Another Barnet Council Watch Exclusive!
Barnet Council Watch has learnt that two ultra safe Conservative seats are to be contested in by-elections.
Recently married Edgware ward councillor Richard Weider will soon be leaving these shores for a new life abroad with his wife Sonia. We wish them both good luck and a long and happy life together.
News also reaches us that Totteridge ward councillor Caroline Margo will be standing for election to Hertfordshire County Council in June and will sadly have to relinquish her seat on Barnet Council. Caroline is a loyal hard working councillor and Barnet’s loss is clearly Hertfordshire’s gain.
We understand that Alison Cornelius, wife of councillor Richard Cornelius, is being lined up to run for Totteridge. If so, she and Richard will join Monroe & Sussette Palmer, Brian & Kate Salinger and Andreas & Joanna Tambourides as husband and wife teams on the council. We think that must be a record!
We are sure there is no truth to the rumour that Richard Cornelius only wants his wife on the council to ensure he has another vote when he challenges Cllr Lynne Hillan for the leadership later this year.