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More election fraud claims – and the TV show which set up a fake polling station

Hat Trick productions ran into hot water after setting up a spoof but official looking polling station immediately outside a real polling station.

Haringey Council lets down Highgate

Highgate, in North London, has a dilemma faced by many communities around the country. It is split down the middle by major organisational units, London Borough boundaries in its case. One side of the main shopping/eating street is in Haringey, the other side is in Camden and Islington is just down the hill. That is […]
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Camden, Haringey and Islington Councils in top 15 for complaints

From a written Parliamentary question: The Local Government Ombudsman’s data are about complaints relating to local authorities, the following table showing the 20 councils with the highest number of complaints in 2011. Birmingham City Council 257 Southwark London Borough 198 Lambeth London Borough 186 Leeds City Council 176 Cornwall Council 148 Kent County Council 143 […]
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Local liberal heroes: Jill Fraser

Earlier in the year, I penned a series of posts profiling forgotten liberal heroes (to which a couple of other people also kindly contributed), looking at some of those who achieved great things for liberalism in their time but have been unjustly forgotten – such as Margaret Wintringham, the very first female Liberal MP. There is also [...]

Camden and Islington councils to share Chief Executive

8 September 2010 , , ,
One of the growing trends in local government has been increased sharing of ‘back office’ functions between councils. It looks however as if Islington and Camden are about to take a big step beyond that as Richard Osley reports in the Camden New Journal: Camden and Islington are to share a chief executive for the […]

Campaigning isn’t just about leaflets: Talacre Gardens

14 July 2010 , ,
At the weekend I popped over to Camden, to film Cllr Matt Sanders talking about campaigning in Talacre Gardens. It’s a great example of what local campaigning can achieve – working with residents to protect a green space – and how leaflets are a means to that end rather than an end in themselves. That’s [...]

Liberal Democrat Mayor suspended over benefits investigation

From the Camden New Journal: THE Mayor of Camden, Councillor Omar Faruque Ansari, has been suspended from the Liberal Democrat group tonight (Monday) after he was questioned by benefit investigators. Council leader Keith Moffitt said he would remain suspended until “a serious investigation” was complete. It is understood Cllr Ansari was questioned by investigators from the Department of [...]

LDV interviews … Keith Moffitt, leader of Camden Council

Keith Moffitt is the Liberal Democrat leader of Camden Council. Lib Dem Voice has quizzed him about why he’s in politics, what he’s achieved and how being a Liberal Democrat means he does things differently from other parties. And if you’re hoping to get elected to a council for the first time in June, read [...]

Liberal Democrats gain Hampstead Town from the Conservatives

26 September 2008
Continuing the party’s excellent run of by-election results in Camden (and more generally in North London), Linda Chung is the new councillor for Hampstead Town ward: Liberal Democrat 1,242 (44.1%, +11.5%) Conservative 1,114 (39.6%, -6.9%) Labour 289 (10.3%, -1.0%) Green 140 (5.0%, -3.3%) BNP 29 (1.0%, +1.0%) Majority: 128 (4.5%) Swing: 9.2% Conservative to Liberal […]