There are three elections, local council, Lewisham Mayor and the European Parliament.


Lewisham has an executive Mayoral system. Steve Bullock is standing for re-election and the Labour Manifesto is hosted here… The retiring administration and council have,

  • started the first council houses in Lewisham in 12 years, as well as building over 2000 affordable homes, brought back into use 1000 homes and upgraded a further 3000 homes
  • become the first local authority to be a living wage employer benefiting 100s of workers
  • successfully used the courts to defend Lewisham Hospital
  • frozen the Council Tax
  • improved the primary school system so it’s the 4th best in the country
  • Developed our leisure facilities, opening two new swimming pools and a new Library; developed five new community libraries

the next Labour council will

  • freeze the council tax for two years,
  • continue to build houses and fight for high levels of affordable housing, tackle rogue landlords and rip off agents
  • create local jobs and apprenticeships and provide vocational training
  • invest in our schools, guaranteeing places at a good primary school and improving the performance of the secondary schools

The full manifesto and promises are here… An Executive Mayor though needs a strong group, both in terms of numbers and talent and Deptford deserves to be at the heart of the next Lewisham Administration. I suggest you vote for Steve as Mayor and for the Labour Councillors in your ward. The local party has worked hard to choose a strong, talented and hard working team.

I think I have made my views on the European Elections clear, here, here and here.

Have a good day tomorrow.


Read the ballot papers carefully, there are three separate voting systems.

Vote Labour in Deptford
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