LONDON ASSEMBLY: McCartney holds Enfield and Haringey for Labour
Joanne McCartney held onto the Enfield and Haringey seat by the narrow margin of 1,402 votes. Enfield and Haringey Joanne McCartney, The Labour Party: 52,665 Matthew Laban, Conservative Party: 51,263 Monica Whyte, Liberal Democrats: 23,550
Joanne McCartney held onto the Enfield and Haringey seat by the narrow margin of 1,402 votes.
Enfield and Haringey
Joanne McCartney, The Labour Party: 52,665
Matthew Laban, Conservative Party: 51,263
Monica Whyte, Liberal Democrats: 23,550
Pete McAskie, Green Party: 12,473
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Segun Johnson, Christian Peoples Alliance 5,779
Brian Hall, UKIP: 4,682
Theresa Cannon, English Democrats 2,282
Sait Akgul, Left List: 5,639
Turnout 46.08 per cent
Ms McCartney was relieved to have won such a tight race. She said: "I'm very pleased Enfield and Haringey residents have elected me again to represent them for another four years. We always knew it was very close and this was the most marginal assembly seat and the Tories' top target. The Conservatives said this was an easy steal. It is good to turn it around. I've done my best over the last four years to represent and speak up for residents of Enfield and Haringey."
She said it was too early to say whether Ken Livingstone would hold onto the mayoralty. "The mayoral election is too close to call, but as far as I'm concerned I'm elected to represnet Enfield and Haringey no matter who the mayor is. If Boris is elected I will have many concerns, but the main one is his plan to scrap affordable housing targets."
Conservative candidate Matthew Laban had held an early lead in the race and was hopeful of victory. He said: "I'm very disappointed, but at least I reduced the majority and Boris is going to be mayor. The result shows that my campaign was good, but Haringey is a tough nut to crack for the Conservatives."
Joanne McCartney, Labour Party: 33,955, 27.34% - majority of1,574
Peter Forrest, Conservative: 32,381, 26.07%
Wayne Hoban, Liberal Democrats: 19,720, 15.88%
Brian Hall, UK Independence Party: 10,652, 8.58%
Jayne Forbes, Green Party: 10,310, 8.30%
Sait Akgul, Respect: 6,855, 5.52%
Peter Wolstenholme, Christian Peoples Alliance: 2,365, 1.90%