About Caroline

Caroline questions the Mayor of London in City Hall
Caroline questions the Mayor of London in City Hall

Caroline Russell is one of two Green Party representatives on the London Assembly and is a councillor for Highbury East within the Islington North constituency. She is National Transport Spokesperson for the Green Party.

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 elected as sole opposition councillor to 47 Labour councillors in Islington in 2014 and again in 2018. In 2016, she was elected to the London Assembly where she leads on Transport, Economy and Environment for the Green Group. Caroline is Leader of the Green Group on the Assembly and Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee for two years from May 2018 to May 2020 .