Making Islington a fairer place for all is the top priority for Islington Labour.
Since 2010, the Tory Government has imposed a programme of austerity that has seen huge cuts to public services and vital social security support for local people.
In Islington, Tory austerity has meant:
- Core government funding to Islington Council cut by 70% since 2010
- 300 local police officers cut
- Local schools have over £300 less to spend per pupil
- 10,000 families on Universal Credit will lose an average of £500 a year
- Longer NHS hospital waiting times
Despite these cuts, we are determined to continue to make a difference to local people and to fight to make Islington a fairer place for all.
Islington Labour is making a difference to local people by:
- Building new council homes for local people – the largest programme for 30 years in Islington
- Providing Free School Meals for all nursery and primary school pupils
- Supporting over 5,200 local unemployed people into work, including 1,500 young people
- Protecting frontline Council services, such as care for older people, libraries and maintaining weekly bin collections
- Supporting young people to get the best start in life, with 9 out of 10 Islington schools rated Good or Outstanding
After 8 years of Tory austerity, we know the cuts don’t work.
We need a Labour Government, led by Jeremy Corbyn, that will end austerity, invest in public services and support local people.