As is required by electoral law, a new election will be held in the Colindale ward within 35 working days of the current local government election date of 22nd May. Polling for the European Parliamentary elections for Colindale ward will still go ahead as planned on 22nd May and all polling stations in the ward will be open as normal. All European Parliamentary postal votes received from residents in the Colindale ward will still be counted. All the other candidates in the Colindale ward local elections will remain validly nominated for the new election date that will be announced soon.
The Barnet Eye received this email from Poppy, Green Party Candidate in High Barnet.
I am sad to tell you that one of our candidates - Jessica Yorke, candidate in Colindale - has died rather suddenly. I found out at the weekend, I went to see her parents today. We notified the Barnet electoral authorities this morning, and as a consequence the local election in Colindale has had to be cancelled.I am very sad, and offer my condolences to all Jess's friends and loved ones.
The Barnet Eye also extend our condolensces to Jessica and her family.
There is an announcement on the Barnet Council website