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 took place on 5 May 2022. All 53 members of Hillingdon 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.

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 as the council opposition with the remaining 21 seats. The 2022 election took place under new election boundaries, which reduced the number of councillors to 53. The Conservatives maintained control despite losing 4 seats to the Labour Party.

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 coming second.[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]

Campaign

The Conservative peer Robert Hayward listed Hillingdon as one of four councils his party risked losing control of in London following the partygate scandal. Labour had been expected to make gains in the borough in the 2018 election, but had fallen back. The borough includes the prime minister Boris Johnson's constituency, Uxbridge and South Ruislip, which a January poll suggested he would be at risk of losing in the event of a general election.[9]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 44 Conservative 44 (new boundaries - 34)
Labour 21 Labour 21 (new boundaries - 19)

Results summary

2022 Hillingdon London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 30 0 3 Decrease 14 56.6 48.2 85,819 -6.0
  Labour 23 3 0 Increase 2 43.4 41.5 73,926 +3.0
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 7.6 13,524 +2.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 2,963 +0.1
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 492 N/A
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 298 -0.3
  SDP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 293 N/A
  National Health Action 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 219 N/A
  Let London Live 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 212 N/A
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 199 N/A

Ward results

Statements of persons nominated were published on 6 April[10]

Belmore

Belmore (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Labina Basit 2,421 70.7
Labour Jagjit Singh 2,421 70.7
Labour Narinder Garg 2,368 69.2
Conservative Cameron Bell 923 27.0
Conservative John Morgan 824 24.1
Conservative Isobel Rodrigues 795 23.2
Green Katherine Lee 268 7.8
Green Andrew Gibbs 252 7.4
Turnout 3,424 34.64
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Charville

Charville (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Nelson-West 1,481 51.8
Conservative Darran Davies 1,447 50.6
Labour Sumen Starr 1,398 48.9
Conservative Teji Barnes 1,396 48.8
Turnout 2,861 38.71
Labour gain from Conservative
Conservative hold

Colham and Cowley

Colham & Cowley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shehyrar Ahmad-Wallana 1,851 50.2
Conservative Roy Chamdal 1,822 49.4
Conservative Ekta Gohil 1,702 46.1
Labour Tony Eginton 1,572 42.6
Labour Steve Garelick 1,455 39.5
Labour Karina Marqvardt Jogart 1,394 37.8
Green Nicole Rosemary Cathryn Crook 296 8.0
Green Valerie Ann McDonnell 289 7.8
Green Lucy Jane Edwina West 266 7.2
National Health Action Alastair James Fischer 219 5.9
UKIP Geoff Courtenay 199 5.4
Turnout 3,688 36.5
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

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Eastcote

Eastcote (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Denys 3,396 65.4
Conservative Becky Haggar 3,272 63.1
Conservative Ian Kevin Edwards 3,227 62.2
Labour David Michael Ernest Keys 1,256 24.2
Labour Robert Mark Cowlin 1,201 23.1
Labour Joanne Charlotte Tapper 1,190 22.9
Green Rachel Elizabeth Ross 611 11.8
Liberal Democrats Tom Cottew 542 10.4
Green Andrew George Kennedy 495 9.5
Green David William Stephens 304 5.9
TUSC Tim Henry 72 1.4
Turnout 5,189 42.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Harefield Village

Harefield Village (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Irene Palmer 929 56.9
Green Niki Samuel 524 32.1
Labour Mohinder Birah 179 11.0
Majority
Turnout 39.95
Conservative win (new seat)

Hayes Town

Hayes Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Allan Curling 1,906 78.5
Labour Janet Elizabeth Gardner 1,844 75.9
Labour Raju Sansurpuri 1,812 74.6
Conservative Lauren Davies 593 24.4
Conservative Taf Sowe 463 19.1
Conservative Tristan Clemens Johannes Pahl 454 18.7
Let London Live Hazel Gillender 212 8.7
Turnout 2,428 28.3
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Heathrow Villages

Heathrow Villages (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Nelson 1,336 55.5
Labour Peter Fraz Money 1,274 53.0
Conservative Christine Mary Taylor 943 39.2
Conservative Daniel Michael Sydenham 886 36.8
Green Alice Joy Greenham 227 9.4
Green Zahid Hussain Khan 146 6.1
Turnout 2,406 29.6
Labour hold
Labour hold

Hillingdon East

Hillingdon East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colleen Margaret Ann Sullivan 2,104 61.6
Conservative Wayne Paul Bridges 2,097 61.4
Conservative Alan Jeffrey Chapman 2,066 60.5
Labour Jagdeep Singh Brar 1,311 38.4
Labour Gregory Joseph Goonesekera 1,231 36.1
Labour Gurmeet Singh Virk 1,194 35.0
SDP Stephen Gardner 239 7.0
Turnout 3,414 31.8
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Hillingdon West

Hillingdon West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Leslie Bennett 1,124 57.3
Conservative Reeta Chamdal 1,014 51.7
Labour Margaret Theresa McDonald 704 35.9
Labour Ray Kenneth Meen 688 35.0
Green Christine Deanne Pratt 213 10.9
Green David Robert Allam 184 9.4
Turnout 1,963 31.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ickenham and South Harefield

Ickenham & South Harefield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Alan Goddard 2,734 58.1
Conservative Eddie Lavery 2,681 57.0
Conservative Kaushik Kumar Banerjee 2,537 53.9
Green Sarah Charmian Green 1,246 26.5
Labour John Campbell 1,111 23.6
Green Rose-Marie Adams 1,061 22.5
Labour Paul William Espley 997 21.2
Labour Kevin Peter McDonald 938 19.9
Green Zena Patricia Jean Wigram 817 17.4
Turnout 4,707 41.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Northwood

Northwood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Gary Allan Higgins 1,823 61.9
Conservative Richard Anthony Lewis 1,783 60.5
Labour Jonathan Charles Hutchins 630 21.4
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Michael Banks 557 18.9
Liberal Democrats David William Miller 455 15.4
Green Fiona Claire Holding 288 9.8
Labour John Laurence Oswell 186 6.3
Green Scott Edward Miles 170 5.8
Turnout 2,946 38.5
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

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Northwood Hills

Northwood Hills (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Philip Simon Bianco 1,686 59.2
Conservative Kishan Hitesh Bhatt 1,627 57.1
Labour Kerri Prince 754 26.5
Labour Shabbar Akberay Sachedina 640 22.5
Liberal Democrats Peter John Dollimore 359 12.6
Green Stephen Philip Edmeads 319 11.2
Green Andrew James Ross 310 10.9
Turnout 2,847 35.4
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Pinkwell

Pinkwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Gill 2,314 80.0
Labour Kuldeep Lakhmana 2,214 76.5
Labour Gursharan Mand 2,154 74.5
Conservative Rosie Giddings 692 23.9
Conservative Darren Upjohn 669 23.1
Conservative Allan Kauffman 635 21.9
Turnout 2,893 29.32
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Ruislip

Ruislip (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Nigel Corthorne 3,242 69.0
Conservative John Riley 3,115 66.3
Conservative Peter William Smallwood 3,103 66.0
Labour John Victor Morse 986 21.0
Labour Jane Margaret Smith 892 19.0
Labour Andrew Robert Smith 808 17.2
Green Andrew John Blakie 625 13.3
Liberal Democrats Alexander Martin Cunliffe 546 11.6
Green Shivalee Alpeshbhai Patel 411 8.7
Green Jaishiva Virdee 374 8.0
Turnout 4,701 41.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ruislip Manor

Ruislip Manor (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Catherine O' Brien 1,976 62.7
Conservative Douglas Stuart Mills 1,951 61.9
Labour Norrette Pauline Moore 806 25.6
Labour Roshan Lal Ghei 782 24.8
Green Graham John Lee 291 9.2
Liberal Democrats Melanie Margaret Winterbotham 268 8.5
Green Geoffrey Wilkinson 228 7.2
Turnout 3,151 41.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

South Ruislip

South Ruislip (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard James Mills 2,373 60.1
Conservative Steve Tuckwell 2,356 59.7
Conservative Heena Makwana 2,343 59.4
Labour Connor Myles Liberty 1,195 30.3
Labour Alexander Fraser Sim 1,176 29.8
Labour Mohan Lal Sharma 1,077 27.3
Green Sandra Mary Baynton 385 9.8
Green Deborah Howes 365 9.2
Independent Tiffany Rytter 298 7.6
Green Peter Leslie Crook 271 6.9
Turnout 3,946 35.9
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Uxbridge

Uxbridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Edward Burrows 1,971 51.1
Labour Tony Burles 1,764 45.7
Conservative Farhad Choubedar 1,740 45.1
Conservative Ranjeet Singh Rathore 1,719 44.6
Labour Jagdip Singh Gill 1,575 40.8
Labour Jess Thurgur 1,572 40.8
Green Christine West 452 11.7
Green Andronikos Panayiotou 342 8.9
Green Michael Alan Ray-Howett 306 7.9
TUSC Gary Lee Harbord 129 3.3
Turnout 3,857 39.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

West Drayton

West Drayton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jan Sweeting 2,111 57.7
Labour Scott Myles Farley 1,968 53.8
Labour Mohammed Shofiul Islam 1,911 52.2
Conservative Kelly Martin 1,428 39.0
Conservative Sanjiv Bisnauthsing 1,312 35.9
Conservative Hanna Ahmed Ali 1,296 35.4
Green Sarah West 315 8.6
Green Iain John Bruce 272 7.4
Green Marcus Smith 209 5.7
TUSC Carlos Barros 154 4.2
Turnout 3,659 34.1
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Wood End

Wood End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Garelick 2,133 69.3
Labour Kamal Preet Kaur 2,073 67.3
Labour Stuart Paul Mathers 1,978 64.3
Conservative Nicola Brightman 969 31.5
Conservative Reva Anil Gudi 886 28.8
Conservative David Anthony Yarrow 823 26.7
Liberal Democrats Chris Hooper 236 7.7
TUSC Jason Zaidi Buck 137 4.5
Turnout 3,078 28.2
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Yeading

Yeading (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jas Dhot 1,553 70.5
Labour Rita Dhot 1,511 68.6
Conservative Kelly Marie Bridges 711 32.3
Conservative Christopher Smallwood 633 28.7
Turnout 2,204 28.3
Labour hold
Labour hold

Yiewsley

Yiewsley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naser Mohammed Issa Abby 1,361 59.7
Labour Sital Punja 1,120 49.1
Conservative James William Stephen Geoff Cantwell 861 37.8
Conservative Alan Charles Deville 842 36.9
Green John Paul Bowman 205 9.0
Green Stephen Peter Goss 170 7.5
Turnout 2,279 28.3
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

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