Winning candidates Katrina Al-Hassan, Rachael Hunt and Ron Hardie
LABOUR gained two of the three council seats for Emersons Green, with Conservative former cabinet member Rachael Hunt the only sitting councillor to be re-elected.
Labour’s Katrina Al-Hassan topped the poll, gaining 1,614 votes.
In an unusually close result, just 50 votes separated second and fifth place.
Rachael Hunt was second, with 1,532 votes, 24 ahead of Labour’s Ron Hardie, the third candidate to be elected.
Former town councillor Sadik Al-Hassan missed joining his wife Katrina on the Labour group by just 10 votes.
Conservative Colin Hunt, who had been a district councillor since 1987, was another 16 votes further behind in fifth place, with 1,482.
The other Tory candidate, Alka Mehta-Graham, ended up in sixth on 1,183 votes.
Afterwards Katrina said: “Election night was such an amazing experience as the residents of Emersons Green put their trust in me and Ron to fix the long-standing problems in our area.
“It is such an honour to be able to make an impact where I live, and I have already started to work for change for our residents.”
Katrina Al-Hassan (Lab): 1,614
Rachael Hunt (Con): 1,532
Ron Hardie (Lab): 1,508
Sadik Al-Hassan (Lab): 1,498
Colin Hunt (Con): 1,482
Alka Mehta-Graham (Con): 1,183
Sian Harris (Green): 876
Gabriela Miron (LD): 424
Susan Walker (LD): 324
Laurence Walker (LD): 306