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 Epsom & Ewell
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Chris Grayling Conservative 22,430 48.1 +2.5
Charlie Mansell Labour 12,350 26.5 +2.2
John Vincent Liberal Democrat 10,316 22.1 -0.7
Graham Webster-Gardiner UK Independence 1,547 3.3 +2.3
Majority 10,080 21.6
Turnout 46,643 62.8 -11.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.2% from Labour to Conservative

Description

This ‘inner Surrey’ seat marks the point at which London peters out and the North Downs begin, and includes a number of open green spaces which residents are keen to protect. The largest of these is Nonsuch Park, an area of 300 acres.

Ewell retains some aspects of an independent town, particularly in the old centre, whilst Epsom is best known for its racecourse, home to the Derby and the Oaks.

The inhabitants are mainly owner-occupiers and there is little unemployment, with 70% of the workforce from the top three social classes. The local Epsom and Ewell council is dominated by residents with a lively Lib Dem presence.

The Tories retained the seat in 1997 with an 11,000 majority, though this was halved compared with 1992.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Epsom & Ewell
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Archie Hamilton Conservative 24,717 45.6
Philip Woodford Labour 13,192 24.3
John Vincent Liberal Democrat 12,380 22.8
Christopher MacDonald Referendum 2,355 4.3
Harold Green UK Independence 544 1.0
Hugo Charlton Green 527 1.0
Katherine Weeks ProLife Alliance 466 0.9
Majority 11,525 21.3
Turnout 54,181 74.0
 
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