On hearing the news that Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee have made their decision on who fights Lewisham West & Penge constituency in the General Election on 8th June. Cllr Alan Hall, former constituency Chair and Chair of Lewisham Labour Group of councillors, welcomed the decision saying:
“I am very pleased that we have selected Ellie Reeves to fight Lewisham West & Penge in the General Election. I have known Ellie for many years. She will be a breath of fresh air as a strong local advocate and campaigner. I look forward to working with her and joining her campaigning across Bellingham and Lewisham West & Penge over the coming weeks to ensure that we have a Labour MP to represent us.”
Ellie Reeves has tweeted:
Delighted to have been selected as the @UKLabour candidate in Lewisham West & Penge – the area that I live in and that I love.
— Ellie Reeves (@elliereeves) April 26, 2017
Lewisham West & Penge was held by Jim Dowd MP with a majority of 12,714.