Labour candidate Dawn Butler wins Brent Central seat

Labour candidate Dawn Butler

Labour candidate Dawn Butler - Credit: Archant

Labour has gained the Brent Central seat from the Lib Dems.

Dawn Butler is once again a MP after she successfully beat her rivals for the sought after constituency.

The 44-year-old was the MP for Brent South from 2005 to 2010 until boundary changes resulted in her losing the battle for the Brent Central seat against Sarah Teather

Overwhelmed following a landslide victory with 29, 216 votes, beating her last result of 18,681, Ms Butler said: “I’m going to write a thank you letter to everybody, whether they voted for me or not.”

Earlier in the evening she admitted she was nervous, but was full of thanks, particularly for her “army of volunteers” and her family, “who have been there for me every step of the way.”

She beat Alan Mendoza who trailed behind with 9,567 votes in contrast to the gains his Conservative party made nationally.

Late Liberal Democrat entrant Lauren Keith came third with 3,937 votes. She said: “I wish Dawn all the best, she’s worked hard for it, so good luck.”