General Election results

The General Election has produced a change in the West London political map.

Boris Johnson, still Mayor of London, will take his seat in the House of Commons after winning in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, which puts him very close to Heathrow, and will doubtless produce some interesting political moments as the Davies Commission makes its report, and the Government gives its response.

Vince Cable no longer has a job – losing his Twickenham seat to Tania Mathias of the Conservative Party, so there will be a new BIS Minister at least.

In the core of West London, and in contrast to the rest of the country, Labour put in a strong performance, with Dawn Butler taking Brent Central from the Lib Dems, Ruth Cadbury winning a close race against Mary Macleod in Brentford & Isleworth, and Rupa Huq unseating Angie Bray in an ever closer race in Ealing Central & Acton.

The remainder of the seats stayed as they were, leaving hounours across the sub-region fairly evenly divided. See the local paper’s overage.


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