Labour scored its best ever result in the European elections in Westminster.
Labour won 13,119 votes in Westminster at the European elections, just over 1,000 behind the Conservatives who won 14,191 votes. UKIP were third with 5,680 votes with the Green Party fourth with 3,318 votes. The Liberal Democrats were fifth with 2,699 votes. In percentage terms, Labour won 31% of the vote to the Conservatives’ 33.5% – the lowest difference in a Conservative held borough.
In the City Council elections Labour increased its vote by 7.4% to 32.8% and won four extra seats. The Conservatives won 40.7% of the vote across Westminster, their lowest share of the vote since 1986.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“These election results show that Labour is closing the gap with the Conservatives right across Westminster. The European election result is the best ever Labour result in Westminster and just 1,000 votes separates the two parties. Winning all three seats in Churchill and one in Maida Vale shows that there are no ‘no go’ areas for Labour and we are now focussing on our targets for the General Election in 2015 and the Mayoral election in 2016.”