Defying odds and pundits, David Cameron is back in Downing Street and in the space of an hour he’s seen his three national rivals – Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage all resign.
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Voters turned out in their droves as all but Mitcham and Morden (down 1.1%), Carshalton and Wallington (down 1.2%), Sutton and Cheam (down 0.6%) and Richmond Park (down 0.4%), experienced a surge in voting numbers.
The most notable turnout growths from 2010 – all Tory wins – were in Putney (73.75% up from 64.4%), Chelsea and Fulham (63.6% from 56.8%) and Kensington (56.8% from 53.3%).
A downtrodden Labour secured a paltry four seats in SW London in Tooting (1.3% turnout rise to 69.9%), Streatham (62.8% to 66%), Croydon North (up 1.9% to 62.5%) and Mitcham and Morden (65.9%).
Tom Brake secured the Liberal Democrats’ only seat in Carshalton and Wallington with 47,444 votes and 67.8% of the electorate.
The remaining Tory seats of Wimbledon, Battersea, Kingston and Surbiton, Twickenham and Croydon South and Croydon Central saw a slight increase in voter turnouts.
Overall voting numbers shot up from 776,746 in the 2010 general election for the aforementioned constituencies to 812,110 this time around – a 4.55% growth.
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