Carshalton and Wallington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Carshalton and Wallington
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Carshalton and Wallington in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 67,044 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Carshalton and Wallington /kɑːˈʃɔːltən ənd wɒlɪŋɡtən/ is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is a marginal seat between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

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

Boundaries[edit]

In the London Borough of Sutton the constituency of Carshalton and Wallington neighbours Croydon, and Merton. The nine electoral wards in the seat include the whole of Carshalton, Wallington, and Beddington:

Beddington North ward, Beddington South ward, Carshalton Central ward, Carshalton South and Clockhouse ward, St. Helier ward, The Wrythe ward, Wallington North ward, Wallington South ward and Wandle Valley ward.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Nigel Forman Conservative
1997 Tom Brake Liberal Democrat

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Carshalton and Wallington [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake [4]
Green Ross Hemingway
UKIP William Main-Ian [5]
Conservative Matthew Maxwell Scott [6]
Labour Siobhan Tate [7]
General Election 2010: Carshalton and Wallington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 22,180 48.3 +7.9
Conservative Ken 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 +2.4
Green George Dow 355 0.8 −1.4
Majority 5,260 11.5
Turnout 45,918 69.0 +4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Carshalton and Wallington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 17,357 40.3 −4.7
Conservative Ken Andrew 16,289 37.8 +4.0
Labour Andrew C. Theobald 7,396 17.2 −1.2
UKIP Francis R. Day 1,111 2.6 +1.4
Green Robert W. Steel 908 2.1 +0.6
Majority 1,068 2.5
Turnout 43,061 63.5 +3.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −4.4
General Election 2001: Carshalton and Wallington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 18,289 45.0 +6.8
Conservative Ken Andrew 13,742 33.8 +0.3
Labour Mrs. Maggie K. Cooper 7,466 18.4 −5.5
Green Simon N. Dixon 614 1.5 +0.7
UKIP Martin A. Haley 501 1.2 +0.8
Majority 4,547 11.2
Turnout 40,612 60.3 -13.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Carshalton and Wallington[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 18,490 38.2
Conservative Nigel Forman 16,223 33.5
Labour Andrew C. Theobald 11,565 23.9
Referendum Party Julian E.C. Storey 1,289 2.7
Green Peter H. Hickson 377 0.8
BNP Gary N. Ritchie 261 0.5
UKIP Leslie B. Povey 218 0.5
Majority 2,267 4.7
Turnout 48,424 73.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Carshalton and Wallington[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Forman 26,243 49.7
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 16,300 30.9
Labour Margaret Moran 9,333 17.7
Green Robert W. Steel 614 1.2
Loony Green D Bamford 266 0.5
Majority 9,943 18.9
Turnout 52,755 80.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Carshalton and Wallington[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Forman 27,984 54.0
Social Democratic John Grant 13,575 26.2
Labour Mrs J.G. Baker 9,440 18.2
Green Robert W. Steel 843 1.6
Majority 14,409 27.8
Turnout 51,840 75.0 3.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Carshalton and Wallington[12]
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 Mrs J.G. Baker 8,655 17.5 N/A
Ecology Robert W. Steel 784 1.6 N/A
Majority 10,755 21.7 N/A
Turnout 49,478 72.0 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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