Labour’s candidates for Lewisham Council, Kim Powell and Lionel Openshaw, have been elected in Whitefoot and Evelyn wards in a vote against Tory austerity.
This result shows voters in Lewisham have continued faith in Labour one year after they won the 2018 local elections.
Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, said “I want to thank the residents of Lewisham for continuing to put their trust in Labour as we deliver on our bold and radical manifesto in the face of Tory austerity. I look forward to working with Kim and Lionel as we fight the brutal Tory cuts to our borough.”
Kim Powell said, “Thank you to every person in Whitefoot who came out and voted for me. I will be a strong voice on the Council and will fight the £8.8m of Tory cuts to Lewisham’s schools between 2015-20.”
Lionel Openshaw said, “I am incredibly grateful to Evelyn for choosing me to represent them as a Lewisham councillor. I will work hard to help deliver Labour’s social housing programme across Lewisham as we build a Lewisham for the many, not the few.”