Labour seize control of Redbridge Council - live updates

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  • Labour has taken majority control of Redbridge council for the first time.
  • Labour finished on 35 seats, nine more than 2010.
  • Conservatives got 25 seats, five down on 2010.
  • Liberal Democrats finished with only three, four down on last time.

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

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A last word from Ed Miliband: "A majority council here in Redbridge is a historic and extraordinary achievement. 

"It has not been done before and there will be hard decisions to come, but we have shown we deserve to be here."

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Ed Miliband addresses supporters on the steps of Ilford Town Hall after Labour took control of Redbridge council  

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

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Ed Miliband speaking to the Guardian on whether he saw the victory coming when he visited Barkingside earlier this month: "You never know what will happen but I was confident in Jas Athwal who has shown the difference he can give to the people in Redbridge.

"It is a tribute to Jas, Wes and the whole team. They can make a difference to peoples' lives here."

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Ed Miliband: "The reason we won here was because of the deep desire for change in the country, and Jas Athwal and Wes Streeting are answering that answer for change.

"Right across Britain people are voting Labour, and the new Labour council here will work for people in Redbridge."

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Ed Miliband: "It is great to be back in Redbridge and to celebrate an incredible job in  the borough.

"It is the first time in history for Labour to have a majority government here and we all want to congratulate the new leader of Redbridge council, Jas Athwal."

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Labour leader Ed Miliband addressed a cheering crowd this afternoon, this was what he had to say.

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Of the Liberal Democrats, only Hugh Cleaver of Church End ward, and Ian Bond and Gwyneth Deakins of Roding ward were re-elected.

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While in 2010 Redbridge Independent Group won four seats and independent members won two, this year only the big three of Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats share the 63 seats on the council.

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So it really is all about Labour, they gained an incredible nine seats on 2010.

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Also Shoaib Patel, Lib Dem former cabinet member of environment, transportation and crime, fell to the Labour surge. Labour took all three seats in Valentines ward.

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Former cabinet members have not all been re-elected to their wards. Ruth Clark, Conservative former cabinet member for planning and public protection was not elected to Aldborough as Labour took all three seats.

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So Ed Miliband will be in Ilford High Street in 25 minutes, reaction to follow here.

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UKIP's vote percentage rose to 4.4 per cent this year. They had less than one per cent in 2010.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband is to speak on the steps of Ilford Town Hall at 1pm following his party's historic victory in Redbridge 

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So overall, Labour received 46.9 per cent of the votes, Conservatives 34.2 per cent, and Liberal Democrats 9.3 per cent.

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Conservative Keith Prince was re-elected to the Barkingside ward: "We are still committed to the area, and will continue to knock on doors and serve the community. This is reflected in us being re-elected.

"We do not think we had a bad result if you look at results around the country, it was a respectable performance from us."

 

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Former leader of Redbridge council, Conservative Keith Prince: "Labour worked very hard for it and it is not a surprise. 

"It was a hard fought campaign, and Labour shipped in the big guns. But at the end of the day it was a very positive and clean campaign by both sides."

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Wes Streeting: "We now want to improve the lives for residents across the borough. Redbridge Labour has a mix of experienced and fantastic new councillors.

"We are just delighted really, it was a hard fought, intensive campaign. It was the most exhasting and rewarding campaign I have ever taken part in."

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Wes Streeting, deputy leader of Redbridge Labour: "Whole mix of emotions made even more indistinguishable by the fact we have been up for over 24 hours. 

"We are thrilled as it is the first time this borough has seen a Labour majority, and it is a historic day."

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Reaction to follow on historic result for Labour

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Labour finished on 35 seats, nine more than 2010.

Conservatives got 25 seats, five down on 2010.

Liberal Democrats finished with only three, four down on last time.

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It is official, Labour has a majority council in Redbridge for the first time.

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It looks like it is going to be a majority victory for Labour, as Clementswood ward is retained. 

Helen Coomb gained 2,340 votes, Zulfiqar Hussain 2,233 and Muhammed Javed 2,232.

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A clean sweep in Seven Kings for Labour, gaining from Redbridge Independent Group.

Stuart Bellwood received 2,678, Bob Littlewood 2,564 and Baldesh Kaur Nijjar 2,480 votes.

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Current council leader and Conservative leader Keith Prince has retained his Barkingside seat as the Tories retain the ward.

He received 1,992 votes, with Ashley Kissin and Karen Packer receiving 2,007 and 1,995 respectively.

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Labour has taken two seats from Conservatives in the ward of Aldborough. Labour deputy leader Wes Streeting won the Aldborough poll along with two other Labour candidates.

The councillor, who had previously represented Chadwell, received 2,100 votes, with John Howard and Debbie Kaur-Thiara receiving 2,364 and 2,454 respectively.

Ruth Clarke, Tory cabinet member for planning and public protection, has failed to be voted in.

8:19am

Counting is well underway in the Redbridge local election, where Labour has made significant gains in what is expected to be a close-run race with the Conservatives for control of the council.

Results in 13 of the 21 wards have been declared so far, with Labour currently on 20 seats and looking on course for a majority council, with Conservatives on 16 seats.

Labour took two seats from the Conservatives to wrestle control of Hainault.

Labour also took two seats from Conservatives in Wanstead, with Sheila Bain and Paul Merry elected alongside Tory Michelle Dunn.

The Labour Group has taken control of Loxford by taking seats from Redbridge Independent Group, with Ahmad Shakil, Ahmed Mohammad and Rashid Taifur elected.

Valentines was also gained by Labour, with Lib Dem cabinet member for environment, transportation and crime, Shoaib Patel, beaten by Khayer Chowdhury, Ross Hatfull, Farah Hussain.

Goodmayes is now fully Labour too, with Kam Rai, Bert Jones and Barbara White being elected at the expense of Conservative Ali Hai.

Conservatives did gain two seats in Church End from the Liberal Democrats, with Emma Best and Tom McLaren elected alongside Lib Dem Hugh Cleaver.

The Tories took a seat from the Liberal Democrats in the Roding ward, where Sarah Blaber was elected alongside Lib Dems Ian Bond and Gwyneth Deakins.

They also gained full control of Fullwell from Redbridge Independent Group, with Jeevah Haran, David Bromiley and Nick Haynes elected.

Labour also retained their grip on Mayfield ward after Jas Athwal, Kay Flint and Ayodhiya Parkash were re-elected.

Conservatives retained Fairlop with Brian Lambert, Joyce Ryan and Tom Sharpe elected.

The party held Monkhams with Linda Huggett, Jim O’Shea and Michael Stark elected.

And also Bridge with Paul Canal, John Fairley-Churchill and Robin Turbefield elected.

A total of 39.7 per cent of people in the borough voted, a drop on the 2010 local elections when 61.9 per cent of the electorate took to the polls.

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11:53am Fri 23 May 14

red37red says...

poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto
poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto red37red
  • Score: 12

1:02pm Fri 23 May 14

jackblack007 says...

red37red wrote:
poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto
it was 3/4's of the way there before the election
[quote][p][bold]red37red[/bold] wrote: poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto[/p][/quote]it was 3/4's of the way there before the election jackblack007
  • Score: 8

1:02pm Fri 23 May 14

jackblack007 says...

red37red wrote:
poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto
it was 3/4's of the way there before the election
[quote][p][bold]red37red[/bold] wrote: poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto[/p][/quote]it was 3/4's of the way there before the election jackblack007
  • Score: 4

1:02pm Fri 23 May 14

jackblack007 says...

red37red wrote:
poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto
it was 3/4's of the way there before the election
[quote][p][bold]red37red[/bold] wrote: poor redbridge now watch labour make it into a ghetto[/p][/quote]it was 3/4's of the way there before the election jackblack007
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Fri 23 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

If Waltham Forest is anything to go by, they will soon be selling off the family silver.
If Waltham Forest is anything to go by, they will soon be selling off the family silver. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 13

2:42pm Fri 23 May 14

T. Watts says...

HA! HA! HA!

Listen to all the sad Tory losers! And what happened to UKIP round here? Oh dear!

The electorate has spoken and sent both of them packing!!!
HA! HA! HA! Listen to all the sad Tory losers! And what happened to UKIP round here? Oh dear! The electorate has spoken and sent both of them packing!!! T. Watts
  • Score: -6

5:35pm Fri 23 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Milliband will be visited by the men in dark suits very soon and his brother is packing a parachute ready for the next by-election.

The seething green teeth lefties are cringing at the thought that so many thousands of people could have even contemplated voting for the 'bigots and racists' of UKIP when all they were doing were expressing their discontent and frustration of not being able to merely enquire why they could not get their little Johnny in the school next door when Bartok who lives 15 mikes away is attending the place or why their front gate has been melted down for scrap for the umpteenth time.

Even the Darleks that used to be seen outside the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow have apparently been melted down as scrap.
Milliband will be visited by the men in dark suits very soon and his brother is packing a parachute ready for the next by-election. The seething green teeth lefties are cringing at the thought that so many thousands of people could have even contemplated voting for the 'bigots and racists' of UKIP when all they were doing were expressing their discontent and frustration of not being able to merely enquire why they could not get their little Johnny in the school next door when Bartok who lives 15 mikes away is attending the place or why their front gate has been melted down for scrap for the umpteenth time. Even the Darleks that used to be seen outside the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow have apparently been melted down as scrap. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 7

8:29pm Fri 23 May 14

ruby newbie says...

we're doomed
we're doomed ruby newbie
  • Score: 6

9:59pm Fri 23 May 14

stickmanny says...

bad losers
bad losers stickmanny
  • Score: -4

11:03pm Fri 23 May 14

snacker says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Milliband will be visited by the men in dark suits very soon and his brother is packing a parachute ready for the next by-election.

The seething green teeth lefties are cringing at the thought that so many thousands of people could have even contemplated voting for the 'bigots and racists' of UKIP when all they were doing were expressing their discontent and frustration of not being able to merely enquire why they could not get their little Johnny in the school next door when Bartok who lives 15 mikes away is attending the place or why their front gate has been melted down for scrap for the umpteenth time.

Even the Darleks that used to be seen outside the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow have apparently been melted down as scrap.
Are you ok ?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Milliband will be visited by the men in dark suits very soon and his brother is packing a parachute ready for the next by-election. The seething green teeth lefties are cringing at the thought that so many thousands of people could have even contemplated voting for the 'bigots and racists' of UKIP when all they were doing were expressing their discontent and frustration of not being able to merely enquire why they could not get their little Johnny in the school next door when Bartok who lives 15 mikes away is attending the place or why their front gate has been melted down for scrap for the umpteenth time. Even the Darleks that used to be seen outside the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow have apparently been melted down as scrap.[/p][/quote]Are you ok ? snacker
  • Score: 3

11:21pm Fri 23 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
HA! HA! HA!

Listen to all the sad Tory losers! And what happened to UKIP round here? Oh dear!

The electorate has spoken and sent both of them packing!!!
Yes I have to agree, the 'electorate have spoken' and as there are so many European immigrants in London voting, it would be like Turkey's voting for Christmas Dinner to have voted otherwise.

Thing is, for the past 25 years anti- euro MP's from across the party perspective have been warning of the consequences of the electorate being pushed too far, well they have been and this is the start of the backlash. The EU's monetary union policies have failed, we were never a member, despite numerous cross party members promoting this terrible unworkable system.

We are now contributing financially and economically for this failure and will be such you years.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: HA! HA! HA! Listen to all the sad Tory losers! And what happened to UKIP round here? Oh dear! The electorate has spoken and sent both of them packing!!![/p][/quote]Yes I have to agree, the 'electorate have spoken' and as there are so many European immigrants in London voting, it would be like Turkey's voting for Christmas Dinner to have voted otherwise. Thing is, for the past 25 years anti- euro MP's from across the party perspective have been warning of the consequences of the electorate being pushed too far, well they have been and this is the start of the backlash. The EU's monetary union policies have failed, we were never a member, despite numerous cross party members promoting this terrible unworkable system. We are now contributing financially and economically for this failure and will be such you years. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 5

11:09am Sat 24 May 14

Heartlysmum says...

I was thinking the enigma is why would anyone vote for Labour?

Thanks to Village he has answered that question for me.

They are turkeys!
I was thinking the enigma is why would anyone vote for Labour? Thanks to Village he has answered that question for me. They are turkeys! Heartlysmum
  • Score: 4

9:33am Sun 25 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

These has got to be something wrong with a system where people from poverty stricken nations like Romania, where wages are a tenth of ours, are entitled to wander into this country without any job plans or accommodation arranged. I do not blame these people as anything has to be better than what they have.

Would it not be better than to encourage investment in their own country to build up their own economy? This system is flawed and there is backlash across the entire EU because of it and far right groups prosper when people feel threatened.
These has got to be something wrong with a system where people from poverty stricken nations like Romania, where wages are a tenth of ours, are entitled to wander into this country without any job plans or accommodation arranged. I do not blame these people as anything has to be better than what they have. Would it not be better than to encourage investment in their own country to build up their own economy? This system is flawed and there is backlash across the entire EU because of it and far right groups prosper when people feel threatened. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

9:03am Tue 27 May 14

T. Watts says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
These has got to be something wrong with a system where people from poverty stricken nations like Romania, where wages are a tenth of ours, are entitled to wander into this country without any job plans or accommodation arranged. I do not blame these people as anything has to be better than what they have.

Would it not be better than to encourage investment in their own country to build up their own economy? This system is flawed and there is backlash across the entire EU because of it and far right groups prosper when people feel threatened.
Keep going, Cornbeefur, you're trolling is not getting the responses it once did - you need to up your game.

Maybe go back to your classic work - y'know the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road and the Darleks.

BTW - the Tories and UKIP lost round here. HA! HA! HA!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: These has got to be something wrong with a system where people from poverty stricken nations like Romania, where wages are a tenth of ours, are entitled to wander into this country without any job plans or accommodation arranged. I do not blame these people as anything has to be better than what they have. Would it not be better than to encourage investment in their own country to build up their own economy? This system is flawed and there is backlash across the entire EU because of it and far right groups prosper when people feel threatened.[/p][/quote]Keep going, Cornbeefur, you're trolling is not getting the responses it once did - you need to up your game. Maybe go back to your classic work - y'know the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road and the Darleks. BTW - the Tories and UKIP lost round here. HA! HA! HA! T. Watts
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Tue 27 May 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Aha the twatt is a turkey.
Aha the twatt is a turkey. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Tue 27 May 14

stickmanny says...

Cornbeefur has dusted off another one of his fake accounts. Must have got him riled (or maybe he just lost the password)
Cornbeefur has dusted off another one of his fake accounts. Must have got him riled (or maybe he just lost the password) stickmanny
  • Score: 2

12:12am Wed 28 May 14

snacker says...

Heartlysmum wrote:
I was thinking the enigma is why would anyone vote for Labour?

Thanks to Village he has answered that question for me.

They are turkeys!
Keep telling yourself you were "thinking".
[quote][p][bold]Heartlysmum[/bold] wrote: I was thinking the enigma is why would anyone vote for Labour? Thanks to Village he has answered that question for me. They are turkeys![/p][/quote]Keep telling yourself you were "thinking". snacker
  • Score: 0

9:29am Wed 28 May 14

T. Watts says...

Let's all just relax and enjoy the warm light of a Labour victory.

Let all the UKIP and Tory racists and idiots write what they like. They are welcome to their sour grapes.

Cornbeefur - please help yourself to a bit of trolling.

Just remember. We won. They lost! HA! HA! HA!
Let's all just relax and enjoy the warm light of a Labour victory. Let all the UKIP and Tory racists and idiots write what they like. They are welcome to their sour grapes. Cornbeefur - please help yourself to a bit of trolling. Just remember. We won. They lost! HA! HA! HA! T. Watts
  • Score: 0

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