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

Newham London Borough 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:

Party in control Years
Labour 1964 - 1968
No overall control 1968 - 1971
Labour 1971–present

The council is composed only of Labour councillors as of the 2018 local elections

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1964-1968

There were no by-elections.[3]

1968-1971

West Ham by-election, 6 February 1969[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. H. Camp 613
Conservative R. J. Blake 275
Residents J. P. Davis 188
Liberal J. W. Giles 146
National Front J. B. Newham 142
Majority 438 N/A
Turnout 22.4
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing
South by-election, 4 June 1970[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. C. Taylor 1,164
Conservative A. J. Retter 373
National Front W. T. Anderson 17
Majority 791 N/A
Turnout 15.3
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

1971-1974

Custom House and Silvertown by-election, 23 November 1972[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. A. Chapman 841
Ratepayers R. F. C. Ower 200
National Front Miss A. J. Hammond 181
Conservative M. L. Jordan 25
Turnout 8178 15.2%

1974-1978

Manor Park by-election, 9 October 1975[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher J. Palme 799
Ratepayers James W. F. Hucker 758
Conservative Cyril A. Rugg 574
Liberal Lionel H. Cohen 120
Turnout 9393 24.0%
Canning Town and Grange by-election, 14 July 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack A. Hart 787
National Front John J. Johnston 260
Conservative Trade Unionist Robert F. Williams 160
Liberal Anthony Hetherington 115
Ratepayers Michael L. Finch 40
Labour, Co-op & Trade Union John Clements 17
Turnout 4777 29.0%
Hudsons by-election, 14 July 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Jones 1024
Conservative Edward J. Oakes 438
National Front Robert D. V. Ray 290
Ratepayers George V. S. Nottage 103
Liberal Margaret Bahr 47
Turnout 8002 23.8%

1978-1982

Central by-election, 8 November 1979[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher J. McLoughlin 872
Liberal David J. Corney 574
Conservative Donald MacIver 162
Ratepayers Herbert H. Martin 155
Socialist Current Organisation Margaret R. Boukerou 28
Turnout 28.4%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Henry E. L. Ronan.

South by-election, 8 November 1979[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leonard D. Manley 792
Ratepayers & Citizens Francis C. Nicholson 233
Conservative Cedric A. Day 197
Independent Socialist David T. Grainger 79
National Front Carol A. Armond 50
Turnout 17.6%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Joseph C. Taylor.

Castle by-election, 27 March 1980[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John A. McAulay 956
Ratepayers & Citizens Alfred W. R. King 553
Conservative Peter J. Doe 147
Turnout 25.6%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Herbert G. Simpson.

Central by-election, 15 May 1980[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Mattingly 1050
Liberal David J. Corney 815
Ratepayers & Citizens Francis C. Nicholson 123
Conservative Donald MacIver 83
Turnout 33.2%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Sidney A. Elson.

Wall End by-election, 15 May 1980[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah J. Reeves 1282
Conservative Damian P. J. Sutton 451
Ratepayers & Citizens Stanley Vine 209
Liberal Christopher M. Hill 153
Turnout 24.1%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. John Clark.

1982-1986

Forest Gate by-election, 14 June 1984[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret P. Olley 1517
Liberal David C. Powell 469
Conservative Robin D. Atter 407
Turnout 7845 30.7%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael T. Foley. Liberal Party stood as Liberal Alliance Focus Team.

Little Ilford by-election, 14 June 1984[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ann C. Winfield 1868
Labour Stephen C. Timms 1780
Labour Colin M. Copus 1763
Liberal Rif Winfield 1715
Turnout 8431 45.3%
Liberal hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

The by-election was called following the resignations of Cllrs. Ann Winfield and Rif Winfield. Liberal Party stood as Liberal Focus Team.

New Town by-election, 28 June 1984[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Mallard 987
Alliance Lee Reeves 264
Conservative Victor E. Jackson 125
Turnout 4845 28.4%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Maurice Sampson.

1986-1990

South by-election, 5 February 1987[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Alec J. Kellaway 1000
Labour Doris A. Maxwell 805
Conservative Damian P. J. Sutton 769
Green Terence C. J. Macdonald 68
Turnout 9240 28.66%
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation death of Cllr. John Wilson.

Little Ilford by-election, 13 October 1988[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lyn C. Brown 1027
Liberal Democrats Leslie E. Groombridge 614
Conservative John P. R. Colthurst 324
Independent Dexter H. Hanoomansingh 54
Turnout 24.89%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Colin M. Copus.

St Stephens by-election, 13 October 1988[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine J. Parry 704
Conservative Charles R. P. G. Meaby 219
Independent Labour Baldev Barrah 214
SDP Peter Bragg 143
Liberal Democrats Matthew M. Huntbach 49
Turnout 24.77%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Thomas Nolan.

Plashet by-election, 30 November 1989[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad K. Khawaja 801
Conservative Barry W. Roberts 385
Green Amanda J. Sandford 205
Liberal Democrats Mohammed A. Siddiqui 149
Turnout 18.79%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Joseph C. Sambrano.

1990-1994

Bemersyde by-election, 27 June 1991[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Clark 552 35.0%
Labour Neil J. Wilson 524 33.2%
Liberal Democrats Leslie E. Groombridge 410 26.0%
Green Philip H. Rimmer 91 5.8%
Turnout 36.3%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David P. Kellaway.

Forest Gate by-election, 27 February 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glynis A. Carpenter 1094 46.7%
Conservative Richard J. Arnopp 634 27.0%
Liberal Democrats Stephen T. Bell 489 20.9%
Green Arthur L. Taylor 128 5.5%
Turnout 31.1%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the disqualification of Cllr. Pamela Furness.

Central by-election, 9 July 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian K. Corbett 711 56.9%
Conservative Thirugnanam Rameshan 416 33.3%
Green Arthur L. Taylor 122 9.8%
Turnout 22.2%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Pallavi B. Patel.

Little IIford by-election, 9 July 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew R. Baikie 836
Labour Robert A. Wales 772
Liberal Democrats Leslie E. Groombridge 580
Liberal Democrats Kathleen V. King 551
Conservative Colin D. Robinson 485
Conservative Gary C. Whitmarsh 449
Turnout 24.1%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllrs. Patricia A. Heron and Bobby Thomas.

Greatfield by-election, 26 November 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary C. Whitmarsh 818 38.3%
Labour Derek W. Jones 780 36.6%
Liberal Democrats Kathleen V. King 536 25.1%
Turnout 26.1%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Sean Cadogan.

Custom House and Silvertown by-election, 6 May 1993[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher T. Raddey 1137 45.5%
Conservative David C. Gladstone 999 40.0%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Holland 306 12.2%
Liberal Elizabeth Oram 56 2.2%
Turnout 28.7%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Kevin Gillespie.

Park by-election, 6 May 1993[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Saunders 987 61.2%
Conservative Charles Meaby 276 17.1%
Green Ian Trebetherick 214 13.3%
Anti-Federalist League Gerard Batten 75 4.7%
Monster Raving Loony Lord Toby Jug 60 3.7%
Turnout 22.7%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Dominic G. Gough.

1994-1998

South by-election, 26 January 1995[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Ruiz 1441
Conservative Christopher Boden 473
BNP Peter Hart 360
Newham Independent Alex Thompson 276
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Laird 248
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Thomas A. Jenkinson.

Forest Gate by-election, 21 November 1996[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graeme M. Cambage 757
Socialist Labour Anne E. J. Brook 326
Conservative Ian A. Riddoch 205
Independent Fergus M. Dodd 138
BNP Colin D. Smith 86
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth C. Lutzeier 63
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Glynis A. Carpenter.

Central by-election, 23 January 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sardar Ali 910
Conservative Carol A. Costantino 258
BNP Michael P. Davidson 97
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Christopher B. Allen.

Canning Town and Grange by-election, 7 May 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive W. Furness 1567
Conservative Christopher Boden 558
BNP Michael P. Davidson 407
Liberal Democrats Kathleen V. King 282
Newham Independent Keith W. Woodman 122
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Dennis R. Horwood.

Little Ilford by-election, 7 May 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Ejiofor 2450
Conservative Zubaida N. Hashmi 449
Liberal Democrats David C. Oxford 413
Newham Independent Frederick C. Jones 410
BNP Pauline Smith 158
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Stephen C. Timms.

South by-election, 7 May 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Quintin B. Peppiatt 3705
Conservative Jeanette A. Worth 1396
Liberal Democrats Stephen T. Bell 948
BNP Peter Hart 642
Newham Independent Lillian A. E. Hopes 209
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Theodore L. Etherden.

Ordnance by-election, 23 October 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Megan Harris 465
Liberal Democrats Peter R. W. Guest 99
BNP Kenneth F. Francis 84
Newham Independent Terence C. Macdonald 59
Conservative Richard J. Arnopp 47
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Judith A. Jorsling.

1998-2002

Custom House and Silvertown by-election, 23 July 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia M. Holland 526
Conservative Christopher P. Boden 149
BNP Paul Borg 112
Newham Independent Colin J. Brown 110
UKIP Raymond P. Hollands 56
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. William A. Chapman.

Plashet by-election, 24 February 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Regina T. Williams 826
Conservative Reza A. S. Choudhury 585
Newham Independent Swaminathan Balakrishnan 135
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Harbans S. Jabbal.

Stratford by-election, 19 October 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Garfield 465
Conservative Douglas Taylor 270
Socialist Alliance Paul Phillips 60
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. James G. Newstead.

Custom House and Silvertown by-election, 7 December 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Pinder 578
Conservative Paul Maynard 329
Socialist Alliance Maureen Stephenson 55
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Christopher T. Rackley.

Beckton by-election, 29 March 2001[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Taylor 384
Independent Alan Craig 376
BNP Michael Davidson 163
Conservative Paul Maynard 99
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Maureen Knight.

2002-2006

There were no by-elections.[11]

2006-2010

Royal Docks by-election, 26 March 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen E. Brayshaw 723
Conservative Neil W. R. Pearce 720
CPA Ms. Anne-Marie Philip 194
Respect Haroon Juneja 35
Turnout 23.59% -22.32%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr Simon P. Tucker.

2010-2014

There were no by-elections.[13]

2014-2018

Beckton by-election, 11 September 2014[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tonii Wilson 1,006
Conservative Syed Ahmed 798
UKIP David Mears 694
Green Jane Lithgow 81
Liberal Democrats David Thorpe 43
CPA Kayode Shedowo 33
TUSC Mark Dunne 21
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr Alec Kellaway.

Stratford and New Town by-election, 7 May 2015[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charlene McLean 4,607
Conservative Matthew Gass 2,778
Green Isabelle Anderson 1,170
UKIP Jamie Ross McKenzie 984
CPA Joe Mettle 99
TUSC Bob Severn 70
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the disqualification due to non-attendance of Cllr Charlene McLean

Boleyn by-election, 3 December 2015[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Veronica Oakeshott 1,440
Liberal Democrats Sheree Miller 581
Conservative Emmanuel Finndoro-Obasi 471
Green Frankie-Rose Taylor 207
UKIP David Mears 178
BNP Diane Marie 104
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr Charity Fibresima

Forest Gate North by-election, 14 July 2016[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anamul Islam 1,150 53 -5.1
Green Elisabeth Whitebread 681 31 +17.2
Conservative John Oxley 301 14 +0.2
Liberal Democrats James Alan Rumsby 57 3 -2.5
Majority
Turnout 2,189 21
Labour hold Swing 11.2 LAB to GRN

The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Ellie Robinson to accept a job with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.[15]

2018-2022

Boleyn by-election, 1 November 2018[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Moniba Khan 1,725 74.8 N/A
Conservative Fazlul Karim 327 14.2 N/A
Green Frankie Rose-Taylor 172 7.5 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Arun Pirapaharan 83 3.6 N/A
Majority 1,398 60.6 N/A
Turnout 23.5 Decrease15.4
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Veronica Oakeshott.

East Ham Central by-election, 6 May 2021[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Farah Nazeer 2,297 54.4 N/A
Conservative Sk Zakir Hossain 1,288 30.5 N/A
Green Danny Keeling 283 6.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ed Comaromi 239 5.7 N/A
CPA Paul Jobson 115 2.7 N/A
TUSC Lois Austin 91 2.1 N/A
Majority 1,009 23.9 N/A
Turnout 4,313 N/A
Registered electors
Labour Co-op hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Julianne Marriott.

References

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  2. ^ The East London Boroughs (London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993
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