Joanne McCartney re-elected in Enfield and Haringey for London Assembly

Labour’s Joanne McCartney has won re-election to the London Assembly for the Enfield and Haringey constituency for the fifth time since her first win in 2004.

It was a landslide win for McCartney, winning 78,880 votes compared to Conservative Calum McGillivray who got just 32,778, ahead of the Greens’ Katie Knight in third with 26,956.

McCartney has also served as Statutory Deputy Mayor of London since Sadiq Khan’s election in 2016.

She pledged that if she won, she would prioritise affordable housing and free school meals, as children and young people are a huge priority.

She said: “I’m thrilled that Sadiq has said that if he wins again that he’ll continue that for another term.

“We’ve got over 20,000 children here in Enfield and Haringey who are currently getting free school meals who otherwise wouldn’t.”

Policing and safety are also big priorities for McCartney, who is funding youth services to tackle crime and working with secondary schools and voluntary organisations.

Regarding the budget for all this, McCartney said: “Like local authorities, the GLA budget has been cut as well, but I think it’s about the choices you make, and I’m really happy to have been supporting a Mayor who’s chosen to support our young people.”

In her speech, she thanked the returning officer and election staff at Alexandra Palace, as well as her election agent and labour campaigners who helped her campaign.

She also thanked the people of Enfield and Haringey for their trust and expressed her gratitude to stand alongside a mayor who has delivered, who she says has “delivered for our communities and stood up against Tory cuts”.

Labour’s Sadiq Khan also won the Enfield and Haringey constituency with 82,725 votes, while Susan Hall was in second place with 41,389 votes, almost half of Khan’s votes.

Rob Blackie, the Liberal Democrat candidate, received 7,947 votes, and Green’s Zoe Garbett received 11,799 votes.

This is Sadiq Khan’s third win in the constituency, which he also won in the 2016 and 2021 elections.

The count for Enfield and Haringey was held at Alexandra Palace in London, which saw 41.38% turnout, slightly down from 42.5% in 2021.

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