Highbury East ward, Islington
Caroline Russell has lived in Highbury since 1992. She is a walking and cycling campaigner who successfully made the case for 20mph limits on main roads in Islington. She works part-time for the national walking charity Living Streets.
Caroline has been a parent governor at Canonbury Primary School, is Chair of Islington Living Streets, Chairs the Highbury East Safer Neighbourhood police meetings and is a vociferous campaigner for clean air. She led the 2011 community science project that revealed pollution levels on Blackstock Rd that were 75% above EU safety limits.
Cllr Caroline Russell was elected in 2014 and holds the only opposition seat to Labour's 47 seats across the borough.
"My primary focus for the next four years will be to serve the people of Highbury East, working constructively with Labour councillor colleagues when they are working in the best interests of residents and challenging them when they fail to do so. Ensuring effective scrutiny and accountability will be hard, especially as a lone councillor, but I look forward to working with residents, community groups and Green Party activists to keep the town hall accountable, support public services and work for a sustainable economy and environment in Islington."
"I will also be a champion for clean air and more liveable, inclusive streets, where walking and cycling are safe, convenient and a pleasure for people of all ages and those with disabilities."
Caroline is also the National Green Party Spokesperson for Local Transport