57 seats to be contested in 20 wards in the borough this May
Labour will be looking to to retain control of the Council
Voters in Merton will head to the polls next month to vote in a new council. An election for all seats on the council will take place on 5 May, along with hundreds of other local authorities across the UK.
It is the first full council election for four years and Merton residents will join London’s other boroughs at the ballot box. A boundary review means most wards in Merton will slightly change. From May the borough will have a total of 57 councillors, a reduction of three.
Overall there are now 20 wards in Merton with 17 of these having three councillors to represent them while the remaining three will have two councillors. The council currently has 33 Labour, 17, Conservative, 6 Liberal Democrats and three Merton Park Ward Independent Residents councillors.
The full ward-by-ward list of Merton local election candidates is below.
Abbey Ward: Nigel Benbow (Con), Matthew Braithwaite (Lib Dem), Mike Brunt (Lab), Zak Dada (Lab), Klaar Dresselaers (Lib Dem), Peter Garratt (Green), Hayley Ormrod (Con), Karen Peck (Lab), Ranjan Sivas (Con), Barry Smith (Lib Dem).
Cannon Hill: Asif Ashraf (Lib Dem), Dave Barnes (Lab), Ryan Barnett (Lab), Pauline Cowper (Lab), Jenifer Gould (Lib Dem), Jae Henderson (Green), Nicholas McLean (Con), Michael Paterson (Con), Frank Pocock (Con), Richard Poole (Lib Dem).
Colliers Wood: Laxmi Attawar (Lab), Caroline Cooper-Marbiah (Lab), Philip Geraghty (Green), Shipra Gupta (Lib Dem), John Kenny (Lib Dem), Katarzyna Markham (Con), Stuart Neaverson (Lab), Emily Robertson (Lib Dem), Harry Todd (Con), Thomas Walsh (Green), Dylan White (Con).
Cricket Green: Vincent Bolt (Lib Dem), Michael Butcher (Lab), Alex Forbes (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) Usaama Kaweesa (Lab), Peter Ludvigsen (Con), Gill Manly (Lab), Barbara Mansfield (Con), Gail Morrison (Lib Dem), Christopher Stanton (Green), Gary Watkinson (Con), William Woodward (Lib Dem).
Figges Marsh: Agatha Akyigyina (Lab), April Shaley (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition), Eloise Bailey (Lib Dem), Alice Hammond (Con), Natasha Irons (Lab), Daniel Johnston (Lab), Sally Pannifex (Green), John Raymond (Lib Dem), Linda Taylor (Con), Nicholas Thomas (Lib Dem), Tim Williamson (Con).
Graveney: Louis Altman (Con), Sheri Bhim (Lab), Sally Hammond (Con), Billy Hayes (Lab), Yue-hang Ho (Lib Dem), Linda Kirby (Lab), Quresh Mukadam (Lib Dem), Ricky Osei (Con), Christine Peace (Lib Dem), Rupert Stevens (Green).
Hillside: Rebecca Bottriekk (Lab), Rob Cossins (Con), Ursula Faulkner (Lib Dem), Susan Hicks (Lib Dem) Steven Hirsch (Lab), Dan Holden (Con).
Lavender Fields: Rathy Alagaratnam (Con), Elizabeth Barker (Lib Dem), George Burridge (Green), Angela Cahill (Con), Billy Christie (Lab), Benedict Fletcher (Lib Dem), Edith Macauley (Lab), Simon Parritt (Lib Dem), Fred Rushton (Con), Slawek Szczepanski (Lab).
Longthornton: Kaweh Beheshtizadeh (Lib Dem), Leila Boyd (Green), Brenda Fraser (Lab), Ross Garrod (Lab), Nicholas Harris (Lib Dem), Simon Jones (Lib Dem), Brian Lewis-Lavender (Con), Michael Ormrod (Con), Marsie Skeete (Lab), Delvalee Willie (Con).
Lower Morden: Martin Astrand (Green), James Bogle (Con), Eleanor Cox, (Con), Andrew Cunningham (Con), Miran Hussan (Lab), Sally Kenny (Lab), Luke Gabriel (Lib Dem), Nicholas Miles (Lib Dem), Jean-Bernard Tanqueray (Lib Dem). James Williscroft (Lab).
Merton Park: Deborah Chadwick (Lab), Edward Foley (Merton Park Ward Independent Residents), Alex Harris (Lab), Abdul Latif (Con), Najeeb Latif (Con), Emma Maddison (Lib Dem), Stephen Mercer (Merton Park Ward Independent Residents) Keiren O’Brien (Green), Christopher Oxford (Lib Dem).
Pollards Hill: Daniel Amona (Con), Toni Borrow (Lib Dem), Anthony Cole (Con), Joan Jenry (Lab), Mary-Jane Jeanes (Lib Dem), Beth Mitchell (Lib Dem, Aidan Mundy (Lab), Matthew Payne (Lib Dem), Margaret Rogers (Green), Martin Whelton (Lab).
Ravensbury: Stephen Alambritis (Lab), Caroline Charles (Lab), Stephen Harbron (Lib Dem), Rory Holdt (Con), Sarah Holmes (Con), Peter McCabe (Lab), Thomas Moulton (Con), Hamish Norbrook (Lib Dem), Karen Ohara (Green), Sarah Weber (Lib Dem).
Raynes Park: Wayne Busbridge (Lab), Adam Bush (Con), Omar Bush (Con), David Dean (Con), Chessie Flack (Lib Dem), Peter Gay (Green), Becky Hooper (Lab), Harry Platts (Lab), Matthew Willis (Lib Dem), Victoria Wilson (Lib Dem).
St Helier: Olivia Barlow (Con), Inam Bokth (Con), Rachel Brooks (Green), Stephen Crowe (Con), Helena Dollimore (Lab), Andrew Judge (Lab), Pippa Maslin (Green), Dennis Pearce (Lab), James Rae (Green), Richard Shilito (Lib Dem), Vivian Vella (Lib Dem), Guy Weston (Lib Dem).
Village: Max Austin (Con), Thomas Barlow (Con), Alexander Gallagher (Lib Dem), Andrew Howard (Con), Fergus Kirman (Lib Dem), Franca Ofeimu (Lab), Shirley Pritchard (Lab), Geoffrey Thomas (Lab), Sonja Timpson (Green), Tom Williams (Lib Dem).
Wandle: Mark Allison (Lab), Kirsten Galea (Lib Dem), Philip Ling (Lib Dem), Guy Lockwood (Con), Calum McGrath (Con), Mehmood Naqshbandi (Green), Benjamin Smith (Green), Eleanor Stringer (Lab).
West Barnes: Lily Alimi (Con), John Barraball (Green), Hina Bokhari (Lib Dem), Ben Butler (Lab), Joseph Hackett (Con), Gilli Lewis-Lavender (Con), Rob Newbery (Lab), John Oliver (Lib Dem), Robert Page (Lib Dem), Tessa Tyler Todd (Lab).
Wimbledon Park: James Boyd (Green), Hugh Constant (Lab), Ed Gretton (Con), Jill Hall (Lib Dem), Janice Howard (Con), Samantha MacArthur (Lib Dem), Oonagh Moulton (Con), Motiur Rahman (Lab), Tony Reiss (Lib Dem), Pam Treanor (Lab).
Wimbledon Town and Dundonald: Michael Bull (Con), Laura Collins (Green), Terry Daniels (Lab), Anthony Fairclough (Lib Dem), Suzanne Grocott (Con), James Holmes (Con), Abigail Jones (Lab), Paul Kohler (Lib Dem), Simon McGrath (Lib Dem), Devina Paul (Lab).
Tara O'Connor, Local Democracy Reporter
April 11, 2022
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