2022 Tower Hamlets Council election
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  First party Second party
 
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Leader Lutfur Rahman John Biggs
Party Aspire Labour
Last election 0 seats, 15.4% 42 seats, 46.1%
Seats won 24 19
Seat change Increase 24 Decrease 23
Percentage 36.95% 36.5%
Swing Increase 21.6% Decrease 9.6%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Nathalie Sylvia Bienfait Elliott Weaver
Party Green Conservative
Last election 0 seats, 8.6% 2 seats, 9.9%
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Percentage 9% 7.6%
Swing Increase 0.4% Decrease 2.3%

Tower Hamlets UK local election 2022 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2022 Tower Hamlets London Borough Council election. Aspire in orange, Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Greens in green.

council control before election


Labour

Subsequent council control


Aspire

The 2022 Tower Hamlets London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 45 members of Tower Hamlets 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 regained control of the Council from no overall control, winning 42 out of the 45 seats with the Conservative Party as the principal opposition with two of the remaining three seats. The election coincided with an election for the mayor of Tower Hamlets. In the 2022 elections, the Aspire Party gained control of the Council from Labour, winning 24 seats, and also won the mayoralty. Reduced to 19 seats, this is the lowest ever number of seats Labour have ever held in the history of Tower Hamlets; the Conservatives retained one seat, while the Green Party gained one seat.

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 powers are shared with the Greater London Authority, which also manages passenger transport, police, and fire.[1]

Since its formation, Tower Hamlets has generally been under Labour control. The SDP–Liberal Alliance won a majority of seats in the 1986 election, and the newly formed Liberal Democrats won a majority in the 1990 election. There was also a period of no overall control from 2014 to 2018. From 1990 to 2006, all councillors elected to the council were Labour or Liberal Democrats. In the 2006 election, Labour maintained its majority by winning 26 seats, but the new Respect Party won twelve seats, with the Conservatives on seven and the Liberal Democrats on six.[2] In the 2010 election, Respect lost all but one of its seats with Labour winning 41, the Conservatives winning eight and the Liberal Democrats winning one. Respect were the only party to advocate a change in executive arrangements at the council to introduce a directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets. A mayoral petition was successfully arranged by the Respect activist Abjol Miah, which was successful.[3]

The Labour councillor Lutfur Rahman, who had been leader of the council from 2008 until his was replaced in 2010 after a Channel 4 documentary linked him to the Islamic Forum of Europe, was selected as his party's candidate for the mayoralty.[4] He was removed as the candidate by the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party after "very serious allegations" about the selection.[5] He subsequently ran as an independent candidate with support from Respect.[6][7] Rahman was elected in the October 2010 election with more than half of the vote in the first round.[8] Rahman established a new political party called Tower Hamlets First in 2013. He ran for re-election as the Tower Hamlets First candidate in 2014, being re-elected in the second round against the Labour candidate John Biggs.[9] In the concurrent council election, Tower Hamlets First won 18 seats, with Labour on 22 and the Conservatives on 5, resulting in no overall control of the council.[10]

In 2015, Rahman was removed from office and his election was declared void after he was found guilty of electoral fraud. He was barred from seeking re-election for five years.[11][12] Tower Hamlets First was de-registered as a political party by the Electoral Commission shortly after.[13] In the 2015 re-run of the mayoral election, Rahman endorsed the independent candidate Rabina Khan.[14] Khan had been elected as a Labour councillor in 2010 but had been suspended for supporting Rahman's initial 2010 election, and had been re-elected in the 2014 council election as a Tower Hamlets First councillor.[15][16] Biggs won the election.[17] The former Tower Hamlets First councillors formed the Tower Hamlets Independent Group. Khan formed the breakaway group the People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets (PATH) with some other Tower Hamlets Independent Group councillors, which was formally registered in 2018.[18] The remaining Tower Hamlets Independent Group councillors formed the new party Aspire.[19]

In the most recent mayoral election in 2018, Khan stood as the PATH candidate, coming second, and Ohid Ahmed stood for Aspire. Ahmed had been endorsed by Rahman.[20] Biggs was successfully re-elected for the Labour Party with 48.4% of the vote in the first round and 72.7% of the vote after second preferences were taken into account.[21] In the concurrent council election, Labour won 42 seats with 46.1% of the vote, while the Conservatives won two seats with 9.9% of the vote across the borough. Khan was elected as a councillor for PATH, with her party winning 11.3% of the vote across the borough. Aspire lost all their representation, winning no seats with 15.4% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats received 8.6% of the vote and the Green Party received 7.9% of the vote, but neither won any seats.[22]

Council term

Rabina Khan disbanded PATH in August 2018 and switched to the Liberal Democrats.[23] Mohammed Pappu, a councillor for Blackwall and Cubitt town, was suspended from the Labour Party in October 2018 after sharing antisemitic posts on social media.[24][25] In the following month, he apologised, saying that he had not read the posts properly and offered to undergo training.[26] A Labour councillor for Lansbury ward, Mohammad Harun, resigned in December 2018 after Biggs ordered an investigation into allegations of housing fraud.[27] A Labour councillor for Shadwell ward, Ruhul Amin, resigned in January 2019 because he was moving to Bangladesh.[28] Both by-elections took place in February 2019, with Rajib Ahmed holding Lansbury for Labour and Ohid Ahmed coming in second place for Aspire. The Aspire candidate Mohammad Harun Miah won the by-election in Shadwell, with the Labour candidate Asik Rahman coming in second place.[29] Asik Rahman had apologised during the campaign for liking the Facebook page of Zakir Naik, a preacher who was banned from entering the UK.[30]

The leader of the Conservatives on the council, Andrew Wood, resigned from his party to sit as an independent in February 2020 while remaining in the Conservative group on the council. He cited the Conservative government's approach to Brexit and decision to override guidance to approve a controversial housing development in the borough.[31] John Pierce, a Labour councillor for Weavers ward, died in June 2021. He had been first elected in 2012.[32] A by-election to fill the seat was held in August 2021, which was won by the Aspire candidate Kabir Ahmed.[33] A Conservative councillor credited Aspire's victory to the Labour council's implementation of low traffic neighbourhood schemes, which Ahmed promised to end if Aspire won the 2022 council elections.[33][34]

Mayoral referendum

Tower Hamlets held a referendum in May 2021 on whether to maintain the system of directly electing a mayor, or to return to the leader-and-cabinet model where councillors elect a leader.[35] Biggs and the Labour Party, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats including Rabina Khan, and the Green Party campaigned in favour of ending the mayoral system, while Rahman campaigned to keep it.[36] The outcome of the referendum was to continue with the mayoral system, with 77.8% of votes in favour.[37]

Tower Hamlets Governance Referendum
6 May 2021
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Elected mayor
63,046 77.8
Leader-and-cabinet system 17,957 22.2
Valid votes 81,003 95.9
Invalid or blank votes 3,444 4.1
Total votes 84,447 100.00
Source: [38]

Campaign

Council election

The communities minister Kemi Badenoch wrote to the Metropolitan Police and Electoral Commission about concerns over the possibility of election fraud and family voting in Tower Hamlets.[39]

Council Candidates

The Labour Party, Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats all fielded a full slate of 45 candidates each. Aspire put forward 44 candidates - missing one candidate in the Whitechapel ward where Shahed Ali stood for the "Resurrection Young People. In Sha Allah" party. The Green party fielded 39 candidates, with both the SDP and TUSC standing one candidate each.[40]

The election also saw the first openly Transgender candidate stand in Tower Hamlets with Rebecca Jones of the Liberal Democrats in Bethnal Green West.[41]

Mayoral election

The Labour mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs sought re-election.[42] In January 2022, the Liberal Democrat councillor Rabina Khan was announced as her party's candidate for the mayoralty.[43] In the same month, the independent councillor Andrew Wood, who had resigned from the Conservative group in 2020, announced he would stand for election as both a councillor and mayor.[44] Wood said the council should spend more of its reserves building homes, schools and bridges.[45] The former mayor of the borough, Lutfur Rahman, announced his candidacy for the Aspire party in February 2022.[46] Rahman's five-year ban from standing for election, having been found guilty by an election court of "corrupt and illegal practices", had elapsed.[11][12] He was endorsed at his formal campaign launch in March by the former mayor of London Ken Livingstone and the peer Pola Uddin.[47] Elliott Weaver stood as the Conservative mayoral candidate.[48]

Electoral process

Tower Hamlets, 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.[49] 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.[49]

Council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election After 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 42 Labour 40 Labour 19
Conservative 2 Aspire 2 Aspire 24
PATH 1 Conservative 1 Conservative 1
Liberal Democrats 1 Green 1
Independent 1


Results summary

2022 Tower Hamlets London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Aspire 24 24 0 Increase 24 53.3 36.9 69,141 +21.5
  Labour 19 0 23 Decrease 23 42.2 36.5 68,347 -9.6
  Green 1 1 0 Increase 1 2.2 8.9 16,620 +1.0
  Conservative 1 0 1 Decrease 1 2.2 7.7 14,380 -2.2
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 8.9 16,691 +0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 1,604 +0.6
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 301 N/A
  SDP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 39 N/A

Results by Ward

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Unless otherwise noted, the councillors seeking re-election were elected in 2018.

Bethnal Green East (formerly Bethnal Green)

Bethnal Green East (3)[50]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sirajul Islam* 2,395 40.55 -9.50
Labour Rebeka Sultana 2,166 36.67 -14.90
Aspire Ahmodul Kabir 2,153 36.45 +27.59
Aspire Syed Abdullah 2,112 35.76 +28.79
Labour Eve McQuillan* 2,076 35.15 -14.66
Aspire Nurul Gaffar 2,001 33.88 +27.57
Green Rupert George 720 12.19 +0.20
Green Jack Mathews 609 10.31 +0.23
Green Daniel Smith 585 9.91 +0.50
Liberal Democrats Ryan James 313 5.30 -1.33
Conservative Benjamin Hack 289 4.89 -0.26
Conservative Samuel Hall 273 4.62 -0.53
Conservative Dinah George 271 4.59 -0.56
Liberal Democrats Eugene Lynch 233 3.95 -2.19
Liberal Democrats Callum Robertson 232 3.93 -1.78
Rejected ballots 47
Turnout 5,906 42.87 +0.96
Registered electors 13,778
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Bethnal Green West (formerly St Peters)

Bethnal Green West (3)[51]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Musthak Ahmed 2,744 44.97 +26.91
Aspire Abu Chowdhury 2,673 43.81 +27.15
Aspire Rahman Amin 2,562 41.99 +27.63
Labour Sufia Alam 2,123 34.79 -8.58
Labour Kevin Brady* 1,881 30.83 -15.63
Labour Mizan Chaudhury 1,724 28.25 -13.23
Green Paul Burgess 752 12.32 -1.32
Green David Cox 745 12.21 +1.03
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Jones 374 6.13 -0.23
Liberal Democrats Judith Cohen 341 5.59 +0.38
Conservative Lucy Hamilton 258 4.23 -0.94
Conservative Angela Magny 220 3.61 +0.15
Conservative Bernard Magny 193 3.16 +0.09
TUSC Sarah O'Neill 191 3.13 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ashley Lumsden 189 3.10 -1.35
Rejected ballots 48
Turnout 6,102 44.06 +0.67
Registered electors 13,850
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Blackwall and Cubitt Town

Blackwall and Cubitt Town (3)[52]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Abdul Malik 1,374 29.86 +11.62
Aspire Ahmodur Khan 1,318 28.64 +13.06
Aspire Muhammad Uddin 1,292 28.07 +11.33
Labour Afsana Lachaux 1,129 24.53 -8.31
Labour Christopher Worrall 1,112 24.16 -7.71
Labour Mohammed Pappu* 1,001 21.75 -6.30
Conservative Sofia De Sousa 869 18.88 -3.87
Conservative Matthew Miles 777 16.88 -3.91
Conservative Nick Vandyke 745 16.19 -4.52
Liberal Democrats Guy Benson 673 14.62 -0.84
Green Caroline Fenton 554 12.04 +3.77
Liberal Democrats Richard Flowers 551 11.97 -2.51
Liberal Democrats Azizur Khan 528 11.47 +2.12
Green Seamus Hayes 364 7.91 +0.03
Green Tamsin Kavanagh 359 7.80 +1.72
Rejected ballots 57
Turnout 4,602 32.66 -1.63
Registered electors 14,091
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Bow East

Bow East (3)[53]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Rachel Blake* 2,800 50.48 -8.17
Labour Co-op Amina Ali* 2,728 49.18 -3.02
Labour Co-op Marc Francis* 2,341 42.20 -13.40
Aspire Rahima Khatun 1,324 23.87 +13.29
Aspire Masood Rahman 1,228 22.14 +15.03
Aspire Monzo Khaton 1,207 21.76 +14.84
Green Nicola Power 964 17.38 +4.95
Green Ellis Bright 910 16.41 +6.65
Liberal Democrats Liza Franchi 506 9.12 +1.42
Conservative Robin Edwards 336 6.06 -1.20
Conservative Lesley Lincoln 291 5.25 -2.28
Liberal Democrats Simon Herbert 285 5.14 -2.24
Liberal Democrats Richard MacMilan 282 5.08 -2.11
Conservative Imogen Sinclair 247 4.45 -0.98
Rejected ballots 35
Turnout 5,547 38.81 +0.68
Registered electors 14,292
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bow West

Bow West (2)[54]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asma Begum* 1,601 38.44 -22.28
Green Nathalie Bienfait 1,253 30.08 +19.94
Labour Val Whitehead* 1,218 29.24 -22.67
Aspire Ripon Ali 1,035 24.85 +17.90
Green Alistair Polson 1,004 24.11 +11.40
Aspire Junu Ali 944 22.67 +16.99
Liberal Democrats Janet Ludlow 205 4.92 -5.60
Conservative Desmond Ellerbeck 191 4.59 -4.48
Liberal Democrats Tom Kaneko 159 3.82 -2.68
Conservative Mariem Sarghini 157 3.77 -3.41
Rejected ballots 32
Turnout 4,165 46.09 +2.87
Registered electors 9,036
Labour hold Swing
Green gain from Labour Swing

Bromley North

Bromley North (2)[55]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Abdul Nazrul 1,495 43.54 +15.94
Aspire Saif Khaled 1,431 41.67 +25.66
Labour Najnine Chowdhury 1242 36.18 -5.51
Labour Muhammad Salam 841 24.49 -10.15
Green Daniel Blythin-Hammond 346 10.08 +2.21
Green Bethan Lant 281 8.18 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nehad Chowdhury 212 6.17 +0.38
Conservative Jonathan Gillespie 159 4.63 +0.27
Liberal Democrats Siobhan Proudfoot 156 4.54 +1.19
Conservative Mohammed Rahman 94 2.74 -0.83
SDP Jonathon Mabbut 39 1.14 N/A
Rejected ballots 45
Turnout 3,434 43.54 +1.04
Registered electors 7,887
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Bromley South

Bromley South (2)[56]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shubo Hussain 1,772 44.10 -3.36
Aspire Bodrul Choudhury 1,616 40.22 +13.17
Aspire Ikbal Hussain 1,478 36.78 +12.78
Labour Jenny Symmons 1,330 33.10 -13.64
Green Barney Green 239 5.95 -0.11
Green Rob Curry 233 5.80 +1.39
Liberal Democrats Joshua Casswell 207 5.15 +0.07
Conservative Stephen Charge 143 3.56 -1.49
Conservative Indigo Atherton 139 3.46 +0.09
Liberal Democrats David Vinas 76 1.89 -2.49
Rejected ballots 45
Turnout 4,018 44.23 -0.23
Registered electors 9,085
Labour hold Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf (2)[57]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Maium Talukdar 1,164 31.66 +9.00
Aspire Saled Ahmed 1,023 27.83 +13.07
Independent Andrew Wood* † 993 27.01 -1.58
Labour Co-op Adam Allnutt 885 24.08 -0.52
Labour Co-op Shajia Sultana 846 23.01 -1.53
Conservative Francis Germaine-Powell 492 13.38 -15.21
Conservative Samia Hersey 408 11.10 -13.31
Liberal Democrats Morgan Jones 363 9.87 -0.33
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Hannan 270 7.34 +0.15
Rejected ballots 26
Turnout 3,676 32.28 -1.61
Registered electors 11,389
Aspire gain from Conservative Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

† Andrew Wood was elected for the Conservative Party in 2018, but resigned to sit as an Independent in 2020.[31]

Island Gardens

Island Gardens (2)[58]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Golds* 1,092 27.66 -1.33
Labour Mufeedah Bustin* 1,013 25.66 -1.37
Aspire Sadiqur Rahman 971 24.59 +14.90
Aspire Syed Ali 936 23.71 +16.32
Conservative Callum Murphy 892 22.59 +2.21
Labour Zaglul Khan 864 21.88 -2.80
Green David Allison 516 13.07 +6.42
Liberal Democrats Shelly English 489 12.39 -3.69
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cregan 362 9.17 -14.38
Rejected ballots 39
Turnout 3,948 40.12 -0.96
Registered electors 9,840
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lansbury

Lansbury (3)[59]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Abul Ahmed 2,686 48.75 +21.19
Aspire Iqbal Hossain 2,413 43.79 +25.91
Aspire Jahed Choudhury 2,286 41.49 +23.60
Labour Kahar Chowdhury* 1,803 32.72 -10.71
Labour Shaheda Rahman 1,542 27.99 -9.92
Labour Ansarul Haque 1,479 26.84 -10.48
Green Norm Cassidy 546 9.91 +2.26
Liberal Democrats Elaine Bagshaw 494 8.97 -1.34
Green John Scanlan 464 8.42 +1.70
Conservative Chrissie Townsend 373 6.77 -1.31
Conservative Paul Ingham 333 6.04 -1.83
Conservative Akbar Ali 203 3.68 -1.33
Liberal Democrats Abdul Manik 149 2.70 -7.57
Liberal Democrats Muhammad Uddin 134 2.43 -3.64
Rejected ballots 74
Turnout 5,510 41.34 +0.03
Registered electors 13,330
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Limehouse

Limehouse (1)[60]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James King* 728 40.18 +3.13
Conservative David Garside 403 22.24 -8.28
Aspire Atia Jorna 347 19.15 +8.99
Liberal Democrats Warwick Danks 191 10.54 -2.46
Green Geoffrey Juden 143 7.89 +2.15
Majority 325
Rejected ballots 12
Turnout 1812 39.27 -4.84
Registered electors 4668
Labour hold Swing

Mile End

Mile End (3)[61]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sabina Khan 2,530 42.59 -7.71
Labour Leelu Ahmed 2,120 35.69 -12.12
Labour Mohammad Chowdhury 2,119 35.67 -3.34
Aspire Helal Miah 2,041 34.36 +16.47
Aspire Azad Miah 1,956 32.93 +16.39
Aspire Haji Habib 1,900 31.99 +17.60
Green Jack Gibbons 562 9.46 +0.30
Green Simon Levey 460 7.74 +0.50
Green Gunther Jancke 456 7.68 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tabitha Potts 378 6.36 +0.22
Conservative Craig Aston 313 5.27 -2.49
Liberal Democrats Horia Bogdan 310 5.22 -1.61
Conservative Shah Alam 249 4.19 -1.17
Liberal Democrats Wei Qu 240 4.04 -1.95
Conservative Srikanth Rajgopal 173 2.91 -1.61
Rejected ballots 62
Turnout 5,940 42.78 +1.99
Registered electors 13,885
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Poplar

Poplar (1)[62]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Gulam Choudhury 1,134 53.07 +26.25
Labour Zenith Rahman 602 28.17 -8.67
Green Rebecca Binns 152 7.11 N/A
Conservative Dominic Nolan 131 6.13 -1.07
Liberal Democrats Habibur Tafader 118 5.52 +0.69
Majority 532
Rejected ballots 48
Turnout 2,137 44.25
Registered electors 4,940
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Shadwell

Shadwell (2)[63]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Harun Miah 2,003 46.66 +22.32
Aspire Ana Miah 1,486 34.61 +15.86
Liberal Democrats Rabina Khan * † 1,451 33.80 -4.57
Labour Abdus Shukur 872 20.31 -10.83
Labour Victoria Obaze 852 19.85 -8.51
Liberal Democrats Simon Tunnicliffe 403 9.39 +5.34
Green Charlotte Nicholls 269 6.27 +1.34
Conservative Daryl Stafford 169 3.94 +0.36
Conservative Tara Hussain 124 2.89 -1.50
Rejected ballots 40
Turnout 4,293 49.97 +0.08
Registered electors 8,591
Aspire gain from PATH Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

† Rabina Khan was elected for PATH in 2018, but defected to the Liberal Democrats.[23]

Spitalfields and Banglatown

Spitalfields and Banglatown (2)[64]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Kabir Hussain 1,595 42.66 +19.82
Aspire Suluk Ahmed 1,591 42.55 +19.44
Labour Shad Chowdhury* 1,545 41.32 -8.84
Labour Nazma Hussain 1,128 30.17 -2.62
Green Abdul Hye 293 7.84 +0.01
Liberal Democrats Freda Graf 242 6.47 +0.61
Conservative Timothy Lowe 173 4.63 -3.49
Liberal Democrats Gareth Shelton 172 4.60 -0.99
Conservative Shamim Miah 94 2.51 -3.82
Rejected ballots 49
Turnout 3,739 41.40 +1.16
Registered electors 9,032
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

St Dunstan's

St Dunstan's (2)[65]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ayas Miah* 1,936 40.74 -10.41
Labour Maisha Begum 1,840 38.72 -1.93
Aspire Juned Khan 1,692 35.61 +17.42
Aspire Nazir Ahmed 1,623 34.15 +23.42
Conservative Adrian Thompson 422 8.88 +3.28
Liberal Democrats Farhana Akther 300 6.31 +1.01
Conservative Edward Brown 229 4.82 +0.34
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Alam 220 4.63 +1.70
Green Neil Thompson 202 4.25 -3.07
Rejected ballots 51
Turnout 4,752 51.30 +2.02
Registered electors 9,263
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Katherine's and Wapping

St Katherine's and Wapping (2)[66]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Ullah* 1,133 31.34 +2.56
Labour Amy Lee 1,128 31.18 -4.46
Liberal Democrats Dominic Buxton 961 26.56 +0.29
Liberal Democrats Mahbub Alam 749 20.70 -2.04
Conservative Neil King 612 16.92 -5.20
Conservative Jane Emmerson 564 15.59 -11.05
Aspire Abulkashem Helal 471 13.02 +9.12
Aspire Khayrul Hasan 446 12.33 +11.38
Green Oliver Barrs 374 10.34 +0.98
Green Peter Simister 278 7.68 N/A
Rejected ballots
Turnout 3,618 40.91 -1.58
Registered electors 8,843
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Stepney Green

Stepney Green (2)[67]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Abdul Ali 1,623 39.55 +26.59
Labour Sabina Akhtar* 1,588 38.69 -16.30
Aspire Shuhel Malique 1,346 32.80 +24.88
Labour Motin Uz-Zaman* 1,121 27.31 -12.27
Liberal Democrats Akhlaqur Rahman 676 16.47 -5.37
Liberal Democrats Kim Nottage 332 8.09 +3.81
Green Kirsty Chestnutt 308 7.50 -0.75
Green Thomas Mackay 202 4.92 +0.27
Conservative Stephen Alton 198 4.82 -1.01
Conservative Panagiotis Koutroumpis 108 2.63 -2.10
Rejected ballots 62
Turnout 4,104 49.63 +1.84
Registered electors 8,270
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Weavers

Weavers (2)[68]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Kabir Ahmed 1,649 43.54 +29.37
Labour Co-op Asma Islam 1,417 37.42 -11.18
Aspire Fazleh Elaahi 1,224 32.32 +17.71
Labour Co-op Kevin McKenna 1,135 29.97 -11.59
Green Katy Guttmann 395 10.43 +1.05
Conservative Elliot Weaver 237 6.26 +0.94
Green Benjamin Hancocks 225 5.94 -2.72
Liberal Democrats John Adam 203 5.36 +1.55
Liberal Democrats Ed Long 150 3.96 -3.33
TUSC Hugo Pierre 110 2.90 N/A
Conservative Moulay Essaydi 106 2.80 -3.23
Rejected ballots 33
Turnout 3,787 41.07 +0.36
Registered electors 9,221
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Whitechapel

Whitechapel (3)[69]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Aspire Shafi Ahmed 1,954 41.63 +11.72
Labour Faroque Ahmed* 1,663 35.43 -7.75
Aspire Kamrul Hussain 1,594 33.96 +7.08
Labour Amina Ali 1,510 32.17 -0.05
Labour Shah Ameen* 1,468 31.27 -9.13
Liberal Democrats Aminur Khan 657 14.00 -12.88
Resurrection Young People. In Sha Allah Shahed Ali 611 13.02 N/A
Liberal Democrats Muhammad Abul Asad 586 12.48 -13.12
Liberal Democrats Michael Robinson 569 12.12 +3.23
Green Samuel Roberts 505 10.76 +0.89
Green Shahrar Ali 352 7.50 -0.22
Conservative Michael Dormer 273 5.82 -1.62
Conservative Nikola Suica 204 4.35 -2.18
Conservative Mustafa Khan 153 3.26 -2.51
Rejected ballots 42
Turnout 4,694 39.45 +0.69
Registered electors 13,292
Aspire gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Aspire gain from Labour Swing

Candidate Winning Margin

Eight candidates won election by fewer that 100 votes - although one of these was over a candidate from the same party.[70]

Ward Final Winning Candidate Next Candidate Winning Margin
Party Votes Percentage Party Votes Percentage Votes Percentage
Bethnal Green East Aspire 2153 13.11 Aspire 2122 12.86 41 0.25
Bethnal Green West Aspire 2562 15.1 Labour 2123 12.51 439 2.59
Blackwall and Cubitt Town Aspire 1292 10.22 Labour 1129 8.93 163 1.29
Bow East Labour 2341 15.15 Aspire 1324 8.57 1017 6.58
Bow West Green 1253 16.13 Labour 1218 15.68 35 0.45
Bromley North Aspire 1431 22.73 Labour 1242 19.73 189 3.00
Bromley South Aspire 1616 22.34 Aspire 1478 20.43 138 1.91
Canary Wharf Aspire 1023 15.88 Independent 993 15.41 30 0.47
Island Gardens Labour 1013 14.20 Aspire 971 13.61 42 0.59
Lansbury Aspire 2286 15.34 Labour 1803 12.10 483 3.24
Limehouse Labour 728 40.18 Conservative 403 22.24 325 17.94
Mile End Labour 2119 13.41 Aspire 2041 12.91 78 0.50
Poplar Aspire 1134 53.07 Labour 602 28.17 532 24.90
Shadwell Aspire 1486 19.48 Lib Dem 1451 19.02 35 0.46
Spitalfields and Banglatown Aspire 1591 23.28 Labour 1545 22.61 46 0.67
St Dunstan's Labour 1840 21.74 Aspire 1692 19.99 148 1.75
St Katherine's and Wapping Labour 1128 16.80 Lib Dem 961 14.31 167 2.49
Stepney Green Labour 1588 21.17 Aspire 1346 17.94 242 3.23
Weavers Labour 1417 20.68 Aspire 1224 17.87 193 2.81
Whitechapel Aspire 1594 13.17 Labour 1510 12.48 84 0.69

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