Gulcin Ozdemir has been elected as Labour councillor for the St George’s ward following a by-election on 12 December.
The number of votes cast for the four candidates contesting the St George’s ward seat is as follows:
Natasha Cox – Green Party – 2,501
Marco Guilene – Women’s Equality Party – 268
Gulcin Ozdemir – Labour Party – 2,918
Helen Judith Redesdale – Liberal Democrats – 738
There were 68 rejected ballots.
6,493 of the 9,649 voters registered in St George’s ward took part - giving a voter turnout of 67.30 per cent. The poll was called following a vacancy arising from the resignation of ward councillor Kat Fletcher.
The council now comprises:
46 Labour councillors
1 Independent councillor
1 Green Party councillor