ELECTORS in Haverstock: vote Jill, vote Sabrina, vote Joan, vote Jane… Elect three women in the late council election kick-off there and the gender split at the Camden Town Hall will be tilted a little closer to parity.
By my reckoning if the Haverstock somehow split its vote and, let’s say, elected Jill Fraser, Sabrina Francis and Joan Stally, Camden Council would then have 23 female councillors. That’s obviously not a half share but it must be pushing towards a record number for the new intake inducted yesterday, changing the complexion of a council that has often been dominated by white men in suits. That can only be a good thing. After the latest results, Swiss Cottage is last the man-only domain. Hampstead Town, Fortune Green, Regent’s Park and Highgate have two women representatives and only one man.
Already elected for Labour (40% of the Labour group on the council) are:
Sue Vincent, Valerie Leach, Georgia Gould, Angela Mason, Heather Johnson, Tulip Siddiq, Larraine Revah, Pat Callaghan, Sarah Hayward, Samata Khatoon, Milena Nuti, Maryam Eslamdoust
The Lib Dems: (40 %)
Flick Rea, Linda Chung, Gillian Risso-Gill, Nancy Jirira
Kirsty Roberts, Laura Trott, Claire-Louise Leyland
Green (1oo %):
Maya De Souza