Lewisham’s Labour Party have launched their 2022 manifesto – Taking Lewisham Forward Together – for the upcoming local elections. The 2022 manifesto was developed in consultation with hundreds of local residents, community groups, and local Labour Party members. Taking Lewisham Forward Together has a bold and ambitious vision for Lewisham with a wide range of policies that shows Lewisham Labour is on your side. 

The launch took place at the historic Rivoli Ballroom with more than 100 local activists attending the launch on the 10th April with speeches from Mayor Damien Egan, Deputy Mayor Brenda Dacres, Janet Daby MP and Vicky Foxcroft MP. 

Candidates and activists at the Lewisham Labour manifesto launch on 10th April 2022.
Candidates and activists at the Lewisham Labour manifesto launch on 10th April 2022.

The headline pledges include improving access to GPs, cracking down on fly-tipping by installing more CCTV, having the best parks in London, and delivering a further 800 new social homes. 

Whether you are concerned about the Tory cost of living crisis, the climate emergency or local schools this manifesto has the policies to deliver real change. The manifesto is split into 7 sections: Cleaner and Greener, Strong Local Economy, Quality Housing, Children and Young People, Safer Communities, Open Lewisham, and Health and Wellbeing.

Damien Egan, Lewisham’s Labour Mayor, said: 

“Your Labour council is on your side. Since 2018 we’ve delivered record numbers of new social homes, emerged as a national leader in the climate emergency, our parks are rated best in London, school results are up and we are investing in new jobs and local businesses. We’ve achieved this despite the pandemic and whilst the Conservatives continue to cut the council’s budget.

We know there is more to do and that is why I’m re-standing to be your Mayor. We have a bold manifesto that will support you and your family. Under Boris Johsnon we are facing higher bills and higher taxes and more Lewisham families are struggling – by voting Labour on Thursday 5 May you can send a message directly to the Conservatives – Lewisham deserves better.” 

Labour is standing in all 54 seats in the local elections, which will take place on 5th May and the full manifesto is available to read online: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-uomaOiFppeyiUEfhgclUKaW_2E1btJa/view

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