Caroline Russell is one of three Green Party representatives on the London Assembly and is a councillor for Highbury within the Islington North constituency. She is Leader of the City Hall Greens and spokesperson for the Green Group on Health and Policing .
Caroline has lived in Islington since 1986, initially in Kings Cross and since 1992 in Highbury. She is married with three children. She has Fine Art degrees from Oxford (BA) 1983 and Goldsmiths (MA)1988 and a B.Eng in Civil Engineering 1999 from City University.
Over the years she has worked as an artist, bicycle dispatch rider, community arts leader, university lecturer and, after a period of full time parenting combined with community activism and school governing, as a transport and clean air campaigner.
Caroline was twice elected as sole opposition councillor to 47 Labour councillors in Islington in 2014 and again in 2018 and in 2022 was joined by two Green councillor colleagues. In 2016, she was elected to the London Assembly along with Sian Berry and for the first five years lead on Transport, Economy and Environment for the Green Group. In 2021 Caroline and Sian were joined by Zack Polanski.
Caroline is Leader of the Green Group on the Assembly, was Chair of Economy Committee May 2017- 2018, Chair of the Environment Committee for three years from May 2018 -2021 and Chair of Health Committee May 2021 -2022.