At a meeting of Holloway Ward Labour Party this week (Wednesday 3rd March), local campaigner Jason Jackson was selected as Islington Labour’s candidate to contest the Holloway by-election in May this year.
A father of three and long-time community activist, Jason has played an active role in fighting for a fairer Islington. He has fought alongside Holloway Ward colleagues on local campaigns to secure more homes for Social Rent at Holloway Prison Site, stop the closure of Caledonian Road tube station, to save the Ringcross Community Centre, as well as serving as a school governor at local Sacred Heart Primary School.
Alongside his day job, Jason is also a Director of The Black Policy Institute, a think tank dedicated to addressing issues within the Black community.
Jason Jackson, Islington Labour’s candidate for the Holloway by-election, said:
“I am honoured to be selected to represent the diverse community in Holloway and Islington. As the father of three boys under 18, I am all too aware of the opportunities our borough offers for young people, as well as the challenges we face.
“Despite ongoing Tory austerity, keeping people safe must be our top priority and if elected, I will work with my fellow councillors to make Islington a safe place for all. I am also passionate about making sure my three sons, and thousands of young people like them across Islington, have the chance to live and work in our borough as they get older, and the only way to achieve that is to continue building more council homes to tackle the housing crisis we currently face.
“Holloway is an area close to my heart and I am determined to work with Cllr Ward and the Islington Labour team to make it the best place to grow up and grow old in.”
The Holloway by-election will be held on Thursday 6th May, following Paul Smith’s resignation as a councillor. To vote early and from the comfort of your own home register here to sign up for a postal vote here so you can vote on 6th May.