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Meet Labour’s first elected transgender politician, Osh Gantly

At a time when trans activists and celebrities are more visible than ever, you’d probably expect to hear more about the Labour Party’s first elected transgender politician. But local councillor and trans woman Osh Gantly remains under the radar in many ways, preferring to work on borough-wide issues than tackle LGBT rights from a more

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Transgender politician becomes Islington’s Mental Health Champion

A transgender UK politician, Islington Labour Councillor Osh Gantly, became the borough’s first dedicated Mental Health Champion at a full Islington Council meeting on Thursday 15 October. Cllr Gantly plans to investigate why Islington has the worst mental health record in Britain, with the country’s highest diagnosed prevalence of serious mental illness and the capital’s highest number

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Islington not a ‘safe borough’, says crime exec

Islington borough is not safe and has an unacceptably high crime rate, says an executive councillor in charge of security. In an exclusive interview with Islington Now, Paul Convery, Islington’s executive member for crime and community safety, has said that the borough could not be called safe. A recent report on crime delivered at a

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St. Peter’s: two different worlds

 A Councillor has bemoaned the inequality in St Peter’s after a report last month gave a damning verdict on the wealth gap in Islington. The problem is particularly pronounced in St Peter’s ward, with the luxurious Canaletto tower standing next to abandoned flats and old warehouses. Alice Perry, who represents St Peter’s, said the “two

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