|General Election 2010: Islington South and Finsbury|
|Liberal Democrat||Bridget Fox||14,838||34.1||-4.2|
|English Democrats||John Dodds||301||0.7||+0.7|
|Animals Count||Richard Deboo||149||0.3||+0.3|
"If it becomes all Labour, there will be no scrutiny. I did highlight a lot during my time as a councillor, I was the first to speak out against wasteful spending and I'm not going to be around to do that anymore.
"Islington is the North Korea of north London now. It is a one party state, there is no democracy, there will be no one to challenge Labour. For the long-term I plan to put my feet up and have a think about my future and what I'm going to do."
Still I wonder if Tal Michael regrets coming back to Wales to have a career in politics here but is time in Islington was not without controversy where he was forced to withdraw allegations against a Labour candidate fellow Labour candidate Liz Davies who issue libel writs against three Islington councillors, Tal Michael, James Purnell and Phil Kelly, unless they retracted allegations that she had "incited violence" and barracked and heckled at an education committee meeting into the closure of a school playground.
So I wonder how popular he is was in the " spiritual home of Britain's left-wing intelligentsia".