London Liberal Democrats
Founded1988
Headquarters8–10 Great George Street,
London, SW1[1]
Youth wingLondon Young Liberals
Ideology
Political positionCentre[8][9] to
centre-left[4][10][11]
National affiliationLiberal Democrats
Colours  Yellow[12]
London House of Commons seats
3 / 73
London Assembly
2 / 25
Local councillors in London
158 / 1,851
Council control in London
3 / 32
Website
londonlibdems.org.uk/

The London Liberal Democrats are the regional party of the Liberal Democrats that operates in Greater London. The organisation is associated with the English Liberal Democrats.

Mayoral candidates

In 2008, Baron Brian Paddick became the first openly LGBT candidate to run for a mainstream political party for the role of Mayor of London.[13]

Election Candidate Results
2000 Baroness Susan Kramer Red XN Not Elected
2004 Sir Simon Hughes Red XN Not Elected
2008 Baron Brian Paddick Red XN Not Elected
2012 Baron Brian Paddick Red XN Not Elected
2016 Caroline Pidgeon Red XN Not Elected
2021 Siobhan Benita Red XN Dropped Out
2021 Luisa Porritt Red XN Not Elected

Current representatives

Members of Parliament

London Assembly members

Councillors

Council Councillors Leaders
Barking and Dagenham
0 / 51
Barnet
2 / 63
Gabriel Rozenberg
Bexley
0 / 63
Brent
1 / 63
Anton Georgiou
Bromley
0 / 60
Camden
3 / 54
Luisa Porritt
Croydon
0 / 70
Ealing
4 / 69
Gary Malcolm
Enfield
0 / 63
Greenwich
0 / 51
Hackney
0 / 57
Hammersmith and Fulham
0 / 46
Haringey
15 / 57
Luke Cawley-Harrison
Harrow
0 / 63
Havering
0 / 54
Hillingdon
0 / 65
Hounslow
0 / 60
Islington
0 / 48
Kensington and Chelsea
1 / 50
Lisa Wade
Kingston upon Thames
39 / 48
Andreas Kirsch
Lambeth
0 / 63
Lewisham
0 / 54
Merton
6 / 60
Paul Kohler
Newham
0 / 60
Redbridge
0 / 63
Richmond upon Thames
39 / 54
Gareth Roberts
Southwark
13 / 63
Hamish McCallum
Sutton
33 / 54
Ruth Dombey
Tower Hamlets
1 / 45
Rabina Khan
Waltham Forest
0 / 60
Wandsworth
0 / 60
Westminster
0 / 60

Electoral performance

UK general elections

The table below shows the London Liberal Democrats results at UK general elections since the area of Greater London was created.

Year % of
Vote
Number of
MP's
2001 17.1
6 / 74
2005 21.9
8 / 74
2010 22.1
7 / 73
2015 7.7
1 / 73
2017 8.8
3 / 73
2019 14.9
3 / 73

Greater London Council elections

The table below shows the results obtained by the London Liberal Party in elections to the Greater London Council. The GLC was abolished by the Local Government Act 1985.

Date Leader Votes won % of Votes Change Councillors Change Result
1964 N/A
0 / 100
N/A Labour win
1967
0 / 100
Steady Conservative win
1970
0 / 100
Steady Conservative win
1973 Stanley Rundle
2 / 92
Increase2 Labour win
1977
0 / 92
Decrease2 Conservative win
1981 Adrian Slade
1 / 92
Increase1 Labour win

Mayoral elections

The table below shows the London Liberal Democrats results in London Mayoral elections since 2000.

Election Candidate 1st Round vote % Position
2000 Susan Kramer 203,452 11.9%
4th
2004 Simon Hughes 284,647 15.3%
3rd
2008 Brian Paddick 235,585 9.8%
3rd
2012 Brian Paddick 91,774 4.2%
4th
2016 Caroline Pidgeon 120,005 4.6%
4th
2021 Luisa Porritt 111,716 4.4%
4th

Assembly elections

The table below shows the London Liberal Democrats results in London Assembly elections since 2000.

Election Leader Votes (constituency) Votes (region) Seats
# % # %
2000 Graham Tope 299,998 18.9 245,555 14.8
4 / 25
2004 Graham Tope 332,237 18.4 316,218 16.9
5 / 25
2008 Mike Tuffrey 330,018 13.7 252,556 11.2
3 / 25
2012 Caroline Pidgeon 193,842 8.8 150,447 6.8
2 / 25
2016 Caroline Pidgeon 195,820 7.5 165,580 6.3
1 / 25
2021 Caroline Pidgeon 266,595 10.26 189,522 7.3
2 / 25

Local elections

Year % of
Vote
Number of
Councillors
Number of
Councils
1964
16 / 1,859
0 / 32
1968
10 / 1,863
0 / 32
1971
9 / 1,863
0 / 32
1974 13.1
27 / 1,867
0 / 32
1978 7.1
30 / 1,908
0 / 32
1982 24.6
124 / 1,914
0 / 32
1986 24.0
249 / 1,914
3 / 32
1990 14.2
229 / 1,914
3 / 32
1994 22.0
323 / 1,917
3 / 32
1998 20.8
301 / 1,917
2 / 32
2002 20.6
307 / 1,861
3 / 32
2006 20.7
316 / 1,861
3 / 32
2010 22.4
246 / 1,861
2 / 32
2014 10.6
116 / 1,861
1 / 32
2018 13.0
152 / 1,861
3 / 32
Best historic result by borough
Borough Election Best seats Role in council Current seats
Barking and Dagenham 1986
5 / 48
Opposition
0 / 51
Barnet 1964
6 / 63
3rd Party
2 / 63
Bexley 1994
14 / 62
3rd Party
0 / 62
Brent 2006
27 / 63
Joint control
with Conservatives
1 / 63
Bromley 1998
27 / 60
Joint control
with Labour
0 / 60
Camden 2006
20 / 54
Joint control
with Conservatives
3 / 54
Croydon 2002
1 / 70
3rd Party
0 / 70
Ealing 2010
5 / 69
3rd Party
4 / 69
Enfield 1974
1 / 60
3rd Party
0 / 54
Greenwich 1986
5 / 62
3rd Party
0 / 51
Hackney 1998
17 / 60
3rd Party
0 / 57
Hammersmith and Fulham 1982
2 / 50
3rd Party
0 / 46
Haringey 2006
27 / 57
Opposition
15 / 57
Harrow 1994
29 / 63
Minority
0 / 63
Havering 1990
6 / 63
4th Party
0 / 54
Hillingdon 1986
6 / 63
3rd Party
0 / 65
Hounslow 1994
5 / 60
3rd Party
0 / 60
Islington 2002
38 / 48
Overall control
0 / 48
Kensington and Chelsea 2010
2 / 50
3rd Party
1 / 50
Kingston upon Thames 2018
39 / 48
Overall control
39 / 48
Lambeth 2002
28 / 63
Joint control
with Conservatives
0 / 63
Lewisham 2002
17 / 54
Opposition
0 / 54
Merton 2018
6 / 60
3rd Party
7 / 60
Newham 1982
6 / 60
Opposition
0 / 60
Redbridge 2006
9 / 62
Opposition
0 / 62
Richmond upon Thames 1986
49 / 52
Overall control
39 / 54
Southwark 2002
30 / 63
Joint control
with Conservatives
14 / 64
Sutton 2002
47 / 56
Overall control
33 / 54
Tower Hamlets 1990
30 / 50
Overall control
1 / 45
Waltham Forest 2006
19 / 60
Opposition
0 / 60
Wandsworth 1982
1 / 61
3rd Party
0 / 60
Westminster City 2010
0 / 61
No presence
0 / 60

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