Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council

All of the seats in Richmond upon Thames were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LD GAIN FROM CON
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 39 Total councillors 39 Change+24

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 11 Total councillors 11 Change-28

PartyGreen

Elected in 2018 4 Total councillors 4 Change+4
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Fly-tippers in Richmond face 'immediate' £400 fine

Fly-tipping in Richmond
Richmond Council

People caught fly-tipping in Richmond will now face an immediate fine of up to £400, the council has announced.

It follows a rist in the number of people dumping waste at recycling sites, at the side of litter bins or in open spaces, according to Richmond-upon-Thames Cllr Martin Elengorn.

He added: "Fly-tipping is anti-social and a visual affront to residents who live nearby and dispose of their waste responsibly.

“From now on anyone who fly-tips will face an immediate fine.”

Watch: Lib Dems 'reasserting ourselves' - Sir Vince Cable

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The Liberal Democrat was speaking in Richmond which the party had regained after eight years.

The story so far..

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The Conservatives retained control of Kensington and Chelsea, which had been a key target for Labour

Of the results declared so far, the only councils to change are Richmond-upon-Thames and Barnet.

Richmond-upon-Thames was regained by the Liberal Democrats after eight years while the Conservatives won Barnet, which no party previously had control of.

Labour increased its number of councillors across London, but has failed to take control of any new councils including key targets such as Wandsworth, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea.

Proud dad moment

Writer, broadcaster and former Conservative MP Gyles Brandreth has been expressing his pleasure after his daughter was elected for the party in Richmond upon Thames' Barnes ward. No suggestions here that the new councillor shares her father's taste in loud knitware.

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Lib Dems win Richmond Council

Voters walk into polling station in a church in Twickenham
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The Liberal Democrats have won control of Richmond Council.

The south-west London borough was a key target for the Lib Dems, who haven't run it since 2006.

Parliamentary constituencies in the borough have changed hands between the Conservatives and Lib Dems over the last few years as the politics of Heathrow and Brexit have played a dramatic part in local debate.

Last year Lib Dem leader Vince Cable retook hisTwickenham constituency from the Conservatives, while Richmond went the other way back to Tory MP Zac Goldmsith.

The Liberal Democrats now have 28 seats, overturning a 21-seat majority.

The Conservatives have two seats, and the Greens have three - with seven seats left to declare.