Dr Rosena Allin-Khan Re-elected in Tooting

Labour hold the seat as early results suggest hung parliament


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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has held the Tooting constituency for Labour by a majority of 15,458. She won 59.6% of the vote and increased Labour's share by 3.7 percentage points. When the Conservatives believed they had a chance of a landslide this seat was in their sights but the decisive Labour victory was an early indication of a disastrous night for them nationally.

She first won the seat in the 2016 Tooting by-election following Sadiq Khan's (Labour) resignation after he was made Mayor of London.

Rosena Allin-Khan

An A&E doctor at St George's Dr Allin-Khan lives in the constituency. She was previously a councillor for Wandsworth and served as Deputy Leader of the Council's Labour Group. She became Shadow Minister for Sport last autumn. At the 2016 Tooting by-election she gained 17,894 votes with a majority of 6,357.

Justine Greening held on in Putney despite a 10% swing to Labour but the shock result of the night looks set to be the defeat of the Conservative minister Jane Ellison in Battersea.

The result came in at around 1.30am following an unexpected outcome on the exit poll which indicated a hung parliament was possible.

By-election 2016: Tooting
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosena Allin-Khan 17,894 55.9 +8.7
Conservative Dan Watkins 11,537 36.1 −5.8
Green Esther Obiri-Darko 830 2.6 −1.5
Liberal Democrat Alex Glassbrook 820 2.6 −1.3
UKIP Elizabeth Jones 507 1.6 −1.3
Christian Peoples Des Coke 164 0.5 +0.5
Monster Raving Loony Alan "Howling Laud" Hope 54 0.2 +0.2
Independent Zirwa Javaid 30 0.1 +0.1
One Love Ankit Love 32 0.1 +0.1
Immigrants Political Party Akbar Ali Malik 44 0.1 +0.1
English Democrat Graham Moore 50 0.2 +0.2
Independent Zia Samadani 23 0.1 +0.1
Independent Smiley Smillie 5 0.0 +0.0
Give Me Back Elmo Bobby Smith 9 0.0 +0.0
Majority 6,357 19.9 +14.6
Turnout 31,763 42.5 −27.2
Labour hold Swing +7.3


June 9, 2017