Camden is an inner London borough stretching from Holborn to Highgate, Kentish Town to Kilburn. It is a place of great variety, with areas of vast wealth alongside some of the most deprived parts of the country. Camden is home to a large mix of different communities and cultures including large Bengali, Irish and Somali populations.
Labour has run Camden Council almost continuously since 1970, aside from four years between 2006 and 2010. Camden Labour currently holds forty seats on Camden Council following the elections on 22nd May 2014.
With more than 2,000 members, Camden Labour reflects the diversity of our borough. Our members, activists and councillors are drawn from all walks of life and hugely varied backgrounds. Camden’s strength is its diversity, and we believe that diversity is our strength also. The current Leader of Camden Council is Cllr Sarah Hayward and her deputy is Cllr Pat Callaghan.
Frank Dobson has been an MP in Camden for over thirty years, prior to which he was Leader of Camden Council. In 1979 he was elected as MP for Holborn & St Pancras South, and became the MP for Holborn & St Pancras in 1983 when it was merged with St Pancras North. Glenda Jackson was elected as MP for Hampstead & Highgate in 1992. In 2010 she was re-elected as the first MP for the new constituency of Hampstead & Kilburn. Both Frank and Glenda have announced that they will be standing down as Members of Parliament at the 2015 General Election. Tulip Siddiq has been selected to stand for the Labour Party in Hampstead and Kilburn and Keir Starmer has been selected to stand for the Labour Party in Holborn and St Pancras.