Hampstead Town
Hampstead Town highlighted within Camden
Hampstead Town highlighted within Camden
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionLondon
CountyGreater London
London boroughCamden
Created1 April 1965
Named forHampstead
Map of the Hampstead Town ward as it previously existed from 1978 to 2002 within the London Borough of Camden.
Map of the Hampstead Town ward as it previously existed from 1978 to 2002 within the London Borough of Camden.

Hampstead Town is a ward in the London Borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. It covers most of Hampstead Village, the western half of Hampstead Heath, North End and the Vale of Health. The more residential Frognal ward covers much of the rest of Hampstead.

The ward has existed since the creation of the borough on 1 April 1965 and was first used in the 1964 elections.[1] The boundaries were redrawn in May 1978, May 2002 and May 2022.[2][3] In the most recent set of changes, the southernmost area of the ward was transferred to Belsize and Gospel Oak wards, and the number of councillors was reduced from three to two.[4][5] The ward's current boundaries have been in effect since the 2022 election, and the ward's three polling stations are at Burgh House, Fitzjohn's Primary School and Keats Community Library.[6] The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 11,270.[7]

The ward has historically been represented by either Conservative or Liberal Democrat councillors. The first Liberal Democrat councillors, Margaret Little and John Dickie, were elected in May 1994. Dickie, however, had taken the Labour whip by December 1995, to the surprise of the Liberal Democrat group leader, Flick Rea, who called for him to stand down.[8] He continued as a councillor for the ward until the 1998 election, when he was elected as a Labour councillor in Grafton.[9] In May 2022, Adrian Cohen became the ward's first elected Labour councillor. However, Cohen announced 21 days after the election that he would not be taking up his seat on the council, forcing a by-election to be held on 7 July 2022.[10] Former Liberal Democrat councillor Linda Chung was elected in Cohen's place.[11]

The ward's notable councillors have included two Conservative leaders of the opposition, Alan Greengross (1974–1978) and Oliver Cooper (2015–2022), Archie Macdonald, former Liberal MP for Roxburgh and Selkirk and Labour councillor Adrian Cohen, who founded the London Jewish Forum.[12]

Councillors

Following the ward's creation in 1964, it was represented by three councillors; this increased to four from 1971 to 1978, before being reduced to two between 1978 and 2002. From 2002 to 2022, the ward was represented by three councillors. This reverted to two councillor representation from 2022, as a result of boundary changes.[13][14]

From 2022

Two councillors currently represent Hampstead Town.

Election Councillor Councillor
2022 by-election Stephen Stark (Con) Linda Chung (LD)
2022 Adrian Cohen (Lab)

2002–2022

Three councillors represented Hampstead Town ward between 2002 and 2022.

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2018 Stephen Stark (Con) Oliver Cooper (Con) Maria Higson (Con)
2015 by-election Oliver Cooper (Con) Stephen Stark (Con) Tom Currie (Con)
2014 Simon Marcus (Con)
2012 by-election Chris Knight (Con) Linda Chung (LD) Simon Marcus (Con)
2010 Kirsty Roberts (Con)
2008 by-election Linda Chung (LD) Kirsty Roberts (Con) Christopher Knight (Con)
2006 Mike Greene (Con)
2002 Mike Greene (Con) Margaret Little (LD) Brian Cattell (Con)

1978–2002

Two councillors represented Hampstead Town ward between 1978 and 2002.

Election Councillor Councillor
1998 Margaret Little (LD) Sidney Malin (LD)
1994 Margaret Little (LD) John Dickie (LD)
1990 Maureen Braun (Con) Rita Pomfret (Con)
1989 by-election Jacqueline Jones (Con) Rita Pomfret (Con)
1986 Selina Gee (Con)
1982 Julian Harrison (Con) Anthony Robinson (Con)
1978 Ian Tommison (Con) Gwyneth Williams (Con)

1971–1978

Four councillors represented Hampstead Town ward between 1971 and 1978.

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor
1976 by-election Stephen Rowlinson (Con) Alan Greengross (Con) Gwyneth Williams (Con) John Ratzer (Con)
1974 Archie Macdonald (Con)
1974 James Lemkin (Con) Archie Macdonald (Con) Harriet Greenaway (Con) Arthur Roome (Con)

1964–1971

Three councillors represented Hampstead Town ward between 1964 and 1971.

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
1968 Elizabeth Knight (Con) Arthur Roome (Con) Peter Smith (Con)
1964 Elizabeth Knight (Con) Arthur Roome (Con) Luigi Denza (Con)

Election results

The last election was held on 5 May 2022. Previous councillors standing for re-election are denoted with an asterisk (*).[13][14]

Elections in the 2020s

Hampstead Town by-election, 7 July 2022[15]
Replacing Adrian Cohen (resigned)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung 919 41.0 +20.8
Conservative Alex Andrews 620 27.6 -10.7
Labour Co-op Alex Sufit 559 24.9 -13.9
Green Peter John McGinty 104 4.6 +4.6
Independent Jonathan Louis Livingstone 44 2.0 +2.0
National Housing Party No More Refugees Patrick McGinnis 1 0.0 0
Turnout 2,247 37.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Hampstead Town ward election, 5 May 2022[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Stark* 1,089 42.2
Labour Co-op Adrian Cohen 1,030 39.9
Labour Co-op Alexandra Sufit 971 37.6
Conservative Deborah Dor 887 34.4
Liberal Democrats Anne Ward 609 23.6
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Russell 435 16.9
Turnout 2,581 43.3
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Elections in the 2010s

Hampstead Town ward election, 3 May 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Stark* 1,522 14.6% Decrease 0.7%
Conservative Oliver Cooper* 1,455 14.0% Decrease 0.4%
Conservative Maria Higson 1,400 13.6% Increase 0.3%
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung 1,247 12.0% Steady
Labour Sue Cullinan 898 8.6% Increase 1.0%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Haslam Jones 879 8.5% Increase 2.5%
Liberal Democrats Will Coles 826 7.9% Increase 2.3%
Labour Sunny Mandich 811 7.8% Increase 0.4%
Labour James Slater 799 7.7% Increase 1.4%
Green Richard Dunham Bourne 243 2.3% Decrease 3.0%
Green Michael Wulff Pawlyn 175 1.7% Decrease 2.1%
Green Ramsay Short 135 1.3% Decrease 1.7%
Majority 153 1.5% Increase 0.2%
Turnout 10,390 46.5% Increase 2.8%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward by-election, 7 May 2015
Replacing Simon Marcus (resigned)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Cooper 2,693 50.9 Increase8.0
Labour Maddy Raman 1,381 26.1 Increase4.8
Green Sophie Dix 597 11.3 Decrease0.9
Liberal Democrats Yannick Bultingaire 543 10.3 Decrease13.3
Independent Nigel Rumble 73 1.4 N/A
Majority 1,312 24.8
Turnout 5,287 67
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Marcus* 1,465 15.3%
Conservative Stephen Stark 1,380 14.4%
Conservative Tom Currie 1,272 13.3%
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung* 1,148 12.0%
Labour Rachel Agnew 726 7.6%
Labour Maddy Raman 711 7.4%
Labour Luca Salice 609 6.3%
Liberal Democrats James Newsome 575 6.0%
Liberal Democrats Robert Carruthers 542 5.6%
Green Sophie Dix 512 5.3%
Green Maisie King 365 3.8%
Green Prashant Bhaskar Vaze 288 3.0%
Majority 124 1.3%
Turnout 9,593 43.7%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hampstead Town ward by-election, 27 September 2012
Replacing Kirsty Roberts (resigned)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Marcus 1,040 42.4% Increase1.9
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Fine 695 28.3% Decrease7.3
Labour Maddy Raman 512 20.9% Increase4.5
Green Sophie Dix 207 8.4% Increase1.0
Majority 345 14.1%
Turnout 2,454 29.6%
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 6 May 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Knight* 2,261 40.9 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung* 2,198 39.7 +6.5
Conservative Kirsty Roberts* 2,159 39.0 -6.3
Conservative Stephen Stark 2,006 36.3 -14.5
Liberal Democrats David Bouchier 1,775 32.1 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Harrison 1,681 30.4 +3.4
Labour Janet Guthrie 1,113 20.1 +7.8
Labour Tom Tabori 757 13.7 +2.2
Labour Suhel Islam 728 13.2 +2.6
Green Stuart Houghton 528 9.5 +0.4
Green Ian Patton 349 6.3 -1.6
Green Prashant Vaze 303 5.5 -0.4
Turnout 5,533 69.4 +20.2
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

Hampstead Town ward by-election, 25 September 2008[19]
Replacing Mike Greene (resigned)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Chung 1,242 44.1 +11.5
Conservative Stephen Phillips 1,114 39.6 −6.9
Labour Larraine Revah 289 10.3 −1.0
Green Anya Reeve 140 5.0 −3.3
BNP Stephen Dorman 30 1.0 +1.0
Majority 128 4.5
Turnout 2,814 36.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 4 May 2006
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
Hampstead Town ward election, 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Greene 1,316 45.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Little* 1,106 38.4
Conservative Brian Cattell 1,089 37.8
Conservative Katharine Steel 1,064 37.0
Liberal Democrats Louise Malin 974 33.8
Liberal Democrats Martin Wright 800 27.8
Labour Neil Crundwell 430 14.9
Labour Harunur Rashid 372 12.9
Green Brian Gascoigne 349 12.1
Labour Mohammed Islam 345 12.0
Green Frances Mortimer 321 11.1
Green Dorothy Forsyth 316 11.0
Turnout 8,482

Elections in the 1990s

Hampstead Town ward election, 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Little* 1,028
Liberal Democrats Sidney Malin 912
Conservative Roderick Anderson 368
Conservative Michael Bottom 354
Labour Mark Leonard 301
Labour Rudolph Champagne 259
Turnout 3,222 40.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 5 May 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Little 1,005
Liberal Democrats John Dickie 969
Conservative Helen Sinclair 471
Conservative Maureen Braun* 466
Labour Janet Guthrie 97
Labour Simon Fitzpatrick 97
Green Katharina Wolfe 97
Turnout 51.0%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 3 May 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Braun 643
Conservative Rita Pomfret* 620
Liberal Democrats David Brierley 619
Liberal Democrats John Dickie 549
Labour John Saynor 432
Labour Anna Wernher 397
Green John Penney 219
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

Hampstead Town ward by-election, 26 January 1989
Replacing Selina Gee (resigned)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rita Pomfret 533
Liberal Democrats David Brierley 373
Labour Myra Polya 239
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Jones 788
Conservative Selina Gee 787
Alliance David Brierley 695
Alliance David Aarons 672
Labour David Bookless 564
Labour Heather Kenmure 517
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Harrison 992
Conservative Anthony Robinson 962
Alliance David Birkett 676
Alliance Brian Sugden 627
Labour Eric Mitchell 463
Labour James Murphy 445
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

Hampstead Town ward election, 4 May 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Tommison 1,251
Conservative Gwyneth Williams 1,234
Labour Philip Grenall 647
Labour David Bookless 628
Liberal Nigel Barnes 297
Save London Alliance Anthony Diamond 61
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Hampstead Town ward by-election, 15 July 1976
Replacing Archie Macdonald (resigned)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen R. Rowlinson 1,743
Labour James F. C. Parish 548
Liberal Nigel I. Barnes 376
Turnout 28.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 2 May 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Archibald J. F. MacDonald* 1,980
Conservative Alan D. Greengross 1,956
Conservative Miss Gwyneth A. Williams 1,924
Conservative John P. L. Ratzer 1,902
Labour John Darlington 1,141
Labour Lord George Archibald 1,137
Labour James Parish 1,132
Labour John Rigby 1,087
Liberal Mrs Sarah Khuner 557
Liberal Nicholas G. Salmon 548
Liberal Mrs Marion V. Friedmann 523
Liberal Raymond A. P. Benad 494
Communist Mrs Elizabeth P. Tate 152
Save London Action Group Andrew R. H. Urquhart 73
Save London Action Group Charles E. Carey 57
Save London Action Group Robert M. Fysh 53
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 13 May 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James A. Lemkin 2,073
Conservative Archie J. F. MacDonald 2,071
Conservative Miss Harriet K. Greenaway 2,064
Conservative Arthur W. Roome* 1,996
Labour Mrs Alix M. Maxwell 1,574
Labour Roger L. Robinson 1,537
Labour Edwin A. Rhodes 1,511
Labour Keith R. Atkins 1,501
Liberal David Sacker 360
Liberal Bonamy C. P. Bradby 337
Communist Mrs Elizabeth P. Tate 258
Turnout
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1960s

Hampstead Town ward election, 9 May 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth F. C. Knight* 2,191 57.9
Conservative Arthur W. Roome* 2,162
Conservative Peter M. Smith 2,119
Labour Anthony J. Clarke 987 25.9
Labour Jennifer S. Keohane 958
Labour Phyllis J. Hymans 946
Liberal Archibald J. F. MacDonald 587 14.4
Liberal George H. Willett 532
Liberal Sarah Khuner 491
Communist Elizabeth P. Tate 200 1.8
Turnout 40.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hampstead Town ward election, 7 May 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. Elizabeth F. C. Knight 1,961
Conservative Arthur W. Roome 1,955
Conservative Luigi C. Denza 1,947
Labour Miss P. J. Hymans 1,146
Labour Thomas Mahoney 1,127
Labour Janek Langer 1,121
Liberal Miss Pamela Frankau 694
Liberal Mrs. Sarah Khuner 668
Liberal Archibald. J. F. Macdonald 656
Turnout 3,783 43.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

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