The Conservatives have won the Golders Green council by-election, holding onto the seat they won at last year’s local elections.

Peter Zinkin received 1,623 votes to beat candidates from Labour, Liberal Democrats, Rejoin EU and Green Party.

The result means that the political composition of Barnet Council is unchanged at 40 Labour, 22 Conservative and one independent.

Mr Zinkin was elected on a turnout of 27.2%. The full results are as follows:

Peter John Louis Zinkin - Conservative Party Candidate – 1,623 votes (Elected)


Sue Waller – Labour and Co-operative Party – 547 votes


Brendan Patrick Donnelly – Rejoin EU London – 99 votes


Gabrielle Louise Bailey – The Green Party – 94 votes


James Simon Marc Goldman – Liberal Democrats – 65 votes

Ham & High: Cllr Zinkin (left) and Cllr Dean CohenCllr Zinkin (left) and Cllr Dean Cohen (Image: Barnet Council)

A by-election was called in Golders Green last month following the death of long-serving councillor Melvin Cohen on December 13.

First elected to represent Golders Green ward in 1982, Cllr Cohen twice served as mayor of the borough. He was also cabinet member for planning from 2004 to 2010 and served as the chair of the constitution and general purposes committee.

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