On 20 March 2018 at 7pm, Ian Dunt will visit St Luke's Church, Islington N7 9RE, to take us through where we are on Brexit and what (and who) to look out for during this next phase of negotiations. Tickets available here.
The Islington Lib Dems are constantly on the look out for local charities and initiatives we can support in our borough.
On Saturday 23rd September the Islington Liberal Democrats will be encouraging residents to provide their views on the development of the historic Holloway Prison site.
“As your Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Islington North, I will fight hard, day in, day out, against a Government who’s taking this country down a destructive path. I will ensure the people of Islington are represented again.” – Keith Angus
Keith Angus, Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington North in the 2017 general election launched his campaign with an impressive rally on Highbury Fields. Here is what he had to say to the crowd who joined him in a show of support.
General Election 2017: “This next 6 weeks, friends, is very much about sides, and in particular which side of history we want to be on.” – Alain Desmier
Launching his campaign for the parliamentary seat of Islington North and Finsbury, Lib Dem Alain Desmier addressed a large crowd of supporters gathered on Highbury Fields. If you could not be there, here is what he had to say:
“Two weeks ago, I bet you didn’t think you’d be stood in the middle of a park, listening to a guy with a megaphone?
Selected last October as the LibDems candidate for Islington North in view of a snap General Election, Keith Angus has confirmed that he will run against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has held the seat for 33 years. Keith Angus said:
For months, Saturday March the 25th had been earmarked by ‘Unite for Europe’ as the day to celebrate the EU and ‘march for Europe’. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome that founded the union, and four days before Article 50 is to be invoked, this was the occasion to remind the Tory government that the country remains divided on Brexit.
Islington Lib Dems gathered last night at Christ Church, Highbury to review a year of local Islington politics and elect a new executive.
At the most well attended AGM in recent years, members reviewed the previous years accounts, took reports and asked questions of outgoing officers and listened to speeches from incoming officers Alain Desmier and Baroness Ece-Hussein.
The Islington Lib Dems have gone from strength to strength in 2016 with membership numbers at a record high and a very encouraging by-election result in Barnsbury.
Incoming Chair Alain Desmier told members that it was he was honoured to represent the local party as chair and that "vulnerable people in Islington are being let down because we aren’t there to represent them and we need to change that".
Baroness Ece-Hussein, appointed as President for 2017, told members that she would use her role to ensure that the local party focused on diversity of council candidates for the next local elections and spoke passionately about the need for everyone in the party to encourage others to join and stand for the Lib Dems.
After a short break to enjoy mince pies and wine, Caroline Pigeon a member of the London Assembly for the Liberal Democrats spoke about her experiences campaigning on issues across the capital like improving public transport and stronger policing and spoke candidly about the difference between working with Boris Johnson and Sadiq Khan.