London Election: Conservative Roger Evans holds his Havering and Redbirdge GLA seat
The Conservative Party’s Roger Evans has held his Havering & Redbridge constituency in the Greater London Assembly, but his majority has been slashed.
The Havering councillor has held the seat since it’s creation in 2000. His vote this time was 10per cent down on 2008, seeing off the challenge from Labour’s Mandy Richards by less than 4,000 votes.
After the result Mr Evans, said: “It’s always going to be difficult when a Conservative government is in coalition right now.
“We are always going to struggle, as we saw here today, because government has to make hard decisions and that’s not always going to be popular.
“I am very grateful to the residents of Havering and Redbridge for keeping their trust in me and keeping me in this position for another four years.
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“I have been committed to freezing council tax and I am very keen on reducing that burden further for residents.”
‘Words were also exchanged’ between Mr Evans and the National Front candidate Richard Edmonds.
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- 2 Christmas Day babies to spend their first few weeks in lockdown
- 3 Havering households to be asked to participate in census
- 4 Council report reveals concern that borough's Covid vaccination drive may be held back
- 5 Police appeal after second fatal Rainham collision in less than a week
- 6 Illegal car meet in Rainham sees 49 fined for Covid breaches
- 7 Romford MP hails charity's 'extraordinary' work during Covid pandemic
- 8 DAB radios donated to Queen's Hospital for those too weak to hold a phone
- 9 BHRUT thanks families of NHS workers who are keeping service afloat
- 10 Havering parks and gardens five feet under water as rivers burst their banks
Mr Evans refused to shake Mr Edmonds’ hand after the result was announced.
Mandy Richards said that the result was a ‘validation’ of Labour’s success.
The full results are as follows:
*Roger Evans (C) 53,285 (37.59%, -10.08%)
Mandy Richards (Lab) 49,386 (34.84%, +13.30%)
Lawrence Webb (UKIP) 9,471 (6.68%, -0.73%)
Malvin Brown (Res London) 8,239 (5.81%)
Farrukh Islam (LD) 6,435 (4.54%, -3.02%)
Robert Taylor (BNP) 5,234 (3.69%)
Haroon Saad (Green) 5,207 (3.67%, -1.87%)
Mark Twiddy (Eng Dem) 2,573 (1.81%, -2.12%)
Richard Edmonds (NF) 1,936 (1.37%)
C maj 3,899 (2.75%)
11.69% swing C to Lab
Electorate 389,814; Turnout 141,766 (36.37%, -8.21%)