Lewisham Labour members select Damien Egan as their candidate for Mayor
Following Steve Bullock’s decision to stand down as Lewisham’s Mayor, Labour members have chosen Damien Egan as their candidate to succeed him.
Damien, 35, is currently Labour’s Cabinet Member for Housing. He will be standing for Mayor, leading a united Labour team of 54 council candidates.
“It is a huge honour to be selected by Labour’s membership as their candidate for Mayor of Lewisham in May’s elections.
’‘Housing is one of the most urgent issues facing our community. Under the Tories, we’ve seen the biggest housing crisis in a generation.
“When I was 14, my mum, sister and I found ourselves homeless. Council housing was our lifeline and I’m forever grateful we had it. I am totally committed to building more council and genuinely affordable housing in our borough.
’'Lewisham needs to show there is an alternative to the Tories’ pro-austerity, anti-immigrant, Brexit agenda. A Lewisham that is a home for all.”
- Age: 35
- Lives: Bonfield Road, Lewisham Town Centre
- Political Experience: Lewisham Central Councillor for 7 years, Cabinet Member for Housing since 2014
- Work experience: Works for the Ethical Trading Initiative, an NGO protecting workers in sweatshops around the world Union Memberships: UNISON and Usdaw
- Values: #RefugeesWelcome, Pro EU, committed to social justice and equality
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