Islington Labour’s Rowena Champion elected as new councillor for Barnsbury.
Last Thursday, local resident Rowena Champion was elected to represent Barnsbury ward with over 51% of the vote.
Cllr Rowena Champion said: “Last Thursday I was very proud to be elected to represent Barnsbury which has been my home for twenty years. Replacing James Murray who has been such an outstanding ward councillor will not be easy, but I am determined to work with my fellow councillors, Jilani Chowdhury and Mouna Hamitouche, to address the issues that affect our community.
“I also appreciate the responsibility I have undertaken to the people of Islington and look forward to working with my colleagues on the council and with our communities to tackle the many and wide ranging challenges that face us over the next few years. This includes providing secure affordable homes and supporting our residents into secure well-paid jobs, while continuing to provide council services to those who need them.
“I want to say thank you to everyone that supported me in the election. I also want to say thank you to the elections staff and the police for running the election, and to my fellow candidates and their volunteers.”
Barnsbury By-Election Results – 14th July 2016
Rowena Champion – Labour Party – 1,192
Liberal Democrats – 409
Conservative Party – 367
Green Party – 302
Independent – 40
Turnout was 25.43