Politics and democracy

On 25th May, at Enfield Council's annual general meeting, a new mayor and deputy mayor were sworn in and details of the the new cabinet were announced.

Both Labour and Conservative groups on Enfield Council have chosen their new leadership teams following the elections on 5th May and ahead of the council's annual general meeting next week.

Election results for the reconfigured Palmers Green ward and the six wards that surround it.

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Who are the local candidates in the council elections? What are their policies? And how does Palmers Green fit into the new Enfield wards?

Watch a recording of Tuesday evening's EnCAF Environmental Hustings, where candidates from three political parties were questioned about their policies.

Bowes ward councillor Yasemin Brett says she is 'bewildered' to find herself listed as an Independent on the Enfield Council website.

Who are the local candidates in the council elections on 5th May? What are their policies? And how does Palmers Green fit into the new Enfield wards?

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Ahead of the council elections on 5th May, Enfield voters are being invited by London Jewish Forum to an election hustings on 11th April at 8pm at an undisclosed venue in Southgate. Publicity for the event suggests that the only two politicians being scrutinised will be the leaders of the Labour and Conservative groups, Nesil Caliskan and Joanne Laban - no mention of the Greens or Lib Dems, both of whom currently are represented on Enfield Council

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Notes from the 23rd November meeting of Palmers Green ward forum, the first since January 2020. Issues discussed included: the one-way system in Windsor Road, Osborne Road, Lightcliffe Road and New River Crescent; continuing failure to stop dangerous rat-running at the bottom of Hazelwood Lane; and consultation on a controlled parking zone.

Residents of some Enfield wards - I'm looking at you, Palmers Green councillors! - would be grateful if they had more than a few hours notice of upcoming ward forums, while minutes of previous meetings would be looked upon as a wholly unrealistic luxury, but the Winchmore Hill ward forum has always been exemplary in both respects. This week it has outdone itself by publishing not one, but two versions of the minutes of its most recent meeting, on 4th November.