Merton London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years; it has administrative control over the London Borough of Merton.
Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.
Longthornton and Tamworth Residents Association is a residents association in the Longthornton area, which lies in the triangle between Pollards Hill, Streatham Vale and Mitcham Eastfields. Between 1964 and 1994, LTRA contested elections in Merton, initially in the Mitcham Central ward. After the borough's wards were redrawn in 1978 and the Mitcham Central ward abolished, the LTRA contested elections in the Longthornton ward.
LTRA won between three and four seats in the elections between 1964 and 1978. At the 1982 election, it was defeated by the Conservatives, who took all three seats in Longthornton. It subsequently regained a seat at a by-election in March 1984 and retook all three seats in the 1986 election. At the 1994 election, LTRA lost two seats to Labour. This was the last election that was contested by LTRA. By the time of the 1998 election, its last councillor no longer sat for the party.
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Merton Park Ward Residents Association is a residents association in the Merton Park ward. The MPWRA has three councillors on Merton London Borough Council, and for this purpose is registered as the political party Merton Park Ward Independent Residents.
The MPWRA was formed in 1989 in order to contest a by-election that October in the Merton Park ward, caused by the resignation of a Conservative councillor. The MPWRA opposed the proposed extension of the A24 relief road across a corner of the Merton Park Conservation Area, which required the demolition of several Victorian houses. At the by-election, Bridget Smith was elected for the MPWRA; this hung the council. In the following year's local elections, the MPWRA gained all three council seats of the Merton Park ward, which it has since maintained in all subsequent elections. The A24 relief road was not extended.
Since then, the MPWRA has campaigned for the redevelopment of Nelson Hospital and the regeneration of Morden's town centre. The MPWRA publishes a quarterly local publication known as Forum.
|#||% in ward||+/-||% in borough||Position||Administration||1||2||3|
|1990||3||5,567||51.1%||n/a||3.1%||3rd||Labour||Bridget Smith||Dese Child||Neville Beddoe|
|1998||3||4,415||52.4%||6.9%||3.4%||3rd||Labour||John Nelson Jones|
|2002||3||4,334||54.1%||1.7%||3.4%||3rd||Labour||Jillian Aston||Peter Southgate|
|2006||3||4,815||50.0%||4.1%||3.0%||3rd||Conservative minority||Karin Forbes||Krysia Williams|
|2010||3||7,572||53.0%||3.0%||2.9%||3rd||Labour minority||John Sargeant|
Since the foundation of the council, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|No overall control||1964 - 1968|
|Conservative||1968 - 1971|
|Labour||1971 - 1974|
|Conservative||1974 - 1989|
|No overall control[n 1]||1989 - 1990|
|Labour||1990 - 2006|
|No overall control||2006 - 2014|
There were no by-elections.
|Conservative||Miss L. Hirst||1741|
|Liberal||G. A. Bloxam||748|
|Labour||A. C. W. Holmes||429|
|Labour||H. R. Veal||1235|
|Conservative||P. E. Burcombe||540|
|Liberal||P. H. E. Whiffin||208|
|Communist||J. A. Court||56|
|Independent||C. N. S. Killick||16|
|Conservative||Miss M. J. Minto||1,898|
|Liberal||Mrs L. A. Sawyer||766|
|Labour||Mrs W. Daniels||695|
|Labour||T. L. Harris||1,324|
|Conservative||F. H. Meakings||1,287|
|Liberal||P. C. Spratling||1,105|
|Conservative||Diana M. Harris||1,187|
|Labour||Lester W. B. Augarde||1,119|
|Liberal||Keith N. Searby||662|
|Air Road Public Safety White Resident||William G. Boaks||13|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Labour||Shirley E. Cornish||786|
|Insurance Official||David W. Cotton||293|
|Independent||Grace L. Giddins||38|
|Air Road Public Safety White Resident||William G. Boaks||4|
|Longthornton and Tamworth Residents||David J. Rogers||1,833|
|Labour||Leslie A. Payne||1,248|
|Liberal||Linda R. Pollard||463|
|Council Tenants & Residents||Leonard Jenner||111|
|Air Road Public Safety White Resident||William G. Boaks||12|
|Longthornton and Tamworth Residents hold||Swing|
|Conservative||Anthony M. Owen||1,710|
|Labour||Philip M. Jones||765|
|Air Road Public Safety White Resident||William G. Boaks||7|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Conservative||Sellen M. Somers||2,428|
|Liberal||David W. G. Sawyer||1,203|
|Labour||Christine M. Bickerstaff||303|
|Air Road Public Safety White Resident||William G. Boaks||18|
|Conservative||William J. Perry||1,513||55.7|
|Liberal||Andrew C. Trompeteler||449||16.5|
|National Front||John R. Perryman||72||2.7|
|Public Safety, Democratic Monarchist, White Resident||William G. Boaks||16||0.6|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. George Watt.
|Alliance||Patricia M. Forster||1,300||41.9|
|Conservative||William P. Keen||661||21.3|
|Alliance gain from Labour||Swing|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. William A. Hillhouse.
|Conservative||Dennis V. Taylor||1,470||52.4|
|Alliance||Edward B. Baillie||782||27.9|
|Labour||Irene M. Miles||555||19.8|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Peter J. Glasspool.
|Longthornton and Tamworth Residents||Terry E. Ellis||735||29.1|
|Conservative||Colin F. Nixson||728||28.9|
|Labour||Irene M. Miles||624||24.7|
|Longthornton and Tamworth Residents gain from Conservative||Swing|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Michael L. Page.
|Labour||Paul B. Martin||1,674||55.6|
|Conservative||Veronica J. Brooke||833||27.7|
|Alliance||Edward B. Baillie||504||16.7|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Nancy Bone.
|Conservative||Alan W. Hemsley||1,440||51.7|
|Labour||Alvin W. Biddulph||718||25.8|
|Alliance||Ronald A. Locke||628||22.5|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Robert A. Dilley.
|Conservative||Barbara J. Mansfield||2,017||50.5|
|Alliance||Patricia E. Pearce||752||18.8|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. James B. Garwood.
|Conservative||Stephen J. Ashcroft||2,653||53.8|
|Alliance||Hugh M.G. Liversedge||1,706||34.6|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. David Mason.
|Conservative||John J. Ratcliffe||1,711||57.0|
|Labour||Paula A. Burnett||990||33.0|
|Alliance||Neil R. Rennie||300||10.0|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David T. Williams.
|Merton Park Residents||Bridget G. Smith||1,436||41.7|
|Conservative||James E. Smith||1206||35.0|
|Labour||Patrick R. O'Sullivan||805||23.4|
|Merton Park Residents gain from Conservative||Swing|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Kathryn E. Nicholls. The result meant that the Conservatives lost their one-seat majority on the council, placing the council under no overall control until the next election. This was the first election ever contested by the Merton Park Ward Residents Association, which had run in opposition to the council's proposed extension of the A24 relief road.
|Conservative||Michael F. Troy||1,250||41.1|
|Labour||Steven G. Conquest||931||30.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Alison L. Willott||558||18.4|
|Independent Resident||Roger I. Logan||225||7.4|
|Green||Jacqueline L. Barrow||76||2.5|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Michael J. G. Menhinick.
|Labour||Andrew J. Judge||1,403||58.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Marc J.-Y. Plessier||109||4.5|
|Green||Rajeev K. Thacker||61||2.5|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. David R. Proctor.
|Labour||Joyce G. Paton||700||42.5|
|Conservative||Jean A. Fortescue||552||33.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen K. Harbron||302||18.3|
|Green||Rajeen K. Thacker||94||5.7|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Arthur M. Kennedy.
|Conservative||Maurice H. Groves||1,033||59.9||+11.9|
|Labour||Michael A. Fitzgerald||470||27.3||-8.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Heather M. Hurst||148||8.6||-3.4|
|Green||Giles T. Barrow||73||4.2||-0.4|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Terence J. Daniels.
|Conservative||Gillian V. Lewis-Lavender||984||49.5||+24.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Heather M. Hurst||723||36.4||-5.6|
|Labour||Tony R. Giles||279||14.0||-14.3|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jennifer Willott.
|Conservative||Barbara J. Mansfield||942||43.1||+15.0|
|UKIP||Adrian K. J. Roberts||116||5.3||+5.3|
|Green||Richard M. Evans||112||5.1||-4.8|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tony Giles.
|Conservative||Ronald W. Wilson||1,401||49.9||+4.3|
|Labour||Terence J. Daniels||576||20.5||-2.1|
|UKIP||Adrian K. J. Roberts||392||14.0||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Lina Akbar||262||9.3||-2.1|
|Green||Giles T. Barrow||175||6.2||-1.5|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Leslie D. Mutch.
There were no by-elections.
|Conservative||Ms. Linda Taylor||1,837||47.6|
|Labour||Ms. Louise Deegan||931||24.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Dave Busby||838||21.7|
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tariq M. Ahmad.
|Labour||Ms. Caroline Cooper-Marbiah||1,685||72.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Phil Ling||52||2.2|
The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Gam Gurung.
|UKIP||Richard Alexander Hilton||191||9.4||-10.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Asif Ashraf||59||2.9||-3.1|
|Green||John Charles Barraball||55||2.7||N/A|
The by-election was triggered by the death of Cllr. Maxi Martin of the Labour Party.
|Liberal Democrats||Geoff Cooper||98||4.8||+1.9|
|Green||Phillipa Zielfa Maslin||61||3.0||+0.3|
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Cllr. Imran Uddin of the Labour Party.
|Liberal Democrats||Jenifer Ann Gould||1,060||35.0||+24.3|
|Conservative||Michael Charles Joseph Paterson||867||28.6||-14.2|
|UKIP||Andrew Thomas Mills||68||2.2||-1.4|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Labour||Swing||+19.1|
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Cllr. Mark Kenny of the Labour Party.
|Conservative||Isaac Kwaku Frimpong||907||26.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon John Jones||241||7.1|
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Cllr. Kelly Braund of the Labour Party.