Friday 5 July 2024

Brent General Election Results & Queens Park By-Election result. Shama Tatler loses in Chingford and Woodford Green


Dawn Butler (Brent East) and Barry Gardiner (Brent West) have been elected as Members of Parliament (MPs) after winning seats in yesterday's General Election.

The turnout for Brent East was 49.06% and the turnout for Brent West was 51.95%.”

Brent East

Dawn Butler, Labour Party, has been elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent East.

The results in order of votes for each candidate are:

  • Dawn Butler, Labour Party (19,370 votes ELECTED)
  • Jamila Robertson, Conservative Party (6,323 votes)
  • Nida Alfulaij, Green Party (3,729 votes)
  • Jonny Singh, Liberal Democrat (2,635 votes)
  • Zbigniew Kowalczyk, Reform UK (2,024 votes)
  • Aadil Shaikh, Independent (1,846 votes)
  • James Mutimer, Workers Party (1,052 votes)
  • Amin Moafi, Independent (654 votes)
  • Jenner Clarence Joseph Folwell, Independent (169 votes)

Brent West

Barry Gardiner, Labour Party, has been elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent West.

The results in order of votes for each candidate are:

  • Barry Strachan Gardiner, Labour Party (17,258 votes ELECTED)
  • Sushil Gangadhar Rapatwar, Conservative Party (13,465 votes)
  • Paul Lorber, Liberal Democrat (3,013 votes)
  • Baston Anthony De’Medici-Jaguar, Green Party (2,805 votes)
  • Nadia Klok, Workers Party (2,774 votes)
  • Ian Collier, Reform UK (2,061 votes)

Queen’s Park and Maida Vale constituency

Turnout: 38,618

Total votes cast: 51.11%

Surname First names Party Votes

Helen June

Liberal Democrats
Carter - Begbie

Angela Michelle

Reform UK

Abdulla Janmohamed



Labour Party
20,126 (ELECTED)


The Conservative Party

Vivien Aviva

Green Party


Workers Party


Leslie Anne Smith, Labour Party (3,038 votes ELECTED)

Virginia Leslie Bonham Carter, Liberal Democrat  (1,462 votes)

Ricardo William Davies, Green Party (1,329 votes)

Emily Julia Sheffield,  Conservative Party (1,138 votes)


Of interest as Cllr Shama Tatler was standing after the removal of the Labour candidate. In the event just 79 votes separated Tatler and the former candidate Faiza Shaheen who stood as an independent. Tory Ian Duncan Smith held the seat.




Anonymous said...

See that Shama Tatler lost so looks like we stuck with her again.

Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely chuffed to bits that once again Towerblock Tatler has lost in her bid to become an MP via the Chingford and Woodford Green constituency. Surprised & pleased that IDS held onto it if truth be told but I'm so pleased that Tatler lost. We have to thank Shaheen for splitting the Labour vote. Tatler will now come back to Brent Council with even more venom & anger no doubt about that & allow more tower blocks everywhere across the Borough but it's a price I'd happy to see if it stopped her from becoming an MP.

Anonymous said...

I don't trust Labour to run a bath let alone the Government, but when Bent goes bankrupt at least they can't blame the Tories.

Anonymous said...

Aside from Paul Lorber, I did not see anyone from any other party campaign in Brent. It's bad enough we have a Labour Council, 3 Labour MPs, and now a Labour Government. You got what you wished for so stop complaining and suck it up.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 11.27

Wrong! They will blame the Tories & cry the same story as Butt constantly does about ‘14 years of Tory austerity’ has crippled the Councils finances. What some people conveniently forget is that we had 14 years of Tory austerity because 13 years of Labour government before then completely bankrupted the country.

Remember the famous letter left for the incoming Tories saying ‘sorry there’s no money left’!

Anonymous said...

Annon 5 July 2024 at 09:43 "venom & anger", yes, that's Tatler all over isn't it, her hubris has no bounds.

Interestingly, Labour polled less votes in 2024 than under Corbyn in 2017 & 2019.

Trevor Ellis said...

Your skepticism regarding Labour's ability to "run a bath, let alone the Government" is comprehensible, particularly when reflecting on its performance during the 13-year tenure under Blair and Brown. Nevertheless, considering they were democratically elected despite subsequent revelations of their unfitness to govern, doesn't this challenge the integrity of our democratic system?
Indeed, on that basis, one can expect the country under Starmer's leadership four years from now to be on edge.

Jaine Lunn said...

The phrase "a promise is a comfort to a fool" suggests that making promises can provide a false sense of security or comfort to someone who is naive or easily deceived. It implies that a foolish person may be reassured or placated by promises, even if those promises are insincere or unlikely to be fulfilled.

In essence, the saying warns against blindly trusting promises without considering the credibility or intentions of the person making them. It suggests that relying too heavily on promises, especially from unreliable sources, can lead to disappointment or harm. It encourages individuals to be cautious and discerning when it comes to believing in promises, particularly if they are made by individuals who may not have the best intentions.

Anonymous said...

The note was tongue in cheek and is something held in tradition.

Anonymous said...

Wrong! Labour will blame Maggie Thatcher as they have been doing for decades!

Anonymous said...

Do you you think anyone foolishly believes the hype?

Anonymous said...

Tatler's statement after the result, yes, still playing the same tune of the unselfaware:

This is what she wrote:

Thank you to everyone who voted for change yesterday in Chingford and Woodford Green.

I have enjoyed speaking to so many thousands of people over the last few weeks here.

This election truly has shown the best of Britain- a vibrant, pluralist democracy, facing the future. 🧵

It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to the rise of extremist politics.

Because I know that, whilst frank exchanges of views are key to democracy, politicians should lead from the front in their decency & courage.

No level of vitriol, hate or bigotry must ever divide us.

Throughout all the abuse, the hate and the graffiti on my office, I have never lost sight of that.

I am proud of the dignity with which Labour’s campaign was conducted.

Activists from across CWG and London were a credit to our changed Labour Party throughout.

As socialists, we know that ‘by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone’.

No ego or personality is bigger than our movement.

And yesterday, it was the Labour movement which received a mandate to deliver change for this country.

I also want to congratulate @MPIainDS. Though political opponents, he has again taken on a familiar mantle of delivering for the people of Chingford and Woodford Green.

I wish him the very best in living up to their high standards. They deserve nothing less.

My congratulations also go to the hundreds of successful Labour MPs waking up this morning, with the happy burden of changing our country on their shoulders.

Keir Starmer changed our Party, so he might have the chance to change Britain. I have no doubt he will now do so.

I stood here because I wanted the opportunity to serve this country and community.

I have maintained that politics should always focus not on us as candidates, but on the voters.

It is a shame that that dedication to politics as a public service was not universally shared.

Regardless of what comes next for me, I will always fight to keep our changed Labour Party in the service of working people, focused on delivering our mandate for change.

I have never been as proud to be Labour as I was yesterday. So, to friends old & new; once again, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Tatler says "As socialists, we know that ‘by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone’." and "I have maintained that politics should always focus not on us as candidates, but on the voters." - if only she actually demonstrated these ideals here in Brent when dealing with us residents/voters/hard working council tax payers!

Anonymous said...

The worst thing about Tatler not being elected is that she’s still in Brent. The best thing is that hopefully she’ll have some sense of embarrassment and is knocked off her high horse somewhat. How can anyone survive defeat first in Watford and then Chingford both as a parachuted candidate? Integrity is severely lacking.

Pete Firmin said...

Interesting that in her comments after the result Shama Tatler chose to congratulate Iain Duncan Smith, known as a rather nasty Tory and attack the person who could have defeated him if Tatler hadn't been so willing to be parachuted in in her place. We could hope that Tatler might learn a little humility from the episode, but I'm not holding my breath. Labour alone is responsible for the survival of this Tory who had the slimmest of majorities. Unfortunately Tatler will be back to inflict more damage on Brent communities.

Anonymous said...

Though it means that heinous IDS stays on, I am not alone in delighting that shameless Tatler was defeated - lost.

In her statement, she talks of “integrity”, something she sorely lacks, as she was on the committee that deselected Faiza! So she got her just deserts - a modern case of schadenfreude.

Shama and the Labour Party thought they could walk over and annihilate Faiza, who had clearly worked hard for the party, and voters, a worrying sign of what is possibly to come. But they underestimated Faiza, including Labour voters. A pleasing modern day “Et tu Brute” moment to watch.

Whilst the Labour Party’s victory is impressive, the Party needs to look at itself if it is have longevity rule. The fact is the Party won not because people were clamouring for Labour; but rather they had gotten sick and tired of obscene Tory ruling along with the unforgivable disdain of the British people.

This general election has evidenced that the electoral landscape has changed; and that this business of lifelong voters for a political party no longer.

Stammer talks of change. True change will mean not taking voters for granted, treating them like fools because they are “safe” voters. It will also mean getting rid of individuals like Shama and the rest of the unfit Brent Councillors whose mission is serve Butt first, themselves, and not the communities who put them there in the first place.

Faiza was clearly respected and appreciated by her community for the hard work she did, and for the Labour Party too. Her victory over Tatler should be a lesson learned by the Labour Party and Brent Councillors that it is the communities that still hold the power…Harrow East and Chingford & Wood Green being a case in point.

Anonymous said...

Iain Duncan Smith is a well liked local MP in Chingford!

Anonymous said...

Sadly very true Pete, we await the maelstrom returning.

Philip Bromberg said...

A couple of observations. Firstly, that only around half of the people registered to vote - and bear in mind that there will be tens of thousands of people in Brent who didn't even register - actually voted on Thursday. In Brent East the turnout was less than 50%. That ought to worry us.
Secondly, I see that an exceptional amount of rain - over two inches - has fallen on my house in the last 24 hours, which may, or may not, be connected with the changing climate. But every month brings more and more evidence about the speed and extent of climate change, and yet it's a subject which was completely absent from the election campaign. It often seemed that even the Green Party preferred to talk about something else.

Martin Francis said...

Yes the turnout was poor. A little better for the Queens Park By-Election which has a wider franchise. There was a flood warning yesterday for our section of River Brent and including the Wembley Brook but that was removed earlier today.

Both Barry Gardiner and Dawn Butler refered to climate change in their victory speeches at the Election Count. Particular concern over the huge damage in the Caribbean.

Anonymous said...

The Queen’s Park by-election was “better” because people turned out to dole out their own personal bruising to the Tories….and not because of the by-election, the best kept secret during this general election, noted by the dormant activity by way of campaigning.

Anonymous said...

Tatler made another speech today:

Thank you to everyone who voted for change yesterday in Chingford and Woodford Green. Your support is the foundation upon which we will build a brighter, more inclusive future for all. This election has shown that the people are ready for transformative change, and we are committed to delivering it.

Our vision for the future is clear: we are dedicated to constructing tower blocks that stand as monumental symbols of socialism in Wembley. These structures will not merely be buildings but emblems of our commitment to equality, community, and social justice. Each tower will rise as a testament to our determination to provide for everyone, ensuring that no one is left behind.

These tower blocks will be more than just places to live; they will be vibrant communities where people from all walks of life can come together. We believe that housing is a fundamental human right, and our mission is to create spaces that foster a sense of belonging and mutual support. These towers will house families, individuals, and future generations, offering them security and opportunity.

Building these towers is a direct challenge to the status quo, a declaration that we will not stand idly by while inequality persists. Each floor, each apartment, will be a step towards dismantling the barriers that have kept so many from achieving their full potential. Our goal is to create a society where everyone has access to the resources they need to thrive, starting with a safe and affordable home.

The construction of these tower blocks is also a powerful statement about the strength of collective effort. We know that 'by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone'. These towers will be a visible, tangible proof of what we can accomplish when we unite for a common cause. They will embody the spirit of solidarity that is at the heart of our socialist principles.

Our commitment to building these tower blocks is unwavering. We understand that the path to progress is not always easy, and there will be challenges along the way. However, we are resolute in our belief that this is the right course of action. By creating these living spaces, we are laying the groundwork for a more just and equitable society, one where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

These tower blocks are more than just buildings; they are a vision for the future. They represent our dedication to building a society that works for everyone, a society that is fair, just, and inclusive. We will continue to fight for this vision, knowing that together, we can achieve great things. Thank you for your support, and let us move forward with confidence and determination.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Barry Gardiner who travelled to the North Pole (partly flying) to inspect climate scientists work and who also flew to India to give a speech! He could have done both online or via satellite rather than polluting the planet 😡

Anonymous said...

Shama’s cut-throat opportunism backfired.

If she had any self respect she wouldn’t have stood against Faiza in the first place. Anyone, regardless of their politics, can see that what happened to Faiza was wrong.

The right wing faction of Labour that Shama is part of is the most ruthless, unpleasant and authoritarian tendency in the Party.