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Haringey trade unionists congratulate Labour victory in Jeremy Corbyn’s old Council seat

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2016 by kmflett

Haringey Trades Union Council

Contact (Secretary) Keith Flett 07803 167266 keith.flett@btinternet.com

Media Release 29th July

Haringey trade unionists congratulate Labour victory in Jeremy Corbyn’s old Council seat

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Cllr Brabazon (right) with Cllr Ibrahim & Jeremy Corbyn MP campaigning on Wednesday

Haringey TUC, the North London wing, of the TUC has congratulated Zena Brabazon who held a Haringey Council seat in the Harringay Ward for Labour on Thursday with almost 50% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats were second.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a Councillor for Harringay Ward between 1974 and 1983 prior to becoming Islington North MP and was out campaigning and door knocking for Ms Brabazon on the eve of poll on Wednesday. Ms Brabazon is known herself to be sympathetic to Mr Corbyn.

The Ward had previously been held by the Liberal Democrats but was won by Labour in 2014 and Ms Brabazon has now consolidated that success

Haringey TUC Secretary Keith Flett said, it can of course be said that a Labour election victory in a Council seat in North London on a 25% turn-out doesn’t amount to much, but the media is full of similarly low key stories. The reality is that this is Jeremy Corbyn’s old Council seat and he actively campaigned for the Labour candidate. That doesn’t look like unelectability to us.

Harringay Ward (Haringey Council) By-Election 28th July

Liberal Democrat: 765

Labour: 1054

Conservative: 99

Green: 325

UKIP: 36

Turnout: 24.9%

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