Historic win for Labour party in Kensington

For the first time in the constituency’s history Labour have have gained Kensington from the Conservatives

After multiple recounts, and the count being postponed the result has finally been declared after Emma Dent Coad won the seat by just 20 votes.

In one of the biggest shocks of the election, Conservative Victoria Borwick saw her majority of over 7,000 overturned as the wealthy central London followed many others in rejecting Theresa May’s hard Brexit vision.

Officials were forced to temporarily suspended the count on Friday morning when the result was still too close to call as tellers became exhausted.

The count resumed at 6pm on Friday and Ms Dent Coad won 16,333 to Ms Borwick’s 16,313.

Ms Kent Coad jokingly thanked Liberal Democrat candidate Annabel Mullin for decreasing the Conservative vote and “allowing her to slip through”.

“Clearly this election was not all about Brexit. The people of this constituency and they have voted for someone they trust to to give them a voice.”

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