Latest news of the Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results updated throughout the day.
9.20 pm Canary Wharf results
Wins for Labour and Conservatives in Canary Wharf
8.05 pm Canary Wharf recount
Too close to call in Canary Wharf it seems, one of the most fiercely contested wards, so a recount is underway.
6.58 pm BBC
Oh dear. It’s not going to happen again is it? BBC News.Hamlets one of only two London boroughs not to have declared according to
No more ward results until 8pm at the earliest.
Just got to Tower Hamlets - Looks like it’s going to be another long election count at... I’m being told to expect no final result until at least 8pm!! @BBCRadioLondon @BBCLondonNews #LocalElections2018 #Londonelection2018 #whoneedssleep pic.twitter.com/3z6CrJAUcV— Susana Mendonça (@susana_mendonca) May 4, 2018
4.33 pm Ward results coming in (extremely slowly).
And the winners in the wards are (by chronological order of announcement):
- James KING, Labour Official results
- Sufia ALAM, Labour Official results
- Danny HASSEL, Labour Official results
- Helal UDDIN, Labour
- Zenith RAHMAN, Labour Official results
- Dan TOMLINSON, Labour
- Kyrsten Danielle PERRY Labour Official results
- Andrew George WOOD Conservative
Related Internet Links
- Ward results by party – Tower Hamlets council
- Summary Ward results – Tower Hamlets council
- England local elections 2018 – BBC News
- National Careers Service – hey, someone wins, someone loses!
2.32 pm Thanks Buster!
Buster does look a little fed up, doesn’t he?
12.41 pm Biggs smashes opposition to win Mayoral race
John Biggs remains Mayor of Tower Hamlets with a resounding majority. Although not winning on first preference votes alone he came very close – 48.43%.
The rules state that if no candidate gets 50% on first preference votes then second preference votes are counted.
|Candidate||Party||1st Pref||%||2nd Pref||%||Total|
|Rabina Khan||People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets (PATH)||13,113||16.88%||3,765||34.19%||16,878|
|Abul Monsur Ohid Ahmed||Aspire||11,109||14.30%|
|Elaine Bagshaw||Liberal Democrats||5,598||7.21%|
|Ciaran Alasdair Jebb||Green||3,365||4.33%|
|Hugo Pierre||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||728||0.94%|
Statement from Mayor John Biggs on his re-election
“I am delighted to have been re-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets. We achieved a great deal since I was elected in 2015 and I am humbled that the people of Tower Hamlets have put their faith in me again.
“When I started my first term I inherited a council in chaos, but we have already made major progress over three years.
“We are on the way to delivering 1,000 new council homes, have got over 5,000 residents into work or training through our WorkPath scheme, funded additional police officers to make our streets safer, and cleaned up our streets.
“Along with my new cabinet I look forward to implementing my ambitious manifesto. I have moved Tower Hamlets away from the turmoil of the past, towards a council focused on delivering high class public services for our residents and this will continue to be my focus over the next four years.”
“This is a great vote of confidence in John Biggs and his leadership,” said one Labour supporter. “Loving that the Tories only got 6,000… nice of them to lend us their votes!”
You can find the official results for the Mayoral election here.
The count for the individual wards will begin at 2pm today.
Tweet from council states that as no candidate has more than 50% of the votes there will be a second preference count between John Biggs and Rabina Khan.
Going by the 2015 elections this should not take too long.
No word on
Lutfur Rahman Ohid Ahmed.
This is no surprise, what would have been a surprise would be any of the candidates winning outright on the first preference votes.
This from the ever knowledgeable Cllr Andrew Wood on the turnout figures. We would hope ‘large groups near polling stations’ were moved on by police?
Turnout was 47.58% in May 2014 so a large reduction in turnout over 4 years @TowerHamletsNow Could this be due to— Andrew Wood (@Andrewwood17) May 4, 2018
Unadvertised change in location of polling stations?
EU voters told they could not vote, incorrectly?
Large groups near pollling stations deterring some voters? https://t.co/bSN78UrksS
Update 9.25 am
From our Special Correspondent at the ExCel centre “No idea at all about final result but Biggs looking more positive”.
Update 9:17 am
The turnout for the mayoral election was 41.96%, which has increased from 37.73% at the mayoral by-election in 2015 according to Tower Hamlets council.
Update 7.45 am
At the time of publishing there was still no result of the 2018 mayoral election in Tower Hamlets.
The count is being held at the ExCel Centre in neighbouring Newham under unprecedented levels of security.
For those desperate for the latest updates try Sylhetor TV via their Facebook page where local news legend Mike Brooke of the East London Advertiser was one of the many commentators giving their opinion during the night.
You can follow Mike on Twitter: @ELAdvertiser
We will bring you the results when we have them.
According to Mike Brooke counting did not start until 4.30 am and a result due around 8.30 am.
Counting the ballots for mayor in the Tower Hamlets election is now well under way, with the result likely around 8 or 8.30am. Large piles of pink ballots are in Labour John Biggs' trays in some wards. But it's likely to be a close call.— East London Advertiser (@ELAdvertiser) May 4, 2018
What’s in Wapping is also at the count making sure that all animals present are properly documented.