General Election 2010

Written by on May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized - 1 Comment

 

After a long delay, the results for Streatham, Vauxhall and Dulwich & West Norwood finally came in at about 8am this morning. Labour won all three seats, though their majorities were cut in each.  The best news of the election thus far is  – for me at least – the significant increase in voter turnout.  66.2% in D&WN, 57.7% in Vauxhall and 62.8% in Streatham. That’s a remarkable turnaround, given what I wrote in February:

“In the last General Election, voter turnout in all three constituencies to which Brixton belongs was depressingly low. At its best in Dulwich and Norwood, it stood at 58.1% – still 3.3% below the 61.4% national average. At its worst in Vauxhall, it was just 46.9%. This year, voter apathy across the country is expected to increase even further.”

Here are the results in full:

Streatham

Labour, Chuka Umunna: 20,037  (42.8% of the vote).

Liberal Democrat,  Chris Nicholson:   16,778 ( 35.8%)

Conservative, Rahoul Bhansali:  8,578 ( 18.3%)

Green, Rebecca Findlay: 861 (1.8%)

Christian Party, Geoffrey Macharia: 237  (0.5%)

English Democrats, Janus Polenceus: 229  (0.5%)

Workers Revolutionary Party, Paul Lepper: 117  (0.2%)

Vauxhall

Labour, Kate Hoey:  21,498   (49.8) 

Liberal Democrat, Caroline Pidgeon:  10,847  (25.1)

Conservative, Glyn Chambers:  9,301   (21.5)

Green, Joseph Healy:  708  (1.6%)

English Democrats, Jose Navarro:  289  (0.7)

Christian Party, Lana Martin:    200  (0.5%)

Socialist Party of Great Britain, Daniel Lambert:  143  (0.3%)

Anticapitalists – Workers Power, Jeremy Drinkall:  109  (0.3%)

The Animal Protection Party, James Kapetanos: 96  (0.2% )

Dulwich and West Norwood

Labour, Tessa Jowell:  22,461  (46.6%)

Liberal Democrat, Jonathan Mitchell: 13,096  (27.2%)

Conservative, Kemi Adegoke: 10,684  (22.2%)

Green, Shane Collins: 1,266  (2.6%)

UKIP, Elizabeth Jones: 707  (1.5%)

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