Harrow East’s newly elected MP has spoken about his win.
Bob Blackman, victorious on his fourth attempt to gain a parliamentary seat, hailed it as a rejection of Labour locally and nationally.
Conservative Blackman, who resigned from Brent council to stand in Harrow, said he hoped this would be the dawn of ‘an even better age and a better time’.
He said: “I look forward to serving the people of Harrow East.”
Paying tribute to ‘concientious former MP Tony McNulty , who he ousted with a majority of 3,403, he said “I do know what it is like to lose an election.
“He must be feeling pretty rough now.
“I would like to be as diligent as he was if not more so.”
McNulty commented that Harrow East had not heard the last of Labour.
“Anyone who thinks this is a good result for the Conservatives locally or nationally needs their head examined.”