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Matthew Bennett & Jenny Brathwaite are your locally elected Labour councillors for Gipsy Hill ward. Our ward colleague Niranjan Francis sadly passed away on 23rd April 2016.

We were elected in May 2010 to represent you on Lambeth Council and to be available to try and help with any problems that you are having with the council. Gipsy Hill covers parts of West Norwood, West Dulwich and Upper Norwood (SE27, SE21 & SE19).

In 2014, along with our late colleague Niranjan Francis we were re-elected for another four year term.

Let us know about local issues that you’re concerned about or changes that you want to see in your area.  We work very closely with our local Member of Parliament, Helen Hayes.

We hold two drop-in advice surgeries a month, no appointment is necessary and we will do whatever we can to help you.

We are also out across the ward several times a month with a ‘mobile’ surgery where we come and knock on doors to see if there’s anything in the are you’d like to raise with us. Our fixed surgeries are:

2nd Friday of the month: 10am-11:30am, West Norwood Leisure Centre, SE27 with Helen Hayes MP

3rd Saturday of the month: 10-11am, Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill SE19

You can email your local councillors:

Matthew Bennett:

Jenny Brathwaite:

You can also contact Helen Hayes MP: Helen Hayes is your local Labour MP. Helen and her team take up thousands of cases a year on behalf of local people who come to her with a problem.

Helen’s contact details:

e-mail Helen:

Write to Helen: Helen Hayes MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Phone Helen’s Team: and leave a message on 0207 219 6971. Messages are checked regularly, and the line is answered between 12noon and 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays if you would like to speak to an adviser.


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