2022 Sutton Council election
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All 55 council seats
 
Leader Ruth Dombey Tom Drummond Tim Foster
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Independent
Last election 33 seats, 38.8% 18 seats, 36.3% 3 seats, 2.3%

Incumbent council control


Liberal Democrats



The 2022 Sutton London Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. All 55 members of Sutton London Borough Council will be elected. The elections will take place alongside local elections in the other London boroughs and elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom.

In the previous election in 2018, the Liberal Democrats maintained their longstanding control of the council, winning 33 out of the 54 seats with the Conservative Party forming the principal opposition with eighteen of the remaining 21 seats. The 2022 election will take place under new election boundaries, which will increase the number of councillors to 55.

Background

History

Result of the 2018 borough election
Result of the 2018 borough election

The thirty-two London boroughs were established in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. They are the principal authorities in Greater London and have responsibilities including education, housing, planning, highways, social services, libraries, recreation, waste, environmental health and revenue collection. Some of the powers are shared with the Greater London Authority, which also manages passenger transport, police and fire.[1]

After its formation, Sutton was under Conservative control until 1986. After a brief period of no overall control, the Liberal Democrats gained a majority on the council and have maintained overall control since. In the most recent council election in 2018, the Liberal Democrats won 33 seats with 38.8% of the vote while the Conservatives won 18 seats with 36.3% of the vote across the borough. The remaining three seats were won by independent candidates.[2] One of the independents was a former Liberal Democrat opposed to plans to build an incinerator.[3]

Council term

A Conservative councillor for Belmont ward, Patrick McManus, resigned in September 2018.[4] The by-election in October 2018 was held for the Conservatives by Neil Garratt, a former councillor and deputy leader of the Conservative group who had lost his seat in the May 2018 council election. The Liberal Democrats came second, reducing the Conservative majority compared to May.[5] Joyce Melican, a Liberal Democrat councillor for Wallington North, resigned in February 2019 for health reasons. She had served as a councillor since 2010.[6] The Liberal Democrat candidate Barry Lewis won the seat in the 29 March 2019 by-election with a reduced majority against the Conservatives.[7]

As with most London boroughs, Sutton will be electing its councillors under new boundaries decided by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which it produced after a period of consulation. The number of councillors will rise from 54 to 55 and the commission produced new boundaries following a period of consulation, with fifteen three-member wards and five two-member wards.[8]

Electoral process

Sutton, like other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years. The previous election took place in 2018. The election will take place by multi-member first-past-the-post voting, with each ward being represented by two or three councillors. Electors will have as many votes as there are councillors to be elected in their ward, with the top two or three being elected.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in London aged 18 or over will be entitled to vote in the election. People who live at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, are entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities.[9] Voting in-person at polling stations will take place from 7:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters will be able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.[9]

Council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election After 2022 election[10]
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Liberal Democrats 33 Liberal Democrats 33 Liberal Democrats 29
Conservative 18 Conservative 18 Conservative 20
Independent 3 Independent 3 Independent 3
Labour 0 Labour 0 Labour 3

Ward Results

Beddington

Beddington (3)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nicholas Mattey* 1,231
Independent Tim Foster* 1,162
Independent Jillian Green* 1,150
Liberal Democrats Kuhan Nathan 706
Conservative Heather Howell 686
Conservative Julia Russell 619
Conservative Alison Huneke 608
Liberal Democrats Martin Thompson 599
Liberal Democrats Thomas Badham 598
Labour Margaret Hughes 589
Labour John Keys 516
Labour Patricia McCarthy 488
Green Michael Boulton 352
Turnout
Independent win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Belmont

Belmont (3)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hicks* 1,537
Conservative Neil Garratt* 1,531
Conservative Jane Pascoe* 1,414
Liberal Democrats Samantha Bourne 1,244
Liberal Democrats Dean Juster 1,182
Liberal Democrats Samuel Weatherlake* 1,005
Labour Gale Blears 586
Labour Alan Aylward 535
Labour Marian Wingrove 474
Green Duncan Lambe 411
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Carshalton Central

Carshalton Central (3)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Isabel Carvalho Araujo 2,031
Liberal Democrats Jake Short* 1,906
Liberal Democrats Andrew Jenner 1,688
Green Verity Thomson 1,294
Conservative Melissa Pearce 1,141
Conservative Ethan Smith 1,088
Conservative Gillian Sparks 1,083
Labour Marilynne Burbage 491
Labour Anthony Thorpe 474
Labour Peter Turner 310
CPA Ashley Dickenson 132
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Carshalton South & Clockhouse

Carshalton South & Clockhouse (3)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Moira Butt* 1,698
Conservative Timothy Crowley* 1,669
Liberal Democrats Amy Haldane* 1,617
Conservative Lynne Fletcher 1,544
Liberal Democrats Brendan Hudson 1,523
Liberal Democrats Noormahamod Sumun 1,317
Green Hannah Smith 387
Labour John Clay 329
Labour Michael McLoughlin 286
Labour Roberta Lambert 279
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Cheam

Cheam (3)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Allen* 1,747
Conservative Tony Shields 1,680
Conservative Vanessa Udall 1,635
Liberal Democrats Alex Chui 1,213
Liberal Democrats Ben Devlin 1,168
Liberal Democrats Harry Legge 1,002
Labour Sarah McGuinness 486
Green John Triggs 466
Labour Simon Muir 373
Labour George Richards 364
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Hackbridge

Hackbridge (2)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Tchilingirian 1,029
Labour Sheldon Vestey 951
Liberal Democrats Joanna Sherman 543
Liberal Democrats Alexander Vicente-Machado 494
Conservative David Ruthven-Murray 365
Conservative Emma Scully 353
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

North Cheam

North Cheam (3)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Dwyer 1,640
Conservative James McDermott-Hill* 1,628
Conservative Paramalingham Vivehanandha 1,600
Liberal Democrats Laura Cooney 1,237
Liberal Democrats Jason Stone 1,167
Liberal Democrats Carl Nichols 1,134
Labour David Owen 453
Labour Jane Davies 549
Labour Raymond Eveleigh 446
Green Christopher Beard 347
Independent Renos Costi 105
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

South Beddington & Roundshaw

South Beddington & Roundshaw (3)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Pearce 1,232
Liberal Democrats Edward Joyce* 1,201
Conservative Patrick Magnus 1,188
Conservative Ryan Stoneman* 1,183
Liberal Democrats Drew Heffernan* 1,166
Liberal Democrats Srividhya Koteeswaran 1,101
Labour Jacqueline McLoughlin 434
Labour David Towler 377
Labour Kiran Nawaz 372
Green Helene McDonagh 192
Independent Hannah Hamilton 147
Independent Katie Bickel 103
Independent Joseph Prowse 70
SDP Steven Kelleher 33
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

St Helier East

St Helier East (2)[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Cole 643
Liberal Democrats Gemma Munday 631
Labour Sarah Gwynn 499
Labour Grace Platt 439
Conservative Matthew Drew 386
Conservative Ann Page 370
Green Nicola Williams 121
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

St Helier West

St Helier West (3)[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Berry 848
Conservative Steven Alvarez 823
Conservative Wendy Clark 808
Labour Nicholas Diamantis 780
Labour Paul McCarthy 776
Conservative Ethan Windsor 751
Liberal Democrats Omavally Narayana Pillay 729
Liberal Democrats Peter Chubb 703
Liberal Democrats Jean Crossby* 702
Green Peter Mead 243
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Stonecot

Stonecot (2)[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Beck 996
Liberal Democrats Muttucumaru Sahathevan 936
Conservative Paul Campbell 852
Conservative William Townsend 795
Labour Victoria Richer 440
Labour Victoria Wright 302
Green Karin Andrews Jashapara 137
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Sutton Central

Sutton Central (3)[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Bartolucci* 1,228
Liberal Democrats Edward Parsley 1,102
Liberal Democrats Cryss Mennaceur 1,038
Labour John McGeachy 858
Labour Kerrie Peak 834
Labour Natalie Wright 816
Conservative Barry Russell 722
Conservative Terence Woods 657
Conservative Venu Sood 643
Green Peter Friel 351
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Sutton North

Sutton North (3)[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ruth Dombey* 1,343
Liberal Democrats Sam Cumber 1,342
Conservative Bryony Lindsay-Charlton 1,308
Conservative Aamir Haroon 1,263
Conservative Ramachandran Mathanmohan 1,241
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hawton 1,189
Labour Gregory Charles 590
Labour Teresa O'Brien 538
Labour Lyndon Edwards 509
Green Phoebe Connell 380
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Sutton South

Sutton South (3)[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Clifton* 1,718
Liberal Democrats Patricia Fivey* 1,691
Liberal Democrats Louise Phelan 1,521
Conservative Chandra Alapati 1,434
Conservative Victoria Shields 1,302
Conservative Arif Syed 1,179
Labour Tessa Cornell 579
Labour Stephen Blears 550
Labour Graham Terrell 461
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Sutton West & East Cheam

Sutton West & East Cheam (3)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Luke Taylor 1,572
Liberal Democrats Christopher Woolmer 1,519
Liberal Democrats Qasim Esak 1,505
Conservative Lily Bande* 1,369
Conservative Catherine Gray* 1,331
Conservative Mukesh Rao 1,266
Labour Nicholas Carter 552
Labour Chibweka Kavindele 452
Labour Carlos Thibaut 427
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

The Wrythe

The Wrythe (3)[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bobby Dean 1,492
Liberal Democrats Colin Stears* 1,337
Liberal Democrats Patrick Ogbonna 1,225
Conservative Edward Dwight* 1,175
Conservative Robert Okpuru 1,138
Conservative Daisy Pearce 1,084
Labour David Grant 534
Labour Margaret Thomas 488
Labour Cecil Tate 468
Green Faye Burnett 394
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Wallington North

Wallington North (3)[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sunita Gordon* 1,502
Liberal Democrats Marian James* 1,451
Liberal Democrats Barry Lewis* 1,332
Conservative Joel Freeman 785
Conservative Alexander Dabysing 773
Conservative Christopher Wortley 716
Independent Kingsley Hamilton 592
Independent Pamela Marsh 581
Independent Katie Travers 560
Labour Mary Towler 522
Labour Marcia Turner 388
Labour Ahmad Wattoo 375
Green Christopher Donnelly 361
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Wallington South

Wallington South (3)[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jayne McCoy* 1,830
Liberal Democrats Samuel Martin 1,728
Liberal Democrats Muhammad Sadiq* 1,585
Conservative Malcolm Brown 916
Conservative Martin Simms 838
Conservative Hilary Wortley 804
Labour Eliot Carroll 584
Labour Kausar Kamran 444
Labour Maximillian Whelton 389
Green Maeve Tomlinson 314
Independent Daryl Gardner 188
Independent Geoffrey Stone 97
Independent David Wightwick 83
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Worcester Park North

Worcester Park North (2)[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Drummond* 1,233
Conservative Joe Quick 1,086
Liberal Democrats Jenny Batt 919
Liberal Democrats James Appleby 877
Labour Elizabeth Martin 515
Labour Mehdi Kabash 380
Green Virginia Boyd 234
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Worcester Park South

Worcester Park South (2)[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martina Allen* 1,191
Conservative Peter Geiringer* 1,109
Liberal Democrats Lauren Fivey 831
Liberal Democrats Barry Reed 764
Labour John Flowers 372
Labour Ann Morrison 370
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

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