General Election 2015 – UK Decides

It promises to be the most exciting election in living memory and we’ll have full coverage from the south-west London campaign trail to the ballot box.
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Kingston and Surbiton

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has held this seat since 1997 and despite national opinion polls looking gloomy for his party he holds a strong majority.

Candidates: James Berry (Conservative), Ed Davey (Liberal Democrat), Monkey the Drummer (Monster Raving Loony), Lee Godfrey (Labour), Clare Keogh (Green), Ben Roberts (UKIP), Daniel Gill (Christian People’s Alliance)

2010 result: Liberal Democrat: 28,428 (49.8%), Conservative 20,868 (36.5%), Labour: 5,337 (9.3%), UKIP: 1,450 (2.5%), Green 555 (1%), Others 473 (0.8%)

Majority 7,650 (13.2%)

2005 result: Liberal Democrat: 25,397 (51%), Conservative: 16,431 (33%), Labour: 6,553 (13.2%), UKIP: 657 (1.3%), Other: 712 (1.4%)

Majority: 8,966 (18%)

Richmond Park

The seat was held by Liberal Democrats until 2010, when it was gained by Zac Goldsmith, a Conservative and former environmental campaigner.

Candidates: Andree Frieze (Green), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative), Robin Meltzer (Liberal Democrat), Sam Naz (UKIP), Sachin Patel (Labour)

2010 result: Conservative: 29461 (49.7%), Lib Dem: 25370 (42.8%), Labour: 2979 (5%), Green: 572 (1%), UKIP: 669 (1.1%), Independent: 84 (0.1%), Others: 133 (0.2%)

Majority: 4,091 (6.9%)

2005 result: Conservative: 20,280 (39.5%), Liberal Democrat: 24,011 (46.7%), Labour: 4,768 (9.3%), Green: 1,379 (2.7%), Other: 478 (0.9%), UKIP: 458 (0.9%)

Majority: 3,731 (7.3%)

Mitcham and Morden

Safe Labour seat held by former government whip Siobhain McDonagh since 1997.

Candidates: Des Coke (CPA, Christian People’s Alliance), Diana Coman (Liberal Democrats), Richard Hilton (UKIP), Paul Holmes (Conservative), Siobhain McDonagh (Labour), Mason Redding (Green)

2010 result: Labour: 24,722 (56.4%), Conservative: 11,056 (25.2%), Lib Dem: 5,202 (11.9%), BNP: 1,386 (3.2%), Green: 381 (0.9%), UKIP: 857 (2%), Independent: 155 (0.4%), Others: 38 (0.1%)

Majority: 13,666 (31.2%)

2005 result: Labour: 22,489 (56.4%), Conservative: 9,929 (24.9%), Liberal Democrat: 5,583 (14%), Green: 1,395 (3.5%), Other: 472 (1.2%)

Majority: 12,560 (31.5%)

Putney

Currently held by Conservative Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening who defeated Labour’s Tony Coleman in 2005, the loyalties of Putney have flip flopped over the past few elections.

Candidates: Justine Greening (Conservative), Sheila Boswell (Labour), Andy Hallett (Lib Dems), Chris Poole (Green), Trish Ward (UKIP), Guy Richard Dessoy (Animal Welfare Party),

2010 result: Conservative: 21,223 (52%), Labour: 11,170 (27.4%), Lib Dem: 6,907 (16.9%), Green: 591 (1.4%), BNP: 459 (1.1%), UKIP: 435 (1.1%)

Majority: 10,053 (24.6%)

2005 result: Conservative: 15,497 (42.4%), Labour: 13,731 (37.5%), Liberal Democrat: 5,965 (16.3%), Green: 993 (2.7%), UKIP: 388 (1.1%)

Majority: 1,766 (4.8%)

Twickenham

Historically a safe Conservative seat but won by Lib Dem Vince Cable in the Tories` landslide defeat of 1997 and held ever since by the current Secretary of State for Business.

Candidates: Barry Edwards (UKIP), Vince Cable (Lib Dem), Nick Grant (Labour), Tania Mathias (Conservative), Tanya Williams (Green), Dominic Stockford (Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”), David Wedgewood (Magna Carta)

2010 result: Lib Dem: 32,483 (54.4%) Conservative: 20,343 (34.1%), Labour: 4,583 (7.7%), UKIP: 868 (1.5%), BNP: 654 (1.1%), Green: 674 (1.1%), Others: 116 (0.2%)

Majority: 12,140 (20.3%)

2005 result: Liberal Democrat: 26,696 (51.6%), Conservative: 16,731 (32.4%), Labour: 5,868 (11.4%), Other: 2,392 (4.6%)

Majority: 9,965 (19.3%)

Battersea

Held by Conservative Public Health Minister Jane Ellison since 2010, the Battersea vote has been moving steadily right as the area gentrifies.

Candidates: Jane Ellison (Conservative), Chris Howe (UKIP), Will Martindale, (Labour), Joe Stuart (Green), Luke Taylor (Lib Dem)

2010 result: Conservative: 23,103 (47.3%), Labour: 17,126 (35.1%), Lib Dem: 7,176 (14.7%), Green: 559 (1.1%), UKIP: 505 (1%), Independent: 155 (0.3%), Others: 168 (0.3%)

Majority: 5,977 (12.2%)

2005 results: Labour: 16,569 (40.4%), Conservative: 16,406 (40%), Liberal Democrat: 6,006 (14.6%), Green: 1,735 (4.2%), UKIP: 333 (0.8%)

Majority: 163 (0.4%)

Wimbledon

Generally safe Conservative seat with a comfortable majority held by Stephen Hammond.

Candidates: Charles Barraball (Green), Peter Bucklitsch (UKIP), Andrew Judge (Labour), Shas Sheehan (Liberal Democrat), both latter candidates contested the seat in 2010.

2010 result: Conservative: 23,257 (49.1%), Labour: 10,550 (22.3%), Lib Dem: 11,849 (25%), Green: 590 (1.2%), UKIP: 914 (1.9%), Christian: 235 (0.5%)

Majority: 11,408 (24.1%)

2005 result: Conservative: 17,886 (41.2%), Labour: 15,585 (35.9%), Liberal Democrat: 7,868 (18.1%), Green: 1,374 (3.2%), UKIP: 408 (0.9%), Other: 283 (0.7%)

Majority: 2,301 (5.3%)

Sutton and Cheam

A marginal Lib Dem seat that they may struggle to keep hold of as their party’s popularity decreases, but held safely by Paul Burstow who has been MP in the area since 1997.

Candidates: Dave Ash (NHA), Emily Brothers (Labour), Paul Burstow (Lib Dem), Angus Dalgleish (UKIP), Pauline Gorman (TUSC), Paul Scully (Conservative), Maeve Tomlinson (Green)

2010 result: Lib Dem: 22156 (45.7%), Conservative: 20548 (42.4%), Labour: 3376 (7%), BNP: 1014 (2.1%), UKIP: 950 (2%), Green: 246 (0.5%), English Dem: 106 (0.2%), Others: 112 (0.2%)

Majority: 1,608 (3.3%)

2005 result: Liberal Democrat: 19,768 (47.1%), Conservative: 16,922 (40.4%), Labour: 4,954 (11.8%), Other: 288 (0.7%)

Majority: 2,846 (6.8%)

Carshalton and Wallington

Lib Dems strengthened their hold on this seat between 2005 and 2010 when it was retained by Tom Brake, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons since 2012.

Candidates: Tom Brake (Lib Dem), Ashley Dickenson (CPA, Christian People’s Alliance), Ross Hemingway (Green), William Main-ian (UKIP), Matthew Maxwell Scott (Conservative), Siobhan Tate (Labour),  Richard Edmonds (National Front)

2010 result: Lib Dem: 22,180 (48.3%), Conservative: 16,920 (36.8%), Labour: 4,015 (8.7%), UKIP: 1,348 (2.9%), BNP: 1,100 (2.4%), Green: 355 (0.8%)

Majority: 5,260 (11.5%)

2005 result: Liberal Democrat: 17,357 (40.3%), Conservative: 16,289 (37.8%), Labour: 7,396 (17.2%), UKIP: 1,111 (2.6%), Green: 908 (2.1%)

Majority: 1,068 (2.5%)

Streatham

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna was first elected as Streatham MP in 2010 – he has been tipped by Tony Blair for future Labour leader.

Candidates: Amna Ahmad (Liberal Democrat), Jonathan Bartley (Green), Kim Caddy (Conservative), Bruce Machan (UKIP), Chuka Umunna (Labour)

2010 result: Labour: 20,037 (42.8%), Lib Dem: 16,778 (35.8%), Conservative: 8,578 (18.3%), Green: 861 (1.8%), English Dem: 229 (0.5%), Christian: 237 (0.5%), Others: 117 (0.2%)

Majority:
3,259 (7%)

2005 result: Labour: 18,950 (46.7%), Liberal Democrat: 11,484 (28.3%), Conservative: 7,238 (17.8%), Green: 2,245 (5.5%), UKIP: 396 (1%), Other: 302 (0.7%)

Majority: 7,466 (18.4%)

Tooting

Sitting MP is Labour’s vocal Sadiq Khan, Shadow Justice Secretary since 2010 who managed Ed Miliband’s successful leadership campaign.

Candidates: Sadiq Khan (Labour), Philip Ling (Lib Dem), Strachan McDonald (UKIP), Esther Obiri-Darko (Green), Dan Watkins (Conservative)

2010 result: Labour: 22,038 (43.5%), Conservative: 19,514 (38.5%), Lib Dem: 7,509 (14.8%), Green: 609 (1.2%), UKIP: 624 (1.2%), Christian: 171 (0.3%), Independent: 190 (0.4%)

Majority:
2,524 (5%)

2005 result: Labour: 17,914 (43.1%), Conservative: 12,533 (30.2%), Liberal Democrat: 8,110 (19.5%), Green: 1,695 (4.1%), UKIP: 424 (1%), Other: 892 (2.1%)

Majority: 5,381 (12.9%)

Croydon South

Conservative Richard Ottaway saw his majority decrease slightly five years ago but this is still a rock solid Tory seat.

Candidates: Emily Benn (Labour), Jon Bigger (Class War), Kathleen Garner (UKIP), Gill Hickson (Lib Dem), Chris Philp (Conservative), Peter Underwood (Green)

2010 result: Conservative: 28,684 (50.9%), Lib Dem: 12,866 (22.8%), Labour: 11,287 (20%), UKIP: 2,504 (4.4%), Green: 981 (1.7%)

Majority: 15,818 (28.1%)

2005 result: Conservative: 25,320 (52%), Labour 11,792 (24%) Lib Dem 10,049 (21%) UKIP 1,054 (2%) Other: 682 (1%)

Majority: 13,528 (28%)

Croydon North

Contrary to Croydon South, Croydon North is a safe Labour seat held by Steve Reed who won a by-election in 2012.

Candidates: Shasha Khan (Green), Winston McKenzie (UKIP), Vidhi Mohan (Conservative), Steve Reed (Labour)

2010 result: Labour: 28947 (56%), Conservative: 12466 (24.1%), Lib Dem: 7226 (14%), Green: 1017 (2%), UKIP: 891 (1.7%), Christian: 586 (1.1%), Respect: 272 (0.5%), Others: 160 (0.3%), Independent: 111 (0.2%)

Majority:
16481 (31.9%)

2005 result: Labour: 23,555 (54%), Conservative: 9,667 (22%), Lib Dem: 7,560 (17%), Other: 1,817, Green: 1,248

Majority: 13888 (32%)

Croydon Central

The seat is currently held by Conservative Gavin Barwell who was a local councillor before succeeding Andrew Pelling, who ran five years ago as an independent.

Candidates: April Ashley (TUSC, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coaltion), Gavin Barwell (Conservative), James Fearnley (Liberal Democrat), Stephen Hammond (CPA, Christian Peoples’ Alliance), Sarah Jones (Labour), Peter Staveley (UKIP), Esther Sutton (Green)

2010 result: Conservative 19,657 (39.5%), Labour 16,688 (33.5%), Liberal Democrat 6,553 (13.2%), Independent 3,239 (6.5%), Other 3620 (7.3%))

Majority 2,969 (5.94%)

2005 result: Conservative: 19,974 (40.8%), Labour: 19,899 (40.6%), Liberal Democrat: 6,384 (13%), Green: 1,036 (2.1%), UKIP: 1,066 (2.2%), Other: 598 (1.2%)

Majority: 75 (0.2%)

Kensington and Chelsea

Conservative Victoria Borwick recently took over from disgraced MP Malcolm Rifkind, joining the high turnover of high profile MPs who have held this solidly Tory seat.

Candidates: Rob Abouharb (Labour), Victoria Borwick (Conservative), Jack Bovill (UKIP), Robin McGhee (Lib Dem),  Robina Rose (Greens)

2010 result:
Conservative 17,595 (50.1%), Labour 8,979 (25.5%), Lib Dem 6,872 (19.6%), Green 753 (2.1%), UKIP 754 (2.1%), Others 197 (0.6%)

Majority: 8,616 (24.5%)

2005 result: Conservative 18,144 (58%), Labour 5,521 (18%), Lib Dem 5,726 (18%), Green 1,342 (4%), Other 603 (2%)

Majority: 12,418 (40%)

Chelsea and Fulham

Chief deputy whip Conservative Greg Hands won the newly created seat in 2010 from parts of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham, he previously held the Hammersmith and Fulham seat.

Candidates: Simon Bailey (Liberal Democrat), Greg Hands (Conservative), Adrian Noble (UKIP), Guy Rubin (Green), Alex Sanderson (Labour),

2010 Result: Conservative 24,093 (60.5%), Labour 7,371 (18.5%), Lib Dem 6,473 (16.2%), BNP 388 (1%), Green 671 (1.7%), UKIP 478 (1.2%), English Dem 169 (0.4%), Others 213 (0.5%)

Majority: 16,722 (42%)


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