By-elections in Junction and St George’s Ward March 21

On Thursday 21st of March residents in the St George’s and Junction wards go to the polls in council by-elections. This is a great opportunity to make the cycling vote count.

Results:

Kaya Makarau-Schwartz, Labour Party, was duly elected as Councillor for Junction ward.

Kat Fletcher, Labour Party, was duly elected as Councillor for St George’s ward.

Turnout 24.2% and 25.88% respectively

We are calling on all the candidates, if they are elected, to support:

  • Increased secure cycle parking, such as the cycle hoops already installed along parts of Tufnell Park Road
  • Greater safety for cyclists on the road, for example installing advanced stop lines at the junction of Tufnell Park, Fortess, Brecknock and Junction Roads
  • A better environment for all by removing the Archway Gyratory
  • Greater health for local children by supporting the Tufnell Park Cycle to School campaign

On 9th March, at the Tufnell Park Farmers Market, before the Tour de Tufnell Park bike ride we spoke to┬áLabour, Lib Dem and Green by-election candidates for St George’s ward, asking them questions about cycling and transport. Here is what they said:

If you support our campaign and live in either of these wards, please get in touch with the candidates direct.

To find out the names for all the candidates, visit Islington council’s website

You should be able to contact them via their local parties:

Labour: info@islington-labour.org.uk
Conservatives: http://www.islingtonconservatives.com/contact
Green Party: islington@greenparty.org.uk
Liberal Democrats: http://islington-libdems.org.uk/en/views
Socialist Party of Great Britain: nlb.spgb@gmail.com
BNP: london@bnp.org.uk

Or if any of them come canvassing in your street