Your candidates for the Newham council and mayoral elections

PUBLISHED: 17:46 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:02 12 April 2018

East Ham Town Hall

East Ham Town Hall


The candidates for next month's council and mayoral elections have been announced.

Seats in all 20 of Newham’s wards, as well as the role of directly elected mayor, are up for grabs on Thursday, May 3.

Five candidates will be contesting the mayoral seat - Conservative Rahima Khan, Labour’s Rokhsana Fiaz and Liberal Democrat Gareth Evans, as well as Christian Peoples Alliance Candidate Chishala Kumalinga and Democrats and Veterans Party Daniel Oxley.

In the wards, only Labour and the Conservatives are fielding three candidates in each one, with other parties choosing to contest a select number of seats.

The Christian Peoples Alliance have 25 candidates standing for seats on the council, with the Liberal Democrats fielding 14 and the Greens 11.

The result of the election is due to be announced the following day, on Friday, May 4. Those eligible to vote will receive a polling card through their letterbox in the coming weeks.


Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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