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London Assembly election, 2016

The 2016 London Assembly election was an election held on 5 May 2016[1] to elect the members of the London Assembly. It took place on the same day as the London mayoral election[2] and the United Kingdom local elections.

London Assembly election, 2016
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25 London Assembly Seats
13 seats needed for majority
Turnout45.6% Increase 8.1%
  First party Second party Third party
  Official portrait of Jeremy Corbyn crop 2.jpg David Cameron Natalie Bennett
Leader Jeremy Corbyn David Cameron Natalie Bennett
Party Labour Conservative Green
Last election 12 seats 9 seats 2 seats
Seats won 12 8 2
Seat change Steady Decrease1 Steady
Constituency Vote 1,138,576 812,415 236,809
% and swing 43.5% Increase1.2% 31.1% Decrease1.6% 9.1% Increase0.5%
Regional Vote 1,054,801 764,230 207,959
% and swing 40.3% Decrease0.8% 29.2% Decrease2.8% 8.0% Decrease0.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Nigel Farage Tim Farron
Leader Nigel Farage Tim Farron
Party UKIP Liberal Democrat
Last election 0 seats 2 seats
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1
Constituency Vote 199,448 195,820
% and swing 7.6% Increase3.3% 7.5% Decrease1.3%
Regional Vote 171,069 165,580
% and swing 6.5% Increase2.0% 6.3% Decrease0.5%

London Assembly Election 2016 Results Map.svg
The left side shows constituency winners of the election by their party colours. The right side shows regional winners of the election for the additional members by their party colours.

Labour received the largest number of votes ever cast for a party in a London Assembly election, becoming the first party to poll over 1 million votes. Although they gained Merton and Wandsworth from the Conservatives, their regional vote share declined by 0.8%, and they finished with 12 AMs, the same as in 2012. The Conservative Party won just 8 Assembly seats, its worst-ever performance in a London Assembly election. The Green Party retained its 2 Assembly members, although its 8.0% share of the regional vote represented its worst-ever result, and UKIP returned to the London Assembly for the first time since the election of 2004. The Liberal Democrats elected just 1 AM, their worst-ever result.

Of the minor parties, the newly formed Women's Equality Party was the most successful, attracting 91,772 votes (3.51%) on the regional list, which did not entitle them to any Assembly members as the threshold for representation is 5% of the regional vote. No other party polled above 2%.

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OverviewEdit

The election system used is called the Additional Member System. There are 14 constituencies that elect one member each to the Assembly. These seats have been won only by the Labour Party or the Conservative Party. The remaining 11 seats are distributed by a second vote, by a modified D'Hondt method of closed-list voting, with a 5% minimum threshold. These seats have been won by other parties too, namely the Green Party, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and in the past the British National Party. The overall result is an attempted compromise between constituency representation and London-wide proportional representation.

Those who were eligible[3] had to be registered to vote before 19 April 2016 in order to take part in this election.[4]

CandidatesEdit

Constituency candidatesEdit

Constituency Conservative[5] Labour[6] Green UKIP Lib Dems[7] Others
Barnet & Camden Dan Thomas Andrew Dismore (I)[8] Stephen Taylor Joseph Langton[9] Zack Polanski[10]
Bexley & Bromley Gareth Bacon (I) Sam Russell Roisin Robertson Frank Gould Julie Ireland Veronica Obadara (APP)
Brent & Harrow Joel Davidson Navin Shah (I) Jafar Hassan Rathy Alagaratnam Anton Georgiou Akib Mahmood (Respect)
City & East Chris Chapman Unmesh Desai Rachel Collinson Peter Harris Elaine Bagshaw Mikail Rayne (Respect)
Aaron D'Souza (APP)
Amina Gichinga (Take Back the City)
Croydon & Sutton Steve O'Connell (I) Marina Ahmad Tracey Hague Peter Staveley Amna Ahmad Richard Edmonds (NF)
Madonna Lewis (APP)
Ealing & Hillingdon Dominic Gilham Onkar Sahota (I) Meena Hans[11] Alex Nieora Francesco Fruzza
Enfield & Haringey Linda Kelly Joanne McCartney (I) Ronald Stewart Neville Watson[12] Nicholas da Costa Godson Azu (APP)
Greenwich & Lewisham Adam Thomas Len Duvall (I) Imogen Solly Paul Oakley Julia Fletcher[13] Josephine Bangura (APP)
Havering & Redbridge Keith Prince Ivana Bartoletti[14] Lee Burkwood Lawrence Webb Ian Sanderson[7]
Lambeth & Southwark Robert Flint[15] Florence Eshalomi Rashid Nix Idham Ramadi Michael Bukola Kevin Parkin (SPGB)[16]
Amadu Kanumansa (APP)
Merton & Wandsworth David Dean Leonie Cooper Esther Obiri-Darko Elizabeth Jones Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett[17] Thamilini Kulendran (Independent)
North East Sam Malik Jennette Arnold (I) Samir Jeraj Freddy Vachha Terry Stacy Bill Martin (SPGB),[16]
Tim Allen (Respect)
Jonathan Silberman (Communist League)
South West Tony Arbour (I) Martin Whelton Andree Frieze Alan Craig Rosina Robson[18] Adam Buick (SPGB)[16]
West Central Tony Devenish Mandy Richards Jennifer Nadel Clive Egan Annabel Mullin
Source: London Elects

List candidatesEdit

London Assembly election, 2016[19][20][21]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Labour Fiona Twycross (105,480), Tom Copley (95,891), Nicky Gavron (87,900),
Murad Qureshi (81,139), Alison Moore, Preston Tabois, Feryal Demirci, Mike Katz, Emily Brothers, Bevan Powell, Sara Hyde
1,054,801 40.3% –0.8%
Conservative Kemi Badenoch (127,372), Andrew Boff (109,176), Shaun Bailey (95,529),
Susan Hall (84,914), Amandeep Bhogal, Joanne Laban, Antonia Cox, Joy Morrissey, Timothy Barnes, Gregory Stafford, Kishan Devani, Jonathan Cope
764,230 29.2% –2.8%
Green Siân Berry (207,959), Caroline Russell (103,980),
Shahrar Ali (69,320), Jonathan Bartley, Noel Lynch, Rashid Nix, Dee Searle, Benali Hamdache, Andrea Carey Fuller, Anne RoseMary Warrington, Peter Underwood
207,959 8.0% –0.6%
UKIP Peter Whittle (171,069), David Kurten (85,535),
Lawrence Webb (57,023), Peter Harris, Neville Watson, Piers Wauchope, Afzal Akram, Elizabeth Jones, Tariq Saeed, Freddy Vachha, Peter Staveley
171,069 6.5% +2.0%
Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon (165,580),
Emily Davey (82,790), Merlene Emerson, Robert Blackie, Zack Polanski, Dawn Barnes, Annabel Mullin, Marisha Ray, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Pauline Pearce, Benjamin Mathis
165,580 6.3% –0.5%
Women's Equality Sophie Walker, Harini Iyengar, Jacquelyn Guderley, Alison Marshall, Rebecca Manson Jones, Anila Dhami, Isabelle Parasram, Chris Paouros, Joanna Shaw, Kate Massey-Chase, Melanie Howard 91,772[22] 3.5% N/A
Respect George Galloway, Akib Mahmood, Mikail Rayne, Clare McCaughey, Rehiana Ali, Terry Hoy, Simon Virgo, Saurav Dutt, Tehmeena Mahmood, Karina Lockhart 41,324 1.6% N/A
Britain First Jayda Fransen, Paul Golding, Christine Smith, Anne Elstone, Nancy Smith, Hollie Rouse, Peggy Saunders, Donna King, Kevan McMullen, Steven Connor 39,071 1.5% N/A
Christian Peoples Malcolm Martin, Maureen Martin, Yemi Awolola, Helen Spiby-Vann, Ray Towey, Damilola Adewuyi, Kathy Mils, Kayode Shedono, Des Coke, Ashley Dickenson, Stephen Hammond, Kevin Nichols 27,172 1.0% –0.8%
Animal Welfare Vanessa Hudson, Jonathan Homan, Alexander Bourke, Linda Seddon, Zsanett Csontos 25,810 1.0% N/A
BNP David Furness, Paul Sturdy, John Clarke, Michael Jones, Peter Finch, Nicola Finch, Denise Underwood, Stephen Dillon, Philip Dalton, Gareth Jones, Beb Smith 15,833 0.6% –1.5%
The House Party Terry McGrenera 11,055 0.4% +0.1%

Rejected Ballots 29,733 (1.1%)[23]

Total Votes 2,645,409

Note that party descriptions can be used as alternatives to the registered party name.[24] Descriptions used in this election were:[25]

  • Britain First – Putting British people first
  • Caroline Pidgeon's London Liberal Democrats
  • Green Party – "vote Green on orange"
  • Respect (George Galloway)
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP)
  • The House Party – Homes for Londoners

Opinion pollsEdit

ConstituencyEdit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample Lab Con Lib Dem Green UKIP Others Lead
5 May 2016 Election results 2,614,912 43.5% 31.1% 7.5% 9.1% 7.6% 1.2% 12.4%
2–4 May 2016 YouGov 1,574 44% 30% 7% 7% 11% 1% 14%
15–19 April 2016 YouGov 1,017 46% 30% 9% 6% 9% 1% 16%
3 May 2012 Election results 2,207,677 42.3% 32.7% 8.8% 8.5% 4.3% 3.3% 9.6%

Regional listEdit

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organisation/client Sample Lab Con Green Lib Dem UKIP WEP Others Lead
5 May 2016 Election results 2,615,676 40.3% 29.2% 8.0% 6.3% 6.5% 3.5% 3.9% 11.1%
2–4 May 2016 YouGov 1,574 39% 29% 9% 8% 11% 2% 3% 10%
15–19 April 2016 YouGov 1,017 45% 29% 7% 8% 9% 1% 0% 16%
3 May 2012 Election results 2,215,008 41.1% 32.0% 8.5% 6.8% 4.5% 7.1% 9.1%

ResultsEdit

e • d London Assembly election, 2016
Parties Additional member system Total seats
Constituency Region
Votes % +/− Seats +/− Votes % +/− Seats +/− Total +/− %
Labour 1,138,576 43.5  1.2 9  1 1,054,801 40.3  0.8 3  1 12   48.0
Conservative 812,415 31.1  1.6 5  1 764,230 29.2  2.8 3   8  1 32.0
Green 236,809 9.1  0.5     207,959 8.0  0.6 2   2   8.0
UKIP 199,448 7.6  3.3     171,069 6.5  2.0 2  2 2  2 8.0
Liberal Democrat 195,820 7.5  1.3     165,580 6.3  0.5 1  1 1  1 4.0
Women's Equality - - - - - 91,772 3.5 N/A     0   -
Respect 16,960 0.6 N/A     41,324 1.6 N/A     0   -
Britain First - - - - - 39,071 1.5 N/A     0   -
Christian Peoples - - - - - 27,172 1.0  0.8     0   -
Animal Welfare - - - - - 25,810 1.0 N/A     0   -
BNP - - - - - 15,833 0.6  1.5     0   -
The House Party - - - - - 11,055 0.4       0   -
All People's Party 6,991 0.3 N/A 0   - - - - - 0   -
Socialist (GB) 3,691 0.1  0.1 0   - - - - - 0   -
Take Back the City 1,368 0.1 N/A 0   - - - - - 0   -
Thamilini Kulendran 1,142 0.0  0.3 0   - - - - - 0   -
Communist League 536 0.0  0.1 0   - - - - - 0   -
  Total 2,614,862 14   2,615,676 11 25  


Constituency Vote
Labour
43.5%
Conservative
31.1%
Green
9.1%
UKIP
7.6%
Liberal Democrats
7.5%
Others
1.2%
Regional Vote
Labour
40.3%
Conservative
29.2%
Green
8.0%
UKIP
6.5%
Liberal Democrats
6.3%
Others
5.3%
Assembly seats
Labour
48.0%
Conservative
32.0%
Green
8.0%
UKIP
8.0%
Liberal Democrats
4.0%

FootnotesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayor of London and the London Assembly". 1 April 2012. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Electing the Mayor and Assembly | London City Hall". Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens
  4. ^ "How to register to vote".
  5. ^ "Zac Goldsmith - Action Plan for Greater London". BackZac2016.com.
  6. ^ "Full list of London Assembly Candidates". London Labour Party.
  7. ^ a b "www.londonlibdems.org.uk/2016_london_constituency_candidates". londonlibdems.org.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Andrew Dismore to stand again for London Assembly seat". Times Series.
  9. ^ David Churchill. "UKIP Barnet Branch".
  10. ^ "Lib Dems pick candidate to contest Barnet and Camden seat in City Hall". Times Series.
  11. ^ "Ealing Green Party - Meena Hans at the Climate March".
  12. ^ Site Editor. "November 2015 News Summary - UKIP Enfield & Haringey Branch".
  13. ^ "Julia Fletcher selected as Lewisham and Greenwich GLA candidate - Lewisham Liberal Democrats".
  14. ^ Laura Burnip. "Labour Party selects Ivana Bartoletti to stand in Havering and Redbridge - Election - Romford Recorder". romfordrecorder.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Robert Flint selected as GLA Candidate for Lambeth and Southwark". Vauxhall.
  16. ^ a b c "SOCIALISM OR YOUR MONEY BACK: We're off and running again".
  17. ^ "Lib Dem GLA constituency candidates: see the list". Mark Pack.
  18. ^ "Rosina Robson". Rosina Robson.
  19. ^ "London-wide Assembly Member candidates, 2016". 1 April 2016.
  20. ^ "London-wide Assembly Member results 2016.pdf" (PDF). 6 May 2016.
  21. ^ "Results 2016, London Elects". 6 May 2016.
  22. ^ While this is more votes than the last allocated list position, WEP were denied a seat because they failed to reach the 5% threshold https://www.londonelects.org.uk/sites/default/files/The%20voting%20systems_2.pdf
  23. ^ https://www.londonelects.org.uk/sites/default/files/London-wide%20Assembly%20Member%20results%202016.pdf
  24. ^ "Introduction to registering a political party" (PDF). 15 April 2016.
  25. ^ "Mayoral candidates announced".

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