Election Results in Bromley

5 May 2024
Polling Station

The Conservatives held the seat on Bromley Council in the by-election for the ward of  Shortlands & Park Langley. Congratulations to new Councillor Gemma Turrell. You can see the full results hereGita Bapat, the Lib Dem candidate came third with 13% of the vote - thank you to everyone who voted for us. We haven't had the capacity to be very active in the Shortlands and Park Langley ward for several years, so we welcomed the opportunity to meet and talk to local residents, as well as to share our ambitions for the area. 

The Lib Dems often find our vote squeezed in the Mayoral and London Assembly elections because so much of the narrative is about the Conservatives versus Labour, and this year was no exception particularly with some of the particularly controversial issues in the campaign. There was also a change in the voting system to first past the post which never helps the smaller parties. However, we were thrilled that we improved our vote both for the Mayor and the London Assembly.

In the London Mayoral election Sadiq Khan was re-elected with 44% of the vote, the Conservative candidate was second with 33% of the vote. For the Liberal Democrats Rob Blackie came third, our best result for 16 years, and we increased our vote in every constituency. The Bexley & Bromley London Assembly constituency was won by Cllr Thomas Turrell for the Conservatives. Gita Bapat, the Lib Dem candidate came 3rd with 9% of the vote, which is an improvement on past results. In the London Assembly for the first time ever someone other than a Labour or Conservative won a London Assembly constituency seat - and it was a Lib Dem. Gareth Roberts was elected for South West. Hina Bokhari was also elected to the Assembly as a list candidate - we know they will continue to ensure the Mayor's work is scrutinised. 

Nationally our results have been spectacular, gaining over 100 new councillors and for the first time in three decades more Lib Dem councillors were elected than Conservatives in a May election. Bromley is a strongly Conservative borough - and we saw the Reform party gain more than 14% of the vote this time - so winning in Bromley takes a lot of hard work, but is well worth it. We gained 5 new councillors from the Conservatives in 2022 and look what a difference that has made to Bromley Council. If you feel you'd like to join the team and help please consider joining us.


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