|Virendra Sharma Holds Ealing Southall|
No change as Labour retain stronghold with comfortable majority
Labour's Virendra Sharma has kept his Ealing seat for another term.
There was never any doubt that the 68 year old would be re-elected having won in 2010 with a majority of over 9,000. In the event he saw a significant increase in his majority winning 65% of the votes.
Virendra Sharma makes his acceptance speech
Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats saw substantial falls in their vote with the latter being beaten into fifth place by UKIP and the Greens.
The win was part of a good night for Labour in the area with Steve Pound hailing a 'Tory free Ealing' after Rupa Huq won in Ealing Central and Acton.
A former Ealing Councillor, Mr Sharma took over the seat in a by-election following the death of the sitting Labour MP, Piara Khabra in 2007.
He won again in 2010 with 22,024 votes - 51.5% of those cast.
Ealing Hospital falls within Ealing Southall and Mr Virendra has campaigned heavily with 'Save our Hospitals'.
8th May 2015