How can the whitespace in the new Gmail sidebar be decreased?

by Tom   Last Updated October 11, 2018 10:03 AM - source

The desktop version of the new Gmail interface has lots of wasteful whitespace in the sidebar between the label name and the count:

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How could I decrease the whitespace before the count? I tried to tweak the width, and it made the sidebar narrower, but then the number disappeared. Could someone come up with a CSS setting which decreases the distance between the label name and the count?

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