LOCAL ELECTIONS: London Decides 2014


All the news and reaction from counts across south-west London


Our reporters have been at counts across south-west London as councils changed hands on a dramatic night in the capital. See the stories indexed below as they are filed.


Labour doubles its MEPs but UKIP success limited and Lib Dems are wiped out

LAMBETH – Jack Miller, Amy Martin and Amani Hughes

We must do more to get the working class vote, says Lambeth Conservative candidate

Lambeth leader Lib Peck optimistic about Labour victory

Labour score landslide victory in Lambeth

Full breakdown of results in Lambeth

MERTON – Luke Baker and Emma Griffin

Labour takes full control of Merton as seats split beween four parties

Labour in Merton are simply the best, says Council Leader Stephen Alambritis

Merton Park remains independent for 24th year running

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA – Tom Mulvihill and Naomi Agius

Conservatives control Kensington and Chelsea for 50th year in a row

Full breakdown of results in Kensington and Chelsea

RICHMOND – Rachel Jenkins and Drew Nicol

Conservatives secure convincing win in Richmond

Lib Dem couple defend Teddington seats in bad night for their party

CROYDON – Jas Bahia, Carly Read and Rob Horgan

Labour regain power in Croydon for first time since 2006

Outspoken UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie puts on brave face at Croydon count

Full breakdown of results in Croydon

WANDSWORTH – Li Hoang, Koel Mukherjee and Naomi Firsht

Conservatives hold Wandsworth but Labour gain seats

Vicar’s wife delivers for Labour in Roehampton

Labour celebrate in Wandsworth despite Conservative win

It’s a woman’s world in Wandsworth as number of female councillors grows

KINGSTON – Fran Le Noury and Jack Skelton

Crushing defeat for Lib Dems as Conservatives capture Kingston

Full breakdown of results in Kingston

Lib Dem MP Davey ‘not surprised’ Conservatives took control of his borough

HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM – Jacqueline Fanchini, George Odling and Kat Bawmwang

Shock win for Labour in Hammersmith and Fulham

Full breakdown of results in Hammersmith and Fulham

Charing Cross Hospital closure plans cost Conservatives, say victorious Labour councillors

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