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General Election 2017: Islington results

PUBLISHED: 04:40 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 09 June 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry at Sobell Leisure Centre during the election count. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry at Sobell Leisure Centre during the election count. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

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Jeremy Corbyn secured more votes than anyone in history to retain his Islington North seat today.

In what was the highest turnout (73.3 per cent) since 1951, the Labour leader won 40,086 votes – a majority of 33,215.

It was a huge improvement on his 21,194 majority in 2015, and reflects his party’s success nationally.

In a hugely pro-EU constituency (78 per cent voted to “remain” last year), Lib Dem Keith Angus will be disappointed to have finished third behind Tory James Clark after fighting on an anti-Brexit platform.

Meanwhile, in Islington South and Finsbury, Emily Thornberry won 30,188 votes with a majority of 20,263. Second-placed Conservative Jason Charalambous (9,925) was well ahead of Lib Dem Alain Desmier on 5,809.

Islington North (turnout 73.3 per cent)

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour): 40,086

James Clark (Conservative): 6,871

Keith Angus (Liberal Democrat): 4,946

Carloline Russell (Green): 2,229

Keith Fraser (Ukip): 413

Michael Foster (Independent): 208

Knigel Knapp (Monster Raving Loony): 106

Susanne Cameron-Blackie (Independent): 41

Bill Martyn (Socialist): 21

Andres Mendoza (Communist League): 7

Islington South and Finsbury (turnout 69 per cent)

Emily Thornberry (Labour): 30,188

Jason Charalambous (Conservative): 9,925

Alain Desmier (Liberal Democrat): 5,809

Benali Hamdache (Green): 1,198

Pete Muswell (Ukip): 929

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