Last week the people of Islington sent a clear message to the Tory-led Government. By electing 47 Labour councillors, local people made it clear that David Cameron and Nick Clegg have the wrong priorities for Islington.
Labour’s Council Leader, Cllr Richard Watts, commented: “I want to thank everyone who voted Labour in Islington for joining together to send a clear message to the Tory-led Government.
“The ringing endorsement that local residents have given Islington Labour – and our plans to tackle people’s top priorities on jobs, housing and the cost of living – shows that people felt Islington Labour is on their side.
“The next four years are going to be extremely challenging because of the unfair cuts the Tory-led Government is imposing on Islington.
“But, we’ll continue to listen to the people of our borough, stand up for the many and put the views of local people at the heart of the decisions we make.”
The local elections saw Islington Labour secure 56% of the vote across the borough and achieve our best result since 1974. In fact our share of the vote has increased by almost 50% since 2010.
In the European elections that took place on the same day, Islington Labour again received the most votes in the borough and there was a swing in support of 11.5% from the Green Party to Islington Labour.
Pictured: Islington Labour Group