Camden Council and community representation

Prior to September 2012 Camden Council,  through mutual understanding of the major parties that partisan politics had no place at the grass roots level,  was free to represent the community through independent Councillors and make decisions based on community wishes.   In September 2012 a major party politic faction gained control of Council.  In September 2016 the alternate major party felt obliged to counter this situation with candidates. Despite receiving just 32% of the total vote and 43% of eligible residents voting for an independent candidate, the ruling faction retained control of voting.