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SE1 local election results 2014

Labour strengthened their hold on the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth in local elections held on Thursday.

SE1 local election results 2014
Returning officer Deborah Collins announces results in Southwark
SE1 local election results 2014
Winning Labour candidates Ben Kind, Kevin Craig and Jennie Mosley (Bishop's ward) at the Lambeth count

Our coverage focuses on the six wards that most closely match the borders of SE1: five of them in Southwark and one in Lambeth.

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Bishop's Ward, Lambeth

Summary: LABOUR GAIN
2014 result: Three Labour councillors: Jennifer Mosley, Ben Kind, Kevin Craig
2014 turnout:
2010 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Peter Truesdale, Diana Braithwaite, Gavin Dodsworth

Commentary: An unexpected Labour gain, with a defeat for long-serving Lib Dem councillor Peter Truesdale (a former leader of the council) and sitting councillor Diana Braithwaite. One of the unsuccessful Lib Dem candidates was Matthew Hanney, special advisor to Nick Clegg.

The result was announced by the returning officer after a six hour count at Brixton Recreation Centre.

At the beginning of the day none of the candidates claimed to be certain of the outcome

New councillor Jennie Moseley, who was born in her ward and has lived in Waterloo all her life, said that she and her supporters had worked tirelessly for the past year.

Speaking minutes after the declaration she said: "I'd like to thank my family obviously and my fellow candidates Kevin and Ben. We worked very well together and very very hard and we are going to make sure that we work has hard or even harder in the ward going forward for the next four years.

"It's what Bishops ward residents deserve. We are going to deliver."

Cathedrals Ward, Southwark

Summary: LIB DEM HOLD
2014 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Adele Morris, David Noakes, Maria Linforth-Hall
2014 turnout: 31.3 per cent
2010 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Adele Morris, David Noakes, Geoffrey Thornton

Chaucer Ward, Southwark

Summary: LABOUR GAIN two seats and hold one
2014 result: Three Labour councillors: Vijay Luthra, Claire Maugham, Karl Eastham
2014 turnout: 35 per cent
2010 result: Two Liberal Democrat councillors: Tim McNally, Poddy Clark; one Labour councillor: Claire Hickson

Commentary: This has been a battleground ward between Labour and the Lib Dems for many years, with tight results in 2006 and 2010. Both parties put in a lot of work but it paid off for Labour this time.

Grange Ward, Southwark

Summary: LABOUR GAIN one seat; LIB DEM HOLD two seats
2014 result: Two Liberal Democrat councillors: Ben Johnson, Damian O'Brien; One Labour councillor: Lucas Green
2014 turnout: 31 per cent
2010 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Mark Gettleson, Linda Manchester, Denise Capstick

Commentary: With all three incumbent Lib Dem councillors standing down, Labour managed to snatch one of the three seats here even though it was not a target ward for them.

Riverside Ward, Southwark

Summary: LIB DEM HOLD
2014 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Anood Al-Samerai, Eliza Mann, Hamish McCallum
2014 turnout: 34 per cent
2010 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Nick Stanton, Anood Al-Samerai, Eliza Mann

Commentary: It seems possible that a strong UKIP vote enabled Labour to take second place in this ward by splitting the usual Conservative vote.

South Bermondsey Ward, Southwark

Summary: LABOUR GAIN
2014 result: Three Labour councillors: Leo Pollak, Catherine Dale, Sunny Lambe
2014 turnout: 37.7 per cent
2010 result: Three Liberal Democrat councillors: Graham Neale, Paul Kyriacou, Michael Bukola

Commentary: Labour will be pleased with this breakthrough in this part of Simon Hughes's parliamentary seat, unseating three well-known Southwark Lib Dems.


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