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Tooting by-election, 2016

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Tooting ward of Wandsworth London Borough Council on 18 August 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Ben Johnson to take up a new post as a senior adviser to the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Paul White held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
58.5%
Conservative
25.7%
Liberal Democrats
10.6%
Green
4.6%
Social Democratic
0.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Paul White 1,467 58.5% +13.7%
Conservative Thomas Norman 644 25.7% -2.6%
Liberal Democrats Eileen Arms 267 10.6% +4.1%
Green Albert Vickery 116 4.6% -6.5%
Social Democratic Alexander Balkan 15 0.6% n/a
Turnout: 20.6% (-21.0%) - Majority: 823 (32.8%) - Swing: 8.2% Con to Lab


2014 Result (3 seats)

Labour
44.8%
Conservative
28.3%
Green
11.1%
Liberal Democrats
6.5%
UKIP
5.2%
TUSC
2.1%
Communist
2.0%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Annamarie Critchard 2,499 44.8%
Labour James Daley 2,495
Labour Ben Johnson 2,371
Conservative Robert Hughes 1,583 28.3%
Conservative James Raynor 1,525
Conservative Shakeel Syed 1,427
Green Esther Obiri-Darko 622 11.1%
Liberal Democrats Jon Irwin 361 6.5%
Liberal Democrats Giles Derrington 327
UKIP Mark Bennett 292 5.2%
Liberal Democrats Simon Sharich 286
TUSC David Maples 115 2.1%
Communist Phil Brand 112 2.0%
Turnout: 41.6% - Majority: 788 (14.1%)


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