This 2022 local election, Labour succeeded a massive win, ending over 40 years of Conservative rule in Wandsworth. 

Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec, Roehampton, Trinity, Wandle Ward, Shaftesbury, Tooting's Furzedown, Falconbrook, Battersea Park and South Balham have all been succeeded by Labour. West Putney, East Putney, Balham, Wandsworth town and St Mary's have been split between Labour and Conservative. West Hill was then split between Labour, Conservative and Independent. 

Sadiq Khan said "history has been made" and joined in to celebrate Labour's win, gaining 46% of the votes for Wandsworth. 

Simon Hogg, the leader of the Wandsworth council, said "This has been decades in the making for us".


I live in West Putney and have witnessed the campaign labour followed on in the area. Claire Gilbert, Graham Loveland and Jeremy Ambache all promised for a greener West Putney, concentrating on the climate change crisis and promising regular bin collections and introducing food waste collections for the first time. They also wanted to solve the service and internet connection problems in the area that was very frustrating for a lot of people. Another thing they commited to was maintaining the low council tax Wandsworth is recognised for and they also had a great interest in helping elderly people especially. 

My mum, Maria Maropo, gives her opinion on Labour's campaign: "I'm looking forward to improvements during this Labour takeover".

Overall, Labour are promising a lot of good things for Wandsworth and it is interesting how they won a borough so prominently ruled by Conservatives however, it brings hope to see better change with a different council.