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Benali Hamdache – Candidate for Islington South and Finsbury

During last year’s EU referendum, Benali Hamdache worked for ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’, the official campaign group for the Remain side of the debate. Benali is hugely passionate about our relationship with Europe and continues to be actively involved in campaigning against the current plans to take the UK towards an extreme version of Brexit. […]

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Caroline Russell – Candidate for Islington North

Cllr Caroline Russell is one of two Green Party representatives on the London Assembly and is a councillor for Highbury East within the Islington North constituency. She is National Transport Spokesperson for the Green Party. Caroline has lived in Islington since 1986, initially in Kings Cross and since 1992 in Highbury. She is married with […]

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General Election Candidates

On April 27th, Islington Green Party launched its biggest and most ambitious General Election campaign yet as it announced its candidates for the two parliamentary seats in Islington. Local party members voted for London Assembly Member and Islington Councillor Caroline Russell to contest the seat of Islington North and for pro-EU campaigner Benali Hamdache to […]

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Green Party: ready for an early general election

From the Green Party’s website: The Green Party has responded to Theresa May’s announcement of an early General Election. Caroline Lucas MP has promised a ‘bold, positive vision for a different kind of Britain’ while co-leader Jonathan Bartley said that the Green Party would give people a ‘real alternative to the politics of the past’. […]

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Islington, the Green Party and Article 50

There are over 17,000 EU citizens living and working in Islington, a borough which voted overwhelmingly to remain in Europe.  The Green Party rejects the extreme Brexit which is being pursued by the government, and is campaigning locally and nationally for a better vision of the future. We are calling for a parliamentary vote on […]

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Success on Highbury Hill

In 2004, Caroline Russell conducted a survey with Christine Mabey of Islington Living Streets and local activists from Highbury Fields Association and Highbury Community Association – of pedestrians crossing at the notorious five-way junction between Highbury Grove, Highbury Hill and Leigh Road.  Their results were categorical – 92% thought the crossing was unsafe, over half […]

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Sotheby Mews and Social Housing

After deciding, without consultation or warning, to close Sotheby Mews Day Centre, destroying the community built up over many years in this vital community centre, Islington Council moved to justify their actions by proposing to build much-needed social housing on the site. Islington Green Party welcomes new social housing, but rejects the idea that this […]

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