Matthew Bennett, Jenny Brathwaite & Niranjan Francis are your Labour candidates in the council elections on Thursday 6th May. If elected your Labour candidates will be active and involved councillors who will work hard to resolve local issues, promote local causes and stand up for every local resident at Lambeth Town Hall.
In Gipsy Hill it’s a straight fight between Labour and the Tories. On Thursday you have a choice between re-electing a Labour council that has controlled Lambeth since 2006 or returning to the Liberal-Democrat & Tory coalition that ran Lambeth between 2002 and 2006.
Between 2002 and 2006 the Lib Dems and Tories hiked local council tax by 40%. Labour has frozen the council tax for the past few years and is committed to keeping it low if re-elected.
Under the Lib Dems & Tories Lambeth had the lowest spending on Youth Services of any London Borough and amongst the highest rate of youth crime. Labour has doubled spending on Youth Services and youth crime has fallen drastically.
Labour introduced our Neighbourhood Policing Team and will introduce a dedicated Borough-wide anti-social behaviour team under Police command if re-elected to run Lambeth. By contrast, Boris Johnson has already announced that he will cut local police by 450 officers.
Labour has doubled spending, from the low level under the Tories & Lib Dems, to repair our streets and pavements so that local roads can begin to be resurfaced and repaired.
Labour worked with local parents to build the Elmgreen school to tackle the huge shortage of school places under the Lib Dems & Tories. Labour has doubled the number of places at Kingswood from September 2010 and will build an extra primary school in West Norwood.
Lambeth is better run with Labour – we’ve stamped down on wasteful spending and directed money to frontline services that local people depend upon so that we can keep your council tax down.
Don’t put that progress at risk by letting the Tories and Lib Dems back in control of Lambeth: Vote for your three Labour candidates on May 6th.