PUBLISHED: 18:04 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:04 26 April 2018 Aaron Walawalkar London Mayor Sadiq Khan with Labour Party members and supporters outside of Fulwell Cross Library Archant The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called May 3’s local election “the most important in our lifetime” as he gave a speech to Labour activists and candidates in Barkingside today (April 26). London Mayor Sadiq Khan with Labour Party members and supporters outside of Fulwell Cross Library Standing alongside Labour group leader Jas Athwal on the steps of Fullwell Cross Library, in High Street, he said the vote was a “last chance” for residents to have a say on the government’s “hostile environment” immigration policies and Brexit negotiations. He applauded Redbridge’s Labour administration for building council homes “for the first time in a generation”, “helping crime prevention” and “kick-starting regeneration in … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits Barkingside
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PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 26 April 2018 James Morris Islington Gazette hustings for Islington South and Finsbury in St Mary's Church. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant Ukip’s Pete Muswell wanted to take part in the Gazette’s hustings on Monday. We said no. It would have been unfair when he is one of only two Ukip candidates in the May 3 local elections – while the four main parties are fielding a full slate of candidates. But even as his party continues to die on the national stage, it’s worth hearing what the born and bred Finsbury boy has to say. “Cut off my leg,” Mr Muswell invites the Gazette, “and it bleeds Islington. Islington runs through me like a stick of rock.” He’s standing in the Bunhill ward because he believes the 25,180 people who voted Brexit in 2016 have been forgotten by Islington Council. “I’m standing because those 25,000 people deserve a voice on the council. Admittedly, … [Read more...] about Pete Muswell: The Ukip local elections candidate standing up for Islington’s EU Leave voters
PUBLISHED: 16:27 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:28 25 April 2018 James Morris Failed Islington Council candidates who went on to become MPs: Conor McGinn, Emily Thornberry and Alex Burghart. Pictures: Parliament/CC BY 3.0 Archant More than 150 Islington Council candidates will fail to win a seat in next week’s local elections. But, statistically speaking, at least one of them will go on to become an MP. Emily Thornberry was back on the Islington Council campaign trail this month... with 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pictured holding a copy of Islington Labour's manifesto. Picture: Emily Thornberry In every local poll this millennium, a failed candidate has gone on to sit in Parliament. And, would you believe, a certain Emily Thornberry is among their number. In 2002, Ms Thornberry agreed to be a “paper candidate” – someone who stands in an area where their party has low levels of support – in her home ward of Barnsbury. Then … [Read more...] about The failed Islington local election candidates who went on to become MPs – including Emily Thornberry
This year’s local elections are just around the corner and so we are turning the spotlight on all South Tyneside's candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3. Each one will be given the opportunity to tell readers why they are standing and why people should vote for them.Today it is the turn of candidates in the Primrose ward. LESLEY KAY HANSON (GREEN) I’m proud to be standing for election in Primrose, Jarrow. The Green Party are involved in local issues all year around. Whether it is the hospital campaign, plastic campaign, local library closures, homelessness, benefits, green spaces or cutting down trees, we are working all year round to be a voice for local people on these issues and many others. By electing a Green councillor you would be ensuring a more democratic council instead of a unanimous Labour voice. It’s time to inject new strategies because we know South Tyneside deserves better. Please, lend us your vote. Vote Green!JONATHAN WILLIAM LUNNESS … [Read more...] about Meet the Primrose candidates for the South Tyneside Council local elections
0 Have your say Predicting election results is a fool’s game. But if one was to spend an hour analysing the forthcoming Peterborough City Council elections (and who among us has not done this) it would appear that despite optimism from the opposition, it is the Conservatives who are best placed ahead of voting on May 3.Forget that ruling parties tend to do badly in local elections and that we have a Conservative government and a Conservative-led council, out of the six seats being defended by the Tories five are in areas which could be classed as Conservative strongholds.Those five areas (Eye, Thorney and Newborough, Hampton Vale, Hargate and Hempsted, Orton Waterville and Stanground South) currently have three councillors each, all of whom are Conservatives, which suggests the candidates seeking re-election there will have a good chance of victory.But nothing is being taken for granted according to Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, chairman of Peterborough Conservatives, who … [Read more...] about FEATURE: Which Peterborough politicians will be smiling after local elections?