Residents Associations of Epsom and Ewell
|Residents' Associations of Epsom and Ewell|
|Vice Chairman||Natalie Rogers|
|Headquarters||49 Harefield Avenue
Epsom and Ewell
|Politics of the United Kingdom
The Residents Associations of Epsom and Ewell is a local political party in the borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey, England who have held majority control of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council since its formation in 1937. The party is unofficial and so sometimes recorded as Other in national results lists and otherwise recorded alongside those Residents Associations with a single Articles of Association. It consists of ward or multiple ward based residents associations with their own candidate selection rules including Ewell Court Residents' Association and West Ewell and Ruxley Residents Association.
The majority of Residents' Associations were formed from the expansion of housing provision in the 1930s with the aim of bettering the lives of residents and forming a community. This tradition of forming residents groups on new developments within the borough continues today, such as Clarendon Park Residents' Association which was formed in 2001.
Traditionally throughout the UK local councillors would stand as independents, however throughout the 20th Century it became common for councillors to be elected with a party affiliation. Today Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is one of few UK councils where Residents' Associations have overall control of the council.
Standing Committee of Residents' Associations
There are 11 independent Residents Associations that form the Residents' Associations of Epsom and Ewell. The Standing Committee of Residents Associations provides a forum for the Residents' Associations to discuss common issues or borough wide concerns. These meetings are for the Chair and Secretary of the respective groups, however councillors may be asked to attend these forums to update SCoRA on progress or concerns at the council.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
They contest all 38 available ward councillor seats and are the controlling group on Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. They currently have 26 elected councillors in the following multiple member wards:
- Auriol – 2 of 2
- College – 0 of 3
- Court – 0 of 3
- Cuddington – 3 of 3
- Ewell – 3 of 3
- Ewell Court – 3 of 3
- Nonsuch – 3 of 3
- Ruxley – 1 of 3
- Stamford – 1 of 3
- Stoneleigh – 2 of 3
- Town – 2 of 3
- West Ewell – 3 of 3
- Woodcote – 3 of 3
Surrey County Council
They contest the five county electoral division seats that are within the borough. They currently have four elected councillors, in the following single member divisions:
- Epsom and Ewell North – 1
- Epsom and Ewell North East – 1
- Epsom and Ewell West – 1
- Epsom and Ewell South East – 1
- Epsom and Ewell South West – 0
- "London: Local election preview". BBC News. 2003-04-04. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
- "Residents hold control of Epsom". BBC News. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
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