Friday, May 23, 2014

Re-elected as Labour Councillor for West Ham

I was privileged to be re-elected as a Councillor for West Ham ward in Newham, London today, together with Labour colleagues Freda Bourne and John Whitworth. It has been an exhausting past few days, weeks and months. Once I recover I will post in more details about polling day and the count.

Labour won all 60 Council seats in Newham by large margins and Sir Robin Wales was re-elected as Executive Mayor with 61% of the vote.

I have said it before and will say it again, it is a humbling experience to be shown so much trust and support.  Many thanks to all those who voted for us and to those who helped out campaigning in the ward (big thanks to my UNISON comrade, Montrose Matty, for sorting out over enthusiastic Tories outside West Ham polling stations)

West Ham - results
Election Candidate Party Votes %
Freda Ann Bourne Labour 2046 24% Elected
John Whitworth Labour 1939 22% Elected
John Gray Labour 1913 22% Elected
Farhana Firdous Conservative 617 7% Not elected
Mary Antwi Conservative 525 6% Not elected
Matej Gasparic Conservative 456 5% Not elected
Michael Edward Armstrong UK Independence Party (UKIP) 381 4% Not elected
Edgar Aguinaldo Garen Liberal Democrat 259 3% Not elected
Sheila Iris Brown Christian Peoples Alliance 231 3% Not elected
Myrtle Verona Laing Christian Peoples Alliance 151 2% Not elected
Joe Mettle Christian Peoples Alliance 136 2% Not elected
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