A by-election will be held in Gospel Oak ward following the decision of Cllr Sean Birch to stand down from Camden council for personal reasons.
The poll will take place on Thursday 14 March and allow local residents to have their say on Tory plans to close down nearby Belsize fire station and recent Tory cuts to police numbers in Gospel Oak.
Leader of Camden Council, Cllr Sarah Hayward said, “The Tory led government are failing communities like Gospel Oak. Cuts are forcing families out of the area, the economy is failing and costs like food and heating bills continue to rise.
“Moreover the Tories are being reckless with our safety. The Tory Mayor is closing Belsize fire station, Camden Police have lost over 130 officers since 2010 and will be left with just one fully functioning police station – in Holborn.
“Gospel Oak deserves better. Again and again, on every issue from the police and fire services to the NHS and the economy the Tories just don’t care about communities like Gospel Oak. We need a strong Labour voice to oppose the Tories and fight for everyone in Camden and Gospel Oak.”
Labour will democratically select its candidate this weekend at a meeting of local members in Gospel Oak.