IN the local elections which took place last week the council members were elected and more than half of our community candidates were elected. The local elections held in some cities of England, especially London, took place on Thursday, May 3 from 07:00 to 22:00. The controversy with the Conservative Party who holds majority seats in parliament and the Labour Party it’s the main opposition party, has additionally tumbled in the local elections. The Conservative Party, which was criticized over its Brexit’s decisions, could not gain a strong hold the Labour Party, who was also facing dilemmas due to anti-Semitism claims.
According to the results of the elections held in 150 councils, the Labour Party gained 74 and the Conservative Party had gained 46 councils. In the elections held in 2014, the Labour Party had 74 councils and the Conservative Party had 48 councils. In regards to the recent results, while the Labour Party maintained the number of councils, the Conservative Party had lost 2 councils. Thus, there were bigger changes in the elected councillors.
In reference to official results, the Labour party increased its councillor members by 77 to 2350 in total. The conservative Party decreased its councillor members from 1365 to 1332. Additionally, the Liberal Democrats increased its council members from 461 to 536, gaining the management of 4 councils and handling the administration of 9 councils in total.
The UK Independence Party had experienced a serious electoral loss in the local elections last week. This is argued to relate to their racist attitudes before and after the Brexit period therefore, this has been reflected in the elections.
UKIP does not have the authority of any municipality but had 126 councillor elected in 2014, but in the local elections last week the party had lost 123 council members which has left them which only 3 councillors.
OUR SUCESSFUL CANDIDATES
In the elections we participated with 62 candidates, we achieved a significant success as a Turkish-speaking background. Twenty-one of our 29 candidates, especially for Enfield council in North London, won elections and achieved great success. This means that we have selected 3 out of 3 candidates in the Enfield council seat, which has a total of 63 council members. Our community members, who are candidates to take part in the administration of 11 councils in North London, have become members in eight councils. Our community members have been elected across the capital, with a majority of the elected candidates found in North London boroughs. The results for the Local elections elected councillor’s from a Turkish-speaking background in London are as followed:
Camden Municipality: 1 Candidate Won
Enfield Municipality: 21 Candidates Won
Hackney Municipality: 3 candidates won
Haringey Municipality: 5 Candidates Won
1.Peray Ahmet – Labour (Noel Park) won by 1938 votes
2.Emine İbrahim – Labour (Noel Park) won by 1906 vote
3.Baran Yazgı – Conservative (Northumberland Park) lost with 173 votes
4.Erdal Doğan – Labour (Seven Sisters) won by 2121 votes
5.Makbule Güneş – Labour (Tottenham Green) won by 2342 votes
6.Mahir Demir – Labour (West Green) won by 2077 votes
Havering Municipality: 1 Candidate Won
Islington Municipality: 1 Candidate Won
Kensington and Chelsea Municipalities: 1 Candidate Won
Tower Hamlets Municipality
Waltham Forest Municipality: 1 Candidate Won
Bexley Municipality: 2 Candidates Won
1Eray Arda Akartuna – Conservative (Woodside) lost with 782 vote
2.Mustafa Tary – Conservative (Woodside) lost with 767 votes
Lambeth Municipality: 1 Candidate Won
Wandsworth Municipality: 1 Candidate Won