1st Pinay councilor in UK is reelected



By Boy Villasanta


Cynthia Alcantara-Barker, the first ever elected councilor in the United Kingdom won anew in the recent elections to select the representatives to the British Parliament and other local leaders of boroughs.


In the May 2, 2019 polls, Cynthia placed second in the three-slot posts as councilor of Borehamwood district.


“Rebecca Butler Zoe, Cynthia Barker and Kumail Jaffer have been duly elected as Borehamwood Kenilworth Ward Councillors,” reported by Borehamwood Kenilworth Ward.


According to a tally provided to us, Cynthia Barker, a Conservative, received 822 votes while Rebecca Zoe Butler of the Labour Party garnered 987 votes and Jaffer Kumail of Labour Party got 819 votes.


The other candidates were De Skuba Przemek Jerzy Jozef Bunyo, Conservative Party, 724 votes; Evans, Samantha Faye Candice, Conservative, 738 votes and Ozarow Dan, Labour Party, 819 votes.


The report said “following an equality of votes, lots were drawn and an additional vote was allocated to Jaffer Kumail.”


“It was a tough fight,” said Barker.


One of the crucial issues was the Brexit where the Conservatives favored.


Barker said in her social media account: “I scraped through by three votes. Thank God. Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers. I remain your humble councilor at your service for the next four years.”



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