21 April 2014

Vassall Labour launches its key pledges for local area

The Vassall Labour team - Jacqui Dyer, Cllr Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - have launched their pledges for our local area ahead of this year's council elections on Thursday, 22 May.

The team, who recently called for the Bedroom Tax to be scrapped in a letter to the South London Press, have committed to a series of campaign pledges that they will carry out if elected. These are:

1. Keeping residents safe by fighting against cuts to local policing and clamping down on irresponsible off licenses on Brixton Road.

2. Improving our community by battling for extra investment to make our roads, pavements and parks better -  following on from the successful campaign to keep the Minet library open and winning over £100,000 worth of new investment from Lambeth's Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme.

3. Campaigning for better housing conditions for local people and standing up for residents against bad private sector landlords.

These pledges form part of Lambeth Labour's manifesto for the elections, which includes a commitment to freeze council tax for a sixth successive year and giving young people the best start in life by offering free breakfasts in all of the borough's primary schools. You can read Lambeth Labour's plans here.

Talking about Labour's three candidates for the May elections, local MP Kate Hoey:

"I am pleased to give my full support to Paul, Jacqui and Annie. Jacqui and Annie are keen to build on the good work already carried out by Paul and they will be a strong team. I look forward to their election as Councillors and hope local people will support them"

If you want to show your support for Vassall and Lambeth Labour's pledges you can sign up to back them here.

Kate Hoey MP, Cllr Paul Gadsby, Annie Gallop, Jacqui Dyer & Lambeth Labour Leader Lib Peck

Vassall Labour's candidates for the May elections

Jacqui Dyer has been a leading force in championing resident’s views on the Myatt’s North regeneration project as chair of the local resident’s group, especially making sure local people get the best from the project. She is co-chair of Lambeth’s Black Health and Wellbeing Commission.

Cllr Paul Gadsby has been a committed local community activist for years, helping to organise public meetings on welfare reforms, roving councillor surgeries and getting new resident groups off the ground. If re-elected he wants to campaign for improved green spaces and better
housing for local people.

Annie Gallop has lived in the area for 20 years and is a former chair of the Cowley estate tenant’s organisation. Annie has had a long track record of supporting local residents. She helped found the Cowley Food Farm, an award winning local project, and is a former school trustee.