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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 October, Islington became the first local authority in the country to directly challenge the Government over Atos’ poor performance in determining eligibility for benefits.

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 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 demoralising’ tests to determine if disabled people are fit to work.

An Islington Council scrutiny investigation into Atos, the Government contractor running Work Capability Assessments for local residents on disability benefits, raised serious concerns about their performance. 

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

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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. 

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

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 we have achieved in the face of the Tory-led government’s unfair attack on inner city areas like ours.

Cllr Catherine West announces she is standing down as Leader of Islington Council

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

Free School Meals For All is a policy that helps both children and families. It is the  ultimate 'One Nation' policy and can be demonstrated to give children better learning, better diet and to ease the pressure on hard working families.

Free School Meals: The Ultimate One Nation Policy Fringe Event

Free School Meals For All is a policy that helps both children and families. It is the  ultimate 'One Nation' policy and can be demonstrated to give children better learning,... Read more

It has emerged this week that plans by the Tory Mayor of London’s Fire Brigade that Islington is set to lose three vital fire appliances that currently serve the borough.

Under the new proposals the Fire Commissioner has announced he will be removing 27 pumping appliances from around London in preparation for possible industrial action.

Islington Labour Condemns The Removal of Fire Engines

It has emerged this week that plans by the Tory Mayor of London’s Fire Brigade that Islington is set to lose three vital fire appliances that currently serve the borough.... Read more

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