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Local Elections 2022 LIVE: First results and reaction from London and UK

Full list of major electoral battlegrounds in London

Labor are looking to improve on their already record result in the last local elections in London.

In 2018, Labor obtained its best result in the capital for more than 45 years with 44% of the vote.

Eyes are on three tips in particular where Labor could make historic gains.

westminster

Westminster City Council has been held by the Tories since 1964 – but Labor is targeting the borough heavily and polls suggest they could take it.

The Marble Arch Mound fiasco has been a focal point for Labor after the Conservative council spent £6million on the failed project.

Wandsworth

The borough of Wandsworth in south London is another Tory stronghold, held for more than 40 years, and has been described as Margaret Thatcher’s favorite council.

Labor came just ahead in the popular vote last time out, but failed to take control. This time they have the potential to cross the line.

Barnett

The North London borough of Barnet could also go Labor’s way on Thursday. Barnet has been a curator for 20 years.

The borough is home to around a quarter of the UK’s Jewish population, and Labor failed to win it in 2018 under Jeremy Corbyn. Keir Starmer hopes to win it back as a sign of a “changed” party.

You can read more about the tips to watch out for here.