2016 London Assembly election
The 2016 London Assembly election was an election held on 5 May 2016 to elect the members of the London Assembly. It took place on the same day as the London mayoral election and the United Kingdom local elections. Four parties had AMs in the previous Assembly: London Labour led by Len Duvall, London Conservatives led by Gareth Bacon, London Greens led by Siân Berry, and the London Liberal Democrats led by Caroline Pidgeon.
All 25 seats in the London Assembly
13 seats needed for a majority
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%.
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.
|Barnet & Camden||Dan Thomas
|Andrew Dismore (I)
|Bexley & Bromley||Gareth Bacon (I)
|Veronica Obadara (APP)|
|Brent & Harrow||Joel Davidson
|Navin Shah (I)
|Akib Mahmood (Respect)|
|City & East||Chris Chapman
|Mikail Rayne (Respect)|
Amina Gichinga (Take Back the City)
Aaron D'Souza (APP)
|Croydon & Sutton||Steve O'Connell (I)
|Madonna Lewis (APP)|
Richard Edmonds (NF)
|Ealing & Hillingdon||Dominic Gilham
|Onkar Sahota (I)
|Enfield & Haringey||Linda Kelly
|Joanne McCartney (I)
|Nicholas da Costa
|Godson Azu (APP)|
|Greenwich & Lewisham||Adam Thomas
|Len Duvall (I)
|Josephine Bangura (APP)|
|Havering & Redbridge||Keith Prince
|Lambeth & Southwark||Robert Flint
|Kevin Parkin (SPGB)|
Amadu Kanumansa (APP)
|Merton & Wandsworth||David Dean
|Thamilini Kulendran (Independent)|
|North East||Sam Malik
|Jennette Arnold (I)
|Tim Allen (Respect)|
Bill Martin (SPGB),
Jonathan Silberman (Communist League)
|South West||Tony Arbour (I)
|Adam Buick (SPGB)|
|West Central||Tony Devenish
|Source: London Elects|
|London Assembly election, 2016|
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Liberal Democrats||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
|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||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|
|CPA||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%|
Total Votes 2,645,409
- 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
|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%|
|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%|
|London Assembly election, 2016|
|Parties||Additional member system||Total seats|
|The House Party||-||-||-||-||-||11,055||0.4||0||-|
|All People's Party||6,991||0.3||N/A||0||-||-||-||-||-||0||-|
|Take Back the City||1,368||0.1||N/A||0||-||-||-||-||-||0||-|
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