2022 Hillingdon Council election
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All 53 council seats
 
Leader Ian Edwards Peter Curling
Party Conservative Labour
Last election 44 seats, 54.2% 21 seats, 38.5%

Incumbent council control


Conservative



The 2022 Hillingdon London Borough Council election is due to take place on 5 May 2022. All 53 members of Hillingdon 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 control of the council, winning 44 out of the 65 seats with the Labour Party forming the council opposition with the remaining 21 seats. The 2022 election will take place under new election boundaries, which will reduce the number of councillors to 53.

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]

Hillingdon has been under Conservative control, Labour control and no overall control since its establishment. The Conservatives have held control since the 2006 election, when they won 45 seats with 47.0% of the vote to Labour's 18 seats on 24.4% of the vote and the Liberal Democrats' 2 seats with 20.5% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats lost their representation on the council in 2010 and did not regain it in the subsequent council elections in 2014 or 2018. In the most recent election in 2018, the Conservatives won 44 seats with 54.2% of the vote while Labour won 21 seats with 38.5% of the vote. Among the other parties, the Green Party performed best with 4.9% of the vote across the borough. The incumbent council leader was reselected after the 2018 election, Ray Puddifoot, who had led the Conservative group since 2000.[2]

Council term

A Conservative councillor for Hillingdon East, Pat Jackson, resigned in early 2020. A by-election to replace her was held on 27 February 2020, which was held for the Conservatives by Colleen Sullivan with a large swing from Labour.[3] A Conservative councillor for Charville ward, Neil Fyfe, died in November 2020.[4] He had represented the ward since 2010.[5] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the by-election to fill his seat wasn't held until 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. The seat was held for the Conservatives by Darran Davies, with the Labour candidate, Stevie Garlic failing to take the seat he expected to win.[6] Puddifoot stood down as council leader in January, and was replaced by the Conservative councillor and former Metropolitan Police commander Ian Edwards.[2]

Along with most London boroughs, Hillingdon will be electing councillors under new ward boundaries in 2022. Following local consultation, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England produced new boundaries reducing the number of councillors from 65 to 53 across twelve three-councillor wards with eight two-seat wards and one single-seat ward.[7]

Electoral process

Hillingdon, as with all other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years, with the previous election having taken 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.[8] 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.[8]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 44 Conservative 44
Labour 21 Labour 21

2022 Wards & Candidates

Belmore (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Charville (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Colham & Cowley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Eastcote (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Harefield Village (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Green TBC
Majority
Turnout
Hayes Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Heathrow Villages (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Hillingdon East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Hillingdon West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Ickenham & South Harefield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Northwood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority 1,969
Turnout
Northwood Hills (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Pinkwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Ruislip (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Ruislip Manor (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
South Ruislip (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout
Uxbridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour
Majority
Turnout
West Drayton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Wood End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Yeading (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Majority
Turnout
Yiewsley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative TBC
Conservative TBC
Labour TBC
Labour TBC
Majority
Turnout

Results by ward

References

  1. ^ "The essential guide to London local government | London Councils". www.londoncouncils.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b Hossein-Pour, Anahita (16 December 2020). "Hillingdon elects new leader to replace stalwart Sir Ray Puddifoot". MyLondon. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ Baston, Lewis (28 February 2020). "Hillingdon: Tories hold council seat with big by-election swing against Labour". OnLondon. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  4. ^ Baston, Lewis (20 March 2021). "Lewis Baston: A colourful rush of London borough by-elections is coming". OnLondon. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Cllr Neil Fyfe (1946 to 2020)". Hillingdon Council. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Conservative candidate Darran Davies wins Charville by-election in Hillingdon". Hillingdon Times. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Big changes announced for Hillingdon ward boundaries". Hillingdon Times. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  8. ^ a b "How the elections work | London Councils". www.londoncouncils.gov.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2021.