Kingston and Surbiton (and Chessington) it’s time to vote again! #GeneralElection2017

Today, 18th of April 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May called for a General Election on the 8th of June 2017. Here at Chessington Community Matters we are politically independent, but what we are promoting is for everyone to vote! If you have a younger member of your household ensure that they are registered.

To be able to vote you must be over 18 on the date of the election vote itself. The Independent has a good guide on how to register and who is eligible.

Chessington is on a political peninsular which makes us quite unique in terms of London, but it also means we need use our collective voices when it comes to parliament.


Illustration by Wereon – Own work, Public Domain,

According to Wikipedia in the last two general elections we voted as follows:-

General Election 2015: Kingston and Surbiton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Berry 23,249 39.2 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Ed Davey 20,415 34.5 -15.3
Labour Lee Godfrey 8,574 14.5 +5.1
UKIP Ben Roberts 4,321 7.3 +4.8
Green Clare Keogh 2,322 3.9 +2.9
Christian Peoples Daniel Gill 198 0.3 -0.1
TUSC Laurel Fogarty 174 0.3 N/A
Majority 2,834 4.8
Turnout 59,253 72.9 +2.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +9.0
General Election 2010: Kingston and Surbiton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ed Davey 28,428 49.8 −1.3
Conservative Helen Whately 20,868 36.5 +3.5
Labour Max Freedman 5,337 9.3 −3.8
UKIP Jonathan Greensted 1,450 2.5 +1.2
Green Chris Walker 555 1.0 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Monkey The Drummer 247 0.4 N/A
Christian Peoples Tony May 226 0.4 N/A
Majority 7,560 13.2
Turnout 57,111 70.4 +2.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −2.4

But a lot has changed since then, please use your vote!


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