Islington Lib Dems were a major player for so long. Then they disappeared. Alain Desmier has the huge task of regenerating the party before next year’s local elections. He tells the Gazette: “We have stopped feeling sorry for ourselves.”
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.
Political parties have targeted people in Islington almost 100 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.
Tim Sayer, Battledean Road, Highbury, writes:
I deliver leaflets for the Greens and need to negotiate this gate.
Fighting Labour in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North stronghold is hard work.
Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other – and the audience – at a heated hustings in St Mary’s Church tonight.
Mildmay Festival of Nature took place over the weekend, London’s “first dedicated festival of nature”, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.
Caroline Russell last night claimed she was the only realistic candidate to contest Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat in June’s general election.
Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the party’s stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted.
Terry Stacy tonight stood down as Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury.
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”.
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.
I would like to ask what Islington Council is playing at with our recycling bins, writes Tracy Hester, Ringmer Gardens, Islington.
London was engulfed in a haze of air pollution last week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.
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