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

Bromley Council is elected every four years.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Election Overall Control Conservative Labour Lib Dem UKIP Ind.
1964 Conservative 28 15 7 - -
1968 Conservative 52 5 3 - -
1971 Conservative 41 15 4 - -
1974 Conservative 44 14 2 - -
1978 Conservative 48 12 - - -
1982 Conservative 52 5 3 - -
1986 Conservative 44 10 6 - -
1990 Conservative 43 11 6 - -
1994 Conservative 32 7 21 - -
1998 No overall control 28 7 25 - -
2002 Conservative 41 6 13 - -
2006 Conservative 49 4 7 - -
2010 Conservative 53 3 4 - -
2014 Conservative 51 7 - 2 -
2018 Conservative 50 8 - - 2

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1964-1968

There were no by-elections.[4]

1968-1971

Bickley by-election, 27 June 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Smith 1,977
Liberal W. R. Edwards 250
Labour Mrs E. Leys 183
Turnout 22.7
Petts Wood by-election, 27 June 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. J. Harding 3,165
Liberal K. H. Lock 2,010
Labour J. R. Constable 188
Turnout 41.3
Shortlands by-election, 27 June 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard E. G. Davis 1,130
Liberal J. Bratt 150
Labour Christopher Richard Gaster 130
Turnout 17.9
Chelsfield by-election, 29 May 1969[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs Jean Tatham 1,634
Liberal S. D. Ellingworth 1,579
Labour G. Fielding 109
Turnout 49.9
St Mary Cray by-election, 29 May 1969[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Roy Edey 1,292
Conservative Miss S. M. N. Gready 869
Labour S. T. Lack 371
Turnout 49.9
Eden Park by-election, 20 November 1969[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. E. Swatton 1,185
Liberal I. Phillips 382
Labour Christopher Richard Gaster 186
Turnout 29.0
St Paul's Cray by-election, 5 February 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. C. H. Smith 1,367
Conservative A. E. Stayte 665
Liberal Miss J. Fudonger 283
Turnout 20.4
St Paul's Cray by-election, 31 July 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. W. Edwards 1,511
Conservative A. E. Stayte 507
Liberal J. J. Hart 166
Turnout 17.5
St Mary Cray by-election, 3 December 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Spellar 1,180
Liberal M. Edwardes-Evans 988
Conservative G. S. Edwards 618
Turnout 28.2

1971-1974

Penge by-election, 8 July 1971[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. J. Mansfield 1,156
Conservative R. C. Carter 504
Liberal William Huckin 488
Turnout 27.6
St Paul's Cray by-election, 22 July 1971[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs M. L. Wilson 1,809
Conservative A. E. Stayte 417
Liberal Mrs A. M. Parfitt 249
Turnout 19.0
Bickley by-election, 11 November 1971[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. Sellers 1,597
Labour Mrs J. Wood 535
Liberal Paul D.A. Nash 188
Turnout 20.7
Chelsfield by-election, 18 November 1971[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. E. Johnson 1,400
Liberal Mrs F. B. Kirby 1,369
Labour Miss M. J. E. Healy 220
Turnout 38.6
St Mary Cray by-election, 18 May 1972[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter J. Tozer 2,473
Conservative J. A. Collins 1,013
Liberal Mrs Kathleen E.C. Tarbolton 820
Turnout 38.5
Martins Hill & Town by-election, 24 May 1973[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. S. Reid 1,020
Labour Gordon Thomas Yates 799
Liberal Mrs M. M. Coulson 682
Turnout 24.2
West Wickham North by-election, 24 May 1973[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. C. Read 1,052
Liberal Peter A. Dodsworth 956
Labour R. Armstrong 140
Turnout 28.6
West Wickham South by-election, 24 May 1973[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. G. Cope 1,218
Liberal J. V. Cope 635
Labour John R. Holbrook 317
Turnout 27.4

1974-1978

Farnborough by-election, 4 July 1974[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer M. Hillier 2,067
Liberal Keith A. M. Challis 949
Labour Philip R. Edwards 368
Turnout 27.9
Petts Wood by-election, 4 July 1974[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan S. Cornish 2,272
Liberal Edward Babbs 1,555
Labour Antoni M. Ziolkowski 392
Turnout 36.3
Keston & Hayes by-election, 30 January 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip G. Jones 1,898
Liberal Brian H. Taylor 1,713
Labour Peter W. Rance 377
Turnout 35.3
Lawrie Park & Kent House by-election, 6 March 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John A. M. Lewis 894
Labour Janet I. Ambrose 741
Liberal Adrian G. Chapman 298
Turnout 31.9
Shortlands by-election, 6 March 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John A. Stewart 1,830
Liberal Ian Phillips 291
Labour Jan Pollert 81
Turnout 26.3
Biggin Hill by-election, 2 October 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael J. Hughes 1,307
Liberal George H. Dunk 596
Labour Roy E. Hodsdon 529
Turnout 35.0
Darwin by-election, 2 October 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion A. R. Roe 828
Liberal Derek J. Goldsmith 551
Labour Keith A. Galley 93
Turnout 52.0
St Paul's Cray by-election, 23 October 1975[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek A. Wood 1,886
Conservative Albert E. Stayte 773
Liberal Nicholas J. Rowden 373
Turnout 24.4
Farnborough by-election, 22 January 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter G. Nash 2,823
Liberal Keith A. M. Challis 1,804
Labour Philip R. Edwards 392
Turnout 40.5
West Wickham South by-election, 30 September 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie G. Whitman 1,664
Liberal Alan G. Sewell 538
Labour Richard J. Cox 303
Turnout 31.8
Shortlands by-election, 24 March 1977[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian R. Reading 2,462
Liberal Phillip F. Khan-Panni 292
Labour Pauline M. Jones 212
Turnout 34.7

1978-1982

1982-1986

1986-1990

1990-1994

West Wickham North by-election, 26 March 1992[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole M. Hubbard 1,810 56.7 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Jennifer M. Fitch 1,156 36.2 +15.4
Labour Susan O'Dwyer 154 4.8 -9.4
SDP Richard J. Cox 48 1.5 n/a
Liberal Carmel Martin 23 0.7 n/a
Majority 654 20.5 -23.7
Turnout 45.3 -3.9
Conservative hold Swing -11.8

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Montague I. Blazey.

Chelsfield & Goddington by-election, 13 May 1993[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graem Peters 3,931 69.2 +29.9
Conservative Anthony N. Youd 1,291 22.7 -26.9
Labour Charles W. Hailes 370 6.5 -4.6
Green Nicola C. Ellingham 88 1.5 n/a
Majority 2,640 46.5 56.8
Turnout 48.3 -6.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +28.4

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Reginald G. Adams.

1994-1998

Kelsey Park by-election, 20 October 1994[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roderick A. Reed 1,544
Liberal Democrats Edward Hilary Whitaker 910
Labour Deborah Russell 330
Independent Colin C. Cole 55
Liberal George L. Whitehorn 15
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Stephen R. Oxenbridge.

Bickley by-election, 18 April 1996[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon William Jenkins 2,263
Liberal Democrats David Malcolm Dear 1,929
Labour Kelly J. Galvin 549
Liberal Ian Richmond 80
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David M. Dear.

1998-2002

Bickley by-election, 29 October 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John G. Gallop 1,828 57.4 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Derek Gambell 1,110 34.9 +10.6
Labour Alfred E. Parish 181 5.7 -10.6
National Front Kevin Lowne 40 1.3 +1.3
Liberal Elizabeth A. Steele 25 0.8 +0.8
Majority 718 22.5
Turnout 3,184 30.2
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Sheila A. Humphreys.

Bromley Common & Keston by-election, 1 July 1999[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen L. Carr 1,754 46.6
Liberal Democrats Lennard D. Woods 1,683 44.7
Labour George F. Johnstone 195 5.2
Independent Gary Badgett 81 2.2
Green Adrian G. Appley 49 1.3
Majority 71 1.9
Turnout 3,762 31.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Paul J. H. Booth.

Farnborough by-election, 24 February 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Timothy C. Stevens 1,460 51.9 -8.6
Liberal Democrats Robert J. Evans 1,195 42.4 +22.5
Labour Christopher J. Price 81 2.9 -7.5
UKIP Robert M. Bryant 43 1.5 -7.8
Green Ann C. Garrett 37 1.3 +1.3
Majority 265 9.5
Turnout 2,816 39.5
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Eric N. Goodman.

Chelsfield & Goddington by-election, 5 July 2001[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian P. G. Grainger 2,480 52.9 +10.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Oldman 2,122 45.2 -3.3
Labour Peter J. Lisle 88 1.9 -7.5
Majority 358 7.7
Turnout 4,690 40.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Graem Peters.

Mottingham by-election, 5 July 2001[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles J. Rideout 746 49.2 +11.9
Labour Elizabeth R. Johnstone 689 45.5 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Derek Gambell 80 5.3 -7.1
Majority 57 3.7
Turnout 1,515 24.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Robert J. Yeldham.

2002-2006

There were no by-elections.[8]

2006-2010

Crystal Palace by-election, 6 September 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom Papworth 1,051 49.7 +2.5
Labour Kevin C. Brooks 537 25.4 +1.5
Conservative Jason M. Hadden 398 18.8 +3.5
Green Karen A. Moran 129 6.1 -7.5
Majority 514 24.3
Turnout 2,115 24.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Christopher R. Gaster.

2010-2014

Shortlands Ward by-election, 20 October 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Jefferys 1,480 59.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Anuja Prashar 490 19.6 -8.1
Labour Gareth Wyn Davies 256 10.2 -2.6
UKIP Emmett Jenner 153 6.1 N/A
Green Anna Martin 75 3.0 N/A
BNP Michael Lionel Payne 35 1.4 -5.8
Majority 990
Turnout 2,489
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. George R. Taylor.

Bromley Town by-election, 3 May 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Nicky Dykes 2484
Liberal Democrats Sam Webber 1137
Labour Ms. Angela Stack 1051
Green Ms. Ann C. Garrett 404
UKIP Owen Brolly 397
Turnout 42.8%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Diana L. Macmull.

2014-2018

2018 - 2022

Crystal Palace Byelection on 6th May 2021:

Tom Capon - The Conservative Party - 783 votes Suraj Rajesh Gandecha - Liberal Democrats - 370 votes Maria Costas Psaras - Green Party - 820 votes Ryan David Thomson - Labour Party - 2,235 - votes

Ryan David Thomson is elected to represent the Crystal Palace Ward. The turnout was 42%

(https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200033/elections_and_voting/1224/crystal_palace_ward_by-election_2021)

Kelsey and Eden Park by-election, 29 November 2018[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Harris 1626 45.2 +0.8
Labour Marie Bardsley 1046 29.1 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Julie Ireland 633 17.6 +2.7
UKIP Graham Reakes 219 6.1 +2.4
Green Paul Enock 73 2.0 -7.6
Turnout 3597 29.17
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Dave Wibberley

References

  1. ^ The Greater London, Kent and Surrey Order, 1968
  2. ^ The Bromley and Greenwich (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Bromley and Lewisham (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  4. ^ The Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  5. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  6. ^ The Greater London, Kent and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1993
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