2022 Richmond upon Thames Council election
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All 54 council seats
 
Leader Gareth Roberts Paul Hodgins Richard Bennett
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Green
Last election 39 seats, 46.7% 11 seats, 37.6% 4 seats, 4.5%

Incumbent council control


Liberal Democrats



The 2022 Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 54 members of Richmond upon Thames 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 Liberal Democrats regained control of the council, winning 39 out of the 54 seats with the Conservative Party forming the principal opposition with eleven of the remaining fifteen seats. The 2022 election took place under new election boundaries, with the number of councillors remaining the same.

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]

Sinces its formation, Richmond upon Thames has been under Conservative control, Liberal Democrat control, SDP–Liberal Alliance control and no overall control. The Liberal Democrats regained control from the Conservatives in the most recent election in 2018. They won 39 seats with 46.7% of the vote across the borough while the Conservatives won 11 seats with 37.6% of the vote and the Greens won 4.5% of the vote. The Labour Party won 10.4% of the vote but did not win any seats.[2][3] The leader of the LIberal Democrat group, Gareth Roberts, became council leader following the election.[4]

Council term

In 2019, Mona Adams, the Liberal Democrat councillor for East Sheen, died.[5] A by-election was held to fill her seat on 19 July 2019, which was won by the Liberal Democrat candidate Julia Cambridge.[6] Cambridge was a designer who had unsuccessfully contested the seat alongside Adams in the 2018 election.[7] In July 2020, Dylan Bexendale, the Green Party councillor for Hampton Wick, resigned citing personal reasons.[8] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a by-election to fill his seat could not be held until 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. The election was won by the Liberal Democrat candidate Petra Fleming.[9]

As with most London boroughs, Richmond upon Thames 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 remain at 54, but the commission produced new boundaries following a period of consulation, with eighteen three-member wards.[10]

Electoral process

Richmond upon Thames, 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.[11] 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.[11]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Liberal Democrats 39 Liberal Democrats 40
Conservative 11 Conservative 11
Green 4 Green 3

Summary of results

2022 Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 48 9 0 Increase 9 88.9 56.5 107,493 +9.8
  Green 5 2 1 Increase 1 9.3 5.4 10,218 +0.9
  Conservative 1 0 10 Decrease 10 1.9 26.6 50,571 -11.0
  Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 11.1 21,070 +0.7
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 1,419 +0.4
  Women's Equality 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 1,361 +0.3

Ward Results

Candidates seeking re-election are marked with an asterisk (*). Councillors seeking re-election for a different ward are marked with a cross (†).

Barnes

Barnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Fiona Sacks 1,960 51.7
Liberal Democrats Andy Hale 1,890 49.8
Liberal Democrats Marjory Millum 1,874 49.4
Conservative Aphra Brandreth* 1,646 43.4
Conservative Helen Edward 1,539 40.6
Conservative Sara Gezdari 1,436 37.8
Labour Alec Lever 250 6.6
Labour Sujata Patel 242 6.4
Labour Ayar Ata 221 5.8
Turnout 3,794
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

East Sheen

East Sheen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julia Cambridge* 2,466 64.6
Liberal Democrats Margaret Dane 2,206 57.7
Liberal Democrats Zoe Mcleod 2,173 56.9
Conservative Brian Marcel* 1,207 31.6
Conservative Seamus Joyce* 1,170 30.6
Conservative Paul Hodgins 1,163 30.4
Labour Alexandra Cox 300 7.9
Labour Frederick Hepworth 245 6.4
Labour David Littlemore 244 6.4
Turnout 3,820 51.29
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Fulwell & Hampton Hill

Fulwell & Hampton Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Cardy* 2,371 63.7
Liberal Democrats Matthew Hull* 2,304 61.9
Green Caroline Wren 2,153 57.8
Conservative Mark Boyle 822 22.1
Conservative Joe Broughton 726 19.5
Conservative Kelly-Marie Tuthill 651 17.5
Labour Eva Tutchell 526 14.1
Labour Julian Reindorp 440 11.8
Labour John Edmonds 417 11.2
Turnout 3,722 47.10
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Green hold Swing

Ham, Petersham & Richmond Riverside

Ham, Petersham & Richmond Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Penny Frost* 2,171 65.9
Liberal Democrats Gareth Richards* 1,964 59.6
Green Andrée Frieze* 1,905 57.8
Conservative Gemma Curran† 740 22.5
Conservative Manuel Holden-Ayala 620 18.8
Conservative Alexander Kartun-Giles 605 18.4
Labour Monica Ayliffe 406 12.3
Labour Angela Smith 324 9.8
Labour Dmitri Jaouen-Strutt 241 7.3
Turnout 3,293
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Green hold Swing

Hampton

Hampton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Roberts* 2,290 63.1
Liberal Democrats Suzette Nicholson* 2,253 62.1
Liberal Democrats Sam Dalton 2,242 61.8
Conservative Jon Slinn 1,030 28.4
Conservative Nina Watson 1,004 27.7
Conservative Petra Sale 991 27.3
Labour Roisin Gadd 285 7.9
Labour Derek Gadd 257 7.1
Labour Stephen Guichard 255 7.0
Turnout 3,627
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hampton North

Hampton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Gant 1,654 49.6
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Davis 1,560 46.8
Conservative Geoffrey Samuel* 1,175 35.3
Conservative Kate Howard* 1,117 33.5
Green Kallon Basham 1,044 31.3
Conservative Nupur Majumdar 983 29.5
Independent Avril Coehlo* 678 20.3
Labour Louisa Spawls 412 12.4
Labour Elliot Mitchell 337 10.1
Labour James Johnson 314 9.4
Turnout 3,333 45.53
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hampton Wick & South Teddington

Hampton Wick & South Teddington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Brown* 2,795 71.1
Liberal Democrats Petra Fleming* 2,593 66.0
Liberal Democrats Jim Millard* 2,450 62.4
Conservative Hilary Dance 893 22.7
Conservative Grant Healy 876 22.3
Conservative Jon Hollis 831 21.2
Labour Katharine Haynes 393 10.0
Labour Christopher Johnson 382 9.7
Labour Gerard Ward 352 9.0
Turnout 2,929
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Green Swing

Heathfield

Heathfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Coombs* 1,521 48.8
Liberal Democrats Lesley Pollesche* 1,398 44.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Wilson* 1,349 43.3
Labour Nick Dexter 815 26.1
Labour Manju Paul 801 25.7
Conservative Marc Hope 799 25.6
Conservative George Dryja 791 25.4
Labour Ranjeev Walia 777 24.9
Conservative Jonathan Lebosquet 746 23.9
Turnout 3,119
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kew

Kew
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alice Bridges-Westcott† 2,544 62.3
Liberal Democrats Ian Craigie* 2,443 59.8
Liberal Democrats Clare Vollum 2,386 58.4
Conservative Sophia Fearon 1,170 28.7
Conservative Roger Metcalfe 1,112 27.2
Conservative Samuel Ennis 1,105 27.1
Labour Nicholas Hampson 328 8.0
Labour Marion White 305 7.5
Women's Equality Eliana Reyes 275 6.7
Labour Barnaby Marder 262 6.4
Turnout 4,083 47.57
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mortlake & Barnes Common

Mortlake & Barnes Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anton McNulty-Howard 1,878 48.0
Liberal Democrats Tony Paterson 1,788 45.7
Green Niki Crookdale 1,312 33.5
Conservative Paul Avon* 1,241 31.7
Conservative Jennifer Powers 1,077 27.5
Conservative Sarah-Jane Sewell 1,049 26.8
Independent Simon Danciger 741 18.9
Labour Francine Bates 733 18.7
Labour Deborah Genders 568 14.5
Labour Matthew Woolston 528 13.5
Turnout 3,913
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing

North Richmond

North Richmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nancy Baldwin* 2,262 64.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Pyne* 2,147 61.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Warren* 2,141 61.4
Conservative Suzy Webb 798 22.9
Conservative Thomas Longley 761 21.8
Conservative Daniel Rosenschein 744 21.3
Labour Fiona O'Farrell 488 14.0
Labour Thomas Absolon 425 12.2
Labour Sam Cullen 393 11.3
Turnout 3,485
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

South Richmond

South Richmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Varley 2,158 57.4
Liberal Democrats Paulina Vassileva 2,114 56.2
Green Chas Warlow 1,756 46.7
Conservative Pamela Fleming* 1,340 35.6
Conservative Thomas O'Malley 1,210 32.2
Conservative Phillip Taylor 1,079 28.7
Labour Christina Atchison 352 9.4
Labour Edwin Makurah 282 7.5
Labour Michael Freedman 182 4.8
Turnout 3,760 48.36
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing

South Twickenham

South Twickenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Butlin* 2,353 62.6
Liberal Democrats Rhi Lee 2,321 61.8
Green Richard Bennett* 2,048 54.5
Conservative Helen Marlow 893 23.8
Conservative David Marlow 851 22.7
Conservative Paul Nacmanson 765 20.4
Labour Laura Rollin 515 13.7
Labour Alexander Kingston 421 11.2
Labour Christopher Fawcett 372 9.9
Turnout 3,757
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Green hold Swing

St Margarets & North Twickenham

St Margarets & North Twickenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Katie Mansfield† 2,799 71.4
Liberal Democrats Ben Khosa* 2,646 67.5
Liberal Democrats Alexander Ehmann* 2,623 66.9
Conservative Ruth Porter 646 16.5
Conservative Paul Cavin 611 15.6
Conservative Keith Newman 602 15.4
Labour Gordon Alexander 426 10.9
Labour Penelope Banaji 393 10.0
Women's Equality Trixie Rawlinson 371 9.5
Labour Philip Moshi 358 9.1
Turnout 3,920 47.40
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Teddington

Teddington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Charlie Engel 2,592 67.2
Liberal Democrats Martin Elengorn* 2,587 67.0
Liberal Democrats Phil Giesler 2,502 64.8
Conservative Janet Pell 840 21.8
Conservative Philip Eastment 824 21.4
Conservative Brian Jarvis 798 20.7
Labour Elizabeth Mackenzie 445 11.5
Labour Neil Browning 429 11.1
Labour Sampson Low 353 9.1
Turnout 3,859
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Twickenham Riverside

Twickenham Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julia Neden-Watts* 2,405 65.4
Liberal Democrats James Chard* 2,260 61.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen O'Shea 2,128 57.8
Conservative Susan Chappell 853 23.2
Conservative Alexander Bielstein 731 19.9
Women's Equality Caroline Rayfield 715 19.4
Conservative Douge Orchard 691 18.8
Labour Daisy Rushton 374 10.2
Labour Caroline Loewenstein 303 8.2
Labour Adam Gladstone 291 7.9
Turnout 3,679
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

West Twickenham

West Twickenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Piers Allen* 2,193 62.2
Liberal Democrats Laura O'Brien 2,187 62.0
Liberal Democrats Alan Juriansz* 2,103 59.6
Conservative Peter Finch 851 24.1
Conservative Jonny Fryer 835 23.7
Conservative Lily-Naomi Sale 810 23.0
Labour Christina Green 487 13.8
Labour Paul Tanto 419 11.9
Labour Will Tillotson 325 9.2
Turnout 3,528
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jo Humphreys* 2,338 65.0
Liberal Democrats Rob O'Carroll* 2,163 60.1
Liberal Democrats Kuldev Sehra 2,043 56.8
Conservative Jennifer Hull 1,027 28.5
Conservative Saba Shaukat 854 23.7
Conservative Sheba Sogol 842 23.4
Labour Ciarin Tomlin 394 10.9
Labour Sandra Roberts 359 10.0
Labour Howard Roberts 324 9.0
Turnout 3,599
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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