We're working towards the local elections in May 2018. Currently we are the only opposition party with seats on Islington council. Cllr Caroline Russell has done a sterling job holding Labour to account. Next year we have a great opportunity to grow the block of Green voices on the council. Benali Hamdache and Ernestas Jegorovas will be standing alongside Caroline in Highbury East next year. Katie Dawson will be standing in Highbury West. She was the sitting Green Cllr for this ward for 2006-2010. Sebastian Sandys will be standing in Bunhill.
We will be selecting our other Islington candidates later on in the year.
Greens out campaigning with Cllr Caroline Russell
Thank you everyone for your help and support with our campaigns in Islington North and South. Whether you joined us for the first or the fortieth time, we have spread Green ideas across Islington and built a platform for our future campaigns.
June 8th 2017 was the night when Caroline Lucas doubled her majority and Conservative expectations were confounded. Theresa May was denied her mandate.
For those who were at the count, it was a memorable and exciting experience, though for all Jeremy Corbyn's achievement, he's still mistaken on Brexit. He has still not grasped the urgency of climate change and after last night he will be even further away from supporting voting reform.
Whatever happens now, it is our job here in Islington to maintain the pressure, and we will be updating you soon on our forthcoming campaigns.
Benali Hamdache and Cllr Caroline Russell AM at the count with Green members