Newham

Sir Robin Wales elected for fourth term as Mayor of Newham

23 May 2014 in Council and democracy and Mayor
The Labour Party candidate Sir Robin Wales has been returned for his fourth term of office as the Mayor of Newham.
Sir Robin recorded 61.18% of valid first preference votes as 47,095 of Newham’s eligible electors turned out to vote on Thursday.
In his acceptance speech from the election count at Lee Valley VeloPark’s velodrome in Queen Elizabeth Park on Friday Sir Robin said: “We fought this election on a positive vision of the future and our record of success including helping 20,000 residents into work, providing free school meals for every primary child and freezing Council Tax for six years in a row.
 
“I want to thank the people of Newham for putting their trust in me to be their Mayor for the next four years.”

The Labour Party also won all 60 seats on Newham Council across 20 wards for the second time in a row. See the full Newham Council results.