Triple whammy in Kilburn gives Camden Labour a great start

SUSANNA WILKEY REPORTS: LABOUR has romped to victory in the first three seats of the Camden Council local elections currently being counted at Haverstock School in Chalk Farm. They have claimed all three seats in Kilburn, ousting Liberal Democrats Janet Grauberg and James King,

LABOUR has romped to victory in the first three seats of the Camden Council local elections currently being counted at Haverstock School in Chalk Farm.

They have claimed all three seats in Kilburn, ousting Liberal Democrats Janet Grauberg and James King, as well as taking three seats in King's Cross and two in Highgate, encroaching on the Green's territory.

Leader of the Labour group Cllr Nasim Ali said: "It is a great start and Kilburn was a great place to start. We are really pleased."

King's Cross councillor Jonathan Simpson is thrilled to have been re-elected and believes the Labour group can take back overall control on Camden Council from the Lib Dem Conservative coalition.


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He said: "I definitely think we can do it. We might need to win Haverstock on May 25 but there is every indication we can do it without."

Re-elected Highgate councillor Maya de Souza is pleased to have kept her seat but disappointed the Green party could not hold the ward.

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She said: "This has not been a good night for us with the general elections on the same day but we did get the highest vote in the ward and we had a good performance considering.

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