Member Questions 2020-2021

A FOI (Freedom of Information) request has revealed how many Member (Councillor) enquiries were received between 6 May 2020 and 6 May 2021 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
StanAndersonLabour0Lower Morden
KellyBraundLabour0St Helier
MikeBruntLabour0Figges Marsh
BenButlerLabour0Abbey
MarsieSkeeteLabour0Longthornton
JohnDehaneyLabour1Graveney
PeterMcCabeLabour1Ravensbury
BillyChristieLabour2Lavender Fields
MaryCurtinLabour2Lower Morden
NickDraperLabour2St Helier
RebeccaLanningLabour2Cricket Green
DaveWardLabour3Colliers Wood
Agatha MaryAkyigyinaLabour4Figges Marsh
RussellMakinLabour4Cricket Green
DennisPearceLabour4St Helier
OwenPritchardLabour5Cricket Green
AndrewHowardConservative6Village
DavidSimpsonConservative6Hillside
DavidChungLabour9Longthornton
JamesHolmesConservative9Trinity
SimonMcGrathLib Dems9Dundonald
AidanMundyLabour10Pollards Hill
DickieWilkinsonMerton Park Independent11Merton Park
NajeebLatifConservative12Village
CarlQuilliamLabour*12West Barnes
EdithMacauleyLabour13Lavender Fields
EloiseBaileyLib Dems14West Barnes
PeterSouthgateMerton Park Independent14Merton Park
EdwardFoleyMerton Park Independent15Merton Park
LaxmiAttawarLabour17Colliers Wood
PaulineCowperLabour17Cannon Hill
DavidDeanConservative17Dundonald
DavidWilliamsConservative18Hillside
TobinByersLabour20Graveney
ThomasBarlowConservative21Village
GeraldineStanfordLabour22Figges Marsh
JoanHenryLabour26Pollards Hill
PaulKohlerLib Dems27Trinity
OmarBushConservative30Raynes Park
EleanorStringerLabour31Abbey
StephenCroweConservative32Raynes Park
BrendaFraserLabour32Longthornton
HayleyOrmrodConservative35Trinity
SallyKennyLabour41Lower Morden
NickMcLeanConservative41Cannon Hill
AdamBushConservative45Raynes Park
OonaghMoultonConservative54Wimbledon Park
JaniceHowardConservative56Wimbledon Park
CarolineCooper-MarbiahLabour57Colliers Wood
NigelBenbowConservative59Abbey
LindaKirbyLabour60Gravesney
NatashaIronsLabour68Ravensbury
DanielHoldenConservative76Hillside
HinaBokhariLib Dems86West Barnes
AnthonyFaircloughLib Dems99Dundonald
StephenAlambritisLabour103Ravensbury
EdwardGrettonConservative112Wimbledon Park
MartinWheltonLabour114Pollards Hill
JeniferGouldLib Dems125Cannon Hill
MarkAllisonLabour132Lavender Fields

Note: Ex Council Leader Cllr Stephen Alambritis was paid as a full-time member of staff for Merton Council until 18 November, his enquiries has been assigned to Ravensbury Ward but could apply to any of the 20 wards.  The same applies to his successor the new Council Leader Cllr Mark Allision where his enquiries have been assigned to Lavender Fields Ward.

Being a Cabinet Member should also skew these figures.

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 Cllrs6
Cricket Green3 Labour Cllrs17
Figges Marsh3 Labour Cllrs26
Village3 Conservative Cllrs39
Merton Park3 Merton Park Ind Cllrs40
Longthornton3 Labour Cllrs41
Lower Morden3 Labour Cllrs43
Hillside3 Conservative Cllrs63
Trinity2 Conservative, 1 Lib Dem Cllrs71
Colliers Wood3 Labour Cllrs77
Graveney3 Labour Cllrs81
Abbey2 Labour, 1 Conservative Cllrs90
Raynes Park3 Conservative Cllrs107
West Barnes2 Lib Dem, 1 Labour* Cllrs (*party switch at start of period) 112
Dundonald2 Lib Dem, 1 Conservative Cllr125
Lavender Fields3 Labour Cllrs147
Pollards Hill3 Labour Cllrs150
Ravensbury3 Labour Cllrs* (inc Full-Time Leader of Council)172
Cannon Hill1 Conservative, 1 Labour, 1 Lib Dem Cllr183
Wimbledon Park3 Conservative Cllrs222

*On 12 June 2020 Cllr Carl Quilliam switched from Liberal Democrats to Labour, all his enquires have been awarded to Labour totals in this table.

See 2018-2019 Data and 2019-2020 Data