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Labor has retained four of its constituency seats in the London Assembly as the second day of the vote count begins to come to an end.

Merton & Wandsworth, who went from Tories to Labor in 2016, had been identified as a potential swing this year, but incumbent Leonie Cooper comfortably won her majority, dropping from 4,301 in 2016 to 14,500 this year.

Elsewhere, Joanne McCartney retained her seat in Enfield & Haringey while Len Duvall, a longtime member of the Assembly and leader of the Labor group, took her seat in Greenwich and Lewisham.

Mr Duvall, who has held the seat since the Assembly was formed in 2000, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that his victory was “a fantastic result for Labor”.

He said: “For me personally it’s about being able to represent Greenwich and Lewisham again and be a strong advocate for the issues in these two boroughs. I represent everyone, no matter who they voted for, and I will continue to do so. ”

Labor also retained the constituency of Barnet & Camden, with Anne Clarke set to replace Andrew Dismore, who had held the seat since 2012 before stepping down ahead of this election.

There are only three constituencies left to report the results, with City & East to be held by Labor while Croydon & Sutton are expected to be held by Tories.

The Southwest riding, which had been owned for 21 years by Tory Tony Arbor before his retirement, is probably the closest riding to this election.

Before the London Elects stopped releasing live data on the results, Liberal Democrat candidate Gareth Roberts was just 4% behind Tory candidate Nick Rogers in first place.

The rest of the constituencies are expected to announce their results shortly, with the results of the mayoral election of London expected soon after.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-08 19:07:54