Bloomsbury (ward)

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Bloomsbury
Electoral ward
Country United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region London
County Greater London
London borough Camden
Created 1 April 1965
Named for Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is a ward in the London Borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. The ward has existed since the creation of the borough on 1 April 1965 and was first used in the 1964 elections.

1965–1978[edit]

Bloomsbury ward has existed since the creation of the London Borough of Camden on 1 April 1965. It was first used in the 1964 election to Camden London Borough Council.[1]

1978–2002[edit]

There was a revision of ward boundaries in Camden in 1978.[2]

From 2002[edit]

There was a revision of ward boundaries in Camden in 2002. The ward covers roughly the western half of the area of Bloomsbury, which also covers the wards of King's Cross and part of Holborn and Covent Garden, and the eastern half of Fitzrovia, which extends into the City of Westminster.

The ward lies in the south of the borough, and is one of three wards of Camden south of Euston Road (along with Holborn and Covent Garden and King's Cross). It is separated from Regents Park by Euston Road; from King's Cross by Upper Woburn Place, Tavistock Square, Tavistock Place, Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, and Grenville Street; from Holborn and Covent Garden by Guilford Street, Southampton Row, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury Street, and New Oxford Street; and from the City of Westminster by Tottenham Court Road, Hanway Street, Gresse Street, Rathbone Place, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Street, Charlotte Place, Goodge Street, and Cleveland Street.

Election results[edit]

Like all other wards of Camden, Bloomsbury is represented by three councillors on Camden Borough Council. The last election was held on 6 May 2010, when all three councillors were elected. All three now represent the Labour Party.

Bloomsbury ward election, 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Harrison 1670 14
Labour Milena Nuti 1554 13
Labour Abdul Quadir 1315 11
Conservative Rebecca Hossack 1221 10.2
Conservative Timothy Barnes 1142 9.6
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Stanton Jones 1061 8.9
Liberal Democrat Aimery de Malet Roquefort 954 8
Conservative Gotz Mohindra 923 7.7
Liberal Democrat Abdul Tarofdar 645 5.4
Green Beatrix Campbell 602 5.1
Green Justin Romain Hoffman 414 3.5
Green Samuel Bueno De Mesquita 413 3.5
Turnout 53.8%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Bloomsbury ward election, 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Penelope Abraham 1,004 13.7
Labour Fazlul Chowdhury 928 12.6
Conservative Rebecca Hossack 898 12.2
Labour Peter Brayshaw 896 12.2
Conservative Robert Moritt 835 11.4
Conservative Janice Lavery 634 8.6
Green Linus Rees 353 4.8
Liberal Democrat Caroline Deys 344 4.7
Green Shahrar Ali 329 4.5
Liberal Democrat Steven Deller 323 4.4
Green George Graham 284 3.9
Liberal Democrat Philip Moser 282 3.8
Independent Andrew Halsey 53 0.7
Turnout 7,348 37.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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Coordinates: 51°31.3′N 0°7.6′W / 51.5217°N 0.1267°W / 51.5217; -0.1267