Islington town hall best for lesbian and gay staff

PUBLISHED: 12:34 19 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:51 19 January 2015

Cllr Richard Watts: Proud

Cllr Richard Watts: Proud

Gay rights campaigners Stonewall have named Islington Council as one of best places to work for LGBT people.

It has been ranked 13th in the charity’s top 100 employers for 2015 – up from 66th place last year.

The high ranking was credited to the council’s support for LGBT networks, nurturing LGBT staff development, seeking and reflecting the views of LGBT staff and promoting equality.

Simon Feeke, Stonewall director of workplace programmes, said: “Islington Council and every single employer who secured a position on the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015 list performed remarkably this year.”

Council leader Richard Watts said: “Our commitment to promoting equality at work and positively supporting the LGBT community we employ and serve is real and continues to be recognised. I am proud of this year’s rise in the rankings.”

Islington is the only London authority to be included in the top 100.

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