Barnet Council or the council of the London Borough of Barnet is the elected authority governing the borough. The first council was elected in 1964 as a shadow authority under the London Government Act 1963 and came into its powers on 1 April 1965.
The entire council is elected every four years with the most recent election being held on 3rd May 2018. The chairman and civic head of the council is Mayor of Barnet.
The council elected in 2018 consists of 63 councillors, three elected for each of 21 wards. The Conservative Party took control of the council which had been under no overall control since March 2018 following the resignation of one of their councillors.
|Ward||Conservative Party||Labour Party||Liberal Democrats||Others||Changes|
|Brunswick Park||2||1||0||0||Con. gain 1 from Lab.|
|Childs Hill||2||1||0||0||Lab. gain 1 from Lib Dems.|
|East Barnet||1||2||0||0||Con. gain 1 from Lab.|
|East Finchley||0||3||0||0||No change|
|Finchley Church End||3||0||0||0||No change|
|Garden Suburb||3||0||0||0||No change|
|Golders Green||3||0||0||0||No change|
|Hale||3||0||0||0||Con. gain 1 fom Lab.|
|High Barnet||3||0||0||0||No change|
|Mill Hill||3||0||0||0||Con. hold 2, regain vacant seat|
|West Finchley||0||3||0||0||No change|
|West Hendon||3||0||0||0||No change|
|TOTAL||38||25||0||0||Con. gain from NOC|
The leader of the council is Richard Cornelius, a Conservative Party councillor representing Totteridge Ward.