2022 Kensington and Chelsea Council election
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All 50 council seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Elizabeth Campbell Mo Bakhtiar Linda Wade
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 36 seats, 51.4% 13 seats, 33.0% 1 seat, 12.4%
Seats won 35 13 2
Seat change Decrease1 Steady Increase1
Popular vote 40,363 27,811 13,134
Percentage 48.7% 33.6% 15.9%
Swing Decrease2.7% Increase0.6% Increase3.5%

council control before election


Conservative

Subsequent council control


Conservative

The 2022 Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council election was held on 5 May 2022. All 50 members of Kensington and Chelsea 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 Conservative party lost one seat to the Liberal Democrats, but maintained their majority on the council.

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]

Kensington and Chelsea has been under Conservative control since its establishment. In the most recent election in 2018, the Conservatives won 36 seats with 51.4% of the vote across the borough; Labour won 13 seats with 33.0% of the vote and the Liberal Democrats won a single seat with 12.4% of the vote.[2] The council had been a target for the Labour Party, who had been expected to perform better following the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.[2]

Council term

A Labour councillor for Dalgarno ward, Robert Thomson, resigned in early 2019 because his job required him to relocate. A by-election was held to fill his seat on 21 March 2019, which was won by the Labour candidate Kasim Ali with the Conservatives coming in second place.[3]

Unlike most London boroughs, Kensington and Chelsea will continue with the same ward boundaries it elected councillors under in 2018 as it had been subject to a recent boundary review.

Electoral process

Kensington and Chelsea, 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 took place by multi-member plurality block 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.[4] 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.[4]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 36 Conservative 35
Labour 13 Labour 13
Liberal Democrats 1 Liberal Democrats 2

Overall Results

Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council election[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 1 1 0 70 48.7 40,363 -2.7
  Labour 13 0 0 0 26 33.6 27,811 +0.6
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 0 +1 4 15.9 13,134 +2.5
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 1,140 +1.0
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.5 388 +0.4

Results by ward

Abingdon

Abingdon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Addenbrooke 1,019 60.0 -6.2
Conservative Anne Cyron 964 56.5 -5.9
Conservative James Husband 915 53.6 -8.1
Labour Manju Gregory 374 21.9 +4.4
Labour Nasrin Lari 342 20.0 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Good 335 19.6 +5.0
Labour Bora Ristic 335 19.6 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Owen 330 19.3 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Kosta 279 16.3 +0.2
Turnout 32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Brompton and Hans Town

Brompton and Hans Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walaa Idris 1,044 64.2 -6.3
Conservative Sof McVeigh 1,040 63.9 -5.6
Conservative Mary Weale 1,032 63.4 -6.2
Labour Marian Kearney 279 17.1 +1.9
Labour Monica Preston 267 16.4 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Maurizio Campolo 266 16.3 +4.1
Labour Karl-Eric Cheron 266 16.3 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Ewen Cameron 261 16.0 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Robert Woodthorpe Browne 225 13.8 +5.5
Turnout 28.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Campden

Campden (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Faulks 1,122 58.6 -4.9
Conservative Preety Hudd 1,026 53.6 -9.8
Conservative Lloyd North 995 52.0 -7.8
Labour Margaret McDonald 417 21.8 +8.6
Labour Heathcote Ruthann 365 19.1 +6.1
Liberal Democrats Juan Carrizosa 343 17.9 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Wade 341 17.8 +4.8
Labour Tabatha Vaughan 333 17.4 +2.6
Green Luke Douglas-Home 294 15.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christopher Coplans 292 15.3 +4.2
Turnout 35.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Chelsea Riverside

Chelsea Riverside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laura Burns 1,007 46.8 -1.6
Conservative Gerard Hargreaves 941 43.7 -3.4
Conservative Sonia Zvedeniuk 923 42.9 -4.4
Labour Jake Thomas 819 38.0 +1.1
Labour Mike Coelho 805 36.7 -0.1
Labour Cihan Cheron 722 32.9 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Margo Schwartz 643 29.3 +19.6
Turnout 35.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Colville

Colville (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Toby Benton 1,108 59.8 +5.1
Labour Mohammed Bakhtiar 1,091 58.9 +7.2
Labour Dahabo Isse 1,014 54.8 +4.4
Conservative Ellie Lines 458 24.7 -3.1
Conservative Roni Greenfield 453 24.4 -0.9
Conservative Becky Walsh 441 23.8 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Josie Mayers 298 16.1 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Jules Lipton 257 13.9 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Alex Nowak 226 12.2 +2.7
Turnout 29.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Courtfield

Courtfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Evans 1,068 59.6 -9.4
Conservative Greg Hammond 1,037 57.8 -10.3
Conservative Quentin Marshall 947 52.8 -13.8
Liberal Democrats Marc Goldfinger 740 41.3 +27.1
Labour Fatima Kara 282 15.7 +4.0
Labour Marius Brill 270 15.1 +4.4
Labour Rene Gimpel 270 15.1 +2.4
Turnout 32.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Dalgarno

Dalgarno (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kasim Ali 867 60.2 -13.5
Labour Eva Jedut 837 58.1 -7.4
Conservative Theodore Karpinksi 316 21.9 -1.1
Conservative Anjulika Vatish 276 19.2 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Alexandra Tatton-Brown 159 11.0 +3.0
Independent Delores Patterson 156 10.8 N/A
Independent Philip Williams 155 10.8 N/A
Turnout 31.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Earl's Court

Earl's Court (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Wade 1,048 51.1 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Tim Verboven 757 36.9 +11.2
Conservative Hamish Adourian 705 34.4 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Christophe Noblet 699 34.1 +10.1
Conservative Stéphanie Petit 674 32.8 -5.8
Conservative Max Chauhan 608 29.6 -2.3
Labour Bruno Diantantou 415 20.2 -5.6
Labour Sharda Rowena 398 19.4 -5.9
Labour John Winter 286 13.9 -6.5
Green Erwin Schaeffer 209 10.2 +0.8
Turnout 34.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Golborne

Golborne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mona Adam 1,036 69.1 -8.4
Labour Sina Lari 1,005 67.0 -1.9
Labour Abdullahi Nur 950 63.4 -10.1
Conservative Elizabeth Acka 297 19.8 +5.7
Conservative Margaret Parker 278 18.5 +5.5
Conservative Michael Walsh 259 17.3 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Sheila McGuirk 160 10.7 +2.8
Liberal Democrats William Somers 133 8.9 +2.8
Turnout 25.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Holland

Holland (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lucinda Knight 1,049 52.1 -0.2
Conservative Johnny Thalassites 1,019 50.6 +0.5
Conservative Aarien Areti 993 49.3 -3.5
Labour Samantha Batra 731 36.3 +2.9
Labour Nathaniel McBride 654 32.5 +2.4
Labour Axel Landin 650 32.3 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Hugh Lalor 241 12.0 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Noel McNamara 241 12.0 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Leopold Rupf 189 9.4 N/A
Turnout 35.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Norland

Norland (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lindsay 787 49.2 -9.6
Conservative Stuart Graham 738 46.2 -11.3
Labour Sylvia Parnell 355 22.2 -1.6
Green Fabien Frenzel 338 21.1 N/A
Green Angela Georgievski 299 18.7 N/A
Labour Bernard Shaw 289 18.1 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Tom Fox 162 10.1 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Blanche Girouard 157 9.8 -0.6
Turnout 41.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Notting Dale

Notting Dale (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Claire Simmons 1,200 68.4 -3.9
Labour Mona Ahmed 1,180 67.3 -0.8
Labour Marwan Elnaghi 1,162 66.2 -1.1
Conservative Filippo Salamone 329 18.8 +1.5
Conservative Mehreen Malik 314 17.9 +1.0
Conservative Sasi Kamaladasan 300 17.1 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Somers 194 11.1 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Philip Chenery 191 10.9 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Yury Kanavalau 125 7.1 N/A
Turnout 30.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pembridge

Pembridge (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joanna Gardner 609 46.8 -6.9
Conservative Dori Schmetterling 560 43.0 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Sam Dodgshon 448 34.4 +17.6
Labour Lorna Kelly 393 30.1 +1.5
Labour Jonathan Daniels 386 29.6 +4.7
Turnout 36.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Queen's Gate

Queen's Gate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roberto Weeden-Sanz 966 59.0 -8.7
Conservative Will Lane 955 58.3 -8.4
Conservative Sam Mackover 942 57.5 -8.9
Liberal Democrats Blaise Baquiche 548 33.5 +15.6
Labour Lenore Robinson 331 20.2 +6.1
Labour Tim Thomas 260 15.9 +2.4
Labour Hassan Muhammad 252 15.4 +2.8
Turnout 34.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Redcliffe

Redcliffe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Bennett 1,038 55.5 -6.9
Conservative Marie-Therese Rossi 973 52.1 -8.7
Conservative Sidney Yankson 883 47.2 -9.4
Liberal Democrats Jean-Francois Burford 634 33.9 +18.5
Labour Anne Corbett 494 26.4 +6.9
Labour Otto Barrow 407 21.8 +5.3
Labour Alfie Gee 364 19.5 +3.1
Turnout 30.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Royal Hospital

Royal Hospital (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Campbell 1,387 69.0 -5.8
Conservative Emma Will 1,309 65.1 -6.2
Conservative Cem Kemahli 1,261 62.7 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Jean Goodliffe 326 16.2 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Penny Pocock 315 15.7 +4.3
Labour David Kear 307 15.3 +1.6
Labour Pat Mason 283 14.1 +0.5
Labour Soushian Samadi 281 14.0 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Theodore Goodliffe 265 13.2 +3.7
Turnout 32.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Helen's

St Helen's (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Dent Coad 811 52.1 -0.4
Labour Portia Thaxter 739 47.5 -1.8
Conservative Miloud Bouhaddou 522 33.5 +3.5
Conservative Maxwell Woodger 521 33.5 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Carmel McLoughlin 167 10.7 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Jibril Al-Nabahani 118 7.6 -3.0
Independent Eve Allison 77 4.9 -28.8
Turnout 36.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Stanley

Stanley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kim Taylor-Smith 1,031 55.9 -4.3
Conservative Josh Rendall 1,027 55.7 -5.2
Conservative Will Pascall 1,005 54.5 -5.4
Labour Leon Garner 465 25.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Helena Marconell 402 21.8 +13.2
Labour Abdulmajid Malin 373 20.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Jose Buera Cienfuegos-Jovellanos 312 16.9 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Carl Michel 307 16.7 +7.6
Labour Peerzada Bukhari 291 15.8 -5.6
Turnout 30.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

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