Lewisham Labour celebrated at Lewisham Council’s AGM on Wednesday, the first Full Council meeting after winning all 54 seats in the May local elections. As well as confirming the appointments to committees, cabinet members and outside bodies, outgoing councillors and long-standing officers were honoured by the Mayor for their services to Lewisham.
The new cabinet was confirmed as:
- Cllr Brenda Dacres – Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing Development and Planning
- Cllr Chris Barnham – Children, Young People and Community Safety
- Cllr Paul Bell – Health and Adult Social Care
- Cllr Juliet Campbell – Communities, Refugees and Wellbeing
- Cllr Sophie Davis – Housing Management and Homelessness
- Cllr Amanda de Ryk – Finance and Strategy
- Cllr Louise Krupski – Environment and Climate Action
- Cllr Kim Powell – Businesses, Jobs and Skills
- Cllr André Bourne – Culture and Leisure (job share)
- Cllr James-J Walsh – Culture and Leisure (job share)
Lewisham Labour Mayor Damien Egan also announced that the Young Lewisham Project will be the Mayor’s Charity for 2023-4. The Forest Hill-based organisation offers a wide range of alternative education programmes, with a particular focus on vocational training, for young people aged between 11-19 years old. The Mayor will work with the Lewisham charity over the next 12 months and actively fundraise, through appeals such as the Lewisham Winter Appeal, to help further the charity’s work with young people in the borough.
Damien Egan said:
“The Young Lewisham Project had real success over the years, and I hope that with an extra boost of fundraising, we can help them reach even more children.”