Labour win Hackney Downs by-election with Tories finishing a distant third

Labour has won the Hackney Downs by-election triggered by a previous councillor resigning over rising house prices.

Sem Moema won for the Labour Party with 2,614 votes with the Green Party coming second taking almost a quarter of the vote.

Ms Moema received 60% of the vote share on a 58% turnout.

She said: “Thanks to everyone who volunteered. Looking forward to serving Hackney Downs residents!”

Alastair Binnie-Lubbock for the Green Party had 1,067 votes — far more than the Conservative candidate Nicola Benjamin who came in third with 350.

Former Hackney Downs ward councillor Rick Muir resigned in March after saying that rising house prices had forced him out of London.

Liberal Democrat candidate Mohammed Sadiq came last on 338 votes, just 12 votes behind the Conservatives.

Featured image courtesy of FutUndBeidl, with thanks

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