Dr Rupa Huq, Labour’s candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, welcomed the constituency’s twelve winning councillors to their first meeting at Ealing Town Hall on Tuesday evening.
Labour retained all nine of its previously held Acton seats but it also gained a significant win in central Ealing’s Walpole ward taking all three seats from the Conservatives.
Dr Gareth Shaw, Binda Rai and Paul Conlan overturned a 700-vote Tory majority in Walpole contributing to Labour’s 53 seat landslide victory across the Borough.
The popular vote across Ealing Central and Acton also bodes well for Rupa’s chances in the General Election as Labour polled a higher number of votes than the Conservatives across the whole constituency.
Dr Rupa Huq said:
“It is an absolute pleasure to welcome twelve Labour councillors from Ealing Central and Acton to Ealing Town Hall. This result has shown that we are not just the Party of Acton, but a party that reaches out to the whole constituency, east to west and north to south.
The Tory MP here should be very worried. What Labour have done in these elections is park Labour tanks on a Tory lawn and we don’t intend on going anywhere soon. We plan to fight for every vote, across every ward.
The issues facing residents of Ealing and Acton such as the cost-of-living crisis, soaring energy bills and childcare costs have answers only Labour are willing and able to provide – and that’s exactly what we’ll be explaining on the doorstep over the next year.”
Picture: Dr Rupa Huq with 12 winning Cllrs:
Back row L-R: Paul Conlan, Kieron Gavan, Josh Blacker, Mik Sabiers, Dan Crawford, Dr. Gareth Shaw
Front row L-R: Dr Abdullah Gulaid, Kate Crawford, Yvonne Johnson, Dr Patricia Walker, Binda Rai, Hitesh Tailor