Local Elections: No overall majority means leaders must battle it out for control

22:08 23 May 2014

Havering Town Hall

Havering Town Hall


No party has won an overall majority of Havering Council and party leaders must enter discussions to decide its fate.

The Conservatives have scored the highest with 22 councillors but the Residents Association (RA) was close behind with 19 seats.

Chairman of the Romford Conservative Association, which won 20 of the Tory seats, Cllr Osman Dervish said he will be going to talk to all parties “but not Labour.”

Cllr Clarence Barrett, leader of the RA said the result gives him “food for thought” as he seeks to enter talks with all leaders and do “what’s best for Havering.”

Ukip may not have done as well as expected but it did receive seven councillors, when four years ago it had none.

The Independent Residents’ Group increased its seats from four in the 2010 election to five tonight.

Meanwhile, Labour only succeeded in getting its leader Cllr Keith Darvill elected.

Watch the website over the next week to see what the leaders decide and check the Recorder out next Friday for the in depth story.

Read more:

Local Elections: Residents’ Association wins all three in St Andrews - Ukip not happy with count

Local Elections: Tories win Havering Park

Local Elections: Mawneys is Tory

Latest Stories

Hornchurch players celebrate a goal (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

FA Cup: Worthing 1 Hornchurch 4

Kane Ferdinand of Dagenham celebrates scoring the opening goal (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Sky Bet League Two: Yeovil Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 2

Romford manager Paul Martin and Jack Barry, now of Thamesmead Town, celebrate (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Thamesmead Town ace is preparing to come up against former side this afternoon

Charlotte Powell and Tom Cornish, who are appearing in Queen's Theatre's Don't Look Now

In the opulent surroundings of Venice, terrifying supernatural forces derail a grieving husband and wife’s efforts to recover from the tragic loss of their young daughter.

Frankie Raymond of Dagenham and Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Midfielder will continue for trip to Yeovil

The Recorder, October 7 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Harrow Lodge Park Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

A proposal to introduce parking charges to 19 of the borough’s parks has prompted a mixed reaction from residents and sports clubs.

Yesterday, 18:00
Dagenham manager Wayne Burnett and Jamie Cureton (pic: David Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge striker aims to hush Huish Park



  • Andrew Rosindell (Conservative)
    25,067 (51.0%)

Hornchurch and Upminster

  • Angela Watkinson (Conservative)
    27,051 (49.0%)

Dagenham & Rainham

  • Jon Cruddas (Labour)
    17,830 (41.4%)

Most read

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Digital Edition

Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder