2006 Merton London Borough Council election

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2006 Merton London Borough Council election
← 2002 4 May 2006 2010 →

All 60 council seats on Merton London Borough Council
Turnout42.9% (Increase8.6%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Merton Park Residents
Last election 25 seats, 38.0% 32 seats, 37.1% 3 seats, 3.4%
Seats won 30 27 3
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5 Steady
Popular vote 72,559 56,664 4,815
Percentage 44.6% 34.8% 3.0%[1]
Swing Increase6.6% Decrease2.3% Decrease0.4%

Merton London UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2006 Merton council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Merton Park Ward Residents Association in white.

Council leader before election

Andrew Judge
Labour

Council leader after election

David Williams
Conservative

Elections for the London Borough of Merton were held on 4 May 2006. This was on the same day as other local elections in England.[2]

The Conservatives became the largest party in Merton, forming a minority administration. The incumbent Labour majority administration was defeated.

Results[edit]

The Conservatives gained five seats, becoming the largest party in Merton and defeating the incumbent majority Labour administration. However, the Conservatives fell one seat short of a majority, so they established a minority administration under no overall control.

The Merton Park Ward Residents' Association maintained its three councillors in Merton Park.

In terms of seat changes, the Conservatives gained three councillors from Labour in Abbey and one each from Labour in the wards of Dundonald and Trinity.[2]

Merton Local Election Result 2006[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 30 5 0 Increase5 50.0% 44.6% 72,559 Increase6.6%
  Labour 27 0 5 Decrease5 45.0% 34.8% 56,664 Decrease2.3%
  Merton Park Residents 3 0 0 0 5.0% 3.0% 4,815 Decrease0.4%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0% 12.0% 19,493 Increase0.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0% 3.8% 6,226 Decrease3.5%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0% 0.7% 1,092 Increase0.5%
  Pensions Action Alliance 0 0 0 0 0% 0.5% 788 n/a
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0% 0.3% 457 Decrease0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0% 0.4% 583 n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Datastore". data.london.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Merton Council Elections 2006" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Merton Council Elections 2006" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2018.