London,
29
January
2009
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Stoke Newington Central ward by-election results

A NEW Councillor has been voted in, following a by-election in
Stoke Newington Central ward.

Labour candidate Louisa Maynard Thomson received 1,162 votes at the
ballot box to fill a vacant seat after residents in the ward went to the
polls on 29 January.

Fellow candidates received the following totals of votes:

Matthew George Hanley (Green Party) – 783
Karelia Scott (Liberal Democrats) – 297
Patricia Jane Napier (Conservative Party) – 169
Nusret Sen (Direct Democracy (Communist) Party) - 20

Turnout was 30.83% per cent, and the total number of ballots cast was 2,440.

The by-election was called due to the resignation of former councillor Jamie Carswell, who resigned from the Council in December last year.