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Islington Labour Re-Elected

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Islington Labour has been re-elected to run Islington Council at the local elections held on Thursday 3rd May. 

As results were declared on Friday 4th May at the Sobell Leisure Centre, Islington Labour secured 47 of the 48 seats. 

Local residents overwhelmingly backed Islington Labour, with the party receiving 61% of the vote - a 5% increase from the 2014 result and the best result for Labour at a Council election in Islington since 1974. 

For the first time, the majority of Islington Labour's councillors will be female - 26 female and 21 male. 

Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, said: "We are delighted to have once again received the backing of local people for our plans to make Islington a fairer place for all.

"Today’s result sends a clear message to the Tory Government that local people reject their unfair policies – especially their massive cuts to local police. 

"For the first time, Islington Labour received over 100,000 votes in a Council election and secured our highest share of the vote since 1974. 

"That is a remarkable achievement, especially given that over the last 8 years we have had to cope with the largest peace-time cuts to the Council’s funding. 

"During this campaign, we have had conversations with over 35,000 local people, listening to the issues that matter to them. We have put forward a positive vision for a future where Islington is a fairer place for all and I am delighted so many local people have supported that vision.

"We will, of course, remain an open, transparent and listening Council – putting the views and concerns of local people at the heart of all that we do. 

"All of the Islington Labour councillors elected today are first and foremost local champions for their communities. They will ensure the voices and needs of local people are heard in the Town Hall."

Facts and Figures - 

  • Islington Labour received 61% of all votes cast, up by 5% compared with 2014.
  • This was the best result for Islington Labour at Council elections since 1974 when Labour won all seats.
  • There was a 4% swing to Islington Labour overall.
  • Islington Labour received 102,420 votes (+7,793 from 2014) – the first time over 100,000.

2018 Share Total Votes

Labour

Tory

Green

Lib Dem

Other

Barnsbury

55% (-3)

19% (n/c)

11% (-1)

15% (+5)

0% (+1)

Bunhill

57% (+5)

14% (-5)

14% (n/c)

12% (+2)

3% (-2)

Caledonian

68% (+7)

12% (-1)

11% (-6)

10% (+1)

0% (n/c)

Canonbury

60% (+11)

14% (n/c)

13% (-1)

13% (-10)

0% (n/c)

Clerkenwell

57% (+8)

14% (+1)

12% (-4)

16% (-6)

1% (+1)

Finsbury Park

76% (+8)

5% (+5)

12% (-10)

7% (-3)

0% (n/c)

Highbury East

37% (+1)

6% (-7)

42% (+18)

15% (-16)

0% (-2)

Highbury West

60% (+6)

9% (-6)

17% (-6)

11% (+3)

3% (+3)

Hillrise

65% (+8)

6% (+6)

12% (-7)

10% (-15)

7% (+7)

Holloway

67% (+6)

10% (+10)

11% (-13)

12% (-3)

0% (n/c)

Junction

69% (+9)

8% (-2)

14% (-7)

9% (n/c)

1% (+1)

Mildmay

67% (+7)

8% (-2)

15% (-3)

10% (+1)

0% (-4)

St George's

54% (-4)

5% (+5)

35% (+15)

6% (-14)

0% (n/c)

St Mary's

50% (-2)

12% (-6)

10% (-9)

28% (+16)

0% (n/c)

St Peter's

56% (-1)

17% (-2)

11% (-3)

16% (+6)

0% (n/c)

Tollington

73% (+8)

6% (+6)

13% (-12)

8% (-2)

0% (n/c)

Total

61% (+5)

10% (n/c)

16% (-3)

12% (-2)

1% (n/c)

 

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published this page in News 2018-05-04 16:46:24 +0100

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