Cllr Amy Trevethan is Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Chipping Barnet.
Chipping Barnet is one the three parliamentary consituencies in the London Borough of Barnet. It is a suburban development built around a twelfth-century settlement and is located 10 miles (16 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. Its name is often abbreviated to Barnet, which is also the name of the London borough of which it forms a part. Chipping Barnet is the name of the Parliamentary constituency covering the local area – the word ‘Chipping’ denotes the presence of a market (one was established here in the thirteenth century and persists to this day).
The tower of Barnet parish church — St John the Baptist — at the top of Barnet Hill claims to be the highest point between itself and the Ural Mountains 2,000 miles (3,200 km) to the east. However, the same has been said of numerous other points. Since the opening of the railway, development has increased considerably, especially in the west of the area near Arkley.