LONDON ELECTION 2012: Conservative Kit Malthouse retains seat in West Central constituency


Malthouse beat Labour candidate Todd Foreman.


By SWLondoner staff

Kit Malthouse, West Central’s Conservative Party Candidate and the current London Assembly Member since the 2008 election, has retained his seat.

Malthouse beat Labour candidate Todd Foreman while Liberal Democrat Layla Michelle Moran finished fourth behind the Green Party’s Susanna Jane Rustin.

Elizabeth Eirwen Jones, candidate for Fresh Choice for London (UKIP), finished fifth after votes were counted and verified.

Foreman put up a good fight with 44,630 votes but it wasn’t enough to overcome Malthouse’s 73,761.

Rustin secured 12,791 votes, ahead of Moran’s 10,035 and Jones’ 5,161.

Malthouse said: “We are very happy with the victory. We got a good share of the vote and we are up on last time.

“The government has had its problems but things seem to be going better for us than I expected frankly. But we will have to wait and see.”

Mirroring the London Assembly result, Boris Johnson won the majority of votes for London Mayor in West Central.

In 1998 Malthouse was elected to Westminster City Council representing Pimlico.  He is currently the Deputy London Mayor, Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and a member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee. 

He was elected to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council in May 2010, representing the Notting Barns Ward.  Since May 2011 he is part of the Audit Committee, Cabinet and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee and Council Committee.

Reporting Team: Selina Ditta, Helena Hickey, Jasmine Marsh, Freddy Mayhew and Liam Twomey

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