Labour has won an election to choose a new mayor after the former incumbent resigned over his association with a paedophile councillor.

Hackney’s Cllr Caroline Woodley received more than double the votes of her nearest challenger, Green Party candidate Zoe Garbett.

The election was called after former Mayor Philip Glanville was pictured with councillor Tom Dewey at a Eurovision party in May.

The photograph was taken hours after Mr Glanville learned Dewey had been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

Glanville resigned his position in September, citing an “error of judgment” in his handling of the situation.

Cllr Woodley is Hackney’s cabinet member for families, parks and leisure, and was first elected in 2018.

She promised to spotlight issues such as social housing, active travel, racism and economic injustice if elected.

The election was held yesterday (November 9), with the results announced earlier this afternoon.

Turnout among eligible voters stood at just over 20%.

The full results are as follows:

Simon De Deney (Lib Dems) - 1,879

Zoe Garbett (Greens) - 9,075

Peter Smorthit (Independent) - 1,382

Simche Steinberger (Conservative) - 5,039

Annoesjka Valent (Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition) - 1,265

Caroline Woodley (Labour) - 18,474