2014 Merton London Borough Council election
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All 60 council seats on Merton London Borough Council
Turnout41.3% (Decrease25%)[1][2]
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 28 seats, 39.0% 27 seats, 36.3%
Seats won 36 20
Seat change Increase8 Decrease7
Popular vote 83,091 52,867
Percentage 49.6% 31.6%
Swing Increase10.6% Decrease4.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Merton Park Residents Liberal Democrats
Last election 3 seats, 2.9% 2 seats, 18.1%
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Decrease1
Popular vote 6,222 14,973
Percentage 3.7% 8.9%
Swing Increase0.8% Decrease9.2%

Merton London UK local election 2014 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2014 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

Stephen Alambritis
Labour

Council leader after election

Stephen Alambritis
Labour

Elections for the London Borough of Merton were held on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Merton London Borough Council in England.[3] This was on the same day as other local elections in England and an election to the European Parliament.

The incumbent minority Labour administration gained eight seats from the Conservatives, returning the council to majority control.[3]

Background

See also: Merton local elections § 2010-2014

In May 2013, four Conservative councillors had defected to the UK Independence Party, including Suzanne Evans, who later became a national spokesperson for the party.[4] No by-elections were called as a result of the defections. In the election, all those who sought re-election as UKIP councillors were defeated, including Evans in the Hillside ward.[1][5]

Results

Labour gained seats from the Conservatives in the wards of Abbey, Cannon Hill and Lower Morden; this returned the council to majority Labour control from no overall control. Labour won 36 seats (+8) and the Conservatives 20 seats (-7). The Liberal Democrats lost one seat in West Barnes to the Conservatives to finish with just 1 seat, whilst the Merton Park Ward Residents Association maintained its three seats in Merton Park.[1][2]

Merton Local Election Result 2014[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 8 0 Increase8 60.0% 49.6% 83,091 Increase10.6%
  Conservative 20 1 8 Decrease7 33.3% 31.6% 52,867 Decrease4.8%
  Merton Park Residents 3 0 0 0 5.0% 3.7% 6,222 Increase0.8%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 Decrease1 1.7% 8.9% 14,973 Decrease9.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0% 3.6% 6,112 Increase3.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0% 1.5% 2,564 Decrease0.1%
  Mitcham Independent Party 0 0 0 0 0% 0.6% 1,056 n/a
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Keep Our St Helier Hospital 0 0 0 0 0% 0.3% 422 n/a
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0% 0.1% 251 n/a

Ward Results

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abigail Jones 1,563 47.9 +15.6
Labour Andrew Judge* 1,560 47.8 +11.5
Labour Katy Neep 1,519 46.5 +15.4
Conservative Henry Nelless* 1,136 34.8 -2.0
Conservative Peter Smith 1,104 33.8 -5.8
Conservative Cesar Sepulveda 975 29.9 -4.3
Green David Wood 425 13.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Pauline Barry 284 8.7 -17.0
UKIP Rathy Alagaratnam 259 7.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Heinrich 202 6.2 -16.9
Liberal Democrats John Tippett-Cooper 162 5.0 -17.4
Turnout 3,458 45
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Cannon Hill

Cannon Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tobin Byers 1,686 48.2 +21.0
Labour Pauline Cowper 1,661 47.5 +8.0
Labour Fidelis Gadzama 1,556 44.5 +7.2
Conservative Debbie Shears* 1,227 35.1 -8.9
Conservative Omar Bush 1,153 33.0 -6.5
Conservative Logie Lohendran* 1,081 30.9 -6.4
UKIP Andrew Mills 597 14.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cope 254 7.3 -16.7
Liberal Democrats Vivian MacVeigh 227 6.5 -14.6
Liberal Democrats Cosette Malik 131 3.7 -16.5
Turnout 49.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Colliers Wood

Colliers Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Draper* 1,774 59.5 +3.7
Labour Caroline M Cooper-Marbiah* 1,687 56.6 +8.3
Labour Laxmi Attawar* 1,631 54.7 +4.1
Conservative Peter Lord 674 22.6 +1.2
Conservative Adam Crymble 646 21.7 +1.2
Conservative Giuseppe Fraschini 612 20.5 +2.4
Green Ian Weir 545 18.3 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Nathan Hollow 238 8.0 -11.0
Liberal Democrats David Woodbridge 235 7.9 -9.3
TUSC April Ashley 132 4.4 N/A
Turnout 37.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cricket Green

Cricket Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Munn* 2,204 69.3 +7.6
Labour Russell Makin* 2,170 68.2 +10.3
Labour Judy Saunders* 2,107 66.3 +9.1
Conservative Barbara Mansfield 467 14.7 -10.7
Conservative Andrew Hollingsworth 449 14.1 -6.3
Mitcham Independent Party Alan Hutchings 386 12.1 N/A
Conservative Carl Warner 375 11.8 -7.9
Mitcham Independent Party John Mansfield 360 11.3 N/A
Mitcham Independent Party Stuart Morrison 310 9.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Pizey 147 4.6 -11.4
Turnout 40.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dundonald

Dundonald
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Dean* 1,408 45.6 +1.9
Conservative Michael Bull 1,355 43.9 +2.3
Conservative Suzanne Grocott* 1,326 43.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Giles Bailey 795 25.8 -10.1
Liberal Democrats Anthony Fairclough 782 25.3 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Diana Coman 781 25.3 -6.7
Labour Christine Bickerstaff 758 24.6 +5.0
Labour Adeniyi Adegboyega 665 21.5 +5.7
Labour Wayne Busbridge 647 21.0 +7.5
UKIP Eddie Edwards 232 7.5 N/A
Turnout 44.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Figge’s Marsh

Figge's Marsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Agatha Akyigyina* 2,483 81.0 +11.7
Labour Geraldine Stanford* 2,384 77.8 +9.0
Labour Peter Walker* 2,200 71.8 +8.8
Conservative William Brierly 439 14.3 -3.5
Conservative Henry Moulton 390 12.7 -4.6
Conservative John Telford 366 11.9 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Cargin 180 5.9 -9.6
Turnout 37.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Graveney

Graveney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Dehaney* 2,194 78.4 +10.7
Labour Linda Kirby* 2,132 76.2 +6.8
Labour Greg Udeh* 1,888 67.5 +8.9
Conservative Margaret Brierly 421 15.0 -2.4
Conservative Alice Hammond 376 13.4 -3.7
Conservative Sally Hammond 333 11.9 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Hardy 206 7.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Benedict Fletcher 205 7.3 -11.8
TUSC Rodney Kay-Kreizman 119 4.3 N/A
Turnout 38.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hillside

Hillside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Simpson* 1,309 51.8 +5.5
Conservative David Williams* 1,281 50.7 +3.6
Conservative Daniel Holden 1,269 50.2 -1.9
Labour Michelle Gordon 634 25.1 +7.3
Labour Tony Kane 603 23.9 +9.3
Labour Christopher McKeon 533 21.1 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Carmel Fowler 453 17.9 -11.2
UKIP Suzanne Evans* 342 13.5 -38.6
Liberal Democrats Hamish Norbrook 337 13.3 -12.2
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Hasan 336 13.3 -9.8
Turnout 38.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mark Allison* 1,682 67.9 +12.6
Labour Co-op Ross Garrod 1,633 65.9 +12.3
Labour Co-op Edith Joan Macauley* 1,570 63.4 +8.9
UKIP Don Anderson 424 17.1 N/A
Conservative Richard Aitken-Davies 344 13.9 -7.4
Conservative Philip Beard 288 11.6 -7.8
Conservative Thomas Moulton 263 10.6 -8.2
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Jean Barker 232 9.4 -9.4
Turnout 33.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longthornton

Longthornton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda Fraser* 2,119 72.4 +8.5
Labour David Chung* 2,115 72.3 +10.1
Labour Marsie Skeete 1,891 64.6 +12.0
Conservative Richard Hayward 637 21.8 -5.9
Conservative Beth Mitchell 583 19.9 -3.2
Conservative Hamna Qureshi 531 18.2 4.4
Liberal Democrats Eliane Patton 199 6.8 -11.5
Turnout 38.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lower Morden

Lower Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Kenny 1,762 50.9 +17.8
Labour Stan Anderson 1,730 49.9 +19.5
Labour Mary Curtin 1,630 47.0 +21.6
Conservative Maurice Groves* 1,165 33.6 -16.8
Conservative Ray Tindle* 1,026 29.6 -9.5
Conservative Gary Watkinson 928 26.8 -17.3
UKIP Richard Hilton* 753 21.7 -22.4
Liberal Democrats Asif Ashraf 172 5.0 -11.7
Turnout 49.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Merton Park

Merton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Merton Park Residents John Sargeant* 2,123 63.7 +13.5
Merton Park Residents Peter Southgate* 2,052 61.6 +11.5
Merton Park Residents Edward Foley 2,047 61.4 +10.9
Conservative David Cotterill 566 17.0 -10.1
Labour Anthony Draper 552 16.6 -0.6
Conservative Robert Lawrence 520 15.6 -7.7
Conservative Nicholas Bustin 516 15.5 -6.5
Labour Ross Savill 496 14.9 +2.2
Labour Charles Ocansey 495 14.9 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Duncan Burch 143 4.3 -9.4
Liberal Democrats John Dalton 143 4.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nazir Malik 115 3.5 N/A
Turnout 47.4
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Merton Park Residents hold Swing
Merton Park Residents hold Swing

Pollards Hill

Pollards Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Henry 2,195 72.5 +26.3
Labour Jeff Hanna* 2,148 70.9 +24.5
Labour Martin Whelton* 2,135 70.5 +23.1
UKIP Bob Grahame 498 16.4 N/A
Conservative Robert Giles 399 13.2 -12.1
Conservative Jay Crush 382 12.6 -7.1
Conservative Imran Kali 290 9.6 -9.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Harbron 163 5.4 -5.3
Turnout 38.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ravensbury

Ravensbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Alambritis* 1,971 66.0 +13.8
Labour Philip Jones* 1,769 59.3 +6.6
Labour Peter McCabe* 1,633 54.7 +5.7
UKIP John Brereton 649 21.7 N/A
Conservative Nicholas McLean 420 14.1 -16.0
Conservative Anton Gjeta 335 11.2 -16.3
Green Natalie Gordon 328 11.0 N/A
Conservative Frank Pocock 325 10.9 -11.9
Liberal Democrats Anne Blanchard 206 6.9 -9.0
Turnout 40.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Raynes Park

Raynes Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill West 1,351 46.6 -2.8
Conservative Adam Bush 1,470 46.4 +1.9
Conservative Stephen Crowe 1,486 46.3 +3.8
Labour Alison Honor 809 26.6 +8.4
Labour Charles Lucas 716 23.5 +6.2
Labour Praful Nargund 672 22.1 +6.5
Liberal Democrats David Amer 547 18.0 -14.1
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Bernard 471 15.5 -12.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Whincup 444 14.6 -9.8
UKIP Peter Burton 339 11.1 N/A
Keep Our St Helier Hospital David Ash 223 7.3 N/A
Turnout 41.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Helier

St Helier
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maxi Martin* 2,010 67.0 +13.6
Labour Dennis Pearce* 1,916 63.9 +15.0
Labour Imran Uddin 1,673 55.8 +6.4
UKIP Andre Lampitt 663 22.1 N/A
Conservative Chris Challouma 505 16.8 -14.0
Conservative Chris McLaughlin 435 14.5 -12.1
Conservative Hugh Lenon 421 14.0 -12.0
Liberal Democrats Simon Parritt 203 6.8 -10.3
Turnout 38.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Holmes* 1,283 44.7 +1.5
Conservative Charlie Chirico 1,270 44.1 +2.1
Conservative Abdul Latif 1,119 38.9 -0.1
Labour Mike Blakeney 940 32.7 +6.9
Labour John Colbert 814 28.3 +5.4
Labour Haile Warner 763 26.5 +4.4
Green Liz Matthews 543 18.9 +5.3
Liberal Democrats Helen Carter 364 12.7 -11.5
Liberal Democrats Federico Bertero 290 10.1 -12.6
Liberal Democrats Matthew Payne 283 9.8 -17.5
UKIP Dominic Moass 263 9.1 N/A
Turnout 39.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Village

Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hamish Badenoch 2,067 72.8 +3.5
Conservative John Bowcott* 2,055 72.4 +3.4
Conservative Najeeb Latif 1,848 65.1 -2.1
Labour Bill Bottriell 385 13.6 +1.9
Labour Brian Paul 300 10.6 +1.9
UKIP Rod Scott 298 10.5 N/A
Green Mason Redding 268 9.4 N/A
Labour Habibullah Khan 253 8.9 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Simon McGrath 217 7.8 -9.0
Liberal Democrats Diana Oxford 213 7.5 -13.2
Liberal Democrats Daniel Sheridan 164 5.8 -9.3
Turnout 45.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

West Barnes

West Barnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gilli Lewis-Lavender* 1,424 40.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Mary-Jane Jeanes* 1,311 37.7 -1.3
Conservative Brian Lewis-Lavender 1,252 36.0 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Iain Dysart* 1,218 35.0 -3.0
Conservative Miles Windsor 966 27.8 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Philip Ling 902 25.9 -7.3
Labour Irina Chung 581 16.7 -1.1
Labour Jerome Neil 577 16.6 +0.5
Labour Sam Thomas 520 14.9 +1.2
Green Charles Barraball 455 13.1 +6.0
UKIP Nicolas O’Gorman 429 12.3 N/A
Turnout 47.0
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janice Howard* 1,497 46.6 +3.8
Conservative Oonagh Moulton* 1,424 44.3 +3.3
Conservative Linda Taylor* 1,367 42.6 -0.5
Labour Hugh Constant 904 28.1 +7.5
Labour Ailsa Williams 747 23.3 +5.4
Labour Motiur Rahman 746 23.2 +7.0
Green Liam Collins 524 16.3 +8.1
Liberal Democrats Edward Doran 368 11.5 -14.2
UKIP Mark McAleer 366 11.4 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Dave Busby 351 10.9 -18.0
Liberal Democrats Denis Kouadio 299 9.3 -17.6
Keep Our St Helier Hospital Sandra Ash 189 5.9 N/A
Turnout 39.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections

St Helier by-election, 19 May 2016[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jerome Neil 1,436 71.0 +4.0
Conservative Susan Edwards 282 13.9 -2.9
UKIP Richard Alexander Hilton 191 9.4 -12.7
Liberal Democrats Asif Ashraf 59 2.9 -3.9
Green John Charles Barraball 55 2.7 N/A
Majority 1,154 57.1
Turnout 2,030 24.9 -13.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was triggered by the death of Cllr. Maxi Martin of the Labour Party.

St Helier by-election, 20 July 2017[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kelly Braund 1,508 74.1 +18.3
Conservative Geraldine Kirby 318 15.6 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Geoff Cooper 98 4.8 -2.0
Green Phillipa Zielfa Maslin 61 3.0 N/A
UKIP Bob Grahame 50 2.5 -19.6
Majority 1,190 58.4
Turnout 2,035 24.9 -13.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Cllr. Imran Uddin of the Labour Party.

References

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