Labour’s Philip Glanville has been re-elected Mayor of Hackney – albeit with a decreased majority of the vote.
Glanville received 42,645 votes, a 65.9 per cent share of the total, compared to 22,595 votes and a 68.9 per cent share in 2016 – when he was first elected mayor on a much lower turnout.
Numbers were up yesterday as 36.9 per cent of the borough’s voters had their say – an increase from 18.6 per cent in 2016, but still below 2014’s turnout of 39.61 per cent.
In second place was Imtiaz Lunat for the Conservative Party, who received 7,183 votes, followed by Alastair Binnie-Lubbock for the Green Party with 6,774 votes.
Liberal Democrat Pauline Pearce was next with 4,846 votes, then Harini Iyengar for the Women’s Equality Party with 2,659 and Independent Vernon Williams with 577 votes.
Hackney bucked the London trend, with Labour’s vote share falling by three per cent compared to 2016’s mayoral election results.
The Liberal Democrat Party’s share of the votes increased by 5.5 per cent, while the Green Party’s declined by three per cent.
The Conservative Party’s vote share went up marginally.
The result was counted and announced at Britannia Leisure Centre, which Glanville has pledged to revamp in a controversial development.
Glanville, in a victory speech after the result was announced, said: “I would like to thank the residents of Hackney who have put their trust in me for a further four years.”
He also thanked his team, count staff, Labour candidates for council and the other candidates for mayor.