Labour hold Eltham

PUBLISHED: 08:49 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:54 25 August 2010

LABOUR have held Eltham.

LABOUR have held Eltham.

Clive Efford, Labour candidate for Eltham, received 17,416 votes, 41.5 per cent of the votes.

David Gold, the Conservative candidate, won 15,753 and Steven Toole, of Liberal Democrats, has won 5,299 votes.

Mr Efford, who cried twice during his speech when he thanked his family for their support, also thanked staff who worked in "sub arctic" conditions at the Soccerdrome.

He added: "It has been a very long campaign.

Other candidates: Ray Adams, UKIP, 1,011 Andrew Graham, Independent, 104, Arthur Hayles, Green, 419, Mike Tibby, English Democrats, 217 and Roberta Woods, BNP, 1745.

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