Camden re-elects Labour council with increased majority

Camden Town Hall. Photograph: Camden Council

Camden has re-elected its Labour council with an increased majority in the 2018 local elections.

Residents voted in 43 Labour councillors, a majority of 36 seats over the next largest party, the Conservatives, up from a 28-seat majority in 2014.

Votes were counted overnight and all wards have been declared but one – the hotly contested Belsize Park, which is still being counted at time of publication.

The results give Council Leader Georgia Gould a strong mandate to pursue the Camden Labour manifesto agenda.

Seven Conservative councillors have been elected.

Liberal Democrat councillor Flick Rea was re-elected in Highbury Green.

The Green Party’s only councillor, Sian Berry, was re-elected in Highgate despite Labour targeting her council seat.