Haverstock
ward
for Camden Council
Boundary of Haverstock in Camden.
CountyGreater London
Current ward
Created2002 (2002)
CouncillorAlison Kelly (Labour)
CouncillorAbdul Quadir (Labour)
CouncillorGail McAnena Wood (Labour)
Number of councillorsThree
UK Parliament constituencyHolborn and St Pancras

Haverstock is a ward in the London Borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. The ward has existed since the May 2002 local elections[1] and covers most of the Haverstock and Chalk Farm areas.

The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 12,364.[2]

History

The ward has been represented by three Labour Party councillors since the 2014 election.

Upon its creation for the 2002 election, the seat elected three Labour councillors. After John Dickie resigned as a councillor in 2003, a by-election was held for the vacant position, which was won by Jill Fraser, a Liberal Democrat, with the Labour candidate coming second. She retained her seat in the 2006 election and was elected alongside two Labour candidates. Labour councillor Roy Shaw resigned his position in 2007 due to ill health, and in the subsequent by-election, Matt Sanders, a Liberal Democrat, was elected over the Labour candidate.[3]

Councillor Syed Hoque defected from the Labour Party to join the Liberal Democrats in 2009, leaving the ward represented by three Liberal Democrats.[4] Hoque's death in 2010 resulted in the 2010 election in Haverstock being delayed from 6 May to 25 May. The Liberal Democrats held all three seats.[5]

Labour regained all three seats in the 2014 election, defeating the incumbent Liberal Democrats, and retained their seats in the 2018 election. In 2019, Abi Wood stood down as a councillor,[6] triggering a by-election held on the same day as the 2019 United Kingdom general election.[7] The by-election was won by the Labour candidate, Gail McAnena Wood.

Councillors

Term Councillor Party
2014–present Alison Kelly Labour
2014–present Abdul Quadir Labour
2019–present Gail McAnena Wood Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

2019 by-election: Haverstock[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gail McAnena Wood 3,121 57.1
Green Hunter Watts 787 14.4
Conservative Catherine McQueen 781 14.3
Liberal Democrats Jack Francis Edmund Fleming 776 14.2
Majority 2,334 42.7
Turnout 5,465
Labour hold Swing
2018 council election: Haverstock[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alison Kelly 1,814 61.6 Increase14.8
Labour Abdul Quadir 1,653 56.1 Increase12.9
Labour Abi Wood 1,606 54.5 Increase14.4
Liberal Democrats Jill Fraser 661 22.4 Decrease7.2
Liberal Democrats Jack Francis Edmund Fleming 412 14.0 Decrease12.7
Green Pam Walker 401 13.6 Increase1.1
Liberal Democrats Yannick Bultingaire 383 13.0 Decrease12.0
Conservative Daniel Ellis 354 12.0 Increase2.4
Conservative Tom Ewins 321 10.9 Increase1.6
Green Mike Sumner 317 10.8 Increase0.9
Conservative Rahoul Bhansali 305 10.4 Increase2.4
Green Mike Turner 241 8.2 Decrease1.6
Majority 945
Turnout 33.6 Decrease8.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
2014 council election: Haverstock[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alison Kelly 1,707 46.8
Labour Abdul Quadir 1,578 43.2
Labour Abi Wood 1,462 40.1
Liberal Democrats Jill Fraser 1,081 29.6
Liberal Democrats Matt Sanders 976 26.7
Liberal Democrats Rahel Mohammed Bokth 913 25.0
Green Charlotte Collins 456 12.5
Green Una Sapietis 361 9.9
Green Andre Lopez-Turner 356 9.8
Conservative Stephen Daughton 351 9.6
Conservative Nathan Davidson 339 9.3
UKIP Christopher Cooke 315 8.6
Conservative Carole Ricketts 291 8.0
Majority 381
Turnout 10,206 42.5 Increase6.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
2010 council election: Haverstock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jill Fraser 1,462
Liberal Democrats Matt Sanders 1,326
Liberal Democrats Rahel Mohammed Bokth 1,291
Labour Sabrina Francis 1,257
Labour Tom Copley 1,202
Labour Joynal Uddin 1,114
Conservative Joan Stally 259
Conservative Tom Frost 250
Green Jane Lawrie 246
Green Paul Grader 240
Conservative Robert Ricketts 236
Green Sean Thompson 181
Majority 34
Turnout 9,064 36.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 2000s

2007 by-election: Haverstock[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Matt Sanders 1,160 43.4 Decrease0.2
Labour Mike Katz 1,000 37.4 Increase3.0
Green Emily Bruni 299 11.2 Increase0.4
Conservative Peter Horne 213 8.0 Decrease3.2
Majority 160 6.0
Turnout 2,672 34.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
2006 council election: Haverstock[11]
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 gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
2003 by-election: Haverstock[12][citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jill Fraser 746 42.8 Increase22.0
Labour Paul A. H. Thomson 484 27.8 Decrease15.8
Conservative Peter J. Horne 318 18.2 Increase0.1
Green Sarah J. Gillam 112 6.4 Decrease9.4
Socialist Alliance Sydney E. Platt 84 4.8 Increase4.8
Majority 262 15.0
Turnout 1,744 23.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
2002 council election: Haverstock[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Roberts 882
Labour Roy Shaw 856
Labour John Dickie 852
Liberal Democrats Margaret Finer 422
Conservative Rita Marshall 367
Liberal Democrats Alec Gordon 364
Liberal Democrats Pamela Lutgen 359
Conservative Anthony Kemp 355
Conservative Joan Stally 351
Green Sarah Gillam 319
Green Iola Kenworthy 277
Green Edward Milford 201
CPA Angela Ozor 34
Majority 430
Turnout 5,639
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "London Borough Council Elections May 2002" (PDF). Greater London Authority. 2 May 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Camden Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Osley, Richard (12 July 2007). "Haverstock By-election result". Camden New Journal. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ Shaw, Jo (6 February 2009). "Camden Labour reels as councillor defects to the Lib Dems". Liberal Democrat Voice. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b Osley, Richard (27 May 2010). "Lib Dems hail polls victory as a loyal show of support". Camden New Journal. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  6. ^ Osley, Richard (7 November 2019). "By-election called after Labour councillor quits Town Hall". Camden New Journal. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b Osley, Richard (11 November 2019). "Opposition parties name Haverstock by-election candidates". Camden New Journal. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Haverstock By-Election Results". camden.gov.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  9. ^ "London Borough Council Elections". camden.gov.uk. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  10. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Elections Archive Project - 2014 - Camden". andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Local election results 4 May 2006". camden.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Local By-Elections Since May 1998". camden.gov.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Camden Local Elections 2002. Votes/Percentages Cast For Every Candidate". camden.gov.uk. 3 May 2002. Retrieved 31 March 2020.