Our borough again late for the count
E8’s three councillors returned
All of Labour’s candidates have been returned to the three most powerful political posts in Hackney:
- Diane Abbott has won Hackney North and Stoke Newington
- Meg Hillier has won Hackney South and Shoreditch
- Jules Pipe has been elected Mayor of Hackney
Results of the election for local councillors were not published by the scrutineers until today Friday 7 May 2010. Hackney council is always one of the last to announce results.
Dalston ward re-elected Michelle Gregory, Sophie Linden and Angus Mulready-Jones, all Labour.
This year’s excuse for tardiness is that participation was high. Hackney council’s election website was late in being updated. Hackney is always one of the last to announce election results.
Contact Liberty, too. The civil-liberties group wants to hear from thwarted voters. A sizeable number of responses it will add to the pressure for the commission to pay compensation.
* The things you learn from Loving Dalston, the first site to report in a usable summary all the local election news, just as it was the first to sort out the mish-mash of misinformation over the East London Line.