South West Constituency Vote Closer Than Expected

Nick Rogers fights off strong Lib Dem challenge to take seat for Tories

Candidates clockwise from top left: Candice Atterton , Dominique Day, Sylvia da Barca, Nicholas Rogers, Gareth Roberts, Andree Frieze
South West candidates clockwise from top left: Candice Atterton , Dominique Day, Sylvia da Barca, Nicholas Rogers, Gareth Roberts, Andree Frieze


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The South West constituency in the London Assembly was more closely contested than previously expected in the recent election.

Nicholas Rogers became the first person to represent the South West constituency, which covers Hounslow and Richmond boroughs, other than Tony Arbour but the Conservative candidate won less than a third of the vote with the Liberal Democrats making large gains. Their candidate, Gareth Roberts, increased his share of the vote by 13.9% to push Labour hopeful Candice Atterton into third place.

Senior local members of both the Lib Dems and the Conservatives agree that Hammersmith Bridge was a factor in this election.

Sadiq Khan came second in the constituency vote for London Mayor.

2021 London Assembly election: South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Rogers
Liberal Democrats Gareth Roberts
Labour Co-op Candice Atterton
Green Andree Frieze
Reform UK Dominique Day
Let London Live Sylvia da Barca
Total formal votes
Informal votes

Dr Onkar Sahota, Labour Assembly Member for Ealing & Hillingdon since 2012, has been re-elected and Tony Devenish held off a strong Labour challenge in the West Central seat.

Overall, Labour lost one seat in the Assembly.

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May 10, 2021

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