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Labour wins both seats in Hackney Council by-elections

PUBLISHED: 14:20 06 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:20 06 May 2016

Patrick Moule and Sem Moema will contest the vacant seats in Hackney Downs and Stoke Newington for Labour

Patrick Moule and Sem Moema will contest the vacant seats in Hackney Downs and Stoke Newington for Labour

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Hackney has two new Labour councillors after the party won the Hackney Downs and Stoke Newington ward by-elections.

Cllr Patrick Moule received 3,242 of the 5,262 votes in a 63 per cent turnout at Stoke Newington, while Cllr Sem Moema won 2,614 of a possible 4,506 in a 58pc turnout at Hackney Downs.

They replace outgoing Labour councillors Rick Muir and Louisa Johnson.

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