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2004 London Assembly election

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2004 London Assembly election
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25 London Assembly Seats
13 seats needed for majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Bob Neill[2] Toby Harris[3] Graham Tope[1]
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Bexley and Bromley Brent and Harrow (lost) Londonwide
Last election 9 seats 9 seats 4 seats
Seats won 9 7 5
Seat change Steady Decrease2 Increase1
Constituency Vote 562,047 444,808 332,237
% and swing 31.2% Decrease0.2% 24.7% Decrease6.9% 18.4% Decrease0.5%
Regional Vote 533,696 468,247 316,218
% and swing 28.5% Decrease0.5% 25.0% Decrease5.3% 16.9% Increase2.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Darren Johnson Damian Hockney
Party Green UKIP
Leader's seat Londonwide Londonwide[4]
Last election 3 seats 0 seats
Seats won 2 2
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2
Constituency Vote 138,242 180,516
% and swing 7.7% Decrease2.6% 10.0% Increase9.9%
Regional Vote 160,445 156,780
% and swing 8.6% Decrease2.5% 8.4% Increase6.3%

The left side shows constituency winners of the election by their party colours. The right side shows regional winners of the election for the additional members by their party colours.

An election to the Assembly of London took place on 10 June 2004, along with the 2004 London mayoral election.

The Assembly is elected by the Additional Member System. There are fourteen directly elected constituencies, nine of which were won by the Conservatives and five by the Labour Party. An additional eleven members were allocated by a London wide top-up vote, with the proviso that parties must win at least 5% of the vote to qualify for list seats. This latter rule prevented both the British National Party and the Respect Party from winning a seat each as both fell just short of the 5% threshold.

This election saw losses for Labour and the Greens and gains for both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, who achieved their first representation in the Assembly since its creation in 2000.


e • d London Assembly election, 2004
Parties Additional member system Total seats
Constituency Region
Votes % +/− Seats +/− Votes % +/− Seats +/− Total +/− %
Conservative 562,047 31.2 Decrease2.0 9 Increase1 533,696 28.5 Decrease0.5 0 Decrease1 9 Steady 36.0
Labour 444,808 24.7 Decrease6.9 5 Decrease1 468,247 25.0 Decrease5.3 2 Decrease1 7 Decrease2 28.0
Liberal Democrats 332,237 18.4 Decrease0.5 0 Steady 316,218 16.9 Increase2.1 5 Increase1 5 Increase1 20.0
Green 138,242 7.7 Decrease2.5 0 Steady 160,445 8.6 Decrease2.5 2 Decrease1 2 Decrease1 8.0
UKIP 180,516 10.0 Increase9.9 0 Steady 156,780 8.4 Increase6.3 2 Increase2 2 Increase2 8.0
BNP - - - - - 90,365 4.8 Increase1.9 0 Steady 0 Steady -
Respect 82,301 4.6 N/A 0 Steady 87,533 4.7 N/A 0 Steady 0 Steady -
Christian Peoples Alliance 43,322 2.4 N/A 0 Steady 54,914 2.9 Decrease0.4 0 Steady 0 Steady -
Others 19,064 1.1 Decrease4.8 0 Steady 4,968 0.3 N/A 0 Steady 0 Steady -
  Total 1,802,537 14   1,873,166   11 25  
Constituency Vote
Liberal Democrats
Regional Vote
Liberal Democrats
Assembly seats
Liberal Democrats

The Conservative Party gained Brent and Harrow from Labour (who lost 7.6% of their vote), however they lost it again in the 2008 election. There were also large swings away from Labour in Barnet and Camden, City and East, Ealing and Hillingdon, Greenwich and Lewisham, Havering and Redbridge and West Central. The Liberal Democrats lost votes in most constituencies, but made gains in Enfield and Haringey, Lambeth and Southwark and Merton and Wandsworth. UKIP gained large percentages of the vote in Bexley and Bromley, Croydon and Sutton, Greenwich and Lewisham and Havering and Redbridge.

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  • Overall turnout: 36.97%

London Assembly representation

Party Seats Loss/Gain
Conservative 9 ±0
Labour 7 –2
Liberal Democrats 5 +1
Green 2 –1
UKIP 2 +2
Total 25

New members

Defeated members

Retiring members

London-wide lists

London Assembly Election 2004 — London-wide lists
Name Candidates Elected to Assembly Not Elected
Alliance for Diversity in Community, Uppal Inder Singh Uppal, Vasudev Kalidas Patel, Pritpal Singh Gahbri
British National Party Jason Paul Douglas, Barry John Roberts, Julian Peter Leppert, Richard Barnbrook, Mary Teresa Culnane, Clifford John Le May, Alan Herbert Bailey, Anthony Young, Lawrence Rustem, Carlos Cortiglia, Gareth William Jones
Christian Peoples Alliance Ram Gidoomal, David Bruno Campanale, Alan Craig, Gladstone Olufemi Macaulay, Peter James Flower, Susan Jane May, Genevieve Mary Hibbs, Juliet Frances Hawkins, Peter Hartley Wolstenholme, Jillian Mary Mclachlan, Ellen Sheila Greco
Conservative Party Eric Ollerenshaw, Andrew Boff, Rebekah Gilbert, Victoria Borwick, Robert John Blackman, William Guy Darrell Norton, Reza Ahmed Shafi Choudhury, Cormach Joseph Moore, Adrian Carey Knowles, Gareth Andrew Bacon, Bernard Arthur Gentry, Andrew John Retter, Tony Cox, Philip John Briscoe, Yvonne Lydia Rivlin, Lionel David Zetter, David Tyrie Williams, Jonathan Harold Gough, Matthew William Laban, Simon Andrew Peter Jones, Sean Martin Fear, Darshan Suri
Green Party of England and Wales Darren Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Noel Lynch, Keith Magnum, Jayne Forbes, Danny Bates,Shane Collins, Ruth Jenkins, Mischa Borris, Thomas Joseph Walsh, Ashley Gunstock
Labour Party Nicky Gavron
Murad Qureshi
Samantha Heath, Sally Mulready, Abdul Asad, Karen Helena Hunte, Virendra Kumar Sharma, Martin Jonathan Lindsay, Bernadette Lappage, Raj Chandarana, Muhammed Abdal Ullah
Liberal Democrats Lynne Featherstone
Graham Tope
Sally Hamwee
Michael Tuffrey
Elizabeth Doocey
Geoffrey Pope, Duncan Keith Borrowman, Monroe Palmer, Meral Hussein Ece, Steven Howard Gauge, Christopher David Noyce
(George Galloway)
Lindsey German, Oliur Rahmanm, Linda Smith, Janet Noble, Sait Akgul, Salvinder Dhillon, Michael Rosen, Gregory Tucker, Tansy Hoskins, Kevin Cobham, Abdurahman Jafar
United Kingdom Independence Party Damian Hockney
Peter Hulme-Cross
Adrian Roberts, Paul Cronin, Lawrence Webb, Robin Lambert, John Dunford, Ralph Steven Atkinson, Frederick James Rolph, Daniel William Moss, Heather Ann Bennett


  1. ^ "London Assembly Member Graham Tope". london.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 28 June 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "London Assembly Member Bob Neill". london.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "London Assembly Member Toby Harris". london.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ Not the incumbent, but stood in this seat and won.
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