I have been struggling to decide who to vote for this year. Obviously for tribal reasons I can't go Tory even though I think the current Conservative counciller is probably a good guy. That narrows down to whether I should vote for the Liberals, Greens or Labour.
Camden (currently Labour) is a pretty hotly contented seat and seems a likely canididate to swing given the current discontent with the Parliamentary government. However using local elections to send a national message is a losing game. Councillers probably affect your day to day quality of life more than any other politician and living with a protest vote for two years is something you can really come to regret.
In the end it was the Labour leaflet that persuaded me how to cast my votes. The Liberals run Islington and the Torys run Westminster. Can I live with two years of either of those?