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New Housing Executive Member ready for the challenge

Cllr Diarmaid Ward has been appointed as the new Islington Council Executive Member for Housing and Development.  Following James Murray's appointment as Sadiq Khan's Deputy Mayor for Housing, Cllr Ward...

Islington Labour housing chief to become London's Deputy Mayor for Housing

Islington Labour councillor, James Murray, has been appointed by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as the new Deputy Mayor for Housing.  An Islington councillor for Barnsbury ward since 2006, Cllr...

Pressure forces Tory U-turn on academies plan

Following a community campaign involving parents, teachers, school governors, trade unions, and Islington Labour, in support of a national outcry against the government’s plans to force all schools to become...

Prime Minister's Comments on Islington

Statement from Cllr Andy Hull, Executive Member for Finance, commenting on the Prime Minister's statement on 11th April -  “Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister sought to...

Our Schools, Our Say - Petition Launched

OUR SCHOOLS OUR SAY – CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AGAINST FORCED ACADEMISATION Islington Labour Group has today (6th April) launched its campaign against the Tory Government’s plans to force all of Islington’s...

Supporting World Autism Awareness Week

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week (2nd-8th April) Islington Labour councillors gathered with the Mayor of Islington to commit to doing more to support people with Autism in the borough....

Tory Budget is an attack on Islington's schools

In the Tory Budget announced on 16th March, the Government put forward plans to force all schools to become academies.  Cllr Richard Watts has written about the dangers the proposals...

Councillors march against Housing Bill

On Sunday 13th March, Islington Labour councillors joined thousands of other demonstrators to march against the Tory Government's Housing and Planning Bill.  As Cllr James Murray, Executive Member for Housing...

Council victory to keep Cally Road station open

  Transport for London (TfL) has today announced that Cally Road Tube station is set to remain open while its lifts are repaired, thanks to legal action taken by Islington...

Council to take on the 'Big Six' energy firms

Islington residents who switch their energy provider to a new council-run energy partnership are set to save around £200 per year, after Islington Council announced plans to take on the...

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