The following Labour Group Officers and Lead Spokespersons were elected unopposed at last week's Labour Group AGM:
Leader of the Barnet Labour Group: Cllr Barry Rawlings
Deputy Leader of the Labour Group: Cllr Ross Houston
Chair of the Labour Group: Cllr Claire Farrier
Vice Chair: Cllr Zakia Zubairi
Chief Whip: Cllr Geof Cooke
Labour Group Secretary: Cllr Arjun Mittra
Labour Group Treasurer: Cllr Kathy Levine
Policy & Resources Spokesperson: Cllr Barry Rawlings
Assets, Regeneration & Growth Spokesperson: Cllr Ross Houston
Children, Education & Safeguarding Spokesperson: Cllr Pauline Coakley Webb
Adults & Safeguarding Spokesperson: Cllr Jess Brayne
Environment Spokesperson: Cllr Alan Schneiderman
Housing Spokesperson: Cllr Paul Edwards
Community Leadership & Libraries Spokesperson: Cllr Sara Conway
Financial Performance & Contracts Spokesperson: Cllr Kathy Levine
Health Spokesperson: Cllr Anne Hutton
Leader of the Barnet Labour Group, Cllr Barry Rawlings said: “I would like to thank my Labour Group colleagues for their support, and welcome two new spokespersons to our top team - Cllr Paul Edwards as our new lead on Housing, and Cllr Sara Conway as our new lead on Community Leadership and Libraries.
"Our Deputy Leader, Cllr Ross Houston, will now lead on Assets, Growth and Regeneration, holding the Conservatives to account for their failure to deliver enough affordable housing.
"We will be scrutinising the Conservative's management of the council, publicising where they fall short and suggesting alternatives to improve things in the Borough.
"We will start with the ongoing fiasco at the Oakleigh Depot which has resulted in missed bin collections across the Borough for several weeks - despite a key election pledge from the Conservatives to maintain weekly collections - and is still not resolved. We are calling for an inquiry into what has gone wrong with the construction of the new Depot - residents deserve to know the truth."
1. For more on the Oakleigh Depot fiasco and our call for an inquiry see:
To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568