PLANET LAMBETH

If anyone wanted final proof that Cllr Lib Peck and her Lambeth Labour lemmings are living on another planet it came at Thursday night's election hustings in Vauxhall. Regular readers will be aware that within Lambeth council's Labour group dissent is not tolerated. So it was ironic that Supreme Leader Peck shared a table at … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH

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LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY IN LAMBETH HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SAYS COUNCILLOR “People pushed away again and again – libraries users completely ignored”

Levels of democracy in Lambeth council have declined "quite significantly" over the last four to six years, Cllr Rachel Heywood told the election hustings meeting at Vauxhall. "Decision making and alleged consultation have become tighter and tighter as the council have moved to a much more commercial control model - and excluded members of the … Continue reading LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY IN LAMBETH HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SAYS COUNCILLOR “People pushed away again and again – libraries users completely ignored”

OTHER POINTS FROM THE HUSTINGS MEETING:

PRIVATE EYE MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Highlighting the Private Eye magazine article which revealed some people on the Lambeth council payroll were being paid through their own 'management companies' 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers'  Cllr Scott Ainslie said that since April 2017 Lambeth council were responsible for their National Insurance and tax contributions. "They have not done so … Continue reading OTHER POINTS FROM THE HUSTINGS MEETING:

HUSTINGS: FROM THE GALLERY

The election hustings organised by People's Audit Lambeth were held in the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre (VGCC) Glasshouse Walk near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and ably chaired by the  Rev Steve Coulson, the vicar of St. Mark's Kennington. Cllr Scott Ainslie, the only Green on Lambeth council, fired the opening shots at Thursday night's election … Continue reading HUSTINGS: FROM THE GALLERY

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

News From Crystal Palace asked for and have been sent the following response by People's Audit Lambeth's Simon Morrow to Cllr Peck's comments about them made at last Thursday's election hustings: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed.) Of course if something is wrong we would correct it. The problem is that rather than … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

LAMBETHWATCH: ONE WEEK TO GO….(and even MORE nonsensical spin from Labour)

Defend the Ten posted on twitter: With only 1 whole week (+ 4 days) until the Local Election on May 3rd we are joined by Katie, Dan & 2yr old Bernadette. They have recently moved here all the way from Austin, Texas! Katie says ‘in moving my family overseas, I searched for a community, not … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ONE WEEK TO GO….(and even MORE nonsensical spin from Labour)

SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

Sensational allegations that senior Lambeth council officers have illegally been paid via their own  'management companies', 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers' to the council are made in this week's issue of Private Eye magazine. "This has the advantage, for the employee and the council, of reducing tax and national insurance bills considerably" says the article in … Continue reading SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

OSCAR WINNER BACKS GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES IN HERNE HILL…

Lambeth Green Party Retweeted Jonathan Bartley‏ @jon_bartley (Green party candidate - St Leonard's ward Lambeth - Ed.): Great to have local #HerneHill resident (and Oscar winner) Mark Rylance supporting our council candidates! Pictured (from left) are the three Green party candidates for Herne Hill: Nick Christian, , Becca Thackray and Matt Reynolds.

…BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

Lambeth council cabinet members were among 29 Labour councillors who signed a letter calling on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to quit. Cabinet members Matthew Bennett, Jim Dickson, Jane Edbrooke and Mohammed Seedat signed the petition along with overview and scrutiny committee chairman Ed Davie and chief whip Paul Gadsby. (Readers of Lambeth Labour's boroughwide leaflet … Continue reading …BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

Lambeth council have banned a leading campaigner of the Lambeth childrens homes abuse scandal from attending any further council meetings – and from meeting any councillors or staff. The move follows last December's stormy meetings of both the cabinet and council at Kennington Oval cricket ground. The council meeting ended up being held behind closed … Continue reading LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER