Wimbledon

2015 Result:
Conservative: 25225 (52.1%)
Labour: 12606 (26%)
Lib Dem: 6129 (12.7%)
Green: 1986 (4.1%)
UKIP: 2476 (5.1%)
MAJORITY: 12619 (26.1%)

Category: Safe Conservative seat

Geography: Greater London. Part of the Merton council area.

Main population centres: Wimbledon, Merton, Raynes Park.

Profile: Wimbledon is most associated with the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, based in the north of the constituency near Wimbledon Park. The areas around the park and Wimbledon Common are affluent, leafy suburbia and are heavily owner-occupied. The south eastern parts of the constituency in South Wimbledon are grittier and less affluent.

Politics: Generally a Conservative seat, although it is capable of being won by Labour in their very best years 1945, 1997 and 2001.


Current MP
STEPHEN HAMMOND (Conservative) Born 1962, Southampton. Educated at King Edward VI School and London University. Former investment banker. Former Merton councillor. Contested North Warwickshire 1997, Wimbledon 2001. First elected as MP for Wimbledon in 2005. PPS to Eric Pickles 2010-2012, Under-Secretary for Transport 2012-2014.
Past Results
2010
Con: 23257 (49%)
Lab: 10550 (22%)
LDem: 11849 (25%)
UKIP: 914 (2%)
Oth: 825 (2%)
MAJ: 11408 (24%)
2005*
Con: 17886 (41%)
Lab: 15585 (36%)
LDem: 7868 (18%)
GRN: 1374 (3%)
Oth: 691 (2%)
MAJ: 2301 (5%)
2001
Con: 15062 (37%)
Lab: 18806 (46%)
LDem: 5341 (13%)
GRN: 1007 (2%)
Oth: 893 (2%)
MAJ: 3744 (9%)
1997
Con: 17694 (37%)
Lab: 20674 (43%)
LDem: 8014 (17%)
Oth: 979 (2%)
MAJ: 2980 (6%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
STEPHEN HAMMOND (Conservative) See above.
ANDREW JUDGE (Labour) Born Salford. Educated at University of Kent. Barrister. Merton councillor since 1995. Leader of Merton council 2001-2006. Contested Wimbledon 2010.
SHAS SHEEHAN (Liberal Democrat) Born Lahore, Pakistan. Educated at Rosa Bassett Grammar and University College London. Former advertising planner. Richmond councillor 2006-2010. Contested Merton and Wandsworth 2008 London election, Wimbledon 2010, London list 2012 London assembly election.
PETER BUCKLITSCH (UKIP) Contested Dartford 2005, South Thanet 2010 for the Liberal Democrats.
CHARLES BARRABALL (Green)
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Comments - 105 Responses on “Wimbledon”
  1. Though a very affluent seat, Croydon style demographic change in the South (Morden) bits of the seat could turn it red.

  2. I know it’s a novel thought to some on here, but demographic change isn’t the only reason seats switch from Con to Lab. The fact that this seat has voted Lab in the past should tell you something about it.

  3. Stephen Hammond has been appointed a minster of state in the Department of Health and Social care.

  4. Interesting one because an ardent remainer and a member of the Grieve/Soubry/Morgan set… but not so high profile.

  5. With Hammond and Rudd May is clearly trying to tie in some of the potential Remain rebels.

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