Wimbledon Guardian: Election2014

Merton Park Independents lose balance of power as Labour gains majority council

Wimbledon Guardian: Councillors John Sargeant and Peter Southgate at the count on Thursday, May 22

3:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Merton Park Independents won a record number of votes in Merton Park, but with the swing to Labour, lost the balance of power.

Labour comes top in Merton vote in European elections

Wimbledon Guardian: Merton Council

2:38pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Merton bucked the national trend in the European election, with Labour winning the greatest share of votes.

Labour claim victory on Merton Council

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:48am Friday 23rd May 2014

UPDATED 8am: The Labour party has claimed victory in Merton after making gains in this year's council elections.

Elections 2014: Live coverage as Merton Council votes are counted

Wimbledon Guardian: Vote count begins at Canons Leisure Centre in Mitcham

8:31pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Join us for live election coverage throughout the night. Who will be leading Merton tomorrow?

Merton Council leader: I 'dominated' Federation of Small Businesses

Wimbledon Guardian: Council leader Councillor Stephen Alambritis

2:02pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Merton's council leader has been forced to defend himself complaints he falsely claimed to be the former head of the UK's Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Merton voters head to the polls for local elections

Wimbledon Guardian: The polling station on the High Path estate is open and ready for your vote

9:57am Thursday 22nd May 2014

The polling stations are open and thousands of residents across the borough are preparing to cast their vote and decide who will take Merton forward over the next four years.

Election 2014: Compare each party's offer to Merton voters side-by-side

Wimbledon Guardian: Merton wards 2010-2014

12:07pm Friday 16th May 2014

The battle for Merton is hotting up in the final week before the May 22 elections.

Mitcham Independent Party launches manifesto

Wimbledon Guardian: L-R: John Mansfield, Stuart Morrison, Alan Hutchings. Photo: Beth Morrison

10:49am Friday 16th May 2014

A new political party promising to stand up for Mitcham says it will fight for residents without breaking away from the west of the borough.

Prime Minister David Cameron pledges his support for Merton Conservatives

Wimbledon Guardian: Becky Middleton with Prime Minister David Cameron who has pledged his support to Merton Conservatives

1:26pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron said the Merton Conservatives have a robust campaign

Boris gives thumbs up to unique pre-fab housing

Wimbledon Guardian: Boris Johnson and YMCA chief executive Richard James at the Y:Cube in Wimbledon

6:29pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Boris Johnson has voiced his support for a portable housing prototype to help solve the affordable housing crisis in London.

Voters warned not to take selfies with their ballots

Wimbledon Guardian: Ballot selfies are popular in the Netherlands - they call them 'stemfies'

11:13am Friday 9th May 2014

In the run up to the European and local elections, the Electoral Commission has issued guidance to election officials about the potential issue of voters taking 'selfies' with their completed ballot papers in polling stations.

VIDEO: Meet the 'Un-Credible Shrinking Man' Nick Clegg and the Incredible Silent Man Ed Miliband

Wimbledon Guardian: "The Un-credible Shrinking Man" (The Labour Party / YouTube)

12:03pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A war of black and white movies has broken out between Labour and Lib Dems after a spoof B-movie depicted the Deputy Prime Minister as the "Un-Credible Shrinking Man".

Merton election candidate and Ukip posterboy suspended after racist tweets emerge

Wimbledon Guardian: Ukip posterboy suspended after racist tweets emerge

7:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A Merton UKIP candidate has been suspended by the party after “extreme racist views” were posted on his Twitter feed.

New political party wants Mitcham 'independence'

Wimbledon Guardian: A new party has been formed in Mitcham

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Husband pitches against wife in Mitcham Cricket Green election

Merton Lib Dems election pledge to improve economy, wellbeing and environment

Wimbledon Guardian: Tim Farron MP and councillor candidates at the manifesto launch in Raynes Park

12:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Merton Liberal Democrat manifesto has been launched, with promises of 20mph speed limits on residential roads, disabled access to Motspur Park and Raynes Park stations and a thorough review of planning policies.

Swiss-born actor joins fresh faces in battle to get elected as Merton councillors

Wimbledon Guardian: Giuseppe Fraschini

10:22am Friday 21st March 2014

With council elections fast approaching, some fresh candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.

VIDEO: Teen Merton Council candidate urges younger voters to take part in local elections

Wimbledon Guardian: Hamna Qureshi

5:30am Thursday 20th March 2014

A teenager running as a Tory councillor in the upcoming elections is encouraging other young people to vote.

Could you be Merton's next councillor?

Wimbledon Guardian: Stephen Alambritis, leader of Merton Council, is fighting proposals to axe St Helier Hospital's A&E and maternity services

12:00pm Monday 25th February 2013

Would-be Merton councillors are being invited to find out more about standing in next year's local elections.


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