A map showing the wards of Kingston upon Thames from 2002 until 2022
A map showing the wards of Kingston upon Thames from 2002 until 2022

Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council is elected every four years.

Political control

Party in control Years
Conservative 1964–1986
No overall control 1986–1994
Liberal Democrats 1994–1998
No overall control 1998–2002
Liberal Democrats 2002–2014
Conservative 2014–2018
Liberal Democrats 2018–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1972 have been:[1][2]

Councillor Party From To
C. M. Cotton Conservative 1972 1974
Mike Knowles Conservative 1974 1983
David Edwards Conservative 1983 1985
Frank Hartfree Conservative 1985 1986
Chris Nicholson Alliance 1986 1987
Steve Harris Alliance 1987 1988
Frank Hartfree Conservative 1988 1990
Paul Clokie Conservative 1990 1994
John Tilley Liberal Democrats 1994 1997
Derek Osbourne Liberal Democrats 1997 1998
David Edwards Conservative 1998 2001
Kevin Davis Conservative 2001 2002
Roger Hayes Liberal Democrats 2002 2003
Derek Osbourne Liberal Democrats 2003 Jun 2013
Liz Green Liberal Democrats 19 Jun 2013 May 2014
Kevin Davis Conservative May 2014 May 2018
Liz Green Liberal Democrats May 2018 24 Mar 2020
Caroline Kerr Liberal Democrats 24 Mar 2020 26 Oct 2021
Andreas Kirsch Liberal Democrats 26 Oct 2021

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1964-1968

There were no by-elections.[5]

1968-1971

Berrylands by-election, 15 May 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. W. P. Barter 1777
Liberal D. A. S. Brooke 944
Independent E. Scruby 175
Labour William. S. Mutimer 160
Independent C. Baker 109
Turnout 50.7%
Grove by-election, 15 May 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. C. Leeson 680
Conservative F. R. S. Montgomery 661
Labour Mrs B. G. Holloway 235
Labour Mrs M. H. J. Evans 220
Liberal D. B. Terry 125
Independent J. Bloomfield 71
Turnout 23.0%
Hill by-election, 15 May 1969[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs A. D. Parry 574
Liberal Mrs B. W. Toft 134
Labour M. E. Mace 125
Independent Mrs M. J. Hope 97
Turnout 29.9%
Malden Green by-election, 19 March 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. M. Cotton 833
Liberal R. Brooker 306
Labour M. E. Mace 178
Turnout 46.4%
Tolworth South by-election, 16 July 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. A. H. Cook 733
Conservative A. J. Clare 644
Liberal Mrs L. M. Chisholm 173
Turnout 34.6%
Chessington by-election, 10 December 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. J. Halford 1315
Conservative Mrs S. A. Leggett 706
Liberal J. F. Wainman 97
Turnout 26.3%

1971-1974

Malden Green by-election, 1 July 1971[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. H. Danbury 419
Liberal G. H. Morgan 215
Labour R. I. Kellett 152
Turnout 27.9%
St Mark's & Seething Wells by-election, 1 July 1971[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. J. S. McLauchlan 1,029
Labour E. C. Pinfold 690
Liberal R. Brooker 267
Turnout 27.1%
Malden Manor by-election, 25 May 1972[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. E. Dixon 811
Labour P. T. Oliver 370
Liberal N. D. H. Godden 203
Turnout 29.7%
St Mark's & Seething Wells by-election, 5 July 1973[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. C. Whitney 981
Liberal R. Brooker 848
Labour E. B. Skyte 553
Turnout 33.4%
Canbury by-election, 13 December 1973[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mrs J. R. Philpott 385
Labour R. Pringle 286
Conservative F. G. Belcham 269
Turnout 25.7%
Tolworth East by-election, 13 December 1973[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. I. Bradford 817
Liberal T. A. Channings 648
Labour Mrs R. Mackinlay 531
Turnout 42.9%

1974-1978

Chessington by-election, 11 July 1974[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reginald B. S. Sherar 1,081
Conservative Michael J. Law 672
Liberal Laurence E. Beale 206
Turnout 24.8
Grove by-election, 11 July 1974[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Wrigglesworth 729
Labour Murray F. Macrae 728
Liberal John L. Tilley 280
Turnout 40.9

Joseph Wrigglesworth replaced R. St. J. Stephens who resigned due to being a Council employee.

St Marks & Seething Wells by-election, 11 July 1974[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ralph Brooker 1,129
Conservative Paul N. H. Clokie 1,013
Labour Antonio De Menezes 217
Turnout 34.3
Dickerage by-election, 16 October 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Audrey M. Barker 387
Liberal Kenneth J. Elvey 286
Conservative Barrie R. Lambert 218
Turnout 29.7
St Marks & Seething Wells by-election, 16 October 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David A. S. Brooke 1,242
Liberal Ronald H. Chapman 1,175
Conservative Paul N. H. Clokie 1,061
Conservative Eunice B. Paxman 1,036
Labour Sylvia Denham 195
Labour George E. Bayton 184
Turnout 35.7
Berrylands by-election, 11 December 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George H. Archer 1,255
Liberal Peter J. Sweetman 598
Ratepayers & Residents Association Edgar Scruby 188
Labour John A. Lee 112
Turnout 33.9
Chessington by-election, 11 December 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert M. V. Barker 1,313
Labour John B. Woodman 810
Liberal Geoffrey Hook 749
Turnout 36.2
Mount by-election, 29 April 1976[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard A. Knox-Johnston 847
Liberal William J. A. Jones 345
Labour Norman F. Brockhurst 307
National Front Viola Roberts 68
Turnout 45.8

1978-1982

1982-1986

1986-1990

1990-1994

Grove by-election, 11 July 1991[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Andrew J. Bull 1,346 54.6
Conservative Francis P. McHugh 711 28.8
Labour Leo B. Brightley 338 13.7
Green Michael A. Stimson 70 2.8
Turnout 44.2
Lib Dem Focus Team hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Christopher A. Nicholson.

1994-1998

Malden Manor by-election, 9 March 1995[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian R. McDonald 865
Conservative Christopher B. Hunt 685
Labour Derrick F. Chester 524
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Adrian J. Clare.

Norbiton Park by-election, 28 November 1996[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wyn A. Evans 1,020 48.2
Conservative Jeffrey A. Reardon 776 36.6
Labour David L. Mullaney 320 15.1
Majority 244 11.6
Turnout 2,116 48.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jonathan E. M. Stratford.

Hook by-election, 6 February 1997[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Katharine M. Reid 1,034 52.4
Conservative Timothy D. Brown 516 26.1
Labour Michael J. Cowley 400 20.3
Socialist Labour Dorothy B. Hayball 25 1.3
Majority 518 26.3
Turnout 1,975 52.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Mary Watts.

1998-2002

Cambridge by-election, 28 October 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul T. Brill 1,429 62.0 +17.2
Conservative Stephan Shakespeare 661 28.7 -10.4
Labour Sheila B. Griffin 200 8.7 -7.5
Socialist Labour John D. Hayball 16 0.7 +0.7
Majority 768 33.3
Turnout 2,306 39.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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

2002-2006

Grove by-election, 11 November 2004[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rachel E. O'Connor 948 52.0 -5.6
Conservative Terence W. Bowers 513 28.2 +0.7
Labour Amanda R. Fitzgerald 213 11.7 +5.4
Green Terry James 105 5.8 -0.8
English Democrat Caroline L. Ford 26 1.4 +1.4
Socialist Labour Richard Cutler 17 0.9 +0.9
Majority 435 23.8
Turnout 1,822 29.5 -6.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Roger M. Hayes.

Canbury by-election, 20 October 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David R. Ryder-Mills 1,053 50.6 +8.6
Conservative Geoffrey R. Austin 668 32.0 +7.3
Labour Christopher R. Priest 301 14.5 -8.2
English Democrat Caroline L. Ford 38 1.8 +1.8
Socialist Labour Richard G. Cutler 21 1.0 +1.0
Majority 385 18.6
Turnout 2,081 29.3 -14.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Anthony B. Blurton.

2006-2010

There were no by-elections.[11]

2010-2014

Surbiton Hill by-election, 15 September 2011[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Ayles 997 39.7 -2.6
Conservative Nick Kilby 895 35.6 -0.9
Labour Katie Hill 349 13.9 +2.7
CPA Paul Pickhaver 171 6.8 +4.7
Green Chris Walker 81 3.22 -4.7
Independent James Riding 21 0.8 +0.8
Majority 102 2.1
Turnout 2516 31.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -0.9

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Umesh Parekh.

Coombe Vale by-election, 15 December 2011[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Lynne Finnerty 1340
Conservative Ms. Julie Pickering 1308
Liberal Democrats Kamala Kugan 908
Liberal Democrats Rupert C. F. Nichol 778
Labour Nick Brown 526
Labour Ian Parker 502
Green Chris Walker 122
Green Tariq Shabbeer 108
CPA Ms. Philippa L. E. Hayward 94
CPA Roger E. Glencross 76
UKIP Michael G. Watson 70
Turnout 43.1%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllrs. Robert-John Tasker and James C. White.

Coombe Hill by-election, 3 May 2012[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gajan L. Wallooppillai 1601
Labour Laurie South 519
Liberal Democrats David J. Knowles 409
Green Ms. Jean Vidler 235
UKIP Michael G. Watson 148
CPA Rajesh K. Dewan 66
Turnout 41.5%
Conservative hold Swing

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

Grove by-election, 5 July 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rebekah Moll 710 34.48 -14.89
Conservative Adrian Charles Amer 687 33.37 +2.35
Labour Laurie South 440 21.37 +8.75
Green Ryan Daniel Coley 123 5.97 +0.91
UKIP Michael Gerard Watson 56 2.72
BNP David Douglas Herbert Child 23 1.12
CPA Jonathan Michael Rudd 20 0.97
Majority 23
Turnout 2059 25.69
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Marc L. Woodall.

Berrylands by-election, 28 February 2013[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sushila Abraham 948
Conservative Mike Head 761
Labour Tony Banks 455
UKIP Michael Watson 175
Green Ryan Coley 112
Turnout 34.5%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ms. Frances M. Moseley.

Beverley by-election, 25 July 2013[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Paton 1033
Liberal Democrats Ms. Lesley Heap 760
Labour Ms. Marian Freedman 717
UKIP Michael Watson 223
Green Chris Walker 207
Turnout 42.2%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Derek R. Osbourne.

2014-2018

There was a by-elections held on 16 July 2015 for the Grove ward, with Jon Tolley holding the seat for the Lib Dems.

References

  1. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1994
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  12. ^ "Surbiton Hill By-Election". The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
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  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)