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Turnout statistics have been revealed with 41.4 per cent for the referendum and 40.6 per cent for the borough
CANDIDATES are waiting anxiously for the first results to be announced.
News Shopper has entered the count room and finds out how the different parties are feeling.
Turnout statistics have been revealed with 41.4 per cent for the referendum and 40.6 per cent for the borough.
Candidate for Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association Bryan Read said: “I’m always confident. Just waiting to see the results and what they will be. The public will tell us.”
Leader of the Council Jeremy Kite said: “At the end of the day I’m quite relaxed with elections. If the public want to make a decision we have to let them make it. We hope for the best but it’s too early to tell.”
He added: “I’m certainly excited. I’m not sure if I’m confident.”
Matt Bryant, deputy leader for the Labour party, told News Shopper: “I’m feeling tired and been working hard. We are realistic given what happened in the general election. We are expecting to stay where we are. Any seats gained we will see as a significant success.”
English Democrat leader Mike Tibby is watching the votes being counted.
He is a candidate for the Brent ward.
Mr Tibby told News Shopper: “I’m a little bit disappointed at the moment looking at the figures. We were hopeful to take a couple of seats in Dartford. Maybe it’s not going to happen this time.”