Steve Pound Hails 'Tory Free Ealing'

Labour man holds his seat in otherwise miserable night for party

 
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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.

Steve Pound Hails 'Tory Free Ealing'

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".

 

Ealing North Constituency - 2015 Result
Candidate
Party
2010 Votes
2015
Votes
% +/-
Stephen Pound Labour
22,024
26,745
55.1
+4.7
Thomas O'Malley Conservative
12,733
14,419
29.7
-1.2
Meena Hans Green Party
705
1,635
3.4
+2.3
Afzal Akram UKIP
685
3,922
8.1
+6.6
Kevin McNamara Liberal Democrat
6,383
1,575
3.2
-9.9
David Hofman Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
-
214
0.4
+0.4
Majority
12,326
25.4
+5.9
Turnout
-
65.7
-4.5

 

Ealing North Constituency - 2010 Result
Candidate Party
2005 Result
2010 Result
% +/-
Stephen Pound Labour
20,956
24,023
50.4
+3.5
Ian Gibb Conservative
13,897
14,722
30.9
+2.6
Chris Lucas Liberal Democrat
9,148
6,283
13.2
-6.0
David Furness British National Party
-
1,045
2.2
+2.2
Ian Du Wulverton UKIP
-
685
1.4
-0.1
Christopher Warleigh-Lack Green Party
1,319
505
1.1
-1.8
Peter Ljubisic The Christian Party
-
415
0.9
+0.9
Majority
9,301
19.5
Turnout
47,678
70.2
+10.1

 

8 May 2015