Carshalton and Wallington (UK Parliament constituency)


Carshalton and Wallington[lower-alpha 1] is a constituency (also known as a seat) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2019 by Elliot Colburn, a Conservative.

Carshalton and Wallington
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carshalton and Wallington in Greater London
CountyGreater London
Population95,322 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate69,916 (May 2015)[2]
Major settlementsBeddington, Carshalton and Wallington
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentElliot Colburn (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCarshalton

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

Political history


Results of all deposit-keeping candidates in their bid be the MP for Carshalton and Wallington (UK House of Commons). The first two LD results refer to the SDP.

From 1997 to 2010 Liberal Democrat majorities were between 2.5% and 15%, contextually marginal in the light of local political history. The large national swing against the Conservatives in 1997 of 11.2% compared to 16.2% expressed locally. This ended the seat's spell of three widely perceived "strong" or "safe" victories the weakest lead seen by outgoing MP Forman was 18.9% in 1992. Results since 2015 have been very marginal majorities.

The Liberal Democrats 2010 to 2015 coalition proved very unpopular in most other places prompting an unprecedented swing against the party nationally. The coalition saw no meeting of the party's tuition fees abolition policy and a quite austere credit crunch recovery in fiscal policy. No other seat in the southern half of England, aside from North Norfolk (on its fringe), was retained by a Liberal Democrat in 2015. The seat became one of eight connected to the party. The result placed the seat 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 had the party's allegiance since 1974. In 2019, this seat was one of three Liberal Democrat seats gained by the Conservatives (albeit two went the other way). Brake, the losing incumbent was party spokesman on Brexit. The party fiercely campaigned against this; however, this seat voted to leave in the 2016 referendum.

Demographically this zone of London has little social housing and much of the housing, overwhelmingly semi-detached or detached, is to some extent considered to be in the stockbroker belt; some of the south of the seat has fine views from the slopes of the Downs and many small parks and recreation grounds characterise the district.

Boundaries


Map of present boundaries

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


ElectionMember[3][4] Party
1983 Nigel Forman Conservative
1997 Tom Brake Liberal Democrat
2019 Elliot Colburn Conservative

Election results


Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Carshalton and Wallington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elliot Colburn 20,822 42.4 4.1
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 20,193 41.1 0.1
Labour Ahmad Wattoo 6,081 12.4 6.0
Brexit Party James Woudhuysen 1,043 2.1 New
Green Tracey Hague 759 1.5 0.5
CPA Ashley Dickenson 200 0.4 0.0
Majority 629 1.3 N/A
Turnout 49,098 67.3 4.3
Registered electors 72,926
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing 2.0
General election 2017: Carshalton and Wallington[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 20,819 41.0 6.1
Conservative Matthew Maxwell-Scott 19,450 38.3 6.6
Labour Emine Ibrahim 9,360 18.4 3.4
Green Shasha Khan 501 1.0 2.2
Independent Nick Mattey 434 0.9 New
CPA Ashley Dickenson 189 0.4 0.0
Majority 1,369 2.7 0.5
Turnout 50,753 71.6 3.6
Registered electors 70,849
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 0.3
General election 2015: Carshalton and Wallington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 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
CPA Ashley Dickenson 177 0.4 New
National Front Richard Edmonds 49 0.1 New
Majority 1,510 3.2 8.3
Turnout 47,613 68.0 1.0
Registered electors 69,981
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 4.3
General election 2010: Carshalton and Wallington[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 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 New
Green George Dow 355 0.8 1.4
Majority 5,260 11.5 9.0
Turnout 45,918 69.0 4.8
Registered electors 66,524
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 4.3

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Carshalton and Wallington[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 17,357 40.3 −4.7
Conservative Kenneth Andrew 16,289 37.8 +4.0
Labour Andrew Theobald 7,396 17.2 −1.2
UKIP Francis 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
Registered electors 67,243
Liberal Democrats hold Swing −4.4
General election 2001: Carshalton and Wallington[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 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 +0.7
Majority 4,547 11.2 +6.5
Turnout 40,612 60.3 −13.0
Registered electors 67,337
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Carshalton and Wallington[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom Brake 18,490 38.2 +7.3
Conservative Nigel Forman 16,223 33.5 −16.2
Labour Andrew Theobald 11,565 23.9 +6.2
Referendum Julian Storey 1,289 2.7 New
Green Peter Hickson 377 0.8 -0.4
BNP Gary Ritchie 261 0.5 New
UKIP Leslie Povey 218 0.5 New
Majority 2,267 4.7 N/A
Turnout 48,424 73.3 −7.6
Registered electors 66,064
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +11.8
General election 1992: Carshalton and Wallington[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Forman 26,243 49.7 −4.3
Liberal Democrats 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 New
Majority 9,943 18.8 -9.0
Turnout 52,755 80.9 +5.9
Registered electors 65,179
Conservative hold Swing −4.5

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Carshalton and Wallington[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Forman 27,984 54.0 +2.7
SDP 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
Registered electors 69,120
Conservative hold Swing +3.1
General election 1983: Carshalton and Wallington[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Forman 25,396 51.3 0.0
SDP B.J.M. Ensor 14,641 29.6 +13.9
Labour Johanna Baker 8,655 17.5 -13.7
Ecology Robert Steel 784 1.6 New
Majority 10,755 21.7 +1.6
Turnout 49,478 72.0 -4.7
Registered electors 68,682
Conservative win (new seat)

See also


Footnotes and References


Notes
  1. /kɑːrˈʃɔːl-tənˌ-ʔən.əndˈwɒlɪŋtən/ (hover over for phonetic character guide)
References
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