Two independent councillors say they are ready to work hard for the people in their ward.

Councillor James Bond and Georgia Weston both won seats on Harrow Borough Council in the local elections last week in Headstone North.

The pair ran a combined campaign for the election with both coming top of the vote in their ward and the third seat going to the Conservative party’s Cllr Janet Mote.

Cllr James Bond said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been voted in again by the people of Headstone North.

“I would like to dedicate this victory to my dear friend and former editor of the Harrow Times Charlie Harris who recently passed away.

“I will be working for the people of North Harrow and doing all I can to help the area in my time in the council.”

Speaking after the result on Friday, Cllr Weston said: “I have gone from zero to hero today. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working for the community.”

On Friday, Labour won an overall majority of seats on the council, taking control of the authority from the minority Conservative administration.

Labour won 34 seats, the Conservative group won 26, with independents winning two and Lib Dems holding their one seat.