BBC reports Sarah Teather has won Brent Central

by Stephen Tall on May 7, 2010

Apparently by 2,000 votes – if so, that will be a super-human effort given general disappointment of Lib Dem vote in London seats. More news as we get it …

Yes it’s true: Lib Dem GAIN from Labour in Brent Central on a huge 11% swing. An absolutely fantastic effort from Sarah Teather, who selflessly put herself up for election in the harder of the two seats she could have contested. Much kudos.

Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat 20,026 44.2% (+13.1)
Labour 18,681 41.2% (-8.9)
Conservative 5,068 11.2% (-1.9)

But disappointment in Streatham, despite a 5.3% swing from Labour:
Labour 20,037 42.8% (-4.2)
Chris Nicholson Liberal Democrat 16,778 35.8% (+6.3)
Conservative 8,578 18.3% (+2.0)

And disappointment too in Oldham East & Saddleworth, where the Lib Dems missed out on removing Phil Woollas by just 103 votes despite a 5.1% swing from Labour:
Labour 14,186 31.9% (-10.7)
Elwyn Watkins Liberal Democrat 14,083 31.6% (-0.5)
Conservative 11,773 26.4% (+8.7)