Dear Labour Party Member,


The future of Lewisham is in your hands. You will receive your ballot to choose the Labour candidate for Mayor of Lewisham on the 1st September. I am running to become Labour’s candidate for Mayor because I believe that by working together we can change Lewisham for the better.

I am backed by Britain’s biggest union, Unite,and many other supporters whom I look forward to working with including trade unions CWU, Aslef and my fellow councillors, Skip Amrani, Liam Curran, Eva Stamirowski, Peter Bernards, Olurotimi Ogunbadewa, Sue Hordijenko and many others. I look forward to working with the Leadership of the Labour Party.

My supporters are backing me for Mayor of Lewisham because they believe that I am the candidate with the experience and ability to deliver on the issues which matter to Lewisham residents such as housing, regeneration and planning, the NHS, education, social services, public transport and more.

Every year my fellow councillors vote for me to lead Scrutiny and the Labour Group in the Council Chamber. This has put me at the forefront of the campaigns to Save Lewisham Hospital, to Keep Millwall Football Club in Lewisham and to address the lack of vital affordable and social housing in major developments in the borough such as New Bermondsey/Surrey Canal and Convoy’s Wharf.

As a board member of the Phoenix Community Housing Co-op, I have secured major community schemes including the restoration of the £4m lottery-funded Fellowship Inn project, and a 60-apartment ‘extra care’ complex which will help older people stay in the local area and free up much needed social housing.

I forced the London Living Wage onto the Mayor and Cabinet’s agenda back in 2008 and, as a result, Lewisham became the first London Living Wage accredited council alongside Islington.

I was born in Brockley, went to school in Catford and live in Forest Hill. I know that the diversity of Lewisham’s residents is its greatest strength. However I believe that we can still do so much better in Lewisham. We must be ambitious about Lewisham’s future, and aspire to change it for the better.

I am sincere in my determination to transform the way Lewisham Council works. I want to work together with our employees and our residents to make their lives better, fairer and happier. I would welcome this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with residents, councillors, trade unions and others in order to make this a reality.

As your Mayor, I will stand up for Lewisham. I am ambitious for every child, every teenager and every adult in Lewisham.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Councillor Alan Hall

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