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

Enfield London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 63 councillors have been elected from 21 wards.[1]

Political control

Since 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Election Overall Control Labour Conservative Lib Dem S.C.F.
1964 Labour 31 29 - -
1968 Conservative 9 51 - -
1971 Conservative 28 32 - -
1974 Conservative 29 30 1 -
1978 Conservative 19 41 - -
1982 Conservative 19 47 - -
1986 Conservative 28 38 - -
1990 Conservative 32 34 - -
1994 Labour 41 25 - -
1998 Labour 43 23 - -
2002 Conservative 24 39 - -
2006 Conservative 27 34 - 2
2010 Labour 36 27 - -
2014 Labour 41 22 - -
2018 Labour 46 17 - -
2022 Labour 38 25 - -

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1965 have been:[3][4]

Councillor Party From To
Ted Graham Labour 1965 1966
Eric Smythe Labour 1966 1968
Alan Young Conservative 1968 1987
John Lindsay Conservative 1987 1988
Graham Eustance Conservative 1988 1994
Jeff Rodin Labour 1994 1999
Doug Taylor Labour 1999 2002
Mike Rye Conservative 2002 26 May 2010
Doug Taylor Labour 26 May 2010 23 May 2018
Nesil Caliskan Labour 23 May 2018

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1964-1968

There were no by-elections.[8]

1968-1971

Chase by-election, 4 July 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. A. Alcock 1,120
Labour M. W. Langford 332
Liberal R. A. J. Eames 209
Turnout 27.4%
Church Street by-election, 4 July 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. W. Fenn 1,296
Labour J. E. Lightfoot 405
Liberal J. E. Cross 119
Turnout 25.5%
Grange by-election, 4 July 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. G. G. Joel 1,350
Liberal J. P. J. Ellis 186
Labour H. Hayward 70
Turnout 25.1%
Palmers Green by-election, 4 July 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. G. S. Groves 1,410
Conservative W. Robinson 1,403
Liberal Mrs A. M. Lloyd 266
Liberal E. D. Staunton 235
Labour Mrs A. M. Herbert 82
Labour B. M. Barbuk 79
Turnout 23.9%
Winchmore Hill by-election, 1 May 1969[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Solomons 1,357
Liberal J. G. Bathe 386
Labour R. Harley 80
Turnout 28.3%
Church Street by-election, 25 September 1969[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs E. C. Cousins 1,259
Labour R. Daultry 548
Liberal Mrs L. C. I. Barrows 144
Turnout 27.8%

1971-1974

Arnos by-election, 24 June 1971[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. D. Veitch 1,241
Conservative H. A. Farbey 1,164
Liberal D. C. Jaggers 79
Turnout 37.7%
Bush Hill South by-election, 24 June 1971[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. A. Wyatt 991
Labour A. E. Kerr 469
Liberal Mrs L. C. I. Barrows 127
Turnout 25.7%
Church Street by-election, 24 June 1971[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. C. Goldwater 1,409
Labour M. R. Tarling 1,290
Liberal E. King 82
Turnout 37.3%
West by-election, 24 June 1971[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. J. Stiles 1,236
Labour H. Hayward 247
Liberal Mrs S. M. Macleod 151
Turnout 20.2%
Willow by-election, 30 September 1971[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. E. L. Moulder 1,168
Labour F. J. Brown 1,149
Liberal J. O. Howson 671
Turnout 40.7%

1974-1978

Winchmore Hill by-election, 30 October 1975[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Guy R. Stainton 1,363
Liberal David A. Dearing 536
Labour Edith P. B. Sinclair 173
National Front Richard Prince 92
Turnout 33.2
Enfield Wash by-election, 27 November 1975[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter J. Sheffield 778
Liberal Beryl J. Hamilton 654
Conservative Robert H. Millward 433
National Front Royston C. Pert 117
Turnout 33.5
Craig Park by-election, 8 April 1976[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy M. Simmons 1,124
Conservative Winifred A. Reardon 326
National Front Mark W. Lavine 196
Liberal Steven L. Watts 100
Turnout 30.5
Enfield Wash by-election, 8 April 1976[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilfred E. Davies 1,196
Liberal Beryl J. Hamilton 932
Conservative Robert H. Millward 572
National Front Royston C. Pert 157
Turnout 46.6
Bush Hill by-election, 17 June 1976[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert J. G. Hamer 981
Labour Leonard V. Nicolls 903
Liberal John R. G. Dibble 460
National Front Steven W. Hook 361
Independent Ratepayers Association Dennis J. E. Keighley 141
Turnout 45.9
New Park by-election, 17 June 1976[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Winifred A. Reardon 1,317
Labour Peter Perryman 853
National Front John C. Welford 328
Liberal Laurna C. I. Barrows 127
Turnout 44.1

1978-1982

1982-1986

1986-1990

1990-1994

Hoe Lane by-election, 10 January 1991[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul A. Watts 887 48.2
Labour Vera A. B. Horridge 852 46.3
Liberal Democrats Sheila M. Macleod 58 3.2
Green Marghanita C. P. H. Hollands 43 2.3
Turnout 27.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Vladimir C. Goddard.

Town by-election, 10 January 1991[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Audrey D. Thacker 1,377 58.3
Labour Nigel S. Twose 685 29.0
Liberal Democrats Boris Whycer 247 10.5
Green Frederick W. Clark 54 2.3
Turnout 39.8
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Roger D. Brooke.

Worcesters by-election, 17 September 1992[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David M. Evans 1,230 48.8
Labour Paul Forrest 1,130 44.8
Liberal Democrats John K. Hall 162 6.4
Turnout 40.3
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. James E. Porter.

1994-1998

Enfield Lock by-election, 27 April 1995[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John W. Gorton 1,348
Conservative Richard C. Stacy 645
Liberal Democrats Timothy E. R. Hoof 729
Turnout
Labour gain from Labour Co-op Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Patrick R. Horridge.

St Aphege by-election, 12 December 1996[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek StL. Goddard 1,218 67.1
Conservative Roger D. Vince 530 29.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen A. Savva 66 3.6
Majority 688 37.9
Turnout 1,814 29.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Leonard V. Nicholls.

St Marks by-election, 17 July 1997[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Allen 641 48.6 -5.8
Conservative Celia P. McNeice 529 40.1 +3.5
UKIP Gwyneth W. Rolph 85 6.5 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Sarah E. Lea 63 4.8 -5.8
Majority 112 8.5
Turnout 1,318 25.3
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David J. Mason.

Worcesters by-election, 21 August 1997 (2)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Dey 967
Conservative Austin F. Spreadbury 936
Labour Edward W. Parsons 792
Labour George R. Reeve 790
UKIP Jose H. O'Ware 185
Liberal Democrats Fiona J. Macleod 98
Liberal Democrats Kenneth J. Keen 83
Turnout 3,851 29.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllrs. William C. Chapman and Mark Evans.

1998-2002

Arnos by-election, 3 December 1998[7][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivien M. Giladi 608 44.0 -19.3
Conservative Martin C. Robertson 499 36.1 +20.0
Independent Labour Richard Course 190 13.8 +0.8
Liberal Democrats David R. S. Peters 85 6.2 -2.1
Majority 109 7.9
Turnout 1,382 24.7
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ian H. Borkett.

Chase by-election, 23 August 2001[7][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Laban 937 53.5 +8.4
Labour Terence McManus 461 26.3 -15.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher J. A. Jephcott 318 18.2 +5.3
Green Laura E. Davenport 35 2.0 +2.0
Majority 476 27.2
Turnout 1,751 30.0
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Peggy Ford.

2002-2006

Chase by-election, 15 April 2004[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Annette Dreblow 1,365 65.3 +4.8
Labour Barry Schwartz 409 19.6 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Thomas Oswald 319 15.2 +0.2
Majority 956 45.7
Turnout 2,093 23.8
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Alasdair C. M. Macphail.

Lower Edmonton by-election, 10 June 2004[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ahmet Oykener 1,325 41.5 +1.3
Conservative Kamuran M. Kadir 901 28.3 -2.3
UKIP Frederick J. Rolph 491 15.4 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Doreen Dankyi 472 14.8
Majority 424 13.2
Turnout 3,189 36.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Gerard M. McAllister.

2006-2010

Turkey Street by-election, 10 August 2006[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew W. Laban 877 40.1 -0.2
Labour Derek Levy 874 40.0 +11.3
UKIP Madeline Jones 174 8.0 +8.0
Save Chase Farm Sujal Zaveri 133 6.1 +6.1
Liberal Democrats David R. S. Peters 77 3.5 +3.5
Green William A. Linton 51 2.3 +2.3
Majority 3 0.1
Turnout 2,186 24.7
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Margaret R. Holt.

Bush Hill Park by-election, 8 January 2009[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian W. Croshaw 1,320 63.4 +25.4
Labour Ivor Wiggett 413 19.8 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Paul D. Smith 129 6.2 -3.0
UKIP Frederick J. Rolph 123 5.9 +0.9
Green Jack Johnson 97 4.7 -5.5
Majority 907 43.6
Turnout 2,082 20.5
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John W. E. Jackson.

Jubilee by-election, 12 February 2009[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rohini Simbodyal 1,346 51.3 +7.8
Conservative Ricky G. G. Deller 1,049 40.0 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Dawn C. Barnes 69 2.6 +2.6
Green Douglas Coker 60 2.3 -10.9
UKIP Madge Jones 59 2.2 +2.2
Independent Sarah McDonald 41 1.6 +1.6
Majority 297 11.3
Turnout 2,624 29.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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

2010-2014

Bush Hill Park by-election, 28 July 2011[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Chamberlain 1,108 44.5 +6.1
Labour Ivor Wiggett 668 26.8 +2.0
Independent Tony Kingsworth 230 9.2 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Smith 177 7.1 -12.3
Green Douglas Coker 100 4.0 -6.5
UKIP Gwyneth Rolph 70 2.8 -4.1
BNP Stephen Squire 61 2.5 +2.5
Christian Clive Morrison 45 1.8 +1.8
English Democrat Ben Weald 29 1.2 +1.2
Majority 440 17.7
Turnout 2,488 23.8
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Eleftherios Savva.

2014-2018

Jubilee by-election, 7 May 2015[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nesil Cazimoglu 3,313 59.2%
Conservative Nazim Celebi 1,339 23.9%
UKIP Sharon Downer 602 10.8%
Green Benjamin Maydon 229 4.2%
Liberal Democrats Matt McLaren 108 1.9%
Majority 1,974 11.3
Turnout 5,591 59.4
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Rohini Simbodyal of Labour. It was held on 7 May 2015, concurrent with the UK general election.

Enfield Highway by-election, 18 May 2017[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elif Erbil 2,155 63.8%
Conservative Christine Bellas 973 28.8%
Green Kate McGeevor 104 3.1%
UKIP Sharon Downer 91 2.7%
Liberal Democrats Matt McLaren 54 1.6%
Majority 1,182 35%
Turnout 3,377 32.21%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Ozzie Uzoanya of Labour.[26]

Enfield Highway by-election, 7 December 2017[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ergun Eren 1,619 69.8%
Conservative Andrew James Thorp 620 26.7%
Green Andreea Malin 79 3.4%
Majority 999 43.1%
Turnout 2,318 22.00%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr Turgut Esendagli of Labour.[28]

2018-2022

Bush Hill Park by-election, 1 July 2021[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Fallart 1,694 55.2%
Labour Nia Stevens 875 28.5%
Green Benjamin Maydon 233 7.6%
Liberal Democrats Ade Adetula 225 7.3%
TUSC John Dolan 27 0.9%
Taking the Initiative Clive Morrison 15 0.5%
Majority 819 26.7%
Turnout 3,069 29.1%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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  2. ^ The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
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