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09:12

Camden Green Party launched their manifesto yesterday, with Highgate councillor Sian Berry saying Camden Council is failing to listen to residents on housing.

Flick Rea is a fairly unique councillor, even it comes to Camden Council.

It was a case of the Liberal Democrats preaching to the converted, as they launched their elections manifesto at St James’ Church in West Hampstead last night.

Current deputy leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor said Claire Kober’s flagship policy “does not provide the answer” on housing in the borough.

In voter packs delivered on Saturday, Haringey Council told residents they should only vote for one candidate, instead of three.

More than 1,200 people joined an anti-Brexit rally in Camden where the new People’s Vote campaign was unveiled by Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

Camden Conservative campaigners received a boost when they were visited by Theresa May’s husband earlier this week.

Leader Georgia Gould paid tribute to Camden’s Jewish community, and said Labour will stand up for people left “desperate” by austerity.

The Ham&High would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Camden - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

The full pay analysis for Camden staff shows that in 2017 the median and mean pay gaps between Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) Band white employees were 11.6pc and 14.3pc respectively.

The government’s communities secretary has condemned Camden Council’s handling of the Chalcots Estate evacuation, and said the council needed to be clearer about the government support they want.

A tree decorated with yellow ribbons, flowers and jokes for jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been vandalised on the eve of the second anniversary of her detention in Iran.

The local elections in 2014 presented a high water-mark for Camden Labour. Wards which had been Liberal Democrat strongholds years earlier were decimated.

Camden councillors paid tribute to their former colleague John White, who died earlier in March.

Camden’s problem with youth knife crime has reached a new height after it has been revealed a year 4 pupil at a Camden primary school threatened another with a pocket knife.

Most teenagers go through an act of rebellion. Some grow their hair, get a tattoo or make friends their parents disapprove of.

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson has said the Conservative Party are “confident” ahead of the local elections, during a visit to Camden today.

The leader of Camden Conservatives and councillor for Frognal and Fitzjohns has rubbished claims by Owen Jones that he doesn’t hold surgeries, and all Tory candidates in the ward are Brexit supporters.

Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi joined Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, at a special performance of a play to raise awareness of his wife’s plight.

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Or so the saying goes. However it was only Camden’s political activists and left-wing campaigner Owen Jones who braved the snow on a freezing Saturday morning.

The former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has urged Camden Liberal Democrats to leave nothing to chance in getting Flick Rea re-elected.

The proposed increase to councillors’ pay is less than an independent body, tasked with looking at members’ pay, recommends.

Camden Council has approved a tax hike for residents but also confirmed they will be paying for more police on the borough’s streets, during a heated council meeting on Tuesday.

A West Hampstead Labour councillor believes a culture change is necessary after he spoke out about “obsessional Jew-baiting and Israel bashing” in the Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party.

A politician being chased out of Sicily by the mafia isn’t unheard of. However there’s not many politicians in Camden who have shared new Conservative leader Gio Spinella’s experience in Palermo.

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