The Mitcham and Morden candidates for the 2019 General Election

General Election 2019: Meet the Mitcham and Morden candidates

By Mindy Burrows and Ed Southgate
November 15 2019, 15.25

Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh won the Mitcham and Morden seat with a 44.4% majority in 2017, receiving 68.7% of the vote share.

The constituency voted Remain with 55.31% in the 2016 EU referendum.

Conservative candidate Alicia Kearns came runner-up in this Labour strong-hold with 11,664 votes (24.2% of the vote share).

Ms McDonagh’s vote saw a rise of eight percentage points from 2015 when she won with 27,380 votes.

Des Coke (Christian Peoples’ Alliance)

Twitter: @christianorguk

Jeremy Maddocks (Brexit)

Jeremy Maddocks is a senior manager in an international technology security company and resident of Chelsea & Fulham for 25 years. He was originally selected to run in his home constituency before Nigel Farage pulled his candidates from Tory held seats.

Twitter: @maddocksbrexit

Pippa Maslin (Green)

Following a career in teaching, a masters in film and television studies and a PhD on contemporary British films, Dr Pippa Maslin stood as a council candidate in the St Helier ward in 2018, finishing seventh with 3% of the vote. She is currently a trainee caseworker for a local deaf and disabled people’s organisation. She has protested against the closure of the local hospital, cuts to adult social care and disability services and the high levels of air pollution in the area. She frequently organises and participates in litter pick-up expeditions.

Twitter: @pippamaslin

Siobhain McDonagh (Labour)

First elected in the 1997 election, Siobhain McDonagh went on to serve as assistant whip in the Labour government in 2007 and 2008. Ms McDonagh was a patron of the Leap Forward Employment, a community interest company that found work for adults with mental health issues.

In 2015, she voted in favour of extending the country’s military airstrikes against ISIS into Syria and in 2003 she voted in favour of going to war with Iraq. In response to criticism about overspending on postage in 2007 Ms McDonagh said she believed the job of an MP is to keep in contact with constituents on important issues.

She lives in Colliers Wood with her sister Margaret, former General Secretary of the Labour Party.

Twitter: @Siobhain_Mc

Toby Williams (Conservative)

A first-class graduate in political science from the University of Birmingham, Mr Williams worked as a House of Commons caseworker before becoming a political assistant and communications officer from 2014-2017.

Before campaigning for the seat he served as head of press at GLA Conservatives and also sits as a governor at Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth.

He stood as a candidate for the Graveny ward in Wandsworth in the 2018 local election, but was unsuccessful with 938 votes.

Twitter: @toby_williams

Luke Taylor (Liberal Democrat)

A keen traveller, Mr Taylor has worked on projects in Istanbul, Dubai, Abi Dabhi, Dublin and Doha. He also spent periods living in Dubai, Toronto and Aukland.

He moved to the constituency in 2015 with his wife and lives with her, their son Teddy and cat Penny.

With a Masters in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London, he works as a project manager and analyst for an American aviation consultant.

Outside of work and politics he plays 5-a-side football, cricket and rugby, and enjoys road cycling in the Surrey countryside.

Twitter: @LukeTaylorLD

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