Barnet Council chief executive Andrew Travers is leaving by “mutual agreement” after a blunder left many people in the area, including the Chief Rabbi and his wife, unable to vote.

An investigation was launched after it emerged that thousands of names were missing from electoral lists at all of the north London authority’s 155 polling stations.

Many residents attempting to vote in the mayoral and London Assembly elections were turned away, including the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis.

A council spokesman said: “Following the events during the morning of Thursday’s elections, it has been decided, by mutual agreement, that Andrew Travers, chief executive, will leave the council.”