Labour still work­ing nine to five in cap­i­tal

Hon­ours even in west but Tories still out­num­bered

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By David Rivers david.rivers@trin­i­tymir­

LABOUR and the Con­ser­va­tives dug their heels in to hold onto their west Lon­don seats in the Greater Lon­don As­sem­bly (GLA) elec­tions.

Hon­ours were even as Labour and the Tories held two seats each in the west of the cap­i­tal, with Tony Devenish the only new face, re­plac­ing party col­league Kit Malt­house in the West Cen­tral seat.

The re­sults across the cap­i­tal mean Lon­don re­mains pre­dom­i­nantly red, with nine Labour seats to five Con­ser­va­tive.

Labour’s Dr Onkar Sa­hota re­tained his GLA seat for Eal­ing and Hilling­don with 86,088 votes.

He beat Tory ri­val Do­minic Gil­ham, who came sec­ond with 70,155 votes ahead of UKIP’s Alex Nieora with 15,832 votes.

Be­hind UKIP was the Green Party’s Meena Hans, with 15,758 who fin­ished ahead of Lib Dem can­di­date Francesco Fruzza (13,154).

Dr Onkar Sa­hota told the Gazette: “I look for­ward to serv­ing [Eal­ing and Hilling­don] to the best of my abil­ity and mak­ing sure their is­sues are at the fore­front at GLA and in Lon­don gen­er­ally.

“They can ex­pect from me an As­sem­bly mem­ber who is com­mit­ted, who will work hard, who will walk up and down the streets of their con­stituency and make sure their is­sues be­come my is­sues.”

In the Brent and Har­row con­stituency, Navin Shah re­tained his seat with 79,902, votes ahead of Con­ser­va­tive ri­val Joel Erne David­son with 59,147 votes.

The pair fin­ished ahead of Lib­eral Demo­crat can­di­date, An­ton Ge­or­giou, with 11,534 votes, Green Party’s Ja­far Has­san with 9,874 and UKIP’s Rathy Ala­garat­nam with 9,074.

Tony Devenish, the Con­ser­va­tive Party can­di­date, was an­nounced as win­ner of the West Cen­tral Lon­don As­sem­bly seat. And Con­ser­va­tive Party can­di­date Tony Ar­bour was de­clared win­ner of the South West Lon­don con­stituency. Please post me free & with­out obli­ga­tion full de­tails of the Alta2 Pro hear­ing aid. Tick if pen­sioner.

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