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

West Hampstead

LibDem 37.3%
Conservative 27.5%
Labour 27.0%
Green 8.2%

Fortune Green

Lib Dem 39.2%
Conservative 27.0%
Labour 24.1%
Green 9.6%

Kilburn

Labour 39.6%
Lib Dem 32.0%
Conservative 20.2%
Green 7.6%
Independent 0.6%

Swiss Cottage

Conservative 40.9%
Lib Dem 27.7%
Labour 24.1%
Green 6.5%
UKIP 0.9%

Who got elected… and who missed out

John Bryant
Keith Moffitt
Gillian Risso-Gill
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77 votes
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Virginia Berridge

Flick Rea
Russell Eagling
Nancy Jirira
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446 votes
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Havard Hughes

Thomas Gardiner
Mike Katz
Maryam Eslamdoust
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141 votes
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Janet Grauberg

Don Williams
Roger Freeman
Andrew Marshall
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559 votes
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Nick Horton

For much more detail on the 2010 results, check out Camden’s election results page.

Want to get the scoop on this year’s vote? Check out our ward profiles: West Hampstead, Fortune Green, Kilburn, Swiss Cottage

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