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Labour win general election in Hampstead and Kilburn and Holborn and St Pancras

PUBLISHED: 05:18 08 May 2015 | UPDATED: 07:26 08 May 2015

Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Labour's Tulip Siddiq won a nailbiting general election victory in Hampstead and Kilburn, the most marginal seat in mainland Britain in 2010, and Sir Keir Starmer increased Labour's majority in Holborn and St Pancras by a stunning 7,000 votes.

Candidates for the Holborn and St Pancras constituency hear the resultsCandidates for the Holborn and St Pancras constituency hear the results

Ms Siddiq beat Tory candidate Simon Marcus by 1,138 votes to be elected Hampstead and Kilburn MP in place of retired Glenda Jackson.

It was a marked increase in the gap between Labour and the Tories in 2010 when just 42 votes separated them.

Ms Siddiq was elected with 44 per cent of the vote (23,977 votes) while Mr Marcus finished second with 42 per cent of votes (22,839).

Maajid Nawaz finished third for the Liberal Democrats with 3,039 votes.

In Holborn and St Pancras, Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer held onto the seat vacated by retired veteran Frank Dobson and enhanced his party’s majority from 2010 by 7,000 votes by polling 29,062 votes.

Conservative candidate Will Blair came second with 12,014 votes and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett (7,013 votes) beat the Liberal Democrat candidate Jill Fraser (3,555) to third.

The results for Hampstead and Kilburn in full:

Tulip Siddiq (elected)

Labour Party

23,977

Simon Marcus

Conservative Party

22,839

Maajid Nawaz

Liberal Democrats

3,039

Rebecca Johnson

Green Party

2,387

Magnus Nielsen

UK Independence Party

1,532

Ronnie Carroll

Euro-Visionary

113

Robin Ellison

U Party

77

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The Holborn and St Pancras results in full:

Sir Keir Starmer

Labour Party

29,062

Will Blair

The Conservative Party

12,014

Natalie Bennett

Green Party

7,013

Jill Fraser

Liberal Democrats

3,555

Maxine Spencer

UK Independence Party

2,740

Shane O’Donnell

Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol

252

Vanessa Hudson

Animal Welfare Party

173

David O’Sullivan

For socialism, Against austerity and war

108

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