Chuka re-elected as Brixton Hill’s local Member of Parliament

Election result

Chuka Umunna has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for Streatham with an increased majority. With almost 70% of the vote, Labour’s candidate now has a majority of 26,285.

Chuka and Brixton Hill Labour activists worked hard on the election, specifically highlighting Chuka’s work to fight for local services and school funding, his campaign for better rail services and his challenge to a hard Brexit, including work to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

The full results were:

Chuka Umunna (Labour) 38,212
Kim Caddy (Conservative) 11,927
Alex Davies (Lib Dem) 3,611
Nicole Griffiths (Green) 1,696
Robert Stephenson (UKIP) 349

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#WeStandTogether – statement on Westminster terror attack

Lambeth Council and Cllr Florence Eshalomi AM are among those who have issued the joint statement below on yesterday’s terror attack.

Today was an attack on our democracy, but together we will not let the terrorists use fear to divide us nor will we let them succeed.

Our Lambeth community, and all Londoners, will have been shocked by the scenes from Westminster. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

We thank Lambeth police and the Metropolitan police for their swift response and utmost professionalism to keep us safe, and regretfully mourn the loss of their heroic colleague.

The council and partner agencies are supporting the police to ensure we continue with our daily lives in safety. We ask everyone to remain calm and vigilant of any suspicious activity. If you have any information in relation to this incident please call 0800 789 321.

Again, we ask everyone to stand united against those who seek to sow fear and hatred among us.

Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Healthier & Stronger Communities

Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth Council leader

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna

Lambeth & Southwark London Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi

Cllr Saleha Jaffer, Mayor of Lambeth

Nick Mason, Chair of Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Board and IAG

Dr Mahamed Hashi, Chair of Pan-London Stop & Search Community Monitoring Network

Ven. George Ansah, Chair of Faiths Together in Lambeth

http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/joint-statement-westminster-terror-attack/

New arrangements for Chuka’s surgeries

Following a review of the security and safety of Chuka Umunna MP’s advice surgeries over the summer, these are now back up and running with some minor alterations.

TONIGHT: Chuka Umunna debates Europe in Brixton Hill

Chuka Umunna MP is taking part in a public meeting tonight to hear both sides of the European Referendum debate.

Chuka will be speaking on behalf of the Remain campaign with Mustafa Jameel in favour of Leave.

The event takes place at 7.30pm, 15th June 2016, at Corpus Christi Church Hall on Trent Road.

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Chuka’s Public Question Time next week on cycling

Chuka Umunna MPLocal MP Chuka Umunna’s next ‘People’s Question Time’ will focus on Cycling, taking place on Wednesday 23rd April 7-8:30pm at the Grand Union, Acre Lane.

In line with the London Cycling Campaign’s Space for Cycling campaign, Chuka’s event is a chance to talk about the issues constituents have raised with him about cycling – particularly safety, infrastructure and support for cyclists. Continue reading

Ed Miliband visits Brixton Hill to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

RuachCityChurchLabour’s Leader Ed Miliband joined local MP Chuka Umunna and hundreds of worshippers this morning at Ruach City Church on Brixton Hill in a service that paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as his funeral took place in South Africa.

Ed and Chuka were introduced by Bishop John Francis of Ruach before both addressed the congregation, which also included Lambeth Council Leader Cllr Lib Peck and local councillor Martin Tiedemann.

Ed Miliband spoke to LBC 97.3 after the service and said, “There’s a special relationship that [Mandela] had with the people of Brixton. He came here in 1996, he wanted to come here to say thank you to people here in Brixton. I think there’s a lot of emotion today as people remember Nelson Mandela but a lot of inspiration as well as people think about what he showed in his life was possible, the courage he showed, the hope he instilled in people, the spirit of reconciliation he showed… it’s been a really really inspiring service this morning.”

Ed Miliband talked in his speech about the ‘hills still to climb’ – the challenges that continue to face Brixton and the world that Mandela’s example showed we can overcome, such as economic opportunity for young black people and racial injustice.

The full LBC interview can be heard below.