Friday, 7 May 2010

Liberal Democrats Retain Sutton Council

The Liberal Democrats have retained control in Sutton Council local elections after winning 43 of the borough's 54 seats.

Voting in Worcester Park's two council wards, Nonsuch Ward and Worcester Park Ward, was so close that both wards were subject to recounts before the final results were confirmed at just after 2:30pm.

In a diasastrous night for the opposition party, the Conservatives lost 9 seats, including their leader Paul Scully in Carshalton Central. The Conservative Party now have only 11 seats on Sutton Council.

The Liberal Democrats have led the council since 1986, making it the longest continual Liberal Democrat administration in the UK.

For more details of the results in Worcester Park and Nonsuch Ward, see the blog posts below.