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 Merton Park ward, where you have 13 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.

Peter William Southgate, Merton Park Ward Independent Residents

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: Long term empty homes are a scandal in Merton when there is such a desperate need for housing
Philip Ling, Liberal Democrats

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

Edward William Foley, Merton Park Ward Independent Residents

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

Alastair James Gunn, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Andrew Harry Walton Cunningham, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Asher Raphael Ross, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Dickie Williamson, Merton Park Ward Independent Residents

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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John Matthew Braithwaite, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Liz Sherwood, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Mervin Eubanks, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Michael Mannion, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Rachel Brooks, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Stephen Kenneth Habrorn, Liberal Democrats

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.