|Steve Pound Hails 'Tory Free Ealing'|
Labour man holds his seat in otherwise miserable night for party
As widely expected Labour's veteran and popular MP, Steve Pound, has held the Ealing North seat once again.
Mr Pound has been the sitting member for 18 years having first been elected in 1997.
Making the most of what looks to be a very disappointing overall outcome for his party, in his acceptance speech he hailed 'a Tory free Ealing.' His colleague Dr Rupa Huq had managed to narrowly win the Ealing Central and Acton seat giving Labour a clean sweep with Virendra Sharma also holding on in Ealing Southall.
A vocal parliamentarian, Mr Pound has gained respect from all political representatives with his lively and witty debating style. A former boxer in the navy Private Eye once dubbed him ''"Ealing North's tattooed bruiser".
8 May 2015