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
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. After the 2015 general election, when Brake was narrowly re-elected with a substantially decreased majority, it is the only Liberal Democrat seat in Greater London and one of only two in the south of England, the other being North Norfolk.

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, 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[3][4] Party
1983 Nigel Forman Conservative
1997 Tom Brake Liberal Democrat

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Carshalton and Wallington[5] [6]
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[7]
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
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 William 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
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 18,289 45.0 +6.8
Conservative Kenneth Andrew 13,742 33.8 +0.3
Labour Mrs. Margaret Kathleen Cooper 7,466 18.4 −5.5
Green Simon Neil Dixon 614 1.5 +0.7
UKIP Martin Arthur 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[8]
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 Party 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[9]
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 William 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[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Forman 27,984 54.0 +2.7
Social Democratic John Douglas Grant 13,575 26.2 −3.4
Labour Mrs Johanna Gwendolin Baker 9,440 18.2 +0.7
Green Robert William 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[11]
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 Johanna Gwendolin Baker 8,655 17.5 N/A
Ecology Robert William Steel 784 1.6 N/A
Majority 10,755 21.7 N/A
Turnout 49,478 72.0 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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