Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council elections

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A map showing the wards of Richmond upon Thames since 2002

Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council elections are held every four years for all 54 councillor seats in the 18 wards that make up the Borough Council.[1] By-elections are held in individual wards when vacancies arise outside the four-year cycle.

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1964, initially operating as a shadow authority before the new system came into full effect in 1965. Political control of the council since 1964 has been held by the following parties:[2]

Election Overall control Conservative Lib Dem Labour Green Ind.
1964 Conservative 41 12 1
1968 Conservative 54
1971 Conservative 36 3 15
1974 Conservative 36 10 8
1978 Conservative 34 18
1982 No overall control 26 26
1986 Alliance 3 49
1990 Liberal Democrats 4 48
1994 Liberal Democrats 7 43 2
1998 Liberal Democrats 14 34 4
2002 Conservative 39 15
2006 Liberal Democrats 18 35 1
2010 Conservative 30 24
2014 Conservative 39 15
2018 Liberal Democrats 11 39 4
2022 Liberal Democrats 1 48 5

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1965 have been:[3][4]

Councillor Party From To
Harry Hall Conservative 1965 1978
John Barker Conservative 1978 1980
Keith Morell Conservative 1980 1983
David Williams Liberal 1983 3 Mar 1988
Liberal Democrats 3 Mar 1988 22 May 2001
Serge Lourie Liberal Democrats 22 May 2001 13 May 2002
Tony Arbour Conservative 13 May 2002 16 May 2006
Serge Lourie Liberal Democrats 16 May 2006 9 May 2010
Nicholas True Conservative 25 May 2010 4 Jul 2017
Paul Hodgins Conservative 4 Jul 2017 22 May 2018
Gareth Roberts Liberal Democrats 22 May 2018

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1964–1968

There were no by-elections.[5]

1968–1971

East Sheen by-election, 20 June 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. J. Maitland 1199
Independent M. V. Smith 618
Labour A. G. H. Lawrance[n 5] 151
Turnout 31.7%
Hampton by-election, 20 June 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. K. Baker 1160
Liberal A. D. Reddrop 615
Labour Mrs J. M. Hyam 262
Turnout 24.2%
Richmond Hill by-election, 20 June 1968[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs H. M. Abell 603
Liberal Dr S. Rundle 569
Independent A. P. Warren 248
Labour A. B. Hart 207
Turnout 26.7%
Kew by-election, 6 February 1969[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dr S. Rundle 1676
Conservative Miss J. M. Hooper 1079
Labour Miss D. J. Kidger 323
Turnout 35.7%
Hampton Wick by-election, 29 May 1969[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. M. Cooper 1766
Liberal R. D. McArthur 605
Labour Miss J. R. F. Brown 405
Turnout 37.4%
South Twickenham by-election, 25 September 1969[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. A. Bligh 1266
Labour P. T. Z. Goldring 391
Liberal Mrs D. O. Collins 374
Turnout 28.6%
Hampton Hill by-election, 2 October 1969[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. G. Lockyer 1065
Labour K. L. Elmes 502
Liberal J. E. Twaits 361
Turnout 25.3%
East Twickenham by-election, 19 March 1970[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. M. Russell 1190
Liberal R. W. Marlow 435
Labour E. C. Eldridge 424
Turnout 28.9%
Hampton Hill by-election, 19 March 1970[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. J. Attwood 1081
Labour K. L. Elmes 525
Liberal J. E. Twaits 377
Turnout 24.5%

1971–1974

Hampton Hill by-election, 3 February 1972[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. E. F. Samuels 1,530
Conservative P. G. Lockyer 1,196
Liberal J. E. Twaits 160
Turnout 35.5%
Central Twickenham by-election, 25 May 1972[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. J. Powell 1,232
Conservative R. K. Morland 1,087
Liberal R. W. Marlow 390
Turnout 41.6%
East Twickenham by-election, 14 September 1972[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs J. M. Pardington 1,109
Conservative Miss M. C. Gregory 1,012
Liberal S. J. Nunn 244
Ind. Conservative Mrs A. Woodward 185
Turnout 37.3%
Richmond Town by-election, 25 January 1973[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. Waller 1,301
Conservative J. L. Saunders 937
Labour R. G. Marshall-Andrews 928
Turnout 48.1 %

1974–1978

Palewell by-election, 1 May 1975[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Anthony L. Manners 1,769
Conservative Margery Segar 1,253
Labour John P. Sheppard 519
Turnout 51.5
Richmond Town by-election, 1 May 1975[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bryan T. B. Lewis 1,651
Conservative John L. Saunders 1,100
Labour Roy F. Piper 421
Ratepayers Joshua P. Kielty 253
Turnout 54.4
Barnes by-election, 20 May 1976[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David C. Cornwell 1,722
Conservative Patrick V. Marshall 1,718
Labour Joy P. Mostyn 577
Turnout 56.3

Following the discovery of a series of voting errors, the High Court on 5 August 1976 declared the Liberal candidate in place of the Conservative. The revised votes are recorded here.

Ham-Petersham by-election, 15 July 1976[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Marie C. Biddulph 1,716
Labour Roger D. Smith 1,182
Conservative Vera Goodman 810
Turnout 57.3
Teddington by-election, 16 December 1976[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter J. Temlett 1,637
Liberal Sidney J. Marshall 1,229
Labour John W. Shelton 558
National Front Terence Denville-Faulkner 57
Turnout 50.8
Mortlake by-election, 24 March 1977[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Deirdre B. Martineau 1,668
Conservative Christopher Sandy 826
Labour Joy P. Mostyn 734
Turnout 57.6

1978–1982

1982–1986

1986–1990

1990–1994

Central Twickenham by-election, 29 October 1992[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John W. G. Coombs 896 40.1
Conservative Jennie E. Edwards 786 35.2
Labour Michael D. Gold 457 20.5
Green Rowland R. Morgan 54 2.4
National Front Jeremy Bedford-Turner 40 1.8
Turnout 43.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Anthony T. Johnson.

Hampton by-election, 22 April 1993[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert D. Parslow 1,430 46.4
Conservative Anne Woodward 1,236 40.1
Labour Martin P. Cross 413 13.4
Turnout 48.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Gavin Alexander.

1994–1998

Teddington by-election, 29 February 1996[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joanna Frith 1,377
Conservative Peter J. Temlett 990
Labour Christopher J. Boaler 686
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Elaine I. Pippard.

Central Twickenham by-election, 30 May 1996[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John W. Coombs 972 36.0
Conservative Mary A. Rae 908 33.7
Labour Graham R. Nixon 818 30.3
Majority 64 2.3
Turnout 2,698 49.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Philip A. Northey.

Mortlake by-election, 6 February 1997[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eleanor M. Stanier 908 42.9
Conservative Malcolm K. McAlister 615 29.0
Labour Michelle Thew 594 28.1
Majority 293 13.9
Turnout 2,120 35.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Susan E. Fenwick.

Hampton Hill by-election, 12 June 1997[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey J. Samuel 1,138 40.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrats John R. Gossage 1,096 38.8 -3.0
Labour Stephen J. Cox 591 20.9 +3.1
Majority 42 1.5
Turnout 2,825 42.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David A. R. Martin.

1998–2002

Palewell by-election, 10 June 1999[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicola Urquhart 1,496 49.1 +7.5
Liberal Democrats Julian D. Rudd 1,215 39.9 -6.3
Labour Maureen H. Metzger 333 10.9 -1.3
Majority 281 9.2
Turnout 3,044 48.3
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Helen Blake.

2002–2006

Mortlake & Barnes Common by-election, 7 August 2003[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eleanor M. Stanier 936 44.5 +14.0
Conservative Jane M. West 927 44.1 +4.2
Labour Benjamin R. Rowland 132 6.3 -23.3
Green James R. Page 109 5.2 +5.2
Majority 9 0.4
Turnout 2,104 30.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John L. Saunders.

Kew by-election, 18 December 2003[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane A. Arneil 1,722 54.7 +11.3
Conservative Ewan G. Wallace 1,235 39.3 -5.8
Green Sylvia R. Levi 104 3.3 +3.3
Labour John Simon Fowler 85 2.7 -8.9
Majority 487 15.4
Turnout 3,146 46.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Anthony J. Barnett.

Hampton by-election, 7 October 2004[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzette B. Nicholson 1,669 57.9 +18.3
Conservative Stuart N. Leamy 1,111 38.6 -10.4
Labour Kanbar Hosseinbor 101 3.5 -8.0
Majority 558 19.3
Turnout 2,881 42.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Jean M. Matthews.

North Richmond by-election, 27 January 2005[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Celia J. Hodges 1,384 51.9 +14.9
Conservative Paul Hodgins 1,043 39.1 -4.7
Labour Barnaby J. L. Marder 129 4.8 -5.6
Green Sylvia Wills 110 4.1 +4.1
Majority 341 12.8
Turnout 2,666 39.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

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

Twickenham Riverside by-election, 5 May 2005[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David S. F. Trigg 2,111 45.8 +5.3
Conservative Nicholas J. F. Lait 1,513 32.8 -9.4
Labour John Grant 548 11.9 -5.4
Green Henry B. L. Gower 435 9.4 +9.4
Majority 598 13.0
Turnout 4,607
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Derek Beattie.

2006–2010

Barnes by-election, 6 December 2007[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rita G. S. Palmer 1,643 56.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Barbara Westmorland 1,103 37.7 -5.8
Labour Ann F. Neimer 91 3.1 -1.0
Green James R. Page 87 3.0 +3.0
Majority 540 18.5
Turnout 2,924 41.2
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Benedict A. Stanberry.

2010–2014

North Richmond by-election, 3 May 2012[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Speak 1733
Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds 1587
Labour Brian Caton 364
Green James R. Page 206
Independent Marc L. Cranfield-Adams 123
Turnout 52.4%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Richard J. Montague.

2014–2018

Hampton Wick by-election 2 July 2015[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geraldine Locke 1,189 43.0 +25.0
Conservative Jon Hollis 1,081 39.1 -10.6
Green Anthony Breslin 237 8.6 -9.9
Labour Paul Tanto 185 6.7 -7.2
UKIP Sam Naz 69 2.5 N/A
Independent Michael John Lloyd 7 0.3 N/A
Majority 108 3.9
Turnout 2,769 34.89
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tania Mathias, of the Conservative Party, following her election as the Member of Parliament for Twickenham.

2018–2022

East Sheen by-election 18 July 2019[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julia Cambridge 1809 5.91
Conservative Helen Margaret Edward 1090 35.49
Women's Equality Trixie Rawlinson 90 2.83
Labour Giles Oakley 82 2.67
Turnout 3071 40.70
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Mona Adams.[22]

Hampton Wick

Hampton Wick by-election 6 May 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Petra Fleming 2,447 52.4 Increase11.5
Conservative Nina Watson 1,232 26.4 Decrease0.9
Green Chas Warlow 538 11.5 Decrease15.5
Labour Nick Dexter 446 9.5 Increase3.1
Majority 1,215 26.0 N/A
Turnout 4,663 56.7 Increase4.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Green Swing N/A

The by-election was held following the resignation of Councillor Dylan Baxendale.[23]

Notes

  1. ^ The Greater London and Surrey Order 1970
  2. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993
  3. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 4) Order 1993
  4. ^ The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1994
  5. ^ Alfred George Henry Lawrance JP, who had been, from 1964 to 1965, the last Mayor of Barnes before its absorption into the newly created London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, represented Mortlake Ward until the 1968 election when he and all his Labour colleagues lost their seats.
    Harrison, Martin (13 October 2014). "The Last Mayor of Barnes". Martin Harrison's Medal Research Site. Retrieved 28 March 2021.

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