Conservatives retain control of Wandsworth Council
Published: Friday 4th May 18
The result of the Wandsworth Council local election has seen the Conservatives retain control of the local authority.
The new make-up of the council is now Conservative 33, Labour 26, Independent 1. Voter turn-out across the borough was 43.62 per cent, significantly up on four years ago.
Council Leader Ravi Govindia said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part and voted in this election. It was very pleasing to see an increased turn-out and local democracy very much in action.
“The people of Wandsworth have spoken and in the coming days I will be forming a new cabinet to push forward our agenda of high quality local services for the residents of this borough.
“We are absolutely committed to making sure that we work together to make Wandsworth the very best it can be. That means delivering outstanding schools, building more affordable homes, providing greater support to the elderly, improving our town centres, reducing air pollution, and keeping a weekly waste collection – all within the lowest council tax framework in London.
“Wandsworth is a fantastic place with great opportunities – we want to build on that and yet keep some things the same. Outstanding services, while keeping council tax as low as possible, has been the watchword of this Council for 40 years and we aim to build on these rock solid foundations to make Wandsworth the best place to live and work in London.
“The hard work starts now and this new administration is absolutely committed to repaying the faith the Wandsworth electorate have shown in us by delivering a programme that will really make a positive difference to everybody.”