Member Questions 2019-2020

A FOI (Freedom of Information) request has revealed how many Member (Councillor) enquiries were received between 8 May 2019 and 5 May 2020 from Members of the Council. The council does not record policy enquiries made by Councillors and these figures do not represent all of the casework that members undertake, only that which is logged through the member enquiries system.

First NameSurnamePartyQsWard
Agatha MaryAkyigyinaLabour0Figges Marsh
MikeBruntLabour0Figges Marsh
BenButlerLabour0Abbey
JamesHolmesConservative0Trinity
MarsieSkeeteLabour0Longthornton
MarkKennyLabour1Cannon Hill
PeterMcCabeLabour1Rav
DavidSimpsonConservative1Hillside
StanAndersonLabour2Lower Morden
MaryCurtinLabour2Lower Morden
JohnDehaneyLabour3Graveney
NickDraperLabour3St Helier
BillyChristieLabour4Lavender Fields
RussellMakinLabour4Cricket Green
SimonMcGrathLib Dems4Dundonald
OwenPritchardLabour4Cricket Green
DaveWardLabour4Colliers Wood
AndrewHowardConservative5Village
DennisPearceLabour5St Helier
KellyBraundLabour6St Helier
JaniceHowardConservative6Wimbledon Park
DickieWilkinsonMerton Park Independent6Merton Park
DavidChungLabour7Longthornton
DavidDeanConservative7Dundonald
MarkAllisonLabour8Lavender Fields
EdwardFoleyMerton Park Independent9Merton Park
RebeccaLanningLabour9Cricket Green
CarlQuilliamLib Dems*9West Barnes
ThomasBarlowConservative10Village
PaulineCowperLabour10Cannon Hill
StephenCroweConservative10Raynes Park
EdithMacauleyLabour10Lavender Fields
NajeebLatifConservative12Village
DavidWilliamsConservative14Hillside
BrendaFraserLabour15Longthornton
HayleyOrmrodConservative18Trinity
EloiseBaileyLib Dems21West Barnes
EleanorStringerLabour22Abbey
OmarBushConservative23Raynes Park
TobinByersLabour25Graveney
AidanMundyLabour25Pollards Hill
NickMcLeanConservative26Cannon Hill
PeterSouthgateMerton Park Independent27Merton Park
GeraldineStanfordLabour30Figges Marsh
AdamBushConservative31Raynes Park
JoanHenryLabour31Pollards Hill
NigelBenbowConservative32Abbey
PaulKohlerLib Dems34Trinity
JeniferGouldLib Dems39Cannon Hill
OonaghMoultonConservative42Wimbledon Park
HinaBokhariLib Dems46West Barnes
LaxmiAttawarLabour48Colliers Wood
CarolineCooper-MarbiahLabour48Colliers Wood
DanielHoldenConservative48Hillside
LindaKirbyLabour55Gravesney
AnthonyFaircloughLib Dems69Dundonald
SallyKennyLabour79Lower Morden
MartinWheltonLabour92Pollards Hill
StephenAlambritisLabour111Rav
NatashaIronsLabour121Rav
EdwardGrettonConservative124Wimbledon Park

Note: Council Leader Cllr Stephen Alambritis is paid as a full-time member of staff for Merton Council, his enquires has been assigned to Ravensbury Ward but could apply to any of the 20 wards.

Each ward has three Councillors, the three* individual member enquires has been combined to show by ward the number locally.

WardCllrs PartiesTotal Questions
St Helier3 Labour Cllrs14
Cricket Green3 Labour Cllrs17
Lavender Fields3 Labour Cllrs22
Longthornton3 Labour Cllrs22
Village3 Conservative Cllrs27
Figges Marsh3 Labour Cllrs30
Merton Park3 Merton Park Ind Cllrs42
Trinity2 Conservative, 1 Lib Dem Cllrs52
Abbey2 Labour, 1 Conservative Cllrs54
Hillside3 Conservative Cllrs63
Raynes Park3 Conservative Cllrs64
Cannon Hill1 Conservative, 1 Labour, 1 Lib Dem Cllr76
West Barnes2 Lib Dem, 1 Labour* Cllrs (*party switch at end of period) 76
Dundonald2 Lib Dem, 1 Conservative Cllr80
Graveney3 Labour Cllrs83
Lower Morden3 Labour Cllrs83
Colliers Wood3 Labour Cllrs100
Pollards Hill3 Labour Cllrs148
Wimbledon Park3 Conservative Cllrs172
Ravensbury3 Labour Cllrs* (inc Full-Time Leader of Council)233

*There was a by-election 20 June 2019, the outgoing Labour Cllr had asked a single question.  On 12 June 2020 Cllr Carl Quilliam switched from Liberal Democrats to Labour, this was after the data provided in this table.