September 18 2014 Latest news:
Harry Kemble, Reporter
Friday, May 23, 2014
The leader of the Redbridge Labour group has promised if his party gain power in the borough it will not be taken for granted.
Speaking before the first results were announced, on Friday (23) morning, Cllr Jas Athwal (Mayfield) said: “I know that not a single member of my team could have done any more.
“If we get in and have chance to serve the people that is how it will be - we will never take it for granted.”
The borough’s Labour group have led a sustained campaign in recent weeks, seeking out voters on all possible fronts.
“In our ward it was superb,” added Cllr Athwal. “We had very good adversaries and respectful. It was a very clean campaign.
“This campaign had energy over a sustained period of time. We wanted to look at what the people wanted rather than be sitting in Redbridge Town Hall and saying this is what is good for the residents. I think the people have spoken.”
However, Cllr Athwal stopped short of predicting how his party would fare.
“The most commonly used phrase I have heard is “whatever will be, will be”.”
The first results for the 2014 local elections in the borough are expected around 3am. Visit the local election section of the Ilford Recorder website for the latest results and updates.