Newham London Borough Council

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

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 60 Total councillors 60 ChangeNo results
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Newham Council cancels £661,920 grant for new sports pitch

Rokhsana Fiaz
Labour Party

Newham Council has cancelled a grant of £661,920 for a new sports pitch in West Ham.

In the first cabinet meeting since new mayor Rokhsana Fiaz replaced long-serving Sir Robin Wales after the May elections, the council decided to review "big money decisions" made by the previous administration.

Mayor Rokhsana described the decision as "unjustifiable".

She added: "The decision by the previous administration to carelessly allocate more than half a million pounds to a project with no clear benefits for the wider community is unjustifiable.

"Any proposal agreed in future will ensure it is truly about improving the health and well being of all our residents and diverse community."

London's local mayors

John Biggs
Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Four local mayoral elections are being held tonight in Hackney, Lewisham, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The first to declare is likely to be Tower Hamlets, where former mayor Lutfur Rahman was removed from office in 2015 for electoral fraud.

Mr Rahman, who won the 2014 mayoral contest as the head of the Tower Hamlets First (THF) party after being expelled from Labour, is still a powerful figure.

But his support base has been split between two new parties: Aspire, which Mr Rahman helped set up, and the People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets. Both of which are fielding a candidate for mayor.

Labour's sitting mayor, John Biggs, will be hoping this split will help his path to re-election.

Newham's current mayor Sir Robin Wales was deselected by Labour after 23 years in power just a few weeks ago .

In a council where the party represent 59 of the 60 council seats Sir Robin's successor, Rokhsana Fiaz, represents something of a sea change.

In Hackney and Lewisham the Labour candidates are expected to win with comfortable majorities.