Voters take to poll in Spitalfields and Banglatown by-election

Polling day for a new councillor for Spitalfields and Banglatown has arrived and residents will be able to choose from six candidates today.

East Enders in the ward will elect a new councillor to replace Lutfur Rahman, whose post had to be filled after he won the borough’s mayoral election on October 21.

The candidate who receives the most votes will represent the ward until the next local elections in 2014. Voting will take place in six polling stations between 7am and 10pm.

Abdul Alim is standing for Labour, Jewel Choudhury is an Independent, the Greens have Maggie Crosbie, Fozol Miah is representing Respect, Fernando North is standing for the Liberal Democrats and Matthew Smith for the Conservatives.