Ban Conversion Therapy

Following an outcry by LGBTQA+ campaigners, former Lewisham Councillor Alan Hall has joined campaigners in calling for a comprehensive conversion therapy ban saying: “A ban on conversion practices must cover both sexual orientation and gender identity.Trans people are twice as likely to be subjected to or offered conversion practices as non-trans(cisgender) lesbian, gay or bi …

End ‘fire and rehire’

In Lewisham Labour’s manifesto, we said that we would campaign on issues that affect our borough. Unite the Union have declared that Monday, 26 April, 2021, a national day of action, demanding the government end fire and rehire now. That’s why Cllr Alan Hall has written to the Minister to show support for the day …

Building Common Ground In Bellingham

Bellingham is a co-operative focal point. The social housing is owned by Phoenix Community Housing. Phoenix are a community gateway housing association. This means that they are run by the tenants who live in their homes. This includes the money collected in rent. Phoenix took the brave step in buying the dilapidated Fellowship Inn owned …

‘Stop the baseline’ tests at 4 years old

The Department for Education plans to press ahead spending £10 million rolling out exams for every four-year-old entering school. Overwhelmingly the evidence, and consensus from experts around the world, says these kinds of tests on young children are both pointless and damaging. If so-called Baseline Assessment goes ahead in September 2020, every four-year-old will be …

Education, Forest Hill School & Lifelong Learning

This week, I was honoured when Hilary De Santos supported 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 kind endorsement. To hear her comments, watch the video above. Education is a right, …

Young People in Lewisham need ‘hope’

“We need to talk to young people, we need to listen to young people – that way we can give them hope” Councillor Alan Hall supports youth services. Recently, he helped secure the Riverside Youth Club on the Pepys Estate in Deptford with a commitmement from Millwall FC to invest there. It is important to …

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP supports Cllr Alan Hall for Labour Mayor of Lewisham

The Shadow of Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell MP has endorsed Councillor Alan Hall’s bid to be the next Labour Mayor of Lewisham. He said: “Alan is the Mayor that Lewisham needs. Someone who is committed to tackling the key issues facing the community. He has my support” On hearing the news, Councillor Alan …

Alan Hall Shortlisted to be Labour’s Mayor of Lewisham candidate

Councillor Alan Hall has received the news that he has been shortlisted to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Lewisham. He said: “I am delighted that the Labour Party has decided that I have the qualities to be a candidate for Mayor of Lewisham by shortlisting me. I want to lead a Labour Council that works …