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Tories, Greens and Lib Dems react to West Central result


Tony Devenish, who has held his seat as West Central’s General London Assembly member for the Conservatives, has cited reopening Hammersmith Bridge a precedence following his slender re-election over Labour’s Rita Begum.

Incumbent Devenish, who secured 1.6% majority, profitable 38.9% of the vote in contrast to Begum’s 37,3% additionally said he’ll proceed to maintain the subsequent Mayor of London to account.

He stated: “I work each day just about. I like what I do, we’ll be again in City Hall on Sunday and I will probably be again doing case work tonight.

“It’s a terrific honour to characterize West Central for the second time.”

Devenish stated he can be celebrating with a visit to the pub to “help our West London financial system and turbo-charge the financial system going ahead.”

The Conservative additionally paid tribute to all those that had been concerned within the democratic course of.

He added: “Thank you mister returning officer, not just for what you’ve carried out at this time, to you and all of your employees and native councillors for all you’ve carried out notably within the final yr throughout Covid working with our NHS, communities and companies.

“I’d additionally like to thank everybody who voted no matter occasion, our police, and our one-nation Conservative authorities, and our Prime Minister.

“Thank you all, it has been an enormous pleasure. Finally, I’d like to thank Rita Begum and all the opposite candidates who stood.”

The Green Party and Liberal Democrat candidates for West Central additionally shared their reactions to the election.

Green Party candidate Zack Polanski got here third within the election and stated he was proud that West Central delivered the Greens their finest vote share but with 11.6%.

Polanski stated: “I believe it’s clear, and I hope Tony Devenish heard it loud and clear that individuals care about environmental justice, they care about social justice.

“Here in London we’ve run a incredible marketing campaign.”

Polanski, who can also be standing as an inventory candidate, additionally stated {that a} picnic was deliberate within the subsequent few days to thank all of the Green activists and members for his or her onerous work.

They delivered over one million leaflets throughout London.

The Liberal Democrats candidate Ted Townsend was disenchanted with fourth within the election.

He stated: “We have been hoping to out-perform the Greens.

“On the opposite hand, we elevated our share of the vote by greater than 50% so I believe the message is getting by way of and hopefully all goes effectively for subsequent yr’s native elections.”