Labour victory in Redbridge
Labour keep control of Redbridge, with a massive increase from 36 to 51 seats in the 2018 local election. Their closest competition was the Conservatives, who lost 14 seats which brings their total number of seats to 12.
The Liberal Democrats lost all three of their seats in the borough.
Despite Labour’s obvious success in Redbridge, there was a few close calls
The count at Redbridge Sports Hall lasted 11 hours, taking place from 9:30pm to 8:30am.
The result is one of Labour’s largest victories in London, after they made few gains but failed to claim London targets Westminster and Wandsworth.
Also against Labour was the loss of Barnet after the Conservatives claimed control. This comes after months of alleged anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, which is widely believed to have impacted the vote of the borough due to the large Jewish population.
Redbridge Labour Party are holding a celebratory party in Ilford on Sunday to thank all the activists, candidates and party members.
Leader of the Redbridge Conservative Group, Paul Canal congratulated Labour on their success.
View the full list of results for Redbridge here.