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

Results by ward

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 Redbridge London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 63 members of Redbridge 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 63 seats with the Conservative Party forming the council opposition with the remaining twelve seats.

Background

History

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 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.[10] 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.[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 Steady 0.0
  Conservative 5 0 7 Decrease 7 7.9 32.7 61,672 Decrease 2.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.0 4.9 9,305 Increase 1.2
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.0 2.4 4,591 Increase 0.8
  Ind. Network 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.0 1.1 2,063 New
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.0 0.3 568 New
  Reform UK 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.0 0.1 274 New

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 Decrease 5.1
Labour Jyotsna Islam* 1,817 51.8 Decrease 8.8
Labour Lebo Phakoe 1,664 47.4 Decrease 6.6
Conservative Richard Firmstone 1,307 37.2 Increase 8.4
Conservative Ajit Saha 1,229 35.0 Increase 6.5
Conservative Md Hossain 1,175 33.5 Increase 8.6
Ind. Network Daniel Adam 293 8.3 New
Liberal Democrats Michael Teahan 262 7.5 New
Turnout 3,511 34.3 Decrease 5.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Barkingside

Barkingside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Garfield* 1,994 50.0 Decrease 2.7
Labour Martin Sachs* 1,806 45.3 Decrease 5.5
Labour Mark Santos 1,739 43.6 Decrease 4.8
Conservative Kartik Parekh 1,609 40.3 Decrease 2.3
Conservative Daniel Moraru 1,550 38.8 Decrease 1.5
Conservative Wesley Manta 1,505 37.7 Decrease 2.5
Liberal Democrats Irfan Mustafa 380 9.5 New
Ind. Network Riaz Bhatti 375 9.4 New
Turnout 3,990 37.4 Decrease 6.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syeda Choudhury 1,470 36.8 Decrease 5.0
Labour Gurdial Bhamra 1,454 36.4 Decrease 8.9
Conservative Paul Canal* 1,351 33.9 Decrease 15.4
Labour Kamal Qureshi 1,343 33.7 Decrease 10.4
Conservative Has Ahmed 1,265 31.7 Decrease 17.0
Conservative Sheree Rackham 1,224 30.7 Decrease 14.9
Green Rachel Collinson 564 14.1 Increase 1.1
Liberal Democrats Claire Hunt 354 8.9 New
Reform UK Alex Wilson 274 6.9 New
Liberal Democrats Christopher Pallet 255 6.4 New
Turnout 3,991 35.5 Decrease 2.7
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 Increase 3.0
Labour Bert Jones* 1,802 58.1 Increase 3.7
Labour Anne Sachs* 1,782 57.5 Increase 1.7
Conservative Shirley Baah-Mensah 847 27.3 Increase 0.3
Conservative Katherine Egbun 809 26.1 Increase 2.0
Conservative Raj Forhad 741 23.9 Increase 0.2
Green John Tyne 532 17.2 Increase 7.7
Turnout 3,101 28.8 Decrease 5.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Churchfields

Churchfields (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosa Gomez* 2,173 44.6 Increase 7.0
Labour Lloyd Duddridge 2,064 42.4 Increase 9.3
Labour Guy Williams 1,777 36.5 Increase 5.2
Conservative Stephen Adams* 1,679 34.5 Decrease 4.5
Conservative Robert Cole 1,567 32.2 Decrease 6.5
Conservative Garry Sukhija 1,487 30.5 Decrease 6.9
Liberal Democrats Ash Holder 827 17.0 Decrease 7.8
Liberal Democrats Martin Rosner 784 16.1 Decrease 7.4
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Uddin 682 14.0 Decrease 6.5
Green Judith Roads 360 7.4 New
Green Ruairi Mulhern 330 6.8 New
Green Francis Roads 312 6.4 New
Turnout 4,873 45.7 Increase 2.5
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 Increase 1.2
Labour Kabir Mahmud 1,804 51.4 Decrease 4.6
Labour Jamal Uddin* 1,780 50.7 Decrease 0.8
Conservative Saravanan Muthusamy 1,322 37.6 Decrease 4.3
Conservative Dave Croft 1,267 36.1 Decrease 0.8
Conservative Muhammed Khan 1,190 33.9 Decrease 1.4
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Teahan 383 10.9 Increase 6.7
Turnout 3,513 35.2 Decrease 15.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clementswood

Clementswood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Coomb* 1,986 80.4 Increase 0.8
Labour Muhammed Javed* 1,926 78.0 Increase 1.8
Labour Zulfiqar Hussain* 1,911 77.4 Increase 2.1
Conservative Matthew Cole 401 16.2 Decrease 0.4
Conservative George Dunkley 351 14.2 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Bradley Langer 341 13.8 Decrease 4.3
Turnout 2,469 27.7 Decrease 5.6
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Cranbrook

Cranbrook (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmed* 1,746 63.4 Increase 3.1
Labour Syed Shikul Islam 1,574 57.2 Decrease 0.3
Labour Saira Yasar Jamil 1,638 59.5 Increase 5.9
Conservative Mosheraf Ashraf 809 29.4 Decrease 14.5
Conservative Abrar Khan 793 28.8 Decrease 4.5
Conservative Ekam Sehmbi 781 28.4 Decrease 4.9
Ind. Network Fathima Shukry 323 11.7 New
Turnout 2,754 29.4 Decrease 12.4
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Fairlop

Fairlop (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ruth Clark* 1,657 47.6 Decrease 7.9
Conservative Joyce Ryan* 1,626 46.7 Decrease 7.9
Labour Bob Chattaway 1,616 46.4 Increase 6.7
Conservative Howard Berlin* 1,608 46.2 Decrease 9.3
Labour Sareena Sanger 1,498 43.0 Increase 7.6
Labour Mazhar Saleem 1,377 39.5 Increase 6.0
Liberal Democrats Joel Winston 330 9.5 Increase 2.5
Turnout 3,483 34.5 Decrease 2.7
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Fullwell

Fullwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Goddin 2,105 57.2 Increase 2.4
Labour Shanell Johnson 2,016 54.7 Increase 6.8
Labour Sham Islam* 1,902 51.7 Increase 1.9
Conservative Vicky Foster 1,480 40.2 Increase 2.3
Conservative Denys Phillips 1,365 37.1 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Sk Hossain 1,323 36.0 Increase 2.2
Turnout 3,680 32.9 Decrease 7.7
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Goodmayes

Goodmayes (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Namreen Chaudry* 1,747 70.6 Decrease 3.5
Labour Kam Rai* 1,711 69.1 Decrease 2.2
Labour Neil Zammett* 1,601 64.7 Decrease 4.5
Conservative Shazia Anjum 552 22.3 Increase 1.0
Conservative Dwendoline Dodkins 538 21.7 Increase 1.6
Conservative Fazle Elahi 465 18.8 Decrease 1.1
Turnout 2,475 25.1 Decrease 7.8
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Hainault

Hainault (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Gould 1,764 50.7 Increase 0.6
Labour Shah Ali 1,633 46.9 Decrease 7.9
Labour Luthfa Rahman 1,578 45.3 Decrease 6.9
Conservative Donna Baker 1,510 43.4 Decrease 2.4
Conservative Glen Haywood 1,490 42.8 Increase 2.2
Conservative Caroline Porter 1,448 41.6 Increase1.5
Ind. Network Sam Ali 243 7.0 New
Turnout 3,480 32.9 Decrease 2.5
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Ilford Town

Ilford Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syeda Saima Ahmed* 1,393 73.2 Decrease 0.1
Labour Shoaib Patel* 1,329 69.9 Decrease 2.0
Conservative Karen Packer 436 22.9 Increase 12.3
Conservative Dee Datta 398 20.9 Increase 13.2
Turnout 1,902 26.7 Decrease 9.1
Labour hold
Labour hold

Loxford

Loxford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Foyzur Rahman 1,860 77.7 Decrease 1.8
Labour Sahdia Warraich* 1,754 73.3 Decrease 1.6
Labour Taifur Rashid* 1,740 72.7 Increase 1.6
Conservative Michael Speakman 434 18.1 Increase 2.6
Conservative Sajda Begum 372 15.5 Increase 0.1
Conservative Uday Manchu 354 14.8 Increase 0.4
Turnout 2,393 26.2 Decrease 5.5
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Mayfield

Mayfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jas Athwal* 2,349 76.1 Decrease 0.0
Labour Tanweer Khan 2,148 69.6 Decrease 3.3
Labour Vanisha Solanki* 2,125 68.9 Decrease 1.8
Conservative Carol Corbin 525 17.0 Decrease 4.7
Conservative Maria Begum 470 15.2 Decrease 6.1
Conservative Masood Khushi Pasha 360 11.7 Decrease 5.6
Liberal Democrats Sufia Khanam 229 7.4 New
Ind. Network Majad Hussain 218 7.1 New
Turnout 3,086 30.3 Decrease 4.8
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Monkhams

Monkhams (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Huggett* 1,694 57.6 Decrease 8.2
Conservative Joel Herga 1,658 56.4 Decrease 10.1
Labour Gregor Eglin 929 31.6 Increase 12.8
Labour Kashif Qayyum 826 28.0 Increase 9.8
Liberal Democrats Heather Liddle 368 12.5 Increase 0.8
Liberal Democrats Andrew Vanezis 244 8.3 Increase 1.6
Turnout 2,942 40.7 Decrease 1.4
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Newbury

Newbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sunny Brar 1,957 64.5 Increase 7.5
Labour Thavathuray Jeyaranjan* 1,916 63.1 Increase 5.2
Labour Niki Chahal 1,907 62.8 Increase 6.3
Conservative Krishna Bandaru 781 25.7 Decrease 5.7
Conservative Maureen Ashley 762 25.1 Decrease 0.4
Conservative Swapna Kalsi 745 24.5 Decrease 2.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Eracleous 293 9.7 New
Turnout 3,035 31.2 Decrease 9.8
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Seven Kings

Seven Kings (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pushpita Gupta 1,707 62.8 Decrease 14.8
Labour Nav Johal 1,705 62.8 Decrease 9.2
Labour Sadiq Kothia 1,609 59.2 Decrease 14.8
TUSC Andy Walker 568 20.9 New
Conservative Aamer Hamid 515 19.0 Decrease 1.8
Conservative Avtar Sehmbi 471 17.3 Decrease 0.0
Conservative Kunle Olaifa 420 15.5 Decrease 1.7
Ind. Network Sajida Ugradar 316 11.6 New
Turnout 2,716 27.5 Decrease 7.5
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

South Woodford

South Woodford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beverley Brewer* 1,941 49.5 Increase 11.3
Labour Joe Hehir* 1,685 42.9 Increase 7.0
Labour Saiqa Qayum Hussain 1,641 41.8 Increase 7.3
Conservative Suzanne Nolan* 1,496 38.1 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Preeti Rana 1,402 35.7 Decrease 3.5
Conservative Shafi Choudhury 1,343 34.2 Decrease 3.4
Green Tony Csoka 457 11.6 Increase 1.8
Liberal Democrats Gwyneth Deakins 443 11.3 Decrease 6.4
Liberal Democrats Ian Gardiner 398 10.1 Decrease 5.2
Green Robert Sheldon 297 7.6 Decrease 0.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Morley 238 6.1 Decrease 8.3
Turnout 3,925 43.5 Decrease 0.1
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Valentines

Valentines
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Khayer Chowdhury* 1,833 69.2 Decrease 3.0
Labour Alex Holmes 1,775 67.1 Decrease 3.5
Labour Kumud Joshi 1,645 62.1 Decrease 3.5
Conservative Stephanie Burtt 613 23.2 Increase 0.2
Conservative Richard Jackson 563 21.2 Increase 1.1
Conservative Michael Bajomo 505 19.1 Increase 6.0
Ind. Network Max Reid 295 11.1 Increase 5.5
Turnout 2,646 26.0 Decrease 5.6
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Wanstead Park

Wanstead Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Bain* 1,541 58.1 Decrease 2.0
Labour Bayo Alaba 1,463 55.2 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Duncan McWatt 560 21.1 Decrease 12.1
Green Ashley Gunstock 548 20.7 New
Conservative Zak Vora 490 18.5 Decrease 12.8
Liberal Democrats Janet Cornish 296 11.2 Increase 0.2
Liberal Democrats David Bruck 200 7.5 New
Turnout 2,651 44.8 Increase 3.5
Labour hold
Labour hold

Wanstead Village

Wanstead Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Blackman* 2,058 50.4 Increase 4.1
Labour Paul Donovan* 1,817 44.5 Decrease 0.1
Labour Daniel Morgan-Thomas* 1,713 42.0 Increase 1.3
Conservative Gavin Chambers 958 23.5 Decrease 17.0
Conservative Fatema Hussain 863 21.1 Decrease 18.3
Liberal Democrats Crispin Acton 841 20.6 Increase 11.5
Conservative Sharn Kalsi 822 20.1 Decrease 18.7
Liberal Democrats Neil Hepworth 804 19.7 Increase 11.6
Liberal Democrats Scott Wilding 694 17.0 New
Green Susanne Marshall 504 12.3 Increase 1.3
Green Richard Lafferty 394 9.7 Increase 2.8
Green John Rowlands 293 7.2 Increase 0.4
Turnout 4,082 42.7 Decrease 1.8
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

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