Labour’s Aicha Less was elected as the new Councillor for Church Street ward following a thumping by-election victory. Aicha won 2174 votes to the Conservative candidate’s 512 votes on a 44.95% turnout, meaning she won 70.3% of valid votes cast. Cllr Less has lived in the area since 1983 and is the first British-Moroccan to hold local office in Westminster.
Following her election Cllr Aicha Less said
“I’m delighted to have been elected as your member for the Church Street ward and, very grateful for residents having faith in me and coming out to vote on 5th May. I feel very overwhelmed with the support and response on the doorstep. It’s a great privilege to represent an area that is very close to my heart.
I’d like to thank everyone who came out to support my campaign and made it a success. As your councillor, I will do my best to make this area an exciting place to live and work. Many thanks again and look forward to working on your behalf.”
Labour Group Leader Cllr Adam Hug said
“I’m delighted that the residents of Church Street have kept their faith in Labour to fight for their concerns that are too often ignored by the Council. Aicha Less will be a passionate voice and relentless fighter for social justice and the needs of the people of Church Street.”