Local residents of Lewisham who are members of the Labour Party have selected Brenda Dacres to be Labour’s candidate in the by-election being held for Mayor of Lewisham on 7th March. Brenda who is currently Deputy Mayor of Lewisham and Councillor in Deptford Ward has served the borough for a decade in public service.
Councillor Dacres said on her selection:
“I was made in Lewisham. My parents came to Britain from Jamaica as part of the Windrush Generation and worked hard to build a good life for my family. Still, I know how tough it can be to get by. A job that pays a decent wage or a proper home are still out of reach for too many in our community. As a single mother, I’ve lived these issues. Through my time in our Labour Party, I’ve also lived the solutions.
“I’m standing to be a different kind of Mayor. More open, accessible and accountable than ever. My decade of experience as a councillor, cabinet member and Deputy Mayor has taught me that it’s never good enough to take ‘no’ for an answer. I’ll always fight Tory attacks to our budget, but I won’t hide behind them. Cuts should never be an excuse to talk down the potential of our borough.”