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2006 Camden London Borough Council election

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2006 Camden Council election
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All 54 seats to Camden London Borough Council
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 8 seats, 23.2% 35 seats, 33.3%
Seats won 20 18
Seat change Increase12 Decrease17
Popular vote 16,241 16,940
Percentage 27.8% 29.0%
Swing Increase4.6% Decrease4.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Green
Last election 11 seats, 25.2% 0 seats, 13.6%
Seats won 14 2
Seat change Increase3 Increase2
Popular vote 15,187 8,652
Percentage 26.0% 14.8%
Swing Increase0.8% Increase1.2%

Map of the results of the 2006 Camden council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Green Party in green.

Leader of Largest Party before election

Raj Chadha
Labour

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

Keith Moffitt
Liberal Democrats

The 2006 Camden Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Camden London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour Party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Background

Before the election the Labour party controlled the council with 36 seats, compared to 11 Conservatives and 7 Liberal Democrats.[2] Since the 2002 election, in 2005, one of the councillors for Fortune Green, Jonathan Simpson, had defected from the Liberal Democrats to Labour.[3]

A total of 223 candidates stood for the 54 seats being contested in 18 wards.[2] The Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green parties contested every seat and there was 1 candidate each from the Christian Peoples Alliance, Respect Party and United Kingdom Independence Party, as well as 4 independents.[2]

During the campaign the Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Camden to support his party.[4]

Election result

The results saw Labour lose their majority on the council with the leader of the council Raj Chadha among those who were defeated.[5] This was the first time since the 1968 election that Labour had not won a majority in Camden[5][6] and the election saw the Liberal Democrats overtake Labour to become the largest party on the council.[7] The defeated Labour leader of the council Raj Chadha said "that the national circumstances meant a very good council in Camden has been lost".[5] Overall turnout at the election was 37.6%, an increase from 28.5% in 2002.[2]

Following the election the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives made an agreement to form the administration together, with Liberal Democrat Keith Moffitt becoming the leader of the council and Conservative Andrew Marshall becoming deputy leader.[8]

Camden Local Election Result 2006[9][10][11]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 -17 33.3 29.0 16,940 -4.3
  Liberal Democrats 20 +12 37.0 27.8 16,241 +4.6
  Conservative 14 +3 25.9 26.0 15,187 +0.8
  Green 2 +2 3.7 14.8 8,652 +1.2
  Respect 0 0 0 1.3 781 n/a
  Independent 0 0 0 0.8 468 -1.1
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.1 63 n/a
  Christian Peoples Alliance 0 0 0 0.0 25 -0.7

Ward results

  • - Existing Councillor seeking re-election.
Belsize (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alexis Rowell 1,358
Liberal Democrats Christopher Basson 1,349
Liberal Democrats Arthur Graves 1,268
Conservative Jonathan Bucknell * 1,233
Conservative Piers Wauchope * 1,205
Conservative Sheila Gunn * 1,187
Labour Sadashivrao Deshmukh 471
Labour Matthew McGregor 462
Labour Jenny Westaway 410
Green Jane Ennis 278
Green Anya Courts 260
Green Adam Spanier 207
Turnout 9,688 38.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Bloomsbury (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Penelope Abraham * 1,004
Labour Fazlul Chowdhury * 928
Conservative Rebecca Hossack 898
Labour Peter Brayshaw * 896
Conservative Robert Moritt 835
Conservative Janice Lavery 634
Green Linus Rees 353
Liberal Democrats Caroline Deys 344
Green Shahrar Ali 329
Liberal Democrats Steven Deller 323
Green George Graham 284
Liberal Democrats Philip Moser 282
Independent Andrew Halsey 53
Turnout 7,348 37.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Camden Town with Primrose Hill (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Christopher Naylor 1,367
Labour Pat Callaghan * 1,357
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Campbell 1,357
Liberal Democrats John Lefley 1,293
Labour Jake Sumner * 1,186
Labour Abdul Quadir 1,152
Conservative William Mitchell 527
Conservative Jesse Norman 501
Conservative Peter Horne 497
Green Nicola Chatham 414
Green Vincent Thurgood 356
Green Hilary Wendt 313
Turnout 10,320 42.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Cantelowes (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Paul Braithwaite 1,193
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Rawlings 1,129
Liberal Democrats Frederic Carver 1,101
Labour John Doolan 923
Labour Dermot Greene * 891
Labour Hilary Lowe 884
Green Elizabeth Wilson 497
Green Francesca Bury 440
Green Rachel Zatz 380
Conservative Judith Barnes 372
Conservative Richard Dollimore 334
Conservative Carole Rciketts 305
Turnout 8,449 35.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Fortune Green (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Flick Rea * 1,446
Liberal Democrats Jane Schopflin * 1,187
Liberal Democrats Russell Eagling 1,132
Conservative Heather Downham 667
Conservative Jean Hornbuckle 608
Labour Miles Seaman 580
Conservative Peter Denison-Pender 576
Labour Howard Dawber 545
Labour Mohamoud Nur 402
Green Billy Murray 354
Green Lucia Nella 305
Green Benjamin Smith 291
Turnout 8,093 34.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Frognal and Fitzjohn's (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Davies * 1,603
Conservative Dawn Somper * 1,513
Conservative Andrew Mennear * 1,500
Liberal Democrats Diane Litman 453
Liberal Democrats Alan Templeton 394
Labour Thomas Gardiner 364
Labour Peter Sanderson 353
Liberal Democrats Erich Wagner 342
Green Charles Harris 331
Labour Luca Salice 316
Green Edward Ross 296
Green Tatton Spiller 267
Turnout 7,732 32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Gospel Oak (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lindsay Mitchell 1,378
Conservative Chris Philp 1,333
Conservative Keith Sedgwick 1,297
Labour Sally Gimson 1,225
Labour Raj Chada * 1,220
Labour Janet Guthrie * 1,150
Liberal Democrats Margaret Jackson-Roberts 519
Liberal Democrats Laura Noel 461
Green Josephine Karen 428
Green Jane Walby 411
Liberal Democrats Herbert Newbrook 373
Green Richard Thomas 337
Turnout 10,132 45.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hampstead Town (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Greene * 1,842
Conservative Kirsty Roberts 1,641
Conservative Christopher Knight 1,605
Liberal Democrats Edward Fordham 1,293
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung 1,204
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Fryer 980
Labour Hugh Gracey 446
Labour Myra Carr 418
Labour Paul Tomlinson 384
Green Brian Gascoigne 328
Green Charlotte Collins 287
Green Una Sapietis 214
Independent Brian Kettell 52
Turnout 10,694 49.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Haverstock (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jill Fraser * 1,417
Labour Syed Hoque 1,118
Labour Roy Shaw * 1,106
Liberal Democrats Dudley Miles 1,085
Liberal Democrats Simon Horvat-Marcovic 1,058
Labour Michael Katz 1,034
Conservative Joan Stally 362
Green Sue Charlesworth 351
Green Robert Bahns 347
Conservative Timothy Frost 338
Conservative Ross McGregor 337
Green Edward Milford 244
Turnout 8,797 38.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Highgate (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Maya De Souza 1,336
Conservative Paul Barton 1,221
Green Adrian Oliver 1,210
Green Quentin Tyler 1,159
Conservative Gary Benardout 1,129
Conservative Richard Merrin 1,121
Labour Maggie Cosin * 1,016
Labour George Queen 922
Labour John Thane * 873
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 406
Liberal Democrats Laura Watkins 356
Liberal Democrats Philip Wainewright 325
Turnout 11,074 47.5
Green gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Green gain from Labour Swing
Holborn and Covent Garden (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Vincent * 1,085
Labour Julian Fulbrook * 1,079
Labour Brian Woodrow * 988
Conservative Alison Frost 810
Conservative Timothy Barnes 758
Conservative Philip Nelson 731
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hanna 489
Green Benedict Protheroe 449
Liberal Democrats Stanley Grossman 417
Green Grace Hodgkinson-Barrett 364
Liberal Democrats Simieon Litman 347
Green Stuart Houghton 319
Turnout 7,836 31.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kentish Town (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Philip Thompson 1,421
Liberal Democrats Omar Ansari 1,268
Labour Lucy Anderson * 1,213
Liberal Democrats Ralph Scott 1,198
Labour David Horan * 1,087
Green Sian Berry 1,057
Labour Deidre Krymer 1,042
Green Edward Chatham 772
Green Alexander Goodman 760
Conservative Matthew Murphy 308
Conservative Doreen Bartlett 306
Conservative Graham Porter 271
Turnout 10,703 41.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kilburn (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats David Abrahams 1,122
Liberal Democrats Janet Grauberg 1,084
Liberal Democrats James King 1,071
Labour Aileen Hammond 1,008
Labour John Rolfe * 1,005
Labour Phillip Turner * 985
Conservative Andrew Cossar 393
Conservative Carlo Banchero 382
Conservative Sam Gyimah 336
Green John Collins 224
Green Sophia Mustoe 214
Green Miriam Elkan 188
Turnout 8,012 34.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Kings Cross (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Hai 1,071
Labour Jonathan Simpson 956
Labour Geethika Jayatilaka 946
Liberal Democrats Trevor Harris 662
Liberal Democrats Huw Prior 627
Liberal Democrats David Simmons 600
Conservative Barbara Douglass 483
Conservative Paul Christian 476
Conservative Jamieson Hunkin 424
Green Joy Wood 375
Green Kate Gordon 360
Green Neil Endicott 355
Independent Alem-Seged Abay 182
Turnout 7,517 31.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Regents Park (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nasim Ali * 1,329
Labour Theodore Blackwell * 1,204
Labour Heather Johnson * 1,172
Conservative Michele Potel 814
Conservative James Morris 804
Conservative John Iredale 792
Green Natalie Bennett 616
Liberal Democrats Anne Brown 586
Green Stephen Plowden 463
Green Joel Derbyshire 434
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Nicholson 424
Liberal Democrats Richard Waddington 330
Turnout 8,968 36.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
St Pancras and Somers Town (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Robinson * 1,399
Labour Nural Islam 1,264
Labour Ruth Stewart * 1,212
Respect Nuruzzaman Hira 781
Green Mary Campbell 517
Conservative Rohit Grover 440
Liberal Democrats Margaret Finer 433
Conservative Robert Ricketts 429
Conservative Abdul Salam 422
Green Richard Eden 369
Liberal Democrats Charles Marquand 332
Liberal Democrats Barbara Waddington 317
Green Matthew Hodgkinson-Barrett 213
Independent Robert Austin 181
Turnout 8,309 39.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Swiss Cottage (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Marshall * 1,292
Conservative Roger Freeman 1,272
Conservative Don Williams * 1,243
Labour Katharine Bligh 659
Labour Selman Ansari 638
Liberal Democrats Jillian Newbrook 543
Labour Charles Keal 522
Green Elizabeth Charvet 435
Liberal Democrats Harriet Sloane 405
Liberal Democrats Sally Twite 400
Green Lucy Wills 355
Green Alan Wheatley 255
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 63
Christian Peoples Alliance Alphonse Komesha 25
Turnout 8,107 32.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Hampstead (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Keith Moffitt * 1,189
Liberal Democrats John Bryant * 1,107
Liberal Democrats Duncan Greenland 974
Labour Virginia Berridge 672
Labour Geoffrey Kingscote 598
Labour Charles Hedges 545
Conservative Elaine Mackover 544
Conservative John Samiotis 478
Conservative Marcus Watzlaff 451
Green Lucy Thomas 309
Green Debra Green 300
Green Kari-Lourdes Dewar 275
Turnout 7,442 31.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

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  4. ^ Osley, Richard. "Gunslinger Blair rides into town". Camden New Journal. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "Heavy losses for Labour in London". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Viewing guide to election night". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Labour suffers local poll losses". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
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