Local Election 2014: Results from 2010
In May 2010, the local elections coincided with the general election. This always results in a much higher turnout than normal for local elections. It also means that swings in the national vote can affect local councils.
In Camden the exact opposite happened. Nationally, Labour lost and a Conservative/Lib Dem coalition came to power. In Camden, a Conservative/Lib Dem coalition was ousted by Labour.
Across the borough, Labour now holds 30 of the 54 seats, with a firm grip on the south of the borough. The Lib Dems have 13 seats, the Conservatives 10 seats, and the Green Party has one seat.
If we zoom in on the four wards that cover West Hampstead – West Hampstead, Fortune Green, Kilburn and Swiss Cottage, all three main parties are represented. The Lib Dems have six seats, and Labour and the Conservatives have three each.
Here’s how the voting went in 2010
Lib Dem 39.2%
Lib Dem 32.0%
Lib Dem 27.7%
Who got elected… and who missed out
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