Highgate
Highgate highlighted within Camden
Highgate highlighted within Camden
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionLondon
CountyGreater London
London boroughCamden
Created1 April 1965
Named forHighgate

Highgate is a ward in the London Borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. The ward has existed since the creation of the borough on 1 April 1965 and was first used in the 1964 elections.[1] The ward was redrawn in May 1978[2] and May 2002.[3] The ward will undergo minor boundary changes for the 2022 election.[4][5] In 2018, the ward had an electorate of 8,249.[6] The Boundary Commission projects the electorate to rise to 8,415 in 2025.[6]

History

In October 2019, during its review of the London Borough of Camden, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) proposed removing Dartmouth Park from the Highgate ward. Dartmouth Park would be represented by two councillors while the rest of Highgate would be represented by one councillor.[7] This was met with "anger" from local residents, and the LGBCE's final recommendations for Camden, published in February 2020, included only a single three-member ward for Highgate, accepting that "its previous proposal a two-councillor ward alongside a one-councillor ward would have divided local communities."[8]

Councillors

Term Councillor Party
2018–present Anna Wright Labour
2022–present Camron Aref-Adib Labour
2023–present Lorna Russell Green

Elections

Elections in the 2020s

Highgate by-election, 30 November 2023
Caused by the resignation of Cllr Siân Berry[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Lorna Russell 1,513 58.7 Increase15.0
Labour Tricia Leman 740 28.7 Decrease13.5
Conservative Wakjira Feyesa 240 9.3 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrats Farrell Monk 84 3.3 Decrease1.3
Majority 773 30.0
Turnout 2,577 33.2
Green hold Swing Increase14.3
2022 council election: Highgate (3 seats)[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Siân Berry* 1,967 51.0 +0.9
Labour Anna Wright* 1,898 49.2 +7.1
Labour Camron Aref-Adib 1,809 46.9 +5.1
Labour Panny Antoniou 1,527 39.6 +2.6
Green Lorna Russell † 1,460 37.8 +6.7
Green David Stansell 929 24.1 -4.9
Conservative Paul Farrow 431 11.2 -4.8
Conservative Judith Barnes 403 10.4 -1.7
Conservative Richard Merrin 380 9.8 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Munro Price 206 5.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 188 4.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Stephen Pickthall 172 4.5 -1.4
Turnout 3,859 49.0 -1.42
Green hold Swing +1.75
Labour hold Swing +6.9
Labour hold Swing +3.75

Elections in the 2010s

Highgate, 3 May 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Siân Berry * 2,073
Labour Anna Wright 1,741
Labour Oliver Lewis * 1,727
Labour Maddy Raman 1,530
Green Kirsten De Keyser 1,387
Green John Holmes 1,197
Conservative Simone Finn 563
Conservative Ben Seifert 501
Conservative Jim Ormiston 493
Liberal Democrats Helena Djurkovic 284
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 248
Liberal Democrats Stephen Raymond Pickthall 245
Independent Emily O'Mara 83
Independent Constantine Buhayer 48
Turnout 12,120 50.42
Green hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Highgate, 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Gimson 1,739
Labour Oliver Lewis 1,664
Green Siân Berry 1,642
Labour Valerie Leach * 1,567
Green Matthew Johnston 1,252
Green Robert McCracken 1,099
Conservative Beth Charlesworth 763
Conservative Will Blair 727
Conservative Will Dilnott-Cooper 662
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 232
Liberal Democrats Martin Charles Hay 198
Liberal Democrats Martin Wright 130
Turnout 11,702 50.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Green hold Swing
Highgate by-election, 15 September 2011
Caused by the resignation of Cllr Michael Nicolaides[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Gimson 1,178 41.6 +12.6
Green Alexis Rowell 947 33.5 +3.0
Conservative Anthony Denyer 593 21.0 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Martin Hay 111 3.9 −16.3
Majority 231 8.2
Turnout 2,829 34.3
Labour hold Swing
Highgate, 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Maya De Souza * 1,889 33.0 -2.3
Labour Valerie Leach 1,800 31.4 +4.5
Labour Michael Nicolaides 1,661 29.0 +4.6
Labour Michael Way 1,625 28.4 +5.3
Green Naomi Aptowitzer 1,467 25.6 -6.4
Green Tristan Smith 1,307 22.8 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Ed Clayton 1,255 21.9 +11.2
Conservative Anthony Denyer 1,254 21.9 -10.4
Conservative Beth Charlesworth 1,239 21.6 -8.3
Conservative Stephen Daughton 1,223 21.3 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Kirsten De Keyser 1,047 18.3 +8.9
Liberal Democrats David Simmons 947 16.5 +7.9
Turnout 16,714 69.9 +22.4
Green hold Swing
Labour gain from Green Swing
Labour gain from Green Swing

Elections in the 2000s

Highgate by-election, 1 May 2008
Caused by the resignation of Cllr Paul Barton[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Alex Goodman 1,482 33.1 −0.5
Labour Michael Nicolaides 1,185 26.5 +1.0
Conservative Richard Merrin 1,180 26.3 −4.4
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 633 14.1 +3.9
Majority 297 6.6
Turnout 4,480 56.5
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Highgate, 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Maya De Souza 1,336
Conservative Paul Barton 1,221
Green Adrian Oliver 1,210
Green Quentin Tyler 1,159
Conservative Gary Benardout 1,129
Conservative Richard Merrin 1,121
Labour Maggie Cosin * 1,016
Labour George Queen 922
Labour John Thane * 873
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 406
Liberal Democrats Laura Watkins 356
Liberal Democrats Philip Wainewright 325
Turnout 11,074 47.5
Green gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Green gain from Labour Swing
Highgate, 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Cosin* 972
Labour John Thane* 861
Labour Abdul Quadir 849
Conservative Roger Freeman 813
Green Siân Berry 811
Conservative Simon Baker 790
Conservative Janice Lavery 775
Green Adrian Oliver 768
Green Mark Smith 715
Liberal Democrats Alison Wheeler 384
Liberal Democrats Richard Waddington 376
Liberal Democrats Henry Potts 332
Socialist Alliance Sean Thompson 219
Turnout 8,665
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

Highgate, 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maggie Cosin 1,275
Labour Richard Arthur 1,252
Labour John Thane 1,141
Conservative Judith Barnes 930
Conservative Roger Freeman 869
Conservative Cynthia Silk 825
Liberal Democrats Heather Macauley 666
Liberal Democrats Richard Waddington 594
Green Paul Gannon 471
Liberal Democrats Peter Mair 457
Turnout 8,480 40.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ London Borough Council Elections (1964) Archived 22 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ London Borough Council Elections (1978) Archived 15 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ London Borough Council Elections (2002) Archived 22 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Final recommendations published for Camden". LGBCE. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  5. ^ "The London Borough of Camden (Electoral Changes) Order 2020". gov.uk. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Camden summary" (PDF). LGBCE. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Overview of new draft recommendations for Camden Council" (PDF). LGBCE. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  8. ^ Volpe, Sam (4 February 2020). "Camden Council's new ward boundaries released – and Highgate will no longer be split". Ham & High. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  9. ^ "By-election triggered as Siân Berry quits Highgate councillor role". Ham & High. 19 October 2023. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  10. ^ Rowlands, Jenny (5 April 2022). "Statement of Persons Nominated – Highgate". Camden London Borough Council. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Camden Local Council Elections 2018 Results".
  12. ^ "New councillor for Highgate Ward elected". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Greens spoil Tory party with by-election victory". Camden New Journal. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010.