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Tooting By-Election Blog


So here we are the race has begun! Welcome to Wandsworth Radio’s Tooting Bi-Election blog. I’m Martin Adams Wandsworth Radio’s Saturday afternoon presenter and I’ll be keeping a close eye on all the political manoeuvres and wranglings over the next few weeks building up to the big night on Thursday the 16th June, where local residents will get another chance to shake things up a bit!  It was a fairly close race in the 2015 general election between the popular Labour representative Sadiq Khan and Conservative candidate relative new comer Dan Watkins, will the loss of Sadiq cause a new party outcome?

The list of candidates has now been confirmed for Labour. Stepping in to Sadiq’s slight yet popular trousers is A&E Doctor from St.Georges Hospital Rosena Allin-Khan, for the Conservatives we have local businessman the aforementioned Dan Watkins, the Lib Dem’s announced their candidate to be London Barrister Alex Glassbrook and Esther Obiri-Darko for the Green Party. A couple of outsiders hoping to make a difference will be the controversial activist Bobby Smith standing for the ‘Give Me Back Elmo’ party and finally what election would be complete without the candidate for the Monster Raving Loony Party, Alan ‘Howling Laud’ Hope. It’s going to be interesting to say the least!

Stay tuned to Wandsworth Radio for the latest news and updates and pop back regularly to my blog for more information on the candidates this Weekend.

See you soon



May 16th, 2016

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