Swiss Cottage
Swiss Cottage highlighted within Camden
Swiss Cottage highlighted within Camden
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionLondon
CountyGreater London
London boroughCamden
CreatedMay 1978
AbolishedMay 2022
Named forSwiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is a ward in the London Borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. The ward was created for the May 1978 election[1] and was redrawn in May 2002.[2] The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 12,900.[3]

Swiss Cottage ward is a long, thin ward centred on the intersection between Avenue Road and Finchley Road at Swiss Cottage. To the west of the intersection, it includes South Hampstead. To the south-east, it includes the northern part of St John's Wood and western part of Primrose Hill.

Under its previous form, Swiss Cottage covered just South Hampstead, while the former Adelaide ward covered the parts of the ward the east of Finchley Road (including Ye Olde Swiss Cottage itself).

The ward will be abolished for the 2022 election. Its area will be divided between the newly created Primrose Hill and South Hampstead wards.[4][5]

Councillors

1978–2022

Three councillors represented Swiss Cottage ward between 1978 and 2022.[6]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2018 Nayra Bello O'Shanahan (Lab) Leo Cassarani (Lab) Simon Pearson (Lab)
2014 Andrew Marshall (Con) Roger Freeman (Con) Don Williams (Con)
2010 Andrew Marshall (Con) Roger Freeman (Con) Don Williams (Con)
2006 Andrew Marshall (Con) Roger Freeman (Con) Don Williams (Con)
2002 Andrew Marshall (Con) Stephen Hocking (Con) Don Williams (Con)
1999 by-election Honora Morrissey (Con) Robert Hall (Lab) Stephen Hocking (Con)
1998 Mary Ryan (Lab)
1994 Raymond Adamson (Lab) John Macdonald (Lab) Patrick Weir (Lab)
1992 by-election Peter J. Skolar (Con) Anne Morris (Con) Peter Horne (Con)
1990 Vaughan Emsley (Con)
1986 Gloria Lazenby (Lab) Alan Rippington (Lab) Adrian Van States (Lab)
1983 by-election Robert Graham (Con) David Stone (Con) Harry Whitcut (Con)
1982 Derek Spencer (Con)
1979 by-election David Osborne (Con) Michael Flynn (Con) Ronald Rees (Con)
1978 Brian Stoner (Con)

1971–1978

Four councillors represented Swiss Cottage ward between 1971 and 1978.[6]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor
1977 by-election Ron King (Con) Michael C. Brahams (Con) A. Kerpel (Con) Brian Stoner (Con)
1974 Ronald Raymond-Cox (Con)
1972 by-election Tessa Jowell (Lab) Neil McIntosh (Lab) A. Soutter (Lab) E. Wistrich (Lab)
1971 John Eidinow (Lab)


Election results

The last election was held on 3 May 2018. Candidates seeking re-election are marked with an asterisk (*).[6]

2002–2018

2018 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 3 May 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nayra Bello O'Shanahan 1,605 45.5 +12.5
Labour Leo Cassarani 1,541 43.7 +12.9
Labour Simon Pearson 1,417 40.1 +7.7
Conservative Kate Fairhurst 1,324 37.5 -5.5
Conservative Calvin Robinson 1,277 36.2 -5.3
Conservative Don Williams * 1,277 36.2 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Scott Jeremy Benson 456 12.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Kushal Bhimjiani 448 12.7 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Nick Russell 388 11.0 +3.6
Green Sheila Hayman 262 7.4 -6.5
Green Brian Gascoigne 250 7.1 -4.7
Independent Lina Hammouda 36 1.0 N/A
Independent Peter Straker 33 0.9 N/A
Independent Calvin Po 24 0.7 N/A
Turnout 38.47
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2014 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Marshall * 1,340 43.0 +4.1
Conservative Roger Freeman * 1,294 41.5 +2.4
Conservative Don Williams * 1,221 39.2 -0.3
Labour Ben Nunn 1,029 33.0 +6.0
Labour Simon Pearson 1,008 32.4 +10.7
Labour Gretel Reynolds 960 30.8 +10.2
Green Tom Franklin 433 13.9 +6.9
Green Helen Jack 367 11.8 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Jill Newbrook 347 11.1 -17.6
Green Sheila Patton 339 10.9 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Chris Butler 300 9.6 -16.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Haslam-Jones 230 7.4 -17.8
Turnout 8,886 34.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

In 2018, Cllr Andrew Marshall resigned from the Conservative Party and defected to the Liberal Democrats.

2010 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 6 May 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Williams * 2,179 39.5 -5.1
Conservative Roger Freeman * 2,161 39.1 -6.5
Conservative Andrew Marshall * 2,145 38.9 -7.4
Liberal Democrats Nick Horton 1,586 28.7 +9.2
Labour Katharine Bligh 1,488 27.0 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Tony Koutsoumbos 1,411 25.6 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Flo Cubbin 1,389 25.2 +10.9
Labour Lewis Baston 1,196 21.7 -1.2
Labour Kathryn Purcell 1,139 20.6 +1.9
Green Stephen Cottle 384 7.0 -8.6
Green Morgan Watkins 367 6.6 -6.1
Green Alan Wheatley 273 4.9 -4.2
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 139 2.5 +0.2
Turnout 5,520 60.3 +28.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

2006 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 4 May 2006
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

2002 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hocking * 1,175 51.7
Conservative Andrew Marshall 1,106 48.6
Conservative Don Williams 1,090 47.9
Labour Geoffrey Berridge 500 22.0
Labour David Taggart 484 21.3
Labour Abdul Careem 467 20.5
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Collins 419 18.4
Liberal Democrats Rosalyn Harper 416 18.3
Liberal Democrats Honora Morrissey 391 17.2
Green Lucy Wills 265 11.7
Green Katherina Wolpe 174 7.7
Green Wolfgang Heiny 148 6.5
Independent Magnus Nielsen 36 1.6
Turnout 6,671 28.6

1978–2002

The last election on 7 May 1998 was held under the original ward boundaries.[6]

1999 by-election

Swiss Cottage by-election, 22 April 1999[2][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Honora Morrissey 705 42.7 +17.2
Labour Deborah H. Sacks 557 33.8 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Rex C. Warrick 158 9.6 −5.2
Independent Labour John Macdonald 126 7.6 −12.6
Green Douglas S. Earl 59 3.6 −6.0
Independent Mehdi A. Farshtchi 45 2.7 +2.7
Majority 148 8.9
Turnout 1,650 24.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Mary Ryan.

1998 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Ryan 887
Labour Robert Hall 834
Conservative Stephen Hocking 756
Conservative Honora Morrissey 754
Conservative Peter Horne 732
Labour Bernard Moss 710
Independent Labour John Macdonald * 600
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Collins 439
Liberal Democrats Sally Twite 378
Liberal Democrats Herbert Newbrook 365
Green Catherine Gregory 284
Turnout 6,739 35.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1994 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 5 May 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Adamson 1,076
Labour John Macdonald 1,070
Labour Patrick Weir 1,015
Conservative Anne Morris * 926
Conservative Peter Horne * 869
Conservative Peter Skolar * 865
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Burney-Jones 420
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Collins 418
Liberal Democrats Diana Self 374
Green Debra Green 232
Turnout 42.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

1992 by-election

Swiss Cottage by-election, 7 May 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter J. Skolar 1,278 50.5
Labour Nicholas Prior 940 37.1
Liberal Democrats Diana M. Self 222 8.8
Green Stephen N. Games 91 3.6
Turnout 42.3
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Vaughan A. Emsley.

1990 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 3 May 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vaughan Emsley 1,159
Conservative Anne Morris 1,153
Conservative Peter Horne 1,120
Labour Barbara Beck 1,108
Labour Terence Flanagan 1,069
Labour Sandra Plummer 1,018
Green (UK) Caroline Counihan 449
Green (UK) Nicholas Catephores 381
Liberal Democrats Margaret Fuelling 273
Liberal Democrats Diana Self 250
Liberal Democrats Gillian Wagner 234
Camden Charter Alan Rogers 176
Turnout 48.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1986 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gloria Lazenby 1,326
Labour Alan Rippington 1,307
Labour Adrian Van States 1,155
Conservative Robert Graham * 1,140
Conservative David Stone * 1,136
Conservative Roberta Robson 1,103
Alliance Ian Bond 637
Alliance Roderick Atkin 613
Alliance Clive Pembridge 569
Green (UK) Janet Crawford 280
Turnout 51.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

1983 by-election

Swiss Cottage by-election, 21 July 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Graham 1,168
Labour Jacqueline Peacock 994
Alliance Andrew Bridgwater 457
Turnout 37.9
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Derek Spencer.

1982 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 6 May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Spencer 1,352
Conservative David Stone 1,322
Conservative Harry Whitcut 1,291
Labour Jacqueline Peacock 1,102
Labour Ralph Cowly 1,086
Labour Harry McCall 1,058
Alliance Andrew Bridgwater 742
Alliance Paul Burrall 714
Alliance Richard Ford 711
Ecology Geoffrey Syer 91
Ecology John Comben 82
Turnout 46.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1979 by-election

Swiss Cottage by-election, 3 May 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Rees 2,282
Labour Enyd Norman 1,885
Liberal Roger Billins 719
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Brian Stoner.

1978 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 4 May 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Osborne 1,648
Conservative Michael Flynn 1,633
Conservative Brian Stoner * 1,602
Labour Christopher Heginbotham 1,343
Labour Enyd Norman 1,326
Labour Denis MacShane 1,274
Liberal Andrew Bridgwater 297
Liberal Jillian Newbrook 292
Liberal Janet Heller 291
Turnout 45.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Pre 1978

Before 1978, under different boundaries, the ward was represented by four councillors.[6]

1977 by-election

Swiss Cottage by-election, 20 October 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael C. Brahams 1,682
Labour Margaret A. V. Bowman 1,081
Liberal Andrew Bridgwater 189
National Front Gwendoline J. Evans 68
Turnout 32.6
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Ronald Raymond-Cox.

1974 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 2 May 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. King 1,636 45.7
Conservative R. Raymond-Cox 1,625
Conservative A. Kerpel 1,616
Conservative B. Stoner 1,559
Labour W. Budd 1,535 42.8
Labour W. Burgess 1,533
Labour A. Soutter * 1,508
Labour G. Singh 1,465
Liberal K. Carter 412 11.5
Liberal R. Pellegrinetti 369
Turnout 38.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1972 by-election

Swiss Cottage by-election, 2 March 1972[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil McIntosh 1,576
Conservative Ron King 1,481
Liberal Ray Benad 267
Turnout 33.1
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr John Eidinow.

1971 election

Swiss Cottage ward election, 13 May 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms T. Jowell 2,026 48.9
Labour J. Eidinow 2,018
Labour A. Soutter 1,974
Labour E. Wistrich 1,893
Conservative R. King 1,804 43.5
Conservative Ms P. Raymond-Cox 1,792
Conservative Ms C. Stewart-Munro 1,787
Conservative S. Torrance 1,780
Liberal Ms K. Peacock 317 7.6
Liberal R. Benad 298
Turnout 38.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

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  2. ^ a b London Borough Council Elections (2002) Archived 2013-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Camden Ward population 2016". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
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  5. ^ "The London Borough of Camden (Electoral Changes) Order 2020". gov.uk. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
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  7. ^ "Swiss Cottage". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Local By-Elections Since May 1998". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  9. ^ "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 1974" (PDF). London Datastore. Greater London Council. Retrieved 25 February 2015.