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Local elections 2014: Sir Robin Wales wins fourth term as Mayor of Newham

13:14 23 May 2014

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham speaks after it is announced that he has been re-elected as the Mayor of Newham again.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham speaks after it is announced that he has been re-elected as the Mayor of Newham again. Photo: David Mirzoeff

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Sir Robin Wales, the Labour candidate, has won a fourth term as Mayor of Newham.

Mayoral results in full

Lois Austin (TUSC) - 1,708

Alex Latim (CPA) - 1,625

Jane Lithgow (Green) - 3,055

Kamran Malik (CUP) - 2,796

David Mears (Ukip) - 4,960

Stefan Mrozinski (Conservative) - 13,976

David Thorpe (Lib Dem) - 1,757

Sir Robin Wales (Labour) - 47,095

Returning officer Ken Bromley-Derry declared the incumbent mayor received 47,095 votes - 61.18 per cent - at the Velodrome in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Conservative candidate, Stefan Mrozinski, was second with 13,976 votes, while David Mears of Ukip took third place with 4,960 votes.

There were 76,972 votes cast, a 40.62pc turnout across the borough.

Chants of “Labour” and “Robin” came from the floor as the result was declared at 12.30pm, with East Ham MP Stephen Timms present to support his fellow party member.

Labour candidate Aleen Alarice watches Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham speak after he is re-elected as Mayor of Newham.
Photo: David MirzoeffLabour candidate Aleen Alarice watches Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham speak after he is re-elected as Mayor of Newham. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Only five of the candidates took to the stage for the announcement, with Jane Lithgow of the Green Party, Kamran Malik of Communities United Party and the Liberal Democrat candidate David Thorpe not making an appearance.

In his acceptance speech, he thanked his supporters - but admitted it was going to be a “difficult future.”

Despite coming seventh, Lois Austin, the candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, remained optimistic about her party’s future.

She said: “It’s the first time standing in Newham and we got 1,700 votes.

“60 pc of the people didn’t vote and they are people that didn’t like any of the parties.

“We’re hoping they will vote for us in future.”

The results of the council elections will be announced this afternoon.

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