Senior Labour councillor’s resignation prompts Hornsey by-election

Adam Jogee has left Haringey to fight for election to parliament in Staffordshire instead, reports Grace Howarth, Local Democracy Reporter

Adam Jogee (credit Haringey Labour)
Adam Jogee (credit Haringey Labour)

A by-election will be held in Hornsey next month after a senior Labour councillor decided to step down.

Adam Jogee, who until announcing his resignation served as Haringey Council’s cabinet member for communities, was selected to stand as Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Newcastle-under-Lyme and decided to stand down as a councillor as a result.

The by-election will take place on Thursday, 4th July, alongside the general election.

Cllr Jogee’s communities portfolio at the council has now been handed to Northumberland Park councillor Adja Ovat. 

The Labour member represented Hornsey for ten years, having been elected aged 22 in May 2014 before joining the cabinet in 2022. He was also the borough’s mayor for two terms from 2020/21 and 2022/23.

Council leader Peray Ahmet thanked Cllr Jogee for his work and said she looked forward to seeing him in parliament. She said: “Adam’s obviously been out there, like he always is, building up relationships, and bringing people together.”

Cllr Ahmet added he would be missed but said she was glad he would be “playing a part in returning a Labour government” on 4th July.

To vote in the by-election, Hornsey ward residents must be registered by 11.59pm on Tuesday, 18th June.

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