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Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP

26 years after she was first elected, Labour's Kate Hoey has been returned as MP for Vauxhall with an increased majority.

Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP
Kate Hoey
Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP
Lambeth Council chief executive Sean Harriss announces the result of the Princes ward by-election

The Vauxhall constituency includes Waterloo and the South Bank and runs south to Brixton.

The winner was never in doubt in this safe Labour seat so the real interest was in who finished second, third and fourth.

Until now the Liberal Democrats have been the main challengers but this year they were pushed into fourth place behind the Conservatives and the Green Party.

Kate Hoey now enjoys a majority of 12,708 compared to 10,651 in 2010.

She told the Brixton Blog: "I'm so proud of what we've achieved in Vauxhall over many years.

"I want to continue that work. I'm looking forward to the next five years to serving the people of my constituency."

Vauxhall result in full

• James Bellis (Conservative) 13,070
• Mark Chapman (Pirate Party) 201
• Waleed Ghani (The Whig Party) 103
• Simon Hardy (Left Unity) 188
• Gulnar Hasnain (Green Party) 3,658
Kate Hoey (Labour) 25,778
• Adrian Hyyryläinen-Trett (Lib Dems) 3,312
• Louis Amadeus Dain Jensen (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol) 164
• Danny Lambert (Socialist Party of Great Britain) 82
• Ace Nnorom (UKIP) 1,385

Residents in Prince's ward – which covers much of Kennington and a small strip of SE1 along Albert Embankment – also voted in a by-election on Thursday to choose a successor to Labour's Cllr Chris Marsh who resigned due to ill health.

Labour candidate Vaila McClure held the seat. She said: "I feel very privileged, very humble, that people turned out to vote for me. I am really thrilled to be elected today."

Two candidates in the Vauxhall parliamentary election – Lib Dem Adrian Hyyryläinen-Trett and Socialist Danny Lambert – also stood in the Prince's ward council contest.

Former Lambeth Labour councillor Kingsley Abrams – who ran for TUSC in Prince's ward – was also a candidate in the Bermondsey & Old Southwark parliamentary election.

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