10 May 2010

Steve Reed thanks voters for re-electing Labour adminsitration

Council Leader Steve Reed writes
I would like to thank every resident who took the time to vote in the local and national elections on 6 May.

The results at the Town Hall were historic. For the first time in a generation the same party was elected to continue leading the council. I am honoured and humbled by the confidence so many local people have placed in us, and with the biggest turnout ever seen in a council election we have a powerful mandate to continue our work to improve local services in Lambeth.

New challenges will face us in the next four years. There is uncertainty nationally and funding for local services will be tighter, but we will work with the new national government to make sure we win the best possible deal for the people of Lambeth.

Our priority will be to protect frontline services, support the most vulnerable, keep making you safer, and work more closely with the people and communities who make up our borough so you get the services you want and need.

Over the last few weeks, candidates from all parties have had the opportunity to speak to thousands of local people. I know how proud you are of our borough, and I know where you want more help from your council in future. I am determined that we will deliver on the promises we have made.

We will make a quick start by launching the new Anti-Social Behaviour Squad within days because you told us you want more action to tackle nuisance behaviour that disrupts people's lives.

Our democracy is a precious thing. Whoever you voted for, thank you for taking part. I will ensure the council works harder than ever to support you with the high quality services you expect, and I will work with councillors of all parties to ensure we all serve you to the best of our ability.

Steve Reed
Leader of Lambeth Council

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