Barnet local elections

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Barnet London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 63 councillors have been elected from 21 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1964 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1964 - 1994
No overall control 1994 - 2002
Conservative 2002 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1994-1998[edit]

Colindale By-Election 14 March 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas A. McKendry 1,962 70.6
Conservative Alan R. Maund 425 15.3
Liberal Democrat Roger L. Axworthy 257 9.2
Green Norman D. Crisp 71 2.6
UKIP Bernard P. Wright 65 2.3
Majority 1,537 55.3
Turnout 2,780
Labour hold Swing
Colindale By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danish Chopra 1,339 71.0 +0.4
Conservative Alan R. Maund 386 20.5 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Roger L. Axworthy 160 8.5 -0.7
Majority 953 50.5 -4.8
Turnout 1,885 16.8
Labour hold Swing
Edgware By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony P. Spencer 1,189 48.4
Labour Alan M. Sloam 1,129 46.0
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey A. Jacobs 138 5.6
Majority 60 2.4
Turnout 2,456 21.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hendon By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew M. Sherling 970 36.2
Labour Colin S. Francome 885 33.1
Liberal Democrat Susan J. Palin 821 30.7
Majority 85 3.1
Turnout 2,676 22.7
Conservative hold Swing

1998-2002[edit]

Woodhouse By-Election 10 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul G. Rogers 1,481 49.4 -5.3
Conservative Roy Treeby 1,098 36.6 +9.8
Green Solomon O. Natelson 234 7.8 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Sean J. Hooker 184 6.1 -2.8
Majority 383 12.8
Turnout 2,997 24.6
Labour hold Swing
Garden Suburb By-Election 23 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vanessa R. Gearson 1,162 47.1 -8.7
Liberal Democrat Marjorie A. Harris 811 32.9 +5.3
Labour Alan Schneiderman 427 17.3 +6.1
Green Miranda J. Dunn 67 2.7 -2.7
Majority 351 14.2
Turnout 2,467 24.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hadley By-Election 23 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne W. Prentice 1,743 58.5 +12.8
Labour Anthonakis N. Vourou 738 24.7 -9.2
Liberal Democrat David A.G. Nowell 357 12.0 -1.3
Green Edelgard Vaswani 144 2.7 -2.7
Majority 1,005 33.8
Turnout 2,982 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Mill Hill By-Election 23 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sean J. Hooker 1,496 54.6 -2.1
Conservative John R. Hart 809 29.5 +4.6
Labour Zakia Zubairi 385 14.1 -0.9
Green Donald E. Lyven 49 1.7 -1.7
Majority 687 25.1
Turnout 2,739 24.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Finchley By-Election 15 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael W. Freer 1,409 54.0 +8.8
Labour Christopher P. Underwood 862 33.0 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Karen S. Hatchett 245 9.4 -2.1
Green Edelgard Vaswani 95 3.7 -4.8
Majority 547 19.0
Turnout 2,611 24.4
Conservative hold Swing

2002-2006[edit]

Burnt Oak By-Election 19 June 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Claire Farrier 1,774 76.0 +7.4
Conservative Sachin Rajput 329 14.1 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Diana C. Iwi 178 7.6 +1.7
Green Edelgard Vaswani 53 2.3 -5.7
Majority 1,445 61.9
Turnout 2,334 23.2 -1.1
Labour hold Swing
Hale By-Election 5 February 2004[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Mencer 1,329 43.7 +0.8
Conservative Lesley G. Evans 1,175 38.7 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Clive S.M. Cohen 423 13.9 +3.7
Green David G. Williams 113 3.7 -2.1
Majority 154 5.0
Turnout 3,040 26.6 -9.9
Labour hold Swing
Colindale By-Election 7 April 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zakia Zubairi 1,154 63.4 +2.0
Conservative Alan R. Maund 299 16.4 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey A. Jacobs 220 12.1 -1.6
Green David G. Williams 73 4.0 -3.3
UKIP Melvyn Smallman 45 2.5 +2.5
Independent Mirsad Becirovic 29 1.6 +1.6
Majority 855 47.0
Turnout 1,820 20.1 -0.6
Labour hold Swing
Garden Suburb By-Election 5 May 2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Harper 3,365 50.7 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Marjorie Harris 1,834 27.6 -2.5
Labour Kenneth Murrell 1,154 17.4 +5.1
Green Miranda Dunn 242 3.6 -3.4
UKIP Primrose Chamberlin 42 0.6 +0.6
Majority 1,531 23.1
Turnout 6,637 66.9 +28.1
Conservative hold Swing
High Barnet By-Election 15 December 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Duncan C. McDonald 1,409 44.4 +31.9
Conservative Bridget T. Perry 1,295 40.8 -7.5
Labour Timothy J.K. Roberts 354 11.2 -11.7
Green Audrey Poppy 89 2.8 -7.6
Independent Christopher V. Johnson 26 0.7 -5.2
Majority 114 3.6
Turnout 3,173 30.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Cllr Kanti Patel resigned in October 2005.[7] It was only the third time in the council's history that a seat had changed hands in a by-election.[8]

2006-2010[edit]

East Barnet By-Election 8 February 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joanna Tambourides 1,666 49.1
Labour Pauline Coakley Webb 1,025 30.2
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 552 16.2
Green Howard Javes 147 4.3
Majority 641 18.9
Turnout 3,390 30.5
Conservative hold Swing

Cllr Olwen Evans died on 25 December 2006 after a long battle with cancer. She had served East Barnet Ward as a councillor for 24 years (1978 - 1994 and 1998 - 2006).[10] Turnout was reasonable but lower than usual for this ward due to snowfall on the day of the election, which closed many schools and curtailed refuse collection.[11]

Hale By-Election 1 May 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Davey 2,798 50.1 +4.0
Labour Alex Brodkin 1,882 33.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Jacobs 487 8.7 -1.8
BNP Stephen Curry 213 3.8 +3.8
Green Andrew Newby 206 3.7 -3.4
Majority 916 16.4
Turnout 5,586
Conservative hold Swing
Edgware By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Darrel Yawitch 2,953 63.1 +13.7
Labour Alan Or-Bach 1,036 22.2 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Davies 688 14.7 -5.6
Majority 1,917 41.0
Turnout 4,677
Conservative hold Swing
Totteridge By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Cornelius 2,837 65.5 +20.0
Liberal Democrat Jonty Stern 792 18.3 +5.4
Labour Tim Roberts 699 16.2 +5.0
Majority 2,045 47.3
Turnout 4,328
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2014[edit]

East Finchley By-Election 12 April 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arjun Mittra 2117 67.8 +24.8
Conservative Anshul Gupta 543 17.4 -8.5
Liberal Democrat Jane Gibson 461 14.8 -7.8
Majority 1574 50.4
Turnout 3141 28
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Andrew McNeil on 22 February. At the previous election, the Green Party candidate had polled 8.5% of votes cast.

Brunswick Park By-Election 31 May 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andreas Ioannidis 1769 51.1
Conservative Shaheen Mahmood 1598 46.1
Liberal Democrat Yahaya Kiingi 97 2.8
Majority 171 5.0
Turnout 3464
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Lynne Hillan on 5 April.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". Barnet London Borough. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Barnet". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Barnet". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "London Borough Council Elections 4 May 2006". Greater London Authority. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Garden Suburb ward by-election result". Barnet London Borough. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "By-elections High Barnet 2005". Barnet London Borough. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Barnet Times 27 October 2005
  8. ^ Barnet Times 16 December 2005
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". London Borough of Barnet. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Barnet Times 5 January 2007
  11. ^ Barnet Times 9 February 2007
  12. ^ "Conservatives hold on to Hale". Times Series. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Conservatives in convincing ward by-election wins". Times Series. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "East Finchley ward by-election results". London Borough of Barnet. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "By-elections". London Borough of Barnet. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "Date of Brunswick Park Ward by-election announced". London Borough of Barnet. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

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