Harlow District Council

A third of the seats in Harlow were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 6 Total councillors 20 Change+2


Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 13 Change+2


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-4
Councillors change compared with 2014

Most recent

Harlow councillor elected by one vote after recounts
The vote is so close it takes three recounts before the result is declared.

The one vote winner: 'Most stressful night of my life'

Laurence Cawley

BBC News

The Conservative candidate elected onto Harlow Council by just a single vote has said the experience was one of the most stressful nights of his life.

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Michael Hardware, and his rivals, had to endure four separate recounts for the Staple Tye seat.

When that ONE vote really does count!

Victoria Polley

BBC Essex

The Conservatives have won the Staple Tye ward in Harlow by a single vote, taking it from UKIP.

The ward was the subject of multiple recounts.

The result? The Conservatives got 574 votes to Labour's 573.

Vote at Harlow

Slimmest of margins

We're hearing reports of a third recount in one ward in Harlow, Essex. "There's only one vote in it," reports our woman on the scene.

Labour hold Harlow council

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Labour have held on to Harlow District Council. Ten wards have declared with one to go, but statistically Labour can't be overtaken.

Labour has taken two seats from UKIP and held four.

The Conservatives have taken one seat from UKIP and have held on three.

Polling under way for local elections

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Polling has begun for elections for some district and unitary councils in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Across the country, 150 local authorities are electing new councillors, and there are six mayoral contests.

A polling station

Councils holding elections here are:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge City and Peterborough City
  • Essex: Colchester Borough, Basildon District, Harlow, Brentwood Borough, Castle Point Borough, Rochford District and Southend Borough
  • Norfolk: Great Yarmouth Borough and Norwich City
  • Suffolk: Ipswich Borough

In most places, a third of seats are being contested.

Polling stations close at 22:00 and BBC East will be providing live online coverage afterwards.