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ELECTION 2017

Posters featuring hammers and sickles which looked as though they had been drawn by youngsters were displayed in the doors of a primary school used as a polling station.

Hackney’s disappointed Lib Dem parliamentary candidates believe they fell victim to tactical voting as people were urged to “vote Labour to keep the Tories out”.

A fundraising page to buy a “care package” for Hackney MP Diane Abbott has bagged nearly £5,000 – most of which will now be given to charity.

Mete Coban has been working to engage young people in politics for years and is delighted with Thursday’s record turnout – but insists he “knew it was coming”.

Meg Hillier has held Hackney South and Shoreditch with a sensational 43,974 votes – 79 per cent of the votes cast and up from 30,633 in 2015.

Diane Abbott has held Hackney North and Stoke Newington with a sensational 42,265 votes – more than 35,000 clear of her nearest challenger.

Hackney MPs Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier have retained their seats with a landslide – upping their majorities from 2015 by more than 10,000 votes.

After seven weeks of campaigning, the election results for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Hackney South and Shoreditch will be announced in the early hours.

Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

Ramzy Alwakeel, editor of the Gazette.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends.

The Gazette has teamed up with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) to find out which political parties are targeting Facebook users in the borough with political adverts, known as “dark ads”.

As I’m writing this, campaigning for the General Election has been suspended in the wake of Monday night’s atrocity in Manchester.

Candidates for Hackney South and Shoreditch pitted their wits against each other at a General Election hustings last night.

Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates will take questions from constituents tonight at a General Election hustings.

The final list of nominations for next months’ general election has been published by Hackney Council.

Live in the Hackney South and Shoreditch constituency and don’t know who to vote for in next month’s general election? The De Beauvoir Association is here to help!

Amy Gray will be standing as a Tory candidate in Hackney North and Stoke Newington again, and has vowed to work with Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver “a Brexit which works for Hackney” if she is elected.

The Green Party has announced its General Election candidates for Hackney – who are vowing to stand up to the political establishment.

Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit could cost the Labour party seats in Hackney, according to the Liberal Democrats.

Meg Hillier has urged Jeremy Corbyn to clear up his stance on Brexit to avoid a backlash from voters.

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