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Carshalton and Wallington (UK Parliament constituency)

Carshalton and Wallington (/kɑːrˈʃɔːltən ...ˈwɒlɪŋtən/) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 1997 by Tom Brake of the Liberal Democrats. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Carshalton and Wallington
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Carshalton and Wallington in Greater London
CountyGreater London
Population95,322 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate69,916 (May 2015)[2]
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentTom Brake (Liberal Democrats)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCarshalton
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyLondon

The constituency was created at the 1983 general election, replacing the former seat of Carshalton.

Political historyEdit

Results since 1997 have been objectively interpreted more marginal majorities for the victor than emphatic (a majority of under 15% may in some circumstances be considered marginal). However a major national shift in a landslide victory, 1997, ended three parliaments of "strong" or "safe" Conservative Party victories (the lowest percentage majority seen by outgoing Nigel Forman was 18.9% of the vote, in 1992). The 1997 result disproves notions of safe or easy seats for any one party following an election of major political change - no other seat in the southern half of England aside from borderline north/south North Norfolk was retained by a Liberal Democrat in 2015, and transforming the seat into one the party's eight most secure seats by virtue of being won nationally. The result placed it ahead of seats the party lost that had returned a Liberal Democrat or Liberal for decades such as Truro and St Austell, its member (or that for its direct predecessor version, Truro) having the party's allegiance since 1974.

BoundariesEdit

1983-2010: The London Borough of Sutton wards of Beddington North, Beddington South, Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton Central, Carshalton North, Clockhouse, St Helier North, St Helier South, Wallington North, Wallington South, Wandle Valley, Woodcote, and Wrythe Green.

2010–present: The London Borough of Sutton wards of Beddington North, Beddington South, Carshalton Central, Carshalton South and Clockhouse, St Helier, The Wrythe, Wallington North, Wallington South, and Wandle Valley.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Carshalton and Wallington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake
Conservative Elliott Colburn
Christian Peoples Ashley Dickenson
Green Tracey Hague
Labour Ahmad Wattoo
Brexit Party James Woudhuysen
General election 2017: Carshalton and Wallington[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 20,819 41.0 +6.1
Conservative Matthew Maxwell-Scott 19,450 38.3 +6.6
Labour Emine Ibrahim 9,360 18.4 +3.4
Green Shasha Khan 501 1.0 -2.1
Independent Nick Mattey 434 0.9 N/A
Christian Peoples Ashley Dickenson 189 0.4 +0.0
Majority 1,369 2.7 -0.5
Turnout 50,753 71.6 +3.6
Registered electors 70,849
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -0.3
General election 2015: Carshalton and Wallington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 16,603 34.9 −13.4
Conservative Matthew Maxwell-Scott 15,093 31.7 −5.1
Labour Siobhan Tate 7,150 15.0 +6.3
UKIP William Main-Ian 7,049 14.8 +11.9
Green Ross Hemingway 1,492 3.2 +2.4
Christian Peoples Ashley Dickenson 177 0.4 N/A
National Front Richard Edmonds 49 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,510 3.2 −8.3
Turnout 47,613 68.0 −1.0
Registered electors 69,981
Liberal Democrats hold Swing −4.3
General election 2010: Carshalton and Wallington[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 22,180 48.3 +7.9
Conservative Kenneth Andrew 16,920 36.8 −0.6
Labour Shafi Khan 4,015 8.7 −8.6
UKIP Frank Day 1,348 2.9 +0.3
BNP Charlotte Lewis 1,100 2.4 N/A
Green George Dow 355 0.8 −1.4
Majority 5,260 11.5 +9.0
Turnout 45,918 69.0 +4.8
Registered electors 66,524
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +4.3

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Carshalton and Wallington[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 17,357 40.3 −4.7
Conservative Kenneth Andrew 16,289 37.8 +4.0
Labour Andrew Theobald 7,396 17.2 −1.2
UKIP Francis Day 1,111 2.6 +1.4
Green Robert Steel 908 2.1 +0.6
Majority 1,068 2.5 -8.7
Turnout 43,061 63.5 +3.2
Registered electors 67,243
Liberal Democrats hold Swing −4.4
General election 2001: Carshalton and Wallington[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 18,289 45.0 +6.8
Conservative Kenneth Andrew 13,742 33.8 +0.3
Labour Margaret Cooper 7,466 18.4 −5.5
Green Simon Dixon 614 1.5 +0.7
UKIP Martin Haley 501 1.2 +0.8
Majority 4,547 11.2 +6.5
Turnout 40,612 60.3 −13.0
Registered electors 67,337
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Carshalton and Wallington[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 18,490 38.2 +7.3
Conservative Nigel Forman 16,223 33.5 −16.2
Labour Andrew Theobald 11,565 23.9 +6.2
Referendum Julian Storey 1,289 2.7 N/A
Green Peter Hickson 377 0.8 -0.4
BNP Gary Ritchie 261 0.5 N/A
UKIP Leslie Povey 218 0.5 N/A
Majority 2,267 4.7 N/A
Turnout 48,424 73.3 −7.6
Registered electors 66,064
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +11.8
General election 1992: Carshalton and Wallington[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 26,243 49.7 −4.3
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 16,300 30.9 +4.7
Labour Margaret Moran 9,333 17.7 −0.5
Green Robert Steel 614 1.2 −0.4
Loony Green D Bamford 266 0.5 N/A
Majority 9,943 18.9 -8.9
Turnout 52,755 80.9 +5.9
Registered electors 65,179
Conservative hold Swing −4.5

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Carshalton and Wallington[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 27,984 54.0 +2.7
Social Democratic John Douglas Grant 13,575 26.2 −3.4
Labour Johanna Baker 9,440 18.2 +0.7
Green Robert Steel 843 1.6 ±0.0
Majority 14,409 27.8 +6.1
Turnout 51,840 75.0 +3.0
Registered electors 69,120
Conservative hold Swing +3.1
General election 1983: Carshalton and Wallington[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 25,396 51.3 N/A
Social Democratic B.J.M. Ensor 14,641 29.6 N/A
Labour Johanna Baker 8,655 17.5 N/A
Ecology Robert Steel 784 1.6 N/A
Majority 10,755 21.7 N/A
Turnout 49,478 72.0 N/A
Registered electors 68,682
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carshalton and Wallington: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Carshalton & Wallington". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  3. ^ "Carshalton and Wallington 1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  5. ^ Council, Sutton. "Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll - Carshalton & Wallington 2019 | Sutton Council". www.sutton.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  6. ^ "Carshalton & Wallington parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  7. ^ http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Carshalton & Wallington". Politicsresources.net. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "UK General Election results: April 1992". Politicsresources.net. 1992-04-09. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. ^ "UK General Election results: June 1987". Politicsresources.net. 1987-06-11. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  18. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ "UK General Election results: June 1983". Politicsresources.net. 1983-06-09. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2016-07-24.

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Coordinates: 51°21′36″N 0°09′00″W / 51.360°N 0.150°W / 51.360; -0.150