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Thursday, June 15, 2017

As mayor for the next year, Cllr Una O’Halloran is the face of Islington. It’s appropriate for someone whose roots are entrenched in this borough.

Record breaker Jeremy Corbyn was “astonished” to win the highest number of votes in Islington North’s 132-year history – and he today vowed: “I’m ready to become Prime Minister.”

Emily Thornberry this evening thanked “intensely beautiful” Islington South and Finsbury for re-electing her with a landslide majority.

Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t the only Islington candidate haunting Theresa May last night – after the partner of abducted Andy Tsege came face to face with the Prime Minister at Maidenhead’s election count.

Caroline Russell “gets” why the Green vote was cut in half in both Islington constituencies.

It felt like something big was happening at the Sobell Leisure Centre last night, where there was a shock – but not the one some might have predicted.

Jeremy Corbyn secured more votes than anyone in history to retain his Islington North seat today.

Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry have retained their seats with massive majorities.

After seven weeks of campaigning, the election results for Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury will be announced in the early hours.

Political parties have targeted people in Islington almost 100 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

Thousands of fanatical Jeremy Corbyn supporters gathered at Islington’s Union Chapel for a homecoming rally tonight.

Jeremy Corbyn is the most talked-about politician in the country. And he’s divided opinion ever since he first stood for Islington North in 1983. James Morris digs into the archives to tell the story of his campaign.

The town hall has urged people to be vigilant around Islington after Saturday’s terror attack in London Bridge – as leader Richard Watts condemned “hatemongers”.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends.

This imposing Victorian property in Watford - now long since demolished - could hold the key to unlocking a wider investigation into the Islington kids’ home abuse scandal.

Fighting Labour in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North stronghold is hard work.

Scars of the past have yet to heal for neighbours of a controversial former Holloway Road nightclub. After seeing off the People’s Club for good last year, they are now protesting after Islington Council received a new application for a lesbian social club in the same premises.

They suffered beatings, starvation and the worst imaginable kinds of neglect. In the third of our special series on Islington’s notorious kids’ homes, Emma Youle meets survivors – and hears how their lives were torn apart by the very institutions that should have protected them

Islington South and Finsbury incumbent Emily Thornberry told voters it was a straight choice between Labour and the Conservatives at the Gazette’s hustings last night.

Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other – and the audience – at a heated hustings in St Mary’s Church tonight.

Still unsure of which way to vote on June 8? Come along to the Gazette’s hustings at St Mary’s Church in Upper Street tomorrow to see all five candidates for Islington South grilled by editor Ramzy Alwakeel.

Rats, mice and cockroaches plagued 13 Islington restaurants last year, according to council papers.

Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at St Mary Magdalene Academy this morning.

There are more than two dozen names that could hold the key to prosecutions, and boxes of papers that may contain vital evidence. In the second of our special series on the Islington kids’ home scandal of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, EMMA YOULE asks why police are not bringing the perpetrators to justice

The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted to standing against the Prime Minister in next month’s general election.

A brave Chapel Market punter has bet £10,000 on Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister in next month’s General Election.

A radical church in Newington Green has denounced “racist” graffiti on its Black Lives Matter banner – after the offender crossed out “black” and replaced it with “all”.

A record 10 candidates are standing for the Islington North seat in next month’s general election.

Survivors of the horrific child abuse scandal that rocked Islington Council in the 1990s have called for police to lead a fresh inquiry as the Gazette today publishes explosive new revelations.

Islington Council has promised to set up an inquiry led by a top lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor of Islington’s pro-paedophile past.

Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE explains how a stash of newly uncovered documents linked former Islington Mayor Sandy Marks to the radical Fallen Angels collective in early 1980

Live in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency and don’t know who to vote for in next month’s general election? The Islington Gazette is here to help. We are hosting a hustings on May 21.

Climate protesters will face down these “monsters” in Upper Street on Saturday in the hope of getting Islington Council to listen to their demands.

Don’t run away with the idea that everyone in Islington is living the life of Riley. It was the message of Jeremy Corbyn as he launched his general election campaign last month. And nowhere is this more apparent than Highbury Roundhouse.

It is standing room only. A politician is holding court to a packed room. A line of people snakes out of the building and onto to the pavement outside trying to catch a snippet of her speech.

Islington Council last night approved new policy to fight tax dodging contractors.

Caroline Russell last night claimed she was the only realistic candidate to contest Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat in June’s general election.

Terry Stacy tonight stood down as Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scorned Islington’s “elitist” stereotype while launching his general election campaign today.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has rubbished the Liberal Democrats’ approach to Brexit after a rival candidate claimed her majority would “crumble before her eyes”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims his Brexit stance could cost him Islington North in June’s snap general election.

The likely Green candidate for Islington North this afternoon said voters are at their “wits’ end” with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of the EU referendum.

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury this afternoon said Emily Thornberry’s Labour majority will “crumble before her eyes” in June’s general election.

A section of the Holloway Road will be shut during Arsenal home matches until mid-June, transport bosses have announced.

Furious homeowners have demanded Islington Council close off a Highbury rat run once and for all.

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