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General Election 2015: 'This is my journey' says Kate Osamor

WAITING: Kate Osamor

THE WOMAN who could soon be representing Edmonton in parliament said she is feeling "nervous, excited but confident" about securing victory for Labour.

Kate Osamor, who will be one of a few new black politicians to enter the House of Commons if successful, is standing in a safe seat formerly held by the outgoing Andy Love.

Osamor, is the daughter of community activist Martha Osamor - a former Haringey Council who was selected to stand as an MP in 1989 before being unceremoniously removed by then party leader Neil Kinnock.

Osmaor Jr said: "We are a supportive family and my mother and my son are here with me tonight."

But the GP practice manager and longstanding trade unionist was clear that the result of this election would be a new chapter in her political career rather than one closed in her mother's book.

She told The Voice: "Of course, as a mother she is very happy for me but she is also very mindful that this is my journey. Naturally, she has influenced me politically but this election is about me."

Osamor thanked Andy Love for his "incredible" support on the campaign trail.

"Andy Love has been incredible. Absolutely supportive. We have been campaigning together almost every day. He will always be a mentor to me and I feel more than happy to go to him for advice," Osamor added.

On the exit polls which are putting the Conservatives considerably ahead of Labour, Osamor said: "It's still early in the night yet."

The Edmonton result is expected shortly.

Turnout is 63 per cent.

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