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:
Supporting 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.
Brexit: 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, 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,