I am proud of what Labour has achieved over the last four years. Despite a 50% cut to our funding from the Lib Dem - Tory Government we have made great strides in Lambeth.
We have kept council tax frozen for six years, attracted thousands of jobs into the borough, and supported our now thriving town centres and local businesses. We’ve delivered a hat trick of leisure centres in Clapham, Streatham and Norwood and brought many more council homes, roads and pavements up to a decent standard. We’ve enabled our young people to have a voice through the Young Lambeth Cooperative as well as looked after our most vulnerable citizens.
All of this doesn't just happen. It requires strong political leadership. Labour in Lambeth is ambitious for every Lambeth citizen. We want to provide opportunity to all and are committed to making decisions that are fair.
In contrast the Lib Dems and Tories prove time and again how heartless they are nationally and how hopeless they are locally. We know that if they had been in charge council tax would have rocketed as it did when they last ran the council, Streatham leisure centre would never have been built and the opportunities to get local jobs from local developments would have been squandered.
My pledge to you is that we will be fair to all and ambitious for everyone.
We want to work with you, to challenge the way we do things, to make sure we are providing value for money and, critically, to make sure we are providing the best for our communities and citizens.
Lambeth is a great borough – and together we can make it even better.
Leader of Lambeth Council