As well as the headline news here, it's worth noting the Lib Dems' catastrophic result (2.2% of the vote). The seat became vacant as a result of Lutfur Rahman, former Labour councillor and once leader of Tower Hamlets Council, being elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets (on an independent ticket).
'An election was held for a vacant council seat in the Tower Hamlets Borough ward of Spitalfields and Banglatown on Thursday, 16 December 2010.
The result of the election was as follows:
•Abdul Alim, Labour Party - 553 votes
•Jewel Chowdhury, Independent - 28 votes
•Magaret Ann Crosbie, The Green Party - 52 votes
•Fozol Miah, Respect - 666 votes (elected)
•Ferdy North, Liberal Democrats - 33 votes
•Matthew James Smith, Conservative Party - 135 votes
Number of ballot papers spoilt: 19
Electorate for Spitalfields and Bangaltown Ward: 8,827
Votes polled: 1,486
Turnout: 16.83 per cent'
Via Tower Hamlets Council