2022 Hounslow Council election
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All 62 council seats
 
Leader TBC TBC
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 51 seats, 54.1% 9 seats, 28.8%

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 Hounslow London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 62 members of Hounslow 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 Labour Party maintained its control of the council, winning 51 out of the 60 seats with the Conservative Party forming the council opposition with the remaining nine seats. The 2022 election took place under new election boundaries, which increased the number of councillors to 62.

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, Hounslow has generally been under Labour control, apart from a period from 1968–1971 when the Conservative Party held a majority of the seats and a period from 2006–2010 when no party had an overall majority of seats. Labour regained control of the council in the 2010 election, when they won 35 seats with 35.2% of the vote and the Conservatives won 25 seats with 32.0% of the vote. No Liberal Democrats, independents and residents' group councillors were elected in 2010, 2014 or 2018. In the 2018 Hounslow London Borough Council election, Labour extended its majority to win 51 seats with 54.1% of the vote, while the Conservatives won the remaining 9 seats, all in Chiswick, with 28.8% of the vote across the borough. The Liberal Democrats won 8.1% of the vote and the Green Party won 7.8% of the vote, but neither party won any seats.[2]

Council term

A Labour councillor for Heston West, Rajinder Bath, died in June 2019. He had been first elected in 1990 and had served as mayor in 1998.[3] The former council leader and sitting Labour councillor for the Feltham North ward, John Chatt, died in August 2019. He had served as a councillor for twenty-nine years.[4] By-elections to fill both seats were held on 12 December 2019 to coincide with the 2019 general election. Bath's seat of Heston West was won by the Labour candidate Balraj Sarai, while the Conservative Party candidate Kuldeep Tak gained Chatt's seat in Feltham North.[5] A Labour councillor for Hounslow Heath, Hina Kiani, resigned in July 2020 for work reasons.[6] The Labour councillor for Cranford ward, Poonam Dhillon died in January 2021. She had represented the ward since 2006–2014 and was re-elected in 2018.[7] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by-elections for both seats were delayed until 6 May 2021, alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and the London Assembly election. Hounslow Heath was held for Labour by Madeeha Asim, while Cranford ward was held for Labour by Devina Ram, with the Conservatives coming in second place in both wards.[8]

As with most London boroughs, Hounslow elected its councillors under new boundaries decided by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which it produced after a period of consulation. The number of councillors rose to 62, an increase from the previous 60, across eighteen three-councillor wards and four two-councillor wards.[9]

Campaign

Darius Nasimi, who came to the United Kingdom as an Afghan refugee in 1999, was selected as a Conservative candidate for Hanworth.[10] The Labour councillor Theo Dennison resigned from his party after his motion of no confidence in council leader Steve Curran failed.[11] Curran later announced he would not be seeking re-election due to illness.[12]

Electoral process

Hounslow, 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 lived 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.[13] 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.[13]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 51 Labour 48
Conservative 9 Conservative 10
Independent 0 Independent 2

Results summary

2022 Hounslow London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 52 1 1 Increase 1 83.9 54.7 94,667 +0.6
  Conservative 10 1 1 Increase 1 16.1 31.3 54,139 +2.5
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.9 12,011 -0.9
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.2 10,732 -1.9
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 1,537 +0.1

Ward results

Source:[14]

Bedfont

Bedfont (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lily Bath 1,768 55.0
Labour Adesh Kumar Farmahan 1,663 51.8
Labour Raghwinder Singh Siddhu 1,627 50.7
Conservative Peter George Edwards 1,245 38.8
Conservative John Osborn 1,162 36.7
Conservative Hareshkumar Trikamlal Bhalsod 999 31.1
Green Dave Wetzel 429 13.3
Turnout 3,211 31.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Brentford East

Brentford East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rhys Williams 1,058 66.7
Labour Marina Cheri Sharma 994 62.7
Conservative Thomas Samuel Hearn 314 19.9
Green Freya Caroline Summersgill 312 19.7
Conservative Paul Anthony Baksh 271 17.1
Turnout 1,586 28.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Brentford West

Brentford West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Guy Lambert 1,183 27.1
Labour Lara Parizotto 1,119 25.6
Green Stephen Paul Clark 669 15.3
Conservative Michael James Annear Denniss 410 9.4
Conservative Zoe Louise Nixon 392 9.0
Green Tony Firkins 367 8.4
Independent Bob Ayres 226 5.2
Turnout 36.06
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Chiswick Gunnersbury

Chiswick Gunnersbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joanna Biddolph 1,552 14.9
Conservative Ron Mushiso 1,402 13.5
Conservative Ranjit Gill 1,382 13.3
Labour Emma Jane Yates 1,359 13.0
Labour Uday Nagaraju 1,215 11.7
Labour Hanif Ahmad Khan 1,210 11.6
Liberal Democrats Will Francis 840 8.1
Liberal Democrats Helen Diana Cross 803 7.7
Liberal Democrats Johanna Katherine Guppy 657 6.3
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Chiswick Homefields

Chiswick Homefields (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Richard Todd 1,884 14.9
Conservative Gerald Alexander Richard Mcgregor 1,849 14.7
Conservative Jack Joseph Emsley 1,746 13.8
Labour Olivia Katherine Adesuwa Uwechue 1,277 10.1
Labour Saroosh Khan 1,251 9.9
Labour Mukesh Malhotra 1,213 9.6
Liberal Democrats James Nicholas Charrington 646 5.1
Liberal Democrats Mark Cripps 627 5.0
Green Martin James Bleach 600 4.8
Liberal Democrats Leigh Gareth Edwards 585 4.6
Green Astrid Hilne 488 3.9
Green Jonathan Stevan Elkon 455 3.6
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Chiswick Riverside

Chiswick Riverside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gabriella Sabrina Gonzalez Giles 1,105 13.1
Conservative Peter Thompson 1,087 12.9
Labour Amy Michelle Croft 1,064 12.6
Conservative Sebastian Paul Wallace 1,055 12.5
Labour Gurbachan Singh Athwal 948 11.2
Labour Melvin Barrie Collins 926 10.9
Green Andrea Marsha Louise Black 513 6.1
Liberal Democrats Charles Rees 485 5.7
Liberal Democrats Guy De boursac 458 5.4
Green Elly Lewis-holmes 455 5.4
Green Bill Hagerty 362 4.3
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Cranford

Cranford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sukhbir Singh Dhaliwal 1,949 22.3
Labour Vickram Singh Grewal 1,942 22.2
Labour Ghazala Butt 1,843 21.1
Conservative Vaibhav Mistry 698 8.0
Conservative Sheekeba Nasimi 690 7.9
Conservative Mohamad Abdul Rahman Jarche 608 7.0
Green Gurpal Singh Sindhar 519 5.9
Independent Gurpal Singh Virdi 489 5.6
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Feltham North

Feltham North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samina Riaz Nagra 1,288 16.5
Conservative Kuldeep Tak 1,276 16.3
Labour Muhammad Shakeel Akram 1,244 15.9
Conservative Nimmi Madadi 1,225 15.7
Labour Tariq Mehmood 1,186 15.2
Conservative Zubair Ahmed Awan 1,172 15.0
Green Chantel Fai Wetzel 431 5.5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Feltham West

Feltham West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan James Philip Mitchell 1,752 21.0
Labour Madeeha Asim 1,567 18.8
Labour Hina Mir 1,557 18.7
Conservative Manoj Kumar Srirangam 1,000 12.0
Conservative Sonia Luther 997 11.9
Conservative Vanita Kanda 970 11.6
Green Christina Dawn Gorst Ellis 501 6.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hanworth Park

Hanworth Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bishnu Bahadur Gurung 1,037 25.7
Labour Farah Kamran 983 24.3
Conservative Ran Manike Maliyadde 769 19.0
Conservative Adamya Raj 649 16.1
Green Tom Beaton 318 7.9
Liberal Democrats Liz Trayhorn 282 7.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hanworth Village

Hanworth Village (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Winston Foote 1,675 18.1
Labour Noreen Kaleem 1,475 15.9
Conservative Allan Edil Bert Joseph 1,434 15.5
Labour Naeem Ulfat 1,419 15.3
Conservative Darius Nasimi 1,373 14.8
Conservative Srinivasa Chakravarthy Aripirala 1,306 14.1
Green Damian James Read 595 6.4
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Heston Central

Heston Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shivraj Singh Grewal 1,957 24.7
Labour Harleen Atwal hear 1,775 22.4
Labour Muhammad Riaz Gull 1,648 20.8
Conservative Sandra Cullinane 724 9.1
Conservative Nooralhaq Nasimi 489 6.2
Green Tony Browne 471 5.9
Liberal Democrats Chaitan Shah 450 5.7
Conservative Mohammed Eaoyor Shaikh 403 5.1
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heston East

Heston East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gurmail Singh Lal 1,491 22.7
Labour Amritpal Singh Mann 1,415 21.5
Labour Aqsa Ahmed 1,288 19.6
Conservative Sonia Maya Dhiman 721 11.0
Conservative Hari Hrushikesh Borpatla 666 10.1
Conservative Krish Pisavadia 648 9.9
Green Zbynek Simcik 340 5.2
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heston West

Heston West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adriana Gheorghe 1,998 25.3
Labour Shantanu Rajawat 1,906 24.2
Labour Karamat Ali Malik 1,768 22.4
Conservative Swarnjit Kamboh 637 8.1
Conservative Maha Jarche 553 7.0
Conservative Muhammad Azeem Anwar 550 7.0
Green Ann Thomas 475 6.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hounslow Central

Hounslow Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pritam Singh Grewal 1,217 21.6
Labour Ajmer Grewal 1,166 20.7
Labour Rasheed Bhatti 1,144 20.3
Conservative Hetal Kataria 618 10.9
Conservative Nimit Shishodia 573 10.2
Conservative Shumaila Ali 542 9.6
Green Katharine Hollingworth-kandelaki 384 6.8
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hounslow East

Hounslow East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Junue Meah 1,065 28.4
Labour Daanish Saeed 1,035 27.6
Conservative Jesal Jignesh Patel 642 17.1
Conservative Jignesh Patel 632 16.9
Green Mary-Ellen Archer 373 10.0
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Hounslow Heath

Hounslow Heath (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samia Zafar Chaudhary 2,175 21.1
Labour Afzaal Ahmad Kiani 1,934 18.8
Labour Farhaan Abdul Rehman 1,841 17.9
Conservative Satvinder Pal Singh Buttar 1,028 10.0
Conservative Nada Mohamad Jarche 742 7.2
Conservative Sana Khalil Jarche 740 7.2
Liberal Democrats Sally Anne Billenness 708 6.9
Green Stefan Edward Wells 576 5.6
Liberal Democrats Warwick Bruce Francis 540 5.3
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hounslow South

Hounslow South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Bruce 2,279 22.4
Labour Karen Ruby Smith 2,024 19.9
Labour Sayyar Raza 1,770 17.4
Conservative Laura Elliott 1,122 11.0
Conservative Ekansh Sharma 930 9.1
Conservative Muraad Ali Chaudhry 866 8.5
Green Michael Trevenen Bull 674 6.6
Liberal Democrats Krishna Valluru 520 5.1
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hounslow West

Hounslow West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bandna Chopra 2,112 23.1
Labour Jagdish Rai Sharma 2,002 21.9
Labour Mohammed Umair 1,819 19.9
Conservative Ranveer Singh Summan 837 9.2
Conservative Sudhakar Bhumana 765 8.4
Conservative Wafa Faisal Salih Khider 618 6.8
Liberal Democrats Carl Michael Pierce 494 5.4
Green Sergejs Adamovs 490 5.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Isleworth

Isleworth (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Sampson 2,124 22.0
Labour Salman Haroun Shaheen 1,832 18.9
Labour John Robert Stroud-Turp 1,672 17.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Campbell Thorpe 855 8.8
Green David Peter Faure Juritz 697 7.2
Liberal Democrats Joseph Gerald Bourke 669 6.9
Conservative Al Al-ayoby 622 6.4
Conservative Muhammad Umar Awais 606 6.3
Conservative Khalid Omar Warsame 593 6.1
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Osterley & Spring Grove

Osterley & Spring Grove (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Louki 2,116 21.7
Labour Unsa Kausar Chaudri 1,751 17.9
Labour Aftab Siddiqui 1,640 16.8
Conservative Jason Dylan Willoughby Harcourt 1,105 11.3
Conservative Sukhy Bahia 1,048 10.7
Conservative Maneesh Singh 982 10.0
Green Rashid Wahab 566 5.8
Liberal Democrats Judith Kowalczyk 565 5.8
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Syon & Brentford Lock

Syon & Brentford Lock (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katherine Sarah Dunne 1,463 19.4
Labour Dan Bowring 1,368 18.1
Labour Balraj Sarai 1,080 14.3
Independent Theo Christopher Dennison 822 10.9
Green Anthony William John Agius 625 8.3
Conservative Adam Ali 573 7.6
Conservative Chaitan Sinha 542 7.2
Liberal Democrats Phyllis Ann Van der esch 391 5.2
Liberal Democrats Christopher Darsie Gillie 363 4.8
Liberal Democrats Jack Piers Ballentyne 314 4.2
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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