King's Cross (ward)

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

King's Cross is a ward of 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. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 11,843.[1]

Councillors[edit]

Term Councillor Party
2010–present Sarah Hayward Labour
2006-present Abdul Hai Labour
2002–present Jonathan Simpson Labour

1965–1978[edit]

King's Cross 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.[2]

1978–2002[edit]

There was a revision of ward boundaries in Camden in 1978.[3]

From 2002[edit]

There was a revision of ward boundaries in Camden in 2002. The ward covers parts of Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, which also crosses into St Pancras and Somers Town and the London Borough of Islington. For elections to Parliament, King's Cross is part of Holborn and St Pancras.

Kings Cross lies in the south of the borough, and is one of three wards of Camden south of Euston Road (along with Bloomsbury and Holborn and Covent Garden). It is separated from Bloomsbury by Upper Woburn Place, Tavistock Square, Tavistock Place, Hunter Street, and Grenville Street; from Holborn and Covent Garden by Guilford Street and Calthorpe Street; from the borough of Islington by Kings Cross Road and Pentonville Road; and from St Pancras and Somers Town by Euston Road.

Election results[edit]

Like all other wards of Camden, King's Cross is represented by three councillors on Camden Borough Council. The last election was held on 22 May 2014, when all three councillors were elected. They are all elected for the Labour Party.

King's Cross ward election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Hayward * 1,467
Labour Jonathan Simpson * 1,424
Labour Abdul Hai * 1,333
Green Brian Gascoigne 550
Green Dominic Kendrick 459
Green Lewis Sullivan 446
Conservative Adam Lester 431
Conservative Ivan Massow 403
Conservative Patsy Prince 401
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Jones 263
Liberal Democrat Jon Burden 236
Liberal Democrat Michael Skinner 195
Turnout 7631 34.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
King's Cross ward election, 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Hayward 1,844 14.27
Labour Abdul Hai 1,706 13.21
Labour Jonathan Simpson 1,681 13.01
Liberal Democrat Lee Baker 1,546 11.97
Liberal Democrat Yuan Potts 1,386 10.73
Liberal Democrat Huw Prior 1,283 9.93
Conservative Kashem Abdul 771 5.97
Conservative Piers Lindsay-Finn 742 5.74
Conservative Andrew Parkinson 703 5.44
Green Edward Michael Milford 454 3.51
Green Rienzi Nini Enrico Trento 337 2.61
Green Una Sapietis 427 3.31
Turnout 12,880 53.42
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


King's Cross ward election, 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Hai 1,071
Labour Jonathan Simpson 956
Labour Geethika Jayatilaka 946
Liberal Democrat Trevor Harris 662
Liberal Democrat Huw Prior 627
Liberal Democrat David Simmons 600
Conservative Barbara Douglass 483
Conservative Paul Christian 476
Conservative Jamieson Hunkin 424
Green Joy Wood 375
Green Kate Gordon 360
Green Neil Endicott 355
Independent Alem-Seged Abay 182
Turnout 7,517 31.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camden Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  2. ^ London Borough Council Elections (1964)
  3. ^ London Borough Council Elections (1978)

Coordinates: 51°31′37″N 0°07′19″W / 51.527°N 0.122°W / 51.527; -0.122