Islington Labour has won a landslide election victory in the Local Elections today, taking 48 of the 51 seats available.
After a hard fought election campaign, Islington will again have a Labour-run Council. This is the fourth set of Local Elections in a row that local people have voted for a Labour Council.
Over the past 12 years, Islington Labour has undertaken the largest council home building programme in a generation, become a Living Wage borough, started tackling the climate emergency, provided free school meals for primary school children and supported thousands of local people into good jobs.
And over the next four years, Islington’s Labour-run Council will build 750 new council homes, support 5000 more local people into work, protect youth services and increase the trees and green space in the borough.
Islington Labour will also have the most diverse Group of councillors the borough has seen.
For more information on Islington Labour’s plans, see our manifesto here.
Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington’s Labour-run Council, said:
“The people of our borough have put their trust in Islington Labour for the fourth set of local elections in a row and we’ve seen an increase in our number of councillors, something that makes me immensely proud.
“We stood on a platform of equality, setting out to tackle the issues that matter most to local people and they supported that.
“Islington is a wonderful place, full of opportunity. But that opportunity isn’t shared equally and that’s what we need to tackle. We will make it our goal to tackle the inequalities present in our borough and make it fairer for everyone. The hard work starts now.”