Hillingdon London Borough Council

All of the seats in Hillingdon were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 44 Total councillors 44 Change+2

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 21 Total councillors 21 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

Most Recent

HS2 works delayed after legal action threat

Local Democracy Reporting Service

HS2 rail link works that would have closed a busy road in Harefield have been postponed until the school summer holidays after Hillingdon Council threatened legal action.

The closure of Breakspear Road South was scheduled to begin on Friday, but has now been put back until the end of the school term on 19 July, according to correspondence provided by Council Leader Ray Puddifoot.

The delay was put in place in part to avoid school exam periods, a HS2 spokesperson said.

They said: “We have listened to local residents and their representatives, and we have taken this decision in response to their concerns – especially those about the potential impact on pupils and their families travelling to school exams.

“We will now work with the relevant utility companies to identify future dates when this essential work can be completed, and we will keep the local community informed as our plans progress.”

On-the-spot fines increase for littering and fly-tipping

Local Democracy Reporting Service

You might want to think twice about dropping litter or fly-tipping in Hillingdon as the council has just increased its fines as part of a crackdown on offenders.

On-the-spot fines for littering, graffiti, fly-posting and handing out leaflets in the street without permission have been raised from £80 to £100 in Hillingdon.

The move follows the introduction of new laws that give local authorities in England and Wales the power to change fixed penalty notice amounts for certain offences.

Study into impact of Universal Credit launched by council

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Hillingdon Council is to launch a major investigation into Universal Credit to determine what impact the system is having on its residents.

Universal Credit is currently being rolled out in phases across the UK and replaces six types of previous benefits:

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

The council says it needs to review the roll out of Universal Credit because it carries risks to the council's finances through the risk of increased rent arrears, and of increased homelessness resulting from potential evictions and a reluctance of landlords to house benefit claimants.

The government began rolling out the scheme in 2015 but slowed it down in the autumn of 2017 after outcries from people who said they were losing out on benefits because of the time it took for them to start receiving payments.

In Hillingdon the main roll out of Universal Credit for new claimants is scheduled for October 2018; however the HA5 and HA6 postcodes were brought online earlier last month.

The review will make practical recommendations for how the council, working with partner organisations, can support residents in making claims for Universal Credit.

PM congratulates London Tories

Theresa May
EPA

The Prime Minster has tweeted her congratulations to some of the London boroughs which has seen success for the Conservatives.

Theresa May congratulated the Tories in Hillingdon for increasing their majority, which she described as a "testament to your record of delivering great local services."

She also congratulated councillors in Wandsworth, Westminster and Barnet for "a great result".