Reforming Camden

As Conservatives, we believe in conserving what’s best about our borough — but we also believe in reforming and fixing what’s wrong.

We believe that Camden Council is too wasteful, too distant, and too unaccountable.  Our borough stretches from Holborn to Hampstead and from Kentish Town to Kilburn. The needs of Bloomsbury can be very different from the needs of Belsize.

Since 2011, Camden Conservatives have been the only party to provide an alternative budget — signed off as costed by Camden’s director of finance — that would lead to lower taxes, less waste, and more money for front-line services.

The Conservative plan to reform Camden

  • \We will freeze Council Tax every year of a Conservative-run Camden.
  • We will reduce waste, such as scrapping the Camden magazine, ending funding of trade union officials, reducing the publicity budget, and using LED street lights.
  • We will use match-funding to stretch resources, as with our proposals to hire more police, grant discretionary Business Rates relief, or install electric car charge points.
  • We will introduce Community Councils that handle budgets for service delivery in their areas, making the Council more responsive to overlooked areas of Camden.
  • We will reduce waiting times on Camden’s phone lines and overhaul Camden’s website to make it easier to access services.