I live in Chingford and even though he isn’t gone, it was amazing to see IDS’s majority cut so much. @dingaling you’re right - Tory shithouses abound round here. That being said, there’s a pretty dramatic demographic shift happening.
Highams Park is changing really quickly with loads of former Walthamstow/Hackney people with young kids moving in for the additional space. Chingford Hatch is starting to go a similar way, albeit a lot more slowly.
I think in the recent council elections the only change in the whole of Waltham Forest was the Tories losing a couple of seats in Highams Park.
Faiza Shaheen seems like a proper good one - been pretty impressed with everything I’ve seen of her so far. And she’s from the area so hopefully that’ll give her a boost. It’s basically all dependent on enough people moving into Highams Park/Chingford Hatch etc and crowding out the old, racist, Thatcherite fucks who live in North Chingford and Woodford Green. Fingers crossed…