Putney (UK Parliament constituency)


Putney (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Putney


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1918
MP = Justine Greening
Party = Conservative
EP = London

Putney is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

Putney is a compact constituency nestling around the southern bank of the River Thames opposite Fulham. As well as Putney itself, it also includes the districts of Roehampton, which runs along the edge of Richmond Park, and Southfields, which lies in the Wandle Valley at the bottom of West Hill. It takes in a small part of Wandsworth town; that part south of Wandsworth High Street and west of Garratt Lane, so the Southside shopping centre is in the constituency.

Putney is bordered by the constituencies of:

* Battersea
* Tooting
* Hammersmith & Fulham
* Richmond Park
* Wimbledon

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South London, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Putney constituency with the following electoral wards:

*East Putney, Roehampton, Southfields, Thamesfield, West Hill, West Putney

History

When created in 1918 the constituency was carved out of the former constituency of Wandsworth. The rest of the Wandsworth constituency was divided into Wandsworth Central, Tooting and Balham and Streatham.

Putney was held by former Conservative Secretary of State for National Heritage David Mellor from 1979 until 1997, when it was gained by Tony Colman for Labour. However, this received media attention not because of a prominent member losing their seat, but because of the fracas that erupted between Mellor and Referendum Party candidate Sir James Goldsmith, who held contrasting views on European integration, during Mellor's vote of thanks. This difference of opinion had led to a bitter and personalised campaign, and Goldsmith took the opportunity to taunt his opponent when he had been defeated.

Putney is also of note for being the first Conservative gain on election night in 2005, when Justine Greening took back the seat from Labour on a swing of 6.5%.

Member of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Justine Greening
votes = 15,497
percentage = 42.4
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Colman
votes = 13,731
percentage = 37.5
change = -9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Ambache
votes = 5,965
percentage = 16.3
change = +2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Keith Magnum
votes = 993
percentage = 2.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Anthony Gahan
votes = 388
percentage = 1.1
change = +0.1
Election box majority
votes = 1,766
percentage = 4.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =36,574
percentage =59.5
change =+3.0
Election box gain with party link
winner =Conservative Party (UK)
loser =Labour Party (UK)
swing =6.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Putney
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Colman
votes = 15,911
percentage = 46.5
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Simpson
votes = 13,140
percentage = 38.4
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Anthony Burrett
votes = 4,671
percentage = 13.6
change = +2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Pat Wild
votes = 347
percentage = 1.0
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
candidate = Yvonne Windsor
votes = 185
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,771
percentage = 8.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,254
percentage = 56.5
change = -16.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Colman
votes = 20,084
percentage = 45.6
change = +9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Mellor
votes = 17,108
percentage = 38.9
change = -13.32
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Russell Pyne
votes = 4,739
percentage = 10.8
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Sir James Goldsmith
votes = 1,518
percentage = 3.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
candidate = Bill Jamieson
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
votes = 233
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
candidate = Lenny Beige
party = Happiness Stan's Freedom to Party
votes = 101
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
candidate = Michael Yardley
party = Sportman's Alliance: Anything but Mellow
votes = 90
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
candidate = John Small
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 66
percentage = 0.2
change = -0.1
Election box candidate
candidate = Ateeka Poole
party = Independently Beautiful Party
votes = 49
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
candidate = Dorian Van Braam
party = Renaissance Democrat
votes = 7
percentage = 0.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,976
percentage = 6.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,254
percentage = 73.3
change = -4.6
Election box gain with party link
winner =Labour Party (UK)
loser =Conservative Party (UK)
swing =11.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Putney
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Mellor
votes = 25,188
percentage = 52.2
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J. M. Chegwidden
votes = 17,662
percentage = 36.6
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = J. D. F. Martyn
votes = 4,636
percentage = 9.6
change = -2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = K. M. Hagenbach
votes = 618
percentage = 1.3
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = P. Levy
votes = 139
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,526
percentage = 15.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.9
change = +2.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +0.6

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London

External links

* [http://www.stuartking.net The Labour Party in Putney]


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