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Many thanks to the Gazette for reporting last week how at the full council meeting Islington Labour tore up Caroline Russell’s motion to promote proportional representation (PR) in local elections, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

The Polish community, worshipping at the church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Islington is organising a Street Party [as reported in the Gazette this month] writes Aleksandra Podhorodecka MBE.

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.

It’s not often Labour’s town hall leader Cllr Richard Watts praises Islington Conservatives.

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.

Over recent weekends, a 20-strong group of volunteers from Islington in Europe has taken to the streets to gauge the issues around Brexit that most concern people here, writes Luisa Fulci, Lambs Mews, Islington.

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.

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.

Two weeks ago, we ran a feature on the amazing history of Caledonian Market. In 1967, this was replaced by social housing: the Market Estate. Despite a short lifespan of just 43 years, the Gazette finds its history was just as colourful.

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.

I would like to add something to the letter in last week’s Gazette on the subject of the new boundaries for Islington, writes F G Atkin, Pleydell Estate, Radnor Street.

Islington Council is sitting on £37million of unspent donations, new figures have revealed.

Islington seem to have silently cut back on recycling collections, writes Alison Barlow, Islington, full address supplied.

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