Islington is a wonderful place, but we know that too many people struggle to have decent housing, are out of work and do not have the same chances in life as others.
We are committed to making our borough a fairer place for all by tackling these issues.
Our ‘Making Islington a Fairer Place for All’ manifesto for the 2018 local elections, which will take place on 3rd May 2018, sets out a radical agenda for the borough’s future.
Between 2018 and 2022, we will –
- build at least 550 new council homes, as we deliver 1,900 new genuinely affordable homes by 2022, and crack down on rogue private landlords.
- support another 4,000 local people into good quality jobs, guarantee support for young people to get apprenticeships and pay all Council staff at least the real London Living Wage.
- give all young people in Islington the best start in life, guarantee 100 hours of work-related experience by 16 and invest in targeted support for those at risk of turning to crime.
- save people money on the cost of living through Council-run energy provider Angelic Energy, protect free school meals for all primary and nursery school pupils and keep Council Tax below the London average.
- still make a difference with less – despite massive cuts by the Tory Government to the Council, we will protect essential services like weekly bin collections, keep all libraries open and maintain support services for older residents.
We are proud that we have –
- Helped over 4,000 local residents into jobs, including more than 1,200 young people.
- Delivered 2,446 new genuinely affordable homes since 2010, including the largest council house building programme for 30 years.
- Supported young people to get the best start in life, with Islington now in the top 20 boroughs in the country for boosting pupils’ attainment at school.
We have also kept all our libraries open, kept up weekly bin collections and maintained care services for older people. These achievements have been delivered despite the Tories cutting core central government funding to Islington Council by 70 per cent in a decade.
Voting for Islington Labour on 3rd May is a vote for more Council homes, more help for people to find jobs, the best start in life for all young people and a Council that is still making a difference with less by protecting key services like libraries and weekly bin collections.
This election is also local people’s opportunity to send a clear message to the Tory Government that Islington rejects their unfair policies, especially their cuts to the police, which have seen Islington lose 240 police officers since 2010.