Merton and Wandsworth (London Assembly constituency)

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Merton and Wandsworth
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
Merton and Wandsworth shown within London.PNG
Merton and Wandsworth shown within London
Created 2000 (2000)
Number of members One
Member Leonie Cooper
Party Labour
Last election 2016
Next election 2020

Merton and Wandsworth is a constituency in the London Assembly. Since the 2016 election, it has been represented by Labour's Leonie Cooper.

It consists of the combined area of the London Borough of Merton and the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Constituency profile[edit]

Created in 2000, Merton and Wandsworth had elected only Conservative AMs till 2016. The current AM is Leonie Cooper, first elected in 2016.

Assembly Members[edit]

Election Member Party
2000 Elizabeth Howlett Conservative
2008 Richard Tracey Conservative
2016 Leonie Cooper Labour

Election results[edit]

London Assembly election, 2016: Merton and Wandsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leonie Cooper 77,340 41.71 +5.17
Conservative David Dean 73,039 39.39 -3.75
Green Esther Obiri-Darko 14,682 7.92 +0.44
Liberal Democrat Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett 10,732 5.79 -2.09
UKIP Elizabeth Jones 8,478 4.57 +2.11
Independent Thamilini Kulendran 1,142 0.62 -0.99
Majority 4,301 2.3
Total formal votes 185,413 98.9 +0.6
Informal votes 2,042 1.1 -0.6
Turnout 187,455 50 +9.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
London Assembly election, 2012: Merton and Wandsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Tracey 65,197 43.1 -1.7
Labour Leonie Cooper 55,216 36.5 +7.4
Liberal Democrat Lisa Smart 11,904 7.9 -2.4
Green Roy Vickery 11,307 7.5 -1.0
UKIP Mazhar Manzoor 3,717 2.5 -0.1
Independent Thamilini Kulendran 2,424 1.6 N/A
Socialist (GB) Bill Martin 1,343 0.9 N/A
Majority 9,981 6.6 -9.1
Total formal votes 151,108 98.3
Informal votes 2,677 1.7
Turnout 153,785 40.9 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing 1.5
London Assembly election, 2008: Merton and Wandsworth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Tracey 75,103 44.9 +8.1
Labour Leonie Cooper 48,810 29.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Shas Sheehan 17,187 10.3 –3.3
Green Roy Vickery 14,124 8.4 +0.7
UKIP Strachen McDonald 4,286 2.6 –3.8
Christian (Christian Peoples) Ellen Greco 4,053 2.4 +0.3
English Democrats Steve Scott 2,160 1.3 N/A
Left List Kris Stewart 1,714 1.0 N/A
Majority 26,293 15.7 +2.2
Turnout 46.2 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing
London Assembly election, 2004: Merton and Wandsworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Howlett 48,295 38.8 –0.7
Labour Kathryn Smith 31,417 25.3 –3.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Martin 17,864 14.4 +3.5
Green Roy Vickery 10,163 8.2 +0.8
UKIP Adrian Roberts 8,327 6.7 N/A
Respect Ruairidh Maclean 4,297 3.4 N/A
Christian Peoples Ellen Greco 2,782 2.2 N/A
Independent Rathy Alagaratnam 1,240 1.0 N/A
Majority 16,878 13.5 +2.3
Turnout 36.5 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing
London Assembly election, 2000: Merton and Wandsworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Howlett 45,023 39.5 N/A
Labour Maggie Cosin 32,438 28.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Siobhan Vitelli 12,496 10.9 N/A
Independent Labour Mark Thompson 11,918 10.4 N/A
Green Rajeev Thacker 8,491 7.4 N/A
Independent Syed Manzoor 1,465 1.3 N/A
London Socialist Sarbani Mazumdar 1,450 1.3 N/A
Independent Terence Sullivan 1,049 0.9 N/A
Majority 12,870 11.2 N/A
Turnout 34.1 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ BBC Election 2008: results
  3. ^ BBC Election 2004: results
  4. ^ London & Local Elections 2000: Merton and Wandsworth, BBC News