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  Kingston & Surbiton
INCUMBENT
  PartyLiberal Democrats
NameEdward Davey
Won12/12/2019
Votes31,103 (51.12%)
Margin10,489 (+17.24%)
Term12/13/2019 - 05/02/2024


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Parents > United Kingdom > England > London > London  
Established May 01, 1997
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedRBH March 23, 2020 01:11pm
Description Kingston is the oldest of the four royal boroughs in England and Wales. Seven Anglo-Saxon kings were crowned here and the Coronation Stone, which now sits outside the Guildhall, marks this with a silver penny denoting the reign of each of the kings. Kingston and Surbiton was newly created from Surbiton - the smallest seat to emerge from the 1983 boundary review - plus half of the old Kingston constituency and the entire town centre. For the most part this is white, owner-occupied, commuter suburbia. The constituency straddles the Thames and part of Richmond Park falls within the seat, including Princess Alexandra's residence at Thatched House Lodge. The town centre has developed as a shopping and entertainment destination. There is a large Further Education College in Kingston and Kingston University, which is renowned for its architecture and design courses. The constituency also contains Kingston Grammar School. Kingston and Surbiton is one of a swathe of Liberal Democrat seats in and around the southwestern edges of London. In 2001 Ed Davey transformed a 56 vote margin from 1997 into a 15,676 majority on an almost 16% swing. The result gave him the highest Lib Dem share of the vote anywhere in the country.

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