LOOK away now Labour supporters.. it was a night that anybody with even the slightest affection for the party will want to erase from their memory. With the elections coming up, I’ve been thinking about polls past in Camden. Here’s a few snaps I took myself at the historic council election count at the Somers Town sports hall in May 2006. In the drama of the late night count, Labour lost control of Camden and the Lib Dems and Tories later formed a pact to run things together. The photos make you wonder if the councillors, clearly high on adrenaline, will miss staying up all night for the results. They will almost certainly be deprived of that buzz if the local elections and general elections are held on the same day.
1. Andrew Mennear bites his lips, alongside Brian Coleman. 2. Former council leader Raj Chada tries to maintain a brave face. 3. Phil Turner waits nervously for results. 4. Keith Moffitt celebrates while disappointed Labour members Mike Katz and Lucy Anderson look on.