Brent Central

Brent Central- Labour crush LibDems, Dawn Butler back in Parliament- General Election 2015

Dawn Butler has been elected the Labour MP for Brent Central in a massive defeat for the Liberal Democrats whose seat it was.

It was a Labour landslide in the constituency.

Dawn Butler polled 29,216 votes- nearly 20,000 more than the second placed Tory candidate Alan Laurence Mendoza.

The LibDems were crushed into third place with only 3,937 votes.

Brent Central is the parliamentary constituency where Wembley stadium is situated.

Brent Central is the parliamentary constituency where Wembley stadium is situated. Image: Emily Browne.

07:04

05:24 – Emily Browne and Katie Callin signing off here in Brent Central.

LMMN Reporters Emily Browne and Katie Callin at the Brent Civic Centre. Image: Emily Chudy.

LMMN Reporters Emily Browne and Katie Callin at the Brent Civic Centre. Image: Emily Chudy.

04:58 – We spoke exclusively to Dawn Butler after her landslide victory here in Brent Central.

We asked Dawn whether she believes she would have still won with such a landslide if she had been running against former Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather.

04:25

04:11 – Dawn Butler thanks everyone who helped her achieve this win and promises not to let voters down:

04:09 – It’s a Labour gain in Brent with Dawn Butler winning by a landslide. Here is the breakdown:
– Dawn Butler, Labour Party: 29,216 votes
– Alan Laurence Mendoza, Conservative Party: 9,567 votes
– Lauren Patricia Keith, Liberal Democrats Party: 3,937 votes
– Shahrar Ali, Green Party: 1,912 votes
– Stephen Priestley, UK Independence Party (UKIP): 1,850 votes
– John Boyle, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: 235 votes
– Kamran Malik, Communities United Party: 170 votes
– Noel Coonan, Independent: 145 votes

04:04 – The declaration:

The candidates on stage during the declaration. L-R: Lauren Keith (Lib Dem), Stephen Priestley (UKIP), Alan Mendoza (Cons), Returning Officer, Dawn Butler (Lab), Shahrar Ali (Greens).

The candidates on stage during the declaration. L-R: Lauren Keith (Lib Dem), Stephen Priestley (UKIP), Alan Mendoza (Cons), Returning Officer, Dawn Butler (Lab), Shahrar Ali (Greens). Image: Katie Callin.

Brent Central media set up. Image: Emily Browne.

Brent Central media set up. Image: Emily Browne.

Brent Central declaration – GE15 from Londonmultimedianews on Vimeo.

03:30 – Count about to be announced, we will return with all the details of the declaration momentarily.

03:10 – Still waiting to hear the declaration for Brent Central and Brent North.

03:04 – Now hearing that the count could happen in the next 20 to 45 minutes.

02:49 – Hearing rumours that the count, which was scheduled to be at around 3:00, won’t happen until closer to 5:00.

02:42 – Lauren Keith tells us she won’t give up on the Lib Dems regardless of what happens tonight:

02:30 – We’ve just spoken to Liberal Democrat candidate Lauren Keith, audio to follow soon!

02:08 – We questioned Brent Central UKIP candidate Stephen Priestley on his party’s local and national policies on the election night at the Brent Civic Centre.

We asked how he believed his campaign had gone over the last month, and his reasons for joining the party;

As a candidate for Brent Central, we asked Stephen how supportive he was of some of UKIP’s more controversial policies;

Particularly in somewhere as diverse as Brent Central, we quizzed Stephen on the EU, NHS and how much immigration benefits the UK;

And finally, we asked whether UKIP’s national policies eclipsed the local ones, and what he believes the people of Brent Central are most concerned about;

01.44 – Labour candidate Dawn Butler spotted in the building…

01:29 – Postal votes figure at 81.07%.

01:23 – The turnout figure for voters in Brent Central just in at 47, 309: 61.41%.

01:14 – The turnout figure for voters in Brent North just in at 52,550: 63.93%.

00:35 – We just spoke to UKIP candidate for Brent Central Stephen Priestley, we’ll have audio up soon.

00:15 – More candidates are arriving, we’ve seen Lib Dem candidate for Brent Central Lauren Keith, Brent Central’s UKIP candidate Stephen Priestley and Green Party candidate for Brent North Scott Bartle so far.

Counting begins for Brent Central (on left) and Brent North (on right). Image: Emily Browne.

Counting begins for Brent Central (on left) and Brent North (on right). Image: Emily Browne.

23:17 – More ballots arriving!

Brent Civic Centre. Image: Emily Browne.

Brent Civic Centre. Image: Emily Browne.

22.30 – The first few ballot boxes have arrived. The count is due to finish around 3AM.

Signs outside Brent Civic Centre. Image: Emily Browne.

Signs outside Brent Civic Centre. Image: Emily Browne.

Inside Brent Civic Centre during the count.  Image: Emily Browne.

Inside Brent Civic Centre during the count. Image: Emily Browne.

Hello. We’re Emily Browne and Katie Callin covering the election count for Brent Central in the 2015 General Election.

This is seen as one of the most hard fought and interesting marginal battles in Greater London.

Labour expect to take this seat from the Liberal Democrats.

Predictions on electoralcalculus.co.uk.

Predictions on electoralcalculus.co.uk.

The Labour candidate for Brent Central is Dawn Butler.

The Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather has stood down.

The Lib Dem candidate who succeeded her withdrew after a row over election funding.

He was replaced by the current Lib Dem candidate Lauren Keith.

The Conservative party candidate is Alan Mendoza.

The Green Party candidate is Shahrar Ali.

The UKIP candidate is Stephen Priestley.
The TUSC candidate is John Boyle.
The Communities United candidate is Kamran Malik.

May 6, 2010 General Election Results for Brent Central

May 6, 2010 General Election Results for Brent Central

Map of where the Brent Central constituency is within London.

Map of where the Brent Central constituency is within London.

We’ll also keep an eye on and report the results for the other Brent constituencies.

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