Labour gains Merton majority

Labour is now certain to take overall control of the London borough of Merton - the third council it has gained so far after Hammersmith and Cambridge.

After 48 of 60 seats had been declared, the party, which has ruled as a minority administration, had won 33.

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Voters still choose Labour despite 'unpopular' Miliband

A poll by former Conservative party deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft has found Labour could win "a comfortable majority" in the 2015 general election.