Third Kensington election count taking place tonight | London

A third General Election count in Kensington will begin this evening, authorities have said.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said the recount would take place at 6pm.

Results for the London seat, which was won by the Conservatives in 2015, remained “very close” after the second count.

The provisional result of the election was known at approximately 2am. That result was very close and a recount was therefore requested.

The result on that recount also remained very close.

A request for a third count was therefore made. At this stage staff had been up all night and were becoming visibly tired.
In order to have confidence in its accuracy, the recount has been suspended to allow staff to rest and recuperate.
The count will recommence as soon as possible and details will be posted on our website and on social media.

– Tony Redpath, Returning officer

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