2010 Merton London Borough Council election
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All 60 council seats on Merton London Borough Council
Turnout66.3% (Increase23.4%)[1][2]
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 27 seats, 34.8% 30 seats, 44.6%
Seats won 28 27
Seat change Increase1 Decrease3
Popular vote 101,959 94,893
Percentage 39.0% 36.3%
Swing Increase4.2% Decrease8.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Merton Park Residents Liberal Democrats
Last election 3 seats, 3.0% 0 seats, 12.0%
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Steady Increase2
Popular vote 7,572 47,291
Percentage 2.9% 18.1%
Swing Decrease0.1% Increase6.1%

Merton London UK local election 2010 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2010 Merton council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Merton Park Ward Residents Association in white.

Council leader before election

David Williams
Conservative

Council leader after election

Stephen Alambritis
Labour

Elections for the London Borough of Merton were held on 6 May 2010. This was on the same day as other local elections in England and a national general election.[1]

Following the elections, a Labour minority administration was formed with the support of the three Merton Park Ward Residents Association councillors, this replaced the previous Conservative administration. [3] [4]

Results

Labour became the largest party in Merton, defeating the incumbent minority Conservative administration. However, Labour fell three seats short of a majority, so the council remained under no overall control.

The Liberal Democrats regained two seats in West Barnes from the Conservatives and the Merton Park Ward Residents' Association maintained its three councillors in Merton Park.[1]

Merton Local Election Result 2010[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 28 1 0 Increase1 46.7% 39.0% 101,959 Increase4.2%
  Conservative 27 0 3 Decrease3 45.0% 36.3% 94,893 Decrease8.3%
  Merton Park Residents 3 0 0 0 5.0% 2.9% 7,572 Decrease0.1%
  Liberal Democrats 2 2 0 Increase2 3.3% 18.1% 47,291 Increase6.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0% 1.7% 4,331 Decrease2.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0% 0.9% 2,439 Increase0.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0% 0.6% 1,445 n/a
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0% 0.5% 1,206 Increase0.2%
  CPA 0 0 0 0 0% 0.1% 149 n/a

UKIP defections

On 15 May 2013, four Conservative councillors defected to the UK Independence Party (UKIP). This included Suzanne Evans, who later became a national UKIP spokeswoman.[6] No by-elections were called as a result of the defections.

Results by Ward

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Neil Mills* 1,888 39.6 -1.6
Conservative Henry Nelless* 1,758 36.8 -1.7
Labour Andrew Judge 1,733 36.3 -0.1
Conservative Abdul Latif 1,634 34.2 -6.5
Labour Pauline Cowper 1,542 32.3 -2.2
Labour Emma Nye 1,484 31.1 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Adam Towner 1,229 25.7 +7.7
Liberal Democrats Mohammad Karim 1,103 23.1 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Lesley Warne 1,068 22.4 +9.3
Turnout 4,773 66.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Cannon Hill

Cannon Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Shears* 2,195 44.0 -9.7
Conservative Miles Windsor 1,967 39.5 -15.1
Conservative Logie Lohendran 1,860 37.3 -14.4
Labour Leslie Boodram 1,355 27.2 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Helen Carter 1,195 24.0 +10.2
Labour Shelley McNicol 1,169 23.5 -1.5
Labour Aejaz Khanzada 1,094 22.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Hazel Rutledge 1,050 21.1 +8.1
Liberal Democrats Barrie Lambert 1,007 20.2 +8.1
Independent Ray Skinner 498 10.0 N/A
BNP Paul Laws 378 7.6 N/A
CPA Samuel Jayakrishna 149 3.0 N/A
Turnout 4,983 71.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Colliers Wood

Colliers Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Draper* 2,608 55.8 +5.8
Labour Laxmi Attawar 2,367 50.6 +3.1
Labour Gam Gurung 2,261 48.3 +2.2
Conservative Amelia East 1,001 21.4 +9.8
Conservative Daisy Meyland-Smith 960 20.5 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Barker 888 19.0 +11.3
Conservative Cesar Sepulveda 848 18.1 +7.8
Liberal Democrats Christopher Archer 804 17.2 N/A
Green Michael Dees 622 13.3 -22.4
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Wynes-Devlin 608 13.0 N/A
Turnout 4,677 61.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cricket Green

Cricket Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Munn* 2,928 61.7 +7.4
Labour Russell Makin* 2,748 57.9 +6.1
Labour Judy Saunders* 2,714 57.2 +6.0
Conservative Barbara Mansfield 1,207 25.4 -7.5
Conservative Denise March 966 20.4 -8.5
Conservative William Brierly 937 19.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Pizey 757 16.0 -0.9
BNP Brian Wilkes 398 8.4 N/A
Turnout 4,746 62.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dundonald

Dundonald
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Dean 2,130 43.7 +1.0
Conservative Chris Edge* 2,028 41.6 +0.7
Conservative Suzanne Grocott 1,888 38.7 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Martin Crosby 1,748 35.9 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Anthony Fairclough 1,611 33.1 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Alain Desmier 1,562 32.0 +15.1
Labour Christine Bickerstaff 953 19.6 -1.8
Labour Paul Parkinson 770 15.8 -5.6
Labour Bishara Torossian 657 13.5 -7.1
Green Ian Christie 582 11.9 -7.4
Turnout 4,874 70.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Figge’s Marsh

Figge's Marsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Agatha Akyigyina* 3,271 69.3 +13.4
Labour Geraldine Stanford* 3,245 68.8 +15.6
Labour Peter Walker 2,972 63.0 +5.7
Conservative Gregory Capper 838 17.8 -6.0
Conservative Hugh Lenon 817 17.3 -5.5
Conservative John Telford 741 15.7 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Usaama Kaweesa 733 15.5 +0.9
UKIP Henry Pringle 335 7.1 -1.5
Turnout 4,718 62.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Graveney

Graveney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Kirby* 3,008 69.4 +11.1
Labour John Dehaney* 2,937 67.7 +9.6
Labour Greg Udeh* 2,539 58.6 +10.8
Conservative Sally Hammond 878 20.2 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Benedict Fletcher 829 19.1 -1.6
Conservative Beth Mitchell 755 17.4 -7.6
Conservative Eleanor Mill 741 17.1 -5.8
Turnout 4,336 61.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hillside

Hillside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Suzanne Evans 2,258 52.1 -6.8
Conservative David Williams* 2,041 47.1 -9.8
Conservative David Simpson* 2,006 46.3 -10.4
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Bowers 1,263 29.1 +10.6
Liberal Democrats John Houlihan 1,105 25.5 +8.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Tibbetts 1,000 23.1 +7.3
Labour Peter McGinity 771 17.8 +3.2
Labour Ailsa Williams 634 14.6 -2.1
Labour Ross Savill 601 13.9 +0.7
Green Nick Robins 427 9.9 -4.9
UKIP Jimmy Stewart 139 3.2 -0.5
Turnout 4,334 65.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mark Allison* 2,226 55.3 +1.0
Labour Co-op Edith Macauley* 2,192 54.5 +4.1
Labour Co-op Mark Betteridge* 2,158 53.6 -1.3
Conservative Richard Aitken-Davies 857 21.3 -3.7
Conservative Gordon Southcott 779 19.4 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Hardy 758 18.8 +0.7
Conservative Ron Wilson 756 18.8 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Nadeem Mirza 621 15.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eliane Patton 583 14.5 N/A
Green John Barker 341 8.5 -12.4
Turnout 4,025 57.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longthornton

Longthornton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda Fraser 2,906 63.9 +10.4
Labour David Chung* 2,828 62.2 +9.8
Labour Sam Thomas 2,391 52.6 +6.5
Conservative Richard Hayward 1,261 27.7 -9.4
Conservative Jeya Nadanakumaran 1,052 23.1 -12.9
Conservative Kaunain Nurani 1,028 22.6 -12.7
Liberal Democrats Sally Harlow 832 18.3 +6.2
UKIP Andrew Mills 301 6.6 N/A
Turnout 4,548 64.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lower Morden

Lower Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Groves* 2,413 50.4 -12.6
Conservative Richard Hilton 2,110 44.1 -18.0
Conservative Ray Tindle 1,869 39.1 -18.9
Labour Terry Daniels 1,582 33.1 +8.3
Labour Mark Inger 1,454 30.4 +6.6
Labour Muzaffar Mansoor 1,217 25.4 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Patricia Pearce 907 19.0 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Asif Ashraf 798 16.7 N/A
BNP Patricia Donelson 456 9.5 N/A
Turnout 4,783 70.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Merton Park

Merton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Merton Park Residents Karin Forbes* 2,538 50.5 +1.6
Merton Park Residents John Sargeant 2,519 50.2 +2.9
Merton Park Residents Peter Southgate* 2,515 50.1 +1.4
Conservative Pete Digger 1,359 27.1 -7.8
Conservative Eleanor Sturge 1,170 23.3 -11.0
Conservative Linda Taylor 1,106 22.0 -11.8
Labour Christopher McKeon 862 17.2 +6.1
Liberal Democrats Duncan Burch 690 13.7 +5.3
Labour Charles Ocansey 671 13.4 +3.8
Labour Teresa Ocansey 636 12.7 +3.7
UKIP Graham Mills 227 4.5 +0.4
Turnout 5,021 72.2
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* 2,820 47.4 -2.0
Labour Jeffrey Hanna 2,718 46.4 -1.9
Labour Richard Williams* 2,574 46.2 +1.5
Conservative Ralph Smith 1,170 25.3 -14.8
Conservative Andrew Vaughan-Payne 912 19.7 -15.5
Conservative Aaron Wood 877 19.0 -14.5
Liberal Democrats Sharon Ajakaiye 496 10.7 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Hamish Norbrook 476 10.3 N/A
Independent John Cole 297 6.4 N/A
Independent Mike Tilcock 269 5.8 N/A
Turnout 4,626 64.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ravensbury

Ravensbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Jones* 2,389 52.7 +9.9
Labour Stephen Alambritis* 2,367 52.2 +8.2
Labour Peter McCabe* 2,221 49.0 +8.6
Conservative Margaret Groves 1,364 30.1 -3.8
Conservative Adam Bush 1,247 27.5 -9.6
Conservative Deryck Ross 1,035 22.8 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Joan Pyke-Lees 719 15.9 +1.6
BNP Robert Holmes 423 9.3 -7.2
Turnout 4,536 64.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Raynes Park

Raynes Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Brierly* 2,466 49.4 -10.4
Conservative Linda Scott* 2,217 44.5 -13.1
Conservative Rod Scott* 2,117 42.5 -13.6
Liberal Democrats David Amer 1,601 32.1 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Francesca Woodhouse 1,415 28.3 +12.5
Liberal Democrats Kieron Faller-Mead 1,219 24.4 +9.7
Labour Margaret Tulloch 909 18.2 +1.0
Labour Charles Lucas 863 17.3 +0.6
Labour Geeta Nargrund 778 15.6 +1.2
Green Richard Evans 572 11.5 -2.8
Turnout 4,987 69.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Helier

St Helier
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maxi Martin* 2,385 53.4 +10.2
Labour Stan Anderson 2,206 49.4 +11.1
Labour Dennis Pearce* 2,185 48.9 +9.0
Conservative Stephen Crowe 1,373 30.8 -0.4
Conservative Thomas Lazur 1,189 26.6 -3.2
Conservative Gary Watkinson 1,161 26.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Maximilian Camplin 762 17.1 +3.3
BNP Edward Atkins 426 9.5 -9.7
BNP Brian Wilkes 358 8.0 N/A
Turnout 4,464 63.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Holmes 2,036 43.2 -8.5
Conservative Krystal Miller* 1,980 42.0 -9.3
Conservative Simon Withey* 1,836 39.0 -9.5
Liberal Democrats Matthew Payne 1,287 27.3 +9.6
Labour Katherine Cowling 1,215 25.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrats Ewa Mieczkowska 1,138 24.2 +6.5
Labour Clare Antenen 1,077 22.9 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Nicolas Webb 1,068 22.7 +7.0
Labour Alison Fletcher Rogers 1,042 22.1 -4.8
Green Liz Matthews 641 13.6 N/A
Turnout 4,712 65.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Village

Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samantha George* 3,213 69.3 -11.1
Conservative John Bowcott* 3,200 69.0 -11.0
Conservative Richard Chellew* 3,115 67.2 -11.0
Liberal Democrats Anne Blanchard 960 20.7 +8.9
Liberal Democrats Simon McGrath 781 16.8 +7.4
Liberal Democrats David Willis 702 15.1 +6.3
Labour William Bottriell 543 11.7 +2.4
Labour Michael Norman-Smith 447 9.6 +2.4
Labour Brian Paul 403 8.7 +2.0
Turnout 4,638 72.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

West Barnes

West Barnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mary-Jane Jeanes 1,970 39.0 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Iain Dysart 1,915 38.0 -0.3
Conservative Gilli Lewis-Lavender* 1,900 37.7 -8.2
Conservative Brian Lewis-Lavender 1,854 36.7 -7.5
Conservative Sarah McAlister 1,728 34.2 -8.1
Liberal Democrats Nazir Malik 1,675 33.2 -2.5
Labour Ruth Bailham 900 17.8 +4.5
Labour Danny Connellan 812 16.1 +3.1
Labour Michael Somerville 690 13.7 +2.5
Independent Angela Caldara* 381 7.6 -36.6
Green Francis Cluer 357 7.1 N/A
Turnout 5,046 71.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tariq Ahmad* 2,310 43.1 -13.3
Conservative Janice Howard 2,293 42.8 -14.6
Conservative Oonagh Moulton* 2,198 41.0 -16.5
Liberal Democrats Dave Busby 1,548 28.9 +8.5
Liberal Democrats Alice Munro 1,440 26.9 +9.5
Liberal Democrats Edward Doran 1,380 25.7 +8.7
Labour Hugh Constant 1,104 20.6 -0.5
Labour Tony Mendes 960 17.9 -2.7
Labour Anthony Draper 867 16.2 -2.6
Green Samantha Guy 440 8.2 N/A
Green Richmond Crowhurst 349 6.5 N/A
UKIP Mark McAleer 204 3.8 N/A
Turnout 5,360 68.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

By-Elections

Wimbledon Park by-election, 3 May 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. Linda Taylor 1,837 47.6 +4.5
Labour Ms. Louise Deegan 931 24.1 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Dave Busby 838 21.7 -7.2
Green Richmond Crowhurst 253 6.6 +0.1
Turnout 48.0 -20.7
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tariq Ahmad.

Colliers Wood by-election, 8 August 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms. Caroline Cooper-Marbiah 1,685 72.2 +23.9
Conservative Peter Lord 441 18.9 -2.5
UKIP Shafqat Janjua 157 6.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phil Ling 52 2.2 -16.8
Turnout 29.9 -31.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Gam Gurung.

References

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  2. ^ "London Datastore". data.london.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "The particularities of Merton | Dave Hill". TheGuardian.com. 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ "The Home Page".
  5. ^ "Merton Council Election Results 2010". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  6. ^ May, Lauren (16 May 2013). "Councillors left 'open mouthed' by shock resignation of four senior Tories". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "London Borough Council Elections 22 May 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 26 February 2015.