Waltham Forest local elections


Waltham Forest local elections

Waltham Forest Council in London is elected every four years.

Political control

Labour 1964 - 1968

Conservative 1968 - 1971

Labour 1971 - 1994

No overall control 1994 - 1998

Labour 1998 - 2002

No overall control 2002 - present

Council elections

Waltham Forest Council election, 1998

Waltham Forest Council election, 2002

Waltham Forest Council election, 2006

By-election results

1994-1998

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 2,718
percentage = 49.5
change = +8.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 1,717
percentage = 31.2
change = -14.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 1,079
percentage = 19.6
change = +5.9
Election box majority
votes = 1,001
percentage = 18.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 5,514
percentage = 63.1
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

1998-2002

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 997
percentage = 47.3
change = +0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 965
percentage = 45.8
change = +18.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 78
percentage = 3.7
change = -4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate =
votes = 66
percentage = 3.1
change = -2.7
Election box majority
votes = 32
percentage = 1.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,106
percentage = 27.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

2002-2006

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 1,283
percentage = 45.5
change = +17.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 717
percentage = 25.4
change = -12.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 417
percentage = 14.8
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate =
votes = 183
percentage = 6.5
change = +6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate =
votes = 171
percentage = 6.1
change = -6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance
candidate =
votes = 47
percentage = 1.7
change = -1.6
Election box majority
votes = 566
percentage = 20.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,818
percentage = 38.0
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 1,051
percentage = 43.6
change = +18.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 932
percentage = 38.7
change = -11.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 188
percentage = 7.8
change = -7.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate =
votes = 151
percentage = 6.3
change = +6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance
candidate =
votes = 84
percentage = 3.5
change = -6.3
Election box majority
votes = 119
percentage = 4.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,406
percentage = 30.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 791
percentage = 36.9
change = -17.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 710
percentage = 33.2
change = +21.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 552
percentage = 25.8
change = -8.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate =
votes = 88
percentage = 4.1
change = +4.1
Election box majority
votes = 81
percentage = 3.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,141
percentage = 27.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 774
percentage = 40.4
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 561
percentage = 29.2
change = +13.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 299
percentage = 15.6
change = -4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate =
votes = 199
percentage = 10.4
change = -6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance
candidate =
votes = 85
percentage = 4.4
change = -1.0
Election box majority
votes = 213
percentage = 11.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,918
percentage = 23.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 937
percentage = 38.0
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 765
percentage = 31.3
change = -2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate =
votes = 354
percentage = 14.5
change = +14.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 225
percentage = 9.1
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate =
votes = 165
percentage = 6.7
change = -8.0
Election box majority
votes = 172
percentage = 6.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,446
percentage = 30.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

2006-2010

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Hemsted
votes = 1,694
percentage = 55.2
change = -14.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Graham Woolnough
votes = 1,022
percentage = 33.3
change = +14.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gerry Lyons
votes = 208
percentage = 6.8
change = -4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert Brock
votes = 143
percentage = 4.7
change = +4.7
Election box majority
votes = 672
percentage = 21.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,067
percentage = 38.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Winnifred Smith
votes = 1,360
percentage = 56.0
change = +12.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Khevyn Limbajee
votes = 695
percentage = 28.6
change = -14.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Carole Vincent*
votes = 176
percentage = 7.2
change = +7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edwin Northover
votes = 108
percentage = 4.4
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = William Measure
votes = 90
percentage = 3.7
change = -3.9
Election box majority
votes = 665
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,429
percentage = 27.8
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

*No description (rather than independent). Candidate is a member of the Respect Party and was supported by the local branch. She was unable to use Respect as her description due to a split in the party. Current UK electoral law allows candidates to stand without any description rather than independent if preferred.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Samina Safdar
votes = 977
percentage = 36.9
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jawade Liaqat
votes = 927
percentage = 35.0
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edwin Northover
votes = 507
percentage = 19.1
change = +5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Mark Dawes
votes = 184
percentage = 6.9
change = -7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Left List
candidate = Makola Mayambika
votes = 56
percentage = 2.1
change = +2.1
Election box majority
votes = 50
percentage = 1.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,651
percentage = 32.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

External links

* [http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ Waltham Forest Council]


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