General Election 2015

Tulip Siddiq retains Labour seat for Hampstead and Kilburn

Tulip Siddiq- Labour's candidate for Kilburn and Hampstead with Eddie Izzard and Tessa Jowell. Image@TessaJowell

Tulip Siddiq- Labour’s candidate for Kilburn and Hampstead with Eddie Izzard and Tessa Jowell. Image@TessaJowell

Tulip Siddiq succeeds Glenda Jackson as the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn in the Westminster Parliament.

She substantially increased Labour’s majority in what was regarded as one of the most closely fought marginals in London.

Party supporters respond to the results on Twitter:

7:35am

Far left: UKIP’s Magnus Nielsen. Second from left: U Party’s Robin Ellison, then Labour’s Tulip Siddiq, Green Party Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Lib Dem’s Maajid Nawaz, and the Conservatives’ Simon Marcus

5:17

5:15

Hampstead and Kilburn election results

Hampstead and Kilburn election results

3:55am – Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s message: we did everything we could to keep the Tories out

3:31am – results expected around 4:30

2:04am – voter turnout 67.5%. That’s 54,155 votes cast. The counting begins!

1:18am – verification process still underway here. All the candidates have arrived and are keeping a close eye on the BBC. Results not expected before 3am, likely closer to 4.

Verifying the ballots for Hampstead and Kilburn

Verifying the ballots for Hampstead and Kilburn

Hello. I’m Jacque Shoen and I’m covering the counting for Hampstead and Kilburn that Labour won in the 2010 General Election by just 43 votes.

It’s seen as one of the most dramatic marginals in London.

I’ll be providing live coverage throughout the night until the results are declared.

Labour’s candidate Tulip Siddiq is hoping to succeed the Oscar Winning actress and veteran Labour politician Glenda Jackson as Hampstead and Kilburn’s MP at Westminster.

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