Lewisham Councillors call on Labour to change Pro-Brexit stance

Seventy Labour councillors from Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark, unhappy at Labour's pro-Brexit policies, have written a joint letter to the party's leadership, asking them to change course.Labour has struggled to spell out its specific position on Brexit and this letter is similarly vague, falling just short of calling for Labour to stop the Brexit process ...

The Balkanisation of Brockley

The proposed new boundariesThe deadline to participate in the Boundary Commission for England's consultation about Brockley's future place on the electoral map is December 11.To recap, the proposal is to lump the northern end of Brockley in to a new constituency called Greenwich and Deptford, while Crofton Park becomes part of Dulwich and Sydenham and ...

Labour Brockley ward organiser resigns

Just resigned as Sec and Exec member for Brockley ward. Haven't had a good time in local party recently.— William Cooper (@WillPCooper) September 22, 2017 Local Labour Parties need to address the behaviour of members and also the affect this is having on the mental health of voluntary officers— William Cooper (@WillPCooper) September 22, 2017 ...

Labour selects Egan for Lewisham Mayor

Ladies and gentlemen, your new Mayor will be Damien Egan. Young, socially-savvy and idealistic, Egan will represent a major change in style - and possibly substance - with the outgoing Mayor Bullock.Congratulations @damienegan, selected as Labour's candidate to be Mayor of Lewisham pic.twitter.com/nq7F1sAXT4— London Labour (@LondonLabour) September 20, 2017 

Five to Rule Them All: Labour members choose our Mayor

Heavy is the head that wears the crownThe election that will determine the next Mayor of Lewisham has entered its final leg.Five Labour candidates are currently vying for their party's nomination, which will guarantee that they replace Mayor Bullock when he stands down at the end of this term. Voting closes on September 19th.Although it ...

Labour Lewisham landslide

This morning, Vicky Foxcroft was returned as Lewisham Deptford's MP with an incredible vote tally of 42,461, leaving Tory candidate Melanie McLean trailing in second place with 7,562 votes. The turnout was a healthy 70.5%.In Lewisham East and Lewisham West, the picture was the same. Heidi Alexander and Ellie Reeves each won for Labour, earning ...

Lewisham Elects

It may, in many ways, have been a depressing election campaign, consisting of car crash interviews, uncosted promises, reductionist slogans and unprecedented U-turns, with a long shadow cast by the horror of Islamic terrorism.But on the other hand, this is the first election in generations where the public has been offered a real battle of ...

Hustings tonight

People Before Profit may not be a party political force anymore, but their activists are still involved in local politics and have organised this hustings event tonight. The confirmed list of participating candidates is currently a little thin:Green - John CoughlinLib-Dem - Bobby DeanChristian Peoples Alliance - Malcolm Martin

Election street art

So far the General Election street art hasn't been too extensive. I did spot this grime artists/rappers supporting Labour poster under the railway bridge at Brockley cross.Among those featured is Brockley's own Novelist. Up at the top of Pepys Road SE14 you can still read the 'Novelist - pave the way' graffiti in the road (this ...

Lewisham GP to stand against Hunt

The Lewisham medic who played a prominent role in the campaign to save Lewisham Hospital from being downgraded will stand for election in South West Surrey in a bid to unseat Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.The Independent reports:"The Green Party has withdrawn their candidate from the race completely, while Liberal Democrat and Labour members agreed not ...