Dr Rosena Allin Khan wins Tooting by-election, Rosena allin khan, Rosena, Labour candidate, tooting by-election result, Sadiq Khan

Last Modified: June 18, 2016 at 7:26 am

Dr Rosena Allin Khan wins Tooting by-election, Rosena allin khan, Rosena, Labour candidate, tooting by-election result, Sadiq Khan

Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan has won the Tooting by-election in a contest overshadowed by the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Dr Allin-Khan held the south London seat for Labour after London mayor Sadiq Khan stood down following his victory in the City Hall race in May.

The A&E doctor, who increased the Labour majority, used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to Mrs Cox, who was killed in her Batley and Spen constituency on Thursday.

She said Mrs Cox was a "proud and passionate campaigner who will be desperately missed".

Dr Allin-Khan increased Labour's majority to 6,357 over the Conservatives, up from the 2,842 secured by her predecessor in the general election last year.

Tooting by-election results

Labour hold

Candidate Votes Share Swing
Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour) 17,894 55.92 8.73
Dan Watkins (Conservative) 11,537 36.05 -5.83
Esther Obiri-Darko (Green) 830 2.59 -1.52
Alex Glassbrook (LD) 820 2.56 -1.37
Elizabeth Jones (UKIP) 507 1.58 -1.29
Des Coke (CPA) 164 0.51
Howling Laud Hope (Loony) 54 0.17
Graham Moore (Eng Dem) 50 0.16
Akbar Ali Malik (Immigrants) 44 0.14
Ankit Love (Love) 32 0.1
Zirwa Javaid (Ind) 30 0.09
Zia Samadani (Ind) 23 0.07
Bobby Smith (GMBE) 9 0.03
Smiley Smillie (Ind) 5 0.02

Lab majority 6,357 19.87%.
7.28% swing Conservative to Lab 
Electorate 74,695; Turnout 31,999 (42.84%, -26.88%) 
2015: Lab maj 2,842 (5.31%) – Turnout 53,529 (69.72%)

Before the contest, 39-year-old Dr Allin-Khan promised to put the NHS and housing at the centre of her agenda if she won.

Last year, Mr Khan retained the seat with 25,263 votes.