Cross party support for Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

Thousands of people have now shown their support for a petition calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to purchase the former Holloway prison site and protect the land for council homes, community facilities and a women’s building.

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London Assembly Members from across the political spectrum have joined the call for the Mayor to step in. Conservative London Assembly member, Tony Devenish has joined the call for council homes;

Green party London Assembly member, Sian Berry is also pursuing the matter and has sought clarification from Mayor Khan on whether he has investigated buying the site, as well as asking the Assembly to look into issues relating to women and justice in London.

The Islington Gazette has described this as ‘an important campaign’;

Community Plan for Holloway are working in partnership with local people and organisations in Islington to put forward a positive vision for the former prison site. The Ministry of Justice is planning to sell the land to make maximum profit and there is concern that the needs and views of the local community and women in prison will be sidelined in this process.