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Junction, 2013

A by-election was held for the Junction ward of Islington London Borough Council on 21 March 2013 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Arthur Graves, who was originally elected for the Lib Dems.

Kaya Makarau-Schwartz gained the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
61.9%
Green
17.6%
Lib Dems
12.7%
Conservative
5.5%
BNP
1.4%
Socialist (SPGB)
0.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Kaya Makarau-Schwartz 1,343 61.9% +21.5%
Green Mick Holloway 381 17.6% +5.3%
Lib Dems Stefan Kasprzyk 276 12.7% -25.0%
Conservative Patricia Napier 120 5.5% -4.1%
BNP Gary Townsend 31 1.4% +1.4%
Socialist (SPGB) Bill Martin 18 0.8% +0.8%


2010 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Labour
40.4%
Lib Dems
37.7%
Green
12.3%
Conservative
9.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Janet Burgess 2,338 40.4%
Lib Dems Arthur Graves 2,182 37.7%
Lib Dems Ursula Woolley 2,125
Lib Dems Stefan Kasprzyk 2,071
Labour Olly Parker 1,899
Labour Kaya Makarauschwartz 1,878
Green Sue Bineham 713 12.3%
Green Becky Wright 597
Conservative Connor Coleman 556 9.6%
Conservative Richard Campbell 533
Green Ken Burgess 529
Conservative James Kerby 480


Blog
By-Election Preview on English Elections Blog


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum


News
"Ahead of by-election, Tory candidate for Junction ward speaks out on home repairs bills: ‘I don’t like bullies'"
Islington Tribune, 22 February
"Former landlord and ex-mayor among candidates in Islington by-elections"
Islington Gazette, 20 February
"Ex-mayor among candidates facing voters in Junction and St George's ward by-elections sparked by Town Hall resignations"
Islington Tribune, 15 February

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