Carshalton and Wallington (UK Parliament constituency)
|Carshalton and Wallington|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carshalton and Wallington in Greater London.
|Population||95,322 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||69,916 (May 2015)|
|Member of parliament||Tom Brake (Liberal Democrats)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Carshalton and Wallington (/ ... /) 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.
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'.
|Constituency||Leave %||Remain %|
|Carshalton and Wallington||56.3%||43.7%|
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
|1997||Tom Brake||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||20,819||41.0||+6.1|
|Christian Peoples||Ashley Dickenson||189||0.4||0.0|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-0.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||16,603||34.9||−13.4|
|Christian Peoples||Ashley Dickenson||177||0.4||+0.4|
|National Front||Richard Edmonds||49||0.1||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−4.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||22,180||48.3||+7.9|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+4.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||17,357||40.3||−4.7|
|Labour||Andrew C. Theobald||7,396||17.2||−1.2|
|UKIP||Francis R. Day||1,111||2.6||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−4.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||18,289||45.0||+6.8|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+3.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||18,490||38.2||+7.3|
|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||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Brake||16,300||30.9||+4.7|
|Loony Green||D Bamford||266||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||John Grant||13,575||26.2||−3.4|
|Social Democratic||B.J.M. Ensor||14,641||29.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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