The elections have seen a victory for Luftur Rahman as Mayor.
Tower Hamlets First have taken 12 seats, mainly from Labour who so far have six seats. The Conservatives have two.
Counting for Bow End, St. Peters and Bethnal Green wards is to be postponed until tomorrow.
After a long day and night of reporting the East London Lines team, Andy Goddard and John Wakefield, are signing off for now.
We may hear a decision later on today for the three remaining wards but we are awaiting confirmation on this.
10:34 There is talk of delaying many of the remaining ward counts until the European Election counts tomorrow. These so far include, Bow East, Bethnal Green and St Peters wards.
Mile End – Turnout: 49.58%
|Shah Alam||Tower Hamlets First||2315||15.40%||Elected|
|Mohammed Shahid Ali||Tower Hamlets First||2052||13.65%||Not elected|
|Motin Uz-Zaman||Labour||1801||11.98%||Not elected|
|Mustak Syed||Tower Hamlets First||1796||11.95%||Not elected|
|Naomi Snowdon||Conservative||597||3.97%||Not elected|
|Mushtak Abdullah||Conservative||571||3.80%||Not elected|
|Andy Hallett||Liberal Democrat||500||3.33%||Not elected|
|Jewel Islam||Conservative||446||2.97%||Not elected|
|Hafiz Choudhury||Independent||383||2.55%||Not elected|
|Arzoo Miah||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||165||1.10%||Not elected|
Spitalfields & Banglatown Ward
|Gulam Robbani||Tower Hamlets First||1955||26.64%||Elected|
|Suluk Ahmed||Tower Hamlets First||1743||23.75%||Elected|
|Helal Uddin Abbas||Labour||1215||16.56%||Not elected|
|Tarik Khan||Labour||1015||13.83%||Not elected|
|Zachary Thornton||Green||485||6.61%||Not elected|
|Jane Elizabeth Emmerson||Conservative||349||4.76%||Not elected|
|David Nolan Fell||Conservative||259||3.53%||Not elected|
|Ferdy North||Liberal Democrat||219||2.98%||Not elected|
|Jason Edward Turvey||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||98||1.34%||Not elected|
St. Kathrines and Wapping
|Julia Louise Dockerill||Conservative||1278||19.18%||Elected|
|Neil Anthony King||Conservative||1156||17.35%||Not elected|
|Robert Scott||Labour||956||14.35%||Not elected|
|Ahad Miah||Tower Hamlets First||547||8.21%||Not elected|
|John Raphael Venpin||Green||440||6.60%||Not elected|
|Stuart Madewell||Tower Hamlets First||407||6.11%||Not elected|
|Grenville Mills||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||353||5.30%||Not elected|
|John Denniston||Liberal Democrat||319||4.79%||Not elected|
Bromley North Ward
|Khales Uddin Ahmed||Labour||1534||25.18%||Elected|
|Mohammed Mufti Miah||Tower Hamlets First||1247||20.47%||Elected|
|Zenith Rahman||Labour||1153||18.93%||Not elected|
|Moniruzzaman Syed||Tower Hamlets First||1046||17.17%||Not elected|
|Christopher Devlin||Green||281||4.61%||Not elected|
|Aaron Willson||Green||221||3.63%||Not elected|
|Angela Carlton||Conservative||219||3.60%||Not elected|
|Mark Peter Fletcher||Conservative||178||2.92%||Not elected|
|Victoria Flynn||Liberal Democrat||136||2.23%||Not elected|
|Daniel McGowan||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||76||1.25%||Not elected|
|Alibor Choudhury||Tower Hamlets First||2023||25.82%||Elected|
|Oliur Rahman||Tower Hamlets First||1965||25.08%||Elected|
|Sabina Akhtar||Labour||1568||20.02%||Not elected|
|Victoria Obaze||Labour||954||12.18%||Not elected|
|Hilary Clarke||Green||411||5.25%||Not elected|
|Nicholas McQueen||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||387||4.94%||Not elected|
|Chris Wilford||Conservative||209||2.67%||Not elected|
|Hugo Ciaran Mann||Conservative||166||2.12%||Not elected|
|Martin Peter Donkin||Liberal Democrat||151||1.93%||Not elected|
|Ohid Ahmed||Tower Hamlets First||1936||14.57%||Elected|
|Dave Smith||Labour||1850||13.93%||Not elected|
|Shuily Akthar||Tower Hamlets First||1727||13.00%||Not elected|
|Stephen John Beckett||Tower Hamlets First||1535||11.55%||Not elected|
|Paul Shea||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||732||5.51%||Not elected|
|Graham Collins||Conservative||387||2.91%||Not elected|
|Paul William Eric Ingham||Conservative||332||2.50%||Not elected|
|Simon McGrath||Liberal Democrat||232||1.75%||Not elected|
|Mohammed Riaz||Conservative||228||1.72%||Not elected|
|Pete Dickenson||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||190||1.43%||Not elected|
℅ The council
|Mahbub (Mamun) Alam||Tower Hamlets First||1805||21.22%||Elected|
|Abdal Ullah||Labour||1386||16.29%||Not elected|
|Rofique U Ahmed||Tower Hamlets First||1369||16.09%||Not elected|
|Chris Kilby||Green||484||5.69%||Not elected|
|Charles William Moncrieff Clarke||Conservative||426||5.01%||Not elected|
|Martin Bryan||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||369||4.34%||Not elected|
|Abdul Munim Choudhury||The Peace Party – Non-Violence, Justice, Environment||254||2.99%||Not elected|
|Ben Mascall||Conservative||254||2.99%||Not elected|
|Koyes Uzzaman Choudhury||Liberal Democrat||193||2.27%||Not elected|
Turnout is 52.33%
|Jainal Chowdhury||Tower Hamlets First||702||8.50%||Not elected|
|Matt Smith||Conservative||627||7.59%||Not elected|
|Anwar Ahmed Khan||Independent||619||7.49%||Not elected|
|Louise Whitmore||Green||559||6.77%||Not elected|
|Alistair Polson||Green||552||6.68%||Not elected|
|S M Safiul Azam||Conservative||441||5.34%||Not elected|
|Altaf Hussain||Liberal Democrat||328||3.97%||Not elected|
|Shahed Ali||Tower Hamlets First||2139||16.92%||Elected|
|Abdul Asad||Tower Hamlets First||2117||16.75%||Elected|
|Aminur Khan||Tower Hamlets First||2088||16.52%||Elected|
|Faruque Mahfuz Ahmed||Labour||1359||10.75%||Not elected|
|Robert Robinson||Labour||1190||9.42%||Not elected|
|Jamalur Rahman||Labour||1188||9.40%||Not elected|
|Maggie Crosbie||Green||703||5.56%||Not elected|
|Richard John Holden||Conservative||409||3.24%||Not elected|
|Dinah Glover||Conservative||405||3.20%||Not elected|
|John David Macleod Griffiths||Liberal Democrat||358||2.83%||Not elected|
|Nicholas Donald Anthony Vandyce||Conservative||345||2.73%||Not elected|
|Andrew John McNeilis||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||199||1.57%||Not elected|
|Michael Wrack||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||139||1.10%||Not elected|
Tower Hamlets and Conservative win.
|Andrew George Wood||Conservative||869||16.63%||Elected|
|Md. Maium Miah||Tower Hamlets First||829||15.87%||Elected|
|Debbie Simone||Labour||801||15.33%||Not elected|
|Shubo Hussain||Labour||786||15.04%||Not elected|
|Ahmed Hussain||Conservative||782||14.97%||Not elected|
|John Cray||Tower Hamlets First||592||11.33%||Not elected|
|Mark Adrian Webber||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||327||6.26%||Not elected|
|Stephen Toal||Liberal Democrat||181||3.46%||Not elected|
|Neil Cafferky||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||58||1.11%||Not elected|
Table ℅ council
6:20 Join John for our mayoral election roundup recorded here in the Troxy featuring some of the most important moments of the night so far in sound, video and photographs from our 2 reporters on the ground.
5:30 Poplar – results
49.64% Turnout Tower Hamlets First – Gulam Kibria Choudhury
|Gulam Kibria Choudhury||Tower Hamlets First||910||44.24%||Elected|
|Abdul Kahar Chowdhury||Labour||761||37.00%||Not elected|
|Anna Maria Mignano||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||159||7.73%||Not elected|
|James Philip Robinson||Conservative||146||7.10%||Not elected|
|Richard Macmillan||Liberal Democrat||41||1.99%||Not elected|
|Naomi Ruth Byron||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||40||1.94%||Not elected|
Table ℅ council
4:59: Onto the Council seats now:
48.26% turnout – Craig Aston Wins council seat for the Conservative Party
|Catherine Overton||Labour||730||35.33%||Not elected|
|Mashuk Ahmed||Tower Hamlets First||341||16.51%||Not elected|
|Matt Lomas||Liberal Democrat||105||5.08%||Not elected|
|David Hyland||United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)||104||5.03%||Not elected|
Table ℅ council
4:51 Sorry for the slight delay. It’s quietened down a touch here at the Troxy but we are hard at work uploading all our footage and audio from the mayoral election!
Lutfur Rahman’s Press Conference Speech and Questions:
And the reaction from supporters as he left the Troxy:
2:30 While you’re waiting for John to come out here are two more graphs. First is the votes breakdown for the candidates the second shows the 1st and 2nd preference votes of the final competition.
02:08 John is in the press conference recording audio for the candidate reactions to the result. Count for council seats will begin in the near future.
01:40 Lutfur Rahman wins re-election.
1:17: No official announcement yet but Rahman’s supporters and Rahman himself have congregated on the count floor and appear to be celebrating. Labour supporters gathered with Biggs who is look dejected.
00:19 Returning officer announces that council count will go ahead.
23:56 Second Preference Count Starts. The candidates still in the running are incumbent Lutfur Rahman and Labour’s John Biggs.
The Returning Officer explains the process:
23:42 The crowds outside the Troxy still haven’t abated. Police still denying anyone entry to the count.
23:28 The BBC has given us pizza. That’s why I pay my license fee.
23:19 As expected, no party achieved 50% of the vote. Now the second preference count commences.
Audio of the announcement in the Troxy:
23:14 Mayoral candidates called to confer with returning officer. First announcements expected very soon.
22:57 It’s officially a siege now. Pizza has arrived for the staff. Not for us journalists. Sources close to the count floor say that one of the candidates is experimenting with ordering a Papa John’s. Updates on count expected in twenty minutes.
22:49 Nobody allowed in or out of the building. Security told us to back away when we tried to get photos. We can hear chanting from outside and the police are up close and personal with the crowd. Barriers have been erected to keep them from the door. Still nothing going on inside.
22:33 Our package from before the chaos of the celebrations outside.
21:42 Further details, crowd outside are celebrating Rahman’s victory. Despite the fact that the count is still ongoing. The press have been reminded of the laws in play here. We don’t know who’s won, the count is not finished.
21:30 Press warned not to release information that could cause disturbance outside. We are allowed out but nobody is allowed in for one hour.
20:59 Representatives called to check counts.
20:55 Rumors from the press balcony: There is a feeling on the count floor that the mayor vote is going to second preference. Therefore advantage Biggs. Crowd outside is very strongly in support of Luftur Rahman. We are still on the scene.
1936: Just to keep you entertained here’s a run down of the stunning building the election count is taking place in.
1933: The Troxy was opened to the public. A stunning art deco cinema which featured a revolving stage, a Wurlitzer Cinema Organ and seated 3,520 people! (many of those seats occupied today by journalists, candidates and well-wishers eagerly awaiting the results)
1960: Due to wartime damage the cinema was closed.
1990: The building was used as a bingo hall! (Your dedicated reporters are entertaining themselves with this tremendous past time today!)
2006: From 2006 on the building has been used to host many events including todays count!
Here are some photos of the stunning art deco architecture!
Results as soon as we hear them!
19:16 Andy’s at his graphs again. This time it’s a comparative turnout graph.
18:43 Press gallery rumours: High turn out may mean a win for John Biggs as second preference is more likely.
18:29 Press gallery rumours: Two horse race between Luftur Rahman and John Biggs. It will go down to whether or not second preference is instated. If Luftur gets a clean majority on the first round he’ll take it but if it gets to the second round John Biggs will win. Tense times in Tower Hamlets.
18:23 Voter turnout for Mayoral elections 86,542/181,871 making a percentage of 47.58% almost double last years vote. Very excited press gallery here. For the EU vote 164,242/82,403 50.78%.
18:18 Turnout announcement actually about to happen now. The returning officer is telling the web people some stats.
17:49 Interview with John Biggs ahead of the count.
17:42 Still waiting on the count to begin. Restless scenes outside.
16:49 Still awaiting voter turnout.
Former Adviser to Lutfur Rahman, Kazin Zaidi, tells ELL his election predictions as we await to outcome of the voting count underway at the Troxy.
16:27 Last box is being verified for mayoral ballots.
16:14 Latest update:
15:11 Labour supporters gathered around the count staff in anticipation of the turnout announcement.
15:00 An exterior shot of the building to keep you going while we wait for that turnout.
14:46 Turnout imminent, counters are counting furiously.
14:30 Verification of ballots is complete. The counters are having their refreshments. Turnout announced soon.
14:20 Graph of mayoral votes in 2010, turnout of 25.6%
13:21 Word on the press balcony is that the result will come down to turnout. If the turnout is high, we’ll see change, if it’s dropped then its more of the same.
13:07 A quick reminder of the council seat layout in the borough:
12:46 Verification is underway. There is a buzz in the room and the sound of paper being rifled through. No results for a while yet. ELL is strapped in and ready to report. Vote count starts in a around an hour. Results expected to come in around five.
The polls are now closed and no more votes may be cast in the borough of Tower Hamlets.
The electoral count is now underway with results expected to be announced later this afternoon.
We are running a live blog covering the electoral count in Tower Hamlets so stay with East London Lines for the most up-to-date coverage of the event.
Live blog by Andy Goddard and John Wakefield for Eastlondonlines