In the early hours of Friday 17 September, Labour’s Claire Tighe was declared the winner of the Hobbayne by-election in Ealing.
In Ealing Labour’s best ever result in Hobbayne ward, more than 53% of the vote went to Ealing Labour with the Tories and Lib Dems trailing behind.
Councillor Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Labour said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Claire as Ealing’s newest councillor, and that residents in north Hanwell have put their trust in Labour. I’m sure she will do a fantastic job as a voice for this community in the Town Hall.
“Our new council administration is committed to doing things differently and running an open, transparent and inclusive council.
“We will continue to listen to the concerns of local people in Ealing’s seven towns and focus on delivering the change they want to see in their neighbourhoods”
Newly elected Councillor for Hobbayne ward Claire Tighe said:
“Thank you to everyone in Hobbayne who has put their trust in me. I’m honoured to be elected as an Ealing Labour councillor and to work for our communities in North Hanwell.
“I love Ealing and I’m proud to call it my home. I promise to be your voice in the Town Hall and to always listen to and work with our local community.
“I’m excited to get stuck in with my fellow ward councillors – Louise Brett and Ray Wall – and the whole Ealing Labour team to make our corner of Ealing an even better place to live and work.”
Ealing North MP James Murray said:
“It is fantastic to welcome Claire to the Ealing Labour team. With Boris Johnson in Downing Street leading an unfair and incompetent Tory government, we need to do all we can to stand up for local people.
“I know Claire will be a strong voice for our community. As the MP for Ealing North, I look forward to working with her as we fight for a fairer future for the people we represent.”