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- Welcome to our coverage of the Barnet local election count, live from Allianz Park.
- Get involved on Twitter using the hashtag #BarnetCount
And here's our round-up for the evening as the Conservatives retain control of Barnet Borough Council - but wasn't it close! Goodnight.
Conservative Richard Cornelius will continue to be council leader for the next four years:
He said: “It’s a brave new world for Barnet in so many ways. I’m very pleased.
“It was looking quite close for a bit. It took us a long way to get there, but eventually we did.
“We’re back in action, we look forward to delivering all those services.”
Proud of the people of Barnet tonight #BarnetVotes— @tom_c_hughes 23 May 2014
Liberal Democrat Jack Cohen has retained his seat in Child’s Hill. He’s the only Liberal Democrat on Barnet Borough Council.
He said: “I’m stunned. The way it was going, I didn’t expect this at all. It’s unbelievable really. It just shows if you’ve got a good reputation you can beat the trend.
“I believe in working for the people, and I’ll continue to do that.
“I don’t know how it will work yet because as the only Liberal Democrat I’ll be on my own.”
So the Tories hold onto council by one seat under a committee system... interesting political times for Barnet.— @ReemaSPatel 23 May 2014
By my maths, #barnetcount came down to the 70 votes between lowest scoring Con and highest Lab in Child's Hill. Greens polling well again— @SimonMAtkinson 23 May 2014
Oh great, Childs Hill leave Barnet in the hands of the Tories #BarnetCount #Vote2014— @CescaRolle 23 May 2014
so close for @BarnetLabour - 9 votes— @JonGalliers 23 May 2014
Tory's hold Barnet. Well done to the Tory team in child's hill! Time to celebrate. #BarnetCount— @JonWilson1988 23 May 2014
Real scare there, but Tories keep control of Barnet. Disappointed that Labour councillors took East Barnet ward though. Baffed #BarnetVotes— @AlexisTassou 23 May 2014
That's a pretty impressive performance by @Yankel42 Only @LibDems to hold seat in #BarnetCount— @Jimbokav1971 23 May 2014
So close, and yet, so far #barnetvotes— @Markfergusonuk 23 May 2014
I know it's sad sitting on the #BarnetVotes constantly refreshing the page but I'm doing it anyway it's like buying Glasto tickets— @matdanaher 23 May 2014
Tories take two seats in Childs Hill...meaning Tories will remain in power! #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Jack Cohen (Lib), Shimon Ryde (Con) and Peter Zinkin (Con) are elected in Childs Hill #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
Am so gripped by this I have forgotten to put my green wheelie bin out #BarnetCount— @npje 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: CHILD'S HILL RESULTS COMING OUT RIGHT NOW #BarnetCount— @Doctorwhizz 23 May 2014
Childs Hill results are coming soon! Watch this space!! #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
First election and my ward is going to decide the whole council. Who says your vote doesn't count! #BarnetCount #Barnet #politicsyay— @jagowers 23 May 2014
And people think life in the suburbs is dull #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount— @ethicalchalleng 23 May 2014
come on childs hill - i cant stand the suspense #barnetcount— @CelticClasss 23 May 2014
Why are we waiting Why are we waiting #BarnetCount— @BarnetJanet 23 May 2014
I am writing a new play called Waiting for Barnet featuring long periods of nothing interspersed with moments of excitement. #BarnetCount— @rgclondoncomms 23 May 2014
RT @BThainHarrow: @TimesNoneill @AnnaTimesSeries look who I saw on tv http://t.co/gneuLDcsGw— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
How exciting to live in the ward that might tip Barnet council #childshill— @jpflintoff 23 May 2014
On edge of my seat #BarnetCount— @ethicalchalleng 23 May 2014
Congrats to Wendy Bridget and David who retain their seats. Terrible results for LDs across Barnet. Thxs to those who voted for me.— @dc_macdonald 23 May 2014
This is gripping stuff. Even my ten year old just asked me: "Dad, do we know who has won in Barnet yet?" #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyEditor 23 May 2014
Who knew #BarnetVotes would be this tense!!! It's all down to a child's hill recount and could go Labour.— @tweetkaz 23 May 2014
High Barnet Councillor Wendy Prentice said: “We will work for all the people in High Barnet, even those who didn’t vote for us.
"We’re exhausted, we’ve been here for 16 hours, but it’s all been worth it. All the hard work we’ve put in over the last four years has paid off.”
Well then it seems that one ward could have a big impact on the shape of barnet #barnetvotes— @Lindsey_Hyde 23 May 2014
RT @BarnetCouncil: David Longstaff (Con), Bridget Perry (Con) and Yvonne Prentice (Con) have been elected in High Barnet #BarnetVotes— @theotin1 23 May 2014
Conservatives have kept all three seats in High Barnet #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Barnet's a bit like Florida in 2000 - remember the "hanging chads"?— @BXcoalition 23 May 2014
Barnet vote so incredibly exciting, can we please do it every week? @BarnetCouncil #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount— @HSpag 23 May 2014
I dont think politics has ever interested me this much #BarnetCount— @JaySugar09 23 May 2014
Who would have thought living and voting in #childshill would have been so important. #BarnetCount #realdrama— @OllyLovat 23 May 2014
High Barnet results coming soon...#BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Thank you to everyone in Garden Suburb who voted for us. It's going to be a privilege to serve. Special thanks to @EmmaRozenberg #teameffort— @rozgab 23 May 2014
It's all about Barnet tonight! #BarnetVotes— @spanna100 23 May 2014
Really enjoying #BarnetCount 27-27 at the moment. I hope my battery lasts— @somersetchris 23 May 2014
So #barnet waits for Child's Hill (recount) and the ward that I voted in, High Barnet (less likely to throw up any surprises) #barnetcount— @DavidfromBarnet 23 May 2014
Wow 27:27 in #BarnetCount with Child's Hill and High Barnet to come. Colindale to follow next month. Huge night for @BarnetLabour so far— @TimesIndyEditor 23 May 2014
Are we going to be the last in the country to declare?? #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Nail biting #BarnetCount— @rubbiesarered 23 May 2014
@tashalouise6 I know - it's like Wimbledon final and Eurovision combined— @HSpag 23 May 2014
Labour need two seats in Child's Hill to win. It's currently a Lib Dem ward #BarnetCouncil— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
If you like elections, #BarnetCount is strangely compelling tonight— @CatNorth10 23 May 2014
Who knew Barnet would be this exciting? #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount #Vote2014 #gettheabacus— @tashalouise6 23 May 2014
It's neck and neck with 27 councillors each for Tories and Labour!! #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Oh my days. #Barnetcount is all going to come down to the recount in Child's Hill...— @MisspeltYoof 23 May 2014
Childs Hill ward, Barnet, is the Florida of this election. Control of Barnet hangs on the recount. It’s like the USA, without nukes— @BorisWatch 23 May 2014
West Hendon declared! Agnes, Adam and Devra duly elected; the hall ecstatic...! http://t.co/G2pLTirVE7— @barnet_rebel 23 May 2014
Newly elected Labour councillor Adam Langleben, representing West Hendon, said: "We thought it would be tight, but we won it with a larger majority than last time.
"Now that all three councillors in West Hendon are Labour, normal service shall be resumed."
@adamlangleben, @LaBloggeuse and Agnes Slocombe are now West Hendon's new Labour councillors #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Conservatives have lost one seat on West Hendon, Labour now have all three #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
This is really exciting - #BarnetCount— @OllyLovat 23 May 2014
The #barnetcount is about to enter its 13th hour!! West Hendon (Labour hold) about to be declared - recount in Childs Hill ongoing— @alan_s01 23 May 2014
Sounds like things are looking good for Labour at #BarnetCount— @thomasgraham 23 May 2014
New Labour cllr for Underhill said, Amy Trevethan, said: “As Labour Parliamentary candidate, it’s good news.
“Together with Rebecca Challice, I hope to be a strong voice for all the young people in Barnet who have been so badly let down by the Tories.”
Underhill elects @AmyTrevethan @pjed440 and Tim Roberts! Another #labgain! #BarnetVotes http://t.co/9uSJX2NWgz— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
Massive swing in the Underhill ward. #BarnetVotes wasn't expecting that.— @barnetpete 23 May 2014
Paul Edwards (Lab), Tim Roberts (Lab) and Amy Trevethan (Lab) are elected in Underhill #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
Conservatives have lost all seats on Underhill ward, with Labour taking all three #BarnetVotes— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Mill Hill Conservative cllr Sury Khatri said: “I feel elated. I thought the Liberal Democrats might get it, I thought my time on the council was numbered.
“I can’t wait to continue serving the residents of Barnet, it shows they’ve got faith in me. I always try to do better than I have done, and improve on myself.”
RT @BarnetCouncil: Pauline Coakley Webb (Lab), Reema Patel (Lab) and Barry Rawlings (Lab) are elected in Coppetts ward #BarnetVotes— @__Revel 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: Mill Hill stays a Conservative ward, with John Hart and Sury Khatri keeeping their seats, along with newcomer Val Dusc…— @TimesIndyEditor 23 May 2014
Eva Greenspan (Con), Graham Old (Con) and Daniel Thomas (Con) are elected in Finchley Church End ward #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
Conservatives keep their seats in Finchley Church End #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Conservatives lose a seat in Coppets Ward. Labour win all three #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
BREAKING: Just had it confirmed. Full recount in Childs Hill. Wonder how long that will take? #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
@AnnaTimesSeries oh dear. Full recount? What a way to spend a Friday night...— @TimesIndyEditor 23 May 2014
RT @TimesNoneill: Mill Hill, Coppetts and Finchley Church End results to come next #BarnetCount— @BXcoalition 23 May 2014
So pleased to see Andreas Ioannidis and Kathy Levine triumph in Brunswick Park. They've worked hard for it! #BarnetCount— @TimLabour 23 May 2014
Rumours of a full recount in Child's Hill. Waiting for confirmation #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Sorry, I know I am tweeting a heck of a lot but I'm strangely engaged in our local results. #BarnetCount— @tashalouise6 23 May 2014
And referring to Coleman's ousting, Cllr Cornelius said they had "coped with the difficulty" and that the "people have spoken". #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Cllr Richard Cornelius told the Times Series: "I'm delighted to represent Totteridge - it's very important to me."...#BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Brunswick Park councillors are now Labour's Andreas Ioannidis, Kathy Levine and Cons Lisa Rutter #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Leader of the council, Councillor Richard Cornelius has retained his seat in Totteridge, alongside his wife Councillor Alison Cornelius. Brian Coleman lost his seat to Conservative's Caroline Stock.
Cllr Richard Cornelius told the Times Series: "I'm delighted to represent Totteridge - it's very important to me."
Referring to Coleman's ousting, he said they had "coped with the difficulty" and that the "people have spoken".
Andreas Tambourides has lost his seat in Brunsick Park #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Seven more wards to announce #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
So far, Labour have lost no seats and gained five from the Conservatives #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Conservative Lisa Rutter and Labour's Andreas Ioannidis and Kathy Levine win it in Brunswick Park #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Labour gains one seat in Brunswick Park #BarnetCount which now has one Tory and two Labour Cllrs #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Alison Cornelius (Con), Richard Cornelius (Con) and Caroline Stock (Con) are elected in Totteridge #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
And Brian Coleman is out! Tories get all three seats in Totteridge ward #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Someone shouted out 'less than his twitter followers!' #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Audience erupts into streams of laughter #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Brian Coleman, 'no description', gets 265 votes. Lots of noise from the public gallery #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Totteridge shld be interesting. What will happen to Brian Coleman? Still no sign of him at Allianz Park #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Currently Con 17 Lab 16 in Barnet after 11 wards #barnetvotes #BarnetCount— @Markfergusonuk 23 May 2014
election night without twitter, just imagine it?— @_MrMustard 23 May 2014
After being re-elected to stand in West Finchley as a Labour councillor, Kath McGuirk said: “We’re a very cultured borough and taking a scalp from the man who wanted to close libraries is a good thing.
“It’s always been Thatchers heartland, it’s a hard fight, but we’ve kept it. It shows people believe in us and our Labour values.”
Her colleague, Cllr Jim Tierney, said he was delighted to stand again.
Ross Houston, Labour cllr for West Finchley, says it's 'not been a good night for the Tories' #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: West Finchley stays a Labour ward too, with Ross Houston, Jim Tierney and Kath McGuirk keeping their seats too #Barnet…— @jbrownlie 23 May 2014
RT @alonorbach: West Finchley re-elects @RedKaff @RossSHouston and Jim Tierney. Congratulations! #BarnetVotes http://t.co/wKJ7lFLULl— @BXcoalition 23 May 2014
Tories hold onto Golders Green and Labour retains West Finchley #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
West Finchley stays a Labour ward too, with Ross Houston, Jim Tierney and Kath McGuirk keeping their seats too #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Labour hold West Finchley #Barnet— @adamlangleben 23 May 2014
Golders Green stays the same, with Conservatives Dean Cohen, Melvin Cohen and Reuben Thompstone keeping their seats #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Conservative Daniel Seal said he was "overwhelmed" to be re-elected in Garden Suburb ward.
He said: "I'm totally humbled and honoured to be elected again to serve the residents of Garden Suburb. I think the residents have spoken and they are happy with me, the Conservative Party and what we're doing."
Oakleigh Councillor Brian Sallinger is entering his 33rd year as a councillor.
He said: “I’m delighted to be serving again. It looks as though we’re going to keep a Conservative majority on the council, but it could be slim. It might be hard work for all of us.”
About to declare Golders Green and West Finchley wards. #BarnetVotes drags onto hour 12...— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
Apparently looking good in Brunswick Park too. So control of Barnet comes down to Childs Hill ward and how Lib Dem vote split #BarnetVotes— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
#Vote2014: Hendon and, to lesser extent, Finchley, will be key Con/Lab battlegrounds at GE. Follow #BarnetCount and #BarnetVotes for prelude— @SimonMAtkinson 23 May 2014
RT @rozgab: Hugely excited to be elected as a councillor in Garden Suburb ward!! Congrats also cllrs @DannyGSeal & John Marshall! http://t.…— @DannyGSeal 23 May 2014
Oakleigh candidate Philip Clayton, standing for the Left Unity party, told the Times Series he was 'amazed' to have received only 107 votes.
After the results were announced, he stood on stage shouting: "Is this what you want? Cuts to the disabled children, cuts to housing?
"They'll sell the parks, sell the libaries.
"Go on, carry on cutting."
People in the audience responded with "how mature" as he walked out of the room in anger.
Now onto West Finchley and Golders Green #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
RT @TheMiddleStump: Tories, For killing sport in Barnet, you will lose your precious seats. #BarnetCount Well played the people of E Barnet— @barnetaction 23 May 2014
Left Unity cand Philip Clayton shouted '“They’ll cut the funds for disabled children, sell off all the libraries & parks. Carry on cutting”— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Philip Clayton was standing in Oakleigh and said he was 'amazed' to have only received 107 votes #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
RT @DannyGSeal: Four more years!!! Thank you to all who voted!!! #barnetcount @ Saracen's Rugby Allianz Park http://t.co/lyS22ltwkJ— @BXcoalition 23 May 2014
RT @BarnetCouncil: Sachin Rajput (Con), Brian Salinger (Con) and Stephen Sowerby (Con) are elected in Oakleigh ward #BarnetVotes— @BXcoalition 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: Aaaaaand Garden Suburb remains a Tory ward, with John Marshall, Gabriel Rosenberg and Daniel Seal winning the public v…— @AbsoluteBobbins 23 May 2014
Tories retain Garden Suburb and Oakleigh wards #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
It's been an honour and pleasure to serve #eastbarnet for the last eight years - this is politics and would not have changed a thing— @CllrRobertRams 23 May 2014
Still waiting for my ward, Childs Hill, to announce. Must be tight. #BarnetVotes— @Lokster71 23 May 2014
Oakleigh and Garden Suburb next wards to be announced...#BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Sweet Child O Mine being played on radio as Tories get a stuffing in #BarnetCount #Karma #Bees— @Jimbokav1971 23 May 2014
#BarnetCount We've waited 22 years to see Labour take East Barnet. Great campaign. Now the council itself!— @jbrownlie 23 May 2014
RT @JennetteArnold: .@adamlangleben congratulations to new Labour Councillors of East Barnet Ward— @adamlangleben 23 May 2014
Labour’s Rebecca Challice is the youngest person on the council at just 19.
She'll represent East Barnet, with her colleagues Laurie Williams and Phillip Cohen.
She said: “I didn’t want to assume – but now I’m so happy to have been given this chance.
“I can’t wait to see what I can do for the people of East Barnet.”
Well who saw this coming? #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyEditor 23 May 2014
BIG news - Labour takes key East Barnet ward, where I was campaigning yday. Congrats to @RebeccaChallice & co! Barnet on a knife edge.— @DavidLammy 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: At just 19, Rebecca Challice is the youngest person on the council #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Spectacular result in East Barnet. Congrats @RebeccaChallice Phil Cohen and Lawrie Williams! #LabourGain #BarnetVotes http://t.co/iWthW1Q44r— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
RT @BarnetCouncil: Thomas Davey (Con), Kitty Lyons (Lab) and Hugh Rayner (Con) have been elected in the Hale ward #BarnetVotes— @Knitknurse 23 May 2014
Seems the Greens are doing better than the Liberal Democrats. @GreenPartyPoppy believes we'll keep seeing this trend tonight #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
RT @DavidConstable: Rejoicing in East Barnet Ward tonight as we wave bye bye to Robert Rams, Joanna Tambourides & Barry Evangeli. #BarnetVo…— @JohnBaldy 23 May 2014
Labour has gained a seat in Hale ward, with Conservatives taking two #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
@AnnaTimesSeries @TimesIndyDepEd Not so shocking - to be expected!— @HopscotchTreats 23 May 2014
RT @hanlemic: Residents of East Barnet, I salute you!— @Jimbokav1971 23 May 2014
Labour gain 1 in Hale ward . Kitty Lyons. #Barnet— @adamlangleben 23 May 2014
Labour's Rebecca Challice, Laurie Williams and Phillip Cohen take it in East Barnet. #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: This also means @CllrRobertRams has lost his seat #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Shocking news as Conservatives lose ALL their seats on East Barnet, with Labour taking over #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Labour gain East Barnet ward— @adamlangleben 23 May 2014
@sheikhbriaz I would have voted UKIP if I had a candidate..Im in Edgware #BarnetVotes Im not racist or ignorant..Far from it— @CupcakeBonnet 23 May 2014
Hale and East Barnet coming in one minutes time. Longest minute EVER. #Suspense #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Thank you good people of East Finchley for entrusting @AlizonMoore @ArjunMittra and I to be your cllrs! #BarnetVotes http://t.co/ZwnwVmo8gp— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
An honour beyond compare to serve East Finchley for a second term. Thank you.— @ArjunMittra 23 May 2014
Sounds v close in #Barnet. Rumours of 2 recounts. Key wards to look out for are Brunswick Park, Childs Hill, East Barnet, Hale, Underhill.— @DavidLammy 23 May 2014
Woodhouseward result: Lab hold w/ increased share of vote, Greens in 3rd, LibDems plummet to rock bottom http://t.co/RFV8C8yLlP #BarnetVotes— @flipsache 23 May 2014
East Barnet and Hale next! #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
@AlizonMoore says East Finchley is a 'wonderful' place to represent and is relieved now the results are in #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
After East Finchley results were announced, Labour's Alison Moore said: “There’s always a part of you that’s nervous, no matter how r long how long you’ve been a councillor.
“I’m delighted to be re-elected. East Finchley has a wonderful community.”
In Burnt Oak Amir Nakvi replaces Labour colleague Alex Brodkin #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
This must be the longest election count in the history of #localgov. Yawn.— @ReemaSPatel 23 May 2014
Victorious East Finchley @BarnetLabour candidates @AlizonMoore @ArjunMittra @alonorbach http://t.co/WV76OTYNIL— @RossSHouston 23 May 2014
And Labour keep their seats in Burnt Oak too, with Claire Farrier, Amir Nakvi and Charlie McCauley winning the public vote #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
.@alonorbach replaces fellow Labour rep Colin Rogers in East Finchley #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
@ArjunMittra, @alonorbach and @AlizonMoore will represent East Finchley #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Labour keep their seats in East Finchley too #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
RT @AnnaTimesSeries: East Finchley and Burnt Oak next...! #BarnetCount— @pannusf10 23 May 2014
22 hours after polling stations closed and @BarnetCouncil have so far managed to declare just 3 out of 20 wards.— @DavidConstable 23 May 2014
Fantastic to see @alan_s01 @xtradimensionco and Geof Cooke re-elected to represent Woodhouse ward! #BarnetVotes http://t.co/qU39wUJNKv— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
Geoffrey Cook, Anne Cecila Hutton and Alan Scheniderman, all Labour, will all represent Woodhouse #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Labour takes it in Woodhouse ward #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Follow the 'War of Attrition' that has been #BarnetCount #Elections2014 via @AnnaTimesSeries— @Doctorwhizz 23 May 2014
Looks like we are about to declare the suburb!!! :) :) #barnetcount #localelections— @DannyGSeal 23 May 2014
The Woodhouse ward results are about to be announced #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
@REWearmouth A very respectable I guess 7% result for new Green Party member from Barnet who studies for his PhD in Hendon. #BarnetCount— @filosofical_140 23 May 2014
RT @TimesNoneill: East Barnet candidate, Cllr Robert Rams said he is "quietly confident" Conservatives will remain in power #BarnetCount— @faberlouis 23 May 2014
RT @tashalouise6: @AnnaTimesSeries Such sad news coming from Colindale this week.— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Check out the total number of votes for each candidate #BarnetCount : http://t.co/WdeUYPIEpE— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Majorities seem to have been reduced by 1,000 from the May 2010 election #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Having said that, Colindale won't be announced tonight owing to the death of a Green Party candidate earlier this week #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
So far, the Tory's have taken six seats. But the night is still young and with 19 more to go, anything could happen #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Brian Gordon, who has moved from Hale Ward to Edgware, said: “I’m a lifelong Edgware resident and I’ll make sure it continues to be a fine beacon of Barnet.”
Edgware Cllr Helena Hart, Conservative, told the Times Series: “I’ve got a lot of plans – the biggest thing on the horizon is the Royal Free’s proposed acquisition of Barnet and Chase Farm, I’ll make sure that all runs smoothly."
Having always been passionate about health issues in the borough, she is also looking forward to launching a series of outdoor gyms in parks.
“Other than that, I’m looking forward to continuing to represent the people of Barnet.”
Brian Gordon, Helena Hart and Joan Scannell, all Conservatives, have been elected to the Edgware ward #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Brian Gordon replaces Darrel Yawich as an Edgware councillor #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
In Edgware, Tories also hold all three seats. #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
#Hendon isn't even effected by EU immigrants taking jobs or housing etc but 420 racist/ ignorant people still vote #UKIP #BarnetVotes— @sheikhbriaz 23 May 2014
Conservative Mark Shooter, who has retained his seat in Hendon, said: “I am over the moon, I am going to continue our good work on the council.
"I hope we have a majority still. It’s looking good downstairs. It shows people are still happy with the way the council is run.”
Time for Edgware results... #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
.@TimesIndyDepEd Bet they feel lonely. So, if this trend continues, all 63 seats go to the Conservatives?— @BXcoalition 23 May 2014
Our results page is now updated with the Hendon results... http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/electionresults/local_elections_2014/constituency/439/
RESULTS ARE IN! Hendon ward stays the same, with Conservatives Maureen Braun, Anthony Finn & Mark Shooter retaining their seats #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Returning Officer announcing Hendon results #BarnetVotes http://t.co/u6TGzJM6xm— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
Tories hold Hendon #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Perhaps capita could bring some efficiency and handle #BarnetCount next time?— @JonWilson1988 23 May 2014
Come on barnet jeeze #barnetcount #labour— @derviskemal 23 May 2014
Still standing by... #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Hendon results are here - stand by!! #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Microphone in announcement room being tested now - could the first result be soon...?! #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Agents called again to inspect doubtful votes for Brunswick Park, earlier it was Oakleigh. #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
It's 6.20pm and #BarnetCount is still going on... http://t.co/kAHG3NvdUt— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Live page up and set to refresh. Feel like this has taken ages...oh wait. http://t.co/u4MHeOzrI3 #BarnetCount— @tashalouise6 23 May 2014
Latest results from Allianz Park: Wailers 24, Crawshays 7. Some rugby match taking place outside the count.... http://t.co/4EWi352ySW— @barnet_rebel 23 May 2014
#BarnetCount would be nice to have the results of this years election ahead of next years general election! #thepeopleofbarnetareimpatient— @barnetpete 23 May 2014
Hendon and Edgware wards are getting close to announcing #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
Brian Coleman was here earlier but now he's nowhere to be seen... #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Most candidates are reluctant to comment in the run up to announcements, people are incredibly nervous #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
The stage is ready #BarnetVotes http://t.co/2q5FZIFKKt— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
Total number of votes in Barnet was 92,734 - 41.1% turnout #barnetcount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
The verified turnout figure for Barnet is 41.1% #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
BBC predicting #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount results to be in by 8pm....and that 13 seats will swing from Tories for a historic Labour gain— @flipsache 23 May 2014
Another call for agents to cast their eye over doubtful votes for East Finchley...
RT @Jaddle: Where the hell is the Barnet result? Have they even outsourced the vote count to some underperforming 3rd party firm for a ridi…— @VictoriaSilver4 23 May 2014
So apparently, 8.5 hours in, we are still counting! #BarnetElects #Vote2014 #Elections2014 #PoweredByAbacus http://t.co/ynC87q42PO— @alonorbach 23 May 2014
Eventually, this will have numbers other than zero. http://t.co/DvAfoZnfKv #Barnet #BarnetVotes #BarnetCounts (slowly) #Vote2014— @tashalouise6 23 May 2014
It seems paint dries faster than Barnet Council can count votes… #bbc #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount— @WyndhamMisio 23 May 2014
Word is that Edgware will be the first ward announced in about ten minutes. Votes being verified now. #barnetcount #BarnetVotes— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
RT @TimesChewit1987: Colleagues @TimesNoneill and @AnnaTimesSeries are live at the #BarnetCount where political career of Brian Coleman is …— @JonWilson1988 23 May 2014
The suspense is killing me!— @Mizz_Badillo 23 May 2014
The fact counting is taking so long could be down to fact that the results are so close #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Awaiting first results, agents for Hendon called to analyse doubtful votes. #BarnetCount— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
.@AllianzPark - home of @Saracens and #barnetcount http://t.co/KTlaAUO4dE— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Sat in a side room at Allianz Park where the poll results will be announced. Very quiet and far away from the hustle and bustle of the counting room.
Suspense is killing me! #BarnetVotes— @spanna100 23 May 2014
#bbc covering #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount on bbc2 & news channel - now!— @flipsache 23 May 2014
What time are we expecting results?! #BarnetVotes— @spanna100 23 May 2014
#BarnetCount Surely they can add a few thousand votes quicker than this?— @barnetaction 23 May 2014
RT @DanielOlivePol: @TimesIndyWebEd @_MrMustard I think it was Barnet that wouldn't let one paper into the count because a co-editor was se…— @TimesIndyWebEd 23 May 2014
(2/2): @DanielOlivePol said: No idea, but Electoral commission guidance implies at 3.18 photography will be allowed http://t.co/MGshRJNqRo— @TimesIndyWebEd 23 May 2014
Earlier on I asked why reporters should be stopped from taking photos inside a count... (1/2)— @TimesIndyWebEd 23 May 2014
Any news on the #BarnetCount ????— @ShelBel9664 23 May 2014
Can anyone tell me to whom to write a letter of complaint? Why should everyone wait so long for #BarnetCount? http://t.co/l9gUQ8Lkne— @JeffreyNewman 23 May 2014
“@cbavington: @BarnetCouncil Why does it take so long to even get started? #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount” yeah, why did they start so late?— @SusanGaszczak 23 May 2014
The count for the High Barnet Ward is about to begin #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
.@AllianzPark - home of @Saracens @saracensand #barnetcount http://t.co/qYHTBNN0A3— @TimesIndyDepEd 23 May 2014
Underhill count underway #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Count about to start in Garden Suburb and Childs Hill #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Mill Hill ward count underway! #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
@TimesNoneill If Conservatives do NOT win in #BarnetCount it will be even a greater upset than Hammersmith— @JeffreyNewman 23 May 2014
East Barnet candidate, Cllr Robert Rams said he is "quietly confident" Conservatives will remain in power #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
@cbavington: @BarnetCouncil Why does it take so long to even get started? #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount Why so inefficient? Is Capita counting?— @WyndhamMisio 23 May 2014
heard that Mrs Angry's @BrokenBarnet 's blog may be renamed pending the result of the #BarnetCount— @kimmyl30 23 May 2014
@LondonFBU I am already History with a Capital "H" !!!— @BrianTotteridge 23 May 2014
The count in the Barnet is finally under way. Brian Coleman defending his council seat as an 'independent'. If he loses, he's history.— @LondonFBU 23 May 2014
The count for the Totteridge Ward is about to start #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
@BarnetCouncil Why does it take so long to even get started? #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount— @cbavington 23 May 2014
It was a 39 per cent turnout in Barnet, with 33 per cent of votes made in polling stations and 6 per cent postal votes #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
@BarnetCouncil Why does it take so long to even get started? #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount— @cbavington 23 May 2014
Votes for Finchley Church End and East Barnet is about to get underway #BarnetVotes— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
#BarnetVotes Not there, but an absurd rumour spreading about Labour winning Mill Hill and (get this) Garden Suburb. Is it April the First?— @MatthewFHarris 23 May 2014
Has Barnet Council been declared yet? #vote2014 #BarnetVotes #BarnetCount— @kimmyl30 23 May 2014
Where better to have a #Vote2014 count? #BarnetCount http://t.co/1wHRLLUdiN— @David_Friend01 23 May 2014
West Finchley count is underway #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
So was the #barnetcount outsourced to Capita as part of the onebarnet scheme?— @barnetpete 23 May 2014
Hale and East Finchley wards now being counted #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Hale and East Finchley are now counting.
@nickyoung78 The rumour is about 4/4.30pm #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Counting for the Golders Green Ward has just started #BarnetVotes http://t.co/Gi7dvo4Svd— @BarnetCouncil 23 May 2014
@AnnaTimesSeries Why does Barnet start count at 2.30 p.m.? Whose decision was that?— @JeffreyNewman 23 May 2014
Counts have started for Edgware, Burnt Oak, Hendon and Oakleigh with Golders Green looking to start very soon #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Apparently first #barnetcount results due at 4pm. Sigh.— @pv91 23 May 2014
Meanwhile, in Hampstead Garden Suburb, Conservative's Danny Seal is confident the party will win the overall election #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Meanwhile, in Hampstead Garden Suburb, Conservative's Danny Seal said: “We think it could stay a Conservative borough. I’m confident about it.”
@GreenPartyPoppy, standing for High Barnet, hopes to triple the party's stronghold in the borough— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Green Party candidate Poppy AM, standing in High Barnet, hopes to triple the party’s stronghold in the borough.
“I know it’s quite a tall order, but this may happen.
“I’m totally exhausted from the campaign, but I know I’ve done all I can.”
And UKIP's Adrian Murray-Leonard, also standing in West Hendon is confident UKIP have done well #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
And UKIP’s Adrian Murray-Leonard – also standing in West Hendon – said: “It’s too early to say, but we’ve done well, I’m sure of it.”
Labour's Dr Devra Kay @LaBloggeuse told me she's got a "vision to bring West Hendon alive" if elected #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
Labour candidate Dr Devra Kay, who is standing in West Hendon said: “I just keep thinking about the wonderful things I can do for the area. I’ve got a vision, to bring it alive. We’ve got big plans for the people.
“For now, we just have to wait and see what happens.”
She also thanked Councillor Julie Johnson, for being her ‘mentor’.
Labour leader Cllr Alison Moore said she had a "fantastic team" across Barnet yesterday but said "it's all up to the voters" #BarnetCount— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Suzette Palmer, who is retiring from being a Liberal Democrat councillor after 22 years, said: “I’m excited –I’ve loved my time on the council, but Sunday will be the first day of the rest of my life.”
...but said Labour and Tories "attacked" from both sides and admitted the results will be "very close".— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Leader of Lib Dems Jack Cohen said electorate thought they were the only party that did any work in Childs Hill...— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
Meanwhile Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Councillor Jack Cohen said there was a "good feeling" for his party among Barnet's electorate but that the national party's unpopularity could have an effect on votes.
He said: "We worked incredibly hard in this campaign and on the ground we had a good feeling talking to people.
"All of them said we were the only ones that did any work in Childs Hill but we have an unpopular national party. For many people that seems to influence their vote.
"We were also attacked by both Labour and the Conservatives. It will be very close."
Leader of the Labour Party, Councillor Alison Moore, spoke to the Times Series as everyone eagerly awaits the Barnet count.
She said: "We had a fantastic team across Barnet yesterday and now we're waiting a result of the poll.
"It's all up to the voters - it's their votes that will decide the outcome."
Cllr Moore declined to comment further ahead of the results.
Edgware count has just begun
Get involved in the #BarnetCount with our live blog from Allianz Park (From Times Series) http://t.co/3Z8v7LxTYH— @TimesNoneill 23 May 2014
I like this - local live blogging of the #BarnetCount >>>http://t.co/nFamzlrdOJ— @sport_oliver 23 May 2014
Barnet elections will be very very close. I expect Childs Hill to be a very important ward in deciding the outcome.— @ChristopSharp 23 May 2014
Barnet Council has been Tory since 2002, maybe today is the day for that to change?— @LaraMCohen 23 May 2014
Mrs Angry is in the house - at the barnet count - hmm ... Can't say much but enjoying the expression on cerain faces— @BrokenBarnet 23 May 2014
The verification process is underway #BarnetCount http://t.co/iPiJiaLm18— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
#BarnetCount isn't expected to start until 2.30pm, with the first results announced after 4pm— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014
@TimesNoneill and I have just arrived at Allianz Park for the #BarnetCount— @AnnaTimesSeries 23 May 2014