Merton local 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]

By-election results[edit]

1998-2002[edit]

Lower Morden By-Election 15 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,033 59.9 +11.9
Labour 470 27.3 -8.1
Liberal Democrat 148 8.6 -3.4
Green 73 4.2 -0.4
Majority 563 32.6
Turnout 1,724 25.5
Conservative hold Swing
West Barnes By-Election 9 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 984 49.5 +24.3
Liberal Democrat 723 36.4 -5.6
Labour 279 14.0 -14.3
Majority 261 13.1
Turnout 1,986 27.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2002-2006[edit]

Ravensbury By-Election 6 March 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Alambritis 1,014 46.4 _0.9
Conservative Barbara Mansfield 942 43.1 +15.0
UKIP Adrian Roberts 116 5.3 +5.3
Green Richard Evans 112 5.1 -4.8
Majority 72 3.3
Turnout 2,184 33.7
Labour hold Swing
Lower Morden By-Election 10 June 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Wilson 1,401 49.9 +4.3
Labour Terence Daniels 576 20.5 -2.1
UKIP Adrian Roberts 392 14.0 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Lina Akbar 262 9.3 -2.1
Green Giles Barrow 175 6.2 -1.5
Majority 825 29.4
Turnout 2,806 43.9
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Merton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Ravensbury ward by-election - 6 March 2003". Merton Council. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Lower Morden by-election results". Merton Council. 2004-06-11. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 

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