Live! Enfield Borough Council election 2014 - the count

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Well that is that! Labour has extended its majority with 41 seats to the 22 of the Conservatives in what was a difficult evening for the party. Follow the Enfield Independent website for the latest reaction and analysis on what has been a marathon evening. 

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Into the final straight. Final athletics pun.

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Just one to go now. We're almost there!

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Labour gains one in Chase ward as Conservatives hold the other two. A bad night for the Conservative party.

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With two wards still to declare, Labour are on 39 seats.

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Labour extend their majority at Enfield Council

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No one is entirely sure how many recounts have been made. We expect a result at some point this year.

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Those waking up expecting to look back on all the action has got it all wrong as we are still awaiting four more wards. Southgate Green and Chase wards have been through numerous wards

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Conservative leader Michael Lavender said the election was "contaminated" by the European elections. His comments was met with boos

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This comes after they retained Enfield Lock

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Enfield Borough Council retained by Labour

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Rumours that Labour have take a seat from the Conservatives in Bush Hill Park...more to come very soon

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Chase has gone to a third count

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AS IT STANDS - Labour lead 10-4 in wards to the Conservative party. Seven wards still to be announced. 

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Strong suggestions that Labour have won seats in Southgate Green, currently a Conservative ward, but for how much longer?

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Confidence in the Labour camp? Two minute warning for candidates.

Wards being announced in two minutes are:

Bowes, Edmonton Green, Enfield Highway, Grange, Haselbury, Jubilee, Lower Edmonton, Ponders End, Upper Edmonton and Turkey Street.

Enfield Independent:

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Does this photo sum up the feeling around the room?

Southgate Green is still being counted. 

Enfield Independent:

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Oh and another delay...excellent

3:57am

Still waiting for the declaration.

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Weary candidates trudge towards the declaration area...results are set to come in any moment

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Calls of recount at the Southgate Green table

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Overal turnout was 37.79 per cent in Enfield

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There is only one woman standing in Southgate ward, Labour candidate Ingrid Cranfield.

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Rumours now that Chase ward has gone in the Conservatives favour. They are more likely to hold.

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Southgate Green is now expected to be the closest run ward in Enfield tonight/this morning.

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Highest turnout was town ward at 43.88 per cent with the lowest at Enfield Highway of 33.97 per cent

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Vote turnout:

Ponders End 36.23 per cent, Jubilee 38.29 per cent, Palmers Green 38.24 per cent, Town 43.88 per cent, Haselbury 36.74 per cent, Lower Edmonton 35.71 per cent, Southgate Green 41.6 per cent, Grange 40.72, per cent, Bowes 38.21 per cent, Cockfosters 34.78 per cent, Edmonton Green 35.95, per cent, Bushhill Park 37.82 per cent, Upper Edmonton 35.59 per cent, Winchmore Hill 38.34 per cent, Southgate 36.83 per cent, Highlands 40.45 per cent, Enfield Highway 33.97 per cent, Chase 34.62 per cent, Turkey Street 38.58 per cent, Southbury 39.24 per cent, Enfield Lock 37.74 per cent

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Expecting declarations to start coming in very soon.

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Could Independent candidate Garry Kousoulou be a threat to Labour cabinet member Chris Bond? 

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Independent candidate Garry Kousoulou says that Labour made an official complaint against him for his roset earlier today.

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UKIP candidates looking chipper as they watch updates on the TV but the feeling is mixed as to whether they will gain seats in Enfield.

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Southgate Green is looking like a complete swing to Labour, according to rumours. 

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Douglas Coker, Green, believes more votes would be a good result but is not confident that there will be Green councillors in Enfield

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First results expected at 4am...

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Lots of activity round Chase ward and Southgate Green in the past 20 minutes.

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Edmonton MP Andy Love is confident that Labour will hold the wards it has but believes it would be a luxury to gain any other wards

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Former Enfield North MP Joan Ryan is hopeful that Labour could get one or two seats in the Conservative Chase ward.

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2 o'clock, if we're lucky, for the first ward result to come in. A few candidates on the inside track...

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Independent candidate Costas Georgiou in Palmers Green, has yellow, red and blue on his roset. When asked why, he said: "Because I am taking votes off all three of them." Referring to Lib dems, Labour and Conservatives.

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People have been taking to the polls all day between 7am and 10pm across Enfield.

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Council candidates are starting to arrive at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, in Edmonton.

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