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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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Council to crack down on Caledonian road slum landlords

Islington council wants to crackdown on slum landlords who keep their tenants in poor conditions. It has drafted extended regulations for landlords letting the approximately 900 houses in multiple occupation (HMO), along Caledonian road and the Holloway road. Speaking to Islington Now, Labour councillor Osh Gantly said the legislation was needed because “landlords are abusing tenants”. Council inspectors who

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