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 Wimbledon
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Roger Casale Labour 18,806 45.7 +2.9
Stephen Hammond Conservative 15,062 36.6 0.0
Martin Pierce Liberal Democrat 5,341 13.0 -3.6
Rajeev Thacker Green 1,007 2.4 +1.4
Roger Glencross Christian People's 479 1.2  
Mariana Bell UK Independence 414 1.0  
Majority 3,744 9.1
Turnout 41,109 64.3 -11.1
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.5% from Conservative to Labour

Description
A London constituency since the 1960s, parts of it still have the feel of its Surrey heritage. In the north, skirting the 1,000 acres of Wimbledon Common, is the village - the strongest Conservative area in the constituency.

Sweeping down Wimbledon hill the wards become the marginal battleground of local politics, before fetching up at the strongest Labour territory in the south at the border with Mitcham and Morden constituency.

Wimbledon is home to the world famous tennis courts, the papal nuncio and the headquarters of two large trade unions - the GMB and CWU. The Common has its Caesar’s Camp and a slightly less old windmill. The area’s association with Horatio Nelson (who lived here for some time) is reflected in the name of the local hospital, the Emma Hamilton pub and various street names.

Labour only won here once before 1997. Roger Casale’s victory then was unexpected and he will be in the frontline of the Conservatives' campaign to recover what they regard as their heartland seats.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Wimbledon
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Roger Casale Labour 20,674 42.8
Charles Goodson-Wickes Conservative 17,684 36.6
Alison Willott Liberal Democrat 8,014 16.6
Hammed Abid Referendum 993 2.1
Rajeev Thacker Green 474 1.0
Sophie Davies ProLife Alliance 346 0.7
Matthew Kirby Independent 112 0.2
Graham Stacey Rainbow 47 0.1
Majority 2,990 6.2
Turnout 48,344 75.4
 
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