Why Islington is fighting to end the scourge of predatory betting shops

I welcome this opportunity to talk about the scourge of betting shops in our borough. I feel particularly strongly about this, partly because I have campaigned on the issue for... Read more

Angel Canal Festival

Last Sunday (1st September) the Islington Labour Councillors for St Peter’s ward staffed a stall at the Angel Canal Festival to talk to local people about some of the important issues... Read more

Thieves eye your phone

Islington records some of the UK’s highest figures for smart phone street robberies. The hot weather has coincided with a spike in mobile phone snatches.   In Caledonian Road on Monday a... Read more

Why Michael Gove must stop 'Islington Free School'

The Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove seems hell-bent on making a gift of the old Ashmount School site to two private education companies, so they can open the... Read more

What do the government’s legal aid changes mean for justice?

Last year the government brought forward draconian cuts to the legal aid budget, the effects of which are already being seen with people unable to get advice and help for... Read more

Standing up for private renters in Islington

I am really please to see the launch of Islington Private Tenants, the association for people in Islington who rent from a private landlord or letting agent.  Private renting is at an... Read more

The future of Sure Start

Despite the brutal cuts imposed by the Tory-led Government, Sure Start stands as one of the great legacies of the last Labour Government. The excellent report by Labour MPs Frank... Read more

Islington’s Local Plan supports Islington Labour’s commitments to fairness.

Cllr Alice Perry’s speech to Full Council on 28th June  Islington’s Local Plan support Islington Labour’s commitments to fairness. Our local plan helps us build new social housing, protect and support our... Read more

The Chancellor’s Spending Review Saw Islington Again Lose Out

Speech given by Cllr. Claudia Webbe at Full Council on 27th June. Mr Mayor, Wednesday’s Comprehensive spending review showed us that this coalition government just doesn’t get it. While Osborne... Read more

Why We Should Fight For Legal Aid

Cllr. Groucutt’s speech on legal aid cuts at full council on the 27th June. Mr Mayor, we all assume that in our most desperate moments the British Criminal Justice System... Read more

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