2022 Westminster Council election
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All 54 council seats of the Westminster City Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Adam Hug Rachael Robathan
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 19 seats, 41.1% 41 seats, 42.8%
Seats won 31 23
Seat change Increase12 Decrease18

2022 Westminster Borough Council Election Results Map.svg
2022 Westminster Borough Council election results map with 2022 wards

council control before election


Conservative

Subsequent council control


Labour

The 2022 Westminster City Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 54 members of Westminster City Council have been 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 had maintained their longstanding control of the council, winning 41 out of the 60 seats with the Labour Party forming the council opposition with the remaining 19 seats. However, Labour managed to win an 8-seat council majority for the first time since the formation of the modern city in 1964.[1] The 2022 election took place under new election boundaries, reducing the number of councillors to 54.

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.[2]

Westminster City Council had continuously been under Conservative Party control since its establishment. In the most recent election in 2018, Westminster was considered a key target for Labour in London.[3] The Conservatives won the election, with 41 seats on 42.8% of the vote across the borough while Labour won 19 seats with 41.1% of the vote.[4]

Council term

The Conservative councillor Robert Davis, who represented Lancaster Gate and had served on the council since 1982, resigned after an investigation into his conduct found that he broke the councillors' code of conduct for receiving a large number of gifts and hospitality from property developers.[5] The 22 November 2018 by-election was held for the Conservatives by Margot Bright with the Labour candidate coming in second place.[6] In March 2021, Andrea Mann, a Labour councillor for Churchill ward, resigned for family reasons.[7] The by-election to fill the seat was held on 6 May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. The Labour candidate Liza Begum won, with an increased majority compared to the 2018 election.[8]

Along with most London boroughs, this election occured under new ward boundaries. Following local consultation, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England produced new boundaries, reducing the number of councillors from 60 to 54 across eighteen three-councillor wards.[9]

Campaign

The Conservative peer Robert Hayward listed Westminster as one of four Conservative councils in London that his party risked losing control of in the wake of the partygate scandal. The concentration of Labour voters in a small number of wards means that relatively few seats in the borough are marginal.[10] Labour criticised the Conservative council for the Marble Arch Mound's cost, which had led to the resignation of the council's deputy leader Melvyn Caplan.[10][11] Fitzrovia News wrote that the new West End ward would be competitive between Labour and the Conservatives, with Labour having won one of the three seats on previous boundaries.[12]

Electoral process

Westminster, 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 three councillors. Electors have as many votes as there are councillors to be elected in their ward, with the top 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 live 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.[13] 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.[13]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 41 Conservative 41
Labour 19 Labour 19

Results summary

2022 Westminster City Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 12 0 Increase 12 58.5 48.0 58,395 +6.9
  Conservative 22 0 12 Decrease 19 41.5 40.3 49,067 -2.5
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 10.8 13,153 +1.4
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 930 -3.4
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 124 -0.2

Ward results

Candidates seeking re-election are marked with an asterisk (*). Councillors seeking re-election for a different ward are marked with a cross (†).[14]

Abbey Road

Abbey Road (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Lilian Langford 1,241 50.6
Conservative Caroline Emma Sargent 1,199 48.9
Conservative Alan Laurence Mendoza 1,193 48.6
Labour Sarah Katharine Hanson 803 32.7
Labour James Robert Evans 770 31.4
Labour Sheyda Monshizadeh-Azar 702 28.6
Liberal Democrats Trish Griffiths 367 15.0
Green Cristian Dinu 311 12.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Robert Paul Gunness 231 9.4
Liberal Democrats Seth Barney Weisz 204 8.3
Turnout 2,454 31.58
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bayswater

Bayswater (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maggie Carman* 1,618 60.1
Labour Max Sullivan 1,481 55.0
Labour James Tacuma Small-Edwards 1,476 54.8
Conservative Anna Askew 910 33.8
Conservative Iain James Bott† 875 32.5
Conservative Henry Graham Cornelius Shelford 792 29.4
Liberal Democrats Scott Andrew Caizley 276 10.3
Liberal Democrats Jane Caroline Grantham Smithard 266 9.9
Liberal Democrats Nathalie Ubilava 219 8.1
Turnout 2,692 33.80
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Church Street

Church Street (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aicha Less* 1,303 70.6
Labour Matt Noble* 1,249 67.7
Labour Abdul Aziz Toki* 1,219 66.1
Conservative Blessings Kaseke 347 18.8
Conservative Amarjeet Singh Johal 318 17.2
Conservative Jaime Law 308 16.7
Liberal Democrats William Dunbar 143 7.8
Liberal Democrats Rachael Georgina Jagger 142 7.7
Liberal Democrats Patrick Ryan 139 7.5
Turnout 1,845 25.85
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Harrow Road

Harrow Road (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Bush* 1,524 72.7
Labour Concia Albert 1,492 71.2
Labour Tim Roca* 1,444 68.9
Conservative Helen Hope Lambert 381 18.2
Conservative Tom Haynes 362 17.3
Conservative Sam Parr 328 15.7
Liberal Democrats Will Baynes 219 10.5
Liberal Democrats Sharan Tabari 179 8.5
Turnout 2,095 27.65
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hyde Park

Hyde Park (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Md Shamsed Chowdhury 804 44.7
Labour Paul Howard Dimoldenberg† 780 43.4
Labour Judith Anne Southern 774 43.0
Conservative Heather Acton* 758 42.1
Conservative Antonia Mary Cox* 709 39.4
Conservative Zaheed Nizar 659 36.6
Liberal Democrats Sarah Gonzales Ryan 249 13.8
Liberal Democrats Andrew Donaldson Byrne 240 13.3
Liberal Democrats Raked Yaghi 165 9.2
Turnout 1,799 29.51
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Knightsbridge & Belgravia

Knightsbridge & Belgravia (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Suzanne Hitchcock* 1,263 62.7
Conservative Rachael Robathan* 1,244 61.8
Conservative Tony Devenish* 1,243 61.7
Labour Simon Robert Horbury 486 24.1
Labour Andrew David Silverman 438 21.8
Labour Guthrie Kerr McKie† 430 21.4
Liberal Democrats Rosamund Durnford-Slater 349 17.3
Liberal Democrats Richard Johnstone Pyatt 280 13.9
Turnout 2,013 29.15
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lancaster Gate

Lancaster Gate (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laila Dupuy 1,110 44.1
Labour Ellie Ormsby 1,057 42.0
Labour Ryan Bernard Jude 1,053 41.8
Conservative Margot Joan Bright 1,051 41.8
Labour Dario Nelson Goodwin 1,031 41.0
Conservative Philip John Stephenson-Oliver 980 38.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Mary Baring 319 12.7
Green Kathy Hughes 303 12.0
Liberal Democrats Benjamin John Hurdis 182 7.2
Liberal Democrats Thierry Haim David Serero 159 6.3
Turnout 2,517 35.76
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Little Venice

Little Venice (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lorraine Dean* 1,140 46.2
Conservative Melvyn Bernard Caplan* 1,136 46.0
Labour Sara Hassan 1,104 44.8
Conservative Matthew Charles Green* 1,088 44.1
Labour Rosie Wrighting 1,071 43.4
Labour Murad Qureshi 1,053 42.7
Liberal Democrats Marianne Magnin 231 9.4
Liberal Democrats Timothy Nigel Stokes 196 7.9
Liberal Democrats Bahram Alimoradian 161 6.5
Turnout 2,467 37.58
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Maida Vale

Maida Vale (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Mark Barraclough* 1,590 62.5
Labour Nafsika Butler-Thalassis* 1,531 60.2
Labour Iman Less 1,411 55.5
Conservative Jan Prendergast 833 32.8
Conservative Mohammed Janal 719 28.3
Conservative Iheoma Oteh 689 27.1
Liberal Democrats Harriet Elizabeth Sergeant 247 9.7
Liberal Democrats James Joshua Nisbet 168 6.6
Liberal Democrats Peter Howard Toeman 139 5.5
Turnout 2,543 34.02
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marylebone

Marylebone (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Rowley* 1,186 45.6
Conservative Barbara Arzymanow 1,154 44.4
Conservative Karen Scarborough* 1,146 44.0
Liberal Democrats Alistair Barr 866 33.3
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Botsford 785 30.2
Liberal Democrats Freddie Poser 645 24.8
Labour Barbara Johnston 583 22.4
Labour Jo Broadey 581 22.3
Labour Michael Lord 546 21.0
Turnout 2,602 32.06
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pimlico North

Pimlico North is a new ward that was formed from multiple old wards. There is no previous result to compare to.

Pimlico North (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqui Wilkinson† 1,366 49.9
Conservative Jim Glen† 1,327 48.4
Conservative Ed Pitt Ford 1,263 46.1
Labour Paul Derek Heasman 1,024 37.4
Labour Sir Peter Heap 1,021 37.3
Labour Eric Edward Robinson 881 32.2
Liberal Democrats Tony Coleman 478 17.4
Liberal Democrats Sophie Alice Louisa Service 382 13.9
Turnout 2,740 34.91
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pimlico South

Pimlico South is a new ward that was formed from multiple old wards. There is no previous result to compare to.

Pimlico South (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liza Begum 1,516 49.5
Labour Robert William Eagleton 1,426 46.6
Labour Jason Thomas Williams 1,350 44.1
Conservative James Michael Spencer† 1,271 41.5
Conservative Murad Gassanly 1,268 41.4
Conservative Greg Conary 1,252 40.9
Liberal Democrats Daniel John Poole 252 8.2
Liberal Democrats Omar Hegazi 216 7.1
Liberal Democrats Vikas Aggarwal 207 6.8
Turnout 3,062 41.16
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Queen's Park

Queen's Park (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia McAllister* 1,691 76.6
Labour Cara Sanquest 1,568 71.0
Labour Hamza Taouzzale* 1,523 69.0
Conservative Hannah Rebecca Galley 380 17.2
Conservative Bota Hopkinson 315 14.3
Conservative Emma Ralph Sargent 334 15.1
Liberal Democrats Helen Toeman 189 8.6
Liberal Democrats Jack Cato Dykstra-McCarthy 143 6.5
Liberal Democrats Kati Tschawow 113 5.1
Turnout 2,207 26.61
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Regent's Park

Regent's Park (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Charles Rigby* 1,140 51.3
Conservative Paul Swaddle* 1,097 49.4
Conservative Ralu Oteh-Osoka 1,059 47.7
Labour Md Azizul Haque 696 31.3
Labour Kian David Richardson 685 30.8
Labour Connor Whittam 653 29.4
Green Vivien Aviva Lichtenstein 316 14.2
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Hertel Kerle 308 13.9
Liberal Democrats Martin Philip Rowe 204 9.2
Liberal Democrats Julian Mark Sims 179 8.1
Turnout 2,221 29.73
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St James's

St James's (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louise Hyams* 979 48.0
Conservative Tim Mitchell* 965 47.3
Conservative Mark Shearer* 954 46.7
Labour Karina Darbin 789 38.7
Labour Paul Raphael James Spence 701 34.3
Labour Nigel Stephen Medforth 700 34.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Anthony Ahearne 295 14.5
Liberal Democrats Paul Diggory 281 13.8
Liberal Democrats Alice Anne Wells 249 13.8
Turnout 2,041 29.63
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Vincent Square

Vincent Square (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David John Harvey* 1,377 46.3
Labour Gillian Sharon Arrindell 1,324 44.5
Conservative Selina Ann Short* 1,305 43.8
Conservative Martin Patrick Hayes 1,297 43.6
Labour David Anthony Parton 1,232 41.4
Labour Ananthi Paskaralingam 1,155 38.8
Liberal Democrats Francesca Rebecca Gonshaw 371 12.5
Liberal Democrats Phillip Lindsay Kerle 271 9.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Lindsay Wood 269 9.0
Turnout 2,977 39.22
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

West End

West End (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Edward Fisher 1,158 49.3
Labour Jessica Jade Toale 1,111 47.3
Labour Patrick Eamon Joseph Lilley 1,111 47.3
Conservative Tim Barnes* 961 40.9
Conservative Julie Ann Redmond 923 39.3
Conservative Eoghain Leo Murphy† 913 38.9
Liberal Democrats Sophie Amanda Taylor 264 11.2
Liberal Democrats George Coelho 207 8.8
Liberal Democrats Jonah Louis Weisz 158 6.7
Turnout 2,349 31.50
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Westbourne

Westbourne (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Boothroyd* 1,277 70.7
Labour Angela Patricia Piddock 1,206 66.7
Labour Adam John Walsworth Hug* 1,193 66.0
Conservative Jack Berry 341 18.9
Conservative Louise Marie Parry 318 17.6
Conservative Thomas Jasper Gwyndaf Davies 300 16.6
Liberal Democrats Selina St Clair Mills 149 8.2
No Description Abby-Jan Mohamed Dharamsey 124 6.9
Liberal Democrats Alastair Ritchie Coomes 118 6.5
Liberal Democrats Joe Wright 84 4.6
Turnout 1807 24.33
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

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