Taking on the Tories

Dear Friends,

It is time to make sure you vote for Labour’s Mayor of Lewisham Candidate. I am asking you to vote to #ChangeLewisham .

Together, let’s fight for a more ambitious future in Lewisham.

Here are some of the issues we have been working on this week:

Royal Mail Forest Hill and Sydenham DO Alan Hall 110917Supporting Postal Workers in Sydenham and Forest Hill

On Monday, I spoke at an early morning postal workers’ ‘Gate Meeting’ in Lewisham. I was there to stand in solidarity with the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) in their crucial national dispute with Royal Mail which includes staff from Forest Hill & Sydenham areas.

For more information see: https://alanhall.org.uk/2017/09/11/royal-mail-staff-action-shows-the-people-of-lewisham-are-fighting-back/

parlamentBrexit: what are the implications for Lewisham?

This week committees on Lewisham Council will begin to look at the implications of Brexit for Lewisham and its residents.

In June, I commissioned a report looking into the outcome of the General Election and its effects in our borough. This report, called‘Conservative Party Manifesto, Conservative-DUP Agreement, Queen’s Speech and Brexit Update’ included an update on Brexit and its implications in Lewisham.

I wrote Lewisham Council’s response directly after the Brexit vote. See a report here: Lewisham Council urges Parliament to make up for leave campaign’s ‘broken promises’ by putting Brexit deal to public vote

education.jpgEducation, Forest Hill School & Lifelong Learning

This week, I was honoured that Hilary De Santos declared her support for my bid to become Labour’s Mayor of Lewisham. Hilary is a former teacher who taught at Forest Hill School for over thirty years. I would like to thank Hilary for her support and the video below.

Education is a right, not a privilege. In Lewisham, we must ensure that our schools, colleges and FE institutions provide residents with opportunities to learn grow and challenge themselves. As Mayor, I will be at the forefront of the fight for Fairer Funding for schools, and I will make lifelong learning a priority.

Saraid Dodd, NUT representative at Forest Hill School, said: “I have worked with Alan on Forest Hill School. I know he will work hard to improve schools & education in Lewisham.”

 

I have worked tirelessly throughout my time as a Councillor to deliver the truth and to protect our public services. As Mayor, I am committed to standing up for Lewisham residents. Let’s make Lewisham fairer, better and happier.

What should I do if I haven’t decided who to vote for?

You can learn a little more about Alan Hall, his record and his plans for the future by checking out this live Q&A session hosted last week by the Communication Workers’ Union.

Everyone in our Borough deserves a better future. Choose hope, experience and ambition. Vote Alan Hall for Labour’s Mayor of Lewisham.

I hope to see you soon,

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Alan Hall