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The Labour Party has kept its seat in the Queenstown ward by-election following the death of a councillor.

Labour’s candidate Aydin Dikerdem won a clear majority in the Battersea election on Thursday, November 10, receiving a total of 1,551 votes.

His nearest rival, Conservative candidate Rhodri Morgan, received 987 votes. The overall voter turn-out for the election was 23.75 per cent.

The by-election was triggered by the death of Councillor Sally-Ann Ephson on September 1. Cllr Ephson, who had been the Labour member for Queenstown since 2014, died following a long-term illness.

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Mr Dikerdem will now join two Conservative colleagues, Councillor Marie Hanson and Councillor Nicola Nardelli, to represent the ward in the north of the borough.

The full result was:

Aydin Dikerdem (Labour Party): 1, 551 votes

Rhodri Morgan (Conservative Party): 987 votes

Richard Davis (Liberal Democrats): 249 votes

Stella Baker (Green Party) 122 votes