A map showing the wards of Bexley since 2002
A map showing the wards of Bexley since 2002

Bexley Council in London, England, is elected every four years.

Political control

Election Overall control Conservative Labour Lib Dem Ind. UKIP
1964 Labour 17 39 - - -
1968 Conservative 55 - - 1 -
1971 Labour 24 32 - - -
1974 Conservative 37 22 - - -
1978 Conservative 43 18 - 1 -
1982 Conservative 41 14 7 - -
1986 Conservative 36 15 11 - -
1990 Conservative 35 18 9 - -
1994 No overall control 24 24 14 - -
1998 Conservative 32 24 6 - -
2002 Labour 30 32 1 - -
2006 Conservative 54 9 - - -
2010 Conservative 52 11 - - -
2014 Conservative 45 15 - - 3
2018 Conservative 34 10 - 1

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1964–1968

There were no by-elections.[5]

1968–1971

Danson by-election, 3 October 1968[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. J. Illsley 1603
Labour S. J. Cooper 1121
Turnout 34.3%
Upton by-election, 24 April 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. S. Newton 1365
Labour J. R. Beach 467
Liberal Mrs A. Newman 356
Turnout 36.3%
Northumberland Heath by-election, 12 June 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. C. Bale 1866
Labour E. Handy 1177
Turnout 38.9%
Sidcup West by-election, 2 October 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. H. Williams 1306
Labour C. F. Hargrave 480
Liberal L. W. Rogers 473
Turnout 31.9%
Crayford West by-election, 4 December 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. H. S. Mead 1029
Labour K. J. Smith 470
Liberal Mrs A. Newman 199
National Front C. Lane 99
Turnout 32.6%
Belvedere by-election, 5 March 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss S. E. Gadsdon 1185
Conservative D. J. Hague 1094
National Front J. D. Turner 156
Turnout 25.5%
Christchurch by-election, 23 July 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs A. L. O. Jamieson-Harvey 1358
Labour D. C. Lebar 573
National Front J. D. Turner 66
Turnout 24.6%
Crayford North by-election, 23 July 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. S. Maxwell 2317
Conservative R. D. P. Green 1148
National Front C. Lane 90
Turnout 34.3%

1971–1974

Crayford West by-election, 4 May 1972[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Connors 1,356
Labour V. A. M. Morgan 905
Turnout 40.2%
East Wickham by-election, 20 July 1972[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. A. Condom 1,334
Conservative J. Holden 1,221
National Front J. D. Turner 89
Communist W. E. Turner 54
Turnout 32.6%
Danson by-election, 17 May 1973[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal C. E. Wright 1,107
Conservative G. A. Griffin 973
Labour Mrs P. M. Cooper 897
Independent R. R. Tregunno 334
Turnout 42.7%

1974–1978

Lamorbey West by-election, 20 February 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald J. Passey 1,475
Labour Laurence D. Earney 1,276
Liberal David I. Browne 588
National Front Owen Hawke 144
Turnout 34.4
Thamesmead East by-election, 3 July 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony S. West 838
Conservative Ralph Walden-Kaye 279
National Front Barry Draper 157
Turnout 20.7
Brampton by-election, 28 October 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen G. Gasche 1,434
Labour Alan Scutt 736
Liberal Keith A. Lepla 338
National Party James D. Turner 227
National Front Patricia Whitefield 213
Independent William E. Turner 65
Independent Harry J. Wilson 26
Turnout 37.3
Christchurch by-election, 28 October 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara R. Brooks 1,135
Labour Brian W. Oliver 419
Liberal Benjamin M. Hepworth 411
National Front Owen Hawke 172
National Party Carl Lane 149
Turnout 29.0
Brampton by-election, 22 September 1977[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David R. Crowson 999
Labour Alan Scutt 753
Liberal Bruce A. Taylor 324
National Front Patricia Whitefield 181
Against Higher Prices, Rates, Interest Charges William E. Turner 62
Turnout 28.5

1978–1982

1982–1986

1986–1990

1990–1994

East Wickham by-election, 9 July 1992[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Janette D. Codd 1,371 44.0
Labour Stuart R. Slater 1,165 37.4
Conservative John Waters 583 18.7
Turnout 36.9
Lib Dem Focus Team hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Keith A. Le Pia.

Upton by-election, 6 May 1993[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Malt 1,376 39.2
Conservative William Flint 1,271 36.2
Lib Dem Focus Team Stuart A. White 867 24.7
Turnout 44.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Brian A. Sams.

1994–1998

Northumberland Heath by-election, 20 April 1995[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Lucas 1,853 63.2
Conservative Joyce Dianne 547 18.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Wayne 468 16.0
Independent Ian Gray 63 2.1
Majority 1,306 44.5
Turnout 2,931 38.4
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ann F. Wheelock.

Thamesmead East by-election, 7 December 1995[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Ball 825 67.1
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Cotton 253 20.6
Conservative Juliet F. Mankerty 151 12.3
Majority 572 46.5
Turnout 1,229 13.4
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Frank J. Barratt.

Erith by-election, 5 December 1996[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth M. A. French 1,087 64.5
Conservative Carol Wilkinson 340 20.2
Independent Derek J. Holden 157 9.3
Liberal Democrats Mary Cooke 102 6.0
Majority 747 44.3
Turnout 1,686 20.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Valentine A. M. Morgan.

Sidcup East by-election, 13 March 1997[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Flint 1,326 40.7
Labour Sean M. Reed 1,288 39.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher W. Eady 333 10.2
Independent Jean M. Gee 296 9.0
Natural Law Robert T. Stephens 14 0.4
Majority 38 1.2
Turnout 3,257 37.8
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Margaret E. Flint.

1998–2002

Blendon & Penhill, 25 June 1998, was not a by-election, but a postponed election from May 1998 due to the death of a nominated candidate.

North End by-election, 6 July 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Deadman 772 44.4 −20.5
BNP Colin Smith 456 26.2 +26.2
Conservative Philip N. Chant 413 23.7 −1.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher W. Eady 99 5.7 −3.8
Majority 316 18.2
Turnout 1,740 19.3
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. David N. Ives.

Belvedere by-election, 28 September 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Francis 1,033 55.0 +3.1
Conservative Philip Brooks 672 35.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Anthony A. Pickett 174 9.3 +0.0
Majority 361 19.2
Turnout 1,879 20.1
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Doreen A. Cameron.

2002–2006

There were no by-elections.[9]

2006–2010

Christchurch by-election, 3 July 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Spencer 1,192 47.8 −16.1
Liberal Democrats Oliver Brooks 459 18.4 +3.5
BNP Michael Barnbrook 431 17.3 +17.3
Labour Ursula Ayliffe 411 16.5 −4.8
Majority 733 29.4
Turnout 2,493 29.6
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ian S. Clement.

East Wickham by-election, 22 January 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Frederick Hall 798 26.8 −5.2
BNP Michael Barnbrook 790 26.5 +12.4
Labour Patricia Rose Ball 700 23.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Grace Goodlad 564 18.9 +2.9
English Democrat Laurence Williams 128 4.3 −4.9
Majority 8
Turnout 2,890 36.9 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Alfred W. Catterall.

2010–2014

There were no by-elections.[12]

2014–2018

St Michael's by-election, 30 June 2016[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Sams 939 37.4 +2.7
Labour Sam Marchant 840 33.5 −11.5
UKIP Keith Forster 456 18.2 +14.7
Liberal Democrats Simone Reynolds 117 4.7 N/A
BNP Michael Jones 105 4.2 −6.3
Green Derek John Moran 54 2.2 N/A
Majority 99 3.9
Turnout 30.3
Conservative hold Swing

2018–2022

Longlands by-election, 6 May 2021[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lisa-Jane Moore 2,467 62.1 Increase4.1
Labour David Tingle 859 21.6 Decrease4.4
Green Jonathon Rooks 323 8.1 Increase8.1
Liberal Democrats Paul Hurren 275 6.9 Decrease3.1
Heritage Linda Purcell 49 1.3 Increase1.3
Majority 1,608 40.5 Increase8.5
Turnout 3,973 51.5 Increase10.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.3

References

  1. ^ The Greater London and Kent (County Boundaries) Order 1992
  2. ^ The Bexley and Greenwich (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Greater London, Kent and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1993
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