1990 Merton London Borough Council election
All 57 council seats on
Merton London Borough Council
Elections for the London Borough of Merton were held on 3 May 1990 to elect members of Merton London Borough Council in London, England. This was on the same day as other local elections in England and Scotland.
At the last election, the Conservatives had gained a majority of one seat. In October 1989, they lost a by-election in Merton Park to Bridget Smith of the Merton Park Ward Residents Association, which had contested the by-election in opposition to the proposed extension of the A24 relief road. This by-election result hung the council, but the Conservatives continued to govern Merton as a minority administration.
This was the first whole council election which was contested by the MPWRA.
The Conservatives lost their one-seat overall majority of the council to Labour, who themselves gained a one-seat overall majority of the council. The Merton Park Ward Residents Association won all three seats in Merton Park from the Conservatives; they have since maintained these seats in subsequent elections.
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
|Merton Park Residents||3||3||0||3||5.3%||3.1%||5,567||n/a|
|Longthornton and Tamworth Residents||3||0||0||0||5.3%||2.1%||3,822||0.3%|
|West Barnes Independent Residents||0||0||0||0||0||1.5%||2,781||n/a|
|Liberal Democrats||Susan Knibbs||317||12.4%|
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Rumney||256|
Notes and references
- The Liberal Democrat vote count includes three candidates who stood in Phipps Bridge under the description of "Liberal Democrat Focus Team".
- Minors, Michael; Grenham, Dennis. London Borough Council Elections 3rd May 1990 (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. ISBN 1852611154. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
- London Borough Council Elections 8 May 1986 (PDF). London Residuary Body - Research and Intelligence Unit. 1986.
- "Merton Council Elections 2002" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Merton Council Election Results 1964-2012" (PDF). Merton Council. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- "Merton Park Ward Residents Association". mertonpark.org.uk. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- "Forum Issue No. 40" (PDF). Autumn 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
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