Luke Murphy was elected as a councillor for Gipsy Hill in the by-election on 9th June 2016 following the sad death of Cllr Niranjan Francis.
Luke has lived in South London his whole life and has deep roots in the area. His nan lived in a council flat on the Berridge Road estate by Gipsy Hill station for 20 years and was chair of her local Tenants’ Association. As a child Luke was dropped off at his nan’s every morning while his mum went to work and he has many happy memories from the area.
Labour has a strong track record of delivering improvements in the local area: investing in council homes with new windows, kitchens and bathrooms for Lambeth tenants, roads resurfaced, pavements relaid, all three of our outstanding primary schools expanded so local children can go to a local school, and the future secured for the Upper Norwood Library.
During the by-election Luke campaigned on promises to:
- Get the West Norwood Picturehouse open and the Library reopened with a full professional library staff by 2017.
- Deliver a better train service for commuter’s by working with London’s new Labour mayor Sadiq Khan to speed up adding West Norwood and Gipsy Hill to the London Overground network.
- Take tough action on flytipping, littering and dog fouling, and continue to invest in our roads and pavements to make our streets cleaner and smarter.
Contact Luke: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I’m really honoured to have been elected to represent a community that I know so well. I will work hard over the next few years for local people, listening to your concerns and delivering investment in our streets and services.”