Holborn and Covent Garden
Holborn and Covent Garden highlighted within Camden
Holborn and Covent Garden highlighted within Camden
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionLondon
CountyGreater London
London boroughCamden
CreatedMay 2002
Named forHolborn and Covent Garden

Holborn and Covent Garden is a ward of the London borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. As the name suggests, it covers the parts of Holborn and Covent Garden that lie in Camden; the eastern part of Holborn lies in the City of London and the southern part of Covent Garden lies in the City of Westminster. For elections to Parliament, Holborn and Covent Garden is part of Holborn and St Pancras.

The ward lies in the far south of the borough, and is one of three wards of Camden south of Euston Road (along with Bloomsbury and King's Cross). It is separated from Bloomsbury by New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury Street, Great Russell Street, and Southampton Row; from King's Cross by Guilford Street and Calthorpe Street; from the borough of Islington by Phoenix Place, Warner Place, Herbal Hill, Clerkenwell Road, and Farringdon Road; from the City of London by Charterhouse Street, High Holborn, and Chancery Lane; and from the City of Westminster by Carey Street, Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Sardinia Street, Wild Street, Drury Lane, Shelton Street, West Street, and Charing Cross Road. The ward will undergo boundary changes for the 2022 election. Some of its area will be transferred to the Bloomsbury ward.[1][2]

The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 11,264.[3]

Councillors

Term Councillor Party
1998–present Julian Fulbrook Labour
2002–present Sue Vincent Labour
2010–present Awale Olad Labour

Election results

Like all other wards of Camden, Holborn and Covent Garden is represented by three councillors on Camden Borough Council. The last election was held on 3 May 2018, when all three councillors were elected. All councillors elected were members of the Labour Party.

Elections in the 2020s

2022 council election: Holborn and Covent Garden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barabas 268 3.7 -0.2
Conservative Alison Frost 349 4.8 -2.0
Labour Julian Fulbrook* 1 807 24.6 +3.2
Conservative Maurice Hirt 362 4.9 -1.3
Conservative Adam Lester 354 4.8 -0.8
Independent Patrick McGinnis 214 2.9 DNR
Labour Awale Olad* 1 686 23.0 +3.0
Labour Sue Vincent* 1 779 24.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Erich Wagner 213 2.9 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Charlotte Wattebot O'Brien 299 4.1 +0.9
Turnout 7 331 32.9 +0.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

* denotes an incumbent

Elections in the 2010s

Holborn and Covent Garden, 3 May 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Fulbrook* 1 716 21.4 +1.0
Labour Sue Vincent* 1 705 21.3 +2.3
Labour Awale Olad* 1 604 20.0 +2.4
Conservative Alison Frost 544 6.8 -0.3
Conservative Andrew Keep 497 6.2 -0.8
Conservative Richard Merrin 446 5.6 -0.8
Green Luke Dowding 419 5.2 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Naughtie 312 3.9 +1.4
Green John Mason 291 3.6 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Charlotte B.C. Wattebot O'Brien 257 3.2 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Eric Wagner 216 2.7 +0.7
Turnout 8 007 32.5 -3.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

* denotes an incumbent

Holborn and Covent Garden, 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Fulbrook* 1 844 20.5 +4.1
Labour Sue Vincent* 1 714 19.0 +5.0
Labour Awale Olad* 1 588 17.6 +4.8
Conservative Alison Frost 635 7.0 -2.1
Conservative Lewis Barber 601 6.7 -1,7
Conservative Daniel Nesbitt 576 6.4 -1.8
Green Niki Brain 480 5.3 +0.9
Green Eve Mullen 458 5.1 +1.7
Green Anthony Quinn 357 4.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Richard Allen 222 2.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrats David Simmons 196 2.2 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Ken Wright 181 2.0 -3.7
Independent Robert Carlyle 162 1.8 +0.5
Turnout 9,046 35.5 -22.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

* denotes an incumbent

Holborn and Covent Garden, 6 May 2010[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Fulbrook* 2 279 16.4 +2.6
Labour Sue Vincent* 1 947 14 +0.1
Labour Awale Olad 1 784 12.8 +0.2
Conservative Alison Frost 1 277 9.2 -1.2
Conservative Richard Hopkin 1 168 8.4 -1.3
Conservative Abdus Samad 1,147 8.2 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Patrick Joy 1 057 7.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Waiting 809 5.8 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Phil Wainewright 799 5.7 +1.3
Green Suzanne Hartley 617 4.4 -1.3
Green Robert McCracken 472 3.4 -1.3
Green Benedict Protheroe 399 2.9 -1.2
BNP Robert Carlyle 180 1.3 DNR
Turnout 13,935 58.2 +26.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

Holborn and Covent Garden ward election, 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Vincent* 1 085 13.8 -2.4
Labour Julian Fulbrook* 1 079 13.8 -3,2
Labour Brian Woodrow* 988 12.6 -3.2
Conservative Alison Frost 810 10.3 +2.3
Conservative Timothy Barnes 758 9.7 +2.3
Conservative Philip Nelson 731 9.3 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hanna 489 6.2 +0.3
Green Benedict Protheroe 449 5.7 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Stanley Grossman 417 5.3 -0.1
Green Grace Hodgkinson-Barrett 364 4.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Simieon Litman 347 4.4 -0.1
Green Stuart Houghton 319 4.1 +0.4
Majority 178 2.3 -59.0
Turnout 7 836
Labour hold Swing
Holborn and Covent Garden, 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Fulbrook 950 17.0
Labour Sue Vincent 908 16.2
Labour Brian Woodrow 884 15.8
Conservative Patsy Prince 449 8.0
Conservative Dominic Valder 411 7.4
Conservative Robert Ricketts 389 7.0
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Key 331 5.9
Liberal Democrats Alastir Loraine 305 5.5
Green Nicholas Duckett 255 4.6
Green Seanine Joyce 253 4.5
Liberal Democrats Herbert Newbrook 251 4.5
Green Hugo Charlton 205 3.7
Turnout 5 591

Coordinates: 51°31′08″N 0°07′05″W / 51.519°N 0.118°W / 51.519; -0.118

References

  1. ^ "Final recommendations published for Camden". LGBCE. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  2. ^ "The London Borough of Camden (Electoral Changes) Order 2020". gov.uk. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Camden Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ Rowlands, Jenny (5 April 2022). "Statement of Persons Nominated – Holborn and Covent Garden". Camden London Borough Council. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Holborn and Covent Garden". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.