Fleur Anderson, the Labour MP for Putney, says she is “absolutely delighted” about the Labour party taking 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 in the 2022 local elections.

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.

Fleur was elected as the Putney, Roehampton and Southfields MP in December 2019 and has lived in Wandsworth for 25 years.

Fleur told the Wandsworth Times that she is “absolutely delighted” about the win and is looking forward to working with Putney Councillors.

Fleur said: “I’m feeling absolutely delighted that Wandsworth voted to put their trust in labour.

“We've been campaigning for a long, long time and telling people what we could do if we were in power.

“I'm absolutely excited that we can do a lot of those things now.

“I'm really glad that I can work with our new councillors in Putney because there are so many changes I want to put in place for our communities that have been blocked by the Conservative Council.”

Fleur explained that the Labour party plan to be a more “compassionate and caring council” that will listen to the residents of Wandsworth.

She added: “A lot more so residents will have more of a say in what the council does.

“We're going to be putting a very big emphasis on building affordable housing, that will obviously take time.

“That will not be an overnight change, but we will be pushing back to developers and saying that they must build more council houses and more affordable housing.

“We will also be taking more action on the environment.

“So, we're going to be rolling out, for example, food waste collections over time.

“And now that you see a lot of changes in the action that we take far faster action on climate change.”

Fleur was one of many who casted her vote at the polling station yesterday morning (May 5).

Fleur added: “I voted first thing yesterday morning.

“Then I spent the whole day talking to people across Wandsworth town, West Putney and West Hill reminding them to vote.

“Then I went to the count, and we waited for the results – it was very close, so we didn’t know for several hours.

“I'm very excited about the future of what we can do together."