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Merton Park Ward Residents Association

Merton Park Ward Independent Residents
Founded1989
IdeologyLocalism
Merton London Borough Council
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Website
www.mertonpark.org.uk

Merton Park Ward Residents' Association is a residents association in the Merton Park area of Merton in Greater London.

The Association has three councillors on Merton London Borough Council, and for this purpose is registered as the political party Merton Park Ward Independent Residents.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Association 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 Association 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.[1][3] At the by-election, Bridget Smith was elected for the Association; this hung the Council.[3] In the following year's local elections, the Association gained all three council seats of the Merton Park ward of Merton London Borough Council, which it has since maintained in all subsequent elections.[1] The A24 relief road was not extended.[3]

Since then, the Association has campaigned for the redevelopment of Nelson Hospital and the regeneration of Morden's town centre.[3]

The Association publishes a quarterly local publication known as Forum.[3]

Aims[edit]

The MPRWA is committed to:

  • Protecting and improving the local environment and local services.
  • Representing the interests of Merton Park.
  • Ensuring the voices of residents are heard.
  • Working together for the common good of the community.

It aims to achieve these aims by:

  • Sponsoring their councillors who live in the ward and are in touch with local opinion and share residents' aspirations. They judge each issue on its merits - they do not oppose for opposition's sake.
  • Informing residents of local issues through its monthly meetings, its issues of FORUM (their newsletter) and Email Alerts (see Meetings and Email Alerts on the left for more details).
  • Actively seeking residents' opinions.
  • Taking a leading role in local campaigns - for example, the successful opposition to the extension of the A24 relief road through Merton Park in the late 1980s, opposition to closure Merton Park Primary School as part of Merton’s school reorganisation scheme in the 1990s and assisting local residents in the successful opposition to a weekend market on sites overlooking houses in Kenley Road and Windermere Avenue.[1]

Electoral results[edit]

Since 1990, the MPWRA has contested and won all three seats of the Merton Park ward on Merton London Borough Council.

Election Seats Votes Position in borough Administration
# % in ward +/- % in borough
1990[4] 3 5,567 51.1% n/a 3.1% Increase 3rd Labour
1994[5] 3 5,860 59.3% Increase8.2% 3.6% Steady 3rd Labour
1998[6] 3 4,415 52.4% Decrease6.9% 3.4% Steady 3rd Labour
2002[7] 3 4,334 54.1% Increase1.7% 3.4% Steady 3rd Labour
2006[8] 3 4,815 50.0% Decrease4.1% 3.0% Steady 3rd Conservative minority
2010[9] 3 7,572 53.0% Increase3.0% 2.9% Steady 3rd Labour minority
2014[10] 3 6,222 63.7% Increase10.7% 3.7% Steady 3rd Labour
2018[11] 3 5,898 56.7% Decrease7.0% 3.3% Decrease 4th Labour
Election[12] Councillor 1 Councillor 2 Councillor 3
1990[13] Bridget Smith Dese Child Neville Beddoe
1994[14]
1998[15] John-Nelson Jones
2002[16] Jillian Aston Peter Southgate
2006[17] Karin Forbes Krysia Williams
2010[18] John Sargeant
2014[19] Edward Foley
2018[20] Dickie Wilkinson

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Merton Park Ward Residents Association". mertonpark.org.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. http://democracy.merton.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Forum Issue No. 40" (PDF). Autumn 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "London Borough of Merton Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "London Borough of Merton Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  6. "Merton Council Elections 1998" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  7. "Merton Council Elections 2002" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  8. "Merton Council Elections 2006" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  9. "Merton Council Election Results 2010". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. "Merton Council Election Results 2014". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. "Merton Park Ward Election Results 2018". Merton Council. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. "Merton Park Ward Residents Association". Merton Park Ward Residents Association. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  13. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "London Borough of Merton Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  14. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "London Borough of Merton Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  15. "Merton Council Elections 1998" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  16. "Merton Council Elections 2002" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  17. "Merton Council Elections 2006" (PDF). Merton Electoral Services. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  18. "Merton Council Election Results 2010". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  19. "Merton Council Election Results 2014". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  20. "Merton Park Ward Election Results 2018". Merton Council. Retrieved 14 June 2018.


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