Barnsbury by-election: Labour hold seat

PUBLISHED: 08:38 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 08:38 15 July 2016

New Islington Barnsbury ward Cllr Rowena Champion

New Islington Barnsbury ward Cllr Rowena Champion


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

Ernestas Jegorovas (Green) - 302

Robert Capper (independent) - 40

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