Lib Dem wins Highgate election
LIB DEM Rachel Allison has won the battle to fill the vacant Highgate seat on Haringey Council. In a by-election on Thursday, Ms Allison took 1,339 votes, a majority of 614 over her closest rival, Conservative Peter Forrest
LIB DEM Rachel Allison has won the battle to fill the vacant Highgate seat on Haringey Council.
In a by-election on Thursday, Ms Allison took 1,339 votes, a majority of 614 over her closest rival, Conservative Peter Forrest.
Taking the seat vacated by Justin Portess, who has moved away from the area, she will be the Lib Dems' third Highgate ward councillor, joining Bob Hare and Haringey Lib Dem leader Neil Williams.
Ms Allison said: "I'm thrilled to have been elected to serve the people of Highgate, and I would like to offer my thanks to everyone who came out to vote in the election. I have met hundreds of local residents over the past few weeks, and it's going to be a pleasure to work on their behalf."
* Rachel Allison, Liberal Democrat, 1,339 votes
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- 2 Air ambulance mobilised as boy, 15, knifed in South Hampstead
- 3 'We don't need to drink more coffee' say cafés as Joe & The Juice moves in
- 4 Cops swoop on cannabis farm rumoured to be 'largest ever' busted in Haringey
- 5 3,000 new council homes for Haringey over next ten years
- 6 Landlord scales back 40% rent rise - but it is too late for some tenants
- 7 Italian sandwich shop opens in a Hampstead telephone box
- 8 The man who wants to put trains among the trees from Muswell Hill to Highgate
- 9 'We're proud of what we do': Kossoffs celebrates six months in Kentish Town
- 10 Roadworks and rail disruptions in north London over the next week
* Ralph Crisp, Independent, 190 votes
* Peter Forrest, Conservative, 725 votes
* David Heath, Labour 241 votes
* Sarah Mitchell, Green, 138 votes
Votes cast: 2,633
Turnout: 32.86 per cent.