Former landlord and ex-mayor among candidates in Islington by-elections

Lib Dem candidates Stefan Kasprzyk and Julian Gregory

Lib Dem candidates Stefan Kasprzyk and Julian Gregory - Credit: Archant

The former boss of a Tufnell Park pub and an ex-mayor of Islington are among the candidates for the two forthcoming by-elections.

Evan Williams

Evan Williams - Credit: Archant

Kat Fletcher, 33, who ran the Tufnell Park Tavern from 2010 to 2012 and is now in charge of the Lansdowne in Primrose Hill, is standing for a St George’s Ward seat as a Labour candidate on March 21.

Kat Fletcher

Kat Fletcher - Credit: Archant

The Lib Dem candidate is Julian Gregory, a 32-year-old barrister who lives in Islington, while Evan Williams, a 29-year-old accountant from Barnsbury, will be standing for the Conservatives and Jon Nott, a 40 year-old chief executive of a children’s charity, who lives in Holloway, is the Green Party candidate.

Kaya Makarau Schwartz

Kaya Makarau Schwartz - Credit: Archant

Another part of north Islington will have a new councillor in March as the voters of Junction ward head to the polls.

Mick Holloway

Mick Holloway - Credit: Archant

Up for the Lib Dems is Stefan Kasprzyk, 62, who was elected mayor of Islington in 2008 and is now retired.

John Nott

John Nott - Credit: Archant


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The other candidates are Kaya Makarau Schwartz, 26, for Labour, who lives in Archway and works for a mental health charity, Mick Holloway, a 60-year-old minister from Crouch Hill stands for the Green Party and Patricia Napier, a non-practising barrister from Holloway for the Conservatives, who declined to give her age.

The St George’s ward by-election was called after incumbent Labour councillor Jessica Asato quit her post to chase a parliamentary seat in Norwich, while Arthur Graves, an independent councillor at Junction ward also stepped down.

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More than 18,000 voters can have their say in the two by-election, which take place on March 21.

n Anyone with any questions can call 020 7527 3110 or visit www.islington.gov.uk.

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