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Delivering a first class Christmas

Today (8 December) Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, visited the Royal Mail Islington Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s...

Tories fail working people in Islington again

Today’s Tory Government budget update will see cuts continue to services that working people rely on, like the council and the NHS. Against the backdrop of a chaotic Brexit, there...

Axe the Tax Update - Tories drop Tenant Tax

Following relentless campaigning by Islington Labour councillors and over 1,000 residents who signed the ‘Axe the Tory Tenant Tax’ petition, the Tory Government announced this week that the unfair Tenant...

Update – Holloway Road closure concessions come into force

Ahead of the next full closure of Holloway Road this weekend (18-21 November) by Transport for London (TfL), Islington Labour councillors have been keeping up the pressure on behalf of...

Axe the Tory Tenant Tax

Islington Labour councillors have stepped up their campaign against the Tory Government’s plans to force council tenants to pay more tax. Sign the petition to Axe the Tory Tenant Tax....

Islington pharmacies under threat from Tory cuts

11 Islington pharmacies could close as a result of the Tory Government’s planned cuts to community pharmacy budgets. There are currently 49 pharmacies in Islington, serving a population of 225,000....

UPDATE – Latest Holloway Road closure concessions

Islington Labour councillors have been making their voices heard by TfL since the unexpected closure of Holloway Road was announced. Since the closure came into effect three weeks ago, residents...

Statement on HMP Pentonville

Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, statement on HMP Pentonville – “It is deeply concerning that two prisoners have escaped from HMP Pentonville. The police are leading efforts to...

Government’s benefit cap to cost Islington families £50 per week

From 7th November, the Government's benefit cap for families on out-of-work benefits in London has been reduced to £23,000 (£15,410 for single people). Islington Council estimates upwards of 800 local...

UPDATE – Councillors win new concessions on Holloway Road closure

Following relentless campaigning on behalf of residents and local businesses, Islington Labour councillors have won further concessions on the unplanned Holloway Road closure from Transport for London (TfL). HGVs will...

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