Hampstead councillor steps down

A Hampstead Town councillor has stepped down from Camden Council, triggering a by-election in the ward.

Conservative Cllr Kirsty Roberts handed in her resignation yesterday (Wednesday), calling time on six years as a councillor in the village.

It is believed Ms Roberts, who recently fought to cut late-night opening hours at a diner in Heath Street, has stepped down to focus on her career.

Hampstead and Kilburn Conservative agent David Doulgas said: “Kirsty Roberts’ job is changing and she will not be able to carry on being a councillor.

“It’s a more demanding ward than most and she just will not have the time.”


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The Tories have already selected Simon Marcus, son former chairwoman of the Heath and Hampstead Society Helen Marcus, to battle it out in the ensuing by-election.

Mr Marcus stood in the 2010 General Election in the Barking seat against the BNP’s Nick Griffin, finishing in second place.

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