Thanks to every one of the 90 members who helped us get our voters to the polls to get Sadiq Khan and Leonie Cooper re-elected.
We had people delivering leaflets in most wards, phone-banking, dropping GOTV (Get Out The Vote) cards to almost every Labour household in Wimbledon on polling day, and knocking-up on Thursday evening in Cannon Hill and Abbey. It was a tremendous effort under the most unusual circumstances brought about by COVID.
Leonie sent us a message from the count when it was clear she was going to win:
A massive thanks to everyone who braved Dialogue (our phone-banking system), who delivered leaflets and who knocked on doors at any point during this long, drawn-out campaign. We can hold our heads high – our voters have supported us and our Labour values of openness, tolerance and fairness. We now need to get on with rebuilding London’s economy after the pandemic and meeting the challenge of the Climate Emergency.
Leonie won with a much increased majority of 14,500 on a turnout in Merton and Wandsworth of 47%, which was 5% higher than average across London. Sadiq won on the second round with 55% of the vote.
Labour now has 11 of the 25 seats on the London Assembly made up as follows:
- 11 Labour (9 constituencies, 2 list)
- 9 Conservative (5 constituencies, 4 list)
- 3 Green (list)
- 2 Lib Democrat (list)
Wimbledon Labour Party