May 2018 local election results and Lewisham East by-election

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The local elections held at the start of May 2018 have brought about the following changes in local authority control for boroughs covered by Londonwide LMCs:

  • The Conservatives gained Barnet Council from no overall control.
  • Labour gains Tower Hamlets from no overall control

Outside of our area:

  • The Liberal Democrats gained Richmond upon Thames from the Conservatives.
  • The Liberal Democrats gained Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames from Conservatives.

Full details of the local election results can be found here.

Separate to the local elections, Heidi Alexander,  Labour MP for Lewisham East, has stepped-down from the House of Commons to be Sadiq Khan’s Deputy Mayor for Transport. A by-election is due to take place on 14 June 2018. Heidi Alexander was Shadow Secretary of State for Health from September 2015 – June 2016.

Last updated : 15 May 2018