By-election set for Tottenham Hale after councillor quits

Ward councillor Yannis Gourtsoyannis stood down after less than a year serving at Haringey Civic Centre, reports Simon Allin, Local Democracy Reporter

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A by-election will be held in Tottenham after a Labour councillor stepped down less than a year after he was first elected.

Haringey Council has announced that a poll will take place in Tottenham Hale ward on Thursday, 9th March.

Council leader Peray Ahmet said her Labour colleague Yannis Gourtsoyannis, who was elected to represent the ward in May last year, had stepped down from the role “for personal reasons”.

She added: “I want to thank Yannis for all his hard work as councillor and his dedication to his ward work. On behalf of the entire Labour group, I want to wish Yannis the best for the future.”

Haringey now has 48 Labour councillors and seven Liberal Democract members, with one independent councillor and one vacant seat. Labour won large majorities in the Tottenham Hale ward during the elections that took place last year.

The list of election candidates for the by-election is due to be published by 4pm on Monday, 13th February.

Residents on the electoral register for the Tottenham Hale ward will be eligible to vote. The deadline to register is Tuesday, 21st February.

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