2022 Redbridge Council election
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All 63 council seats
 
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Leader Jas Athwal Linda Huggett
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 51 seats, 58.4% 12 seats, 35.3%

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 Redbridge London Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. All 63 members of Redbridge 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 51 out of the 63 seats with the Conservative Party forming the council opposition with the remaining twelve seats.

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, Redbridge has generally been under Conservative control or no overall control. The Labour Party won its first majority on the council in the 2014 election, winning 35 seats while the Conservatives won 25 and the Liberal Democrats won three. In the most recent election in 2018, Labour extended its majority to win 51 seats with 58.4% of the vote across the borough while the Conservatives won the remaining 12 seats with 35.3% of the vote.[2]

Council term

In August 2020, Stuart Bellwood, a Labour councillor for Seven Kings, died. He had served as a councillor since 2002.[3] A Labour councillor for Loxford ward, Chaudhary Mohammed Iqbal, resigned in October 2020 citing health reasons.[4] He was later found guilty of electoral fraud for giving a false address.[5] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by-elections for both seats were delayed until 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. Labour held both seats, with Sadhia Warraich winning Loxford and Pushpita Gupta winning Seven Kings.[6]

In April 2021, Robin Turbefield, a Conservative councillor for Bridge ward, defected to Reform UK due to his opposition to lockdown measures in response to COVID-19.[7] In November 2021, Khaled Noor, a councillor for Barkingside, had the Labour whip removed due to his conduct.[8][9]

Electoral process

Redbridge, 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.[10] 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.[10]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 51 Labour 50
Conservative 12 Conservative 11
Reform UK 1
Independent 1

Results summary

2022 Redbridge London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 58 7 0 Increase 7 92.1 58.4 110,061 +0.0
  Conservative 5 0 7 Decrease 7 7.9 32.7 61,672 -2.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.9 9,305 +1.2
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.4 4,591 N/A
  Independent Network 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 2,063 N/A
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 568 N/A
  Reform UK 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 274 N/A

Ward results

Candidates shown below are confirmed candidates.[11] An asterisk * indicates an incumbent Councillor seeking re-election.

Aldborough

Aldborough (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Howard 2,038 58.0
Labour Jyotsna Islam 1,817 51.8
Labour Lebo Phakoe 1,664 47.4
Conservative Richard Firmstone 1,307 37.2
Conservative Ajit Saha 1,229 35.0
Conservative Md Hossain 1,175 33.5
Independent Network Daniel Adam 293 8.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Teahan 262 7.5
Turnout 3,511 34.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Barkingside

Barkingside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Garfield 1,994 50.0
Labour Martin Sachs 1,806 45.3
Labour Mark Santos 1,739 43.6
Conservative Kartik Parekh 1,609 40.3
Conservative Daniel Moraru 1,550 38.8
Conservative Wesley Manta 1,505 37.7
Liberal Democrats Irfan Mustafa 380 9.5
Independent Network Riaz Bhatti 375 9.4
Turnout 3,990 37.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syeda Choudhury 1,470 36.8
Labour Gurdial Bhamra 1,454 36.4
Conservative Paul Canal 1,351 33.9
Labour Kamal Qureshi 1,343 33.7
Conservative Has Ahmed 1,265 31.7
Conservative Sheree Rackham 1,224 30.7
Green Rachel Collinson 564 14.1
Liberal Democrats Claire Hunt 354 8.9
Reform UK Alex Wilson 274 6.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Pallet 255 6.4
Turnout 3,991 35.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Chadwell

Chadwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hannah Chaudhry 1,928 62.2
Labour Bert Jones 1,802 58.1
Labour Anne Sachs 1,782 57.5
Conservative Shirley Baah-Mensah 847 27.3
Conservative Katherine Egbun 809 26.1
Conservative Raj Forhad 741 23.9
Green John Tyne 532 17.2
Turnout 3,101 28.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Churchfields

Churchfields (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosa Gomez 2,173 44.6
Labour Lloyd Duddridge 2,064 42.4
Labour Guy Williams 1,777 36.5
Conservative Stephen Adams 1,679 34.5
Conservative Robert Cole 1,567 32.2
Conservative Garry Sukhija 1,487 30.5
Liberal Democrats Ash Holder 827 17.0
Liberal Democrats Martin Rosner 784 16.1
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Uddin 682 14.0
Green Judith Roads 360 7.4
Green Ruairi Mulhern 330 6.8
Green Francis Roads 312 6.4
Turnout 4,873 45.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clayhall

Clayhall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Prabjit Gurm 1,924 54.8
Labour Kabir Mahmud 1,804 51.4
Labour Mohammed Uddin 1,780 50.7
Conservative Saravanan Muthusamy 1,322 37.6
Conservative Dave Croft 1,267 36.1
Conservative Muhammed Khan 1,190 33.9
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Teahan 383 10.9
Turnout 3,513 35.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clementswood

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Coomb 1,986
Labour Muhammed Javed 1,926
Labour Zulfiqar Hussain 1,911
Conservative Matthew Cole 401
Conservative George Dunkley 351
Conservative Bradley Langer 341
Turnout 2,469 27.7
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Cranbrook

Cranbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chaudhary Ahmed 1,746
Labour Syed Islam 1,574
Labour Saira Jamil 1,638
Conservative Mosheraf Ashraf 809
Conservative Abrar Khan 793
Conservative Ekam Sehmbi 781
Independent Network Fathima Shukry 323
Turnout 2,754 29.4
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Fairlop

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ruth Clark 1,657
Conservative Joyce Ryan 1,626
Labour Bob Chattaway 1,616
Conservative Howard Berlin 1,608
Labour Sareena Sanger 1,498
Labour Mazhar Saleem 1,377
Liberal Democrats Joel Winston 330
Turnout 3,483 34.5
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Fullwell

Fullwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Goddin 2,105
Labour Shanell Johnson 2,016
Labour Sham Islam 1,902
Conservative Vicky Foster 1,480
Conservative Denys Phillips 1,365
Conservative Sk Hossain 1,323
Turnout 3,680 32.9
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Goodmayes

Goodmayes (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Namreen Chaudry 1,747
Labour Kam Rai 1,711
Labour Neil Zammett 1,601
Conservative Shazia Anjum 552
Conservative Dwendoline Dodkins 538
Conservative Fazle Elahi 465
Turnout 2,475 25.1
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Hainault

Hainault (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Gould 1,764
Labour Shah Ali 1,633
Labour Luthfa Rahman 1,578
Conservative Donna Baker 1,510
Conservative Glen Haywood 1,490
Conservative Caroline Porter 1,448
Independent Network Sam Ali 243
Turnout 3,480 32.9
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Ilford Town

Ilford Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syeda Ahmed 1,393
Labour Shoaib Patel 1,329
Conservative Karen Packer 436
Conservative Dee Datta 398
Turnout 1,902 26.7
Labour hold
Labour hold

Loxford

Loxford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Foyzur Rahman 1,860
Labour Sahdia Warraich 1,754
Labour Taifur Rashid 1,740
Conservative Michael Speakman 434
Conservative Sajda Begum 372
Conservative Uday Manchu 354
Turnout 2,393 26.2
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Mayfield

Monkhams

Monkhams (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Huggett 1,694
Conservative Joel Herga 1,658
Labour Gregor Eglin 929
Labour Kashif Qayyum 826
Liberal Democrats Heather Liddle 368
Liberal Democrats Andrew Vanezis 244
Turnout 2,942 40.7
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Newbury

Newbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sunny Brar 1,957
Labour Thavathuray Jeyaranjan 1,916
Labour Niki Chahal 1,907
Conservative Krishna Bandaru 781
Conservative Maureen Ashley 762
Conservative Swapna Kalsi 745
Liberal Democrats Andrew Eracleous 293
Turnout 3,035 31.2
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Seven Kings

Seven Kings (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pushpita Gupta 1,707
Labour Nav Johal 1,705
Labour Sadiq Kothia 1,609
TUSC Andy Walker 568
Conservative Aamer Hamid 515
Conservative Avtar Sehmbi 471
Conservative Kunle Olaifa 420
Independent Network Sajida Ugradar 316
Turnout 2,716 27.5
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

South Woodford

South Woodford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beverley Brewer 1,941
Labour Joe Hehir 1,685
Labour Saiqa Qayum Hussain 1,641
Conservative Suzanne Nolan 1,496
Conservative Preeti Rana 1,402
Conservative Shafi Choudhury 1,343
Green Tony Csoka 457
Liberal Democrats Gwyneth Deakins 443
Liberal Democrats Ian Gardiner 398
Green Robert Sheldon 297
Liberal Democrats Ian Morley 238
Turnout 3,925 43.5
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Valentines

Valentines
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Khayer Chowdhury 1,833
Labour Alex Holmes 1,775
Labour Kumud Joshi 1,645
Conservative Stephanie Burtt 613
Conservative Richard Jackson 563
Conservative Michael Bajomo 505
Independent Network Max Reid 295
Turnout 2,646 26.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Wanstead Park

Wanstead Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Bain 1,541
Labour Bayo Alaba 1,463
Conservative Duncan McWatt 560
Green Ashley Gunstock 548
Conservative Zak Vora 490
Liberal Democrats Janet Cornish 296
Liberal Democrats David Bruck 200
Turnout 2,651 44.8
Labour hold
Labour hold

Wanstead Village

Wanstead Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Blackman 2,058
Labour Paul Donovan 1,817
Labour Daniel Morgan-Thomas 1,713
Conservative Gavin Chambers 958
Conservative Fatema Hussain 863
Liberal Democrats Crispin Acton 841
Conservative Sharn Kalsi 822
Liberal Democrats Neil Hepworth 804
Liberal Democrats Scott Wilding 694
Green Susanne Marshall 504
Green Richard Lafferty 394
Green John Rowlands 293
Turnout 4,082 42.7
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

References

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  3. ^ Chacko, Roy (25 August 2020). "Tributes paid to 'maverick' councillor and 'champion of Seven Kings' Stuart Bellwood". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  4. ^ Chacko, Roy (9 October 2020). "Redbridge councillor awaiting electoral fraud trial resigns amidst cabinet shake-up". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  5. ^ reporter, Victoria Munro, Local democracy (4 January 2021). "Former councillor jailed for electoral fraud said he wanted to help people". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
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