Announcing our by-election candidates


The Islington Liberal Democrats are proud to announce their candidates for the upcoming Islington council by-elections in Bunhill, Highbury West, Holloway, Mildmay and St Peter's.

Maxx Turing for Bunhill

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Maxx Turing is a council Leaseholder on Percival Street Estate in Bunhill and lives and works in the borough. He is an entrepreneur working in the London tech startup scene, having gone full-time to grow his business in the middle of the pandemic in 2020. Maxx is very passionate about his neighbourhood and about democratic representation. Read more about Maxx here.

Terry Stacy for Highbury West

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Terry Stacy is a long time resident of Highbury and former Highbury Councillor. Chair of governors of a local primary school, he has worked tirelessly to ensure that his primary school remains open throughout lockdown for key works children. Terry is also a vocal campaigner on community safety issues in the area and chairs the local safer neighbourhood panel; and has been pushing the police to increase their presence across Highbury, more recently in and around Finsbury Park and Blackstock Road. Read more about Terry here.

Andrew Hyett for Holloway

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Andrew Hyett has lived in Holloway’s Hartham Road for over 20 years. He brought up his daughter there and loves the area. His parents also lived locally; as a boy, his father frequently went to the Caledonian Market in Market Road before it closed in the second world war. Andrew is deeply concerned about the terrible consequences of knife crime in Islington. Read more about Andrew here.

Phil Stevens for Mildmay

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A wheelchair user with multiple disabilities, Phil Stevens is the Chair of the board of trustee of Disability Action Islington and the CEO of Disability Action Haringey. He has recently completed a Law degree at Birkbeck, University of London. Read more about Phil here.

Victoria Collins for St Peter's

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Victoria Collins is a businesswoman and community activist known to many Islington people for helping set up Mutual Aid in Islington to ensure no one is left in need during COVID-19. During the pandemic, she has also spearheaded a new charity that has already helped almost 300 non-profit organisations with essential digital support. Read more about Victoria here.


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