|Carshalton and Wallington|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carshalton and Wallington in Greater London
|Population||95,322 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||69,916 (May 2015)|
|Member of Parliament||Elliot Colburn (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Carshalton and Wallington (/ / ...) 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.
Results since 1997 may well, given the seat's volatility in result, be more helpfully viewed as marginal majorities for the victor than emphatic (a majority of under 15% may in some circumstances be considered marginal). National swing against all Tories in 1997 (-11.2%, whereas locally at -16.2%) shattered descriptions of the seat having had three terms of widely-commented "strong" or "safe" Conservative Party victories (the lowest majority seen by outgoing Nigel Forman was 18.9% of the vote, in 1992). Later results soon disproved assumptions of safe or easy seats for a historically strongest-polling party following an election of major political change - no other seat in the southern half of England aside from borderline north/south North Norfolk was retained by a Liberal Democrat in 2015, and transforming the seat into one the party's eight most secure seats by virtue of being won nationally. The result placed it 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 the party's allegiance since 1974. In 2019 this seat was one of seven gains LD-to-Con, an election which saw two seats change hands the other way. Brake, the losing incumbent, was the Liberal Democrats' spokesman on Brexit.
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||N/A|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Ashley Dickenson||200||0.4||0.0|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||2.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||20,819||41.0||6.1|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Ashley Dickenson||189||0.4||0.0|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Brake||16,603||34.9||13.4|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Ashley Dickenson||177||0.4||N/A|
|National Front||Richard Edmonds||49||0.1||N/A|
|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||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||John Douglas Grant||13,575||26.2||−3.4|
|Social Democratic||B.J.M. Ensor||14,641||29.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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