Local elections are taking place across England on Thursday, 3 May 2018.
In Islington, all 48 Council seats across all 16 Council wards in the borough are up for election.
Our activists hear concerns from residents, especially EU nationals, that they have not received any information regarding their eligibility to vote.
Here is everything you need to know about registering to vote in the upcoming local elections.
Islington motorists are some of the most highly penalised in the country. Yet Labour's one-party Council will not tell residents where the money goes. Local Lib Dems are calling for greater accountability and transparency, and a halt to disproportionate parking fines in the Borough.
Did you know London is 50 per cent above the World Health Organisation guideline for safe levels of air pollution? Or that 16,355 people reportedly die from air pollution-related diseases in London each year?
Councils around London have been taking action to promote cleaner air and reduce traffic pollution, particularly around local schools. Local Liberal Democrats are campaigning for Islington Council to do more to tackle air pollution in the Borough.
Following the great success of our Christmas Charity Appeal when we collected 1.2 tonnes of food for the foodbank and donated over 50 toys to the Toy Project, the Islington Lib Dems are once again running a food and toy collection drive just before the Easter weekend. We will once again focus on stocking the Islington Food Bank and providing toys for The TOY Project UK. Both are fantastic local initiatives and do great work in our community.
We will be outside Sainsbury's on Liverpool Road on 24 March 2018 from 10am to 3pm with the Lib Dem stall, and we'd love to see lots of friendly faces, and of course donations. If you are able to join us, please do.
In terms of the actual donations, we'd really appreciate items from the foodbank's most wanted list (available here), and the Toy Project will accept all toys both new and used (please see here for more information).
If you'd like to donate to either causes but can't make it on the day, please email Alain Desmier, who will arrange for collection, at [email protected]
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.