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Forest Gate North by-election, 2016

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Forest Gate North ward of Newham London Borough Council on 14 July 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Ellie Robinson in order to take up a post in the administration of the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Anamul Islam held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
52.5%
Green
31.1%
Conservative
13.8%
Liberal Democrats
2.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Anamul Islam 1,150 52.5% -5.1%
Green Elisabeth Whitebread 681 31.1% +17.2%
Conservative John Oxley 301 13.8% +0.2%
Liberal Democrats James Rumsby 57 2.6% -2.5%
Turnout: 21.4% - Majority: 469 (21.4%) - Swing: 11.2% Lab to Grn


2014 Result (3 seats)

Labour
57.6%
Green
13.9%
Conservative
13.6%
TUSC
5.5%
Liberal Democrats
5.1%
Christian Peoples
4.3%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ellie Robinson 2,324 57.6%
Labour Seyi Akiwowo 2,126
Labour Rachel Tripp 2,120
Green Alan Cooper 562 13.9%
Green Jane Lithgow 559
Conservative Shaeb Khan 548 13.6%
Conservative Dawn Lennon 490
Conservative Brian Maze 480
TUSC Bob Severn 222 5.5%
Liberal Democrats Christian Moon 206 5.1%
Christian Peoples Alliance Lynn Donaldson 174 4.3%
Christian Peoples Alliance Christina Doyle 146
Turnout: not published - Majority: 1,558 (38.6%)


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