Liberal Democrats Gillian Rowley
Labour Claire Tighe
Labour Ray Wall
Conservative Sam Yung
Turnout

Northfield

Northfield (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sam Diamond
Labour Paul Driscoll
Liberal Democrats Leslie Glancy
Conservative Sean Hanrahan
Liberal Democrats David Horrex
Conservative Anita Kapoor
Labour Ian Kingston
Green Christina Meiklejohn
Conservative Theresa Mullins
Labour Kim Nagpal
Liberal Democrats Ashok Sinhal
Green Ross Warren
Turnout

Northolt Mandeville

Northolt Mandeville (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Aggleton
Conservative Ali Ahmed
Conservative Justin Anderson
Green Katy Barton
Labour Deidre Costigan
Liberal Democrats Matthew Hirst
Liberal Democrats Pat Mellor
Conservative Diva Nazari
Labour Miriam Rice
Labour Chris Summers
Turnout

Northolt West End

Northolt West End (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%


Norwood Green

Norwood Green (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%


Perivale

Perivale (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

Pitshanger

Pitshanger (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

South Acton

South Acton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

Southall Broadway

Southall Broadway (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

Southall Green

Southall Green (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ealing Independent Network Sufiyan Urmar Abdul-Qayum
Labour Jasbir Kaur Anand
Green Matt Chadburn
Conservative Avtar Chand
Liberal Democrats Alison Joanna Cross
Labour Kamaljit Singh Dhindsa
Liberal Democrats Derk Jan Groen
Liberal Democrats Lewis Neville Hill
Conservative Md Feroz Khan
Ealing Independent Network Amrik Mahi
Ealing Independent Network David Marsden
Labour Peter Elijah Jonathan Mason
Conservative Arif Shekh
Turnout

Southall West

Southall West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

Southfield

Southfield (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Busuttil
Labour Sophie Charman-Blower
Conservative Darryll Li-Ming Coates
Conservative Crystal Eisinger
Conservative Anthony Garrick
Labour Chris Green
Green Mike Landon
Liberal Democrats Gary Malcolm
Labour Tamoor Malik
Liberal Democrats Andrew Steed
Turnout

Walpole

Walpole (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Andrews
Conservative John Cowing
Conservative Isobel Grant
Green Barry Greenan
Liberal Democrats Matthew Mellor
Green Aaran Murch
Labour Grace Quansah
Labour Binda Rai
Labour Gareth Shaw
Green Emmanuel Valentine
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Ward
Conservative Monika Williams
Turnout

References

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  3. ^ Elvery, Martin (19 October 2018). "Respects paid to Ealing's 50th mayor Tej Ram Bagha". MyLondon. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Labour retains seat in Dormers Wells by-election". Around Ealing. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
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  6. ^ "Beaconsfield's new MP reveals she'll resign as Ealing councillor following Labour's 'demand' for her to leave". Bucks Free Press. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
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  13. ^ "Local Government Boundary Commission for England Consultation Portal". consultation.lgbce.org.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
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  15. ^ Mayo, Renana. "Council elections 5 May 2022". www.ealing.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 April 2022.