- Lib Dems main Euro-winners, with biggest vote increase
- Lowest ever vote share for Labour in borough election
- Poll shock, as local Tories pushed into fourth place
The Liberal Democrats were the main winners in the European elections in Haringey last night. The party added 4.7 per cent to its tally and dramatically closed the gap on Haringey Labour, whose vote slumped to its lowest ever share in a borough-wide election.
It was also a night of disaster for the local Tories, who shocked observers by slumping into fourth place, behind the Green Party.
Lib Dem Leader Robert Gorrie comments,
“I am delighted with the result, and I would like to thank everyone in Haringey who responded to the Lib Dems’ positive message on Europe. These results show we are in a neck-and-neck battle with Labour for control of Haringey Council. For the Tories, fourth place is yet another nail in their coffin, as local people know it is only the Lib Dems that can bring an end to 40 years of Labour rule here.”
Labour – 14,093 (28.8% – down 4.1%)
Lib Dems – 11,550 (23.6% – up 4.7%)
Greens – 8,528 (17.4% – up 3.4%)
Cons – 7,396 (15.1%, down 0.5%)
Others – 7,392 (15.1% – down 3.5%)