LONDON ASSEMBLY RESULT: Conservatives hold West Central seat

West Central (Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham) Kit Malthouse, Conservative Party: 86, 651 Murad Qureshi, Labour Party: 35,270 Julia Stephenson, Green Party: 16,874 Merlene Emerson, Liberal Democrats: 15, 934 Paul Wiffen, UK In

West Central (Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham)

Kit Malthouse, Conservative Party: 86, 651

Murad Qureshi, Labour Party: 35,270

Julia Stephenson, Green Party: 16,874

Merlene Emerson, Liberal Democrats: 15, 934

Paul Wiffen, UK Independence Party: 3,060

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Alex Vaughan, English Democrats: 1,858

Explo Nani-Kofi, Left List: 1,630

Abby Dharamsey, Independent: 932

4,140 spoilt ballot papers

The winning Conservative candidate Kit Malthouse said: "It is a brilliant result for the Conservatives but it is also a brilliant result for London politics. For the turnout to have gone up 20 per cent is brilliant and it shows that how the city is run really matters to people."

2004 Results.

Angela Bray, Conservative Party: 51,884 41.70% 29.944

Ansuya Sodha, Labour Party: 21,940, 17.63%

Francesco Fruzza, Liberal Democrats: 17,478, 14.05%

Julia Stephenson, Green Party: 10,762, 8.65%

Damian Hockney, UK Independence Party: 7,219, 5.80%

Kevin Cobham, Respect: 4,825, 3.88%

Jillian McLachlan, Christian Peoples Alliance: 1,993, 1.60%