Merton London Borough Council elections

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Merton London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1964 - 1968
Conservative 1968 - 1971
Labour 1971 - 1974
Conservative 1974 - 1990
Labour 1990 - 2006
No overall control 2006 - 2014
Labour 2014 - present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1964-1968[edit]

There were no by-elections.[6]

1968-1971[edit]

Wimbledon North by-election, 4 July 1968[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss L. Hirst 1741
Liberal G. A. Bloxam 748
Labour A. C. W. Holmes 429
Turnout 27.9%
Mitcham West by-election, 15 October 1970[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. R. Veal 1235
Conservative P. E. Burcombe 540
Liberal P. H. E. Whiffin 208
Communist J. A. Court 56
Independent C. N. S. Killick 16
Turnout 21.8%

1971-1974[edit]

Wimbledon North by-election, 26 October 1972[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Miss M. J. Minto 1,898
Liberal Mrs L. A. Sawyer 766
Labour Mrs W. Daniels 695
Turnout 29.4%
Mitcham North by-election, 14 June 1973[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. L. Harris 1,324
Conservative F. H. Meakings 1,287
Liberal P. C. Spratling 1,105
Turnout 34.6%

1974-1978[edit]

Wimbledon South by-election, 19 September 1974[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana M. Harris 1,187
Labour Lester W. B. Augarde 1,119
Liberal Keith N. Searby 662
Air Road Public Safety White Resident William G. Boaks 13
Turnout 34.2
West Barnes by-election, 20 March 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vincent Talbot 1,781
Labour Shirley E. Cornish 786
Insurance Official David W. Cotton 293
Independent Grace L. Giddins 38
Air Road Public Safety White Resident William G. Boaks 4
Turnout 28.6
Mitcham Central by-election, 8 May 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents David J. Rogers 1,833
Labour Leslie A. Payne 1,248
Liberal Linda R. Pollard 463
Council Tenants & Residents Leonard Jenner 111
Air Road Public Safety White Resident William G. Boaks 12
Turnout 35.8
Cannon Hill by-election, 30 October 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peggy Rowell 1,955
Conservative Anthony M. Owen 1,710
Labour Philip M. Jones 765
Air Road Public Safety White Resident William G. Boaks 7
Turnout 45.5
Wimbledon West by-election, 27 November 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sellen M. Somers 2,428
Liberal David W. G. Sawyer 1,203
Labour Christine M. Bickerstaff 303
Air Road Public Safety White Resident William G. Boaks 18
Turnout 36.1

1978-1982[edit]

1982-1986[edit]

1986-1990[edit]

1990-1994[edit]

West Barnes by-election, 1 October 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael F. Troy 1,250 41.1
Labour Steven G. Conquest 931 30.6
Liberal Democrat Alison L. Willott 558 18.4
Independent Resident Roger I. Logan 225 7.4
Green Jacqueline L. Barrow 76 2.5
Turnout 43.6
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael J. G. Menhinick.

1994-1998[edit]

Figge's Marsh by-election, 16 March 1995[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew J. Judge 1,403
Conservative Selvin Brown 825
Liberal Democrat Marc J.-Y. Plessier 109
Green Rajeev K. Thacker 61
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. David R. Proctor.

Durnsford by-election, 29 June 1995[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce G. Paton 700
Conservative Jean A. Fortescue 552
Liberal Democrat Stephen K. Harbron 302
Green Rajeen K. Thacker 94
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Arthur M. Kennedy.

1998-2002[edit]

Lower Morden by-election, 15 June 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice H. Groves 1,033 59.9 +11.9
Labour Michael A. Fitzgerald 470 27.3 -8.1
Liberal Democrat Heather M. Hurst 148 8.6 -3.4
Green Giles T. Barrow 73 4.2 -0.4
Majority 563 32.6
Turnout 1,724 25.5
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Terence J. Daniels.

West Barnes by-election, 9 November 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian V. Lewis-Lavender 984 49.5 +24.3
Liberal Democrat Heather M. Hurst 723 36.4 -5.6
Labour Tony R. Giles 279 14.0 -14.3
Majority 261 13.1
Turnout 1,986 27.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jennifer N. Willott.

2002-2006[edit]

Ravensbury by-election, 6 March 2003[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Alambritis 1,014 46.4 _0.9
Conservative Barbara J. Mansfield 942 43.1 +15.0
UKIP Adrian K. J. Roberts 116 5.3 +5.3
Green Richard M. Evans 112 5.1 -4.8
Majority 72 3.3
Turnout 2,184 33.7
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tony Giles.

Lower Morden by-election, 10 June 2004[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald W. Wilson 1,401 49.9 +4.3
Labour Terence J. Daniels 576 20.5 -2.1
UKIP Adrian K. J. Roberts 392 14.0 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Lina Akbar 262 9.3 -2.1
Green Giles T. Barrow 175 6.2 -1.5
Majority 825 29.4
Turnout 2,806 43.9
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Leslie D. Mutch.

2006-2010[edit]

There were no by-elections.[13]

2010-2014[edit]

Wimbledon Park by-election, 3 May 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Linda Taylor 1837
Labour Ms. Louise Deegan 931
Liberal Democrat Dave Busby 838
Green Richmond Crowhurst 253
Turnout 48%
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tariq M. Ahmad.

Colliers Wood by-election, 8 August 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms. Caroline Cooper-Marbiah 1685
Conservative Peter Lord 441
UKIP Shafqat Janjua 157
Liberal Democrat Phil Ling 52
Turnout 29.9%
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Gam Gurung.

2014-2018[edit]

There have been no by-elections so far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Lambeth, Merton and Wandsworth (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  2. ^ The Croydon, Merton and Sutton (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  1. ^ "Merton Council Election nominations now closed". Merton Council. 2002-04-08. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Local elections: Merton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "London Borough Council Elections 4 May 1978" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Merton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  5. ^ a b c "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 9 May 1968" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 13 May 1971" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "London Borough Council By-elections May 1990 to May 1994" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ravensbury ward by-election - 6 March 2003" (PDF). Merton Council. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  12. ^ "Lower Morden by-election results". Merton Council. 2004-06-11. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  13. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 6 May 2010" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 22 May 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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