Yesterday, Lewisham Labour candidates, as expected, were voted into the seats contested in the by-elections held in both Brockley and Evelyn wards. With a turn-out of less than 20% of the registered voters on the electoral roll, the Labour candidates took the seats with a comfortable but not overwhelming margin in both wards.
In Brockley ward, Sophie McGeevor won with 47.8% of the vote (1190 of the 2492 ballots issued)
While in Evelyn ward, which includes Lewisham’s river front in Deptford, a local activist, Joyce Jacca, had 53.1% (1028 of 1935 ballots issued).
The actual turnout in Brockley was 19.9% of the 12,518 registered voters in there. While it was only 16.5% of the 11,716 registered voters in Evelyn ward.
Councillor Alan Hall said: “I welcome Sophie McGeevor and Joyce Jacca as Labour’s new Councillors. Lewisham Labour Group has two talented women joining the team. I know that they are formidable campaigners and will be strong advocates in across Lewisham Deptford.”
For the full results of the two Lewisham Council by-elections click ward name below: