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
Here are the detailed results of the local elections in Brixton Hill held last month on 22 May 2014. Continue reading
Adrian Garden, Florence Nosegbe and Martin Tiedemann have been elected as the Labour councillors for Brixton Hill.
Adrian, formerly councillor for Vassall ward around Brixton Road, lives in Brixton Hill and was previously chair of the Brixton Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel and of the Friends of Windmill Gardens. He joins Florence and Martin who have been councillors for the area since 2006 and 2013 respectively. Continue reading
Lambeth Labour Party has launched its manifesto for May’s elections.
Despite losing half of our funding from the Tory and Lib Dem government – we are still ambitious for Lambeth. We aspire to build on the great work which has happened since 2006, hand in hand with our residents, and improve even further.
Our pledges include:
1. Help you with the rising cost of living by freezing council tax for the sixth year in a row.
2. Boost jobs and grow local businesses by offering every young person access to job support, training or an apprenticeship.
3. Make Lambeth cleaner and greener by resurfacing 130 miles of roads and pavements and recycling more waste than ever before.
4. Create safer neighbourhoods and build the homes we need by campaigning to protect community police and building 1,000 new council homes.
5. Give young people the best start in life by offering free breakfasts in all our primary schools.
6. Help to keep you healthy by getting more people involved in sporting activities and healthy exercise.
Here in Brixton Hill we’re committed to making our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists, including 20mph limits, Play Streets and more cycle parking; working with local employers including Brixton Energy to create community owned renewable energy as well as apprenticeships for local young people; and to protect Brixton’s unique character including supporting Brixton Windmill.
Read the whole manifesto here
We were very pleased that Labour’s new Shadow Education and Work & Pensions Secretaries chose Brixton Hill for their first official engagement.
Tristram Hunt MP, who now leads for Labour on Education, and Rachel Reeves MP, who is the Shadow DWP Secretary following the reshuffle, visited Richard Atkins Primary School on New Park Road last week with Cllr Lib Peck and Cllr Rachel Heywood. They visited the school’s excellent breakfast club and spoke to pupils and teachers.