On 10 December, the Green Party celebrated a good result in the Queen's Park by-election, after beating the Lib Dems and coming close to beating the Conservatives, too. The by-election was triggered after Mushtaq Qureshi died last month. Labour held the seat.
Susanna Rustin, the Green candidate said; "I am delighted the Green message went down so well in Queen's Park, and proud to have come in just 59 votes behind the Tories. This is a brilliant neighbourhood and my campaign proved people here believe Westminster council should be doing much more to safeguard all our futures from environmental dangers. Rather than spending money on posters promoting its low council tax, the council should be investing in our community."
LABOUR (Patricia McAllister), 814 - Elected
CONSERVATIVE (Abdul Ahad), 211
GREEN (Susanna Rustin) 152 (11.7%)
LIB DEM (Mark Blackburn) 123
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