Barton’s back

Paul Barton, Camden CouncilTWO years ago, Conservative councillor in Highgate Paul Barton quit Camden Town Hall after, we were all told, finding his workload in his day job at the Bank of America intruding on his time at the Town Hall.

His resignation triggered a by-election which the Tories were subsequently beaten at by the Green Party.

Now, it seems, Paul wants back in again. Candidate lists reveal this week that he is down to fight Kentish Town on behalf of the Conservatives. Even the most optimistic Tory might admit that’s a uphill battle. It’s an area where the party has recently polled an obscure fourth. Any Conservative winner in the ward will be under strict orders to hold onto the seat with a white knuckle grip.

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