Camden Council leader Georgia Gould selected by Labour to run for parliament

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould. Photograph: Camden Council

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould has been selected as the Labour candidate for Queen’s Park and Maida Vale in the upcoming general election.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, confirming the news, Gould said she was “excited to be a part of a campaign for much needed change”.

Gould, 38, has led Camden Council since 2017. She became a councillor, aged just 24, in Kentish Town, the ward where she grew up.

Since a boundary change in 2022, she has represented Kentish Town South.

As council leader, Gould chair the cabinet – the group of elected councillors who are central to the borough’s decision-making process.

Queen’s Park and Maida Vale is a new parliamentary constituency that was created after the boundary review in 2023.

It was created from Westminster North, Brent Central, and Hampstead and Kilburn – all of which were seats previously held by Labour.

According to Electoral Calculus, a website that predicts voter turnout and voting patterns, Labour has a 100 per cent chance of winning the seat.

Nevertheless, Gould will be up against six other candidates.

These include Samia Hersi of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrat Helen Baxter, and Vivien Lichtenstein for the Greens.

Angela Carter-Begbie is standing for Reform UK, Irakli Menabde for the Workers Party of Britain, and Abdulla Janmohamed Dharamsi as an independent.

A future in the House of Commons may feel like destiny for Gould. She is the daughter of the late Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood, a political consultant who worked for the Labour party.

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