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General Election 2015: Tottenham and Hornsey & Wood Green

CONFIDENT: Catherine West

DESPITE EXIT polls predicting a bad night for Labour, their candidate in Hornsey and Wood Green is still feeling confident she can cause an upset.

Catherine West, who hopes to beat Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone, has arrived early to the counting centre at Alexandra Palace.

Also present is Ukip candidate Clive Morrison who is here with his agent Janus Polenceusz whose mother migrated from Poland to Britain in the early 90s.

Morrison said Polenceusz was annoyed that she had to battle to get benefits and a council house while Polish migrants today get them far more easily.

Morrison described himself as an "immigrant, not a migrant. There's a difference. Immigrants built this country, migrants are reaping the benefits."

In terms of the first result in Houghton & Sunderland South, where UKIP beat the Tories to second place, Morrison says it reflects "the mood of the nation" and that he's been speaking to "West Indian people today who are right behind him."

A Ugandan independent filmmaker called Joseph Otieno Adamson is making a short film about Morrison, who he describes as "a guy who gets rejected but keeps putting himself back out there."

Adamson doesn't support any political party saying they say the same things just in different words, but he loves the political freedom Britain has.


Haringey councillor Adam Jogee, the chair of Hornsey and Wood Green Labour, said Morrison was "letting down" people of colour.

He added: "He's letting down the people he is supposed to represent in terms of colour, outlook and background."

Jogee, however, could not hide his disappointment of the exit polls which predicts the Conservatives are on track for a small majority.

He fears the Labour party are facing total wipeout in Scotland due to the surge in support for Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP).

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