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
Helen Hayes, the newly elected Labour MP for West Norwood, holds regular advice sessions every second Friday of the month (except August) at 10am-11.30am in West Norwood Leisure Centre , Devane Way SE27 0DF.
Other sessions take place (except August) every:
- first Friday 12.30pm to 2pm at East Dulwich Community Centre, Darrell Road SE22 9NL
- third Friday 10am – 11.30am at Brixton Advice Centre, 165-167 Railton Road SE24 0LU
- and every fourth Friday 10am to 11.30am at Kingswood House, Seeley Drive SE21 8QN
We can also contact Helen by email email@example.com or by phoning 020 7219 6971
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Postal votes must reach the town hall in Brixton for Thursday 7th May to be counted in the general election. Completed postal votes can be handed in at a Lambeth polling station on Election Day if you forget to post your vote in time.
This is the tightest election for many years. So don’t miss out on your right to vote!
Helen Hayes is the Labour candidate for our local constituency, Dulwich and West Norwood. For details of other candidates see the council’s election web pages.