Congratulations to Sadiq Khan and the other candidates for an election campaign in Tooting that engaged local residents and led to a strong turn-out.

Although I am disappointed to have lost, it was a close result and an honour to receive more than 22,000 votes in support of my community campaigns. Thanks to all the residents who have worked alongside me.

Lots of people have asked what’s next for me. Well, I will be returning to my business in Earlsfield, which I founded 10 years ago and have run ever since, as well as spending more time with my family.

But I will also be continuing my community work.

Conservative parliamentary candidate for Tooting