Battersea swings from Conservative to Labour

Labour’s Marsha Chantol De Cordova has gained the hotly contested constituency of Battersea from the Conservatives with 25,292 votes and 45.9 percentage points.

Conservative Jane Ellison came second with 41.5 per cent and 22,876 votes.

Lib Dem Richard Davis came third  with 4,401 votes, followed by Independent Chris Coughlan with 1,234 votes, the Green Party’s Lois Davis on 866 votes and UKIP’s Eugene Power on 357 votes. The Socialist Party GB’s Daniel Lambert came in last with 32 votes.

The Conservative hold on the seat was said to be on a knife edge. Labour had a majority of 2,416 and gained 9.1 per cent more votes in the constituency than in the previous General Election. The Conservatives lost 10.8 per cent.

Turnout in Battersea was high, at 71 per cent. Battersea is in the historically Conservative borough of Wandsworth, along with Putney, held by Education Secretary Justine Greening, and Tooting, that saw a resounding victory for Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan .

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