Meet your Councillors Home / Mitcham and Morden / Meet your Councillors Mitcham and Morden is split into 10 neighbourhood areas called Council Wards, which are roughly equal in size. Each Ward is represented by three Councillors, elected every four years by local people. They deal with local issues, like street cleaning, rubbish collection, planning permission and school places. You can contact your Councillor for help, for instance to raise your concerns with Council staff or organisations like the police, utilities or transport companies. 27 of Mitcham and Morden’s 30 Councillors are Labour – the remaining 3 are Conservative. However, across the whole of Merton there are 60 Councillors. Of the main parties, 28 are Labour, 27 are Conservatives, and 2 are Lib Dems. The remaining 3 are Independent. As they are the largest party, Labour runs the Council. The Leader and all the Council’s Cabinet Members are Labour. They make decisions about Council services and make recommendations on things like the level of Council tax. To find out which Ward you live in, and get contact details for your local Councillors, you can ring Merton Council on 020 8274 4901 or click here and type in your full postcode.