Tottenham by-election

Fred Knight, Labour Councillor for decades died in November after a long and honourable service to this borough. The by-election polled yesterday. The ward, Seven Sisters, was in traditional Labour heartlands in Tottenham – but we still doubled our vote with a swing of around 10% from Labour to us.

That’s a swing that would see us very comfortably into control of Haringey Council when the local elections come in 2010. Good too to see turnout up a little on the last elections – unusual for a by-election, and higher turnouts are good for a healthy democracy.

1,032 – 37% Joe Goldberg, Labour (-9%)
968 – 35% Isaac Revah, Conservative (+7%)
588 – 21% David Schmitz, Liberal Democrat (+8%)
166 – 6% Anne Gray, Green (-7%)
36 – 1% Lydia Rivlin, Independent

0 thoughts on “Tottenham by-election

  1. Lynne,Did you witness David Lammy’s massive diva strop at the count yesterday?

  2. Take control of Haringey, Lynne you must be livin in the coocko land, you cant even take control of a ward, after the hammering labour got over the baby P case you should have walked away with the victory.I guess the electorate dosent trust the libdems nonsensical politics.