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Carshalton and Wallington

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16920 (36.85%)
Labour: 4015 (8.74%)
Liberal Democrat: 22180 (48.3%)
BNP: 1100 (2.4%)
UKIP: 1348 (2.94%)
Green: 355 (0.77%)
Majority: 5260 (11.45%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 16815 (40.3%)
Conservative: 15771 (37.8%)
Labour: 7198 (17.2%)
Other: 1958 (4.7%)
Majority: 1044 (2.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16289 (37.8%)
Labour: 7396 (17.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 17357 (40.3%)
Green: 908 (2.1%)
UKIP: 1111 (2.6%)
Majority: 1068 (2.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13742 (33.8%)
Labour: 7466 (18.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 18289 (45%)
UKIP: 501 (1.2%)
Green: 614 (1.5%)
Majority: 4547 (11.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16223 (33.5%)
Labour: 11565 (23.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 18490 (38.2%)
Referendum: 1289 (2.7%)
Other: 856 (1.8%)
Majority: 2267 (4.7%)

Boundary changes: several very minor changes. Loses parts of Belmont ward, Sutton Central and Sutton South to Sutton and Cheam, gains pathetically small areas from Sutton & Cheam – 8 voters in Carshalton Central (a few houses to the West of King`s Lane), and 38 voters in the Wrythe (again, a few houses on Erskine Road).

Profile: South London marginal between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. An affluent residential seat, but less so than some of the other Liberal Democrat strongholds in South-West London. There is still a solid Labour vote here, drawn from the council estates at St Helier and Roundshaw.

portraitCurrent MP: Tom Brake(Liberal Democrat) born 1962, Melton Mowbray. Educated at Lycee International, St Germaine and Imperial College London. Computer software consultant. Former Hackney (1988-1990) and Sutton (1994-1998) councillor. Contested Carshalton and Wallington in 1992. First elected as MP for Carshalton and Wallington in 1997. Lib Dem spokesman on the environment from 1997-2001, transport 2001-2003. Lib Dem shadow secretary on International development from 2003-5. Briefly Lib Dem shadow transport secretary in 2005 until Menzies Campbell became leader. Lib Dem spokesman for London 2007-2008, for home affairs since 2008 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitKen Andrew (Conservative) born 1944. Businessman. Chairman of Aman Bank 1984-7, Director of N&P Building Society 1987-1990, Chairman and CEO of Aetna 1991-1993. Chairman of Recall Group plc 2002. Contested Loughborough in 1997, Carshalton and Wallington in 2001 and 2005.
portraitShafiqul Khan (Labour)
portraitTom Brake(Liberal Democrat) born 1962, Melton Mowbray. Educated at Lycee International, St Germaine and Imperial College London. Computer software consultant. Former Hackney (1988-1990) and Sutton (1994-1998) councillor. Contested Carshalton and Wallington in 1992. First elected as MP for Carshalton and Wallington in 1997. Lib Dem spokesman on the environment from 1997-2001, transport 2001-2003. Lib Dem shadow secretary on International development from 2003-5. Briefly Lib Dem shadow transport secretary in 2005 until Menzies Campbell became leader. Lib Dem spokesman for London 2007-2008, for home affairs since 2008 (more information at They work for you)
portraitGeorge Dow (Green)
portraitFrank Day (UKIP) Accountant.
portraitCharlotte Lewis (BNP) Jailed for six months in 2001 for harrassment of staff at Huntington Life Sciences.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91424
Male: 48.3%
Female: 51.7%
Under 18: 25.5%
Over 60: 17.5%
Born outside UK: 10.4%
White: 89.5%
Black: 3.2%
Asian: 4.2%
Mixed: 2.1%
Other: 1%
Christian: 70%
Hindu: 1.9%
Muslim: 1.9%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 18.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.8%
Owner-Occupied: 69.7%
Social Housing: 21.9% (Council: 16.6%, Housing Ass.: 5.3%)
Privately Rented: 6.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.2%

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