Conservatives increase majority on Barnet Council

Barnet Conservatives have thanked voters in the borough for returning the administration with a greatly increased majority.

The Conservative Group was returned with a majority of 13 in yesterday’s elections, having governed with a majority of one from 2014 until shortly before polling day, when the authority fell into no overall control.

Despite predictions of a Labour victory, voters increased the number of Conservative councillors from 32 to 38, with the Labour Group being whittled down from 30 to 25. Cllr Jack Cohen, the single Liberal Democrat on the Council, lost his seat.

Council leader Cllr Richard Cornelius said: “Thank you to everyone who showed their confidence in our administration of Barnet Council by voting for us yesterday.

“We have spent the last 16 years doing everything we can to give you the best possible services at the best possible value. We will continue to do so over the next four years and as long as you see fit to keep us in office.”

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