Bromley London Borough Council

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

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 50 Total councillors 50 Change-1

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 8 Change+1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 2 Change+2

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Housing scheme dispute goes to the government for appeal

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Bromley Council is set to take on developers as a row over a controversial housing scheme has been taken to the government.

This is the fourth time developers have tried to push through schemes for the former Footzie Social club in Lower Sydenham Road, but the plans have been blocked because of the use of protected land.

West and Partners has most recently proposed 151 homes in a block between three and eight storeys tall back in April, and also plans a public outdoor gym and play areas for children.

The developer said this latest attempt includes 36% affordable housing, and said it would help Bromley with its housing needs and enhance public space. The developer has appealed straight to the government on the grounds of “non-determination”.

The developer has gone over the council’s head to appeal for a decision as the council has yet to come to a conclusion in the five months since the plans were submitted.

Planning chiefs have previously turned down a larger applications on the grounds it was “inappropriate” on the protected area known as metropolitan open land, and there have been a number of appeals turned down.

The council’s planning meeting has confirmed it would be contesting the appeal.

Bromley final results: Conservative hold

The Tories won 50 seats, losing one compared to 2014, while Labour won eight seats, gaining one.

Two independent candidates got one seat compared to none in 2014 and UKIP lost both their seats.

There was a 40% turnout.

Conservatives hold Bromley

Some seats are still to be declared but the Conservatives have retained the borough.

Voters turned away in Bromley

There are reports of voters unable to provide ID being turned away from polling stations in Bromley.

The London borough is one of five areas piloting the scheme to help cut down voter fraud.

A presiding officer at the polling station in Sydenham Tennis Club aid “Only a very small percentage” of voters had forgotten or were unable to provide ID.

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Angela Watkins, who leads the Labour group on the council, said 13 voters had been turned away at one polling station alone.

In a tweet Ms Watkins said an "elderly lady confused by vote ID was turned away. Another stormed off furiously because unable to vote".

Bromely, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking councils are all asking people to take different forms of ID with them to see which works best.

Anger as ID pilot voters 'turned away'

There has been anger in some areas piloting controversial ID trials after people reported being prevented from voting, the Press Association reports.

Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking councils have all trialled the scheme to help cut down voter fraud. But MPs and councillors said people, including elderly residents, were being turned away because they did not have appropriate ID.

Angela Wilkins, leader of the Labour group in Bromley, said five people had been unable to vote as a result of the pilot and that the scheme was also causing long delays.

The presiding officer at the polling station in Sydenham Tennis Club, in Bromley, said "only a very small percentage" of voters had forgotten or were unable to provide ID.

Local MP Ellie Reeves said she knew of two people being turned away from polling stations in Bromley this morning.

I've had reports throughout the day of queues at polling stations. It's a much longer process than normal. I do think it's put a hugely unnecessary barrier up to people wanting to vote.

Ellie Reeves MPLewisham West and Penge

In Woking, Labour councillor Tahir Aziz said a man had been turned away from a polling station in Walton Road because his photo ID - a Surrey County Council document - was not accepted.

"This gentleman turned up, showed his ID which included a picture that was clearly him, it was an exact resemblance, but they wouldn't accept it as it was not on the list of acceptable forms of ID," said Mr Aziz. "He was fuming. He was furious. He is a British national and he couldn't vote."