Caroline Woodley, Anthony McMahon and Sam Pallis

Newly elected: Cllrs Sam Pallis, Caroline Woodley and Anthony McMahon. Photograph: Hackney Labour party / Twitter

The Liberal Democrats have lost their seats in Hackney Council after Labour defeated all three of their councillors in Cazenove ward.

Anthony McMahon, Caroline Woodley and Sam Pallis won the seats for Labour, unseating incumbent Lib Dem Ian Sharer and beating two Liberal Democrat candidates, Isaac Kornbluh and Javed Isrolia.

The latter were running in the place of Liberal Democrat councillors Dawood Akhoon and Abraham Jacobson, who did not stand for re-election.

Pallis received 2,148 votes, McMahon 2,078 and Woodley 1,973.

Speaking to the Hackney Citizen, McMahon said: “We’re so overwhelmed and overjoyed at being given an opportunity to represent on of the most exciting and diverse wards.

“We’ve had thousands of fantastic conversations with residents, and we can’t wait to take those conversations forward.”

A Labour Party spokesperson said: “It’s a significant change in vote in this ward towards Labour ideals and our manifesto, and people are now going to see what it really means to be represented by real local councillors.”


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