• Georgie Robertson selected in King’s Cross

    September 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

    YOU can bet everything you own and more on Labour holding its three seats in King’s Cross at next May’s council elections, so last night’s selection meeting was essentially picking a new councillor, as much as a new candidate. So welcome to the world of Camden politics Georgie Robertson who won the members vote last night. She had originally been tipped to stand in West Hampstead, a ward which is still waiting for candidates after last week’s aborted selection meeting. [READ ON]
  • SO where are we with Labour’s arduous attempts to construct its council elections team? Last Thursday, Roger Robinson, Paul Tomlinson and Samata Khatoon were re-selected to stand in Somers Town under the new autos system – with Cllr Robinson surely on course now to set some kind of long service record. The three sitting councillors in Regent’s Park enjoyed a pass too, the previous evening. Oliver Lewis was re-selected in Highgate on Wednesday as well, and will be joined on [READ ON]
  • The new, new Camden cabinet

    September 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

    COUNCIL leader Georgia Gould will today line up her new cabinet at the Town Hall in their new positions... just 127 days after announcing her first new cabinet in May. While places on the executive are decided by an internal vote of Labour councillors, the actual portfolios are these days dealt down from the leader. While the job titles are due to be altered here and there with some council babble, headline changes will see Meric Apak taken off bins, one of the key issues which the Tories will [READ ON]
  • A CALMER night for Camden’s Labour Party this evening as sitting councillors Richard Olszewski and Lorna Russell were re-selected as candidates in Fortune Green, and new face Sorin Floti was chosen. Big Phil Turner, the former leader of the council, always says he doesn’t really want to return to the council’s green benches, although only the unrivalled durability of Lib Dem councillor Flick Rea stopped it from becoming a reality in this ward in 2012. He was on the list again [READ ON]
  • I BLAME last night’s dreary council meeting, as much as I’m told it’s for other reasons. I wouldn’t blame anybody in the room for sitting through that and deciding they could achieve more elsewhere. Yesterday the quietly influential Labour councillor Phil Jones, however, was only meant to be stepping down from Georgia Gould’s cabinet, but still standing for re-election as a ward councillor at next May’s council elections. This evening, he’s reportedly [READ ON]
  • WHILE it was a sleepy night in the council chamber yesterday evening – even by the standards of Camden’s full council meetings, last night’s session was one devoid of all fire and passion – a more chaotic scene was developing at West Hampstead Library. There, a Labour Party candidate selection meeting ahead of next year’s boroughwide elections was shut down without conclusion as protesting members complained that the process was flawed and they had not been given a [READ ON]
  • Chris Philp and Glenda Jackson

    Don’t forget us, Chris Philp

    September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

    FORMER Camden councillor Chris Philp was so excited in his slamming of the borough’s MPs, Sir Keir Starmer and Tulip Siddiq, over Brexit that he stumbled into conjuring up a new constituency of Holborn and Kilburn, or something like that. As Ms Siddiq heckled ‘that’s why you lost’, Mr Philp, now a Conservative MP in Croydon, corrected himself, reminding the House of Commons that he had stood there in 2010. You’d think losing an election by only 42 votes would be [READ ON]

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