Tooting ward by-election candidate list confirmed

Published: 25 July 2016

Nominations have now closed for the Tooting ward by-election taking place on Thursday 18 August 2016 and the following candidates are standing for election:

  • Eileen Riley Arms - Liberal Democrats Party
  • Alexander Ali Balkan - Social Democratic Party
  • Thom Norman - Conservative Party
  • Albert Roy Vickery - Green Party
  • Paul White – Labour Party

The by-election has been called following the resignation of Tooting Councillor Ben Johnson. 

Anyone eligible who wishes to vote in the by-election must make sure their name is on the electoral register before the registration deadline of midnight on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

British citizens, along with citizens of Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland, British Overseas Territories and the European Union are all eligible.

Anyone who is not registered should visit  Once your application has been received, the council’s Electoral Services team may need to contact you to request further information, so please make sure you apply as soon as possible.

There is a 5pm deadline the following day, Wednesday 3 August 2016, for people wishing to request a postal vote. This date also applies to anyone who wants to cancel an existing postal or proxy vote.  The voter must provide a signed letter confirming this and stating that they no longer wish to vote post or proxy as appropriate.

To double check that they are registered, Tooting ward residents should call (020) 8871 6023 or email

To apply for a postal or proxy vote, registered electors should visit and type ‘vote by post’ or ‘vote by proxy’ in the search field to download an application form.  

Polling cards have now been delivered to all eligible voters by Royal Mail.  These contain information about the date and time of the poll and a map showing the location of voters’ allocated polling stations. 

You can find out if you are in the Tooting ward on our online maps system.

More information about the Tooting ward by election is available at