General Election 2024 – results as they come in

Counting is underway at Lee Valley Athletics Centre for Enfield’s three parliamentary constituencies

Counting is underway at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

The votes have been cast and counting has now begun at Lee Valley Athletics Centre for three parliamentary constituencies across Enfield borough.

The results for Edmonton and Winchmore Hill, Enfield North, and Southgate and Wood Green, are expected to be announced from 3am.

The Dispatch is reporting from the count and will be updating this page with live reactions and results as they come in.

11pm update

Reform UK’s Enfield North candidate Stephen Bird, speaking to the Dispatch about the exit poll which suggests his party will win 13 seats in parliament, said: “We will always be a voice for the millions of people who think like us. We won’t be able to change laws but all those people will have a voice – and I think the Conservatives with 130 seats won’t be as good an opposition as Reform with 13 seats.”

Alessandro Georgiou, the leader of the Tories at Enfield Civic Centre who has not stood in this election, says the exit poll suggests there is a “long night ahead” for the party but that the projected vote share for Labour also showed “people don’t want a Labour government”.

12am update

Khalid Sadur, an independent candidate in Edmonton and Winchmore Hill, has led a new coalition of left-wing activists under the ‘Enfield Community Action Group’ banner, which has seen candidates standing in all three local seats. He told the Dispatch about the idea behind it and said: “A lot of people feel homeless because of the promises Keir Starmer has broken and not following what we think are true Labour values. So we wanted to be give people a voice, and the Gaza situation has been a big issue as well […] There hasn’t been a third party challenge in Enfield [previously] but this will be wake up call.”

The Green Party’s Edmonton and Winchmore Hill candidate has also spoken to the Dispatch and expressed his frustration at the lack of national coverage of climate change during the election. Luke Balnave said: “The only time it got raised was at the local hustings! When we got a chance we raised it [but] the focus on migration means issues like climate change are put down the pecking order, even though it is far more pressing.”

1am update

The Conservative candidate for Southgate and Wood Green, Eric Sukumaran, has reflected on the party’s performance in the election. He told the Dispatch: “We are braced for a bad night but if we have to go into opposition we have a track record as a party of renewal and rebuilding. When people are looking for a centre-right offering, we will be there […] I would caution the party not to jump to conclusions and not to have one faction blaming another faction.”

The Tory candidate for Enfield North, Chris Dey, has similar thoughts on the party’s future and said: “The polls haven’t recovered since Partygate but there is also an element of the electoral cycle and having 14 years of Conservative government; we’ve had Covid and Ukraine and people like to blame the government. I think we need to take our time to reflect on it and do some focus groups – we lurched to the right in the early 2000s and we were out of power for 13 years. We need to understand what went wrong.”

Chris Dey is also a councillor in Enfield. He added: “Locally the campaign has gone well, we weren’t expecting to gain seats in this election so we have kept it focused on local issues such as saving the Green Belt and ending the Ulez madness.”

Turnout confirmed

The turnout figures for each seat have been announced at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

In Enfield North, 55.4% of the eligible electorate cast their votes; in Edmonton and Winchmore Hill the turnout was 53.7%; and in Southgate and Wood Green the figure was 59.2%.

2am update

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Southgate and Wood Green believes it will be a strong night for her party. Lauren Fulbright told the Dispatch: “It is great for us, I think it could be the second highest [number of MPs] we have ever had so that is a brilliant result for us, which is down to targeting key seats around the country.”

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey has made headlines with a number of eye-catching stunts during the campaign, including paddleboarding and bungee jumping. Lauren says it has paid off: “I think it has shown the lighter side to the leadership. It is difficult to get attention when you are the third party.”

3am update

Feryal Clark, the Labour candidate in Enfield North, says the exit poll suggesting a very large Labour majority “is incredible”. She adds: “It is thanks to the hard work of Labour activists. We have worked tirelessly in Enfield and across London for every single vote. People up and down the country are responding to the plan put forward for change by the Labour Party. The country is broken, nothing works, and people are fed up with the Tories having nothing to offer to fix these problems.”

Bambos Charalambous, the Labour candidate in Southgate and Wood Green, has echoed these thoughts. He told the Dispatch: “It’s looking like a great night for Labour but there will be some variations in some seats. It’s an end to 14 years of Tory chaos and people are ready for change. We have made clear our priorities and we will try to implement them as best we can.”

Enfield North result

Aishat Anifowoshe (Workers Party) 668
Stephen Bird (Reform UK) 5146
Feryal Clark (Labour Party) 21368 ELECTED
Chris Dey (Conservative Party) 8632
Ertan Karpazli (independent) 1448
Guy Russo (Liberal Democrats) 2517
Isobel Whittaker (Green Party) 3713

Edmonton and Winchmore Hill result

Yemi Awoloa (Christian Peoples Alliance) 366
Luke Balnave (Green Party) 3681
Denise Headley (Workers Party) 668
Zoe Huggins (Conservative Party) 7888
Tim Martin (Liberal Democrats) 2721
Kate Osamor (Labour & Co-operative Party) 20520 ELECTED
Khalid Sadur (independent) 1700
Neville Watson (Reform UK) 3501

Southgate and Wood Green result

Bambos Charalambous (Labour Party) 23337 ELECTED
Lauren Fulbright (Liberal Democrats) 3925
Charith Gunawardena (Green Party) 5607
Geoff Moseley (Workers Party) 833
Lucy O’Sullivan (Reform UK) 3147
Eric Sukumaran (Conservative Party) 8037
Karl Vidal (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 785

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