Thursday 5 May was a fantastic day for Labour in London. And here begins our fight back to power. It proved that through the hard work of Labour activists we can win, even when up against an unsympathetic media stoked up by a vicious Tory campaign.
The results in Islington speak for themselves. In our constituency, Sadiq Kahn won 57% of the vote; Jennette Arnold won 55%; and 50% voted for Labour.
Nearest rivals in the London Member vote were Conservatives, 15%, Greens, 12%, and Liberal Democrats, 6%.
Analysing the Islington vote (both constituencies) and comparing it to the 2012 London elections, Cllr Paul Smith said there had been a huge improvement in turnout and a massive swing to Labour in the Mayoral election:
- Turnout up to 48.8% from 40.8% in 2012 (3.2% above the London average)
- Swing to Labour, 11.97%
- Majority of 31,773
- 14,050 more Labour votes for Mayor than in 2012
- Sadiq Khan’s primary vote, 16% higher in Islington than the London average of 44%
Now let’s achieve the same on 23 June and make sure that Islington South & Finsbury votes IN for Britain.