Council leader's positive Covid test – days after election count celebrations

Georgia Gould saw 47 Labour councillors elected this week

Sunday, 8th May — By Richard Osley

Jenny Headlam-Wells, Meric Apak, Georgia Gould PHOTO-2022-05-08-15-12-46

Council leader Georgia Gould, right, celebrates with ward colleagues Jenny Headlam-Wells and Meric Apak after their re-election in Kentish Town

ELECTION candidates are having Covid tests today (Sunday) after the leader of the council fell ill and tested positive.

Just 48 hours after the count at the Somers Town Community Sports Centre, Labour’s Georgia Gould has been struck down with the coronavirus.

Cllr Georgia Gould’s victory speech in the early hours of Friday

All candidates who were in close proximity to her during the campaign, count and celebrations have now been advised to also take a test. She was also among councillors officially signing in at the Town Hall yesterday (Saturday).

Pat Callaghan remains the deputy leader of the council after holding her seat in Camden Town this week.


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