Labour has held on to the only council seat contested in Islington on May 2 with more than 1,700 votes.

Voters headed to the polls on Thursday ( May 2) after Hillrise ward councillor David Poyser announced his resignation in March after a decade of service.

Only three candidates stood for the ward, with Cllr Oliver Steadman the clear winner with 2,824 votes.

Alex Nettle for the Green Party came second with 1,095 votes and Liberal Democrat Rebecca Elizabeth Taylor received 577.

Islington Gazette: Alex Nettle, Green Party, received 1,095 votesAlex Nettle, Green Party, received 1,095 votes (Image: Green Party)

There was a turnout of 47.3%

The three battled it out for the vacancy in the council chamber where Labour held 45 out of the 50 seats, the Greens hold three and independents two, bringing the total number of councillors back to 51,

Islington Gazette: Rebecca Elisabeth Taylor won 577 votes for the Liberal DemocratsRebecca Elisabeth Taylor won 577 votes for the Liberal Democrats (Image: Liberal Democrat)

Cllr Steadman will join Labour’s Michelline Safi-Ngongo and Marian Spall in representing Hillrise.

Cllr Steadman thanked his predecessor and said he will "work very hard to fill his shoes".

He added: "Thank you to the people of Hillrise. It's a huge honour to join your Labour team with Micheline and Marion and canvassing over the few months heard from you about climate emergency issues as private renters, cost of living crisis and I'm proud to be joining a progressive labour council represesnting you in the Town Hall."