On Thursday 6th of May, the same day as the London Mayoral election, there will be a local council by-election in Sydenham.
Sydenham Labour supporters have been working hard to encourage residents to use all their votes for Labour on May 6th. Volunteers have been delivering leaflets and telephoning residents, supported by Joe and Ted (pictured) at Sydenham Labour HQ. You can view our leaflet here.
On the phones, the support for Labour has been incredible. Residents feel let down by this Tory government and know Labour is on their side in Lewisham. If you live in Sydenham ward and we haven’t had a chance to talk, please do get in touch.
Our campaign pledges have been well received and thank you to everyone who has been in touch with feedback and comments. Some have asked what I can personally bring to the role. I replied:
- I know the challenges and worries of living in insecure, low-quality, expensive housing firsthand. I was raised in a low-income family in a council home and currently live in private rented accommodation. I get it! I will push the council to continue to be ambitious in providing new truly affordable homes in the borough.
- I would bring my experience as a teacher and school governor to support the continuing improvement of Lewisham’s 40+ schools and colleges. Lewisham Council is doing a huge amount of work to improve education and opportunities for young people, but there is still so much more to be done.
- I have spent my whole life working to improve the local community and to bring people together. Right now we need this more than ever. Our local community has stood strong in the pandemic; however, our community faces many challenges that need addressing quickly. We need to improve our natural environment, build more homes for families, ensure the high street remains vibrant, and preserve local services in the face of Tory government cuts.
Labour candidate for Sydenham ward