Thank you for the support! All three of our candidates enjoyed huge support, both from the electorate and from local activists. Local membership is surging ahead as lots of people join Wandsworth Conservatives off the back of our extremely successful campaigns.
Justine Greening was re-elected as the MP for Putney with an increaesd majority. Since winning the seat in 2005, she has increased her vote share, total number of votes and majority each time. In her campaign she focused on improving District line signalling, modernising Putney Station, protecting local quality of life from extra aircraft noise, investing in Southfields Village and working with residents on Roehampton Regeneration.
Justine lives off West Hill in Putney. Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Justine attended her local comprehensive school, before studying economics at Southampton University. She has an MBA from the London Business School and used to work in business before being elected as the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in May 2005.
Following the Election in May 2010, Justine was appointed as the Economic Secretary to the Treasury within the Coalition Government. In October 2011, Justine was then appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Transport.
In September 2012, Justine was appointed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to the role of Secretary of State for International Development. After the General Election she was asked to continue in that role.
For more information about Justine and her campaign please visit her website
Jane Ellison was elected as Member of Parliament for Battersea at the General Election of May 2010 and was re-elected in 2015 with an increased majority. She won over 52% of the vote in Battersea, Balham & Wandsworth, with the support of over 26,000 local residents. Jane campaigned to keep serving local residents in a practical and positive way, focusing on ensuring continued investment in public transport, including increasing train and bus capacity, ensuring every child has the best possible start in life and ensuring our local high streets are lively and attractive.
Jane lives in Balham, in the constituency, with her husband John. Born in Bradford, Jane went to school there and then read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford. She previously worked for the John Lewis Partnership, joining Britain's premier industrial democracy from university and enjoying a varied career with JLP. Until the 2010 General Election she was managing the John Lewis customer magazine, after ten years of managing JLP's customer direct marketing. Before she was elected to Parliament Jane served as a local councillor on two separate occasions in the London Borough of Barnet where she lived before moving south of the river in 2007. Having led various residents' associations herself over the years Jane knows the tireless effort and commitment put in by local voluntary groups. She served for many years as a housing association board member and is a school governor of Honeywell Junior and Infants School, Battersea. She is a member of the Battersea Society and a Friend of Battersea Park and the Battersea Summer Scheme.
Jane was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health in October 2013. As Public Health Minister, Jane is responsible for Government policy on a wide range of issues, including preventing avoidable mortality, vaccination, health improvement and sexual health. After the General Election in 2015, Jane was thrilled to be asked to continue in that role.
To find out more about Jane and her campaign please visit her website
Dan Watkins recieved the support of over 22,000 local residents, winning 41% of the vote. Sadly, this was not quite enough to win the seat. Dan continues to campaign locally on behalf of residents.
Dan grew up near Kingston and has lived in the Tooting constituency for over 13 years. In 2006 Dan started a business in Earlsfield and through its growth has created dozens of jobs.
Locally, Dan is a Governor at Oak Lodge School for the Deaf in Nightingale ward, as well as a volunteer at the CDG charity in Wandsworth, mentoring the long-term unemployed back into work. As part of his commitment to the community, Dan is also the founder of the Tooting Voluntary Force, where local volunteers regularly give their time to support local charities and environmental projects.
Dan's wife Tamara is a social worker, and they both love the diversity and energy that make Tooting a special place to live. Dan recognises that the shops, restaurants and community pubs are a key part of its success, and that these businesses need support if they are to continue to prosper.
Dan is a keen cyclist and often to be found on his bike on the roads of Tooting!
To find out more about Dan and his local campaigns please visit his website