| Borough constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||72,707 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament|| Rosena Allin-Khan |
|Number of members||One|
|Created from|| Wandsworth Central |
Battersea South (reduced in 1974, abolished 1983)
Streatham (small parts of, with regular interchanges since)
Tooting is a constituencycreated in 1974 in Greater London. It is represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2016 by Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan, a member of the Labour Party.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Wandsworth wards of Bedford, Furzedown, Graveney, Springfield, and Tooting.
1983–2010: As above plus Earlsfield, and Nightingale
2010–present: As above minus Springfield, plus Wandsworth Common.
Tooting is the south-eastern third of the London Borough of Wandsworth. In addition to Tooting, it includes the districts of Earlsfield, Furzedown and Streatham Park and part of Balham.The constituency includes all of Wandsworth Common, a rectangular open space that lends its name to one of the seven wards.
Tooting since 2010 is bordered to the west by Putney and Wimbledon; to the other three compass points by Mitcham and Morden, Streatham and Battersea.
The constituency was created for the February 1974 election from areas which, prior to that election, were within Battersea South, Streatham and Wandsworth Central.
Held by Labour since its creation, Tooting was a target seat for the Conservatives at the 2010 general election after the party made gains in local elections. However, Sadiq Khan was able to retain the seat for Labour. The Conservatives have generally performed best in the northern half of the seat (Bedford, Earlsfield, Nightingale, Wandsworth Common), whereas Labour are strongest in the southern half, which covers Tooting ward itself, Graveney and Furzedown.
The 2015 general election result gave the seat the twenty-fourth-most marginal majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.Had the majority obtained by Allin-Khan at her 2016 by-election win been part of the 2015 results, the seat would have been the 136th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
In the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union, the constituency voted remain by 74.7%.
As in the other two constituencies located in the London Borough of Wandsworth, voters have in part supported the Conservatives at local level; however, the southern area has strong enough Labour support to have consistently returned at least seven Labour councillors since 1992.
Sadiq Khan, a solicitor by profession, was the Minister of State for Transport and Minister of State for Communities in the government of Gordon Brown. In opposition after 2010, he became the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. He was the Labour Party's candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election, and was subsequently elected as Mayor of London. Following his election, Khan announced his intention to resign as MP for Tooting, and on 9 May 2016 he was appointed to the ancient office of Crown Steward and Bailiff of The Three Chiltern Hundreds, triggering a by-election.
The modern Tooting constituency is a simplified name, as it contains much of Balham, Wandsworth Common and Earlsfield, yet the southernmost parts of the area that self-identifies as Tooting are actually in the London Borough of Merton and so in the Mitcham and Morden seat.
Transport links to Central London are good, and the population has expanded steadily due to the area's popularity with commuters looking for affordable property.
Unemployment benefit claimants and registered jobseekers, in November 2012 were lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 3.2% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian .
|February 1974||Tom Cox||Labour|
|2005||Sadiq Khan||Labour||Elected Mayor of London, May 2016|
|2016 by-election||Rosena Allin-Khan||Labour|
|Liberal Democrats||Olly Glover||8,305||14.2||+8.9|
|Brexit Party||Adam Shakir||462||0.8||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Glassbrook||3,057||5.3||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Glassbrook||820||2.6||-1.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan "Howling Laud" Hope||54||0.2||New|
|English Democrat||Graham Moore||50||0.2||New|
|Immigrants Political Party||Akbar Ali Malik||44||0.1||New|
|One Love||Ankit Love||32||0.1||New|
|Give Me Back Elmo||Bobby Smith||9||0.0||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Ling||2,107||3.9||−10.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Nasser Butt||7,509||14.8||−4.8|
|UKIP||Strachan D. McDonald||624||1.2||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephanie M. Dearden||8,110||19.5||+4.6|
|Green||Siobhan M. Vitelli||1,695||4.1||-0.5|
|Respect||Ali J. Zaidi||700||1.7||New|
|UKIP||Strachan D. McDonald||424||1.0||New|
|Independent||Ian K. Perkin||192||0.5||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon James||5,583||14.9||+5.5|
|Conservative||James B.B. Hutchings||12,505||27.1||−13.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon James||4,320||9.4||+2.0|
|Referendum||Angela M. Husband||829||1.8||New|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Daniel Bailey-Bond||83||0.2||New|
|Natural Law||Peter Miller||70||0.2||0.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert J. Bunce||3,776||7.4||−5.8|
|Green||Paul J. Owens||694||1.4||+0.1|
|Natural Law||Farrakh Anklesalria||119||0.2||New|
|Christian Democrat||Michael N. Whitelaw||64||0.1||New|
|Conservative||Robin D.R. Harris||16,981||37.0||−1.8|
|National Front||Peter Berbridge||355||0.8||−1.1|
|Ecology||Elizabeth M. Shaw||255||0.5||New|
|Communist||Robert E. Lewis||181||0.4||−0.3|
|Ethnic Minority||H. Patel||146||0.3||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||Corin Redgrave||72||0.2||New|
|National Front||Peter Berbridge||682||1.9||New|
|Communist||Robert E. Lewis||268||0.8||−0.1|
|Communist||Robert E. Lewis||337||0.9|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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