Brockley Labour Party yesterday selected Sophie McGeevor to fight the Brockley By-election on Thursday 13th October.
Sophie was born and brought up in Brockley, attending Ashmead Primary School. She works part-time as a communications manager for a charity, and as a nanny whilst also completing her PhD in History.
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr Alicia Kennedy.
Sophie McGeevor said 'I'm so honoured and humbled to have been selected as the Labour candidate for the Brockley by-election. Brockley is where I grew up and live now. I love Brockley, but I know that life is anything but easy for so many of our residents. If elected as councillor I would resist any attempts to academise Lewisham schools, find innovative ways to improve recycling rates in our borough, fight for genuinely affordable homes to buy and rent and raise awareness of the devastating impact of austerity on social care provision.'
'I want to thank Alicia for all if the hard work she has done in the ward and all of the Brockley Labour Party members for selecting me - I promise I won't let you down! I'm looking forward to the campaign and have a great team of local members behind me.'
Vicky Foxcroft MP said 'Sophie is a fantastic local activist in Brockley. She grew up here, knows the area, and would be a great local Councillors who will get things done.'
Former Councillors Alicia Kennedy said, 'I'm delighted Sophie has been selected to stand for Labour in Brockley. Sophie lives in Brockley, knows what needs to get and more importantly how to get it done. She'll work hard for Brockley residents.'
Brockley Labour will be campaigning hard for Sophie. You can join them at the following times:
Wednesday 14th - 6:45 Brockley Station
Thursday 15th - 6:45 St Johns Station
Saturday 17th - 11am Brockley Station
Sunday 18th - 2pm - St Johns Station
If you’re not already registered, you will need to sign up before 27th September. You can do so here - https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.