Shock win for the underdog in Enfield Southgate

By Clare Casey in Local People

GASPS and cheers of delight rang out for Bambos Charalambous when his victory in Enfield Southgate was announced.

He beat his Tory rival by a massive 4,355 votes - a shock win for the underdog.

It was third time lucky for Mr Charalambous who first clashed with David Burrowes in 2010 and again in 2015.

He has lived in Enfield all his life and said he and his "brilliant team" led a targeted campaign.

Elated, he stepped up to the microphone as people danced in front of the stage and simply said: "Wow!".

He said: "The Brexit vote was a big disappointment for the majority of us. Most people voted Remain in Enfield and are worried about the future.

"I will fight for housing, schools and will fight education cuts.

"But most of all I will fight for the many and not for the few.

"Enfield Southgate has spoken and you now have an MP who will listen to the people and who people can trust in."

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to resign as election results point to a hung Parliament.

Speaking following his re-election as the MP for Islington North, the Labour leader said people had voted "for hope for the future".

Mr Corbyn, who won his seat with more than 40,000 votes, said at the election count:

"The prime minister called this election because she wanted a mandate. Well the mandate she’s got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence."

Add Comment

Add Your Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment

By posting your comment you agree to our T & C