Barnsbury by-election: Labour hold seat

New Islington Barnsbury ward Cllr Rowena Champion

New Islington Barnsbury ward Cllr Rowena Champion - Credit: Archant

Labour candidate Rowena Champion won yesterday’s Barnsbury by-election with 51 per cent of the vote.

The poll was called after James Murray resigned to join Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as City Hall’s housing boss.

Turnout was 2,316: 25 per cent of the electorate.

The results were as follows:

Rowena Champion (Labour) - 1,192

Bradley Hillier-Smith (Liberal Democrat) - 409

Edward Waldegrave (Conservative) - 367

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Ernestas Jegorovas (Green) - 302

Robert Capper (independent) - 40