Today I finish my commentary on the recent local elections, known as #LE2021. This won't be the first time I say this and it won't be the last (unless sanity somehow descends on the people of our esteemed borough).
These are the results for East Barnet
East Barnet by-election results May 2021
By Election for a Councillor for the East Barnet Ward of London Borough of Barnet on Thursday 6th May 2021.
|GABRIELLE LOUISE BAILEY||Green Party candidate||547|
|SEAN JAMES HOOKER||Liberal Democrats||415|
|LINDA LUSINGU||Labour Party||2,257|
|ALEX MEROLA||The For Britain Movement||49|
|NICOLE ALISON RICHER||Conservative Party Candidate||2,549 (elected)|
Turnout: 48.5%As you can see, the Conservatives won by around 300 votes. Firstly congratulations to Nicole Richer, who has worked very hard for the local Tories over the last few years and if anyone deserves a seat, I'd say she does. She has done the political rounds and is one of the few local Tories who bothers to tweet regulalrly, election or no election. I am sure she will be a good councillor, as she is a worker. I don't agree with her politics, but it is clear she is not a slacker, so she has my respect.
Watching it back, it still doesn't feel real! So honoured to have been elected by the wonderful residents of East Barnet! pic.twitter.com/4JmStnjSFW— Cllr Nicole Richer (@nikkiar) May 9, 2021