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Kensington recount: 'Frustrating' time for Labour's Emma Dent Coad as voters await result

The Kensington constituency vote faces another count, and will not resume until this evening

All of the other votes across the UK have been announced , leaving just one, in west London.

The result for the Kensington constituency has already been counted not once, but twice, and still a further recount is needed, according to the council.

Posting to Twitter on Friday morning (June 9), the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said a further recount would be carried out "as soon as possible."

The council has since released information to say the recount would "recommence in the Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall, 6pm today [June 9]."

The mood in the Labour camp is one of frustration.

Speaking to Getwestlondon, Labour candidate Emma Dent Coad said: "It is frustrating, particularly as I won the first round, I won the first count, which was challenged, and I won the second count, which was then challenged, and then we started a third count, and then they suspended it."

Tory candidate, Victoria Borwick, has held the Kensington seat since 2012, and the seat, which is historically a Tory stronghold, now risks being stolen by Labour.

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The Labour candidate explained it was not clear what had gone wrong at the count.

She said she was optimistic about the result, adding "I am hopeful that we get proper representation at last, all our communities in Kensington, not just certain communities, everybody should be properly represented."

Naturally, social media users had plenty to say about it all.

Getwestlondon has approached Ms Borwick for comment.

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