Tooting (UK Parliament constituency)


Tooting (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Tooting


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1974
MP = Sadiq Khan
Party = Labour
EP = London

Tooting 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.

The constituency is confusingly named, as it comprises the towns of Tooting, Balham and Earlsfield.

Boundaries

Tooting is the southern third of the London Borough of Wandsworth. As well as Tooting itself, it also includes the districts of Earlsfield, Furzedown and Streatham Park and part of Balham (that part broadly west of the railway line, but also including the streets around Nightingale Square). The entirety of Wandsworth Common is in the Tooting constituency.

Tooting is bordered by the following constituencies:
* Battersea
* Putney
* Mitcham and Morden
* Streatham

Boundary review

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

*Bedford, Earlsfield, Furzedown, Graveney, Nightingale, Tooting, and Wandsworth Common.

History

The constituency was created in 1974. Previously it comprised parts of the old constituencies of Battersea South, Wandsworth Central and Streatham.

Members of Parliament

* 1974 – 2005: Tom Cox, Labour
* 2005 – "present": Sadiq Khan, Labour

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sadiq Khan
votes = 17,914
percentage = 43.1
change = -11.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Bethell
votes = 12,533
percentage = 30.2
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stephanie Dearden
votes = 8,110
percentage = 19.5
change = +4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Siobhan Vitelli
votes = 1,695
percentage = 4.1
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = Ali Zaidi
votes = 700
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Strachan McDonald
votes = 424
percentage = 1.0
change = +1.0
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Ian Perkin
votes = 192
percentage = 0.5
change = +0.5
Election box majority
votes =5,381
percentage =12.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes =41,568
percentage =59.0
change =+4.1
Election box hold with party link
winner =Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Tooting
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Cox
votes = 20,332
percentage = 54.1
change = -5.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Nicoll
votes = 9,932
percentage = 26.4
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Simon James
votes = 5,583
percentage = 14.9
change = +5.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Matthew Ledbury
votes = 1,744
percentage = 4.6
change = +3.5
Election box majority
votes = 10,400
percentage = 27.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,591
percentage = 54.9
change = -14.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London
* London Borough of Wandsworth

External links

Links to political pages

* [http://www.sadiqkhan.org.uk/ Sadiq Khan MP official site]
* [http://www.labourwandsworth.org.uk The Labour party in Tooting]
* [http://www.tootingconservatives.com Tooting Conservatives]
* [http://www.wandsworthlibdems.org/ Liberal Democrats in Wandsworth]


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