1994 Merton London Borough Council election
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All 57 council seats on
Merton London Borough Council
Turnout49.5% (Decrease4.2%)[1][2]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 29 seats, 42.2% 22 seats, 41.3% 0 seats, 6.5%
Seats won 40[3] 10 3
Seat change Increase11 Decrease12 Increase3
Popular vote 82,294 51,153 20,540
Percentage 50.3% 31.3% 12.5%
Swing Increase8.1% Decrease10.0% Increase6.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Merton Park Residents Longthornton and Tamworth Residents
Last election 3 seats, 3.1% 3 seats, 2.1%
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Decrease2
Popular vote 5,860 4,308
Percentage 3.6% 2.6%
Swing Increase0.5% Increase0.5%

Council leader before election

Tony Colman
Labour

Council leader after election

Tony Colman
Labour

Elections for the London Borough of Merton were held on 5 May 1994 to elect members of Merton London Borough Council in London, England. This was on the same day as other local elections in England.[4]

The whole council was up for election. As a result of changes in authority boundaries between Merton, Lambeth and Wandsworth, there were some minor ward boundary changes.[5]

Results

The Labour Party maintained its majority control of the council, increasing its majority from one seat to eleven seats.[6]

This was the first election in which the Liberal Democrats gained seats in Merton, winning all three seats on the ward of West Barnes from the Conservatives.[7] The Liberal Democrats had not stood in the ward in the last election,[2] and their predecessors, the SDP-Liberal Alliance, came last in the ward in the 1986 election, behind the Conservatives and Labour.[8]

This was also the last election which was contested by the Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Association, which lost two seats to Labour and whose only elected councillor no longer sat for the party by the time of the 1998 election.[6]

Merton Local Election Result 1994[9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 40 11 0 Increase11 70.2% 50.3% 82,294 Increase8.1%
  Conservative 10 0 12 Decrease12 17.5% 31.3% 51,153 Decrease10.0%
  Liberal Democrats 3 3 0 Increase3 5.3% 12.5% 20,540 Increase6.0%
  Merton Park Residents 3 0 0 0 5.3% 3.6% 5,860 Increase0.5%
  Longthornton and Tamworth Residents 1 0 2 Decrease2 1.8% 2.6% 4,308 Increase0.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.6% 4,177 Decrease0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 914 n/a
  West Barnes Independent Residents 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 286 Decrease1.3%
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 63 n/a

Results by Ward

Abbey (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Dingwall 1,717 52.6 +2.8
Labour Susan Assinen 1,643 50.4 +3.5
Labour Adrian Holt 1,582 48.5 +2.9
Conservative Anne Bottell 820 25.1 -9.1
Conservative Margaret Connon 795 24.4 -9.3
Conservative Philip Thorley 761 23.3 -8.1
Green Jacqueline Barrow 589 18.1 +9.1
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Barker 382 11.7 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Gail Moss 331 10.1 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Julian Rudd 257 7.9 -0.7
Independent Monowara Ahmad 108 3.3 N/A
Independent Grace Giddins 97 3.0 +0.9
Independent Muhammad Rahman 80 2.5 N/A
Independent Abdul Kalam 76 2.3 N/A
Turnout 3,267 47.0 -4.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Cannon Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Mannion 1,631 46.0 +9.6
Labour Charles Lucas 1,611 45.5 +9.2
Labour Brian White 1,608 45.4 +10.7
Conservative Thelma Earnshaw* 1,195 33.7 -14.0
Conservative Joan Pethen* 1,146 32.3 -14.9
Conservative Pauline Blythe 1,130 31.9 -14.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Larkin 556 15.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Anne-Marie Anderson 533 15.0 +2.3
Liberal Democrats George Senior 502 14.2 +1.9
Green Justin Craig 185 5.2 N/A
Turnout 3,547 53.5 -6.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Colliers Wood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siobhain McDonagh* 2,202 64.3 +3.2
Labour Sheila Knight* 1,945 56.8 +2.9
Labour Reginald Flegg* 1,901 55.5 +5.7
Green Thomas Walsh 896 26.2 +5.7
Conservative Christopher Grayling 568 16.6 -10.5
Conservative Margaret Ali 554 16.2 -9.4
Conservative Shamima Hardcastle 486 14.2 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Geldart 417 12.2 N/A
Turnout 3,434 45.3 -0.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Dundonald (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Brunt* 1,822 53.1 +11.5
Labour Stephen Blann 1,808 52.7 +7.5
Labour John Pickover 1,599 46.6 +8.9
Conservative John Elvidge* 1,045 30.4 -8.7
Conservative Samantha George 996 29.0 -8.1
Conservative Robert Greenly 953 27.8 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Matthew Griffiths 440 12.8 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Ladmore 420 12.2 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Graham Stone 390 11.4 +1.7
Green Christina Langley 356 10.4 -7.2
Turnout 3,437 56.0 -3.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Durnsford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Kennedy 1,055 45.0 +7.3
Labour Kevin Beale 1,027 43.8 +8.6
Conservative Robert Clark 824 35.1 -8.8
Conservative Jean Fortescue 824 35.1 -8.2
Liberal Democrats Philip Rumney 318 13.6 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Barry Fairbank 303 12.9 -0.2
Green Julia Garrett 136 5.8 -1.9
Turnout 2,349 54.8 -4.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Figge's Marsh (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Proctor* 2,003 56.1 +6.6
Labour Daniel Connellan* 1,953 54.7 +6.1
Labour Geraldine Stanford* 1,938 54.3 +6.5
Conservative Nigel Dixon 1,075 30.1 -7.6
Conservative Selvin Brown 1,054 29.5 -7.0
Conservative Suresh Pandya 991 27.8 -6.5
Liberal Democrats Antoinette McCabe 338 9.5 N/A
Green Francis Cluer 215 6.0 -4.0
Turnout 3,575 48.7 -5.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Graveney (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Kirby* 1,331 63.1 -2.2
Labour Joseph Abrams* 1,262 59.8 -2.1
Conservative Hazel McDonald 439 20.8 -7.5
Conservative Margaret Sheldrick 397 18.8 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Snelling 231 10.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Marc Plessier 199 9.4 N/A
Green Mary Wensley 76 3.6 N/A
Turnout 2,119 49.9 -0.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hillside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Holmes 1,360 46.4 -9.8
Conservative Jason Garbutt 1,352 46.1 -7.8
Conservative David Williams* 1,350 46.1 -7.4
Labour Christine Bickerstaff 879 30.0 +6.9
Labour William Bailey 871 29.7 +8.2
Labour Laurence North 793 27.1 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Louise Pugh 550 18.8 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Blaise Eglington 539 18.4 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Joan Pyke-Lees 530 18.1 +5.2
Green Richard Miller 220 7.5 -8.5
Turnout 2,936 43.9 -7.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Lavender (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Colman* 1,547 66.7 +0.8
Labour Malcolm Searle 1,401 60.4 -5.4
Conservative Gordon Raymond 424 18.3 -9.6
Conservative Dorothy Truman 382 16.5 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Wendy Taylor 275 11.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Patrick Macgabhann 251 10.8 N/A
Turnout 2,326 45.9 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Longthornton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patric Cunnane 1,474 39.8 +8.7
Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Robert Elgin* 1,450 39.1 +1.9
Labour Steven Holt 1,437 38.8 +8.2
Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Gillian Elgin* 1,430 38.6 +3.3
Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Terry Ellis 1,428 38.6 +3.0
Labour Mohammad Syed 1,341 36.2 +7.6
Conservative Richard Gill 574 15.5 -12.3
Conservative Ayman Akshar 500 13.5 -11.4
Conservative Harris Yee-Chong 489 13.2 -11.7
Liberal Democrats Caroline Plessier 237 6.4 N/A
Turnout 3,709 51.1 +2.6
Labour gain from Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Swing
Longthornton and Tamworth Residents hold Swing
Labour gain from Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Swing
Lower Morden (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril Gallant 1,417 42.8 +5.3
Labour Nicholas Draper 1,365 41.2 +5.2
Conservative Janet Jones* 1,351 40.8 -9.6
Conservative Terence Daniels 1,347 40.6 -10.4
Labour Mark Springett 1,310 39.5 +5.7
Conservative Peter Morss* 1,217 36.7 -11.6
Liberal Democrats Patricia Pearce 529 16.0 N/A
Green Susan Boulding 288 8.7 -2.9
Turnout 3,316 49.8 -7.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Merton Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Merton Park Residents Neville Beddoe* 1,968 57.6 +9.8
Merton Park Residents Bridget Smith* 1,948 57.0 +8.9
Merton Park Residents Desmonde Child* 1,944 56.9 +8.8
Labour Edmond Ceci 667 19.5 +3.1
Conservative John Day 664 19.4 -10.8
Labour Alison Morgan 645 18.9 +2.3
Conservative Christopher Dyson 633 18.5 -12.8
Conservative Anne Sparrow 632 18.5 -12.6
Labour Aeronwen Griffiths 628 18.4 +2.7
Liberal Democrats William Prosser 158 4.6 N/A
Turnout 3,423 52.8 -6.5
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Phipps Bridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Munn 2,019 58.6 +9.4
Labour Paul Harper* 2,015 58.4 +8.6
Labour Judith Saunders 1,844 53.5 +7.2
Conservative Nicholas Brewer 740 21.5 -9.6
Conservative Oliver Colvile 679 19.7 -10.0
Conservative Vivianne Pallister 635 18.4 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Snelling 377 10.9 +0.5
Independent Richard Law 325 9.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Konrad Brodzinski 298 8.6 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Marek Siemaszko 279 8.1 +0.3
Turnout 3,453 44.7 -2.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Pollards Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Flatt* 1,885 62.4 +14.3
Labour John Cole 1,864 61.7 +46.0
Labour Patrick Tiernan 1,579 52.3 +13.0
Conservative Beryl Akshar 731 24.2 -15.2
Conservative Kevin Shinkwin 681 22.5 -15.1
Conservative Abdul Kanso 624 20.6 -13.4
Liberal Democrats Patrick Howard 478 15.8 N/A
Turnout 3,031 48.9 -4.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Ravensbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Jones* 2,040 64.1 +9.2
Labour Peter Smith 1,990 62.6 +6.5
Labour Peter McCabe* 1,987 62.5 +8.4
Conservative Stephen Ashcroft 623 19.6 -8.4
Conservative Thomas Harris 585 18.4 -8.9
Conservative Michael Troy 535 16.8 -9.9
Liberal Democrats Philip Knight 393 12.4 +4.8
Green Julian Davidson 210 6.6 +1.2
Independent Terence Sullivan 88 2.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Doris Wright 63 2.0 N/A
Turnout 3,187 48.8 -4.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Raynes Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Brierly 1,482 46.3 -8.2
Conservative Robert Bell 1,411 44.1 -9.0
Conservative Michael Miles 1,383 43.2 -9.0
Labour Sandra Thorogood 1,067 33.3 +4.6
Labour Michael Mroczek 962 30.1 +4.2
Labour Mark Vines-Forman 954 29.8 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Nicola Savile-Tucker 664 20.1 +8.8
Liberal Democrats David Hurst 647 19.6 +8.4
Liberal Democrats Kevin McGuinness 639 19.4 +8.6
Green Andrew Taylor 235 7.1 -6.0
Turnout 3,304 46.3 -7.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St. Helier (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alec Leaver* 1,994 62.3 +6.1
Labour Steven Conquest 1,860 58.1 +4.7
Labour Michael Spacey 1,797 56.2 +4.2
Conservative Keith Guy 745 23.3 -8.6
Conservative Michael McGrory 716 22.4 -8.8
Conservative John Telford 650 20.3 -10.5
Liberal Democrats Susan Simmonds 346 10.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Wren 303 9.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ademola Akinmade 288 9.0 N/A
Green Stephen Boulding 171 5.3 -5.0
Turnout 3,202 50.2 -3.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Trinity (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kingsley Abrams* 1,519 46.9 +6.5
Labour Patrick O'Sullivan 1,433 44.3 +6.8
Labour Paul Barasi 1,427 44.1 +6.8
Conservative Richard Aitken-Davies 981 30.3 -2.2
Conservative Diana Harris 942 29.1 -1.6
Conservative Simon Elliott 941 29.1 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Deeley 590 18.2 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Anthony Dix 543 16.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Neil Rennie 540 16.7 -4.5
Green Sarah Miskin 226 7.0 -5.5
Independent Mohammad Karim 140 4.3 N/A
Turnout 3,239 56.9 +2.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Village (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Farrance 1,551 58.3 -4.3
Conservative Sarah Newton 1,544 58.0 -2.4
Conservative Allan Jones* 1,502 56.4 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Robins 583 21.9 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Rumney 516 19.4 +8.2
Labour Denise Leggett 494 18.6 +2.0
Labour Duncan Michael 485 18.2 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Tibbetts 479 18.0 +5.9
Labour Sittampalam Balarajah 446 16.8 +1.2
Green Margaret Garrett 171 6.4 -8.0
Turnout 2,663 44.9 -8.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Barnes (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alison Willott 1,386 36.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Iain Dysart 1,330 35.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Harris 1,275 33.6 N/A
Labour Laurence Naylor 1,093 28.8 +1.5
Labour Barry Edwards 1,083 28.5 -0.2
Conservative Margaret Grant 1,066 28.1 -16.8
Conservative Paul Hannan 1,052 27.7 -15.7
Labour Stephen Nixon 1,044 27.5 -3.0
Conservative Kenneth Butt 1,026 27.0 -15.6
Independent Roger Logan 286 7.5 -16.6
Green Jennifer Barrow 203 5.3 N/A
Turnout 3,804 54.5 -3.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

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