The Kensal Green by election result held few surprises. Labour won comfortably with 53% of the vote. That is slightly down from the 63% of the vote in 2014, but still a good result. The Liberal Democrats will probably be slightly pleased at second place with 24% of the vote, which is a lot better than their calamitous performance in the General Election. It does signal, however, that their chances of becoming a major force in the Borough are slight. Quite possibly they were helped by Brent Council's proposed steep rise in parking charges next year.
I think the Tories should feel disappointed at only 15% of the vote and third place. The small UKIP vote had no real impact, so they can't blame a split vote. It does not bode well for Cllr Joel Daviodson's attempt on the GLA seat next year.
However, the Greens probably had the worst performance with only 6% of the vote compared to 7.2% in 2014. The 2014 comparison actually flatters them since the only parties fielded multiple candidates. The poor Green performance is also in line with their failing in various other Council by elections around the country. If there ever was a Green surge it has ended and the tide is going out.