Your Islington Labour Team

Islington is represented by two Labour Members of Parliament, 47 Labour councillors on Islington Council and one member of the Greater London Assembly (GLA). 


Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council

Cllr Richard Watts has been the Labour Leader of Islington Council since October 2013. Richard is 39 and has lived in Islington for 15 years, representing Tollington ward in the North of Islington since 2006. He has two young children. He served as Executive Member for Children & Families from May 2010 and Executive Member for Finance & Performance from May 2013.  Before becoming a full time member of the Council’s Executive, Richard ran the Children’s Food Campaign, a national campaign to improve children’s diets. 

Previously he worked for a number of different campaigns and a consultancy organisation, which led to some work in Kosovo helping develop the political party that formed out of the KLA guerrilla army. He graduated with a degree in politics from Durham University and before this worked in the Pretty Polly tights factory in Nottinghamshire. He is a governor of City and Islington College.

Richard tweets @RichardWatts01

Richard leads the Labour Group on the Council, which is made up of 47 Labour councillors. Having run the Council since 2010, Islington Labour was re-elected in May 2014 with Labour's best result in the borough since 1974. You can find details of your local councillor by clicking here.

Islington's Labour MPs 

Emily Emily Thornberry

MP for Islington South

JeremyJeremy Corbyn

MP for Islington North




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Jennette Arnold AM


Islington is represented on the Greater London Assembly (GLA) by Labour's Jennette Arnold AM. You can contact Jennette by clicking here.

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