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Tooting
Borough constituency
TootingConstituency.svg
Tooting shown within Greater London
Created: 1974
MP: Sadiq Khan
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Greater London
EP constituency: 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.

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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:

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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 from parts of the seats of Battersea South, Wandsworth Central and Streatham.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Tom Cox Labour
2005 Sadiq Khan Labour

Election results

General Election 2005: Tooting
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sadiq Khan 17,914 43.1 -11.0
Conservative James Bethell 12,533 30.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Stephanie Dearden 8,110 19.5 +4.6
Green Siobhan Vitelli 1,695 4.1 +0.5
Respect Ali Zaidi 700 1.7 N/A
UKIP Strachan McDonald 424 1.0 N/A
Independent (politician) Ian Perkin 192 0.5 N/A
Majority 5,381 12.9
Turnout 41,568 59.0 +4.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2001: Tooting
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Cox 20,332 54.1 -5.6
Conservative Alexander Nicoll 9,932 26.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Simon James 5,583 14.9 +5.5
Green Matthew Ledbury 1,744 4.6 +3.5
Majority 10,400 27.7
Turnout 37,591 54.9 -14.4
Labour hold Swing

See also

External links

Links to political pages

Coordinates: 51°26′17″N 0°09′54″W / 51.438°N 0.165°W / 51.438; -0.165


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