May 18 2013 Latest news:
Friday, May 4, 2012
Conservative Greater London Assembly member James Cleverly comfortably held onto the Bexley and Bromley constituency.
As in 2008, he gained 52.6% of the vote but Labour’s Josie Channer closed the gap by picking up what she believes is a significant number of Liberal Democrat voters.
Miss Channer took 24.2% of the vote, compared to her predecessor Alex Heslop who gained 14.5% of the votes cast four years ago.
Mr Cleverly said: “I’m incredibly pleased with the result and I’d like to thank the people of Bexley and Bromley.
“I genuinely love this job and have a great association with the local people.
“The biggest challenge will be maintaining the great quality of service we’ve been providing.”
Miss Channer was upbeat despite the defeat. She said: “We have to be happy with the gains we’ve made.
“It shows the people of Bexley and Bromley aren’t satisfied with the work the coalition are doing nationally.”