Landslide victory for Labour
Congratulations to Labour's newest councillor, Rohini Simbodyal, elected in Jubilee ward in Enfield:
"A LANDSLIDE victory for Labour has given the borough its youngest councillor.
AT just 21 Rohini Simbodyal triumphed at her first stab at a council election, gaining more than 50 per cent of the vote at yesterday's by-election.
Ms Simbodyal gained 1346 votes, almost 300 more than Conservative candidate Rick Deller.
But the other candidates lagged far behind.
Liberal Democrat Dawn Barnes, of Cricketers Close, Southgate gained 69 votes, Green candidate Douglas Coker, Foxwood Green Close, Enfield, got 60, UKIP's Madge Jones, of Greenwood Avenue, Enfield, walked away with 59 and Sarah McDonald, an Independent candidate who pulled out of the election after the ballot papers had been printed, attracted 41 votes."
Rohini grew up and went to school in the area, went out and met as many local people as possible and generally worked really hard during the election campaign. She'll be a great councillor and it shows what can be achieved even when the opinion polls aren't that clever for us nationally.