LONDON ASSEMBLY: Qureshi hopes capital can stay red

LABOUR'S candidate for the West Central London Assembly seat says he still thinks his party can buck the national trend and do well in the capital

LABOUR'S candidate for the West Central London Assembly seat says he still thinks his party can buck the national trend and do well in the capital.

Murad Qureshi, who is fighting against Tory Kit Malthouse for the West Central seat, which includes the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham, said the results were far to tight to predict.

He said: "It is too close to call. It is going quite slowly at the minute. The worst thing would be if it was Conseravtiove mayoralty and conservative majority on the assembly"

In last night's local elections it appears that Labour was beaten into third place by the Conservatives and the Lib Dems, but Mr Qureshi said: "I don't think how people voted in the country as a whole is reflective of how people vote in London.


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