Camden Council leader Georgia Gould has been selected to run in what should be a safe Labour seat at the General Election.

Cllr Gould, who has led Camden Council for seven years, was announced as Labour’s candidate in the new Queen’s Park and Maida Vale constituency yesterday evening (May 29).

The new seat comprises largely the same area currently represented by Karen Buck MP (Westminster North).

In 2019, Buck won with 54% of the vote and a majority of more than 10,000.

After Cllr Gould’s nomination for the seat was announced, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell took to X to congratulate her.

He said: “Well done Georgia Gould…you will be a terrific MP, just as you have been a terrific council leader. Your dad would be so proud of you.”

The 38-year-old is the daughter of Lord Gould, a former polling adviser to Tony Blair’s New Labour.

Her nomination was also welcomed by politicians in Westminster, including Maida Vale councillor Geoff Barraclough.

He said: “A warm welcome to Georgia Gould, who steps up to fill the large shoes vacated by Karen Buck MP.

“We’re very much looking forward to working together”.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a general election last week, with voters now set to go to the polls on July 4.