Our two Labour MPs, Ruth Cadbury and Rupa Huq will be back at work at Westminster today.
Ruth won Brentford & Isleworth with a majority of 10,514. Both Labour and Conservatives lost vote share to the Lib Dems, who more than doubled their support.
That still left Labour with 50.2%, and Conservatives with 32.2%. The Lib Dems took 12.5%. Both the Brexit Party and the Greens lost their deposit.
Rupa won Ealing Central & Acton with a majority of 13,300. Again, both the main parties lost votes to the Lib Dems, who tripled their support.
Labour won 51.3% vote, to the Conservatives’ 27.1% and Lib Dems 17.2. Again, both the Brexit Party candidate and the Green Party candidate lost their deposits, failing to gain 5% vote.
Keep on keeping on
”It is an honour to be re-elected to represent our vibrant and diverse community for another term in Parliament.
“I promise that I will keep working hard to return the trust you’ve placed in me, listen to your concerns and respond your needs, whilst also reflecting values of decency, compassion and openness”.
“No matter how you voted I promise that I will continue to work hard to represent everyone on both local and national issues.
“I have always said that I am willing to work with anyone to make our local area a better place to live, and I look forward to continuing to campaign on a range of issues.”
Rupa’s done a couple of TV interviews already, in which she said the combination of Brexit fatigue and the characterisation of Jeremy Corbyn as “the spawn of the devil” by the British media is what did for Labour nationally.
Neither would be drawn on whether Corbyn should go now, straight away, or on who should succeed him.
23 year old MP
Among those taking up their seats for the first time will be 23 year old Nadia Whittome. Yes, a 23 year old who still lives at home with her mum and dad, will be representing Nottingham East for Labour.
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