Mixed general election results for Lib Dems in Sutton

Tom Brake, the sitting Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington, defied the party’s poor national results in the 7 May general election and retained his seat. 

Tom defeated his Conservative opponent by more than 1,500 votes.

The result was Tom Brake 16,603 (34.03% of the vote), Conservative 15,093 (31.97%), Labour 7,150 (15.15%), UKIP 7,849 (14.93%), Green 1,492 (3.16%), others 226 (0.38%). 

However in Sutton and Cheam Paul Burstow lost his seat to the Conservative candidate.   

The result was Paul Burstow 16,811 (33.61%), Conservative  20,732 (41.45%), Labour 5,546 (11.09%), UKIP 5,341 (10.68%), Green 1,051 (2.1%), others 424 (0.85%).

Both Tom and Paul were first elected as Liberal Democrat MPs for their constituencies in 1997.

Turnout was 67.45 per cent in Carshalton and Wallington – compared to 69% in the 2010 election, and 72.26% in Sutton and Cheam – compared to 73% in 2010. 

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