Labour lost Kenton East

As expected temple orientated Tory candidate Nitesh Hirani won Kenton East by-election.
He received 1,585 votes ahead of 1,328 votes for Labour’s Nishit Patel, 65 votes for Liberal Democrat Annabel Croft and 54 votes for UKIP’s Herbert Crossman.
The number of votes, 3051 i.e. 37% turnout, indicate good level of interest in this by-election which helped personalised votes.
The Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) taking over campaign for Kenton East by-election, committing tremendous resources where Lizzie Lumley, Campaign Director for London, and Bob Blackman MP for Harrow East energetically worked for the party political gains – worked.
MP Bob Blackman’s reported divisive card that he speaks on behalf of his “Gujarati”/ “Hindu” constituents in international disputes as well as his individualised letters to certain residents – also worked.
It does not look that Tory interest is in the local residents or issues but obviously to use this  favourable outcome of the by-election as a national barometer to rubbish Labour leadership and use it to point score at the United Kingdom local elections next month, and general election in June.