Labour Take 'Tory Stronghold' Hammersmith and Fulham
Friday 23rd May 2014
Labour have made a major gain in London, taking Hammersmith and Fulham from the Conservatives.
Eleven Conservative seats in the Tory stronghold, which has been described as David Cameron's favourite, went to Labour.
The council is now made up of 26 Labour seats and 20 Conservative.
The borough has been under Conservative control since 2002.
Tory deputy chief whip Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, indicated
that Labour had picked up votes from disaffected Lib Dems.
"Disappointing results in some wards in Hammersmith and Fulham. Overall, increase in Labour vote almost identical to fall in the LibDem vote."
Labour has also won in Redbridge, Merton and Croydon.
However the Conservatives have taken Kingston-Upon-Thames from the Liberal Democrats.