Well – it was very close! Massive Lib Dem gains, but not quite enough to take control of Haringey Council – Labour majority cut to just three (30-27 – no other parties have any councillors) with Lib Dems making 11 gains.
We also topped the vote across the borough – adding up the top votes in each ward – and actually now have councillors in a majority of the wards in Haringey. So – very close! Best every Lib Dem result, including our first councillors in Tottenham, many in Wood Green etc.
Lib Dem highlights:
Alexandra – 3 Lib Dem holds – Dave Beacham, Wayne Hoban and Susan Oatway re-elected
Bounds Green – 2 Lib Dem gains – Ali Demirci and John Oakes
Crouch End – 3 Lib Dem holds – Ron Aitken and David Winskill re-elected, joined by Lyn Weber
Fortis Green – 3 Lib Dem holds – Matt Davies and Martin Newton re-elected, joined by Sara Beynon
Harringay – 2 Lib Dem gains – Karen Alexander and Carolyn Baker
Highgate – 3 Lib Dem holds – Bob Hare and Neil Williams re-elected, joined by Justin Portess
Hornsey – 3 Lib Dem gains – Robert Gorrie, Errol Reid and Monica Whyte elected
Muswell Hill – 3 Lib Dem holds – Jonathan Bloch and Gail Engert re-elected, joined by Sheila Rainger (who has taken over my old council seat)
Noel Park – 2 Lib Dem gains – Catherine Harris and Fiyaz Mughal elected
Stroud Green – 1 Lib Dem hold and 2 Lib Dem gains – Laura Edge re-elected and Ed Butcher and Richard Wilson elected
Congratulations and commiseration to all candidates and helpers – both those who made it and those who didn’t, in all parties.
UPDATE: There are now further election result details on Haringey Council’s website.