I am sorry to report that Jessica Yorke, the Green Party candidate for Colindale Ward in Barnet has died. The election in that ward that was due to take place on Thursday will be postponed.

Chief Executive of Barnet Council and Returning Officer, Andrew Travers, said:

“It is with great sadness we have learned of the death of a local candidate following a serious illness.

“My thoughts go out to their family at this difficult time. I will be announcing a new date for the election as soon as possible.”

Last time the ward was held by Labour. The delay increases the uncertainty in a borough where Labour are fighting to take control of the council from the Conservatives and the result is expected to be close

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