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Labour’s vote went up by seven per cent

11 May, 2018

• AFTER a huge effort covering every blade of grass since the beginning of the year, unfortunately it was not enough in Little Venice to see myself, Sue Wolff and Iman Less elected as councillors.

We increased the Labour vote from 2014 by around 60 per cent but it was not enough. As I saw Tory voters turn up in their Rolls-Royce at Lanark Road polling station very early.

What you won’t hear is that results across the whole of the City of Westminster were better than the four new seats we have gained in Maida Vale (2); West End & Bayswater would suggest.

As Britain Elects shows clearly, the Labour vote went up by 7 per cent and there was only a few percentage points between us and the Tories. We reckon across the whole borough there was 21,837 Tory voters while we had 20,803 Labour voters. That’s just over 1,000 voters!

It’s worth noting that Knightsbridge & Belgravia ward has half the number of eligible voters as several Labour wards in north of the city. The electoral college of councillors needs its boundaries revised urgently.

We shall continue fighting on issues of concern for our residents and communities in Little Venice and across the whole of the borough. as we represent the many not the few.

MURAD QURESHI
@MuradQureshiLDN
www.muradqureshi.com

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