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Let’s keep art accessible to all

Islington has a proud tradition of artistic creativity. Many wonderful artists have made our borough their home. Art plays an important role in our society. Art supports tourism, our creative...

Islington Labour says no to ‘Blacklisters’

  A scrutiny report commissioned by Labour Councillors looking at the illegal practice of Construction Industry Blacklisting has just been published by Islington Council. This is the latest stage in...

Taking the Fight to Post Office HQ

  This morning Cllr. Richard Watts leader of Islington Council along with the boroughs two Labour MPs, the CWU and Islington pensioners Focum delivered a giant postcard to the Post Office's...

Christmas Message From Cllr. Watts

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...

Proud Islington’s Labour Council is a Living Wage employer

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...

Atos fight continues: Council Leader condemns ‘complacent’ government response

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 Council Leader declares ‘no confidence’ in ATOS

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

Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling

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 elected as new Leader of Islington Council

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

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