Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council elections

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A map showing the wards of Barking and Dagenham since 2002

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 51 councillors have been elected from 17 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1964 political control of the council has been held by the Labour Party:[2]

Election Overall Control Labour Conservative Res./Ind. Lib Dem BNP Total
1964 Labour 45 - 4 - - 49
1968 Labour 32 13 4 - - 49
1971 Labour 45 - 4 - - 49
1974 Labour 45 - 4 - - 49
1978 Labour 42 3 3 - - 48
1982 Labour 37 3 5 3 - 48
1986 Labour 35 3 5 5 - 48
1990 Labour 44 - 3 1 - 48
1994 Labour 47 - 3 1 - 51
1998 Labour 47 - 3 1 - 51
2002 Labour 42 2 4 3 - 51
2006 Labour 38 1 - - 12 51
2010 Labour 51 - - - - 51
2014 Labour 51 - - - - 51
2018 Labour 51 - - - - 51

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

There were no by-elections.[6]

1968-1971[edit]

There were no by-elections.[7]

1971-1974[edit]

Chadwell Heath by-election, 14 October 1971[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents P. G. Jarvis 1,108 68.4 +13.5
Labour H. W. Pope 492 30.4 +2.7
Communist D. Connor 20 1.2 -3.5
Majority 616 38.0 N/A
Turnout 16.6 -12.7
Registered electors 9,731
Residents hold Swing
Gascoigne by-election, 2 December 1971[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. H. Shaw 1,442 93.2 +10.4
Liberal M. F. Taylor 106 6.8 +6.8
Majority 1,336 86.4 N/A
Turnout 17.4 -18.5
Registered electors 8,882
Labour hold Swing
River by-election, 4 May 1972 (2 seats)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Blackburn 1,263 N/A
Labour E. J. White 1,226 N/A
Conservative Mrs. A. E. Horrell 209 N/A
Conservative T. A. Woodcock 201 N/A
Majority N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 17.4 N/A
Registered electors 8,589
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

1974-1978[edit]

There were no by-elections.[3]

1978-1982[edit]

Cambell by-election, 29 March 1979[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric R. Harris 1,019 48.4 -15.0
Conservative Brian Cook 906 43.0 +20.9
National Front John J. Benjafield 106 5.0 N/A
Liberal Daniel J. Felton 76 3.6 -5.9
Majority 113 5.4 N/A
Turnout 28.7 -3.2
Registered electors 7,354
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Bertie E. Roycraft.

Gascoigne by-election, 3 May 1979[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James L. Jones 2,258 54.7 -9.3
Conservative Stanley Bray 1,255 30.4 +11.5
Liberal David A. Spender 614 14.9 +3.9
Majority 1,003 24.3 N/A
Turnout 60.6 +35.9
Registered electors 6,865
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Julia H. Engwell.

Triptons by-election, 4 December 1980[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan D. Stevens 859 68.3 +2.4
Liberal Edward A. Bullock 234 18.6 N/A
Conservative Sylvia M. L. Jones 120 9.5 -19.0
National Front Ronald A. Ferrett 44 3.5 N/A
Majority 625 49.7 N/A
Turnout 17.4 -10.1
Registered electors 7,244
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. William E. Bellamy.

1982-1986[edit]

Manor by-election, 15 July 1982[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian P. Walker 625 60.6 -6.6
Conservative Leonard Nelson 205 19.9 -8.4
Alliance David J. Kingaby 202 19.6 +19.6
Majority 420 40.7 N/A
Turnout 21.1 -12.2
Registered electors 4,930
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Albert E. Ball.

Chadwell Heath by-election, 5 May 1983[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Albert Gibbs 1,184 50.8 -29.5
Conservative Norman C. Houlder 490 21.0 +21.0
Labour William L. Summers 390 16.7 -0.8
Alliance David J. Kingaby 266 11.4 +11.4
Majority 694 29.8 N/A
Turnout 34.1 -4.6
Registered electors 6,866
Residents hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. William Hibble.

Longbridge by-election, 9 June 1983[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Constance W. Foster 2,372 50.4 -3.5
Liberal Daniel J. Felton 1,346 28.6 +3.9
Labour James L. Jones 984 20.9 -0.6
Majority 1,026 21.8 N/A
Turnout 64.8 +23.3
Registered electors 7,275
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Edward J. Reed.

1986-1990[edit]

Gascoigne by-election, 18 September 1986[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Susan P. Vickers 1,450 73.8 +6.3
Labour David E. Geary 466 23.7 -8.8
Conservative Richard P. Hall 49 2.5 +2.5
Majority 984 50.1 N/A
Turnout 31.5 -8.6
Registered electors 6,264
Liberal hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Alan R. Beadle.

Fanshawe by-election, 10 March 1988[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raymond B. Parkin 910 77.3 +6.3
Conservative William C. Preston 247 21.0 +21.0
Communist Alfred F. Ott 20 1.7 -2.9
Majority 663 56.3 N/A
Turnout 17.7 -11.6
Registered electors 6,666
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ernest A. Turner.

Marks Gate by-election, 10 March 1988[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen M. Worby 477 64.0 +16.2
Conservative Terence A. Malladine 268 36.0 +36.0
Majority 209 28.0 N/A
Turnout 35.5 -4.7
Registered electors 2,098
Labour gain from Independent Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Donald I. Pepper.

River by-election, 3 November 1988[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Inder S. Jamu 542 49.2 +5.9
Conservative Marcus G. S. Needham 294 26.7 +14.6
Liberal Democrat Susan J. Bertram 266 24.1 +11.7
Majority 248 22.5 N/A
Turnout 21.7 -9.7
Registered electors 5,073
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Patricia A. Twomey.

Abbey by-election, 8 June 1989[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammad A. R. Fani 1,158 59.8 +4.9
Conservative Nicholas L. T. Smith 524 27.1 +10.6
Liberal Democrat Martin F. Taylor 253 13.1 -7.0
Majority 634 32.7 N/A
Turnout 28.6 -8.5
Registered electors 6,793
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Abdul M. Khokhar.

1990-1994[edit]

Alibon by-election, 13 February 1992[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia A. Twomey 661 56.3 -22.8
Conservative Margaret Jones 264 22.5 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Sean P. Healy 249 21.2 +13.4
Majority 397 40.7 N/A
Turnout 33.8 26.1 -11.4
Registered electors 4,503
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Trevor A. Watson.

Chadwell Heath by-election, 2 April 1992[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Ronald J. Curtis 1,107 49.3 -0.4
Labour Violet M. Gasson 819 36.5 -1.7
Conservative John F. Graham 318 14.2 +14.2
Majority 288 12.8 N/A
Turnout 33.3 -9.0
Registered electors 6,756
Residents hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Raymond Gowland.

1994-1998[edit]

Manor by-election, 9 November 1995[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Conyard 657 86.7 +6.0
Liberal Democrat David A. Oram 101 13.3 -6.0
Majority 556 73.4 N/A
Turnout 16.6 -21.7
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Alastair Hannah-Rogers.

Parsloes by-election, 9 November 1995[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steven P. Gill 604 57.1 +8.0
Independent Labour John W. Broughton 360 34.1 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Alan H. G. Cooper 93 8.8 -5.1
Majority 244 23.0 N/A
Turnout 22.3 -16.5
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Joseph A. Butler.

1998-2002[edit]

Goresbrook by-election, 13 May 1999[14][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Liam A. Smith 834 56.3 +22.4
Labour William F. L. Barns 646 43.7 -22.4
Majority 188 12.6 N/A
Turnout 1,485 27.8 +3.3
Registered electors 5,333
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Terence P. Power.

Eastbury by-election, 14 October 1999[14][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan H. G. Cooper 949 70.8 +19.7
Labour David S. Miles 342 25.5 -23.4
Conservative Brian Cook 50 3.7 +3.7
Majority 607 55.3 N/A
Turnout 1,345 31.8 -8.3
Registered electors 4,226
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Stephen W. Churchman.

Marks Gate by-election, 27 September 2001[14][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael A. McCarthy 443 56.6 +23.0
Conservative Terence J. Justice 290 37.0 +37.0
Liberal Democrat Jonathan M. Lopez-Real 27 3.4 -17.0
Green Geoffrey A. Hunwicks 23 2.9 +2.9
Majority 153 19.6 N/A
Turnout 20.0 -5.0
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Colin T. W. Pond.

2002-2006[edit]

Longbridge by-election, 6 February 2003[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anton C. Clark 1,186 61.0 +21.6
Labour Simon J. Bremner 578 29.7 -12.5
Liberal Democrat Jonathan M. Lopez-Real 180 9.3 -9.1
Majority 608 31.3 N/A
Turnout 26.8 -2.8
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Susan Bramley.

Eastbrook by-election, 3 April 2003[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert C. Little 847 47.5 -4.3
Labour Raymond B. Parkin 839
Conservative Susan M. Connelly 778 43.6 +6.2
Conservative Kerry J. Smith 768
Liberal Democrat Karen Perry 110 6.7 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Tony H. Perry 96
Green Melissa Serpico 50 2.8 +2.8
Green Francis Koch-Krase 43
Majority 69 3.9 N/A
Turnout 24.3 -1.3
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Lawrence Bunn and the resignation of Cllr. Sidney Summerfield.

Eastbury by-election, 4 December 2003[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Diane P. Challis 470 32.9 -23.5
Labour James McDermott 466 32.6 -11.0
Conservative Colin King 381 26.7 +26.7
Green Geoff Sheridan 111 7.8 +7.8
Majority 4 0.3 N/A
Turnout 19.8 -7.0
Registered electors
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Daniel J. Felton

Chadwell Heath by-election, 10 June 2004[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nadine Smith 965 39.4 +8.4
Conservative Mary Brigid Justice 899 36.7 +3.2
Residents Elaine Constance Matthews 468 19.1 -16.5
Green Geoff Sheridan 117 4.8 +4.8
Majority 66 2.7 N/A
Turnout 35.5 +8.8
Registered electors
Labour gain from Residents Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Robert Jeyes.

Valence by-election, 15 July 2004[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Hemmett 761 41.6 -26.0
BNP Lawrence Rustem 576 31.5 +31.5
Conservative George Woodward 279 15.3 +15.3
Liberal Democrat Angela Lambart 148 8.1 -24.3
Green Laurence Cleeland 65 3.6 +3.6
Majority 185 10.1 N/A
Turnout 27.8 +7.5
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Vera W. Cridland.

Goresbrook by-election, 16 September 2004[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Daniel G. Kelly 1072 51.9 +51.9
Labour Patricia A. Northover 602 29.1 -32.9
UKIP Terence J. Jones 137 6.6 +6.6
Conservative Christine M. Naylor 111 5.4 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Frederick Tindling 85 4.1 -33.9
Green Geoff Sheridan 59 2.9 +2.9
Majority 470 22.8 N/A
Turnout 28.8 +8.5
Registered electors
BNP gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Matthew W. Huggins.

Village by-election, 7 October 2004[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip T. Waker 1,085 44.7 -10.5
BNP Lawrence Rustem 934 38.5 +38.5
Conservative Kerry J. Smith 410 16.9 -6.4
Majority 151 6.2 N/A
Turnout 35.0 +12.6
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Darrin F. Best.

Becontree by-election, 14 July 2005[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alok Komar Agrawal 1,171 59.8 -6.0
BNP John Luisis 378 19.3 +19.3
Conservative Anthony Brian Chytry 283 14.4 +14.4
UKIP John Bolton 125 6.4 +6.4
Majority 793 40.5 N/A
Turnout 25.9 +8.9
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

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

Goresbrook by-election, 23 July 2005[17][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Warren Northover 1,227 51.0 +22.0
BNP Lawrence Rustem 791 32.9 -19.0
UKIP Kerry J. Smith 216 9.0 +2.4
Conservative Christine Naylor 167 7.0 +1.6
Majority 436 17.1 N/A
Turnout 33.6 +13.3
Registered electors
Labour gain from BNP Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Daniel G. Kelley.

2006-2010[edit]

Chadwell Heath by-election, 3 July 2008[18][19][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry Justice 842 37.4 +7.5
Labour Margaret Mullane 691 30.7 -7.0
BNP James Webb 564 25.1 +25.1
UKIP Kerry Smith 142 6.3 -6.9
Independent Dorien Mcilroy 11 0.5 -18.7
Majority 151 6.7 N/A
Turnout 33.1 -3.1
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Sarah Baillie.

2010-2014[edit]

Goresbrook by-election, 8 July 2010[16][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Louise Couling 881 46.6 +3.0
BNP Richard Barnbrook 642 34.0 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Felicia Taiwo 136 7.2 -2.1
Conservative Paul Ayer 108 5.7 -7.4
Independent Warren Northover 63 3.9 -2.9
UKIP Nobby Manning 50 2.6 +2.6
Independent Faruk Ahmed Choudhury 11 0.1 -2.9
Majority 239 20.0 N/A
Turnout 1,841 25.3 -32.5
Registered electors 7,482
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the voiding of the election of Cllr. Louise Couling as she was ruled ineligible.[20]

Goresbrook by-election, 19 April 2012[16][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Simon Brenner 1,113 57.8 +14.2
BNP Bob Taylor 593 30.8 +3.5
UKIP John Dias-Broughton 91 4.7 +4.7
Conservative Mohammed Riaz 81 4.2 -8.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Hills 48 2.5 -6.8
Majority 520 20.0 N/A
Turnout 1,926 25.6 -32.2
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Louise Couling.

Longbridge by-election, 9 May 2013[16][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Syed Ahammad 1,555 64.3 +24.1
UKIP Albert Bedwell 466 19.3 +14.6
Conservative Paul Ayer 284 11.7 -3.2
Liberal Democrat David Croft 78 3.2 -11.9
BNP Giuseppe De Santis 37 1.5 -6.7
Majority 1,089 45.0 N/A
Turnout 2,420 29.8 -39.3
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Nirmal Gill.

2014-2018[edit]

There were no by-elections.[21]

2018-2022[edit]

As of July 2019 there have been none.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No.2) Order 1993
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