Liberal Democrats win back Kingston in 2018 local elections

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames local election results are in.

The Liberal Democrats have gained control of Kingston Council winning 39 of the seats across the borough. The Conservatives secured the remaining nine seats.

The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto pledges to work with communities to deliver outcomes that are best for local people and their neighbourhoods.

Cllr Liz Green, Leader of the Council, said:

“I’d like to thank all the residents across the borough who have placed their trust in us. We will not let you down.

“We recognise the huge financial challenges facing the council and by working with residents, community groups and businesses in Kingston, we believe we can together rise to the challenge.

“All 39 Liberal Democrat councillors are committed to working with residents, businesses and partners so we can together make Kingston better.”

All councillors’ roles will be announced at the annual council meeting taking place on Tuesday 22 May.

This election saw a voter turnout of 47.3% on polling day (55,619 residents), which is 4% up compared to the last local election in 2014. The full ward by ward election results can be found on the council's website. The London-wide map of the election results can be found on the London Council's website including a comparison to previous years.