6 June 2017
Your vote matters.
Our first past the post system encourages parties to campaign only for enough votes to win, rather than work to bring together the country as a whole. The 75% of voters in Islington who chose to remain in the EU are left behind, ignored by a government that doesn’t see their support as necessary, and doesn’t value their voice.
It doesn’t have to be that way. In Islington, we can make a difference. A general election is your chance to tell Westminster where you want the country to go. Every political upset, every shattered majority, every campaign fought puts pressure on Parliament to respect the will of the many, not just those who voted for them.
The Green Party is a powerful platform for change in Islington, sending a message of equality, respect, and investment for the future. In the 2012 and 2016 London Assembly elections, the Greens came second in Islington North, and in 2014 Cllr Caroline Russell was elected to Highbury East to serve as local councillor, where she has since campaigned on reducing road dangersafety, the teaching of LGBTQ history, the revision of the PREVENT strategy and for fairer contracts for Islington Council staff.
The Greens have made a real difference in Islington. A Green vote in 2017 sends a decisive message to Westminster that our voices will not be silenced, and only a government which listens to and brings together the whole country and community can hope to survive.