Mayor of Newham
Incumbent
Rokhsana Fiaz

since 04 May 2018
StyleNo courtesy title or style
AppointerElectorate of Newham
Term lengthFour years
Inaugural holderRobin Wales
Websitehttps://www.newham.gov.uk/council/mayor-newham-1

The Mayor of Newham is a directly elected mayor responsible for the executive function of Newham London Borough Council in east London, England. The position is different from the previously existing (and largely ceremonial) annually appointed mayors of Newham, known as 'Civic Ambassador' from 2002 until the office was discontinued in 2009.[1][2] The inaugural holder of the post, created on 2 May 2002, was Robin Wales - who held the position for five terms between 2002-2018. Wales was deselected as the candidate for Labour in the 2018 election, which led to the election of Rokhsana Fiaz as mayor, after Labour held Newham in the mayoral and local council elections.

A referendum on the governance of the council was held on the 6 May 2021, in which local electors voted for the continuation of the current mayoral system as the executive of the council (described as the "Mayor and Cabinet" model) over its replacement with a councillor-led committee model of governance, which would have seen the position of mayoralty being scrapped.[3][1]

Referendum

Mayor of Newham referendum
31 January 2002
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Elected Mayor
27,263 68.2
Cabinet System 12,687 31.8
Required majority 50
Total votes 39,950 100.00
Source: House of Commons Library[4]
Mayor of Newham referendum
6 May 2021
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Elected Mayor
45,960 56
Committee Model 36,424 44
Required majority 50
Total votes 82,384 100.00
Source: [2]

Elections

2002

Mayor of Newham Election 2 May 2002 [5]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Robin Wales 20,384 50.8%
Independent Tawfique Choudhury 5,907 14.7%
Conservative Graham Postles 4,635 11.5%
CPA Alan Craig 3,649 9.1%
BNP Michael Davidson 2,881 7.2%
Green Gabrielle Rolfe 2,691 6.7%
Labour win

2006

Mayor of Newham election 4 May 2006 [6]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Robin Wales 22,155 47.9% 5,406 27,561 63.4%
Respect Akhtar Jafar 12,898 21.6% 2,983 15,881 36.6%
Conservative Shafi Choudhury 8,822 14.7%
CPA Alan Craig 6,559 11.0%
Liberal Democrats Anwar Hussain 2,886 4.8%
Labour hold

2010

Mayor of Newham election 5 May 2010 [7]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Robin Wales 64,748 68.0%
Conservative Maria-Joy Allen 15,330 16.1%
Kamran Malik Communities Welfare Kamran Malik 6,607 6.9%
CPA Alan Craig 6,503 6.8%
Independent Chikwe Nkemnacho 2,006 2.1%
Labour hold

2014

Mayor of Newham election 22 May 2014 [8]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Robin Wales 47,095 61.2%
Conservative Stefan Mrozinski 13,976 18.2%
UKIP David Mears 4,960 6.4%
Green Jane Lithgow 3,055 4.0%
Communities United Kamran Malik 2,796 3.6%
Liberal Democrats David Thorpe 1,757 2.3%
TUSC Lois Austin 1,708 2.2%
CPA Alex Latim 1,625 2.1%
Labour hold

2018

Wales was deselected ahead of the 2018 election.[9]

Mayor of Newham election 3 May 2018 [9]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Rokhsana Fiaz[10] 53,214 73.4%
Conservative Rahima Khan[10] 8,627 11.9%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Evans [11] 6,809 9.4%
CPA Tiffany Kumalinga [12] 2,008 2.8%
Democrats and Veterans Daniel Oxley [12] 1,815 2.5%

2022

Mayor of Newham election 5 May 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPA Simeon Adewole Ademolake[13]
Liberal Democrats Dr Saleyha Ahsan[13]
TUSC Lois Austin[13]
Green Rob Callender[13]
Labour Rokhsana Fiaz[13]
Independent Mehmood Mirza[13]
Conservative Attic Rahman[13]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Newham Mayors". The Newham Story. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Notice of Referendum on Governance Arrangements". London Borough of Newham.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Local Elections in England: 4 May 2006" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Local Elections in England: 5 May 2010". House of Commons Library. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Election results for Newham: Mayor of Newham election". Mgov.newham.gov.uk. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Vote 2018: Newham mayoral election result". 4 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ a b Newham Recorder, http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/environment/rahima-khan-says-she-ll-slash-newham-s-energy-bills-by-200-1-5425997
  11. ^ Newham Recorder, http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/lib-dem-mayoral-candidate-calls-for-glasweigan-style-crime-prevention-tactics-in-newham-1-5464687
  12. ^ a b "Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll" (PDF). www.newham.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g Democracy Club, https://candidates.democracyclub.org.uk/elections/mayor.newham.2022-05-05/