Liberal Democrats win big in Merton local elections

Pictured: the 17 new Liberal Democrat councillors in Merton

The Liberal Democrats won 17 council seats in Merton’s local elections on Thursday, beating the Conservatives to become the official opposition on Merton Council and the biggest party in the Wimbledon constituency.

The full results* are:

  • Labour – 31 (down 4)
  • Liberal Democrats – 17 (up 12)
  • Conservatives – 7 (down 8)
  • Merton Park Residents Association – 2

The Labour Leader of the Council failed to be elected in Wandle ward, which elected a Liberal Democrat councillor, Kirsten Galea, and one Labour councillor.

You can find the detailed results for where you live (your ward) and who your councillors are here.

Thank you to everyone who supported Liberal Democrat candidates on Thursday. The Liberal Democrat group will work tirelessly on your behalf over the next four years to hold the Council to account and deliver the real change local people have demanded.

Congratulations to all elected councillors from all parties, and commiserations to all the defeated candidates – we wish you well.

We hope to do you proud. The fight for an open, competent and caring Council continues.


* Seat changes based on notional 2018 results according to the BBC.

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