An orthodox Jewish councillor has been elected the new mayor of Barnet.
Brian Gordon, who was elected to Barnet Council in 1998, representing initially Hale, then Edgware, has held several senior council positions and is currently chairman of Hendon Area Planning Committee. He is also a governor of Rosh Pinah Primary.
He begins his one-year tenure in May after winning the vote against Labour candidate, councillor Anna Clarke.
An executive member of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations representing Edgware Machzikei Hadass, Gordon was recently elected vice chairman of its external affairs committee.
He has initiated and participated in many delegations to meet Government ministers on the issue of faith schools and changes to organ donation law.