Labour win by-election in Streatham Common & Vale

Pictured (left to right): Cllr Danny Adilypour, Cllr Sarah Cole, Cllr Claire Holland


Labour’s Sarah Cole has been elected to represent the residents of Streatham Common & Vale in the recent by-election, with the Conservative candidate finishing second.


Cllr Sarah Cole joins Labour’s Cllr Danny Adilypour and Cllr Henna Shah in representing the residents of Streatham Common & Vale. The election, which took place on the same day as the elections for the London mayoral and assembly elections, saw an excellent campaign by the Lambeth Labour group supported by Streatham and Croydon North Constituency Labour Party.


Steve Reed MP, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Streatham and Croydon North welcomed the results and congratulated Sarah on the campaign: “I’m delighted for Sarah on her election victory following an excellent campaign. Sarah will be a tireless champion for the residents of Streatham Common & Vale.”




Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.


Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.