Maria, Adrian and Martin elected as Labour & Co-operative councillors for Brixton Hill – full result

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Martin, Maria and Adrian with Florence Eshalomi AM

At the elections for Lambeth Council on 3 May, Adrian Garden and Martin Tiedemann were re-elected as councillors for Brixton Hill, and were joined by new councillor Maria Kay. They were elected as Labour & Co-operative councillors.

Lambeth will continue to be a Labour-run authority as the party won 57 of the 63 seats in the borough, a net loss of one, with the Greens now the official opposition.  In Clapham Common ward, neighbouring Brixton Hill, Labour gained two seats off the Conservatives, allowing for better co-operation on issues across Kings Avenue such as road safety and schools.

Maria, Adrian and Martin said, “It’s an honour to be elected for our home ward of Brixton Hill and we want to thank all those who voted in the election. We spoke with hundreds of residents during the election and we listened to the issues you raised. We now want your help to set our priorities for the next four years. Get in touch and let us know what matters to you.”

The full results are as follows:

Candidate Party Votes %
Maria Kay Labour & Co-operative 2142 20% Elected
Adrian Garden Labour & Co-operative 2015 19% Elected
Martin Tiedemann Labour & Co-operative 1796 17% Elected
Gwen Buck Green 856 8% Not elected
Janet Baker Women’s Equality Party 842 8% Not elected
Richard Bultitude Green 517 5% Not elected
Will Eaves Green 478 5% Not elected
Sarah Lewis Lib Dem 420 4% Not elected
Elaine Bailey Conservative 389 4% Not elected
Lavinia Cartwright Conservative 349 3% Not elected
Savill Young Conservative 319 3% Not elected
Peter Portelli Lib Dem 222 2% Not elected
Jonathan Price Lib Dem 192 2% Not elected

 

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Labour & Co-operative team for May election confirmed for Brixton Hill

new team infographicWith local elections coming up in just a few weeks on 3rd May, the Labour Party has confirmed its candidates for Brixton Hill. Existing councillors, Adrian Garden and Martin Tiedemann, will be joined by Maria Kay.

Brixton Hill residents Adrian and Martin have been active Brixton Hill councillors since 2014 and 2013 respectively. They led the fight to bring in the Controlled Parking many local residents wanted and have campaigned extensively to tackle dangerous roads and rat runs. Adrian has worked hard with the Friends of Windmill Gardens since originally helping to secure the major lottery grant that led to the windmill’s reopening. Martin has been active on local licensing and planning decisions, working to ensure late night off licences act responsibly and small businesses are supported.

With the news that Florence Eshalomi is stepping down after twelve years, Brixton Hill Labour have selected Maria Kay as a candidate. Maria grew up just off Lyham Road and lives in Brixton. Her work for a charity tackling domestic violence is based in the ward.

In this election, alongside those commitments made in Lambeth Labour’s manifesto for a Better, Fairer Lambeth, Brixton Hill’s Labour team are pledging:
  • Better pavements and safer roads, with better and safer facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • To fight Tory cuts to our police and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on Brixton Hill
  • To tackle litter, flytipping and public nuisance with better enforcement and more litter bins
  • To fight for the rights of our European residents
  • To tackle hate crime and violence against women

Maria, Adrian and Martin will be standing as Labour & Co-operative candidates, underlining their support for a co-operative economy and active participation in the Co-operative Party.

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Cllr Florence Eshalomi stepping down at May’s council elections – but still representing Brixton Hill at City Hall


P1020764After twelve years, Cllr Florence Eshalomi (formerly Nosegbe) will be retiring from Lambeth Council in May at the local elections.

In her time on the Council, Florence served as a cabinet member and as the Brixton area lead. One of her proudest achievements was setting up the Youth Mayor scheme and ensuring that Lambeth Young People have access to the decision makers. Flo has always championed our youth services and the involvement of young people in our democratic structures.

In 2016, Florence was elected as the Labour London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark, representing local residents at City Hall and serving as Labour’s Transport Spokesperson. In that capacity, Florence will continue to serve Brixton and will continue to take up issues of real importance to the area, like air quality, road safety and bringing the Overground to Brixton.

Flo said: “Representing Brixton Hill ward for me on a personal level will always be an honour – the girl from Somerleyton Estate, which was often regarded as a no-go area in the heart of Brixton, would now be able to help the wonderful people of Brixton get answers from Lambeth Council.

“I’m excited that another fabulous Black Woman in Maria Kay will be filling my shoes and hopefully be elected as one of the Brixton Hill Councillors come 3rd May 2018.”

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

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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

Labour councillors re-elected in Brixton Hill with pledges to make area cleaner & greener and roads safer

Brixton Hill group shotAdrian 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 launches manifesto for May’s elections

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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

Rachel Reeves and Tristram Hunt visit Brixton Hill

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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.