The newly elected councillors for the wards in Bexley have been announced.

Bexley Council will still be under the control of the Conservative party.

St Mary’s and St James, Bexley, Falconwood and Welling, Longlands, West Heath, Blendon and Penhill, Crayford, East Wickham, Crook Log, Bexleyheath, Sidcup and Blackfen, all saw Tory successes.

Conservatives won 33 seats out of the possible 45 seats.

The Labour party came in second by gaining 12 seats (44 per cent).

These were in Northumberland Heath, Thamesmead East, Erith, Belvedere, Slade Green, and Northend.

Conservatives won 34 seats and Labour with 11 in the previous 2018 elections.

Local councillors are elected for four-year terms by those living in the local community to represent the views of the area.

Bexley’s elected councillors and the wards they represent are listed below:

Barnehurst: Two Conservative candidates, Brian Bishop and Howard Jackson, were elected with 1,637 and 1,539 votes.

St Mary's and St James: Two Conservative candidates, Kurtis Christoforides and Cameron James Smith, were elected with 1,591 and 1,506 votes.

Northumberland Heath: Two Labour candidates, Baljeet Singh Gill and Wendy Jane Perfect were elected with 1,361 and 1,345 votes.

Thamesmead East: Three Labour candidates, Larry Ferguson, Zainab Olamide Asunramu and Mabel Ogundayo were elected with 1,703, 1,678 and 1,661 votes.

Falconwood and Welling: Three Conservative candidates, Nigel Patrick Betts, Andrew James Curtois, and Frazer Lewis Brooks were elected with 2,047, 1,894 and 1,795 votes.

Longlands: Two Conservative candidates Lisa-Jane Moore and Andy Dourmoush were elected with 1,504 and 1,347 votes.

West Heath: Three Conservative party candidates Peter Robert Marryat, John Charles Davey and Philip David Read were elected with 2,389, 2,328 and 2,283 votes.

Belvedere: Three Labour Candidates Sally Hinkley, Esther Asarebea Amaning and Daniel Francis were elected with 2,033, 1,998 and 1,956 votes.

Blendon and Penhill: Three Conservative party candidates, Patrick Antony Adams, Nick O'Hare and David Leaf were elected with 2,267, 2,040, and 2,012 votes.

Slade Green and Northend Ward: Two Labour party candidates, Stefano Borella and Anna Roberta Day were elected with 1,220 and 1,213 votes.

Crayford: Three Conservative candidates, Melvin Norman Seymour, Geraldene Anne Lucia-Hennis and Felix Di Netimah were elected with 1,890, 1,872 and 1,717 votes.

East Wickham: Three Conservative candidates, Steven Frederick Hall, Caroline Newton and Christine Margaret Catterall were elected with 1,967, 1,794 and 1,774 votes.

Crook Log: Three Conservative party candidates, Teresa Ann Jude O'Neil, Janice Ward-Wilson and Christopher James Martin Taylor were elected with 2,317, 2,154 and 2,077 votes.

Bexleyheath: Three Conservative members, Sue Gowe, Bola Carew and Rags Sandhu were elected with 2,364, 2,154 and 1,983 votes.

Sidcup: Three Conservative members, June Elizabeth Slaughter, Cheryl Bacon and Richard Thornton Diment were elected with 1,828, 1,818 and 1,815 votes.

Blackfen and Lamorbey: Three Conservative members, James Kenneth Albert Hunt, Peter Harold Craske and Cafer Munur were elected with 2,199, 2,185 and 1,924 votes.

Erith: Two Labour members, Christopher Ball and Nicola Taylor were elected with 1,512 and 1,469 votes.

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