Your Forest Hill Candidates - Local Elections 2018
Who are we?
I have lived in the area for 30 years and went to school in the borough. During that time I have volunteered with local community groups and campaigned to improve our area. I have campaigned for better housing, for public transport improvements and for action on poor air quality. I feel very strongly that when the council consults local residents, it should be a genuine effort to understand how we feel about an issue rather than an exercise in confirming a decision that’s already been made. 53 of Lewisham's 54 councillors represent the Labour Party which is not good for anyone and that needs to change. If elected as a councillor for Forest Hill Ward I will fight to ensure that local voices are heard.
I have lived in this borough for more than ten years. I am passionate about improving mental health care and have worked for mental health charities; previous to that I worked in the public sector in tourism where I was part of a team helping to promote small businesses. Since moving to Forest Hill I have volunteered in the community and have campaigned locally on air pollution, for better access to public transport and to remain in the EU, along with other issues. I’m standing with my other Liberal Democrat colleagues in Forest Hill because I want to help build on the amazing community that we have here. I want to ensure our area is clean, safe and is environmentally progressive and to make sure that support is provided to those who need it, in health, housing and education.
My aim, if elected councillor, would be to serve the best interests of all the people of Forest Hill and to provide much needed opposition and gender balance on Lewisham Council. As a trained teacher, I have a longstanding commitment to Comprehensive Education, believing that it is impossible to make any other system fair. Working in London colleges as a lecturer in French, and English to Speakers of Other Languages, contact with refugees led me to campaign to help seekers of sanctuary. I campaigned against Brexit and welcomed the strong vote in this borough to remain in the EU. I moved to Sydenham in 2011 and spend some time looking after my four grandchildren, who all attend local Primary schools.
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