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 Mitcham & Morden
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Siobhain McDonagh Labour 22,936 60.4 +2.0
Harry Stokes Conservative 9,151 24.1 -5.6
Nick Harris Liberal Democrat 3,820 10.1 +2.5
Tom Walsh Green 926 2.4 +1.5
John Tyndall BNP 642 1.7 +0.6
Adrian Roberts UK Independence 486 1.3 +1.1
Majority 13,785 36.3
Turnout 37,961 57.8 -15.5
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 3.8% from Conservative to Labour

Description
The constituency was created in its present form in 1974. It is home to the 474 acres of Mitcham Common, as well as the National Trustís Morden Park. It boasts the oldest cricket green in the world, and also marks the southern end of the Northern tube line.

It is a suburban seat where half the population regard themselves as Londoners and the other half still think that they live in Surrey. Labourís greatest strength has been found in the west and south of the seat and Tory support has tended to increase towards the east which borders Wimbledon.

Labour won the seat in 1974, and narrowly survived here in 1979. The then sitting MP, Bruce Douglas Mann joined the SDP. He was the only defector to seek a new mandate by causing a by-election, which was held in 1982 during the Falklands campaign. The Conservatives won and kept the seat, with diminishing majorities until 1997.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Mitcham & Morden
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Siobhan McDonagh Labour 27,984 58.4
Angela Rumbold Conservative 14,243 29.7
Nicholas Harris Liberal Democrat 3,632 7.6
Peter Isaacs Referendum 810 1.7
Lynda Miller BNP 521 1.1
Tom Walsh Green 415 0.9
Krishnapillai Vaikunstha Vasan Independent 144 0.3
John Barrett UK Independence 117 0.2
Nigel Dixon Independent 80 0.2
Majority 13,741 28.7
Turnout 47,946 73.3
 
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