London Local Council rumours and results

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Sky News seems to have better coverage of the London Local Council results than the BBC.

So far there are reports of perhaps 5 seats for the BNP (out of 51) in Barking & Dagenham, at the expense of Labour.

The Tories are talking of gaining control of Hammersmith and Fulham from Labour for the first time since 1968 (little Liberal Democrat presence there).

Talk of Liberal Democtrat gains from the Conservatives in Richmond on Thames.


Sky News are now talking of perhaps even more than 5 seats for the BNP in Barking and Dagenham.

38% turnout there rather than 24% last time., so there could well be a protest vote against Labour, which, given their record and the recent scandals at a national level, should not be a surprise.

Rumours of George Galloway's Respect party may be the largest party in Tower Hamlets, again at the expense of Labour.

Talk of up to 13 BNP gains (out of 13 standing) in Barking and Dagenham.

Half a dozen Tower Hamlets seats to the Conservatives. Together with the Respect reumour this sounds like a collapse of the Labour vote in Tower Hamlets.

Rumours of 5 or so in Conservative Wandsworth, which may be due to the Liberal Democrat vote ? Worth keeping an eye on this result.

The BBC are talking of possible Liberal Democrat loss of Islington Council.

40% turnout in Hammersmith and Fulham. Conservative gain looks likely.

Croydon is being claimed by the Conservatives

Merton to No Overall Control, with Tories largest party ?

Haringey Lib Dems gain from Labour ?

Conservatives seem to have held Westminster.

Conservatives hold Wandsworth.

4 BNP wins out of 4 wards declared where they are standing in Barking and Dagenham.

Conservatives hold Kenssington and Chelsea.

Another 2 BNP seats gained in Dagenham.

The BNP have won 8 out of the 8 seats declared so far where they are standing in Barking and Dagenham.

Conservatives gain Bexley

11 BNP wins out of 12 wards (1 still to declare) in Barking and Dagenham.

Labour will still retain control of the council. but will they actually modify any policies as a result of the BNP gains ?

Labour gain Lambeth ?

Liberal Democrats hold Sutton.

Labour lose Lewisham to no overall control

Conservatives gain Hillingdon

Conservatives gain Harrow.

The 12th ward in Barking and Dagenham appears to have been declared incorrectly with the BNP only being officially declared as having 102 votes (last place) when it should have been over 1000 i.e. they actually topped the poll there.

There will have to be a court order to sort out the result.

So the BNP have gained 12 out of the 13 wards in which they stood in Barking and Dagenham.

Conservatives gain Hammersmith and Fulham.

The former Labour council leader just harped on about improved public services and totally refused to answer any questions about wether Tony Blair or the national Labour party scandals had led to this defeat - what an utter NuLabour political commissar !

What state is Camden in ? No overall control ?

Labour just hold Haringey against a swing to the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats lose Islington to no overall control.

Unoffical report of 17 gains and control of Richmomd on Thames for the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives.

Camden no overall control.

Conservatives hold Bromley.

Conservatives gain Croydon

Liberal Democrats hold Kingston on Thames

Conservatives gain the "bellweather" council of Ealing

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