Generations to come will look back at this moment and judge us on the action that we take now. Our response must be bold and it must be decisive…. only collective action led by the government can protect our people and our country.

– Jeremy Corbyn

Faced with an unprecedented challenge globally, nationally and locally, Jeremy and the Labour front bench team have been pressing the government hard to be honest with the public and to introduce measures on a scale to match the size of the problem.

They have been pressing for the fullest possible support for our health and social care systems and those working within them as the crisis escalates. And they have pressed for immediate support for businesses, home owners, renters and people in financial difficulties. As John McDonnell said: “There must be no small measures.”

Here in Islington, many Labour Party members have been involved in setting up support groups via Facebook and WhatsApp to coordinate volunteers and identify those who need support with shopping, collecting prescriptions and, sometimes, just a supportive phone call.

You can find a list of these groups by clicking here.

The officers and members of Islington North Labour Party are totally committed to providing mutual support for family, friends, neighbours and anyone in need in the weeks and months ahead. Please keep an eye on the this website for news of further ways in which we can help each other in these challenging times.

by Alison McGarry, Chair, Islington North CLP

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