Barking & Dagenham local council election sees yet another Labour landslide

The Labour Party managed to win all the seats in Barking and Dagenham for the fourth consecutive time at the local elections.

They claimed all 51 seats on the council, with a percentage of more than 79% of the total vote.

The Conservatives got 17% of the vote and the Green Party 1.2%.

Councillor Darren Rodwell, who has been the leader of the council since 2014, kept his position after receiving 1,398 votes in Northbury ward.

He said: “We should be proud of the fact that we will continue for the next four years, giving hope and being the home of positive energy to every single person that comes to our borough.

“We will never discriminate in sex, race, or religion. We will come together and defend those that feel they cannot be defended.”

The difference between the two parties grew since the last council election, with the Conservatives receiving 5% fewer votes compared to 2018.

Cllr Rodwell said: “There are no local Conservatives because there is no conservatism in Barking and Dagenham.”

According to Andrew Boff, a Conservative candidate, the party will keep working in order to stop the one-party state of Barking and Dagenham.

Boff received 263 votes in the Thames View Ward, but he didn’t manage to win one of the seats in the council.

He said: “We are going to carry on working in order for Barking and Dagenham to not continue as a one-party state that it is.

“We know residents came to us during this campaign and expressed their frustration.”

Beam Ward and Eastbrook & Rush Green Ward were the only two wards where the Conservatives ran Labour close, but even then they were at least 200 votes behind.

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