Karen Buck describes high-tension ahead of Miliband verdict
WESTMINSTER North MP Karen Buck has described the “high tension” in the run-up to the announcement on Saturday that Ed Miliband is the next leader of the Labour party.
The Dartmouth Park resident narrowly beat his Primrose Hill brother David to the top spot after securing the backing of the unions.
Sibling rivalry had overshadowed the Labour leadership contest with David being the favourite thorughout the race until the last few days.
Ms Buck, who supported Ed, said: “It very high tension – partly because it was played very cleverly building it up, which was fun.
“Counting the results through the rounds made it even more thrilling, but it was very good natured and people were laughing.
You may also want to watch:
“Obviously those who were supporting Ed were delighted and those who didn’t were not.
“If you had eyes and ears you would know it was on a knife edge. It’s been on a knife edge all summer. I thought Ed was going to win so it didn’t surprise me.
- 1 North London floods return – with South End Green deluged again
- 2 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes set for approval by Camden Council – again
- 3 'Body blow': Crouch End NatWest bank to close
- 4 Historic Archway site set for major housing development after land sale
- 5 Source Bulk Foods health store opens in Crouch End
- 6 'The council thought asking your view is unnecessary'
- 7 Call for answers after flood 'destroyed parents' love letters and vinyl records'
- 8 'Time for the government to face up to the climate emergency'
- 9 'No one should be aiming to breathe air that is only just legal'
- 10 Haringey Council launches investigation into land deal with rapper
“Firstly if you’re on the losing side you’re going to be disappointed and even cross about it – no-one likes losing.
“While there are going to be people on the other side who might have been cross that David’s campaign has had a lot of money.”
All eyes are now on David Miliband and what he will do next.