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ELECTION 2018

Islington Labour retained complete control of all but one ward in the local elections, in what re-elected leader Richard Watts said was “only the second time in our borough’s history we’ve seen a repeat landslide”.

It’s “as you were” inside the Islington Town Hall chamber for the next four years, but sole opposition councillor Caroline Russell prevented a Labour whitewash by winning a huge majority.

The Gazette will be bringing you live updates from the local election count at the Sobell Leisure Centre. It starts at midday with results expected from mid-afternoon onwards.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Ukip’s Pete Muswell wanted to take part in the Gazette’s hustings on Monday. We said no. It would have been unfair when he is one of only two Ukip candidates in the May 3 local elections – while the four main parties are fielding a full slate of candidates.

More than 150 Islington Council candidates will fail to win a seat in next week’s local elections. But, statistically speaking, at least one of them will go on to become an MP.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.

Islington has foul air, poor cycling infrastructure and some dangerous pedestrian zones. So last night’s healthy streets hustings should have been a chance to find out more from local elections candidates. James Morris was baffled by the outcome.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties. After hearing from Labour, the Lib Dems and Greens already, James Morris spoke to the Conservatives ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.

Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of May’s election. The Gazette asked activists from four north London boroughs how socialism is bedding in.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour and the Lib Dems already, James Morris spoke to the Greens ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.

The Islington Gazette will hold a hustings ahead of next month’s local elections.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette will be bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour last week, James Morris spoke to Nick Wakeling from the Lib Dems.

I don’t dislike the idea of asking people in expensive homes to contribute extra council tax to a “fairer Islington fund”.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette will be bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. To kick things off, James Morris heard from Labour’s Richard Watts, the current council leader.

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