2022 Wandsworth Council election
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All 58 council seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Simon Hogg Ravi Govindia Malcolm Grimston
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Last election 26 seats, 44.8% 33 seats, 56.9% 1 seat, 1.7%
Seats won 35 22 1
Seat change Increase9 Decrease11 Steady

Wandsworth London UK local election 2022 map.svg
Results of the 2022 Wandsworth London Borough council election.

council control before election


Conservative

Subsequent council control


Labour

The 2022 Wandsworth London Borough Council elections took place on 5 May 2022.

All 58 members of Wandsworth 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 Conservative Party maintained their longstanding control of the council, winning 33 out of the 60 seats with the Labour Party forming the principal opposition with 26 of the remaining 27 seats. The 2022 election took place under new election boundaries, which reduced the number of councillors to 58. Labour won control for the first time since 1978.

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]

Wandsworth was alternately under Labour and Conservative control in the elections after its creation, and subsequently has been under Conservative control since the 1978 election. In the most recent election in 2018, the council was considered a key target for Labour in London.[2][3] The Conservatives held the council, winning 33 seats with 38.3% of the vote, while Labour won 26 seats with 38.7% of the vote. The independent candidate Malcolm Grimston was also elected.[4][5]

Council term

Candida Jones, a Labour councillor for Furzedown, resigned in 2019 due to taking a politically restricted job. Graham Loveland held the seat for Labour in the subsequent by-election, with the Liberal Democrats increasing their share of the vote to come in second place.[6] A Labour councillor for Bedford ward, Fleur Anderson, resigned in April 2021 having been elected as MP for Putney in the 2019 general election.[7] A by-election to fill the seat was held on 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election, which was won by the Labour candidate Hannah Stanislaus.[8] In August 2021, Stanislaus resigned from the Labour Party to sit as independent, saying that they had "been bullied out" and that the party whip had made a personal attack against them in a report.[9] They later resigned as a councillor, with a by-election held on 25 November. The Labour candidate Sheila Boswell held it for the party with a majority of a single vote over the Conservative candidate.[10]

Along with most London boroughs, Wandsworth will be electing councillors under new ward boundaries in 2022.[11] Following local consultation, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England produced new boundaries reducing the number of councillors from 60 to 58 across fourteen three-councillor wards and eight two-seat wards.[12]

Campaign

The Conservative peer Robert Hayward said that his party was "almost certain" to lose control of the borough in the wake of the partygate scandal.[13] At the 2019 general election, all the constituencies that cover the borough were represented by Labour MPs.[14] Nick Bowes, the chief executive of the Centre for London, highlighted that the mayor of London Sadiq Khan had won a majority of wards in the borough in the 2021 London mayoral election.[15]

Extinction Rebellion campaigners disrupted the launch of the Conservative campaign at a luxury car dealership.[16] The Labour Party promised to build a thousand "new council homes on council land" if they won.[17] The Labour councillor Peter Carpenter was suspended and blocked from standing for re-election by his party in March 2022 for posting on Twitter that the Conservative chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak should "go back to India".[18]

Electoral process

Wandsworth, as with all other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years, with the previous election having taken place in 2018. The election took place by multi-member first-past-the-post voting, with each ward being represented by two or three councillors. Electors had as many votes as there were 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.[19] 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.[19]

Council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election After 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 33 Conservative 33 Labour 35
Labour 26 Labour 26 Conservative 22
Independent 1 Independent 1 Independent 1

Results summary

2022 Wandsworth London Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 35 10 1 Increase 9 60.3 46.3 112,575 +7.6
  Conservative 22 1 12 Decrease 11 37.9 38.0 92,566 -0.3
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 1.7 1.6 3,795 -2.1
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 7.6 18,546 -0.3
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.4 15,599 -2.1
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 218 N/A

Ward results

Balham

Balham (3)[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lynsey Hedges 2,284
Conservative Daniel Hamilton 2,250
Labour Jo Rigby 2,214
Conservative Azhar Chaudhry 2,188
Labour Douglas Oddy 1,963
Labour Richard Taylor 1,913
Green Alexa Crow 659
Green Ben Burt 528
Green John Low 514
Liberal Democrats Provence Maydew 405
Liberal Democrats Shanaz Casoojee 353
Liberal Democrats Raaid Casoojee 294
Turnout 60
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Battersea Park

Battersea Park (3)[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Juliana Annan 1,991
Labour Tony Belton 1,975
Labour Maurice McLeod 1,760
Conservative Rory Manley 1,404
Conservative Sami Abouzahra 1,355
Conservative Mariette Miemietz 1,280
Green Isabel Losada 689
Green Emma Buckley 557
Liberal Democrats Teresa Norman 396
Liberal Democrats Petri Vitiello 240
Independent Shaun O'Mara 106
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

East Putney

East Putney (3)[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ravi Govindia 2,179
Labour Fianna Ayres 2,147
Conservative George Crivelli 2,144
Conservative Michael Stephens 2,047
Labour Eileen Flanagan 1,907
Labour Susan Olech 1,727
Green Graham Cooper 702
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Doody 672
Green Clive Price 440
Liberal Democrats John Williams 396
Liberal Democrats Mark Lejman 391
Turnout
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Conservative hold

Falconbrook

Falconbrook (2)[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Kate Stock 1,607
Labour Simon Hogg 1,603
Conservative Andrew Mitchell 607
Conservative Jasmine Rahman 557
TUSC Kim Hendry 120
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Furzedown

Furzedown (3)[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Leonie Cooper 3,232
Labour Katrina Ffrench 2,939
Labour Judi Gasser 2,893
Conservative Robert Broadhurst 973
Green Shaun Collins 936
Conservative Jonathan Iliff 936
Conservative Thomas Mathers 935
Liberal Democrats Andrew Bracken 322
Liberal Democrats Clare Murray 288
Liberal Democrats Sudi Piggot 177
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Lavender

Lavender (2)[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jonathan Cook 1,495
Conservative Tom Pridham 1,391
Labour Martin Linton 1,298
Labour Rebecca Tate 1,206
Green Cyril Richert 445
Liberal Democrats Jenny Voyce 294
Liberal Democrats Mike Radcliffe 268
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Nine Elms

Nine Elms (2)[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Matthew Corner 352
Conservative Mark Justin 328
Labour Alexander Christian 261
Labour Maha Younes 250
Liberal Democrats Mark Gitsham 239
Liberal Democrats Sue Wixley 212
Green Joanna Zeenny 41
Green Andrew Macmillan 34
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Northcote

Northcote (2)[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Emmeline Owens 2,244
Conservative Aled Richards-Jones 2,168
Labour Emily Wintle 1,377
Labour James Toone 1,094
Green Joe Taylor 754
Liberal Democrats Ben Morris 544
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Roehampton

Roehampton (3)[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jenny Yates 1,909
Labour Matthew Tiller 1,865
Labour Graeme Henderson 1,855
Conservative Jane Cooper 1,247
Conservative Ray Chapman 1,183
Conservative Deen Ossman 1,154
Green Terence Brown 357
Liberal Democrats Henry Compson 351
Liberal Democrats Ben Speedy 312
Green Matthew Palmer 307
TUSC Deji Olayinka 98
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Shaftesbury & Queenstown

Shaftesbury & Queenstown (3)[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sara Linton 1,966
Labour Aydin Dikerdem 1,879
Labour Stephen Worrall 1,563
Conservative Marie Hanson 1,090
Conservative Jonathan Clamp 1,077
Conservative Keith Kelsall 982
Green Max Ellis 668
Liberal Democrats James Munro 421
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

South Balham

South Balham (2)[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Clare Fraser 1,850
Labour Norman Marshall 1,518
Conservative Tom Mytton 1,425
Conservative Nabi Toktas 1,271
Green Roy Vickery 451
Liberal Democrats Arminel Fennelly 230
Liberal Democrats David Lane 175
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Southfields

Southfields (2)[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kim Caddy 1,853 44.6
Conservative Guy Humphries 1,763 42.5
Labour Lee Fennell 1,702 41.0
Labour Pablo John 1,607 38.7
Green Ingrid Redcliffe 385 9.3
Liberal Democrats Pat Durai-Bates 375 9.0
Green Fergal McEntee 323 7.8
Liberal Democrats Fabio Quaradeghini 261 6.2
Turnout 4,153
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

St Mary's

St Mary's (3)[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jessica Lee 1,914
Labour Jamie Colclough 1,880
Conservative Caroline de la Soujeole 1,700
Conservative Zachary Evans 1,693
Labour Michael Stone 1,690
Conservative Rhodri Morgan 1,659
Green Byron Brown 465
Green Lu Curtis 438
Liberal Democrats Tudor Nicholls 348
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Thamesfield

Thamesfield (3)[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ethan Brooks 2,292
Conservative James Jeffreys 2,221
Conservative John Locker 2,212
Labour Chris Locke 1,768
Labour Diana Robinson 1,763
Labour Stephen Gibbons 1,762
Liberal Democrats Paul Benton 744
Liberal Democrats Becky Grubb 733
Liberal Democrats Gabriel Barton-Singer 701
Green Emma Killick 556
Green Diana McCann 526
Green Penny Staniaszek 377
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Tooting Bec

Tooting Bec (3)[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sheila Boswell 2,787
Labour Annamarie Critchard 2,759
Labour Paul White 2,258
Conservative Jonathan Styles 1,073
Conservative Mike Pautsch 1,061
Conservative Mozes Megyesi 1,041
Green Lisa Osborne 695
Green Steve Jones 536
Liberal Democrats Lara Fiorani 400
Liberal Democrats David Elliott 268
Liberal Democrats Maltby Pindar 189
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Tooting Broadway

Tooting Broadway (3)[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Kate Forbes 2,773
Labour Kemi Akinola 2,762
Labour Andy Gibbons 2,339
Conservative Gerald Brent 849
Conservative Neil Caddy 768
Conservative James McLoughlin 754
Green Tom Fitzhardinge 680
Liberal Democrats Catie Tuttle 277
Liberal Democrats Stephen Bieniek 272
Liberal Democrats Simon Sharich 195
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Trinity

Trinity (2)[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Lizzy Dobres 2,074
Labour Jack Mayorcas 1,827
Conservative Kirsten Botting 1,680
Conservative Crawford Anderson 1,672
Green Ann Pasola 407
Liberal Democrats Jon Irwin 387
Liberal Democrats Paul Tibbles 369
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Wandle

Wandle (2)[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Denise Paul 1,750
Labour Sarmila Varatharaj 1,668
Conservative Siôn Davies 1,456
Conservative Adrian Flook 1,435
Green Márcia Almeida Goodwin 311
Liberal Democrats Duncan Lyons 215
Green Stephen Midlane 172
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common (3)[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Angela Graham 2,699
Conservative Peter Graham 2,560
Conservative Rosemary Birchall 2,448
Labour Rebecca Wilson 1,766
Labour Daniel Hogan 1,664
Labour Thomas Pollard 1,580
Green Glyn Goodwin 740
Green Daniel Strathearn 543
Green Pat Sharpe 503
Liberal Democrats Eileen Arms 323
Liberal Democrats Caroline Ogden 277
Liberal Democrats Haren Thillainathan 174
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Wandsworth Town

Wandsworth Town (3)[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sarah Davies 2,835
Labour Sana Jafri 2,618
Conservative William Sweet 2,472
Conservative Rishi Goenka 2,445
Labour Sam Nicholas 2,439
Conservative Piers McCausland 2,415
Green James Couper 623
Green Joyce Moreau 543
Liberal Democrats Patrick Warren 476
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

West Hill

West Hill (3)[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Malcolm Grimston 3,689
Labour Angela Ireland 2,221
Conservative Daniel Ghossain 1,621
Conservative Salvatore Murtas 1,620
Labour Daniel Shearer 1,557
Labour Flavio Ravara 1,529
Conservative Terry Walsh 1,096
Green Jason Whiffin 644
Liberal Democrats Hugh Brown 305
Liberal Democrats Douglas Downie 296
Liberal Democrats Andrew Hinton 177
Turnout
Independent hold
Labour hold
Conservative gain from Labour

West Putney

West Putney (3)[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jeremy Ambache 2,676 15.9
Labour Claire Gilbert 2,605 15.5
Conservative Steffi Sutters 2,534 15.1
Conservative Paddy Reid 2,519 15.0
Conservative Ian Lewer 2,409 14.3
Labour Graham Loveland 2,239 13.3
Green Tahira Amini 524 3.1
Liberal Democrats Joanna Chidgey 515 3.1
Green Julie Estelle 473 2.8
Liberal Democrats Cait Hart Dyke 342 2.0
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Conservative hold

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