GLA member Val Shawcross with local councillor Mike Smith on the campaign trail.
Remember to vote for your local GLA member on the 3rd of May.
West Norwood’s existing member, Val Shawcross is standing again and she is also Ken Livingston’s deputy for Mayor.
For more information on the candidates and the election including how to vote check the information booklet that should have been delivered to every household or download it from here: http://www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/information-booklet
Labour party campaigners
Labour party campaigners out and about in West Norwood are finding that Ken Livingstone’s promise to cut public transport fares by 7% is going down well with many voters.
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Lambeth Council is launching detailed proposals that will see the South London authority become Britain’s first-ever cooperative council.
Lambeth’s cooperative council model – first trailed in the national media in February 2010, months before David Cameron announced his Big Society proposals – will see residents take on a bigger role in running and shaping local services. The model contrasts with the Tory ‘EasyCouncil’ model in the London Borough of Barnet that aims to create two-tier services with substandard services for the majority and better options available only to those wealthy enough to pay for them. Find out more about the Council’s plans here.
While there are some similarities with the coalition Government’s Big Society proposals, Labour’s model in Lambeth takes a more thorough-going approach applying the cooperative values of fairness, accountability and responsibility across a broad range of services. It is built on four years experience trialling the approach in specific services in Lambeth.
Read more here
An exceptionally high number of people turned out to vote in the council elections on May 6th and the newly elected councillors for West Norwood are:
Gipsy Hill ward
Matthew Bennett – Labour
Jennifer Brathwaite – Labour
Niranjan Francis – Labour
Knights Hill ward
Jackie Meldrum – Labour
Jane Pickard – Labour
Mike Smith – Labour
Thurlow Park ward
Ann Kingsbury – Labour
Clare Whelan – Conservative
John Whelan – Conservative.
Lambeth council now has 44 Labour councillors, 15 Lib Dem councillors and 4 Conservatives.
For details of the election results see:
Labour's Tessa Jowell - Winning Dulwich and West Norwood
Tessa Jowell has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood on May 6th 2010. Tessa’s majority over the runner-up has increased to 9,365.
Lib Dem 13,096
For more information on Tessa Jowell see:
The BBC web site has lots more information on the general election results: