Happy to be able to tell you that I have been re-selected as a Lib Dem candidate for Fortis Green at this May's local elections.
In 1998, Lynne Featherstone, Julia Glenn and June Anderson were elected as the first three Lib Dems on Haringey Council and immediately became the official opposition. I was elected to represent Fortis Green for the first time in 2002, as part of a massively increased opposition group of 15, then re-elected in 2006, with our group growing to 27. So, this May, I am hoping that the voters of Fortis Green will re-elect me again - so that I can be part of the even larger group that takes control of Haringey Council after four decades of Labour rule.
We had a lively and packed hustings meeting at Hornsey Bowls Club, which was an excellent venue (I hadn't been there before). There were contested hustings for a number of wards, with some excellent new candidates and I'm really pleased that there will be plenty of good and enthusiastic new colleagues joining us on the council in May.
Of course, that depends on us all continuing the year-round hard work, campaigning hard for the election on top of that and the voters agreeing with us that Haringey Lib Dems have the vision and ability to get a grip on Haringey and get the council moving in the right direction.
I will post a couple of photos from the selection meeting later. Both Robert Gorrie (Haringey Lib Dem Leader) and Lynne Featherstone gave great motivational speeches and there was a buzz in the room that can give us all confidence for the campaign. You'll all be interested to know the full list of candidates selected across the different wards... all in good time.