London Labour Party

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London Labour Party
Elected mayor of London Sadiq Khan
Headquarters Ergon House, Horseferry Road, Millbank, London Borough of Westminster, SW1P 2AL
Ideology Social democracy
Democratic socialism[1]
Political position Centre-left
European affiliation Party of European Socialists
International affiliation Progressive Alliance, Socialist International (Observer)
European Parliament group Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colours      Red
London House of Commons seats
49 / 73
London Assembly
12 / 25
London EU Parliament seats
4 / 8
Local councillors in London
1,060 / 1,851
Council control in London
21 / 32
Directly elected Mayoralties in London
5 / 5
Website
London Labour Party

The London Labour Party is the regional party of the British Labour Party that operates in Greater London.

Party strength[edit]

The party is currently the largest political party in Greater London. Labour currently holds 4 of the 8 London seats in the European Parliament (double the number it won in 2009), 49 of 73 London seats in the House of Commons and 12 out of 25 seats in the London Assembly. The party currently controls 21 out of 32 London boroughs, and all 5 of the 5 directly-elected mayoralties and won 1,055 out of the 1,851 Councillors in the 2014 local elections. The party held the mayoralty of London from 2004 to 2008. It lost in 2000 to ex-Labour independent Ken Livingstone, who rejoined the party in 2004. He was defeated in 2008 and again in 2012 to the Conservative candidate, Boris Johnson.

In the 2015 general election the party won 45 of 73 seats (62%) in Greater London. Following the London Labour Party mayoral selection, 2015 Sadiq Khan was selected as the party candidate for the London mayoral election, 2016, which he subsequently won with a record share of the vote.

Current representatives[edit]

City Hall, London
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Members of the European Parliament[edit]

MEP Party-list
Claude Moraes 1
Mary Honeyball 2
Lucy Anderson 3
Seb Dance 4

Members of Parliament[edit]

Emily Thornberry is Chair of the London Group of Labour MPs.

Shadow Cabinet
Shadow Ministers
Opposition whip

London Assembly members[edit]

AM Constituency
Jennette Arnold North East
John Biggs City and East
Tom Copley Party-list (4)
Andrew Dismore Barnet and Camden
Len Duvall Greenwich and Lewisham
Nicky Gavron Party-list (1)
Joanne McCartney Enfield and Haringey
Murad Qureshi Party-list (2)
Onkar Sahota Ealing and Hillingdon
Navin Shah Brent and Harrow
Val Shawcross Lambeth and Southwark
Fiona Twycross Party-list (3)

Councillors[edit]

Council Councillors
Barking and Dagenham
51 / 51
Barnet
30 / 63
Bexley
15 / 63
Brent
56 / 63
Bromley
7 / 60
Camden
40 / 54
Croydon
40 / 70
Ealing
53 / 69
Enfield
41 / 63
Greenwich
43 / 51
Hackney
50 / 57
Hammersmith and Fulham
26 / 46
Haringey
48 / 57
Harrow
34 / 63
Havering
1 / 54
Hillingdon
19 / 65
Hounslow
49 / 60
Islington
47 / 48
Kensington and Chelsea
12 / 50
Kingston upon Thames
2 / 48
Lambeth
59 / 63
Lewisham
53 / 54
Merton
36 / 60
Newham
60 / 60
Redbridge
35 / 63
Richmond upon Thames
1 / 54
Southwark
48 / 63
Sutton
0 / 54
Tower Hamlets
23 / 45
Waltham Forest
44 / 60
Wandsworth
19 / 60
Westminster
16 / 60

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Electoral performance[edit]

UK Parliament elections[edit]

Red indicates the seat won by Labour at the 2017 General Election.

The table below shows the London Labour Party's results at UK general elections since the area of Greater London was created.[3]

Date Votes won  % of Votes Change MPs elected Change
Feb 1974 1,587,065 40.4% Decrease5.3%
50 / 92
Decrease5
Oct 1974 1,540,462 43.9% Increase3.5%
51 / 92
Increase1
1979 1,459,085 39.6% Decrease4.3%
42 / 92
Decrease9
1983 1,031,539 29.8% Decrease9.8%
26 / 84
Decrease16
1987 1,136,903 31.5% Increase1.7%
23 / 84
Decrease3
1992 1,332,424 37.1% Increase5.6%
35 / 84
Increase12
1997 1,643,329 49.5% Increase12.4%
57 / 74
Increase22
2001 1,306,869 47.3% Decrease2.2%
55 / 74
Decrease2
2005 1,135,687 38.9% Decrease8.4%
44 / 74
Decrease11
2010 1,245,637 36.6% Decrease2.3%
38 / 73
Decrease6
2015 1,545,080 43.7% Increase7.1%
45 / 73
Increase7
2017 2,087,010 54.6% Increase10.9%
49 / 73
Increase4

European Parliament elections[edit]

The table below shows the results gained by the London Labour Party in elections to the European Parliament. From 1979 to 1994, MEPs were elected from 10 individual constituencies by first-past-the-post; since 1999, MEPs have been elected from a London-wide regional list by proportional representation.

Date Votes won  % of Votes Change MEPs elected Change
1979 566,525 35.0% N/A
1 / 10
N/A
1984 683,789 41.0% Increase4.2%
5 / 10
Increase4
1989 778,589 41.6% Increase0.6%
7 / 10
Increase2
1994 821,876 50.2% Increase8.5%
9 / 10
Increase2
1999 399,466 35.0% Decrease15.2%
4 / 10
Decrease5
2004 466,584 24.8% Decrease10.3%
3 / 9
Decrease1
2009 372,590 21.3% Decrease3.5%
2 / 8
Decrease1
2014 806,959 36.7% Increase15.4%
4 / 8
Increase2

Regional elections[edit]

Greater London Council elections[edit]

The table below shows the results obtained by the London Labour Party in elections to the Greater London Council. The GLC was abolished by the Local Government Act 1985.

Date Votes won  % of Votes Change Councillors Change Result
1964 1,063,390 44.6% N/A
64 / 100
N/A Labour win
1967 732,669 34.0% Decrease10.6%
18 / 100
Decrease46 Conservative win
1970 766,272 39.9% Increase5.9%
35 / 100
Increase17 Conservative win
1973 928,034 47.4% Increase7.5%
58 / 92
Increase23 Labour win
1977 737,194 32.9% Decrease14.5%
28 / 92
Decrease30 Conservative win
1981 939,457 41.8% Increase8.9%
50 / 92
Increase22 Labour win

Between 1986 and 2000 there was no city-wide governmental body in Greater London.

London Assembly elections[edit]

The table below shows the results obtained by the London Labour Party in elections to the London Assembly.

Date Constituency Vote  % of Vote Change Regional Vote  % of Vote Change AMs Change
2000 501,296 31.6% N/A 502,874 30.3% N/A
9 / 25
N/A
2004 444,808 24.7% Decrease6.9% 468,247 25.0% Decrease5.3%
7 / 25
Decrease2
2008 673,855 28.0% Increase3.3% 665,443 27.1% Increase2.7%
8 / 25
Increase1
2012 933,438 42.3% Increase14.3% 911,204 41.1% Increase13.5%
12 / 25
Increase4
2016 1,138,576 43.5% Increase1.2% 1,054,801 40.3% Decrease0.8%
12 / 25
Steady

London Mayoral elections[edit]

The table below shows the London Labour Party's results in elections for the Mayor of London.

Date Candidate 1st Round vote  % of vote 2nd Round vote  % of vote Result Notes
2000 Frank Dobson 223,884 13.1% Eliminated Eliminated Independent win Ex-GLC leader and Labour MP Ken Livingstone ran as an independent and won.
2004 Ken Livingstone 685,548 36.8% 828,390 55.4% Labour win
2008 Ken Livingstone 893,887 37.0% 1,028,966 46.8% Conservative win
2012 Ken Livingstone 889,918 40.3% 992,273 48.5% Conservative win
2016 Sadiq Khan 1,148,716 44.2% 1,310,143 56.8% Labour win

Borough Council elections[edit]

The table below shows the London Labour Party's results in elections for the London Boroughs.

Date Vote share Change Councillors Change Councils Change
1964 N/A
1,112 / 1,859
N/A
20 / 32
N/A
1968 28.3% N/A
350 / 1,863
Decrease431
3 / 32
Decrease17
1971 53.1% Increase24.8%
1,221 / 1,863
Increase871
21 / 32
Increase18
1974 42.9% Decrease10.2%
1,090 / 1,867
Decrease131
18 / 32
Decrease3
1978 39.6% Decrease3.3%
882 / 1,908
Decrease208
14 / 32
Decrease4
1982 30.4% Decrease9.2%
781 / 1,914
Decrease101
12 / 32
Decrease2
1986 37.4% Increase7.0%
957 / 1,914
Increase176
15 / 32
Increase3
1990 38.3% Increase0.9%
925 / 1,914
Decrease32
14 / 32
Decrease1
1994 41.5% Increase3.2%
1,044 / 1,917
Increase119
17 / 32
Increase3
1998 40.5% Decrease1.0%
1,050 / 1,917
Increase6
18 / 32
Increase1
2002 33.8% Decrease6.7%
866 / 1,861
Decrease184
15 / 32
Decrease3
2006 27.6% Decrease6.2%
685 / 1,861
Decrease181
7 / 32
Decrease8
2010 32.6% Increase5.0%
875 / 1,861
Increase190
17 / 32
Increase10
2014 37.4% Increase4.8%
1,060 / 1,851
Increase185
20 / 32
Increase3

Chairs[edit]

1915: John Stokes
1916: Fred Bramley
1919: Thomas Naylor
1933: Harold Clay
1948: Jock Tiffin
1952: Charles Brandon
1956: Bob Mellish
1977: Arthur Latham
1986: Glenys Thornton
1991: Jim Fitzpatrick
2000: Chris Robbins
2002: Len Duvall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Your Councillors". cabnet.richmond.gov.uk. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-06-30. 
  3. ^ http://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/flatfile.html

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