May 7 2010 By David Baker
TONY McNulty is staying philosophical about the destination of Harrow East and has slammed his main rival as arrogant after he claimed he was quietly confident of the win.
Earlier Conservative candidate Bob Blackman told the Observer he was quietly confident about securing the win, but Mcnulty hit back saying it was out of their hands and they should just wait and see.
The Labour candidate said: "I think it is arrogant to say that you're quietly confident. We are witnessing something magic here and I don't think we should be predicting anything.
"I'm not going to be speculating about anything. I think we've had a fantastic campaign, the best in my opinion since 1997, and that is down to the workers and volunteers who have worked so hard. It seems as though there is going to be a high voter turnout and that can oly be a postive thing for democracy, irrespective who wins."
Earlier this morning Bob Blackman did however agree with that sentiment.
He said: "The great thing is that there is a fantastic turnout. The higher the turnout the better because it is clearly more representative of how the people in Harrow feel. I am quietly confident, but we'll see what happens."
The verification process has finally been completed and the count in ernest is underway.
A declaration is now expected to be at around 5am at the earliest