Category Archives: Campaigns

Welcoming Mayor Sadiq Khan to Lewisham – Council Elections 2022

What a lovely sunny day we had to not only be out speaking speaking to our residents but welcome our Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Sadiq has shown the difference a Labour Mayor makes to Londoners and especially Lewisham. From funding for housing, and projects for our young people and we are proud to also be his Borough of

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Windrush Compensation Scheme Is Open With No Cap

The Windrush Compensation Scheme is now open. Individuals will be able to claim compensation through the Windrush Compensation Scheme if they suffered a loss because they could not demonstrate their lawful right to live in the UK. You can find out more information on how to make a claim here. It includes information on: Eligibility Entitlement How to claim Where

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Hither Green & Catford Stations – Access For All Funding Bid Success

I am extremely pleased to let you know that both Hither Green Station and Catford Station were announced as stations for which their rail providers will be receiving funding from ‘Access for All’ to make these stations step free.  This fund was provided by the Department for Transport for rail companies to bid for. In order to bid they reached

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Windrush Consultation Ends Soon

Just a brief reminder that the Windrush compensation scheme consultation ends on Friday 16th Nov 2018. Things to consider: No cap. Flexibility built in and financial support for organisations assisting claimants to name just a few things. Please complete the consultation as the more responses the better Click here to complete the consultation. This is an extremely long consultation survey

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Windrush Generation and Support for Undocumented Migrants

Who are the Windrush Generation? The ‘Windrush generation’ refers to Commonwealth nationals who settled in the UK before 1973. The Immigration Act 1971 provided protection for Commonwealth citizens if they have lived here for more than five years and if they arrived in the country before 1973. The Act provided that those here before it came into force should be treated

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The Windrush Generation – Let Down In The Autumn & Winter Of Their Lives

The Windrush Generation as they have come to be known, in their Caribbean islands they were taught British history. They looked up to the Britain who they refered to as the ‘mother country’. The point I make is that they were brought up to ‘Be British’, there were part of the British Empire upon which the sun at that time

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Speak Out Against Racism, Discrimination & Xenophobia

We cannot afford not to speak out. Today, Saturday 9th June 2018, Lewisham Anti-Racist Group in conjunction with Lewisham Islamic Centre held a rally called Lewisham Together: United Against Islamophobia, Racism and Fascism. I was invited to speak at the rally, and agreed to because I believe that we have to stand, united against any form of racism and discrimination,

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Honoured To Be A Cabinet Member

I would like to thank the Mayor for nominating me as a Cabinet member with shared responsibilities for Parks, Neighbourhoods and Transport. It is a great honour, and I look forward to working with my councillor colleagues, officers, organisations, residents and businesses. This will be a very exciting role as we work together to achieve our manifesto commitments. I will

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Lewisham Labour Manifesto 2018 Workshops

Lewisham Labour members please join us for a series of manifesto workshops in January that will help build a radical manifesto for the local elections next May. Joining us will be your local MP, Lewisham Labour Group Councillors, Labour Councillor candidates, and guest speakers, including John McDonnell MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Marsha de Cordova and Andrew Gwynne MP. We’re holding

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Post Office Closure Debate – Westminster Hall

With the pending closure of our New Cross Gate Crown Post Office, Sydenham Post Office, and many others across the country I attended the Post Office debate on Tuesday 25 April 2017, at Westminster Hall. Our MP Vicky Foxcroft made representations during the debate. The Key matters brought to light was the promise that when post offices were being closed previously

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Bakerlooisham – The Bakerloo Line Extension … Here It Comes

It is fantastic news that Transport for London (TfL) will begin a consultation on extending the Bakerloo Line to Lewisham. Extending the Bakerloo Line would be good for London and great for Lewisham. It would reduce journey times and increase capacity on our desperately over-stretched transport. It would boost our local economy and it would help us build the homes we

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Sadiq Khan MP joins Vicky Foxcroft & New Cross Labour Team against proposed closure of ticket offices

Saturday 24th August 2013 saw MP Sadiq Khan joined Lewisham Deptford Parliamentary Candidate Vicky Foxcroft and the New Cross Labour Team to oppose Mayor Boris Johnson’s proposal to close London’s Ticket Office. This is a cause for concern as this would leave the residents and those using New Cross and New Cross Gate stations without staff to ask for help

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