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By-election in Greenford

Sonika NirwalApparently Sonika Nirwal, who was until recently leader of the Ealing Labour group, has resigned her council seat too giving rise to a by-election in the Greenford Broadway ward. This will most likely take place along with the Mayoral election on May 1st.

This will be an interesting competition. At the London-wide local elections two years ago there was nothing in it, see results here, and indeed it is a split ward with one Tory councillor, Justin Anderson, and two Labour councillors Julian Bell and Sonika. The margin between Sonika and the next nearest Tory candidate was only 8 votes.

Neighbouring Greenford Green has three Tory councillors, including council leader Jason Stacey.

Which way do you think this will go?