Leader’s New Year Message Cllr Richard Watts I get lots of people coming to my advice surgeries, even more so since becoming Leader of the Council in October. What has...
No one should be paid less than they can live on and as a Council we are committed to playing our role in making sure they don’t have to. Islington’s...
Islington Council Leader, Cllr Richard Watts, has condemned the ‘complacent, dismissive’ response the Minister of State for Disabled People has given to Islington’s declaration of no confidence in Atos. In... Read more
Islington Labour Leader, Cllr Richard Watts, publicly moved a vote of ‘no confidence’ in Atos at a Council Executive meeting last night (Thursday 17 October) and slammed their ‘demeaning and... Read more
The safety of cyclists on Islington's roads is a matter of life and death which the council takes extremely seriously. So, at last night's council meeting, amid ongoing concern following... Read more
Islington’s housing chief challenges government over damaging plans that give developers a ‘free for all’
Islington Council has become the first council in the country to take action to overturn the Tory-led government’s planning policy which will have a devastating effect on Islington’s economy. The... Read more
Cllr Richard Watts announced his intention to focus on “jobs, housing and the cost of living” as he was elected as Leader of Islington Labour Group on Monday 7 October. Read more
By Cllr Joe Caluori, Executive Member for Children & Families Back in July I wrote about Michael Gove’s move to take a plot of land from the Council on which... Read more
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
Cllr Catherine West announces she is standing down as Leader of Islington Council Being Leader of Islington Council has been a huge privilege and I am incredibly proud of what... Read more