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