Making Islington fairer
The Labour Party is committed to making Britain a more equal society
Islington South & Finsbury Constituency Labour Party (CLP) is made up of nine electoral wards (also known as branches):
Barnsbury Bunhill Caledonian Canonbury Clerkenwell Holloway
Laycock St Mary’s & St James’ St Peter’s & Canalside
You can help to make a real difference to the lives of the people in your local community.
We need to work together to achieve our vision
There are many ways you can get involved; choose whichever suits your needs, interests and the time you have available.
To make a start, come to a meeting.
Ward meetings. We believe it is important for every Labour Party member to have the opportunity to contribute to policy making. Ward members meet on the first Wednesday of the month, excluding August and December, to discuss local, London and national issues, and to agree policy ideas to put forward at General Meetings. They also select the people who will stand for election as Labour councillors for their wards.
General Meetings, where delegates from all branches meet to debate policies, are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month. All members are welcome: come to meet other people who want to make a difference, including people from your local ward.
Women members of the party are automatically members of the local women’s forum, which usually meets on the first Thursday of each month.
If you are interested in improving women’s political representation, come to your local forum.
We stand for social justice, decency, strong communities, reward for hard work, and rights matched by responsibilities.
Volunteering. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Labour Party. It is their commitment and hard work that makes our CLP so successful. Labour volunteers are out most weekends, building relationships with local communities, listening to people’s concerns and finding out what we can do to help.
Engaging with our communities is our top priority.
There are four ways you can help
Talking to people. One-to-one contact with people on doorsteps or by phone, makes all the difference between success and failure.
People in deprived, inner-city areas are less likely to be on the electoral roll than those in more affluent districts, and many of them don’t realise that their Labour councillors and MP might be able to solve their problems. We can make a difference to people’s lives by identifying casework for our elected representatives.
It is important to get people to register to vote to ensure that their voices are heard.
“Stuffing.” For every campaign, big or small, materials need to be prepared.
Delivering literature. Each ward covers a large area. To save expensive postage, teams of volunteers deliver materials in their local wards.
Fundraising and donating. If you can afford to make a small monthly donation to constituency funds, it will help us to run our campaigns.
We also hope you will join us at the social events, at ward and CLP level, that we run each year to raise funds.
Your ward contacts
Secretary: Buffy Sharpe
Chair: Mike Hedges
Secretary: Richard Truscott
Secretary: Andrew Clark / Ann Bradford
Secretary: James Knight
Chair: Andy Harrop
ST MARY’S & ST JAMES’
Secretary: Mary Coford and Fred Coford
ST PETER’S & CANALSIDE
Secretary: Martin Klute
Email your ward secretary to find the address for your ward meetings, which are held on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding August and December). Not sure which ward you live in? Click here to find out.