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Tower Hamlets mayoral by-election, 2015

Labour gain from Tower Hamlets First

A by-election was held for the post of Mayor of Tower Hamlets on 11 June 2015 following the disqualification of Tower Hamlets First Mayor Lutfur Rahman for corrupt practices.

John Biggs gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
40.0%
Khan
37.8%
Conservative
8.7%
Green
3.9%
Liberal Democrats
3.2%
Red Flag Anti-Corruption
2.6%
UKIP
2.5%
Kadir
0.5%
Animal Welfare
0.5%
Rahman
0.4%

1st Round 2nd Round
Party Candidate Votes % Change Votes % Change
Labour John Biggs 27,255 40.0% +7.2% 32,754 55.4% +7.7%
Independent Rabina Khan 25,763 37.8% n/a 26,384 44.6% n/a
Conservative Peter Golds 5,940 8.7% +0.2%
Green John Foster 2,678 3.9% -1.7%
Liberal Democrats Elaine Bagshaw 2,152 3.2% +0.9%
Red Flag Anti-Corruption Andy Erlam 1,768 2.6% n/a
UKIP Nicholas McQueen 1,669 2.5% -3.2%
Independent Hafiz Abdul Kadir 316 0.5% +0.3%
Animal Welfare Vanessa Hudson 305 0.5% n/a
Independent Md Motiur Nanu Rahman 292 0.4% n/a
Turnout: 37.7% (-9.9%) - Majority: 6,370 (10.8%) - Swing: not applicable


2014 Result

Tower Hamlets First
43.4%
Labour
32.8%
Conservative
8.5%
UKIP
5.7%
Green
5.6%
Liberal Democrats
2.3%
TUSC
1.0%
Choudhury
0.2%
Khan
0.2%
Kadir
0.2%

1st Round 2nd Round
Party Candidate Votes Vote % Votes Vote %
Tower Hamlets First Lutfur Rahman 36,539 43.4% 37,395 52.3%
Labour John Biggs 27,643 32.8% 34,143 47.7%
Conservative Christopher Wilford 7,173 8.5%
UKIP Nicholas McQueen 4,819 5.7%
Green Chris Smith 4,699 5.6%
Liberal Democrats Reetendra Banerji 1,959 2.3%
TUSC Hugo Pierre 871 1.0%
Independent Reza Choudhury 205 0.2%
Independent Mohammed Khan 164 0.2%
Independent Hafiz Kadir 162 0.2%
Turnout: 47.6% - Majority: 3,252 (4.5%)


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