Search

Labour hold Camden Town & Primrose Hill by-election seat

12:40 04 May 2012

Labour Party candidate Lazzaro Pietragnoli has won the Camden Town & Primrose Hill by-election

Labour Party candidate Lazzaro Pietragnoli has won the Camden Town & Primrose Hill by-election

Archant

Labour has won the Camden Town & Primrose Hill by-election strengthening its hold on the ward.

Profile Lazzaro Pietragnoli

Lazzaro Pietragnoli, 42, is a journalist who lives with his wife and son in Primrose Hill.

He has been active in the Primrose Hill Community Association and campaigned to save Primrose Hill Community Library.

Policies:

- Campaigned against High Speed 2 rail link, which he says places national economic questions ahead of the needs of Camden residents.

Instead of terminating at Euston, Mr Pietragnoli wants it to terminate on the outskirts of London.

- He wants to improve security and tackle anti-social behaviour in Camden Town.

Of his campaign, he said last month: “I’m not a professional politician. I’ve never run for the council before and I think I will be an honest voice for the local people.”

Labour candidate Lazzaro Pietragnoli received 1,847 votes - far more than nearest rival Conservative candidate Nigel Rumble, who received 823 votes.

The Conservatives beat the Liberal Democrats into second place with Lib Dem candidate Chris Richards receiving 748 votes.

At the last local elections for the Camden Town & Primrose Hill ward in 2010, Labour won the highest share of the vote with 36.37 per cent.

The Liberal Democrats were in second place with 30.72 per cent and the Conservatives in third place with 21.41 per cent.

The Camden Town & Primrose Hill by-election was triggered when Labour Cllr Thomas Neumark announced his intention to step down to move to Washington DC, where his wife works as an economist for the World Bank.

Mr Pietragnoli joins Labour Cllr Pat Callaghan and Liberal Democrat Cllr Chris Naylor in representing Camden Town & Primrose Hill ward.

2012 by-election results:

Lazzaro Pietragnoli – Labour: 1,847 (46.6%)

Nigel Rumble – Conservative: 823 (20.8%)

Chris Richards – Liberal Democrat: 748 (18.9%)

Peter Lyons - Green: 450 (11.3%)

Joe Gardner - Independent: 98 (2.4%)

Turnout: 44.6%

0 comments

Latest News Stories

08:00
Alan Templeton outside Swiss Cottage Library

Alan Templeton is chairman of Camden Public Libraries Users Group, and treasurer of Friends of West Hampstead Library. He has joined the campaign to save West Hampstead Library from threat of closure. He has lived just off West End Lane with his wife for 31 years.

Yesterday, 17:00
Konstam Children's Centre in Highgate

A nursery which was failed by Ofsted for putting children’s safety at risk has been hailed for making drastic improvements in just under six months.

Yesterday, 16:59
Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him urgently (Photo: BTP)

Police are hunting a sex attacker who preyed on two sleeping women on a tube between Camden Town and Finchley Central.

Yesterday, 15:58
Tulip Siddiq and Keir Starmer (Picture: Polly Hancock)

Camden MPs have written to the Government demanding it tackles the growing refugee crisis in Syria by ‘playing a full part’.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Happy viewing!

MyOffers are giving you that chance to win an amazing Samsung 55” Curve HD TV.

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder