Category Archives: Islington

A Soapbox and lazy thinking about ‘regeneration’

I had the pleasure of saying a few words on Thursday at the opening of Soapbox, Islington Council’s new youth centre on Old Street. Soapbox is a fantastic new space, enabled by Islington Council’s development of new Council Housing on … Continue reading

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Islington’s German invasion

Islington was invaded yesterday by fans of FC Cologne, intent on going to the match at the Emirates whether they had tickets in advance or not. It’s rumoured 20,000 Cologne fans travelled for only 3000 away tickets. And they seemed … Continue reading

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Standing strong after Manchester

Following the tragic attack in Manchester on Monday 22nd May, I, made the following statement: “On behalf of Islington Council and everyone in Islington, I send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those killed and injured in … Continue reading

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Theresa May: lunch snatcher

I’ve just come from hustings at St Mary Magdalene Academy, where I had the pleasure of deputising for Emily Thornberry. As well as general disgust at the Tory cuts to Islington schools parents were shocked at Theresa May’s plan to cut … Continue reading

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