MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Lib Dems have expressed satisfaction with their performance in the Tottenham Hale by-election, increasing their share of the vote in a tough contest. The official opposition on Haringey Council increased its vote in both real and percentage terms, rising from 14% to 20%.
The Labour vote was substantially down from 54% to 46%. The Tory bid to return to Haringey Council ended in failure, and the party remains without any councillors anywhere in the borough.
Neville Collins, Lib Dem candidate, says:
“I am pleased to see our vote went up, in what was a very hard fought campaign, and that the Lib Dem vote in the ward turned out to support me, with more votes than last time. I would like to thank all the residents who came out to vote for myself and the party.”
Ross Laird, Leader of the Opposition on Haringey Council, adds:
“This was solid progress for us in Tottenham, and I am sure our support will rise further in future elections. From this result, local voters will see that the Tories simply cannot win in places like Tottenham Hale.
“The Tories abortive come-back bid totally failed and they still have no seats on the council. Voting Tory only helps the unpopular Labour council to hang on. Local people are fed up with this council, as the fall in the Labour vote clearly shows.”