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Islington’s new Mayor Cllr Kat Fletcher has knife crime in her sights

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 May 2016

Mayor of Islington Cllr Kat Fletcher

Mayor of Islington Cllr Kat Fletcher

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Cllr Kat Fletcher has been formally appointed Mayor of Islington.

Cllr Kat Fletcher with her consort Rev Melanie Toogood and deputy mayor Una O’Halloran with her consort and husband RayCllr Kat Fletcher with her consort Rev Melanie Toogood and deputy mayor Una O’Halloran with her consort and husband Ray

In a statement today the new mayor, who is a councillor in the St George’s ward, said: “I am delighted to become the Mayor of Islington, which really is a tremendous honour.”

Throughout her year in office Cllr Fletcher will be supporting and raising funds for the Ben Kinsella Trust, which tackles knife crime across London.

“Tackling knife crime and keeping our young people safe are massive priorities for the council, and the Ben Kinsella Trust does invaluable work in this area,” she said.

Una O’Halloran, councillor for Caledonian ward, has been announced as the deputy mayor.

Pick up a copy of the Gazette on May 25 for a full interview with the new Mayor as she outlines her plans for the year ahead.


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