Labour’s new MP in Edmonton said it was “a privilege” to have her mum by her side as she won with a clear majority.

Kate Osamor’s mother, Martha, was set to become the Labour candidate for a by-election in 1989 but was ousted by Labour’s leader Neil Kinnock at the last moment.

Now, 26 years on, Ms Osamor proudly watched her daughter celebrate a 15,000 majority to become the MP for Edmonton.

Speaking of her triumph, Kate Osamor told the Enfield Independent: “It is absolutely wonderful, it affects us all and I was a young person when my mum was going through what she had to endure and that affects your own politics and how you see it. It was a prvililege to have my mum here too.”

The MP, who is replacing Andy Love, who held the seat for 18 years, conceded she was “shocked” to get more than 25,000 votes in the constituency in her first election.

She said: “It was a huge jump and I am really shocked and honoured as a new candidate. We were worried about what impact it might play me replacing Andy Love but they felt connected with me. There is a lot of apathy around politics but people voted for me which was fantastic.

Speaking about how she wanted to improve Edmonton, Ms Osamor said: “People are worried about housing and there is not enough housing in the past governments. We need to build homes and create apprenticeships for young people and make the place feel more positive.

“There is a perception of crime, we have to look at how many and why it is happening. We need dig deeper on crime because the end result is still devastating.”