2018 Barnet London Borough Council election

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2018 Barnet London Borough Council election
← 2014 3 May 2018

All 63 seats to Barnet London Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Daniel Thomas Barry Rawlings
Party Conservative Labour
Leader's seat Finchley Church End Coppetts
Last election 32 seats, 38.6% 30 seats, 36.4%
Seats won 38 25
Seat change Increase6 Decrease5
Popular vote 50,340 44,159
Percentage 44.5% 39.0%
Swing Increase5.9% Increase2.7%

Barnet UK local election 2018 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2018 Barnet London Borough council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2018 Barnet Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Barnet Borough Council in England. It took place on the same day as other local elections in 2018. In the last election, the Conservatives won control of the council with 32 seats, compared to 30 for Labour and 1 for the Liberal Democrats. On 15 March 2018, following the resignation of a Conservative councillor, the council was in a state of no overall control. The election on 3 May 2018 saw the Conservatives take back overall control with a majority of 13.

On September 20 2019, Gabriel Rozenberg (elected Conservative) joined the Liberal Democrats, citing his opposition to Brexit.[1] On 2 October, he was then followed by Jess Brayne (elected Labour) who also defected to the Liberal Democrats.[2]

Background[edit]

At the last election in 2014, the Conservatives were re-elected with a reduced majority. Labour gained 9 seats from the Conservatives, but the Conservatives remained in office as a result of winning 2 seats from the Liberal Democrats in Childs Hill ward.

The Conservatives remained in control of the council with 32 seats until March 2018, when councillor Sury Khatri resigned his membership and role as party whip after being deselected as a Conservative candidate.[3] As a result, the Conservatives lost their majority on the Council, leaving them as a minority administration.

Election results[edit]

Barnet Local Election Result 2018[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 38 6 0 +6 60.3 44.5 50,340 +5.9
  Labour 25 1 6 -5 39.7 39.0 44,159 +2.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 9.2 10,415 +1.1
  Green 0 0 0 0 6.3 7,078 -4.6
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.4 471 -0.9
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 122 -2.2
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.0 627 +0.4

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

31 30 1 1
Conservative Labour

After the election the composition of the council was:

38 25
Conservative Labour

In February 2019 Councillor Jessica Brayne left the Labour Party over anti-Semitism and Brexit and became an independent.[5] In September 2019 Councillor Gabriel Rozenberg defected from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats over Brexit.[6]

Results[7][edit]

Brunswick Park[edit]

Brunswick Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roberto Weeden-Sanz 2,586 46.9 +7.6
Conservative Lisa Rutter* 2,517 45.7 +5.9
Labour Kathy Levine* 2,369 43.0 +2.1
Conservative Mukesh Depala 2,362 42.9 +6.4
Labour Andy Palmer 2,293 41.6 +0.9
Labour Clement Magoba 2,184 39.6 +1.5
Green David Farbey 443 8.0 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Clareine Enderby 321 5.8 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Hughes 263 4.8 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Roy Seger 221 4.0 +0.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Burnt Oak[edit]

Burnt Oak
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sara Conway 2,440 63.3 -0.5
Labour Charlie O'Macauley* 2,321 60.2 +6.1
Labour Ammar Naqvi* 2,320 60.2 +7.2
Conservative Jack Oliver-Aaron 985 25.6 +4.0
Conservative Nicole Richer 892 23.1 +2.3
Conservative Ekaterina Dragomirova 755 19.6 +3.8
Green Ben Samuel 364 9.4 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Robin Marks 253 6.6 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Millicent Watkins 187 4.9 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Mosa Zahed 129 3.3 -0.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Childs Hill[edit]

Childs Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Shimon Ryde* 2,262 39.4 +6.6
Conservative Peter Zinkin* 2,243 39.0 +6.4
Labour Anne Clarke 2,224 38.7 +7.7
Conservative Vanessa Gearson 2,222 38.7 +5.9
Labour Lisa Pate 2,080 36.2 +6.3
Labour Nigel Young 1,877 32.7 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Jack Cohen* 1,279 22.3 -9.7
Liberal Democrats Susette Palmer 1,126 19.6 -6.3
Liberal Democrats Sachin Patel 876 15.3 -10.1
Green Jemma Ferguson 406 7.1 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Colindale[edit]

Colindale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nagus Narenthira* 3,121 68.8 +0.4
Labour Gill Sargeant* 2,912 64.2 -1.0
Labour Zakia Zubairi* 2,831 62.4 -0.5
Conservative Jethro Ezimako 1,005 22.2 +6.6
Conservative Anshul Gupta 879 19.4 +4.9
Conservative Sabah Mnili 818 18.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Nicola Hargreaves 415 9.2 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Christian Matenaers 375 8.3 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Mubin Mukadam 222 4.9 +2.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Coppetts[edit]

Coppetts
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reema Patel* 2,793 58.6 +10.7
Labour Barry Rawlings* 2,778 58.3 +12.1
Labour Pauline Coakley Webb* 2,767 58.1 +11.4
Conservative Daniel Cohen 1,358 28.5 -3.7
Conservative Luke Stewart 1,300 27.3 -1.4
Conservative Anila Skeja 1,247 26.2 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Julia Hughes 493 10.3 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Alexander Ollier 401 8.4 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Melvyn Rees 381 8.0 +4.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

East Barnet[edit]

East Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jo Cooper 2,509 45.2 +2.1
Labour Laurie Williams* 2,509 45.2 +3.4
Conservative Felix Byers 2,429 43.8 +5.1
Labour Philip Cohen* 2,399 43.2 +2.5
Conservative Anne-Marie Pearce** 2,365 42.6 +4.3
Conservative Pavan Pavanakumar 2,310 41.6 +4.4
Green Margaret Curati 498 9.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Jon Finlayson 339 6.1 +2.1
Liberal Democrats David Bullen 323 5.8 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Sean Hooker 302 5.4 +1.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pearce was a councillor for Cockfosters ward in the London Borough of Enfield prior to the election.

East Finchley[edit]

East Finchley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arjun Mittra* 3,158 60.5 +6.1
Labour Claire Farrier** 3,151 60.3 +13.6
Labour Alison Moore* 3,094 59.2 +1.7
Conservative Lucy Marks 1,176 22.5 +1.0
Conservative James McKinley 1,123 21.5 +0.6
Conservative Adam Gheasuddin 1,073 20.5 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Joyce Arram 545 10.4 +1.7
Green Noel Lynch 416 8.0 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Diana Iwi 377 7.2 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Jonty Stern 351 6.7 +1.4
Green Stephen Norman 313 6.0 -6.8
Green David Mellows 287 5.5 -7.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Farrier was a councillor for Burnt Oak ward prior to the election.

Edgware[edit]

Edgware
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Gordon* 3,567 68.3 +7.3
Conservative Linda Freedman 3,370 64.6 +11.7
Conservative Sarah Wardle 3,289 63.0 +14.3
Labour Andrea Bilbow 1,311 25.1 -1.3
Labour Amir Khnifess 1,077 20.6 -5.2
Labour Jordan Scammell 1,019 19.5 -6.0
Green Kunal Dhanani-Sumaria 407 7.8 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barber 273 5.2 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Maria Manalo 268 5.1 -4.1
Liberal Democrats Jose-Angel Ferrero Tijera 252 4.8 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Finchley Church End[edit]

Finchley Church End
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eva Greenspan* 3,429 64.9 +8.5
Conservative Jennifer Grocock 3,192 60.5 +10.4
Conservative Daniel Thomas* 3,050 57.8 +9.6
Labour Karen Walkden 1,200 22.7 -4.9
Labour Debs Heneghan 1,161 22.0 -4.4
Labour Joel Salmon 1,141 21.6 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Rita Landeryou 636 12.0 +5.3
Liberal Democrats Frank Jackman 580 11.0 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Charles Wakefield 517 9.8 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Garden Suburb[edit]

On September 20 2019, Gabriel Rozenberg joined the Liberal Democrats, citing his opposition to Brexit.[8]

Garden Suburb
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Marshall* 3,481 66.9 +7.8
Conservative Gabriel Rozenberg* 3,442 66.2 +9.9
Conservative Rohit Grover* 3,376 64.9 +9.1
Labour Ruth Levin 880 16.9 -7.5
Labour Mary McGuirk 854 16.4 -7.8
Labour Ben MacKay 815 15.7 -5.0
Liberal Democrats James Dearden 636 12.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Penelope Gostyn 583 11.2 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Davies 578 11.1 +3.5
Green Rachel Scott Halls 460 8.8 -5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Golders Green[edit]

Golders Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dean Cohen* 3,308 66.9 +5.5
Conservative Melvin Cohen* 3,218 65.0 +6.7
Conservative Reuben Thompstone* 3,046 61.6 +15.2
Labour Charles Harvey 1,240 25.1 -0.8
Labour Sue O'Halloran 1,129 22.8 +0.4
Labour Parmodh Sharma 1,028 20.8 -2.0
Green Gillian Ward 357 7.2 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Diana Darrer 311 6.3 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Altan Akbiyik 258 5.2 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Lusher 252 5.1 +1.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hale[edit]

Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elliot Simberg 3,130 51.9 +11.4
Conservative Lachhya Bahadur Gurung 3,007 49.9 +6.1
Conservative Laithe Jajeh 2,999 49.8 +6.4
Labour Rachel Barker 2,347 38.9 -1.7
Labour Ernest Ambe 2,166 35.9 -4.2
Labour Liron Velleman 1,976 32.8 -4.8
Green Emile Batt 420 7.0 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Goodman 397 6.6 -0.1
Liberal Democrats James Creighton 355 5.9 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Jacobs 306 5.1 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Hendon[edit]

Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Finn* 3,002 62.6 +11.6
Conservative Mark Shooter* 2,950 61.6 +11.5
Conservative Nizza Fluss 2,892 60.4 +12.1
Labour Jenny Brown 1,217 25.4 -3.2
Labour Andreas Ioannidis** 1,192 24.9 -3.0
Labour David Beere 1,185 24.7 -2.0
Green Carmen Legarda 316 6.6 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Jason Moleman 271 5.7 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Henryk Feszczur 252 5.3 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Klevis Krasniqi 163 3.4 -0.9
Duma Polska Malgorzata Zajaczkowska 130 2.7 N/A
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Map showing the wards of Barnet London Borough Council

Ioannidis was a councillor for Brunswick Park ward prior to the election.

High Barnet[edit]

High Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Prentice* 2,792 43.9 +2.6
Conservative David Longstaff* 2,764 43.4 +2.3
Conservative Julian Teare 2,605 41.0 ±0.0
Labour Amy Trevethan** 2,604 41.0 +18.0
Labour Ange Balendra 2,386 37.6 +15.0
Labour Paul Lemon 2,344 36.9 +16.9
Liberal Democrats Duncan MacDonald 581 9.2 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Simon Cohen 577 9.1 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Sharmistha Michaels 481 7.6 -4.4
Independent Ken Rowland 471 7.4 N/A
Green Charles Wicksteed 425 6.7 -11.8
Green Nathan Wade 328 5.2 -12.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Trevethan was a councillor for Underhill prior to the election.

Mill Hill[edit]

Mill Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Val Duschinsky* 3,009 50.7 +11.3
Conservative John Hart* 2,977 50.1 +8.2
Conservative Golnar Bokaei 2,867 48.3 +10.3
Labour Katherine Barker 1,555 26.2 +0.4
Labour Mike Barker 1,431 24.1 -1.0
Labour Kamal Gurung 1,307 22.0 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Logue 1,236 20.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrats Roger Tichborne 1,200 20.2 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Donna Pickup 1,045 17.6 +8.0
Green Michelle Lynch 301 5.1 -5.0
Green Kwatelai Quartey-Papafio 166 2.8 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Oakleigh[edit]

Oakleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Smith 2,814 52.0 +10.4
Conservative Stephen Sowerby* 2,774 51.3 +12.1
Conservative Sachin Rajput* 2,768 51.2 +10.4
Labour Angie Hudson 1,943 35.9 +12.0
Labour Nick Mahony 1,734 32.1 +9.0
Labour Paul Probyn 1,629 30.1 +10.1
Green Gabrielle Bailey 535 9.9 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Edgar 421 7.8 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Lisa Smith 420 7.8 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Horora Morrissey 349 6.5 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Totteridge[edit]

Totteridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alison Cornelius* 2,862 59.5 +7.3
Conservative Caroline Stock* 2,810 58.4 +9.1
Conservative Richard Cornelius* 2,800 58.2 +7.5
Labour Cameron Camina 1,294 26.9 +2.2
Labour Nancy Graterol-Montilla 1,197 24.9 +3.4
Labour Rob Persad 1,150 23.9 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Janice Turner 451 9.4 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Fiona Brickwood 433 9.0 +3.0
Green Jacob Trup 362 7.5 -3.5
Liberal Democrats David Jeremy Keech 322 6.7 +1.7
Green Raymundo Obedencio 236 4.9 -3.7
Total votes 4,808
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Underhill[edit]

On February 25 2019, Jess Brayne left the Labour Party over anti-Semitism and her opposition to Brexit. She now sits as an Independent.[9]

Underhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Edwards* 2,635 51.9 +9.6
Labour Jess Brayne* 2,556 50.4 +10.7
Labour Tim Roberts* 2,447 48.2 +9.8
Conservative Gaynor Bond 1,839 36.2 +2.9
Conservative Lara Akindiji 1,769 34.9 +5.8
Conservative Maximilian Romain 1,547 30.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Victor Corney 507 10.0 +5.3
Green Dawn Laughton 467 9.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Gerard Fitzgerald 282 5.6 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Eunice Phillips 280 5.5 +2.2
Green Brigitte Guile 278 5.5 -5.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Finchley[edit]

West Finchley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ross Houston* 2,326 49.3 -0.7
Labour Kath McGuirk* 2,279 48.3 +0.6
Labour Danny Rich 2,069 43.8 -4.5
Conservative Afshan Smith 1,563 33.1 +2.2
Conservative Doron Jacobs 1,518 32.2 +3.0
Conservative Ajantha Tennakoon 1,424 30.2 +6.1
Women’s Equality Amanda Shribman 497 10.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Carolina Revilla Garcia 428 9.1 +3.2
Green John Colmans 418 8.9 -3.5
Green David Burns 394 8.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Thomas Darrer 357 7.6 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Ronald Finlay 318 6.7 +2.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Hendon[edit]

West Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Saira Don 2,196 45.4 +10.3
Conservative Alex Prager 2,155 44.5 +10.1
Conservative Helene Richman 2,130 44.0 +12.0
Labour Agnes Slocombe* 2,078 42.9 +1.7
Labour Humayune Khalick 2,074 42.9 +1.2
Labour Adam Langleben* 2,014 41.6 -0.7
Green Miriam Green 299 6.2 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Daniel Churchus 264 5.5 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Lees 238 4.9 +1.1
Liberal Democrats David Watson 184 3.8 ±0.0
Total votes 13,632
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Woodhouse[edit]

Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Hutton* 2,915 54.8 +7.4
Labour Geof Cooke* 2,796 52.6 +6.5
Labour Alan Schneiderman* 2,677 50.3 +8.6
Conservative Mark Higgins 1,547 29.1 ±0.0
Conservative James Marlow 1,514 28.5 +1.3
Conservative Simon Shaer 1,499 28.2 +1.6
Green Diane Burstein 541 10.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Tanya Spensley 411 7.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Landau 366 6.9 +2.6
Green Nicole Onyeche 354 6.7 -4.3
Green Gardi Vaswani 316 5.9 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Dara Vakili 254 4.8 +0.9
UKIP Karl Khan 122 2.3 -8.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Volpe, Sam (20 September 2019). "Gabriel Rozenberg: Barnet Tory councillor defects to Liberal Democrats blaming Brexit, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg". Ham&High.
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/rozgab/status/1179461185974030343?s=19
  3. ^ King, Jon (15 March 2018). "Barnet Conservatives lose majority control of council after Cllr Sury Khatri resignation". Ham & High. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
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  8. ^ Volpe, Sam (20 September 2019). "Gabriel Rozenberg: Barnet Tory councillor defects to Liberal Democrats blaming Brexit, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg". Ham&High.
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