The results are in, and Green Councillor Caroline Russell has been decisively re-elected to serve Highbury East for another four years. From an 8-vote lead in 2014 to a 666 vote majority in 2018, Caroline’s win is testimony to her years of hard work and dedication to the local residents of Highbury.
Across the borough, the Greens once again came second place to Labour, with the Lib Dems and Tories in third and fourth place and demonstrating again that the Greens are Islington’s leading opposition. We will continue to engage with communities across the borough and hold Labour to account, standing up for a responsible council that protects the environment and serves local people above all.
Islington Greens celebrating Caroline's victory in Highbury East
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