2022 Hammersmith and Fulham Council election
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All 50 council seats
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Leader Stephen Cowan Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 35 seats, 52.0% 11 seats, 34.7%
Seats won 40 10
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 1

Hammersmith and Fulham London UK local election 2022 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2022 Hammersmith and Fulham council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

council control before election


Labour

Subsequent council control

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The 2022 Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 50 members of Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council were elected. The elections took place alongside local elections in the other London boroughs and elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom.

The election took place under new election boundaries, which will increase the number of councillors from 46 to 50.[1][2] The Labour Party maintained control of the council, which it had held since 2014.[1]


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.[3]

Since its formation, Hammersmith and Fulham has been under Labour control, Conservative control or no overall control. The council has had a Labour majority since the 2014 election in which Labour won 26 seats to the Conservatives' 20. In the most recent election in 2018, Labour extended their majority to 35 seats with 52.0% of the vote, while the Conservatives won 11 seats with 34.7% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats received 11.2% of the vote across the borough but won no seats. The incumbent leader of the council is the Labour councillor Stephen Cowan, who has held that position since 2014.

Council term

In 2019, a Labour councillor for Fulham Broadway, Alan De'Ath, resigned as he had taken a politically restricted job. A by-election to replace him was held on 19 September 2019, which was won by the Labour candidate Helen Rowbottom, an NHS service manager. The Liberal Democrats saw a significant increase in their vote share for the seat.[4] A Labour councillor for Wormholt and White City, Colin Aherne, died in July 2021. Aherne had served as a councillor for the area since 1986.[5] A by-election for the ward was held in September 2021, which was won by the Labour candidate Frances Umeh, who worked as a communications professional.[6]

Electoral process

Hammersmith and Fulham, 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.[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

After 2018 election Before 2022 election After 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 35 Labour 35 Labour 40
Conservative 11 Conservative 11 Conservative 10

Results summary

2022 Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 40 0 0 Increase 5 80.0 57.1 55,996 +2.8
  Conservative 10 0 0 Decrease 1 20.0 29.1 28,562 -4.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 10.6 10,399 -0.6
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.0 2,919 +2.5
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 183 +0.1
  SDP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 49 N/A

Ward results

Addison

Addison (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacolyn Daly 1,291
Labour Ross Melton 1,195
Conservative Letitia Davies 276
Liberal Democrats Janet Burden 259
Conservative Mark Loveday 249
Turnout 30.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Avonmore

Avonmore (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Janes 1,176
Labour David Morton 1,059
Conservative Horatio Lovering 430
Conservative Hagir Ahmed 412
Liberal Democrats Eithne Buchanan-Barrow 283
Turnout 33.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Brook Green

Brook Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stala Antoniades 1,237
Labour Adam Lang 1,141
Conservative Charlotte Duthie 639
Conservative Simon Hewitt 625
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Brooks 275
Liberal Democrats Niamh McCarthy 253
Turnout 37.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

College Park & Old Oak

College Park & Old Oak (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wesley Harcourt 1,284
Labour Alexandra Sanderson 1,237
Labour Bora Kwon 1,194
Conservative Jack Smith 248
Conservative Kieran Bergholcs 247
Conservative Alexander Nicholson 247
Liberal Democrats Molly McLoughlin 235
Turnout 27.2
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour win (new seat)

Coningham

Coningham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lisa Homan 1,529 67.36
Labour Rowan Ree 1,305 57.48
Labour Rory Vaughan 1,247 54.93
Green Colin Murphy 531 23.39
Green Amelia Walker 459 20.22
Green Benjamin Simms 347 15.29
Conservative Robert Iggulden 302 13.30
Conservative Lavente Kiss 291 12.81
Conservative Benjamin Ransom 281 12.38
Liberal Democrats Catherine Remy 175 7.7
Liberal Democrats David Miller 153 6.74
Turnout 2269 30.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Fulham Reach

Fulham Reach (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucy Richardson 1,983
Labour Omid Miri 1,756
Labour Nikos Souslous 1,717
Conservative Elisabeth Beloten 756
Conservative James Windsor-Clive 728
Conservative Saif Lone 653
Liberal Democrats Jelena Sarmo 395
Liberal Democrats Rutger Wip 292
Turnout 35.6
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Fulham Town

Fulham Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler 817
Conservative Andrew Dinsmore 759
Liberal Democrats Alison Hancock 502
Labour Sue Fennimore 497
Labour Juliet Thorpe 450
Liberal Democrats Roy Pounsford 411
Turnout 34.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Grove

Grove (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Cowan 1,412
Labour Helen Rowbottom 1,372
Conservative Oliver Briscoe 360
Liberal Democrats Megan Roper 353
Conservative Donald Johnson 340
Turnout 38.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Hammersmith Broadway

Hammersmith Broadway (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Apthorp 1,198
Labour Patricia Quigley 1,108
Conservative Nick Mason 314
Conservative David Rogers 258
Liberal Democrats Dennis Martin 161
Liberal Democrats Meher Oliaji 134
Turnout 31.4
Labour hold
Labour hold

Lillie

Lillie (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Coleman 903
Labour Sharon Holder 848
Conservative Emily Maister 368
Conservative Jemima Tate 329
Liberal Democrats Anthony Bicknell 145
Liberal Democrats Elena Brooke-Edwards 165
Turnout 30.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Munster

Munster (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Karmel 1,169
Conservative Adronie Alford 1,164
Conservative Dominic Stanton 1,113
Labour Shirley Cupit 899
Labour Lydia Paynter 863
Labour Reber Kamaran 831
Liberal Democrats Nicola Horlick 734
Liberal Democrats Ted Townsend 706
Liberal Democrats Jon Burden 655
Turnout 33.8
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Palace & Hurlingham

Palace & Hurlingham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Lloyd-Harris 1,774
Conservative Jackie Borland 1,711
Conservative Aliya Afzal-Khan 1,682
Labour Caroline Needham 952
Labour Jonathan Caleb-Landy 812
Labour Guy Vincent 729
Liberal Democrats Tamara Dragadze 574
Green Nida Al-Fulaij 540
Independent Alex Horn 183
Turnout 38.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Parsons Green & Sandford

Parsons Green & Sandford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jose Afonso 935
Conservative Adrian Pascu-Tulbure 922
Labour Christabel Cooper 522
Labour John Grigg 468
Liberal Democrats Graham Muir 267
Liberal Democrats Benedict Nightingale 263
Turnout 32.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ravenscourt

Ravenscourt (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Collins 1,262
Labour Patrick Walsh 1,088
Conservative Hugo Fitzgerald 515
Conservative Mark Higton 497
Green Aileen-Ann Gonsalves 277
Liberal Democrats Henrietta Bewley 275
Liberal Democrats Michael Cook 200
Turnout 42.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Sands End

Sands End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Alexander 1,199
Labour Ann Rosenberg 1,177
Labour Ashok Patel 1,098
Conservative Constance Campbell 970
Conservative Liam Downer-Sanderson 912
Conservative Stewart Waine 869
Liberal Democrats Ray Burnet 297
Liberal Democrats Gerald Milch 203
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Shepherd's Bush Green

Shepherd's Bush Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mercy Umeh 784
Labour Zarar Qayyum 781
Liberal Democrats Paul Buchanan-Barrow 170
Conservative Al Lewis 165
Conservative Christian Vinante 151
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour hold

Walham Green

Walham Green (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trey Campbell-Simon 907
Labour Genevieve Nwaogbe 860
Conservative Richard Cubitt 458
Conservative Jamie Monteith-Mann 429
Liberal Democrats Rosie McDonagh 185
Green Robert Owen 172
Liberal Democrats William Bagwell 156
Turnout 31.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Wendell Park

Wendell Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Harvey 1,511
Labour Asif Siddique 1,305
Conservative Alistair Milmore 462
Conservative Jack Perschke 429
Liberal Democrats Amelia Gaughan 396
Turnout 40.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

West Kensington

West Kensington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daryl Brown 1,280
Labour Sally Taylor 1,270
Labour Florian Chevoppe-Verdier 1,213
Conservative Sophie Richards 439
Conservative Yasantha Monerawela 380
Conservative Dragi Temkov 364
Liberal Democrats Gill Barnes 289
Liberal Democrats Sarah Taylor 261
Liberal Democrats Philip Barton 197
SDP Simon Marshall 49
Turnout 30.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

White City

White City (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Jones 1,396
Labour Natalia Perez 1,388
Labour Frances Umeh 1,262
Green David Kelly 346
Conservative Sada Farah 239
Liberal Democrats Felix Brett 224
Conservative Nasir Jamal 197
Conservative Zara Mahmood 197
Turnout 27.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Wormholt

Wormholt (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maxwell Schmid 1,010
Labour Nicole Trehy 990
Conservative Steve Lyons 250
Green Emma Byrne 247
Conservative Fatima Bajwa 240
Liberal Democrats Michael Illingworth 156
Turnout 29.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ a b "Hammersmith & Fulham election result". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  2. ^ "The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (Electoral Changes) Order 2020". The Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 5 November 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  3. ^ "The essential guide to London local government | London Councils". www.londoncouncils.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Labour hold Fulham council seat in closely contested by-election". KCW London. 23 September 2019. Archived from the original on 28 September 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  5. ^ Cowan, Stephen (5 August 2021). "Colin Aherne obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
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