Labour Party win control of Brent Council
4 May 2018
Brent residents took to the polls yesterday (May 3) to cast their vote in the local elections with the Labour Party, taking 57 seats across 20 wards.
The composition of Brent Council is now as follows:
- Fifty-seven Labour Party councillors (compared to 56 elected in 2014)
- Three Conservative Party councillors (six elected in 2014)
- Three vacancies (To be filled by the Willesden Green election)
- Overall turnout was 37.22%.
Following its majority win, the Labour Party will form the next administration. Brent's local elections saw 199 candidates standing across 20 wards, with over 400 members of council staff working across 149 polling stations on the day.
Following the sad news of Cllr Lesley Jones’ passing earlier this week, an election will take place in Willesden Green in due course.
Carolyn Downs, Brent Council Chief Executive and Returning Officer said:
"The residents of Brent took to the polls yesterday to have their say. This was made possible due to the hard work of polling station and count staff in ensuring a well-run elections process, from the open of polls to the final ward result. Congratulations to all candidates who were elected and every candidate who took part.
“I look forward to working with the new administration on delivering their priorities for the borough over the next four years."