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
Population 95,322 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 69,916 (May 2015)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat)
Number of members One
Created from Carshalton
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 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.

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

Between the 2015 general election and the Richmond Park by-election in December 2016 the MP for this area was the sole Liberal Democrat MP in the south of England, if discounting North Norfolk.

Political history[edit]

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.

2016 EU referendum results

The constituency of Carshalton and Wallington is estimated to have voted by a large majority for 'Leave' in the EU referendum, in contrast to the incumbent MP, Tom Brake, who was a high profile proponent of 'Remain'.[3][4][5]

Constituency Leave % Remain %
Carshalton and Wallington 56.3% 43.7%

Boundaries[edit]

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 Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6][7] Party
1983 Nigel Forman Conservative
1997 Tom Brake Liberal Democrat

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Carshalton and Wallington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 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 +0.4
National Front Richard Edmonds 49 0.1 +0.1
Majority 1,510 3.2 −8.3
Turnout 47,613 68.0 −1.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −4.3
General Election 2010: Carshalton and Wallington[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 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 +2.4
Green George Dow 355 0.8 −1.4
Majority 5,260 11.5 +9.0
Turnout 45,918 69.0 +4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +4.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Carshalton and Wallington[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 17,357 40.3 −4.7
Conservative Kenneth 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 Steel 908 2.1 +0.6
Majority 1,068 2.5 -8.7
Turnout 43,061 63.5 +3.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −4.4
General Election 2001: Carshalton and Wallington[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 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
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Carshalton and Wallington[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 18,490 38.2 +7.3
Conservative Nigel Forman 16,223 33.5 −16.2
Labour Andrew C. Theobald 11,565 23.9 +6.2
Referendum Julian E.C. Storey 1,289 2.7 N/A
Green Peter H. Hickson 377 0.8 -0.4
BNP Gary N. Ritchie 261 0.5 N/A
UKIP Leslie B. Povey 218 0.5
Majority 2,267 4.7
Turnout 48,424 73.3 −7.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +5.0
General Election 1992: Carshalton and Wallington[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 26,243 49.7 −4.3
Liberal Democrat 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
Turnout 52,755 80.9
Conservative hold Swing −4.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Carshalton and Wallington[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 27,984 54.0 +2.7
Social Democratic John 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
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
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://medium.com/@chrishanretty/the-eu-referendum-how-did-westminster-constituencies-vote-283c85cd20e1#.aws9a2ibh
  4. ^ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/london-eu-referendum-results-the-five-london-boroughs-which-bucked-the-trend-and-backed-brexit-a3279836.html
  5. ^ BBC Daily Politics, Feb 1 2017
  6. ^ "Carshalton and Wallington 1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  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 17 October 2015. 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. 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. 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. 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