Saturday, September 21, 2019

Councilor Cynthia Barker, first Filipina deputy mayor of Hertsmere, UK

Mayoral chain being presented to Councilor Cynthia Barker. (Contributed photo)

COUNCILOR Cynthia Barker, a long-time British resident, beat the odds recently by winning one of three Council seats in a traditionally Labour ward in the town of Elstree & Borehamwood for the Conservatives. In a hotly contested count of votes (6 counts/recounts), Barker emerged victorious, beating her Labour opponent by a mere three votes which saw her return to the Council for another 4-year term.

Barker was elected to serve at Hertsmere County Council. At their first Council meeting for the municipal year 2019-2020, which was also the Annual Council meeting in Hertsmere (15 May 2019). Elected as the worshipful mayor of Hertsmere was Councilor Alan Plancey and Barker as deputy mayor.

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