CANDIDATES IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB

Conservative councillors face a stiff challenge from Liberal Democrats over controlled parking zones. Residents in also care passionately about the preservation of the Suburb s architectural heritage – all alterations to properties have to be approved by

Conservative councillors face a stiff challenge from Liberal Democrats over controlled parking zones.

Residents in also care passionately about the preservation of the Suburb's architectural heritage - all alterations to properties have to be approved by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust and the area has an influential residents' association.

Recent hot issues also include the increasing number of mobile telephone masts and the future location of Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute.

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CONSERVATIVE

Cllr John Marshall, 65, lives in Sandringham Gardens, Finchley, and is a journalist. He said: "Preserving the character of the Suburb is the most important local issue. Broadly speaking the big issue is education's future in Barnet."

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Cllr Andrew Harper, 53, lives in Hampstead Gardens in the Suburb. He said: "My own particular interests are in the environment, increasing the amount of recycling we do, which is already very good, and in education."

Cllr Jazmin Naghar, 32, is an estate agent from Hampstead Garden Suburb. She said: "The most important thing is open, transparent and visible decision making."

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GREEN

Andy Farrer is 43 and lives in Cricklewood and is a project manager. He said: "The two issues that we are strongly fighting on are recycling and waste incineration."

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LABOUR

Ken Murrell, 64, lives in Hampstead Way and is a retired engineer. He said: "We need to connect back with the residents on education and new services."

Janet Solomons, 67, lives in Corringham Road, Golders Green, and is a part-time British Museum guide and lecturer. She said: "I believe the environment is an important issue in affecting the quality of day-to-day life."

Diarmid Ward, 26, is a trainee solicitor. He said: "My priorities include supporting Working Together with Barnet Football Club to secure their future in the borough."

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LIBERAL DEMOCRAT

Majorie Harris, 65, lives in Erskine Hill, Temple Fortune.

She said: "I'm campaigning on adult education, retention of the library service, fairer parking controls and good transport links."

Peter Lusher, 68, lives in Corringham Road, Golders Green, and is a financial adviser. He said: "Barnet deserves better than the current Conservative administration."

Stephen Barber, 31, lives East Finchley and is a product manager. He said: "The libraries are under threat and they are important.

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