Election 2017: Full results for each Havering constituency
PUBLISHED: 10:31 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:39 09 June 2017
Romford’s Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell and Hornchurch and Upminster’s newly elected MP Julia Dockerill increased their majorities as did Jon Cruddas who retained the seat for Dagenham and Rainham.
Labour’s Romford candidate, NHS worker Angelina Leatherbarrow, 41, was unable to win the seat from Mr Rosindell who has represented the constituency since 2001.
Despite her defeat, she said the Romford Labour party had taken a “major” step forward.
“I think we new it would be really uphill given what his [Mr Rosindell] majority is,” she said.
“But I am feeling really positive. It was so soon after Brexit and [a lot of] euroscepticism. Rosindell was at the forefront of that.
“We knew our work would be cut out but we all are very proud of what we achieved in six weeks. I work full time and have two girls.
“We will step back for a couple of days and enjoy that we made an increase and think about how we will take the Romford Labour party forward.”
Romford Labour achieved 15,893 votes up 10.9pc compared to 2015 compared to the Conservatives 29,671 which was up 8.4pc.
On social media, Mr Rosindell said: “Thank you Romford for giving me the biggest share of the vote ever for my fifth term.”
He has been approached for comment along with the other candidates.
Conservatives retained the seat for Hornchurch and Upminster’s with a staggering 33,750 up 11.2pc compared to 2015.
Labour gained 22,958 at the Dagenham and Rainham ballot box with 22,958 votes up 8.7pc compared to 2015’s general election.
Here are the results for all the constituencies in Havering.