Read about the Tooting Parliamentary by-election, held on 16 June 2016 after Sadiq Khan (Labour) was elected Mayor of London and resigned as an MP.

It was won by Rosena Allin-Khan, the Labour Party candidate, with a majority of 6,357 over the Conservatives.

Alex Glassbrook was the Liberal Democrat candidate, finishing fourth with 2.6%.


‘Low intensity blandness’ – the Lib Dem by-election problem: Liberal Democrat Newswire #82

Almost completely lost in all the other political news was the Liberal Democrat result in the Tooting Parliamentary by-election held on 16 June. Perhaps thankfully so given that even though the party lost its deposit in May 2015, in the by-election the Lib Dem vote share fell yet further: down 1.4% to 2.6%. … Read the full post »