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Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council is the elected authority governing the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The council is elected every four years and the chairman and civic head is the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham.

The first election of the council was in 1964 as a shadow authority under the London Government Act 1963, before it came into its powers on 1 April 1965. The Labour Party has retained control throughout the borough's existence. Since 2006 the party has held all the seats on the council.

Election Results[edit | edit source]

Elections were originally held on a three yearly cycle, and there were also 8 aldermen chosen by the councillors with a six-year term of office. Changes made under the Local Government Act 1972 came into effect in 1978 with the abolition of aldermen and the change to a four year electoral cycle.

Year Conservative Party Labour Party Liberal Party/
Liberal Democrats
Others Notes
1964 0 44 + 8 aldermen 0 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 4
1968 13 32 + 8 aldermen 0 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 4
1971 0 45 + 8 aldermen 0 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 4
1974 0 45 + 8 aldermen 0 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 4
1978 3 42 0 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3
1982 3 37 3 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3
Independent 2
1986 3 35 5 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3
Residents Association 2
Labour gained 1 seat from Residents Association in a by-election in March 1988
1990 0 44 1 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3
1994 0 47 1 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3
1998 0 47 1 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3 The Liberal Democrats gained 1 seat from Labour in a by-election in May 1999
2002 2 42 3 Chadwell Heath Residents Association 2
Residents Association 2
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour at a by-election in February 2003.
The BNP gained a seat from Labour at a by-election in September 2004 but Labour regained the seat at another by-election in July 2005.
A Chadwell Heath Residents councilllor also defected to the Conservatives during this council term.
2006 1 38 0 British National Party 12
2010 0 51 0 0
2014 0 51 0 0
2018 0 51 0 0
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