Carshalton and Wallington (UK Parliament constituency)
|Carshalton and Wallington|
for the House of Commons
|Population||95,322 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||69,916 (May 2015)|
|Major settlements||Beddington, Carshalton and Wallington|
|Member of Parliament||Elliot Colburn (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
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.
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 Democrats||Tom Brake||20,193||41.1||0.1|
|Brexit Party||James Woudhuysen||1,043||2.1||New|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||2.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||20,819||41.0||6.1|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||16,603||34.9||13.4|
|National Front||Richard Edmonds||49||0.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||4.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||22,180||48.3||7.9|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||4.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||17,357||40.3||−4.7|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||−4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||18,289||45.0||+6.8|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+3.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||18,490||38.2||+7.3|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||16,300||30.9||+4.7|
|Loony Green||D Bamford||266||0.5||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Footnotes and References
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- "Carshalton and Wallington: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- "Carshalton & Wallington". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- "Carshalton and Wallington 1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- Council, Sutton. "Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll - Carshalton & Wallington 2019 | Sutton Council". www.sutton.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
- "Carshalton & Wallington parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Carshalton & Wallington". Politicsresources.net. Archived from the original on 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results: April 1992". Politicsresources.net. 1992-04-09. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results: June 1987". Politicsresources.net. 1987-06-11. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results: June 1983". Politicsresources.net. 1983-06-09. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2016-07-24.