By-election in Stoke Newington Central ward

A BY-ELECTION is set to take place in Hackney, following the resignation of a ward councillor.

Residents in Stoke Newington Central Ward will go to the polls on January 29 to fill the vacancy left by Jamie Carswell, who resigned from the Council in December.

Only Stoke Newington Central residents on the electoral register are eligible to vote in this by-election, and they will be receiving a polling card by the middle of January.

Nominations closed on 2 January, and the candidates are as follows:

Matthew George Hanley - Green Party

Patricia Jane Napier – Conservative Party

Karelia Scott – Liberal Democrats

Nusret Sen – Direct Democracy (Communist) Party

Louisa Maynard Thomson – Labour Party

Residents can vote in person at a polling station between 7am and 10pm on 29 January; by post; and by proxy.

For more information, contact electoral services on: 020 8356 3233/3234, or e-mail: