THE Labour party has taken control of Wandsworth Council after 44 years.

Wandle Ward, Shaftesbury, South Balham, Trinity, Roehampton, Falconbrook, Tooting’s Furzedown, Battersea Park, Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway, all saw Labour successes.

St Mary’s, Wandsworth Town, West Putney, Balham and East Putney have been split between Labour and Conservatives.

It was a three-way split for West Hill with Conservative, Labour and Independent gaining seats.

Labour gained 35 seats out (46 per cent) of the needed 30 to gain full control of the Council.

Whereas the Conservatives took 22 seats (38 per cent).

The new Labour leader of Wandsworth council said his party’s victory signalled it was “time for change” at the top of the Government.

Wandsworth’s new Labour leader Simon Hogg said: “We are going to build a compassionate council that truly listens and keep that same low council tax.

“But when we were calling around on voters we didn’t even have to raise partygate, we didn’t have to mention Boris Johnson.

"People have formed their own views on this Government, so I am afraid it is time for change at the top as well.”

London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan said that “history has been made” with the Labour victory which has been in Conservative control since 1978.

Here is a breakdown of the Wandsworth results:

Labour wins Wandle Ward

Conservatives hold Northcote

Labour take Shaftesbury

Conservatives hold Southfields

Conservatives wins Lavender

Labour wins South Balham

Labour wins Trinty

Labour win Roehampton

Labour wins Falconbrook

Conservatives hold Wandsworth Common

St Mary's is a split ward (Labour and Conservatives)

Conservatives hold Putney's Thamesfield ward

Wandsworth Town is a spilt ward (Labour and Conservatives)

West Putney is a spilt ward (Labour and Conservatives)

Labour hold Tooting's Furzedown ward

Labour wins Battersea Park ward

Balham is a split ward (Labour and Conservatives)

East Putney is a split ward (Labour and Conservatives)

Labour wins Tooting Broadway

Three way split for West Hill (Conservative, Labour and Independent)

Labour wins Tooting Bec

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