The only Lib Dem councillor in Brent stops Labour making a clean sweep of Mapesbury by 16 votes

Cllr Helen Carr is the only Lib Dem councillor in Brent

Cllr Helen Carr is the only Lib Dem councillor in Brent - Credit: Archant

A newcomer to the political world has stopped Labour from making a clean sweep of the Mapesbury ward by 16 votes.

Lia Colacicco is one of the new Labour councillors for Mapesbury

Lia Colacicco is one of the new Labour councillors for Mapesbury - Credit: Archant

Helen Carr has been voted in as the only Lib Dem councillor in Brent after receiving 1,257 votes.

She narrowly beat former Stonebridge councillor and ex-Brent Mayor Colum Moloney who received 1,241 votes.

She will be joined by Labour candidates Lia Colacicco and ex-Willesden Green councillor Ahmad Shahzad.

The ward had previously been home to Lib Dem councillors Hayley Matthews, Chris Leaman and Sami Hasmi.

All three stepped down.

As the Lib Dem’s only councillor in the borough Ms Carr is automatically made the leader of her political group in Brent.

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Her predecessor Paul Lorber lost his Sudbury seat after 32 years.

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Results

Samer AHMEDALI, Conservative: 408

Scott BARTLE, Green Party: 776

Helen CARR, Lib Dem: 1,257 ELECTED

Lia COLACICCO, Labour: 1,402 ELECTED

Paul EDGEWORTH, Lib Dem: 1,179

Bertha JOSEPH, Conservative: 445

Lauren KEITH, Lib Dem: 1,067

William MCGOWAN, Conservative: 416

Columbus MOLONEY, Labour: 1,241

Ahmad SHAHZAD, Labour: 1,278 ELECTED

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