Stephen has congratulated Newham's re-elected Mayor, Sir Robin Wales and all 60 elected councillors on an "important" result for the area.

Sir Robin Wales was re-elected for a fourth term as Mayor of Newham receiving 47,095 votes in a turnout of just over 40%. Labour also retained control of the Council winning all 60 seats across the 20 wards.

Speaking after the two results, Stephen said: "I would like to congratulate Sir Robin on an excellent result. The people of Newham have made it very clear that they appreciate his hard work and vision for this borough. I am delighted too that all sixty Labour Councillors were elected to represent their local communities. I would like make specific mention of Seyi Akiwowo who, at the age of 22, is our youngest representative. There is much work to do to improve our local area and to build on the legacy of the Olympics – I believe residents have made an important choice in trusting Labour to deliver for them."

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AuthorStephen Timms