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
 
Leader Keith Moffitt Raj Chada
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Leader since 2005 2005
Leader's seat West Hampstead Gospel Oak (lost)
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
 
Leader Piers Wauchope
Party Conservative Green
Leader since 2000
Leader's seat Belsize (lost)
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%

Camden UK local election 2006 map.svg
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 before election

Raj Chada
Labour

Leader

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]

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

Election result

The results saw Labour lose their majority on the council with the leader of the council Raj Chada 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
  CPA 0 0 0 0.0 25 -0.7

Ward results

Belsize (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alexis Rowell 1,358 40.8 +22.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Basson 1,349 40.5 +24.0
Liberal Democrats Arthur Graves 1,268 38.1 +21.8
Conservative Jonathan Bucknell * 1,233 37.1 -3.0
Conservative Piers Wauchope * 1,205 36.2 -2.5
Conservative Sheila Gunn * 1,187 35.7 -3.4
Labour Sadashivrao Deshmukh 471 14.2 -13.4
Labour Matthew McGregor 462 13.9 -15.8
Labour Jenny Westaway 410 12.3 -14.3
Green Jane Ennis 278 8.4 -2.2
Green Anya Courts 260 7.8 -1.3
Green Adam Spanier 207 6.2 -2.2
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 39.6 +1.3
Labour Fazlul Chowdhury * 928 36.6 -0.9
Conservative Rebecca Hossack 898 35.4 +3.5
Labour Peter Brayshaw * 896 35.4 -1.1
Conservative Robert Moritt 835 33.0 +1.4
Conservative Janice Lavery 634 25.0 -6.5
Green Linus Rees 353 13.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Caroline Deys 344 13.6 -3.0
Green Shahrar Ali 329 13.0 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Steven Deller 323 12.7 -1.4
Green George Graham 284 11.2 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Philip Moser 282 11.1 -3.5
Independent Andrew Halsey 53 2.1 N/A
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 38.4 +8.8
Labour Pat Callaghan * 1,357 38.1 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Campbell 1,357 38.1 +16.6
Liberal Democrats John Lefley 1,293 36.3 +12.5
Labour Jake Sumner * 1,186 33.3 +4.8
Labour Abdul Quadir 1,152 32.4 -3.5
Conservative William Mitchell 527 14.8 -6.0
Conservative Jesse Norman 501 14.1 -6.3
Conservative Peter Horne 497 14.0 -5.7
Green Nicola Chatham 414 11.6 -2.4
Green Vincent Thurgood 356 10.0 +1.7
Green Hilary Wendt 313 8.8 +0.8
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 41.0 +19.4
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Rawlings 1,129 38.8 +18.7
Liberal Democrats Frederic Carver 1,101 37.9 +21.7
Labour John Doolan 923 31.8 -13.6
Labour Dermot Greene * 891 30.7 -15.3
Labour Hilary Lowe 884 30.4 -11.2
Green Elizabeth Wilson 497 17.1 -1.5
Green Francesca Bury 440 15.1 -2.5
Green Rachel Zatz 380 13.1 -4.9
Conservative Judith Barnes 372 12.8 -0.4
Conservative Richard Dollimore 334 11.5 -1.6
Conservative Carole Ricketts 305 10.5 -2.2
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 52.7 -8.1
Liberal Democrats Jane Schopflin * 1,187 43.2 -9.4
Liberal Democrats Russell Eagling 1,132 41.2 -10.9
Conservative Heather Downham 667 24.3 +8.5
Conservative Jean Hornbuckle 608 22.1 +7.4
Labour Miles Seaman 580 21.1 -1.6
Conservative Peter Denison-Pender 576 21.0 +5.8
Labour Howard Dawber 545 19.9 +0.5
Labour Mohamoud Nur 402 14.6 -4.6
Green Billy Murray 354 12.9 +2.5
Green Lucia Nella 305 11.1 +1.8
Green Benjamin Smith 291 10.6 +4.4
Turnout 8,093 34.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Frognal and Fitzjohns (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Davies * 1,603 61.0 +4.2
Conservative Dawn Somper * 1,513 57.6 +1.9
Conservative Andrew Mennear * 1,500 57.1 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Diane Litman 453 17.3 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Alan Templeton 394 15.0 -1.6
Labour Thomas Gardiner 364 13.9 -5.2
Labour Peter Sanderson 353 13.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Erich Wagner 342 13.0 -1.2
Green Charles Harris 331 12.6 +5.5
Labour Luca Salice 316 12.0 -4.7
Green Edward Ross 296 11.3 +3.6
Green Tatton Spiller 267 10.2 +2.6
Turnout 7,732 32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Gospel Oak (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lulu Mitchell 1,378 39.4 +13.8
Conservative Chris Philp 1,333 38.1 +15.6
Conservative Keith Sedgwick 1,297 37.1 +15.7
Labour Sally Gimson 1,225 35.0 -1.8
Labour Raj Chada * 1,220 34.9 -4.5
Labour Janet Guthrie * 1,150 32.9 -8.0
Liberal Democrats Margaret Jackson-Roberts 519 14.8 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Laura Noel 461 13.2 -2.9
Green Josephine Karen 428 12.2 -1.3
Green Jane Walby 411 11.8 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Herbert Newbrook 373 10.7 -4.9
Green Richard Thomas 337 9.6 -2.7
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 Mike Greene * 1,842 50.8 +5.1
Conservative Kirsty Roberts 1,641 45.3 +7.5
Conservative Christopher Knight 1,605 44.3 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Ed Fordham 1,293 35.7 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung 1,204 33.2 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Fryer 980 27.0 -0.8
Labour Hugh Gracey 446 12.3 -2.6
Labour Myra Carr 418 11.5 -1.4
Labour Paul Tomlinson 384 10.6 -1.4
Green Brian Gascoigne 328 9.1 -3.0
Green Charlotte Collins 287 7.9 -3.2
Green Una Sapietis 214 5.9 -5.1
Independent Brian Kettell 52 1.4 -36.4
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 46.0 +23.4
Labour Syed Hoque 1,118 36.3 -11.0
Labour Roy Shaw * 1,106 35.9 -10.0
Liberal Democrats Dudley Miles 1,085 35.3 +15.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Horvat-Marcovic 1,058 34.4 +15.1
Labour Mike Katz 1,034 33.6 -12.1
Conservative Joan Stally 362 11.8 -7.9
Green Sue Charlesworth 351 11.4 -5.7
Green Robert Bahns 347 11.3 -3.6
Conservative Timothy Frost 338 11.0 -8.0
Conservative Ross McGregor 337 10.9 -7.9
Green Edward Milford 244 7.9 -2.9
Turnout 8,797 38.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Highgate (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Maya De Souza 1,336 35.3 +8.4
Conservative Paul Barton 1,221 32.3 +5.3
Green Adrian Oliver 1,210 32.0 +6.5
Green Quentin Tyler 1,159 30.7 +7.0
Conservative Gary Benardout 1,129 29.9 +3.7
Conservative Richard Merrin 1,121 29.6 +3.9
Labour Maggie Cosin * 1,016 26.9 -5.4
Labour George Queen 922 24.4 -3.8
Labour John Thane * 873 23.1 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 406 10.7 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Laura Watkins 356 9.4 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Philip Wainewright 325 8.6 -3.9
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 Sue Vincent * 1,085 40.1 -5.9
Labour Julian Fulbrook * 1,079 39.9 -8.3
Labour Brian Woodrow * 988 36.5 -8.3
Conservative Alison Frost 810 29.9 +7.1
Conservative Timothy Barnes 758 28.0 +7.2
Conservative Philip Nelson 731 27.0 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hanna 489 18.1 +1.3
Green Benedict Protheroe 449 16.6 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Stanley Grossman 417 15.4 -0.1
Green Grace Hodgkinson-Barrett 364 13.5 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Simieon Litman 347 12.8 +0.1
Green Stuart Houghton 319 11.8 +1.4
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 38.9 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Omar Ansari 1,268 34.7 +6.6
Labour Lucy Anderson * 1,213 33.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Ralph Scott 1,198 32.8 +9.6
Labour David Horan * 1,087 29.7 -7.4
Green Siân Berry 1,057 28.9 +11.1
Labour Deidre Krymer 1,042 28.5 -5.6
Green Edward Chatham 772 21.1 +6.2
Green Alexander Goodman 760 20.8 +6.2
Conservative Matthew Murphy 308 8.4 -1.1
Conservative Doreen Bartlett 306 8.4 -1.2
Conservative Graham Porter 271 7.4 -0.2
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 40.4 +23.9
Liberal Democrats Janet Grauberg 1,084 39.0 +24.3
Liberal Democrats James King 1,071 38.5 +25.4
Labour Aileen Hammond 1,008 36.3 -10.4
Labour John Rolfe * 1,005 36.2 -10.0
Labour Phillip Turner * 985 35.4 -9.2
Conservative Andrew Cossar 393 14.1 -5.8
Conservative Carlo Banchero 382 13.7 -3.7
Conservative Sam Gyimah 336 12.1 -4.6
Green John Collins 224 8.1 -3.8
Green Sophia Mustoe 214 7.7 -4.8
Green Miriam Elkan 188 6.8 -3.1
Turnout 8,012 34.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
King's Cross (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Hai 1,071 41.4 -10.9
Labour Jonathan Simpson 956 37.0 -6.4
Labour Geethika Jayatilaka * 946 36.6 -8.0
Liberal Democrats Trevor Harris 662 25.6 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Huw Prior 627 24.2 +9.3
Liberal Democrats David Simmons 600 23.2 +10.0
Conservative Barbara Douglass 483 18.7 -2.7
Conservative Paul Christian 476 18.4 -2.6
Conservative Jamieson Hunkin 424 16.4 -3.0
Green Joy Wood 375 14.5 +4.2
Green Kate Gordon 360 13.9 +4.3
Green Neil Endicott 355 13.7 +4.6
Independent Alem-Seged Abay 182 7.0 N/A
Turnout 7,517 31.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Regent's Park (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nasim Ali * 1,329 42.4 -6.0
Labour Theo Blackwell * 1,204 38.4 -7.1
Labour Heather Johnson * 1,172 37.4 -7.3
Conservative Michele Potel 814 26.0 -2.4
Conservative James Morris 804 25.6 -1.6
Conservative John Iredale 792 25.3 -0.7
Green Natalie Bennett 616 19.6 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Anne Brown 586 18.7 +4.1
Green Stephen Plowden 463 14.8 -8.0
Green Joel Derbyshire 434 13.8 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Nicholson 424 13.5 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Richard Waddington 330 10.5 -0.3
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 45.1 -7.9
Labour Nural Islam 1,264 40.7 -9.1
Labour Ruth Stewart * 1,212 39.1 -8.6
Respect Nuruzzaman Hira 781 25.2 N/A
Green Beatrix Campbell 517 16.7 +4.6
Conservative Rohit Grover 440 14.2 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Margaret Finer 433 14.0 -6.9
Conservative Robert Ricketts 429 13.8 -0.5
Conservative Abdul Salam 422 13.6 -0.1
Green Richard Eden 369 11.9 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Charles Marquand 332 10.7 -8.8
Liberal Democrats Barbara Waddington 317 10.2 -9.1
Green Matthew Hodgkinson-Barrett 213 6.9 +0.5
Independent Robert Austin 181 5.8 N/A
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 46.3 -2.3
Conservative Roger Freeman 1,272 45.6 -6.1
Conservative Don Williams * 1,243 44.6 -3.3
Labour Katharine Bligh 659 23.6 +1.6
Labour Selman Ansari 638 22.9 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Jillian Newbrook 543 19.5 +1.1
Labour Charles Keal 522 18.7 -1.8
Green Elizabeth Charvet 435 15.6 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Harriet Sloane 405 14.5 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Sally Twite 400 14.3 -2.9
Green Lucy Wills 355 12.7 +1.0
Green Alan Wheatley 255 9.1 +2.6
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 63 2.3 +0.7
CPA Alphonse Komesha 25 0.9 N/A
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 46.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrats John Bryant * 1,107 41.7 -6.9
Liberal Democrats Duncan Greenland 974 37.9 -10.1
Labour Virginia Berridge 672 26.2 -0.6
Labour Geoffrey Kingscote 598 23.3 -0.7
Labour Charles Hedges 545 21.2 -1.0
Conservative Elaine Mackover 544 21.2 +8.5
Conservative John Samiotis 478 18.6 +7.3
Conservative Marcus Watzlaff 451 17.6 +5.0
Green Lucy Thomas 309 12.0 -0.1
Green Debra Green 300 11.7 +3.5
Green Kari-Lourdes Dewar 275 10.7 +3.0
Turnout 7,442 31.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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