Despite significant changes to the geography of the Enfield parliamentary seats, the result remained the same, with a clean sweep for Labour. All three seats saw Labour majorities increase as the Conservative vote collapsed.

Feryal Clark saw a former marginal seat become a safe Labour one despite the multiple anti-council and anti-development campaigns in her seat aimed squarely at the Labour controlled council.

Kate Osamor, despite periods of public and political challenge, still holds one of the safest seats in London. Osamor is unlikely to feature much in the new Labour Government leadership team and it will be interesting to see where her focus falls. Her seat contains the Council’s long-running Meridian Water project, which they will hope to successfully drive forward under a Labour government.

Enfield Council’s controversial plan to release significant quantities of greenbelt land for housing at Trent Park and Crews Hill, alongside plans for Tottenham Hotspur to redevelopment a municipal golf course for a new training facility, have been met with some hostility locally.

This has seemingly not touched the Labour MPs for the area but will likely be felt by councillors at the 2026 local government elections.

This is a Borough where Labour saw significant losses in 2022, on a night where the rest of the Capital saw significant Labour gains.

Council Leader Nesil Caliskan has been elected in Barking and will depart her role as Leader. Her tenure as Leader has left no obvious successor to step into the seat. While a number of councillors have been mooted, there are few with her personal profile in the running.

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