UK Cypriot Tony Vourou new mayor of Barnet

At a Barnet full council meeting on Tuesday May the 21st 2024 at the Town Hall  Councillor Tony Vourou was selected as the Mayor of Barnet.

UK Cypriot Tony Vourou is a Labour Party Councillor in the Brunswick Park Ward in Barnet.

Tony was born in London and grew up in Tottenham and then Haringay. His  parents are from Cyprus; His mother from Komi Kebir and father from Rizokarpasso and married to London born Caroline.
He has  two children one daughter Penny a Doctor and Nikola a tax advisor.

Tony  attended Seven Sisters junior school, Wood Green comprehensive school and North London polytechnic. He had a dress manufacturing business and is an events coordinator and director at One StopWeddings.

He is and was  involved in many Cypriot community associations including Komi Kebir and Rizokarpasso Associations, EKEKA and the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.

He is  active in the Barnet Community
He is  the Chair of Governors at St John’s Church of England Junior school in Friern Barnet. He ís a governor at Cromer Road junior school in New Barnet and also a committee member of St Katherine’s Church in Barnet.

Tony said  he has    lived in the borough of Barnet since 1973, in which time I have raised two children and set up a small local business that has allowed me to work with a wide cross-section of our community and develop an understanding of the challenges we face.
As one who has benefited from being part of a supportive community, I am in favour of developing a community centre in Brunswick Park which can be used by all residents to improve community cohesion.
Education is a passion of mine. I have been a Barnet school governor for the past 25 years and currently hold the post of Chair of Governors at one school. I have seen first-hand the importance of adequate and appropriate school funding so would actively oppose any cuts to this.