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Caledonian Ward’s new Council team elected with record 68% of the vote

May 12, 2018
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Sara, Una and Paul pictured as the ballots were counted and the election declared.

On Thursday 3rd May, voters in Caledonian Ward overwhelmingly voted to elect Una, Paul and Sara as their Ward Councillors for the next 4 years.

Islington Council now has 47 Labour Councillors and 1 opposition member. This is exactly the same as before!

But the new Council has a fresh intake of new Councillors and, for the first time ever, Islington now has more women Councillors than men. The new Labour Group more closely reflects the age and background diversity of Islington.

Across the Borough, Labour candidates received over 102,000 votes which represented just over 60% of all votes cast. This was the most decisive result for Labour in Islington since 1974.cally ward share of the vote 2018

In Caledonian Ward, the Councillors were elected with the largest vote share ever recorded in this part of Islington: 68% of voters backed the Labour ticket with candidates of the other 3 parties receiving roughly 10% each.

Una and Paul had served as Councillors in the previous (2014-18) term of office and were re-elected alongside Sara who is one of a dozen new Labour members joining the Council. Sara said:

“I am so overwhelmed to be voted in as councillor in Caledonian ward, where I live and whose people adopted me 15 years ago. Especially to my All Saints family who have shaped me and taught me so much. Thank you to all of you who have supported me, loved me, put up with politics messing with other plans. I know some incredible people and I’m deeply grateful. Looking forward to serving on a Council with more than 50% female councillors and with my hard-working colleagues Paul Convery and Una O’Halloran.”

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