Elections: Labour wins key London Councils

Tue 3rd June 2014, 5:02 pm

The UK's local election vote has resulted in power changes across London's local authorities, with the Labour Party making gains.

In regeneration hotspot Croydon, Labour took over from a Conservative majority. The party has pledged an increase in the number of affordable homes in new developments in the borough.

Labour also took over from the Conservative Party in Hammersmith and Fulham and from a Conservative/Lib-dem coalition in Redbridge, where a major transformation of Ilford is underway.

In the London Borough of Merton, Labour took full control, having previously been run by a Labour minority administration. The council will now prepare for a major regeneration programme in Wimbledon.

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