For some strange reason, the Tories are rather reluctant to reveal the closeness of the vote between Lynne Hillan and Mark Shooter. I have been told authoritatively that the result was 20-17 by an impeccable source. I've also been told that it was 19-18 by another impeccable source. Why the big secret (apart from the fact that Hillan has lost all authority, having had to pull out all the stops, call in every favour and apply impossible pressure)?
I suppose it shows that Barnet is as committed as ever to open government.