• SO how much attention is tough-enough council leader Georgia Gould getting from her new team? Are they obeying orders? She has sent at least three emails essentially urging councillors and members (including those in the south of the borough) to use their spare time canvassing in Hampstead and Kilburn where the Pick Tulip rescue mission is in more obvious need than the Labour campaign in Holborn and St Pancras. “It would also be great if Holborn and St Pancras councillors can encourage [READ ON]
  • THE outgoing leader of Camden Council, Sarah Hayward, was often said to run things with a decisively firm hand during her time in charge. But are we about to see an even harder taskmaster take the hot seat? Batten down the hatches at Judd Street, for Samata Khatoon, the chief toastmaster who Labour chose to talk us through the baton change from Sarah to Georgia Gould at Wednesday’s annual council meeting, predicted a “tougher” leader would emerge. To think some people tease [READ ON]
  • No belfies in North Tyneside

    May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

    HAVE you seen less Camden bin bag pictures on social media in recent days because the council and Veolia are finally getting to grips with new fortnightly system and fly-tipping – or because the chief investigative photographer on the case, Henry Newman, is otherwise busy 250 miles away. Henry, the King of the Belfies*, has switched his Twitter handle from @Henry4Highgate, which had bee a reference to his place on the ballot paper in N6 at next year’s council elections, which as it [READ ON]
  • NEWLY decorated in robes and our mayoral gold chain, Camden’s new mayor Richard Cotton afforded himself a wry smile as the choir squeezed into the public gallery serenaded the council chamber with ♫ Glory Glory Hallelujah ♫. More in today’s CNJ about Richard’s plans for the year ahead, but the outrageous Hotspurfication of last night’s mayor-making ceremony should not go ignored. Quite the opposite – it should be challenged. What a nice choice of hymn, many of [READ ON]
  • FOR those hanging out on who got what in Georgia Gould’s first cabinet back at the Town Hall, the line-up was confirmed today with a very light shuffling of the pack. Pat Callaghan, Angela Mason, Phil Jones, Theo Blackwell and Merick Apak, for example, will all more or less keep the same role they had under Sarah Hayward’s watch. Abdul Hai and Jonathan Simpson do a bit of a swapsie: Crime for Abdul, culture for Jonathan. Of the new faces, Richard takes up some of Georgia’s [READ ON]
  • THE final list of candidates standing in the Hampstead and Kilburn at next month’s general election has been confirmed this afternoon. In alphabetical order by surname KIRSTY ALLAN (Liberal Democrats) HUGH EASTERBROOK (Independent) CLAIRE-LOUISE LEYLAND (Conservative) JOHN MANSOOK (Green) TULIP SIDDIQ (Labour) RAINBOW GEORGE WEISS (Independent) [READ ON]
  • No Ukip candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn

    May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

    A POTENTIAL new blow for Labour’s Tulip Siddiq this afternoon after the final list of candidates in Hampstead and Kilburn revealed Ukip have bobbed the contest. While Giles Game – last seen taking 75 votes in the Gospel Oak by-election – will stand for Ukip in Keir Starmer’s Holborn and St Pancras constituency, the party has not put up a candidate in the north of the borough. At the last two elections, the UKIP score has been bigger than Labour’s majority in [READ ON]

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ELECTION 2017: VIDEPRINTER

one line updates
* Hustings date confirmed in Hampstead and Kilburn, to be hosted by West Hampstead Life blog next Tuesday evening (23/5) *
* Council leader Georgia Gould makes third appeal to members to help Labour campaign in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Keir Starmer confirms he has visited more than 30 marginal seats for Labour *
* Kemi Badenoch returns to Hampstead and Kilburn to help Tory campaign *
* Owen Jones and actor Charlie Condou join Labour door knocking session in Kentish Town *
* Gina Miller out on doorstep in Queen's Park *
* Gina Miller group Best For Britain group pledges to support Tulip Siddiq *
* Jo Johnson - Boris's MP brother - makes two trips to Hampstead and Kilburn offering campaign help *
* Liz Truss campaigns with Claire-Louise Leyland in West Hampstead *
* Rainbow George confirms he will stand again as an independent *
* Henry Newman stands for Tories in North Tyneside *
* Ukip fail to field candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Ukip field Giles Game in Holborn and St Pancras *
* Bookmakers shorten odds on Tulip Siddiq to hold Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Green members vote AGAINST standing aside in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Former Conservative candidate in Holborn and St Pancras Will Blair misses out on selection in Exeter *
* Sadiq Khan leads rally for Tulip Siddiq in Swiss Cottage *
* Frognal councillor Siobhan Baillie picked to stand for Conservatives in Bermondsey *
* Culture secretary Karen Bradley makes campaign visit for the Tories in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Tories select Tim Barnes to face Keir Starmer in Holborn and St Pancras *
* Labour win Gospel Oak by-election with Marcus Boyland becoming Camden's newest councillor *
* Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson makes campaign stop on the Kilburn High Road *
* Kemi Badenoch who missed out on Tory selection in Hampstead and Kilburn to stand in the safe Conservative constituency of Saffron Walden *
* Kilburn councillor Douglas Beattie to stand for Labour in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale *
* Former Labour councillor Mike Katz selected as parliamentary candidate in Hendon *
* Greens select John Mansook to stand in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Sian Berry confirmed as Green Party candidate in Holborn and St Pancras *
* Council leader Sarah Hayward misses out on selection in Hull West and Hessle *
* Council leader Sarah Hayward shortlisted to be Labour parliamentary candidate in Hull *
* Claire-Louise Leyland selected as Conservative candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch shortlisted in Hampstead and Kilburn by Tories *
* Tories to pick Hampstead and Kilburn tonight (25/4) *
* Sian Berry set to stand for Greens in Holborn and St Pancras *
* Former Hampstead and Kilburn candidate Rebecca Johnson to stand for Commons again, against Meg Hillier in Hackney South *
* Supporters of Siobhan Baillie call for her to be added to Hampstead and Kilburn candidate shortlist *
* Tories shortlist Henry Newman and Claire-Louise Leyland for Hampstead and Kilburn selection *
* Anti-Corbyn protest banner flown over Wembley during FA Cup semi-final *
* Siobhan Baillie completes London Marathon in 5hrs 34 mins *
* Labour and Tory activists clash at Queen's Park Farmers Market *
* Francis Maude and Ed Vaizey join Tory canvass in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Former Holborn and St Pancras candidate Will Blair interested in a new run for parliament *
* June 8 Election count venue expected to be Somers Town Sports Centre *
* Camden assembly member Andrew Dismore confirms he will not be standing for parliament this time *
* Tories expected to pick a candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn by Tuesday evening *
* No candidate selection in Camden so far from the Greens *

* Kilburn councillor Douglas Beattie (Lab)interested in standing for a Commons seat *
* Lib Dem candidate Kirsty Allan pledges 'visible' campaign in Hampstead and Kilburn *
* Former UKIP candidate in Holborn and St Pancras Maxine Spencer tweets that she has left the party and will not be standing again *
* Camden councillor Siobhan Baillie confirms she has passed central office tests and is on list of possible Tory parliamentary candidates *
* Independent councillor Andrew Marshall, the former leader of the Camden Conservatives announces he shall vote for Lib Dems *
* Former Labour MP Glenda Jackson's newspaper columnist son Dan Hodges confirms he will vote for the Tories *

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