Hackney Central by-election candidates announced

Hackney Town Hall in Mare Street

Hackney Town Hall in Mare Street - Credit: Archant

The candidates for the by-election in Hackney Central ward on July 21 have been announced, following Sophie Linden’s departure.

They are Sophie Conway for the Labour party, Russell French for the Liberal Democrats, Mustafa Korel as an independent candidate, Siobhan Mac Mahon for the Green party and Christopher Sills for the Conservative party.

Linden was approved as the deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in London after being nominated by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.