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Tooting

2010 Results:
Conservative: 19514 (38.52%)
Labour: 22038 (43.51%)
Liberal Democrat: 7509 (14.82%)
UKIP: 624 (1.23%)
Green: 609 (1.2%)
Christian: 171 (0.34%)
Independent: 190 (0.38%)
Majority: 2524 (4.99%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18208 (42.8%)
Conservative: 13018 (30.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 8256 (19.4%)
Other: 3054 (7.2%)
Majority: 5190 (12.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 12533 (30.2%)
Labour: 17914 (43.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 8110 (19.5%)
Green: 1695 (4.1%)
UKIP: 424 (1%)
Other: 892 (2.1%)
Majority: 5381 (12.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 9932 (26.4%)
Labour: 20332 (54.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 5583 (14.9%)
Green: 1744 (4.6%)
Majority: 10400 (27.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 12505 (27.1%)
Labour: 27516 (59.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4320 (9.4%)
Referendum: 829 (1.8%)
Other: 935 (2%)
Majority: 15011 (32.6%)

Boundary changes: minor. Gains only a small part of Wandsworth Common ward from Battersea.

Profile: the most Labour inclined of the three seats that make up the Conservative`s “flagship borough” of Wandsworth. While Wandsworth is a solidly Conservative borough, all three seats fell to Labour in 1997. Putney was won by the Tories in 2005, and Battersea and Tooting are now Conservative targets.

The constituency covers Tooting, Earlsfield and part of Balham. A traditionally working class area, Tooting is the more Labour inclined part of the constituency and has a significant ethnic minority community. In both Earlsfield and Balham though attractive Victorian housing and good transport links have seen house prices forced up as middle class professionals move in. Demographic changes mean the seat is one of very few that the Conservatives did not manage to win throughout the 1980s but that is now a viable target, if at the upper-middle end of Conservative ambition.

The seat contains Wandsworth Common and HMP Wandsworth, currently the second largest prison in the UK

portraitCurrent MP: Sadiq Khan(Labour) born 1970, London. Educated at Ernest Bevin School. Solicitor specialising in Human Rights and former Chair of Liberty. Wandsworth councillor between 1994-2006. Managed Ed Miliband’s successful leadership campaign in 2010. Shadow Justice Secretary since 2010 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Clarke (Conservative) born 1977. Educated at Dulwich College and Durham University. Strategy consultant and former brand manager for Procter & Gamble. National Chairman of Conservative Future.
portraitSadiq Khan(Labour) born 1970, London. Educated at Ernest Bevin School. Solicitor specialising in Human Rights and former Chair of Liberty. Wandsworth councillor between 1994-2006 (more information at They work for you)
portraitNasser Butt (Liberal Democrat)
portraitRoy Vickery (Green) Museum curator.
portraitStrachan McDonald (UKIP)
portraitShereen Paul (Christian Party)
portraitSusan John-Richards (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 93037
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 18.7%
Over 60: 13.3%
Born outside UK: 27.6%
White: 72.8%
Black: 10.4%
Asian: 11.3%
Mixed: 3.4%
Other: 2.1%
Christian: 58.3%
Hindu: 4.3%
Jewish: 0.7%
Muslim: 6.9%
Full time students: 6.8%
Graduates 16-74: 45.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 16.7%
Owner-Occupied: 55.3%
Social Housing: 17.4% (Council: 8.5%, Housing Ass.: 8.9%)
Privately Rented: 23.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.9%

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