Monthly Archives: November 2019

Christmas concert

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We are delighted to announce our friends at UCL’s Chamber Choir and Players will be holding a Christmas Concert in support of us on the 4th of December. Conducted by Charles Peebles, the programme includes works by Mozart, Händel, Maw and Anderson and promises to be a wonderful night of sumptuous sound.

The concert takes place at the Church of St Mary le Strand, WC2R 1ES at 7.00pm. Tickets are £5.00 either on the door or through Eventbrite and all proceeds go to Islington Law Centre. The event has been very popular in the past so booking through Eventbrite is recommended.

We’re very grateful to the musicians staging this wonderful event and we hope to see many of you there to enjoy the music and get into the Christmas spirit!

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LAW CENTRE URGES RESIDENTS TO STAND UP AND BE HEARD

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Islington Law Centre is urging residents to make sure their voices are heard by registering to vote in the General Election, set for December 12th 2019.

Almost three in ten eligible residents did not vote in the 2017 General Election and the Law Centre is keen to make sure people have the right to have their say in this election.

“As a Law Centre, we exist to protect and enhance people’s rights and make sure they can exercise them,” said Centre Director, Stuart Hearne. “One of the most basic rights is the right to vote and influence who governs us.”

Stuart reiterated that the Law Centre is not party political: “We are not concerned with how people vote – that is a matter for them alone; we are just concerned that they can vote and have a voice.”

The process is simple and can be done online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by post. The Law Centre, which is open Monday to Friday 10.00-4.00 (closed between 1.00-2.00pm) is able to help people with the paper forms at their offices at 38 Devonia Road, Islington N1 8JH.

There have been concerns raised in recent years that registering to vote can be difficult for vulnerable people. A House of Commons select committee heard after the 2010 election that voter registration was significantly lower among black and minority ethnic groups than those who were white British[1]. The same is true of younger people when compared to older people.

Stuart said, “We can understand the concerns of people who have lived through the hostile environment of the Home Office or been subjected to benefit sanctions about signing up to vote. Anyone who is unsure if registering to vote will affect their housing or employment status can seek advice from the Law Centre or any reputable advice agency.”


[1] https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmpolcon/232/23207.htm

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