2017 City of London Corporation election

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2017 City of London Corporation election

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100 seats to the Court of Common Council
51 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Blank Blank Blank
Party Independent Temple & Farringdon Together Labour
Last election 100 seats, 96%[1] Did not stand 0 seats, 4%
Seats before 99 0 1
Seats won 85 10 5
Seat change Decrease15 Increase10 Increase4
Popular vote 14,587 4,131 1,328
Percentage 72.8% 20.6% 6.6%
Swing Decrease 23.8% New party Increase 2.5%

City of London Corporation election, 2017.svg
Results by ward. Red represents Labour. Blue represents Temple & Farringdon Together. Grey represents Independents. Wards coloured dark grey did not hold contests.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2017 City of London Corporation election took place on 23 March 2017 to elect members of the Court of Common Council in the City of London Corporation, England.[2] These elections take place every four years.[3] As in the previous election, the vast majority of Council members were elected as independents.

In the 2013 election, all hundred seats were won by independent candidates.[1] In 2017, fifteen of the hundred seats on the Council were won by political parties: the newly created Temple & Farringdon Together party[4][5][2] and the Labour Party.

The elections attracted media attention[6] as they represented a high point in the City for Labour, who until the 2017 election had only ever won a single seat in a 2014 by-election for Portsoken ward.[7]

26 councillors were elected unopposed: twenty-five independents and one Labour.

Overall result[edit]

City of London Corporation Election, 2017[2]
Party Seats Votes
Count Gains Losses Net Of total (%) Of total (%) Count Change
  Independent 85 0 15 −15 85.0 72.8 14,587 −23.8
  Temple & Farringdon Together 10 10 0 +10 10.0 20.6 4,131 +20.6
  Labour 5 5 0 +5 5.0 6.6 1,328 +2.5
Total 100

Ward results[edit]

Cordwainer Ward[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Alex Barr 92 32
Independent Michael Snyder 79 28
Independent Mark Boleat 77 27
Independent Gillian Kaile 21 7
Independent Timothy Becker 15 5
Turnout 284
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent hold
Portsoken Ward[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jason Paul Pritchard 230 20.03
Labour Mansur Ali 210 18.29
Independent John William Fletcher 197 17.16
Independent Henry Llewellyn Michael Jones 187 16.29
Independent Ayesha Azad 153 13.33
Independent Asif Sadiq 111 9.67
Independent David James Barker 60 5.23
Turnout 1148 50.7
Labour hold
Labour gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent hold

Changes since the election[edit]

By-elections[edit]

March 2018[edit]

A by-election was held in Bishopsgate ward on 20 March 2018, following the election of independent Common Councilman Prem Goyal as Alderman for Portsoken ward in December 2017.[10] The seat was won by independent Shravan Joshi.[11]

A by-election was held in Billingsgate ward on 22 March 2018, following the resignation of independent Common Councilman Michael Welbank.[12] The seat was won by independent John Allen-Petrie.[13]

October 2018[edit]

A by-election was held in Castle Baynard ward on 9 October 2018, following the election of independent Common Councilman Emma Edham as Alderman for Candlewick ward in July 2017. The seat was won by Labour candidate Natasha Lloyd-Owen.[14]

Castle Baynard Ward[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Natasha Lloyd-Owen 77 27.80
Independent Julian Henry Malins 59 21.30
Independent Alpa Raja 37 13.36
Independent Merlene Soo Chin Emerson 36 13.00
Independent Virginia Rounding 28 10.11
Independent Richard William Humphreys 23 8.30
Independent Deborah Mackintosh Oliver 12 4.33
Independent Timothy George Christie Becker 5 1.81
Turnout 277
Labour gain from Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "English Elections: City of London Corporation, 2013". English Elections. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Results - About the City - City of London". www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ward elections - City of London". www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. City of London Corporations. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ http://citymatters.london/candidates-unite-ahead-of-city-vote/
  5. ^ "Candidates campaign in packs ahead of City elections". City Matters. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ Davies, Andrew MacAskill and Anjuli. "Historic win for Labour in City of London elections". Reuters UK. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  7. ^ "English Elections: Portsoken, 2014". English Elections. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  8. ^ City of London Corporation: Notice of Persons Elected, 2017
  9. ^ City of London Corporation: Notice of Persons Elected, 2017
  10. ^ "Preview: 20 Mar 2018". Britain Elects. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Britain Elects on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Previews: 22 Mar 2018". Britain Elects. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Britain Elects on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Natasha Lloyd-Owen wins Castle Baynard by-election - City Matters". www.citymatters.london. Retrieved 15 October 2018.