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Three men hand themselves in after train assault appeal

Three men hand themselves in after train assault appeal

Three men have handed themselves in to police following an assault on two brothers on a Lewisham-bound train. The three walked into a police station at the weekend after a public appeal to track down four men captured on CCTV images. The fourth man is still at large. The attack…

Catford landlord jailed for sex assault on teenage tenant

Catford landlord jailed for sex assault on teenage tenant

  A Catford housing landlord has been jailed for 22 months after sexually assaulting his 19-year-old tenant. Ciro Pipolo, 40, of Datchet Road, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court following the attack on the young woman. Pipolo had been advertising spare rooms through online housing sites when he met the…

#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

Both Labour and the Greens increased their share as Hackney returned their incumbent Labour MPs – local residents have consistently supported the party since the late 1970s. The Green Party rose hugely in popularity, while UKIP made an entry into Hackney South and Shoreditch. Diane Abbott held her seat with a 63 per cent vote share in Hackney…

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows how Labour lost in Croydon

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows how Labour lost in Croydon

As one of the 12 key battleground constituencies, all eyes were on Croydon Central on election night. The Conservative win in this marginal seat spoke to the larger national result, while North and South Croydon saw no particular political shakeup. Increased support for UKIP, however, was notable. Croydon Central saw a close race, with…

#ELLGE2015: Tower Hamlets Labour and UKIP surge

#ELLGE2015: Tower Hamlets Labour and UKIP surge

Both Tower Hamlets’ Labour MPs held their seats in the general election while extending their majorities by an additional 18 per cent. Support for the party remained strong in the borough in stark contrast to Labour’s bleak results across the country. Rushanara Ali won Bethnal Green and Bow with a majority of 24,317…

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows Green vote soar in Lewisham

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows Green vote soar in Lewisham

There were substantial gains for the Labour Party across Lewisham, while the Liberal Democrats suffered massive losses in all three constituencies. Across the borough as a whole, support for the Green Party nearly tripled. UKIP saw a three-to-five-fold increase in popularity, while the Conservative vote hardly moved. In Lewisham West and…

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

Hackney was the earliest to declare its winners among the East London boroughs, welcoming back incumbents Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier with open arms. Both kept their seats with more-than-comfortable leads, with Abbott taking 63 per cent of votes in her Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hillier garnering 64…

#ELLGE2015: Labour majorities up in all seats

#ELLGE2015: Labour majorities up in all seats

Labour held all three Lewisham constituencies in each case with a substantially increased majority. In Lewisham East, Labour MP Heidi Alexander was re-elected with 23,907 votes  a 56 per cent share  and a substantial improvement on the 2010 results when she won 43 per cent. The Liberal Democrats crashed from…

#ELLGE2015: Barwell wins by just 165 votes

#ELLGE2015: Barwell wins by just 165 votes

Weary Labour eyes hoping for some crumbs of comfort turned to Croydon Central this morning only to see Conservative MP Gavin Barwell defeat Labour’s Sarah Jones by just 165 votes. It had been one of the key target marginal seats Labour needed to win to have any chance of power. In…

#ELLGE2015: Labour defy trend with 18pc swing

#ELLGE2015: Labour defy trend with 18pc swing

Labour held their two seats in Tower Hamlets with both sitting MPs registering stunning 18 per cent increases in their shares of the vote over 2010, in complete contrast to the party’s dismal showing elsewhere. Rushanara Ali won Bethnal Green and Bow with a majority of 24,317 on a turnout…

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