Check out the Labour Party’s manifesto for Lambeth council elections on Thursday 3rd May at https://lambeth-labour-manifesto.org/
This manifesto has been drawn up with hundreds of local people to create a positive and ambitious vision for a better, fairer Lambeth that aims to improve the lives of all Lambeth residents.
It builds on Labour’s strong record over the last four years – including building the first new council homes in a generation, protecting our 23 fantastic children’s centres and paying every Lambeth employee at least the London Living Wage.
Labour promises are:
- Tackling Lambeth’s housing crisis – by completing our ambitious programme of 1,000 council homes and introducing a new private renters charter
- A cleaner and greener Lambeth – by keeping a full weekly bin collection, boosting recycling and improving air quality
- Delivering value for money – by keeping council tax one of the lowest in London
- A safer Lambeth – by tackling youth violence and fighting Tory police cuts
- A more equal Lambeth – by creating 1,500 apprenticeships and encouraging every Lambeth business to pay the London Living Wage
- Fighting against a Tory Hard Brexit – by campaigning to defend the rights of our EU friends and neighbours
To make sure every adult in your household is registered to vote check the names on the letter from Lambeth Electoral Register team. If you didn’t get a letter or are not listed in the letter its easiest to register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
All British, Commonwealth & European citizens are entitled to register to vote.
Having your name on the electoral roll also helps with things such as credit checks. So even if you move frequently its worth registering to vote at your new address. And be ready for any sudden general election!
The next elections are on Thursday 3rd May 2018 for the council
Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.
Any people new to the property or reaching age 17 must register individually – the easiest way is online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.
The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.
See our earlier post 15/5/17
Following the June 8th general election our Labour MP for Dulwich & West Norwood is again Helen Hayes who received 39,096 votes, a massive 28,156 ahead of her nearest rivals. The Tories got 10,940, the Lib Dems 4,475 , the Greens 1,408 and two independents 121 & 103 votes. Candidates who get less than 5% of the total votes lose a £500 deposit.
In 2015 Helen was first elected to parliament with 27,772 votes and since then has gained an excellent reputation as hard working local MP.
More election results are at: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/general-election-2017-live-results-constituency-by-constituency-as-they-come-in-a3560616.html
Norwood Forum has arranged a question time event for us to question our prospective MPs and listen to their views on topics that we raise. All candidates have been invited to these political hustings. Come along to Elmgreen School, Elmcourt Road Se27 9BZ on Wednesday 31st May at 7pm . Free refreshments.
People who chose to vote by post are voting now to choose the next London Mayor.
There are 3 ballot papers: one for the Mayor; one to represent Lambeth & Southwark on the Greater London Assembly(GLA) and one for party representatives on the GLA.
To be counted postal ballots must be posted in time to reach the Council by the end of May 5th. Or they can be handed in at any polling station on Thursday May 5th election day.
If your postal ballot has not arrived by post by Thursday 28th April you can get another one- apply in person to Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill SW2 1RD with photo-id and confirmation of your address.
Cllr Sonia Winifred on Holderness Way
The latest leaflet from the local Labour party has a message from our new MP Helen Hayes and information about the Labour supporters scheme.
Labour’s registered supporters are people who support Labour’s aims and values and want to make it official that they back Labour.
Registered Supporters can also have a bigger say in the future of the Labour party both nationally and at a local level. So they can have an individual vote at future Labour Party leadership elections and Londoners can vote for Labour’s candidate for London Mayor.
For details see: http://www.labour.org.uk/w/labour-party-supporters