2022 Newham London Borough Council election
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All 66 seats to Newham London Borough Council
  First party Second party
Leader Rokhsana Fiaz Rob Callender
Party Labour Green
Leader since May 2018
Leader's seat Directly Elected Mayor
Last election 60 seats, 67.2% 0 seats, 5.2%
Seats before 58 0
Seats won 64 2
Seat change Increase4 Increase2
Popular vote 100,535 27,268
Percentage 61.19 16.59

council control before election


Subsequent council control


The 2022 Newham London Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. All 66 members of Newham 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 Labour Party maintained its control of the council, winning all 60 seats. The 2022 election will take place under new election boundaries, which will increase the number of councillors to 66. The election will coincide with an election for the mayor of Newham after a governance referendum resulted in the borough keeping a directly elected mayor.


A total of 253 candidates are standing in the election for the 66 seats being contested across 24 wards. Candidates include a full slate from the Labour Party (as had been the case at every election since the borough council had been formed in 1964), and a full slate from the Green Party for the first time. The Conservative Party are standing 65 candidates (not full 66, due delayed Election Officer's ruling of an over-subscribed nomination), making it the first time since 2010 they have not stood a full slate. Other candidates running are 26 Christian Peoples Alliance, 17 Liberal Democrats, 4 TUSC, 3 Reform UK, and 6 Independents.[1]


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.[2]

Newham has been under Labour control since its creation, besides a period of no overall control from 1968–1971. In the most recent election in 2018, Labour won all sixty seats with 67.2% of the vote across the borough. The Conservative Party received 15.2% of the vote, the Liberal Democrats received 5.9% of the vote and the Green Party of England and Wales received 5.2% of the vote but none of these won any seats.[3][4] The Labour candidate Rokhsana Fiaz became mayor of Newham in the concurrent mayoral election, succeeding Robin Wales with 73.4% of the vote in the first round.[5]

Council term

In September 2018, Veronica Oakeshott, a Labour candidate for Boleyn ward, resigned because she was moving to Oxfordshire.[6] The by-election in November 2018 was won by Moniba Khan, the Labour candidate.[7] In August 2020, Julianne Marriot, a Labour councillor for East Ham Central, resigned for work reasons.[8] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a by-election to fill her seat could not be held until 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. The Labour candidate Farah Nazeer was elected, with the Conservative candidate coming in second place.[9]

In July 2020, eighteen councillors submitted a complaint to the Labour Party about the mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, claiming she treated people unfairly, humiliated them and "picked on colleagues". Two councillors also complained that she hadn't dealt with antisemitism in the local party. After she was re-selected as the Labour mayoral candidate, with the party having responded to neither complaint, Pat Murphy and Quintin Peppiatt resigned from the Labour group.[10]

As with most London boroughs, Newham will be electing 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 will increase from 60 to 66, under new boundaries with eighteen three-councillor wards and six two-councillor wards.[11]

Mayoral referendum

A referendum was held on 6 May 2021 on whether to retain the mayoral system, where voters elect a mayor every four years, who appoints their own cabinet, or to change to the committee system, where councillors select members of committees and a council leader.[12] The result was to retain the mayoral system, with 56% of voters supporting the status quo.[13]

Newham mayoral referendum
7 October 2021
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Elected mayor
45,960 55.8
Committee system 36,424 44.2
Total votes 85,087 100.00
Source: [13]


Electoral process

Newham, like other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years. The previous election took 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.[14] 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.[14]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election After 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 60 Labour 64
Green 2

Results summary

2022 Newham London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 64 0 0 Increase 4 97.0 61.5 100,535 -5.7
  Green 2 0 0 Increase 2 3.0 16.7 27,268 +11.5
  Conservative 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 14.2 23,169 -1.0
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.9 4,711 -3.0
  CPA 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.1 3,397 -1.6
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.0 3,252 +0.7
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 779 -0.3
  Reform UK 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 244 N/A

Ward Results


Beckton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Asser 1,386
Labour Rohima Rahman 1,263
Labour Tonii Wilson 1,103
Green Alison McLucas 873
Green Karen Webb-Green 826
Green Sol Bourgeon 797
Conservative Abedin Kazi 423
Conservative Victor Aning 400
Conservative Benedetto Litteri 363
CPA Nancy Ameku 182
CPA Phebe Newman 123
CPA June Taylor 115
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Boleyn (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Gani 1,756
Labour Harvinder Vardee 1,487
Labour Cecilia Welsh 1,450
Conservative Md Islam 538
Green Peter Bright 524
Green Helen Lynch 494
Conservative Zillor Mannan 406
Green Roxana-Daniela Toderascu 377
Conservative Lawrencia Durojaiye 367
CPA Earna Gibson 152
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canning Town North

Canning Town North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rita Chadha 1,080
Labour Shaban Mohammed 965
Labour Areeq Chowdhury 937
Green Charlotte Hurst 299
CPA Simeon Ademolake 296
Green Cassie Thomas 206
Independent Linda Jordan 199
Green Oscar Lessing 190
Conservative Abiodun Ayeni 183
Independent David Buxton 168
Conservative Md Miah 145
CPA Paul Jobson 143
CPA Flora Amar 138
Conservative Ahmed Faqai 131
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canning Town South

Canning Town South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rohit Dasgupta 630
Labour Alan Griffiths 585
Labour Belgica Guana 536
Independent Carel Buxton 187
Green Oliver Reynolds 185
Green Deb Scott 161
Independent Darshi Wijesinghe 155
Conservative Tim Gamble 144
Conservative Marc Pooler 122
Green Benjamin Smith 106
Conservative Rachel Nabudde 103
CPA Myrtle Laing 74
CPA Sharmila Swarna 54
CPA Prossy Namwanje 50
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Custom House

Custom House (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Beckles 1,453
Labour Sarah Ruiz 1,293
Labour Thelma Odoi 1,284
Green Gareth Bannister 422
Conservative Arnold Court 411
Conservative Mizanur Chowdhury 378
Green Sean Labode 361
Conservative Tim Roll-Pickering 326
Green Rupa Sarkar 306
Liberal Democrats Michael Fox 301
CPA Eunice Alamu 259
CPA Idiat Lawal 189
CPA Kayode Shedowo 170
Reform UK Kay McKenzie 93
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

East Ham

East Ham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Imam Haque 1,725
Labour Femi Falola 1,709
Labour Shantu Ferdous 1,693
Conservative Mohammad Faheem 703
Conservative Nadim Miah 571
Conservative Charles Meaby 526
Green Timothy Boxall 446
Green Madeleine Roberts 428
Green Edoardo Toso 283
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

East Ham South

East Ham South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Musawwar Alam 2,212
Labour Susan Ruth Masters 2,135
Labour Lakmini Shah 1,948
Conservative James Clifford 479
Conservative Manir Khan 460
Green Max Lamptey-Harding 460
Conservative Arthur Harwood 421
Green Alexander McHugh 370
Green Liam Palmer 357
TUSC Steve Hedley 223
CPA Amal Kakumanu 106
CPA Sashir Kakumanu 99
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Forest Gate North

Forest Gate North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rachel Tripp 1,366
Labour Sasha Das Gupta 1,268
Green Gary Pendlebury 435
Green Michael Spracklin 388
Conservative Fokoruddin Ahmed 284
Liberal Democrats Philip Reynolds 201
Conservative Ellis Hudson 189
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Forest Gate South

Forest Gate South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anamul Islam 1,837
Labour Madeleine Sarley Pontin 1,749
Labour Winston Vaughan 1,491
Green Emma Sorrell 559
Green Kieren Jones 554
Green Benjamin Beeler 501
Conservative Akmol Hussain 423
Conservative Olenka Gradosielska 331
Liberal Democrats David Terrar 319
Conservative Nikolay Kolchev 263
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Green Street East

Green Street East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miraj Patel 2,347
Labour Muzibur Rahman 2,151
Labour Larisa Zilickaja 1,721
Conservative Nilesh Patel 518
Conservative Kirankumar Patel 510
Green Tassaduqq Cheema 480
Conservative Khatija Meaby 406
Green Joseph Hudson-Small 400
Green Rose Waddilove 360
TUSC Lois Austin 185
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Green Street West

Green Street West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lewis Godfrey 1,876
Labour Mumtaz Khan 1,868
Labour Ama Virdee 1,722
Conservative Shahzad Iqbal 470
Green Ronald Harris 427
Conservative Ravindra Nandivelugu 388
Green Adam Mitchell 363
Conservative Samson Osagiede 309
Green Joseph Sorrell-Roberts 303
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Little Ilford

Little Ilford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syed Bashar 2,200
Labour Nur Begum 2,159
Labour Elizabeth Booker 2,089
Independent Tahir Mirza 667
Liberal Democrats Mahibur Akm 512
Conservative Mufid Asm 512
Liberal Democrats Mujeeb Rehman 384
Conservative Bishwajit Bal 373
Conservative Mary Antwi 356
Green Amy Wilson 301
Green Terrence Stamp 291
Green Waleed Zuoriki 150
CPA Deirdre Pask 130
CPA Peter Murengera 123
CPA James Pask 120
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Manor Park

Manor Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mariam Dawood 2,271
Labour Salim Patel 2,177
Labour Jennifer Bailey 2,155
Conservative Rajan Miah 508
Conservative Md Saymon 427
Green Jenny Duval 393
Green Rosalind Bedlow 369
Conservative Silvia Troanta 366
Green Deyan Atanasov 308
Liberal Democrats Derek Jackson 245
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


Maryland (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carolyn Corben 1,484
Labour Ken Penton 1,330
Green Chris Brooks 396
Green Vinali Ainsley 366
Liberal Democrats Karina Celis Rangel 242
Conservative Freddie Downing 234
Conservative Brian Maze 220
TUSC Ferdy Lyons 117
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Plaistow North

Plaistow North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zulfiqar Ali 2,151
Labour Joy Laguda 2,022
Labour Daniel Lee-Phakoe 1,936
Green Elsa Malki 560
Conservative John Flesher 523
Conservative Mufti Islam 522
Green Francis Moore 518
Conservative Saverimuthu Mariadas 390
Green Aki Turan 390
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plaistow South

Plaistow South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Wilson 1,360
Labour Jane Lofthouse 1,292
Labour Carlene Lee-Phakoe 1,284
Conservative Murad Chowdhury 430
Green Nicholas Dowden 390
Conservative Roy Miah 345
Green Iain McKeil 334
Green Anca-Elena Zaman 328
Conservative Dhiman Das 311
Liberal Democrats Sheree Miller 279
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plaistow West & Canning Town East

Plaistow West & Canning Town East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dina Hossain 1,654
Labour John Morris 1,578
Labour Simon Rush 1,475
Conservative Tom Barber 399
Green Jacintha Christopher 367
Conservative Aimee Alado 344
Green Peter Whittle 335
Green Christopher Slevin 293
Liberal Democrats Robert Briggs 288
TUSC Nicola Barratt 254
Conservative Adeola Odutola 246
CPA John Falana 167
CPA Shoyemi Shoyemi 153
CPA Ugochi Nwogwugwu 124
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)


Plashet (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zuber Gulamussen 1,378
Labour Pushpa Makwana 1,115
Independent Mehmood Mirza 919
Conservative Attic Rahman 544
Green Stephen Charles 256
Green Josh Robinson 210
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Royal Albert

Royal Albert (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Easter 849
Labour Tony McAlmont 692
Green Jane Lithgow 227
Conservative Douglas Coleman 217
Conservative Maurisa Coleman 177
Green Daniel Rodrigues 162
Liberal Democrats James Jones 118
Liberal Democrats Callum Littlemore 99
Reform UK Daniel Oxley 48
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Royal Victoria

Royal Victoria (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Brayshaw 856
Labour Caroline Adaja 833
Green Rob Callender 389
Green Gloria Goncalves 368
Conservative Mark Seymour 341
Conservative Joshua Darren Lindl 324
Liberal Democrats Breanna Frances Kolada 229
Liberal Democrats James Raymond 199
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)


Stratford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joshua Garfield 1,280
Labour Sabia Kamali 1,265
Labour Terry Paul 1,169
Green Ed Furst 501
Green Moira Lascelles 481
Green Pau Jimenez Ingles 437
Liberal Democrats Hillary Briffa 364
Liberal Democrats Samie Dorgham 279
Conservative Reece Chana 261
Conservative John Oxley 246
Conservative Raja Shokat 210
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Stratford Olympic Park

Stratford Olympic Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Nate Higgins 1,394 27.8
Green Danny Keeling 1,186 23.7
Labour Nareser Osei 919 18.3
Labour Mo Ravat 765 15.3
Liberal Democrats Dr. Saleyha Ashsan 274 5.4
Liberal Democrats James Alan Rumsby 198 3.9
Conservative Ryan Baldry 122 2.4
Conservative Andrius Kavaliauskas 89 0.5
CPA David Yusuff Ilori 25 0.5
CPA Esther Smith 25 0.5
Green win (new seat)
Green win (new seat)

Wall End

Wall End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luke Charters 2,118
Labour Lester Hudson 2,929
Labour Jemima McAlmont 1,882
Independent Swarup Chowdhury 957
Conservative Saiduz Zaman 648
Conservative Olugbenga Ajibade 461
Conservative Jim Smith 412
Green Melanie Bax 392
Green Matthew Savage 336
Green James Buttress 300
CPA Victoria Bapu 142
CPA Shyam Sunder 139
Reform UK David Sandground 103
CPA Bharath Swamy 99
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Ham

West Ham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Gray 1,758
Labour Charlene McLean 1,626
Labour John Whitworth 1,458
Green Clare Hardy 558
Green Lyubo Ivanov 372
Green Ben Parker 369
Conservative Armyn Hennessy 319
Conservative Nirali Patel 309
Conservative Malcolm Madden 292
Liberal Democrats Alexander Tuppen 260
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


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