The Labour Party has retained a council seat in Enfield following a by-election last week.

The election in Bullsmoor ward, triggered by the resignation of Cllr Esin Gunes, was won by Destiny Karakus with 1,056 votes last Thursday (April 20).

Cllr Gunes announced on March 9 that she would be stepping down “for personal reasons”.

Destiny Karakus will now join Cllr Kate Anolue in representing Bullsmoor.

The newly elected councillor took to Twitter to celebrate the result. She said: “Officially the youngest Labour Councillor of the Enfield Council.

“Thank you to all comrades who helped and residents who voted.”

Turnout at the election was 25.84%, with Labour beating candidates from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, and Trade Unionist and Socialist party.

The full results are as follows:

  • Destiny Karakus – Labour Party – 1,056
  • Christine Ann Bellas – Conservative and Unionist Party – 686
  • Isobel Whittaker – Green Party – 81
  • Tim Martin – Liberal Democrat – 50
  • John Dolan – Trade Unionist and Socialist – 20