2006 Merton London Borough Council election
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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%

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

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 Democrats 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


Results by Ward

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Neil Mills 1,297 41.2 +8.7
Conservative Marc Hanson 1,282 40.7 +8.8
Conservative Henry Nelless 1,214 38.5 +10.5
Labour Susan Assinen* 1,147 36.4 -3.5
Labour Michael Brunt 1,087 34.5 -5.3
Labour Laxmi Attawar 1,074 34.1 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Pauline Barry 566 18.0 +1.4
Liberal Democrats John Houilihan 470 14.9 -0.8
Green Benjamin Walsh 443 14.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrats David Willis 412 13.1 -0.4
Turnout 3,150 44.1 +16.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Cannon Hill

Cannon Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Brierly 1,778 54.6 +8.8
Conservative Deborah Shears* 1,748 53.7 +6.0
Conservative Brian Lewis-Lavender 1,681 51.7 +8.1
Labour Christopher Houghton 814 25.0 -5.5
Labour Henry Macauley 812 25.0 -2.4
Labour Motiur Rahman 678 20.8 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Mary O'Herlihy Nixon 450 13.8 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Nelson Menezes 423 13.0 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Oxford 416 12.8 +1.9
Pensioners Action Alliance Michael Fitzgerald 383 11.8 N/A
Turnout 3,254 47.1 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Colliers Wood

Colliers Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Draper* 1,713 50.0 -1.6
Labour Sheila Knight* 1,625 47.5 -3.3
Labour George Reynolds* 1,577 46.1 -2.7
Green Thomas Walsh 1,222 35.7 -0.8
Green Rebecca Shingleton 1,152 33.6 +2.0
Green Richard Bence 1,068 31.2 +2.0
Conservative Philip Beard 398 11.6 +4.6
Conservative Olivia Cooper 374 10.9 +4.8
Conservative Eugene Byrne 353 10.3 +4.7
Liberal Democrats James McKenna 262 7.7 N/A
Turnout 3,424 49.0 +11.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cricket Green

Cricket Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Munn* 1,442 54.3 -0.8
Labour Russell Makin* 1,377 51.8 -1.4
Labour Judy Saunders* 1,361 51.2 +3.1
Conservative Frederick Day 875 32.9 +6.4
Conservative Sarah McAlister 767 28.9 +3.7
Conservative Liam Staff 709 26.7 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Pizey 448 16.9 +1.6
Turnout 2,656 37.4 +7.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dundonald

Dundonald
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Corinna Edge* 1,328 42.7 +8.2
Conservative Denise March 1,295 41.7 +6.2
Conservative David Edge 1,272 40.9 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Armstrong 740 23.8 +3.4
Labour Elizabeth Daughters 664 21.4 -12.5
Labour Stan Anderson 664 21.4 -12.3
Liberal Democrats Anthony Fairclough 648 20.8 +6.1
Labour Wayne Busbridge 640 20.6 -12.1
Green David Bezkorowajny 601 19.3 +4.5
Green Jennifer Young 536 17.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Falconer 525 16.9 +2.5
Turnout 3,109 45.5 +11.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Figge's Marsh

Figge's Marsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Judge* 1,549 57.3 +8.7
Labour Agatha Akyigyina 1,512 55.9 +4.8
Labour Geraldine Stanford* 1,437 53.2 -1.2
Conservative Gordon Southcott 642 23.8 -1.2
Conservative John Telford 635 23.5 +1.3
Conservative Jenny Thomas 615 22.8 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Elaine Patton 395 14.6 -2.2
UKIP Graham Mills 232 8.6 N/A
Turnout 2,703 38.3 +9.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Graveney

Graveney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Kirby* 1,505 58.3 -0.6
Labour John Dehaney* 1,500 58.1 +4.6
Labour Gregory Udeh 1,233 47.8 -10.9
Conservative Jeffrey Gunn 675 26.2 +4.7
Conservative June Hayles 646 25.0 +4.2
Conservative Gary Pritchard 590 22.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Benedict Fletcher 534 20.7 +4.8
Turnout 2,580 37.3 +7.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hillside

Hillside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Bruce 1,400 58.9 +6.8
Conservative David Williams* 1,353 56.9 +4.9
Conservative David Simpson* 1,348 56.7 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Juliet Boyd 439 18.5 ±0.0
Liberal Democrats Joan Pyke-Lees 401 16.9 -2.6
Labour Christine Bickerstaff 396 16.7 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Simon Burall 375 15.8 -2.5
Green Nicholas Robins 351 14.8 +2.5
Labour Peter McGinity 346 14.6 -6.6
Labour Farmida Bi 314 13.2 -6.7
UKIP James Stewart 89 3.7 N/A
Turnout 2,376 36.2 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Betteridge 1,142 54.9 -1.5
Labour Mark Allison* 1,131 54.3 -1.3
Labour Edith Macauley* 1,050 50.4 +2.0
Conservative Stewart MacDonald 520 25.0 +0.9
Conservative Thomas Lazur 449 21.6 -1.8
Conservative Christina MacPherson 447 21.5 -1.3
Green Michael Dees 435 20.9 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Holloway 377 18.1 +3.7
Turnout 2,082 31.5 +7.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longthornton

Longthornton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Austin* 1,687 53.5 +3.8
Labour David Chung* 1,651 52.4 +5.7
Labour Leighton Veale* 1,454 46.1 +5.5
Conservative Charles Jenkins 1,170 37.1 -1.7
Conservative Sarah Newton 1,136 36.0 -1.8
Conservative Philip Lenon 1,113 35.3 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Celia Lee 381 12.1 +0.3
Pensions Action Alliance David Kay-Kreizman 219 6.9
Turnout 3,153 47.5 +11.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lower Morden

Lower Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Groves* 1,809 63.0 +9.2
Conservative Barbara Mansfield 1,781 62.1 +15.9
Conservative Ronald Wilson* 1,664 58.0 +11.9
Labour Terence Daniels 711 24.8 -1.8
Labour Mark Inger 682 23.8 -0.5
Labour Michelle McNicol 587 20.5 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Lina Akbar 402 14.0 +0.5
Turnout 2,870 43.3 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Merton Park

Merton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Merton Park Residents Karin Forbes 1,626 48.9 -5.3
Merton Park Residents Peter Southgate* 1,619 48.7 -2.7
Merton Park Residents Krysia Wiliams 1,570 47.3 -3.9
Conservative Simon Hooberman 1,159 34.9 +7.2
Conservative Simon Manara 1,139 34.3 +7.9
Conservative John Richardson 1,122 33.8 +7.9
Labour Richard Nichols 370 11.1 -3.7
Labour Carl Linkson 318 9.6 -3.9
Labour Christopher Ostrowski 299 9.0 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Maximilian Camplin 278 8.4 N/A
UKIP Andrew Mills 136 4.1 -0.5
Turnout 3,322 48.9 +7.1
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Merton Park Residents hold Swing

Pollards Hill

Pollards Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Whelton* 1,351 49.4 +2.4
Labour Zenia Squires-Jamison 1,321 48.3 -5.1
Labour Richard Williams 1,223 44.7 -8.1
Conservative Steven Abrahams 1,096 40.1 +8.5
Conservative Richard Hilton 962 35.2 +6.3
Conservative Raymond Tindle 915 33.5 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Iain Dysart 351 12.8 +1.0
Turnout 2,735 38.2 +6.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ravensbury

Ravensbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Alambritis* 1,311 44.0 -3.1
Labour Philip Jones* 1,276 42.8 -7.0
Labour Peter McCabe* 1,204 40.4 -7.4
Conservative Thomas Cheetham 1,106 37.1 +6.4
Conservative Margaret Groves 1,010 33.9 +5.5
Conservative Adrian Roberts 905 30.4 +2.7
BNP David Clarke 493 16.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Violet Jennings 436 14.6 -3.5
Turnout 2,980 44.3 +15.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Raynes Park

Raynes Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Brierly* 1,745 59.7 +10.3
Conservative Linda Scott 1,682 57.6 +12.4
Conservative Roderick Scott 1,640 56.1 +13.0
Liberal Democrats Julie Barnes 578 19.8 -11.1
Labour Stephen Spence 501 17.2 +1.1
Labour Brian Paul 489 16.7 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Eglington 462 15.8 -13.3
Liberal Democrats Nazir Malik 430 14.7 -9.2
Labour Gladstone Dosunmu 420 14.4 -0.7
Green Emma Wyatt-King 418 14.3 +5.5
Turnout 2,921 42.2 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Helier

St Helier
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maxi Martin* 1,347 43.2 -1.0
Labour Dennis Pearce* 1,246 39.9 -4.8
Labour Patricia Lewis 1,196 38.3 -0.9
Conservative Christopher McLaughlin 974 31.2 +6.4
Conservative David Shellhorn 931 29.8 +5.6
Conservative Alexander van Ingen 778 24.9 +1.1
BNP John Clarke 599 19.2 +5.1
Independent Michael Spacey* 583 18.7 -20.5
Liberal Democrats Alastair Irvine 430 13.8 -1.3
Turnout 3,121 46.7 +14.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Dean 1,454 51.7 +14.0
Conservative Krystal Miller 1,444 51.3 +13.9
Conservative Simon Withey 1,366 48.5 +12.0
Labour Andrew Coles* 914 32.5 -4.0
Labour Christopher Magee 798 28.4 -7.7
Labour Syed Rivzi 757 26.9 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Sally Harlow 498 17.7 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Simon Gilhooley 497 17.7 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Tibbetts 442 15.7 +3.1
Turnout 2,814 41.0 +7.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Village

Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samantha George* 2,426 80.4 +12.0
Conservative John Bowcott* 2,414 80.0 +10.2
Conservative Richard Chellew 2,358 78.2 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Anne Blanchard 357 11.8 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Claire Glasgow 285 9.4 -2.6
Labour William Bottriell 279 9.3 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Andrew Harding 264 8.8 -2.1
Labour Richard Taylor 216 7.2 -5.5
Labour Anil Ohri 203 6.7 +5.9
Turnout 3,016 47.5 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

West Barnes

West Barnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Lewis-Lavender* 1,578 45.9 +2.4
Conservative Angela Caldara* 1,517 44.2 +4.1
Conservative Jonathan Ward 1,453 42.3 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Mary-Jane Jeanes 1,373 40.0 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Helen Herd 1,317 38.3 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Taylor 1,226 35.7 +4.7
Labour Torbjorn Anderson 458 13.3 -3.6
Labour Daniel Connellan 447 13.0 -2.3
Labour Thomas Searle 386 11.2 -1.9
Pensions Action Alliance Geoffrey Smith 186 5.4 N/A
Turnout 3,435 49.8 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oonagh Moulton* 1,683 57.5 +21.2
Conservative Stephen Kerin 1,682 57.4 +19.6
Conservative Tariq Ahmad* 1,650 56.4 +21.3
Labour Michael Goodman 618 21.1 -5.4
Labour Tony Mendes 603 20.6 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Helen Carter 597 20.4 +11.3
Labour Masood Ahmed 551 18.8 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Edward Furse 510 17.4 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Ladmore 498 17.0 N/A
Turnout 2,928 41.7 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  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.