2022 Harrow Borough Council election
← 2018 5 May 2022

All 55 seats to Harrow London Borough Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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Party Conservative Labour
Last election 28 seats, 45.1% 34 seats, 46.6%
Seats won 31 24
Seat change Increase3 Decrease11
Percentage 47% 40%
Swing Increase1.9% Decrease6.6%

The 2022 Harrow London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 55 members of Harrow 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 2022 election took place under new election boundaries, which reduced the number of councillors to 55. In the previous election in 2018, the Labour Party maintained its control of the council, winning 35 out of the 63 seats with the Conservative Party as the council opposition with the remaining 28 seats. However, in the 2022 elections, the Conservative Party won control from Labour with net gains of 8 seats to gain a total of 31 seats.

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, Harrow has been under Labour control, Conservative control and no overall control. The Labour Party most recently gained an overall majority on the council from no overall control in the 2014 election, winning 34 seats to the Conservatives' 26, with the Liberal Democrats winning one seat and independent candidates winning two. In the most recent election in 2018, Labour gained one seat to win 35 with 46.6% of the vote and the Conservatives gained two to win 28 seats with 45.1% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats received 6.4% of the vote across the borough and lost their only seat.[2][3]

Council term

Shortly after the 2018 election, a Labour group annual general meeting elected Graham Henson as group leader, defeating the incumbent Sachin Shah. Henson consequently became leader of the council.[4] The former Conservative leader of the council and councillor for Pinner South, Chris Mote, died in July 2021. Mote had been a councillor in Harrow since 1982.[5] A by-election to replace him was held in October 2021.[6] The by-election was held for the Conservatives by the businessperson Hitesh Karia, with the Liberal Democrat candidate coming in second place.[5] A councillor for Headstone South, Pamela Fitzpatrick, was expelled from the Labour Party in November 2021, which she said was for speaking to the Socialist Appeal newspaper.[7]

As with most London boroughs, Harrow was electing its councillors under new boundaries decided by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which it produced after a period of consultation. The number of councillors fell by eight to 55, representing eleven three-councillor wards and eleven two-councillor wards.[8]

Electoral process

Harrow, like other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years. The previous election took place in 2018. The election took place by multi-member first-past-the-post voting, with each ward being represented by two or three councillors. Electors had 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 were 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, were entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities.[9] Voting in-person at polling stations took place from 7:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters were able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.[9]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 35 Labour 34
Conservative 28 Conservative 28
Independent 1

Overall results

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Harrow Council election result 2022
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 31 5 +3 56 47.1 83,261 +2.0
  Labour 24 5 -11 44 40.7 71,893 -5.9
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 11,207 -0.1
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 5,800 +1.9
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 4,269 +2.0
  Reform UK 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 411 N/A

Changes to 2018 election result

Ward results

Belmont (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anjana Patel* 1,720 62.5
Conservative Mina Parmar* 1,707 62.0
Labour Sue Anderson 843 30.6
Labour Kuldeep Mathur 716 26.0
Green Sunita Mehta 309 11.2
Independent Annie Kendall 211 7.7
Turnout 42.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Canons (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ameet Jogia* 1,679 69.1
Conservative Amir Moshenson* 1,490 61.3
Labour Sanjay Dighe 698 28.7
Labour Linda Lockie 673 27.7
Liberal Democrats James Bore 323 13.3
Turnout 36.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Centenary (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Govind Bharadia 2,267 58.7
Conservative David Ashton 2,165 56.0
Conservative Salim Chowdhury 1,799 46.6
Labour Parvine Mawkin 1,523 39.4
Labour Brahma Mohanty 1,484 38.4
Labour Yusuf Yusuf 1,294 33.5
Liberal Democrats Nishi Karia 549 14.2
Liberal Democrats Laurence Cox 511 13.2
Turnout 39.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Edgware (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicola Blackman 2,091 54.4
Conservative Yogesh Teli 1,934 50.3
Labour Nitin Parekh* 1,880 48.9
Conservative Stefan Voloseniuc 1,801 46.8
Labour James Lee* 1,752 45.5
Labour Angella Murphy-Strachan* 1,687 43.9
Liberal Democrats Steven Kuo 394 10.2
Turnout 36.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Greenhill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dan Anderson* 1,115 48.5
Labour Ghazanfar Ali* 1,017 44.2
Labour Aneka Shah-Levy 1,009 43.9
Conservative Simon Dunkerley 852 37.0
Conservative Rhys Benjamin 841 36.6
Conservative Eileen Kinnear 800 34.8
Green Sonia Moore 401 17.4
Liberal Democrats Prakash Nandhra 337 14.7
Liberal Democrats Nahid Boethe 265 11.5
Liberal Democrats Lucy Tonge 263 11.4
Turnout 29.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Harrow on the Hill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eden Kulig 1,261 46.1
Labour Stephen Hickman 1,260 46.1
Conservative Kiran Fothergill 1,208 44.2
Conservative Will Jackson 1,116 40.8
Green Soody Kim 325 11.9
Liberal Democrats Gaye Branch 296 10.8
Turnout 39.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Harrow Weald (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ramji Chauhan* 2,055 55.9
Conservative Pritesh Patel* 2,017 54.9
Conservative Stephen Greek* 1,989 54.1
Labour Sophie Green 1,318 35.9
Labour Tejinder Sharma 1,227 33.4
Labour Ahmed Ali-Ashghar 1,221 33.2
Liberal Democrats Valerie Taylor 437 11.9
Liberal Democrats Darren Diamond 395 10.7
Liberal Democrats Derek Hill 366 10.0
Turnout 36.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hatch End (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Mary Hall 1,629 59.0
Conservative Matthew John Adam Goodwin-Freeman 1,452 52.6
Labour Nimmi Dinesh Patel 725 26.3
Labour Bill Stephenson 706 25.6
Liberal Democrats Sarah Mona Ismail 406 14.7
Green Bhavna Roopram 395 14.3
Reform UK Ian Jeffrey Price 208 7.5
Turnout 2846 40
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Headstone (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Brown 1,860 43.3
Labour Natasha Proctor 1,820 42.3
Labour Sasi Suresh 1,733 40.3
Conservative Lesline Patricia Lewinson 1352 31.5
Conservative Anthony Harry Seymour 1302 30.3
Conservative Vijay Yeshwanth Singh 1278 29.7
Independent Heshma Shah 796 18.5
Independent Geoffrey Peter Eldridge 782 18.2
Independent Mary Ellen Turner 742 17.3
Green Adele Poskitt 499 11.6
Liberal Democrats Tony Levene 421 9.8
Liberal Democrats Pietro Rescia 311 7.2
Turnout 4458 41
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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Kenton East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nitesh Hirani 2,695 65.7
Conservative Chetna Halai 2,498 60.9
Conservative Samir Sobhagchand Sumaria 2,223 54.2
Labour Rohit Dixit 1650 40.3
Labour Manju Shivji Raghwani 1626 39.7
Labour Rangdatt Janakkumar Joshi 1605 39.2
Turnout 4368 40
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Kenton West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vipin Chhotalal Mithani 1,701 54.9
Conservative Kanti Rabadia 1,635 52.7
Labour Ajay Harilal Maru 1300 41.9
Labour Meera Ajay Maru 1295 41.8
Liberal Democrats Charles David Boethe 269 8.7
Turnout 3181 44
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Marlborough (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Richard Perry 1,172 50.0
Labour Varsha Parmar 1,134 48.4
Labour Antonio Eduardo Weiss 1,095 46.7
Conservative Savitha Prakash 563 24.0
Conservative Jaydeep Kantilal Patel 534 22.8
Conservative Dinesh Solanki 529 22.6
Green Lawrence John Mathias 439 18.7
Independent Samantha Pali 401 17.1
Independent Edmond Bicari 356 15.2
Liberal Democrats Paolo Cesare Arrigo 320 13.6
Independent Nish Patel 256 10.9
Liberal Democrats David Monah Al-Basha 236 10.1
Turnout 2482 32
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
North Harrow (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher John Baxter 1,510 54.2 N/A
Conservative Janet Teresa Mote 1,487 53.4 N/A
Labour Hugh James Brown 1482 53.2 N/A
Labour Georgia Lin Weston 1448 52.0 N/A
Green Emma Jane Wallace 331 11.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Marshel Amutharasan 255 9.2 N/A
Turnout 2,785 40.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Pinner (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Shairp Stevenson 2,044 51.4 -2.5
Conservative Kuha Kumaran 2,012 50.6 -2.7
Conservative Paul Simon Osborn 1,945 48.9 -1.1
Labour Jeffrey Alan Anderson 1,271 32.0 +6.4
Labour James Frank Lockie 1,104 27.8 +4.7
Labour Lesley Stackpoole 1,077 27.1 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Veronica Margaret Chamberlain 775 19.5 +6.0
Green Krystel Shin Pei Lee 618 15.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jacalina Bunce-Linsell 552 13.9 +1.7
Turnout 3,974 39.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Pinner South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative June Rosemary Baxter 2,418 52.3 -8.1
Conservative Hitesh Kantilal Karia 2,305 49.8 -6.9
Conservative Jean Lammiman 2,097 45.3 -11.2
Labour Finley Brook Harnett 1,728 37.4 +10.4
Labour William Phillips 1,442 31.2 +4.8
Labour Raj Vakesan 1,380 29.9 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Sanjay Karia 865 18.7 +3.5
Green Alexander Eng Soon Lee 747 16.1 N/A
Reform UK Zbigniew Kowalczyk 108 2.3 N/A
Turnout 4,626 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Rayners Lane (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Krishna Suresh 1,399 44.1 +1.2
Conservative Thaya Idaikkadar 977 30.8 +1.9
Labour Tarza Ahmed Sharif 962 30.3 -8.6
Conservative Mala Morjaria 886 27.9 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Chris Noyce 665 20.9 -15.9
Independent Sockalingam Yogalingam 559 17.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gerri Noyce 426 13.4 -14.7
Green Rowan Nicholas Charles Langley 182 5.7 N/A
Independent Herbie Crossman 166 5.2 N/A
Turnout 3,175 45.0
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Roxbourne (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Douglas Henson 1,446 65.2
Labour Maxine Margaret Henson 1,369 61.7
Conservative Arunasalam Rajalingam 764 34.4
Conservative John Stuart Haddon Hinkley 687 31.0
Liberal Democrats Thomas Peter Sikandar Yasin 170 7.7
Turnout 2306 33
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Roxeth (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jerry Miles 2,180 60.8
Labour Peymana Assad 2,009 56.0
Labour Rashmi Suranga Kalu 1,991 55.5
Conservative Rajagopal Deleepan 1422 39.6
Conservative Sockalingam Karunalingam 1364 38.0
Conservative Subankani Pathmanathan Pratheepan 1242 34.6
Green Swati Rameshchandra Patel 553 15.4
Turnout 3881 35
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

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Stanmore (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marilyn Joy Ashton 2,340 66.8
Conservative Philip Richard Benjamin 2,244 64.0
Conservative Zak Oliver Wagman 1,992 56.8
Labour Hannah Louise Gibbons 852 24.3
Labour Navin Shah 803 22.9
Labour Jeffrey Charles Gallant 784 22.4
Liberal Democrats Nikki Kopelman 392 11.2
Green Linda Carol Robinson 356 10.2
Liberal Democrats Philip Grenville Levy 330 9.4
Liberal Democrats Sheila Michelle Levy 327 9.3
Reform UK Howard Keith Koch 95 2.7
Turnout 3653 36
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

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Wealdstone North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shahania Choudhury 1,405 65.2
Labour Phillip William O'Dell 1,361 63.1
Conservative Vinod Tikoo 781 36.2
Conservative Paul Francis Greek 766 35.5
Turnout 2266 33
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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Wealdstone South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kandy Ann Marie Dolor 888 54.8
Labour Dean Gilligan 847 52.3
Conservative Manjibhai Kara 661 40.8
Conservative Naresh Gothadiya 635 39.2
Green Halema Khatun 208 12.8
Turnout 1680 33
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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West Harrow (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rekha Shah 1,507 54.7
Labour Asif Hussain 1,459 52.9
Conservative Luke Andrew Titus Wilson 911 33.0
Conservative Caroline Mojisola Ojo 849 30.8
Green Monika Sobiecki 437 15.9
Liberal Democrats Em Dean 351 12.7
Turnout 2841 40
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

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