Camden is a north-central London borough neighbouring Brent, Barnet, Islington, Haringey, City of Westminster and the City of London. Camden has an estimated LGBT population of 14,142 with 1046 same-sex households according to the 2001 census. The borough is made up of 18 wards, including Belsize, Bloomsbury, Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Cantelowes, Fortune Green, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Town, Haverstock, Highgate, Holborn and Covent Garden, Kentish Town, Kilburn, King's Cross, Regent's Park, St Pancras and Somers Town, Swiss Cottage and West Hampstead.
Camden is a Labour-controlled council, with 30 of its 54 councillors elected from the Labour party. The largest opposition party is the Liberal Democrat party. The Council operates as a leader and cabinet structure. The current leader is Nasim Ali. Angela Mason, a former director of Stonewall, serves as deputy leader of the council. Openly gay councillor Jonathan Simpson is the mayor of Camden for 2010-2011. He recently announced Amy Lame as his Mayoress.
There are two members of parliament for the Camden area. Frank Dobson, Labour, serves the Holborn and St Pancras constituency. Glenda Jackson, Labour, serves the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.
Metrolpolitan Police Liaison
The Metropolitan Police Service has LGBT liaison contacts in every borough to assist London’s LGBT communities. In Camden Aaron Clarke or Paul Edwards can be contacted on 0800 328 2509.