Islington is hardly home of elite

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Check out this letter in the Islington Gazette (4 May 2017);

Chris Hignett of Islington writes;

Where does the idea come from that Islington is full of the well to do metropolitan elite (“Corbyn: Stop saying people in Islington live the life of Riley”, Gazette, April 27).

I have just read a very detailed study of Islington, published last week by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, that shows among other things Islington has the fourth highest level of child poverty in the country and there are about 10,000 households in fuel poverty. These figures hardly suggest affluence.

The study is part of the Community Plan for Holloway project.

The Community Plan wants to know what people living in the borough think should happen to the Holloway prison site. I would urge Gazette readers to visit the ‘plan4holloway’ website and fill in the short survey to let the Community Plan know what they think.

To complete our survey, click here.

To read more about the our study of Islington, click here.