Merton local elections

Merton local elections

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]

Contents

Political control

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 - present

Council elections

Merton Council election, 1998

Merton Council election, 2002 (boundary changes increased the number of seats by 3)[3]

Merton Council election, 2006

Merton Council election, 2010

By-election results

1998-2002

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

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

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