Labour has won all 3 Colindale council seats with a swing to Labour of around 10%, and an average majority of 1636. The Conservative candidates’ average vote plummeted from 1148 in 2010 to just 462.
Labour’s candidates, Nagus Narenthira, Gill Sargeant and Zakia Zubairi secured 67.9% of the vote.
The turnout was 27.8%.
The Colindale results mean the Labour Group now has the highest number of councillors it has ever had in the history of Barnet. The Tory majority on the council has collapsed to only 1 seat from 13 seats. The political balance on the Council is now:
Labour - 30 councillors
Tories- 32 councillors
Lib Dems - 1 councillor
The full results from Thursday night are:
|Name of candidate||Description (if any)||Number of votes recorded|
|AKWAEZE Nneka||Conservative Party Candidate||501|
|BASKIN John Jeffrey||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||347|
|BOKAEI Golnar||Conservative Party Candidate||420|
|CORNEY Victor Peter Edward||Liberal Democrat||90|
|CURATI Maggie||Green Party||130|
|ESTERMANN Daniel||Liberal Democrat||133|
|KHAN Khalid||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||268|
|MARASCO Francesco||Green Party||108|
|NARENTHIRA Nagus||Labour Party Candidate||2190 (Elected)|
|NEWBY Andrew John||Green Party||114|
|NICHOLSON William John||Conservative Party Candidate||466|
|RYAN Barry||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||309|
|SARGEANT Gill||Labour Party Candidate||2088 (Elected)|
|WARSAME Sabriye Halane||Liberal Democrat||87|
|ZUBAIRI Zakia||Labour Party Candidate||2015 (Elected)|
Nagus said: “We are very privileged to be elected as councillors for Colindale, and we want to thank residents for putting their trust in Labour once more. Colindale residents have given us the mandate to fight their corner in achieving sustainable infrastructure where both new and existing residents can benefit.
“We need a reasonable proportion of affordable homes for people to buy and rent, and we need to build a sustainable community in Colindale. Our responsibility is to fight tooth and nail to get the facilities Colindale needs. The fight starts now!”
Gill said: “We’re delighted to have the continued support of local people to try and change things for the better in Colindale. We need a better deal for residents on parking, transport links, affordable housing, schools, shops, sports and health facilities as part of the enormous developments that have been agreed by the Tories. Developers should not be allowed to get away with making a profit on developments without providing a basic level of infrastructure for residents.”
Zakia said: “We will continue to fight to make sure residents get their fair share of resources from the council. Colindale is the only ward that got absolutely nothing for road and pavement repairs from the Tory council in the last financial year and that is an outrage that needs to be corrected. We need to sort out all the potholes and pavements, and get proper maintenance of our parks with good facilities for young people."
Leader of the Barnet Labour Group, Cllr Alison Moore said, "Nagus, Gill and Zakia make a great team, and I know they will be visible, hardworking advocates to get action on the issues that matter to local people."