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ELECTION 2017

Record breaker Jeremy Corbyn was “astonished” to win the highest number of votes in Islington North’s 132-year history – and he today vowed: “I’m ready to become Prime Minister.”

Emily Thornberry this evening thanked “intensely beautiful” Islington South and Finsbury for re-electing her with a landslide majority.

Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t the only Islington candidate haunting Theresa May last night – after the partner of abducted Andy Tsege came face to face with the Prime Minister at Maidenhead’s election count.

Caroline Russell “gets” why the Green vote was cut in half in both Islington constituencies.

Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry have retained their seats with massive majorities.

After seven weeks of campaigning, the election results for Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury will be announced in the early hours.

Political parties have targeted people in Islington almost 100 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

Thousands of fanatical Jeremy Corbyn supporters gathered at Islington’s Union Chapel for a homecoming rally tonight.

Jeremy Corbyn is the most talked-about politician in the country. And he’s divided opinion ever since he first stood for Islington North in 1983. James Morris digs into the archives to tell the story of his campaign.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends.

Fighting Labour in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North stronghold is hard work.

The Gazette has teamed up with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) to find out which political parties are targeting Facebook users in the borough with political adverts, known as “dark ads”.

An army of 51 headteachers from schools across Islington have slammed funding cuts to education on an afternoon in which families came in their droves to the borough’s parks for the nationwide ‘big assembly’.

Islington South and Finsbury incumbent Emily Thornberry told voters it was a straight choice between Labour and the Conservatives at the Gazette’s hustings last night.

Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other – and the audience – at a heated hustings in St Mary’s Church tonight.

Still unsure of which way to vote on June 8? Come along to the Gazette’s hustings at St Mary’s Church in Upper Street tomorrow to see all five candidates for Islington South grilled by editor Ramzy Alwakeel.

Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at St Mary Magdalene Academy this morning.

The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted to standing against the Prime Minister in next month’s general election.

A brave Chapel Market punter has bet £10,000 on Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister in next month’s General Election.

A record 10 candidates are standing for the Islington North seat in next month’s general election.

Live in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency and don’t know who to vote for in next month’s general election? The Islington Gazette is here to help. We are hosting a hustings on May 21.

Islington Conservatives this afternoon took the fight to Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry by announcing their candidates for next month’s general election. And Theresa May’s favourite slogan was thrown in for good measure.

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.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scorned Islington’s “elitist” stereotype while launching his general election campaign today.

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”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims his Brexit stance could cost him Islington North in June’s snap general election.

The likely Green candidate for Islington North this afternoon said voters are at their “wits’ end” with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of the EU referendum.

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.

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