Lewisham Elects three Labour MPs – for the many not the few

 

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After weeks of campaigning in the snap General Election held on Thursday 8th June 2017 the three parliamentary constituencies that make up the London Borough of Lewisham have elected three Labour MPs.

Heidi Alexander and Vicky Foxcroft were returned as Members of Parliament for Lewisham East and Lewisham Deptford respectively. While Ellie Reeves stormed to victory in Lewisham West & Penge after Jim Dowd had stepped down at this election.

Watch the moment that Councillor Obajimi Adefiranye, Chair of Lewisham Council announces the result in Lewisham West and Penge:

 

In her acceptance speech, Ellie Reeves pledged to work for public services and schools in particular. She praised the work of her predecessor and looked forward to fight for the needs of the many not the few. You can hear her speech below:

 

 

Heidi Alexander spoke about Brexit and the challenges to the economy. You can hear her below:

 

 

Councillor Alan Hall said: “It was a privilege to be at the count. The people have made it resoundingly clear that they want to be represented in Parliament by the Labour Party and we are delighted to have three Labour MPs. 

“I know that Heidi Alexander, Vicky Foxcroft and Ellie Reeves will serve us all well, stand up ‘for the many, not the few’ and work for a Labour Government to save our NHS, provide proper funding for education, for all our public services and end the Tories’ downward spiral of austerity. 

“Although Labour did not win a majority in Parliament, it seems possible that there may be another election before too long and we will be ready for that battle.”

The full results are:

LEWISHAM DEPTFORD

​Name of candidate Description​ Number of votes​ ​
COUGHLIN John Green Party 1,640
DEAN Bobby Liberal Democrats 2,911
FOXCROFT Vicky ​Labour Party 42,461 elected​
​LAWRENCE Jane The Realists’ Party 61
MARTIN Malcolm Christian Peoples Alliance 252
​MCANEA Laura Marie ​Animal Welfare Party ​225
​MCLEAN Melanie Lylla ​The Conservative Party Candidate ​7,562

Total rejected votes: 208

 

LEWISHAM EAST

​Name of candidate Description​ Number of votes​ ​
ALEXANDER Heidi Labour Party 32,072 elected​
FORSTER Keith UK Independence Party (UKIP) 798
FORTUNE Peter Timothy The Conservative Party Candidate 10,859
FRITH Emily Liberal Deomcrats 2,086
MARTIN Maureen Christian Peoples Alliance 228
​POORUN Störm ​Green Party ​803
WINSTON Willow Eve ​ Independent ​355

Total rejected votes: 111

LEWISHAM WEST & PENGE

​Name of candidate Description​ Number of votes​ ​
BAILEY Shaun The Conservative Party Candidate 12,249
CHEAH Hoong-Wai UK Independence Party (UKIP) 700
HORTENSE Katherine Christian Peoples Alliance 325
REEVES Ellie Labour Party 35,411 elected​
RUSSELL John Francis Liberal Democrats 3,317
WHELLER Karen Nicola ​Green Party ​1,144
WHITE Russell ​Populist ​50

Total rejected votes: 156

 

The Labour Party manifesto For the Many not the Few is here

 

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