Labour comfortably held onto its seat in the Cranford by-election, despite receiving a slightly reduced share of the vote.

Sukhbir Dhaliwal was elected to Hounslow Council with 1,248 votes, ahead of Conservative candidate Sukhdev Maras, who got 638 votes.

Labour received a 54.7% share of the votes cast, which was down from 62.1% for the ward at the 2014 local election.

However, all five main parties were fielding candidates this time, whereas two years ago only Labour and the Conservatives had the full complement of three candidates standing in the ward.

Results of Cranford by-election

Candidate Party Votes
Sukhbir Dhaliwal Labour Party 1,264
Nico Fekete Green Party 48
Hina Malik Liberal Democrats 265
Sukhdev Maras Conservative Party 638

George Radulski

UK Independence Party


Mr Dhaliwal is a retired bus driver, who represented Labour as a Heston West ward councillor from 2006-10.

His key pledges included working to secure more affordable housing, better roads, and extra parking spaces for drivers in the area.

The turnout for the by-election was 26.31%, compared with 36.42% in the ward at the 2014 local election.

The by-election was triggered by the death of former Cranford ward councillor Sohan Sangha, who died in November last year, while still in office.