Merton Borough Council has 1,153 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 1,153 unfurnished and empty homes in Merton Borough Council, of which 168 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in Lavender Fields ward, where you have 10 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Merton Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Mary-Jane Jeanes, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: Homelessness is a major problem, especially in London. The Council also needs to set aside resources and officer time to work with the owners of empty properties to get them brought into use.
Mark G Allison, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Edith Joan Macauley, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Alice Sophie Jane Hammond, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Billy Christie, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Christopher Adam Oxford, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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David James Sawer, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Elizabeth Jean Barker, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Jay Crush, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Stephen McKeever, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Candidate names and information from Democracy Club.

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.