Your Islington Labour Team

Islington Labour is on the side of local people and is making a difference for the many, not the few, on the issues that matter most. 

Islington is a wonderful place, but despite its affluent image, we know that too many people struggle to enjoy decent housing, are out of work and do not have the same chances in life as others. That is why we are committed to making our borough a fairer place for all.

Islington Labour was elected in 2010 to lead Islington Council to make a difference on the issues that matter most to local people. We were re-elected in 2014, and again in 2018, with Labour’s best result in the borough since 1974.

We are proud that we have –

  • Supported over 5,500 local people into jobs since 2014, including 1,500 young people.
  • By 2020, we will have delivered 2,200 new homes for social rent, including building the largest number of new council homes in Islington for over 30 years.
  • Supported young people to get the best start in life, with Islington now ranking in the top 20 in the country for boosting pupils’ attainment, whereas in 2008 the borough ranked in the bottom 20 local authorities for its GCSE results.

Islington is represented by two Labour Members of Parliament, 44 Labour councillors on Islington Council, the Labour Mayor of London and one member of the Greater London Assembly (GLA).

Contact your local Islington Labour councillors

Please click the link for your ward below to find out how to get in touch with your local Islington Labour councillors.

Barnsbury         Bunhill

Caledonian        Canonbury 

Clerkenwell       Finsbury Park  

Highbury East   Highbury West

Hillrise               Holloway

Junction            Mildmay

St George’s      St Mary’s

St Peter’s         Tollington

Not sure which ward you live in? Find out here.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, new Leader of Islington Labour Group

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Kaya, who was born and bred in the borough, is first Black woman to be Leader of Islington Council.

Representing Junction ward since 2013, Kaya has been Deputy Leader of the Council since 2020, and has served on the Council Executive for nearly six years as the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families, and before that covering Community Development.

Before joining the Council Executive, Kaya worked in the charity sector, including roles at Centre for Mental Health, Shelter and The Women’s Library.

Kaya tweets @KayaJunction

Richard leads the Labour Group on the Council, which is made up of 44 Labour councillors.

Islington’s Labour MPs

 Emily Thornberry   

MP for Islington South and Finsbury


MP for Islington North

Not sure which constituency you live in?

Click here to check who your MP is.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London


Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London.

Find out more about Sadiq’s responsibilities and the work he is doing for Londoners here.

Sem Moema AM

Sem Moema

Islington is represented on the Greater London Assembly (GLA) by Labour’s Sem Meoema AM.

You can contact Sem by clicking here.

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