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Lorna Jane Russell elected in Highgate

Lorna Jane Russell successfully defended the Green seat in Highgate in the by-election on 30 November by winning 59% of the vote. This was a significant improvement on the 51% won by the previous Green councillor, Sian Berry, in the 2022 local elections.

The by-election results were as follows:

CandidatePartyNumber of votes
Lorna Jane RussellGreen Party1513
Patricia LemanLabour Party740
Wakjira Fekadu FeyesaLocal Conservatives240
Farrell MonkLiberal Democrats84
Turnout: 33%

With 46 of the 55 Camden seats held by Labour already, Lorna said : “Residents saw the value in having opposition councillors to scrutinise the council and hold the administration accountable.”

Lorna added that locally residents were furious about issues like the “poor quality of council housing, rat-running on local roads, and the fact that Camden does not listen to the Highgate community”.

Huge thanks to all the amazing Islington volunteers and helpers who came out to leaflet, door knock, help out on polling day or donate – you really made a difference!