Cypriot MP survives Labour election cull

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The UK general election results saw Cypriot Labour MP Bambos Charalambous keeping his seat at the House of Commons for North London’s Enfield-Southgate constituency, despite the Conservative rout.

Labour’s Bambos Charalambous, 52, was re-elected a member of parliament after defeating the Tory candidate David Burrowes by a 4,500 majority and 48.5% of the vote.

Labour took this seat from the Conservatives in 2015. Before that, the Tories held the seat since 1950.

In 2017 Charalambous won 51.7% of the vote with a majority of 4,355 so results this year are very similar to before.

The Haringey-born MP was a survivor when many more of his fellow Labour colleagues lost their seats in the party’s worst election showing since 1935.

Charalambous is a solicitor and worked for Hackney Council in their housing litigation team.

Meanwhile, another UK Cypriot, Conservative Jason Charalambous failed in his challenge for the Islington South & Finsbury constituency.