General Election 2017: Islington results
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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.
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Islington North (turnout 73.3 per cent)
Jeremy Corbyn (Labour): 40,086
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- 2 Meet the owner of the Camden Passage shop window where nothing is for sale
- 3 Statue of Philip Noel-Baker replaced in Islington after 35 years
- 4 Elderly woman robbed of precious watch in daylight Finsbury Park incident
- 5 New pub opens in place of The Monarch in Chalk Farm Road
- 6 New Lidl to open in Finsbury Park's Arts Building next week
- 7 What do smoking and People Friendly Streets have in common?
- 8 'We can do better': Islington Society calls for rethink on Barnard Park plans
- 9 Two men jailed for life after double murder
- 10 Islington and Camden police chief to leave Met after 29 years
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